Tag Archives: truck drivers

Vic Reeves lends support to campaign to get truck drivers to bin their litter

Comedian and artist Vic Reeves, along with his wife, Nancy Sorrell, have lent their support to a campaign to encourage road users, including truck drivers, to dispose of their rubbish responsibly. A pilot campaign – #DriveDownLitter – has seen giant funnel bins designed for truck drivers to use without having to leave their cabs installed at Maidstone and Folkestone services …

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Warning over reports of truck drivers being ‘gassed’ by thieves

Truck drivers are being warned to be vigilant after reports of criminals ‘gassing’ drivers before stealing good from their trucks. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) cites an incident where a haulier was parked overnight on an industrial estate in the West Midlands and woke up the next morning to find that thieves had slashed the curtain on one side of …

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Truck drivers still being attacked on daily basis in Calais, say RHA

Truck drivers are still facing attacks on a daily basis in Calais, despite the closure of the ‘Jungle’ camp in October 2016, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said. There are reportedly five or six attacks per day on HGV by people traffickers trying to get others into the UK, although the true number could be …

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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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Big brother is watching you

Facebook is fast becoming the CB of the 21st century, with drivers keeping their peers up-to-date on their whereabouts, traffic, weather conditions – and, of course, what they had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But how many are unwittingly letting people know too much? I have it on good authority that in France, the ministry uses Facebook to gather information …

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Truck drivers warned of skin cancer risk

Truck drivers may be at risk of developing skin cancer from the sun shining in through the side of their cabs, it has been revealed. Most drivers were probably totally unaware that the glass in side windows did not protect them against potentially harmful UVA rays, said Chippenham Pit Stop health campaigns coordinator Lisa Hatherell. “That risk is probably small …

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Trade associations call for better facilities for truck drivers

More action from the government is needed to address the poor state of many truckstops and a lack of facilities for drivers, leading trade associations have said. The issue of a lack of places that have showers – or even toilets in some cases – is one of the biggest concerns among drivers. Jim French, chair of the Road Transport …

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