The sun is shining and summer is just around the corner. The warmer season is another busy one for haulage but if you are wondering what has been going on in the industry this week, you have come to the right place. Here are the biggest sector stories.
In the trucking industry, the fleet size is a key metric of success. The number of trucks in your fleet can directly impact your bottom line and play a role in determining whether or not you are able to secure new contracts and grow your business. If you are looking to grow your trucking fleet, there are a few key steps you can take to make this process as efficient and effective as possible.
Technology has changed the way we live our lives, so it only makes sense that it has also revolutionised how we work. Solutions that streamline or automate more monotonous or difficult processes are no longer a luxury, but instead a necessity.
Just over a fortnight ago, the UK Government announced it would be spending £20 million to improve roadside facilities. The funding is intended to boost driver welfare and alleviate the UK's driver shortage. However, there is understandable concern among some industry figures that the funding just won't be enough for the kind of improvements drivers crave.
The European Commission has adopted new EU standards and procedures to support the development of a network of safe and secure truck parking areas throughout the EU. The initiative is intended to improve resting conditions for drivers, and to protect them from violence and cargo crime.
Since the pandemic began, Covid-related restrictions made it harder for drivers to access traditional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training sessions and tests. The last couple have years have also seen a growing HGV and PCV driver shortage, which has resulted in huge pressure on road transport firms to upskill and train. In response, many more operators have turned to training companies offering virtual reality (VR) technology that enhances the learning process for candidates to qualify and get behind the wheel.