3rd November 2021

Haulage News 03/11/2021

Are you looking for the biggest haulage news stories from November so far? You have come to the right place. We have compiled the most important articles for fleet operators below. 

You can also find the number of haulier Covid tests and positivity rates. 

National road-pricing scheme to replace fuel duty 'must not increase hauliers' costs', MPs told

A national road pricing scheme to replace an emissions-based tax regime must not penalise the road haulage industry, MPs have been warned. Giving evidence to the transport select committee earlier this week, the RHA said hauliers already pay more tax than anywhere else in Europe and any new road pricing scheme should not punish logistics firms further.

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5 ways to upskill your drivers

Upskilling your drivers is important for numerous reasons. Road transport is a heavily regulated industry so there are naturally several mandatory training requirements, depending on the work being carried out. But more generally, it also promotes safe driving, reduces road collisions, and can help keep your workforce feel supported in their job. HGV training and recruitment experts, Driver Hire Training, have revealed some top tips for keeping your drivers’ skills fresh.

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Temporary extension to road haulage cabotage

Ministers have considered the views and evidence provided via the consultation that took place from 14th to 21st October 2021. This includes responses by representatives of the goods road transport sector. The consultation has tested reaction to proposals and sought evidence about them. Issues have been raised in principle for and against any cabotage relaxation.

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TikTok HGV driver: 'Lorry driving is for anyone' 

A 22-year-old HGV driver has turned to TikTok to show people it can be a "career for anyone".

Becky Giles, from Market Harborough, Leicestershire, has been driving lorries for four years for her family-run agricultural haulage business in Desborough, Northamptonshire.

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How to ensure your safety as a trucker

When you are working as a trucker, whether you are new to the business or you have started out for the first time, it is important to do everything you can with the utmost safety. In fact, safety should be your number one concern when operating on the road. To help you get an idea of the steps that you can put in place in order to ensure your safety while trucking, this guide has been created. It is worth reading the complete overview that has been written below in order to learn all about how you can keep safe as a trucker. 

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