• 10 Tips to Lower Your Truck Emissions

    If you’re a regular truck driver, then it’s likely that you already know that vehicle emissions are problematic. These emissions - which are created when your engine is running - are harmful to the environment and can be a sign that your engine isn’t working as efficiently as it could. So, by lowering your

    Published On: June 19th, 2024
  • Euro 1 to Euro 6: A Comprehensive Guide

    In a bid to improve air quality and lower air pollution, the European emission standards were first implemented in 1992. Since then, several iterations have been introduced - ranging from Euro 1 to Euro 6 - that directly target pollutants found in vehicle exhaust emissions, such as hydrocarbons and particulate matter (PM). These standards,

    Published On: June 19th, 2024
  • Rheinmetall to Supply 500 Military Trucks to the British Army

    The UK Ministry of Defence has announced a groundbreaking procurement initiative. Under a £282 million contract, 500 robust military trucks will soon be at the disposal of the Armed Forces, courtesy of Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, which has been completed within just 7 months. Swift Response, Enhanced Mobility The procurement of these multipurpose trucks,

    Published On: April 19th, 2024
  • Navigating Air Pollution: Greater Manchester’s Practical Investment Plan

    In the bid to tackle air pollution in Greater Manchester, Mayor Andy Burnham has proposed an alternative solution to charging drivers entering a zone. According to Burnham, investing £86 million in electric buses, taxi upgrades, and traffic measures will yield more emissions reductions compared to implementing charges. The primary goal is to bring air

    Published On: March 12th, 2024
  • Navigating London’s Roads

    A Deep Dive into the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and Progressive Safety System (PSS) for HGVs As we gear up for the full implementation of the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) on the 28th of October this year, Transport and Fleet Managers must ensure they are well-prepared for the changes ahead. If your responsibilities encompass

    Published On: February 28th, 2024
  • Avoiding Jackknifing in Trucking: A Practical Guide

    Trucking is a crucial industry that keeps commerce moving efficiently. However, there's a potential risk that can affect truck drivers, and that’s jackknifing – a situation where a truck and its trailer fold into a 'V' shape, posing risks to the driver and other road users. Alongside the human toll, there are significant financial

    Published On: January 10th, 2024
  • Government’s £200 Million Investment to Drive Innovation and Decarbonise Freight

    In a significant move towards achieving its net-zero commitments, the UK government has announced a £200 million investment to promote innovation and reduce carbon emissions in the freight sector. The funding is set to roll out up to 370 zero-emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) across the country, create new jobs, and build crucial infrastructure.

    Published On: October 31st, 2023
  • Benefits of Buying Used Truck Parts

    When it comes to maintaining and repairing your truck, one of the most crucial decisions you'll face is whether to invest in new or used truck parts. While new parts may seem like the obvious choice for some, there are significant advantages to buying used truck parts that are often overlooked. Cost Savings: One

    Published On: September 26th, 2023
  • Clearing the Air: Clean Air Zones and ULEZ Expansion Across the UK

    As of August 29, 2023, Londoners and UK residents encountered a significant change in their daily routines. This change came in the form of an expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) that encompasses most areas of London, sparking both applause and protest across the city. The ULEZ is not a new concept, but rather

    Published On: September 26th, 2023
  • Understanding Part-Worn Tyres: Safety, Regulations, and Your Responsibility

    When it comes to the safety of your vehicle and those on the road, understanding the condition of your tyres is of paramount importance. This awareness becomes even more crucial when dealing with part-worn tyres. Part-worn tyres, a common sight on our streets, can pose potential risks if not properly understood, inspected, and regulated.

    Published On: August 10th, 2023