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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, Truckanddriver.co.uk 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.

Call for evidence for inquiry into state of UK roads

Hauliers and truck drivers are being urged to take part in a government inquiry into the state of England’s local road network. Lilian Greenwood MP, chair of the Transport Select Committee, says that poor roads harm local economies, are dangerous for all road users, and the subsequent damage to vehicles is costly. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the …

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Government policy that states planning applications should consider truck parking a “victory for common sense”, say RHA

The government’s announcement that planning policy and decisions should take into account truck parking provision is a “victory for common sense”, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s newly-released National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. It …

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Anstee Services wins Scania XT

Bridgend-based Anstee Services was the winning bidder of Keltruck’s charity Scania XT tractor, raising almost £14,000 for local children’s charity Ty-Hafan. Collecting the keys at the official handover at Convoy in the Park last weekend, brothers Calvin and Craig Anstee said the family-run woodchip company, which currently runs three trucks, has been supporting the charity for the past 20 years. …

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Trevor Tack to represent UK in World Crane Championships Finals

Truck driver and Trevor Tack will again represent the UK in the finals of the World Crane Championship, sponsored by HIAB, having taken the UK heat at Convoy in the Park last weekend (21-22 July). Tack, 50, from Beaconsfield, who works for Brackley-based civil engineering firm Agetur UK, set the best time in the UK heat, retaining the title he …

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Convoy in the Park show truck winners announced

The winners of the 25 show truck categories at Convoy in the Park have been announced, with BH Cecil taking the ‘best in show’ award. Convoy in the Park, which took place at Donington Park in Leicestershire last weekend (21-22 July), had more than 1000 trucks attend, from working trucks to heavily customised show trucks, classics to brand new. In …

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Truck driver jailed for driving wrong way down road while over drink-drive limit

A truck driver has been jailed for 12 weeks after being caught over the drink drive limit while driving the wrong way down the A1139 in Peterborough. Cristian Murariu, 48, from Romania, was sentenced at Peterborough Magistrate’s Court yesterday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and drink driving. Officers were called at 1am on Sunday, 22 July to reports of …

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A6 between Luton and Cumbria named Britain’s riskiest road

Britain’s deadliest road has been identified – the A6 between Luton and Cumbria, where there were 70 fatalities between 2012 and 2016. In all, 8,534 fatal traffic accidents were recorded between 2012 and 2016, according to a map of the UK’s most dangerous roads launched by telematics technology provider Telectrac Navman using fatality data gathered by the Department of Transport …

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