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From the latest truck launches from the likes of Scania, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and DAF, to heart-warming stories  that show why driving a truck for a living is the best job in the world, Truckanddriver.co.uk has it all. We also bring you the latest changes to the rules and regulations that affect you on (and off) the road – and, of course, all the latest developments from the best truck festival in Britain – Convoy in the Park.

Show truck winners from Truckfest Peterborough announced

The winners of the 14 show truck categories at Truckfest Peterborough have been announced, with one operator scooping three awards. More than 2000 trucks attended Truckfest Peterborough over 6-7 May, as the thousands of people who went enjoyed record-breaking May Day bank holiday temperatures. Renault Trucks brought the Red Hot Chilli Pipers to entertain the audience on their stand and …

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Caravan smash to return to Convoy in the Park

The caravan smash is returning to Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, after the success of the event last year. This event is for anyone who has ever been annoyed by a caravan and sat thinking of ever-inventive ways of getting rid of it as you’re stuck behind it. On both days, unsuspecting caravans will be …

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Barbershop opens at truckstop on the A1

Finding somewhere to get a haircut when you’re out on the road can be difficult, so to address this a barber shop for truck drivers has opened at the A1 near Grantham. The BarberStop is situated in the A1 Truck Stop Diner in Colsterworth and is open from Monday to Saturday, including a special late evening service to cater for …

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Checks could prevent tyre-related deaths say Highways England

Up to 75% of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks, according to new research by Highways England and tyre company Bridgestone. More than 30 people were killed or seriously injured in motorway accidents in 2016 due to illegal or faulty tyres. But an 18-month study says commuters, commercial drivers and other …

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DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme launched

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme has been officially launched after a successful year long pilot scheme involving more than 60 operators. DVSA earned recognition is a new way for organisations with lorries, buses and coaches to prove they meet driver and vehicle standards. Operators regularly share performance information with DVSA, such as their MOT initial …

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Outback truckers coming to Truckfest

Truckfest Peterborough, which will be held on 6-7 May at Peterborough Showground, will feature two of the stars of the Outback Truckers TV series, along with a host of other events. The stars appearing will be Glen ‘Yogi’ Kendall and Steve ‘The Outback Legend’ Grahame – both featured heavily in season 5 of the show. Meanwhile, Truckfest favourite and Ice …

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