Andrea Easton is the Head of Finance and Operations of Walker Movements, who are specialists in quality second-hand, used trucks and trailers and are global leaders in the trucking industry.
How to Stay Safe When Driving HGVs in Winter
When driving HGVs in winter, regular safety precautions take on a whole new level of importance. They may also need to be adapted to suit the changed conditions. With that in mind, Andrea Easton, Head of Finance and Operations at Walker Movements, shares her insight for how to stay safe when driving HGVs in winter.
Unfavourable conditions threaten more jobs in the HGV sector
We have all been aware of the chronic shortage of drivers in the HGV sector over recent years, but it seems that the crisis is not over yet. Unfavourable working conditions are proving to be a massive drawback, causing some drivers to leave whilst putting new drivers off the career altogether.
6 Fleet Management Tips to Save Time & Money!
When your business depends on vehicles, you will find that your costs seem to be rising all of the time. They need to be on the road at all times and performing to their best but achieving this is not always easy. The need to save money and time wherever possible has never been more important, especially with the recent hike in fuel prices meaning that most fleet managers are now feeling the pinch.
Millennial HGV Driver Shortages
Statistics may vary according to your source but two facts are clear. Firstly, the UK (like many other countries) has a shortage of HGV drivers. Secondly, the average age of HGV drivers is going up. These should be alarming statistics for everyone, not just the haulage industry. Addressing them starts by understanding why millennials (and Gen Z) are not showing any interest in becoming HGV drivers.
Why you should consider HGV driving as a career
Right now, HGV driving is regularly in the news. It’s probably common knowledge that there is a driver shortage. This has been somewhat reduced by an influx of new recruits but there are still plenty of jobs to be filled.
What are zero-rated vehicles and how do they affect truck drivers
Since March 2021, all HGVs entering London have been required to register with Transport for London as part of the Direct Vision Scheme. This itself is part of the Vision Zero Plan. The brainchild of the current Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, the scheme aims to eliminate all traffic-related deaths in London.