Tag Archives: Truck & Driver

Why it is good to talk about mental health

Mental ill health is still largely a taboo subject among truck drivers – but it shouldn’t be. By keeping it all in, thousands of drivers could not be accessing help for their conditions – and suffering unnecessarily as a result, says T&D’s editor, Dan Parton. Recent statistics from mental health charity Mind showed that 30% of self-reported work-related illness in …

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Truck driver caught smuggling cigarettes jailed

A truck driver who was caught smuggling 1.8 million cigarettes into Dover has been given a two-year prison sentence. Mariusz Chorazy, 54, was arrested by Border Force officers at Dover Eastern Docks on 30 August 2013 after eight pallets of non-duty paid ‘MG’ brand cigarettes were found hidden within legitimate freight from Switzerland. The cigarettes would have evaded £404,000 in …

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Truck drivers urged to check their blood pressure

Truck drivers will be asked about their blood pressure at Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire from 18-24 September to coincide with National Blood Pressure Awareness Week. The slogan of the week is ‘know your numbers’ – and urges people to find out what their blood pressure is and take action to maintain it at a healthy level. Drivers overnighting at …

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The Good Life

Shrewsbury-based haulier Chris Good is the lucky man to put the first new Scania S-series, an S500, on English roads. We go to Shropshire to see him and his new steed. Words: Pip Dunn / Images: Tom Cunningham There’s always interest when the first of a new truck model goes on the road. Not facelifted, or a model with a …

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LNG-powered Iveco Stralis goes from John O’Groats to Land’s End on single tank

An Iveco Stralis NP (natural power) has completed the 850-mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a single fill of liquified natural gas (LNG). The 4×2 tractor, which Iveco refers to as “Europe’s first long-haul gas-powered truck”, was equipped with the 8.7-litre Iveco Cursor 9 natural gas engine, matched to a Eurotronic 12-speed transmission. It delivers 400hp and …

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