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Police now using an Undercover HGV to catch law breaking motorists!

2018-07-16T16:02:18+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Police now using an Undercover HGV to catch law breaking motorists! Since the Central Motorway Policing Group took over patrols patrols on the A500 D-Road between Hansford and Alsager, they have started a new crack down which see's them using a Mercedes HGV to catch motorists using their phones and other devices whilst driving. [...]

More HGV insurance Money Saving Tips

2018-07-11T09:53:58+00:00May 9th, 2018|

HGV insurance money saving tips One major expense for HGV fleet operators is the cost of insurance. The bare minimum insurance cover you must have in place for an HGV is third-party insurance. Third-party cover ensures that anyone who is injured or whose property is damaged as a result of the way in which [...]

Pressure to reduce motorway service pump prices

2018-07-09T09:17:57+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Pressure to reduce motorway service pump prices It’s well known that filling up at a motorway service station is considerably more expensive than filling up your tank elsewhere, so we’re sure that the industry will welcome the news that the Competition and Markets Authority is considering a government request to look into the high [...]

The demonisation of diesel

2018-07-28T10:28:57+00:00May 1st, 2018|

The demonisation of diesel Since the beginning of 2017, the market has seen a decline in the number of new diesel registrations by nearly 25%, according to statistics from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Performance-wise, new diesel cars in 2017 emitted around 12% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than equivalent models. This, [...]

Will self-driving HGVs lead to job losses?

2018-07-09T09:34:08+00:00April 13th, 2018|

Will self-driving HGVs lead to job losses? Trials for self-driving cars and HGVs have started in the UK, but they have not been without controversy. With multiple fatalities having occurred with self-driving cars in the U.S. it is clear that we are still some way off a complete overhaul. Looking forward, however, it is [...]

Why it’s important to check your Lorry trailer every day

2018-07-11T10:03:46+00:00March 26th, 2018|

Why it's important to check your Lorry trailer every day It is vital that you check your HGV trailer every day. This is not only to ensure the safety and security of your vehicle, but it is also a requirement of UK law, as in accordance with the DVSA, and with your Lorry insurance [...]

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system

2018-07-11T10:04:00+00:00March 20th, 2018|

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system Intelligent Telematics has announced that Commercial Vehicle Show in April will see the launch of its new 3G multi-camera system that offers complete evidence for use in fleet insurance claims. Perfect launch choice The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport [...]

Vandalism is costing British drivers billions

2018-07-11T10:04:44+00:00February 7th, 2018|

Vandalism is costing British drivers billions According to latest figures unearthed following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, vandalism to vehicles is more than a mere inconvenience; it's a billion-pound-a-year problem. The released information revealed that vandalism to vehicles during 2017 cost approximately £1.9 billion, and there are no indications as of yet that [...]

Why HGV Insurance Premiums are Increasing

2018-07-11T10:05:19+00:00December 10th, 2017|

Why HGV Insurance Premiums are Increasing For quite some time now, the cost of insurance has been steadily rising. However, in Q1 of 2017, they rose fairly rapidly. Private car insurance has been reported to be up by about a 3rd with commercial insurance premiums being up around 16%. These are quite significant increases [...]

What options are there for Lorry insurance?

2018-07-11T10:05:35+00:00November 22nd, 2017|

What options are there for Lorry Insurance? If you’re looking to invest in a Lorry or hire one for a job, you’ll need to understand the different types of insurance available to you. This simple guide will help you to understand the different options and get the right level of cover. What types of [...]

Could self-drive HGVs result in job losses?

2018-07-11T10:05:51+00:00November 13th, 2017|

Could self-drive HGVs result in job losses? We've already reported that trials of self-driving HGV on UK roads have been given the go ahead. In fact, the Government has committed to a huge £8.1 million investment in the scheme. Road users can expect driverless lorries to be amongst the first autonomous vehicles on the [...]

Reducing your HGV Insurance Costs

2018-07-11T10:06:06+00:00October 29th, 2017|

Reducing your HGV Insurance Costs Running a haulage business of any size is costly. The rewards are there but keeping your costs down are essential. There are many posts out there on helping reduce the costs of your HGV. When it comes to you needing to compare cheap hgv insurance, there are few things [...]

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

2018-07-11T10:06:19+00:00October 29th, 2017|

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea Living in a faster paced society, and commonly having to work harder for our money than we did 10 years ago. Many people look at their insurance as a quick way to make some money when the smallest of accidents happen. With people being quicker [...]

Totals Engine Oil Receives OEN Approval

2018-07-11T10:06:35+00:00October 15th, 2017|

Totals Engine Oil Receives OEN Approval International oil producer Total, has announced that one of its products, the Rubia TIR 9900 5W-30 has been accepted by and approved by Scania with an LDF-4 Approval. The oil is industry leading with a whole range of benefits including engine protection, excellent anti wear performance, first rate [...]

Tips on keeping your HGV Cargo safe

2018-07-11T10:07:01+00:00August 30th, 2017|

Tips on keeping your HGV Cargo safe HGV Drivers and Haulage Firms carry 1000's of pounds worth of cargo on UK roads every single day of the year. As a lorry driver, have you ever stopped to consider the value of the cargo that you are carrying? Each day a small percentage of that [...]

