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Gritter Lorries – The Unsung Heroes of Winter

At this moment, gritter lorries are making their rounds across England, Scotland and Wales, battling to make the roads a safer place for determined motorists. In reaction to the cold snap and sudden snowfall, the gritter lorries have been out in full force for days. And if you spot a gritter lorry out and about, […]

The Regulations Around HGV Driving in the UK

HGV safety concerns have once again been making headlines after a collision between 2 lorries and a mini-bus resulted in 8 casualties. But the regulations around HGV driving have always been strict – more so than most people realise. So we thought we out to go over what regulations are in place to keep both […]

Let’s Talk About Mental Health In HGV Drivers

HGV drivers are the lifeblood of the UK industry – there are no two ways about it. And with drivers being in such shortage, maintaining a strong and healthy workforce to drive the haulage industry is essential to success. So as an employer, you should be doing all you can to ensure their health stays […]

Time to Consider a Change of Career

Making the decision to start a career in HGV driving can be fulfilling, challenging and rewarding for the right type of person. It’s a big step outside of the usual 9-5 routine and will see you travelling across the country and even overseas to visit new places and help businesses thrive. But why would you […]

Answering The HGV Emissions Problem

For a long time now, HGV’s have been blamed for the high levels of emissions on the UK’s roads. And to be honest, they are right. While there are more cars on the roads than HGV’s, those cars are rarely travelling as much as HGV’s do, and with millions of fleets travelling billions of miles […]

Sleeping In Your Cab Could Cost You £300

HGV driving is an incredibly rewarding career path. But it can also come with its own set of challenges, the biggest of which is combatting tired and exhausted drivers who have been on the road for hours. But the thing is, sometimes isn’t about just adding in more breaks – it’s about ensuring that the […]

The Wait Is Over – The Tesla HGV Is Here!

In our last blog post, we talked about the possibilities of electric HGV’s. More to the point, how they were a bit like busses. But the race is finally over, and Tesla have unveiled their all electric, futuristic HGV. And honestly, it’s blown us away. Their concept design has made it through production with barely […]

5 Ways To Keep Your HGV Safe This Winter

When you’re driving something as big and heavy as a HGV, it can be easy to forget just how dangerous the roads can be. Especially in winter, when the roads are icy and covered in wet, slippery leaves. But all across the country, people are depending on you to deliver their Christmas presents in time […]

The Future Is Electric

They’ve not even been released yet, but already it seems as though electric HGV’s are like buses. You wait forever for one, and then 2 come along at the same time! Yes, it’s been an interesting few weeks in the world of HGV’s, with the best still to come. First came the announcement of the […]

Using Technology To Detect Tiredness – And Save Lives

Driver tiredness is one of the biggest threats on our roads at the moment. Driver tiredness claims thousands of lives every year – more than drink driving. If you don’t believe us, consider this:   Almost 20% of major accidents on the road are sleep-related Sleep-related accidents are more likely than others to result in […]