Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

No customs checks at Dover post-Brexit, says Transport Secretary

There will be no customs checks at the port of Dover after the UK has left the European Union, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. Speaking last night [15 March] on BBC1’s Question Time, Grayling said that it would be “unrealistic” to make physical checks on trucks once the UK has left the UK. Grayling’s comments come after several warnings …

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Truck driver praised by police for preventing serious motorway collision

A truck driver has been praised by Somerset & Avon Police for her actions that saved the life of another driver and prevented a major collision from occurring on the M5 by safely directing an out-of-control vehicle onto the hard shoulder. Dawn Leonard, 52, a driver for DHL, was travelling northbound on the M5 between J25 (Taunton) and J24 (Bridgwater) …

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First bands announced to play at Convoy in the Park

The first bands confirmed to be playing at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July have been announced – a mix of crowd-pleasing covers bands and rock acts. Among the bands playing on Saturday 21 July are Scottish rock trio The King Lot. Described as melodic with a hard rock edge, the band straddles a few rock …

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New truck stop opens in Scunthorpe

A new truck stop in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire has opened; with 24/7 secure parking for more than 100 trucks. Scunthorpe Truck Stop on Woodhouse Road, opposite British Steel and just off the M180, also has facilities including a drivers’ lounge, toilets and showers. Free Wi-Fi is available. A café, truck wash and fuel facilities will be opening soon. The Truck …

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Picture Post: Stuart Nicol Transport Scania T580 V8 by Chris Newton

Picture Post: This stunning Scania T580 V8, belonging to Stuart Nicol Transport of Shotts, Lanarkshire, was snapped at Charnock Richard Services on the M6 in Lancashire recently by Chris Newton. Picture Post appears in every issue of Truck & Driver, as well as on the website and on Instagram. Every picture published in the magazine receives a £10 high street …

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Crumbling roads blamed for spike in pothole-related breakdowns

A spike in pothole-related breakdowns since the recent severe weather has been blamed on a lack of investment by the government in the road network in recent years. The RAC has responded to an average of 218 call-outs per day between Sunday 4 March and Tuesday 6 March, compared with 104 per day in the previous month, according to the …

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Drivers convicted over fatal M1 crash

Two truck drivers have been convicted over a crash on the M1 that killed eight people on 26 August last year. A minibus carrying 11 tourists, which was heading to London, had stopped behind a truck that had stopped in the inside lane of the M1 near Newport Pagnell. It was waiting with its hazard lights on to go round …

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