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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.

Eating competitions coming to Convoy in the Park

Eating competitions have been a staple of festivals in the US for many years, but are becoming increasingly popular in the UK – and visitors will get the chance to see it for themselves at Convoy in the Park. There will be two eating challenges at Convoy in the Park – chili eating and a bush tucker trial. The chili …

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Caravan destruction action planned for Convoy in the Park

Ever been annoyed by a caravan on the road? Ever sat thinking of ever-inventive ways of getting rid of it as you’re stuck behind it? Then Convoy in the Park could have just the event for you. Convoy in the Park, which will be held at Donington Park on July 22-23, is celebrating everything to do with trucks, drivers and …

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Twenty-five show truck categories announced for Convoy in the Park

The forthcoming Convoy in the Park festival at Donington Park on July 22-23 will have 25 show truck categories for participants to compete in, it has been announced. The categories cover working and show trucks, as well as classic and American trucks. The categories full list of categories is as follows: • Best owner operator (sole trader) working show truck • Best …

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Campaign launched to encourage more women to become HGV drivers

A campaign has been launched that aims to encourage more women to get into the haulage profession and become HGV drivers. The HerGV campaign, launched by Midland Expressway Ltd – operator of the M6toll – in partnership with the Road Haulage Assocation (RHA) and Pertemps, will run until September. It seeks to highlight the benefits of a career as a …

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Truck drivers receive stroke information at Chippenham Pit Stop

Truck drivers calling at the Chippenham Pit Stop just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire during this will ‘see purple’ as part of a month of activities to raise awareness of strokes. The Stroke Association has chosen purple as part of its wider awareness raising month. At the Pit Stop, staff wearing a splash of purple are giving …

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FTA calls on next government to help, not hinder the freight industry

The next government must support logistics businesses to enable them to reduce vehicle emissions and cope with the transition to Clean Air Zone regulations, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA). This support should include helping to develop the market in alternatively fueled vehicles, rather than just ramping up taxes on diesel owners, which would crush economic growth and drive …

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Number of serious accidents involving trucks falling, but more needs to be done to improve safety, report finds

The number of serious road accidents involving trucks is falling, but the safety of vulnerable road users needs to be improved, a report has found. Volvo Trucks’ 2017 Traffic Safety Report reports that about 35% of people suffering serious injuries or fatalities in accidents involving heavy trucks are vulnerable road users. With the increasing pace of urbanisation and more people …

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Distracted truck driver who killed pensioner has jail sentence increased

A truck driver who caused a crash that killed a pensioner has had his jail sentence increased by the Court of Appeal after judges found that his original sentence was too lenient. In the run-up to the crash, Joseph David Smith had been sending and receiving text messages on his mobile phone – with the last message sent 43 seconds …

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