Category Archives for Haulage

How to prepare your vehicle for bad weather conditions

Nov
27

With ice on the roads seemingly becoming more frequent, the severe weather the winter can bring has become more apparent. The potential challenges drivers can face are many, as drivers can find themselves stuck on even the most familiar of roads. Here are some tips for winter driving for drivers trying to make their deliveries […]

Hard Shoulder

Highways Agency to open up use of hard shoulders

Nov
4

In a potentially beneficial move for Road Hauliers and motorists in general, The Highways Agency (HA) has announced they will temporarily be opening up the hard shoulders of certain areas of motorways to road users.One of the areas involved is the stretch between junctions 19 and 20 on the M4 near Bristol. The trial period […]

ecotax

French Ecotax could cause chaos for UK hauliers

Oct
28

The French authorities are planning to introduce a new Ecotax from the 1st January 2014 for any vehicle using the French national road (N’ Road) network. The Road tax will affect all freight vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, and could affect a significant number of UK based hauliers. The charges will be levied in […]

hgv road safety

Department for Transport encourages haulage, freight, and similar enterprises to study safety techniques.

Oct
11

With a large proportion of Britain’s supply chain made up of small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging any organisation working with small businesses to help spread the road safety message, and has the backing of the Department for Transport. Brake wants to achieve this through a series of […]

Top Tips For Staying Awake Whilst Driving Long Distance

Aug
12

When anybody is considering, or having to drive long distance it is very common to become tired, especially night time driving after a long day. Other then pulling over in a safe area and having a nap, what other alternatives are there to stay awake whilst driving? Take a look at the following top tips […]

Healthy Breakfast Alternatives For Truck Drivers

Aug
9

How many times have you been told that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? If the answer to this is plenty then the reason for this is that it’s true. By eating a healthy balanced breakfast it actually helps you to make healthier choices throughout the rest of the day. An ideal […]

Driver Medicals – The Facts

Aug
7

If you’re considering becoming a lorry driver then you will need to go through either a HGV medical or an LGV medical, which is the standard medical that’s required for most people that are looking to drive a lorry. Medicals aren’t just required for lorry drivers, they relate to anybody who has a group 2 […]

From Trucks To Rail Freight And Compilation CD’s, As Well As Much More

Jul
31

If you ask most people in the UK population to name a famous Truck haulage company the main answer that you will get will most notably be Eddie Stobart. But what most people don’t know is that since the start of Eddie Stobart, it’s now branched out from Truck haulage and is now known as […]

Highway Code – The Facts

Jul
24

With UK driving theory and practical tests becoming increasingly difficult to pass, a starter point for any body looking to take the initial theory test is a lot of hours study on the highway code. As with any tests taken, as long as you put plenty of hours revision in then you should be able […]

News Round-up – Road Freight

Jul
17

It’s no secret that Scotland is seeking independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, but the coalition government has warned Scottish hauliers today that independence could cost significantly. Should Scotland achieve independence logistics firms could end up paying up to £1,000 per annum, just to make deliveries over the border. The government is planning […]