Truck & Driver news

New Operation Stack plans announced by government

New plans for ‘Operation Stack’ have been unveiled by the government, ahead of a public consultation on a permanent solution. The plans, unveiled by Roads Minister Jesse Norman, will allow traffic to travel in both directions between junctions 8 and 9 of the M20 while trucks are being queued for the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel. That means drivers can …

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Thousands more truck parking spaces to address shortages, government survey finds

A government survey has found that the number of trucks parking overnight across England is increasing, but that parking provision is not keeping up with that demand and thousands more spaces are needed to address the shortages that mean drivers have to park in laybys or industrial estates. In the month-long survey, prepared for the Department for Transport and Highways …

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Daf to build first all-electric CFs for urban operation

Truck manufacturer Daf is to release a CF tractor unit into operation with a number of customers in mainland Europe later this year. In this development, Daf is partnering with Dutch technology company VDL Groep, which is known for its work on electric buses. The CF Electric is a 4×2 tractor unit developed for up to 40 ton distribution applications …

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Truckstop warns drivers of risk of suffering a stroke

Truck drivers stopping at the Chippenham Pit Stop are being warned of the risk of suffering a stroke, and given tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle to reduce that risk. A poster and leaflet campaign is ongoing throughout May at the Chippenham Pit Stop just off Junction 17 of the M5 in Wiltshire, to coincide with National Stroke …

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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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