12th January 2022

Haulage News 12/01/2022

As we roll into the New Year, we look at some of the most prominent haulage news stories from 2022 so far. We have also gathered recent data to provide you with the number of haulier Covid tests and positivity rates. Click here to find out more information on Covid testing for HGV drivers. 

Tesco deploys UK's first electric articulated HGVs

Tesco has started using electric articulated trucks as part of its heavy-duty haulage fleet. It has introduced two new 37-tonne fully-electric Daf CFs to its fleet, in partnership with logistics and international freight forwarding company FSEW.

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The new year 2022 - what can we look forward to?

As 2022 kicks off a few leaders in the fleet and supply chain industry offer some thoughts on the year ahead.

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How smart technology can help cut HGV deaths and injuries

Driving heavy vehicles is a challenging occupation, demanding skill and concentration whether operating on worksites, built-up urban areas or rural roads. Despite rigorous driver training and improving safety standards overall, it’s a tragic fact that road accidents continue to blight lives across the globe.

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Driver mobile phone crackdown begins in January

New laws will be introduced tomorrow as part of a mobile phone crackdown. Specifically, there will be tougher regulations around the use of mobile phones while driving. As a result, it will be easier for police to prosecute anyone handling a mobile device while behind the wheel.

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Government playing 'Russian roulette' with road safety after relaxing HGV rules says trade union

The number of lorries entering and leaving the UK under a scheme introduced during the HGV crisis last year is not being monitored, a trade has claimed.

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