Andrea Easton is the Head of Finance and Operations at Fleet Ex who specialise in quality ex-fleet/end of lease trucks and trailers and are global leaders in the trucking industry.
7 tips to keep your trucks cab in pristine condition
As a lorry driver, the cab of your truck can often become a second home, so it is important to look after it. Your cab needs to be in the very best condition in order to keep you both safe and comfortable. As you are on the road all the time, and transporting different loads, your cab is susceptible to more dust and dirt than normal, so you need to make sure that you stay on top of the maintenance of your cab in order to keep it pristine.
4 ways your haulage company can improve its safety
With life finally returning to normal, the UK’s roads are almost certainly going to start getting busier again. Now is therefore the perfect time to start reviewing and improving your safety. Here is what you need to know.
The 9 most stunning roads around the world you'll want to drive through!
Often when we think about driving, we imagine being stuck in traffic on the daily commute to work surrounded by drizzle and fumes, and it does not fill our hearts with joy. However, for those with a love of driving, there is nothing better than the thought of a long and winding road somewhere exotic where they can sit back and enjoy the process of motoring. The question is, where are the best spots for the perfect road trip?
Are electric HGVs really the way forward?
The government plans to ban sales of new petrol and diesel fuelled HGVs from 2040. This basically gives the logistics industry 20 years to develop at least one feasible alternative. Electricity appears to be the main contender. It does, however, present some major challenges which will need to be overcome quickly if the government’s plan is to succeed. Here is a quick guide to what you need to know.
How to Encourage Younger Generations to Get into a Career in HGV
Driver numbers in statistics A specialist within the commercial transport industry; Emma Tyrer, Head of Operations and Finance at Fleet Ex said, “The pandemic has made it difficult to get statistics from the last few years. In 2018, however, the logistics sector added about 200K jobs. Only some of these were for driving positions. Even so, HGV drivers were listed as one of the top three shortage occupations in the logistics sector.”
Top Tips for Truck Drivers Staying Cool in the Summer Months!
Hydrate Appropriately Hydration means drinking water. If you can’t face drinking just plain water, then healthy soft drinks are also good. Some fizzy drinks are OK but many are full of caffeine (and other chemicals). This can stimulate you in the short term but the effect will wear off and can do so very quickly. If you’re drinking a lot of water, you may also need to add supplements to top up your vitamin-/mineral-balance.
Driver mental health, are you paying attention?
Mental health is or should be, a concern for all employers. It is, however, fair to say that some occupations are particularly likely to trigger mental health issues. HGV driving is definitely one of them. This means that employers need to be particularly careful to take care of their drivers.