Tag Archives: Truck & Driver

Picture Post – Ian S Roger Scania R500 V8 by Sharon Moffat

Picture Post: Scania R500 V8 Streamline with bulker from Ian S Roger Ltd, Keith. The Forgie Corn Cruiser was driven by Graeme Roger himself and had just tipped a load of carrots and was heading back to base. Sharon Moffat took the photo on the A96 just outside Elgin. Picture Post appears in every issue of Truck & Driver, as …

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Truck driver praised by police for preventing serious motorway collision

A truck driver has been praised by Somerset & Avon Police for her actions that saved the life of another driver and prevented a major collision from occurring on the M5 by safely directing an out-of-control vehicle onto the hard shoulder. Dawn Leonard, 52, a driver for DHL, was travelling northbound on the M5 between J25 (Taunton) and J24 (Bridgwater) …

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Picture Post: Grampion Continental Scania R730 V8 by Gary Lait

Picture Post: Scania R730 V8 belonging to Aberdeen-based Grampion Continental in its distinctive orange, blue and white livery, pictured at Newark Truck Park by Gary Lait. Picture Post can be found in every issue of Truck & Driver, on the website and on Instagram. Every picture that is published in the print magazine will receive a £10 high street voucher …

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Police launch new crackdown on drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel

Police forces in England and Wales have launched a new week-long national clampdown on drivers of all types of vehicles using their mobile phone at the wheel. From today [22 January], officers are conducting targeted patrols using unmarked vans, high vantage points and helmet cams to catch offenders. The last operation in July 2017 saw more than 8,000 drivers stopped …

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New research programme aims to improve fitness of truck drivers

A new study is aiming to help truck drivers to improve their health by encouraging higher levels of physical activity and a healthier diet that fits in with their work schedule. It is well known that driving trucks has a number of health risks associated with their job, including long and variable working hours and extended periods of sitting. Tight …

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Big Lorry Blog: How going to the toilet could save your life

Using eye-level adverts in toilets to grab truck drivers’ attention has long been a tactic used by marketing people to try and sell you something, but now the Chippenham Pit Stop is using them for a different reason – to try and save lives. At the Pit Stop, which is just off junction of the M4 in Wiltshire, the space …

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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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