HGV News

Here is a round up of some of the latest HGV news. Driver shortages In its edition of the 25th of October 2015, The Guardian newspaper reported the continuing efforts of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to stimulate recruitment to fill the estimated 50,000 shortage of qualified lorry drivers. For [...]

2015-11-11T15:12:08+00:00 November 11th, 2015|

HGV driving test waiting times

The haulage industry in the UK seems rife with contradictions. If some of the more recent media reports are anything to go by, the latest example of this is an increase in the time you need to wait before taking an HGV driving test and the much vaunted national shortage [...]

2015-10-29T08:10:53+00:00 October 29th, 2015|

“Quick to market” priority

In the wake of the ongoing crisis of serious congestion on approach routes to the Channel port of Dover, a special scheme giving priority to “quick to market” cargoes has been given to haulage operators needing to drive through Kent. Any haulage operator is likely to know that some cargoes [...]

2015-08-29T19:41:59+00:00 August 29th, 2015|

HGV News – Dover and Calais chaos

If there is one news story to exercise the collective minds of Britain’s haulage operators, it is the situation at the Channel ports of Dover and Calais. As if the human misery, suffering and sheer desperation of illegal migrants was not bad enough, Britain’s haulage companies and drivers appear to [...]

2015-08-11T19:40:42+00:00 August 11th, 2015|

Manifestos from haulage industry pressure groups

There is nothing like a snap, emergency budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to focus minds and encourage the sharpening of pencils by lobbyists. From the moment George Osborne announced his intention of delivering just such a budget on the 8th of July 2015, pressure on the government from [...]

2015-07-24T11:52:13+00:00 July 24th, 2015|

HGV news snippets

Photography by Nigel Green at www.truckpictures.co.uk If you are in the haulage business it pays to stay abreast of HGV news, so here are a few snippets from recent press and trade reports. Catch it on camera Barely a day goes by without some news item about attempts [...]

2015-07-10T11:49:41+00:00 July 10th, 2015|

In the news – what’s new for hauliers

Photography by Nigel Green at www.truckpictures.co.uk From online shopping trends, export opportunities and successes in industry representatives’ lobbying of government, there are some interesting titbits of news for anyone in the haulage industry. Online cross-border shopping UK Haulier recently reported the results of market research showing that the [...]

2015-03-16T10:02:16+00:00 March 16th, 2015|

The growing use of vehicle telematics?

When it comes to the use of electronic technology in heavy goods vehicles, things have certainly moved on from the simple tachograph to record drivers’ working hours, to the installation of geographical positioning systems (GPS) to keep track of the vehicle and its trailer, and a host of even more [...]

2014-08-15T10:49:40+00:00 August 15th, 2014|