Self Drive HGV’s to be trialled in the UK

2018-09-20T15:45:31+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Self Drive HGV's to be trialled in the UK The government has announced that partially driverless lorries or small conveys will be tried on UK roads by the end of next year. The Netherlands has already trialled this technology on a small convey where the lead truck had control of the second. The Transport [...]

FTA Announce that European Workers are Crucial to UK’s freight and Logistics Sector

2018-10-12T08:59:25+00:00July 18th, 2017|

FTA Announce that European Workers are Crucial to UK’s freight and Logistics Sector In a recent statement issued by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the reliance on workers from the European Union has been highlighted, as the association warns that a reduction in EU workers could signal freight and logistics sectors grinding to a [...]

RHA Condemn “outdated” Fines System

2018-09-26T11:44:18+00:00July 3rd, 2017|

RHA Condemn “outdated” Fines System Figures released this year show an increase of 12 per cent in the number of fines that were issued to any haulage operator found to be carrying illegal migrants on, or in their vehicles. Richard Burnett, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) said: “These latest figures [...]

Roadside Emissions Tests for HGV’s

2018-09-26T11:43:50+00:00July 1st, 2017|

HGV Roadside Emissions Tests Starting August 2017, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that they will start commencing with roadside emissions checks on lorries. These checks are a part of a renewed effort to crack down on lorry drivers who try to avoid vehicle emissions regulations, and hope to improve the [...]

Driverless Freight Trucks – A Careful Transition

2018-09-26T11:37:58+00:00June 9th, 2017|

Driverless Freight Trucks – A Careful Transition With all the surrounding speculation and opinions on driverless vehicles already apparent, the move to introducing driverless freight trucks will have to be managed carefully by governments. Although the concept of driverless trucks makes us feel as though we are finally living in a future reminiscent of [...]

Dismal Pay Forces Ikea Truckers to Live Out of Their Cab for Weeks at a Time

2018-09-26T11:34:51+00:00March 17th, 2017|

Dismal Pay Forces Ikea Truckers to Live Out of Their Cab for Weeks at a Time A recent investigation launched by the BBC into Ikea’s haulage network has revealed the shocking circumstances of many of its drivers. The investigation found evidence that truckers are paid as little as £3 an hour, meaning that they [...]

Difference between HGV or LGV Licences

2018-10-12T08:59:49+00:00January 16th, 2017|

Difference between HGV or LGV Licences If you are looking to gain either a HGV licence or LGV licence, you main have found yourself coming across many other industry terms also used to refer to the same thing. Many new drivers starting out in the industry often struggle to work out what licence they [...]

Self-Driving Haulage Trucks

2018-09-26T12:09:56+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Self-Driving Haulage Trucks Uber has swept the nation since 2011 when the company’s international expansion phase began. Since then we have seen the Uber driver cause numerous problems for the traditional taxi driver, especially in the capital city of London, where the telegraph reported that a one mile journey in an Uber can be [...]

What to look out for when insuring your classic lorry

2018-10-12T08:55:19+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

What to look out for when insuring your Classic Lorry Your classic lorry is your pride and joy, whether you take it to classic vehicle rallies at the weekend, use it for work or usually tinker with it in your garden. So you need to ensure that it’s covered should the worst happen and [...]

Demand for telematics equipment increasing as people realise cost benefits

2018-10-12T08:53:26+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Demand for telematics equipment increasing as people realise cost benefits If you are responsible for vehicle fleet insurance, chances are that you are aware of the benefits of telematics. Telematics equipment can be installed into the vehicles of drivers to monitor various aspects of their driving, such as speed, any sudden movements, braking and [...]

HGV insurance: what you need to know

2018-09-20T14:50:02+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

HGV Insurance: what you need to know If you are a heavy goods vehicle driver, you will understand the importance of getting the right insurance at a good price. The term HGV covers a multitude of trucks with a range of capabilities doing a multitude of different jobs, so it’s important that the HGV insurance [...]

Uncertainty for haulers using the Calais route

2018-10-12T08:52:33+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

Uncertainty for haulers using the Calais route Due to the recent surge in migrant activity on the route from Calais to Dover, the danger associated with the journey has increased and thus, there are reports that insurance for drivers taking this route has also increased. However the consequences of the migrant crisis in Calais [...]

HGV Drivers and new laws on drug influenced driving

2018-10-12T09:01:08+00:00March 10th, 2015|

HGV Drivers and new laws on drug influenced driving The dangers of driving after alcohol are well known. Now, new laws on driving while under the influence of drugs, which came into force at the beginning of March, have strong implications for anyone involved in driving HGV or road freight vehicles. Drugs may present [...]

Is Your Trucking Technology Covered by Your Lorry Insurance?

2018-10-12T08:50:53+00:00November 17th, 2014|

Is Your Trucking Technology Covered by Your Lorry Insurance? Freighting cargo nationwide is a colossal operation and more trucking firms are installing state of the art technology to their vehicles in order to maximise efficiency.  Such equipment may not be covered by certain insurance deals and modernistic firms could be running a bit of [...]

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