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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, 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.

Truck drivers warned of summer of ‘migrant mayhem’ ahead at Calais

Truck drivers going through the Port of Calais this summer could face attack and the risk of people trying to board their lorry as they try to make it into the UK, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned. Richard Burnett made this warning after a fact-finding trip to Calais on 23-24 March with journalists from …

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RHA welcomes government u-turn over increase in NI contributions for self-employed

The government has abandoned its plans to increase National Insurance (NI) contributions for self-employed people, Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced. The u-turn – coming just a week after the measure was announced in the Budget – has been welcomed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), who said it would have had a serious adverse impact on owner-drivers. If the plan …

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We’ve got ourselves a Convoy!

Truck driving is not a job for the faint hearted, but it’s fair to say that most who enter profession, whether they’ll admit it or not, actually do really enjoy it – or at least the vast majority of it. We often hear of drivers having ‘diesel in their veins’ and many drivers find it hard to come off the …

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In the January 2017 issue of Truck & Driver….

The January 2017 issue of Truck & Driver is now on sale! Inside: Andrew Thorpe’s Volvo FH13.500 Globetrotter is our Ed’s Choice – and this smart rigid runs alongside am ERF M-series which is still in regular use. Find out how this odd couple works so well side by side. An old Volvo F88 that used to tour with The …

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Biglorryblog: T&D on holidays

T&Ds editor never stops working even on his summer holidays he took time to send  this note to BLB   Like many parents, I dread the school holidays for one reason – the price of holiday cottages shoots up to double or more what is charged for renting them during term times. However, I struck lucky recently when I got …

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NEWS: Motis opens new Dover truck stop

MOTIS are pleased to announce the completion of phase 1 of this ambitious project with the opening of their new driver amenities at their Freight Clearance & Truckstop facility in Dover. The MOTIS Dover Facility now includes wet-rooms, new toilet blocks, Launderette, Food and drink vending machines, gaming machines, convenience store, cinema TV lounge, Sky and BT sports, free wifi, …

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