9th February 2022

Haulage News 09/02/2022

It's already February, but haulage hasn't got time to hang around. Here are the biggest stories from the industry this week. We have also shared the 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.


2022 fleet management trends explained

Take a look at the fleet management trends our experts expect to see in 2022 habits and the long-term impact of Covid on the industry.

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HGV recruitment specialists reflect on changes made to the HGV driving test in 2021


Following the recent changes made to the HGV Driving Test at the end of last year, experts Driver Hire, have reflected on what these could mean for the logistics industry as a whole.

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Climate change: Electric HGV gives trucker 'lovely silence'

"I can even hear myself sing sometimes," is how an HGV driver describes using an electric vehicle. After 35 years of putting diesel in his lorry, Darren Evans said he never thought he would be plugging it in to charge.

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Mental health: good work life balance when on the road

Finding a balance between your work and personal life can be challenging for everyone.  This challenge can become even more heightened when a large part of your job is being out on the road. You might find yourself working long hours and potentially being away from your family days at a time.

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Hauliers call for driver agencies to be regulated

Hauliers are calling for driver agencies to be regulated by government in a bid to raise agency driver standards. The call for greater regulation follows substantial rises in driver agency rates of around 20% over the past year, driven up by the driver shortage crisis, the IR35 tax reform and the introduction of pay parity last year. 

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