Industry News

“The Heavies” – winners revealed

The Heavies 2015 Awards ceremony, hosted by TV celebrity Quentin Willson, took place at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground on 27th March. An impressive line-up of well known personalities from the world of heavy haulage saw the highly deserving winners presented with their trophies. The full list of winners is: Job of the Year – CAT 1 Stewart International Transport Job of …

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Duel documentary investment sought

There can’t be many of our readers who have never watched the iconic trucking film, Duel. What many won’t know is just how significant Duel was in the history of film making, not just as Steven Spielberg’s first offering. Now, a group of British enthusiasts are planning to make a documentary on the story behind the film and the cult …

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The Heavies 2015 Awards shortlist published

The shortlist for the Heavies 2015 Awards has been announced. Andy Adams, editor of HeavyTorque magazine, said: “The enthusiasm for the Heavies has been tremendous. The standard of entries was extremely high and has caused considerable debate amongst our judging panel. The team at HeavyTorque are looking forward to welcoming the industry to what will be the first annual celebration …

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“Exchanging Places” film launched

The Metropolitan Police has joined up with tipper operator Day Group to produce a short video in which a truck driver and a cyclist change places to view the dangers of cycling from each other’s perspective.

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50mph HGV limit heading to A9

Scotland’s Minister for Transport and Veterans, Keith Brown MSP, has announced today that he is proposing a 50mph HGV speed limit trial on the single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and Inverness. Assuming the necessary legislation is approved on schedule, the 3-year trial will begin next spring, and will run alongside the introduction of average speed cameras on …

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Volvo FH is Truck of the Year

Volvo Trucks’ new FH has been elected International Truck of the Year 2014 by a group of 25 senior commercial vehicle journalists, representing 25 magazines throughout Europe with a total readership of more than 700,000 transport operators. The prestigious award was handed over to Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, during the COMTRANS commercial vehicle show in Moscow.

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EC call for Driver CPC consultation

Given where we’re at today, It may seem hard to believe that the legislation behind the Driver CPC is a decade old, but the the EC has just put out a call for consultation for a 10-year review. If you have views on the future of the scheme, and it would seem most have, this is your only chance to …

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M6 Toll: “no pass – no free passage”

The RHA has acted to dispel the belief circulating that all trucks will be allowed to use the M6 Toll motorway free of charge during July. The truth is that it only applies to RHA members who registered in advance. Pete Cleaver, Midland Expressway Director of Tolling Operations said: “All RHA members who registered for this offer before the closing …

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Joint effort to combat Blackwall Tunnel truck offenders

Transport for London, the Metropolitan Police and VOSA have joined forces in a major clampdown on problems caused by trucks in the Blackwall Tunnel. Currently, enforcement measures are only taken where the operator is identifiable from its livery. In future, all commercial vehicles involved in breakdowns and overheight collisions within the tunnel will now be passed on to VOSA for …

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Driver First Assist lifesaving project launched

Truck & Driver is proud to be the media partner of Driver First Assist, publicly launched at the CV Show. DFA is a new initiative intended to train truck drivers in how to deal with any road traffic accidents that they may come across. It’s the brainchild of industry stalwart David Higginbottom, with the support of leading organisations representing the …

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