The Industry Prepares for Driver and Mechanic Shortages

A driver shortage in the haulage work industry is a concern that has been looming for a number of years. The FTA recently released its 2019 Logistics Report and has made a prediction that as well as drivers, mechanics, technicians and fitters will al

Transport Committee Requests Long-Term Funding to Rid Roads of Potholes

The Transport Committee has launched a bid to secure a five-year funding plan commitment from the Department of Transport (DfT) to rid the UK of the potholes that have become a peril to drivers performing haulage work up and down the country.

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The Importance of Standardised LGV Instructor Training

If you’ve got a job in haulage work, presumably you know a thing or two about driving large goods vehicles (LGVs). The question is: do you know the credentials of the person that taught you how to drive them? While many organisations offer LGV instru

Lorry Listening: Audiobooks that Hauliers will Love

Long, irregular hours at the wheel are often a big part of doing haulage work. The career can be incredibly rewarding in a lot of ways, offering a chance to work with a range of clients around the country and internationally, in a sector crucial to t

All About the 2019 Motor Transport Awards: Part Two

Those in the business of haulage work likely already know about the Motor Transport Awards – after all, they’re just about the biggest awards ceremony in the logistics industry. However, if you’re unfamiliar with them, we’ll give you a bit of backgro

The Impact of ULEZ: How Are London’s Hauliers Travelling?

One of the biggest potential changes for UK haulage work is the introduction of ultra-low emissions zones (ULEZs). Though there is only one currently in operation, covering the same area as the London Congestion Charge (LCC), expansions are planned,

Calls to Incentivise the Fuel Rebate Scheme

Haulage work is always changing, with new technologies, competition and government regulations all driving innovation. Recently, special pressure has come from increased concerns over climate crisis. While these challenges must be met, solutions cann

The Biggest Loads Transported by HGV Drivers

We might not like saying it, but – in haulage work at least – bigger is often better. Whether you’re an old hand or a newcomer to the industry, there’s something undeniably impressive about moving truly huge loads. In this article, we’ll look at one

Look Smart, Be Smart: Hi Vis for Haulage Work

There are plenty of things you need to keep in mind when you take on a career doing haulage work. Delivery times and expectations, timing breaks and rerouting if needs be – all on top of the basic need to keep an eye on the road and operate your vehi

A Cashless Craze: The Future of Payments on the Road

It won’t have escaped your notice that our world is moving very quickly towards being one that no longer deals in cash, and those of us in haulage work will soon have no option but to keep up with the times and go cashless. After all, using digital t