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The Long Road to the Future: Long Range Fuel Cells by 2020

There’s nothing more frustrating when you’re on the road doing delivery work and clocking up a good time than having to stop for fuel. So just imagine a massive class 8 truck that only needed to refuel every 1,200 miles. Well, thanks to innovative US truck company Nikola, you may not have to imagine for too much longer. The company recently unveiled Nikola One, a semi-trailer truck driven by a fully electric drivetrain powered by lithium batteries and charged by a hydrogen fuel cell. According to Nikola’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton, this will mean that it can go for between 800 and 1,200 ...

17.02.2017

Taking Your Lorry Abroad

Getting delivery work abroad can be a great opportunity to clock up thousands of extra miles but you’ll need to make sure that you have all your paperwork in order before you set off. Here is my overview of some of the permits and authorisations you’ll need to take your lorry abroad for delivery work. Passports, visas, driving licences It may sound obvious but while many drivers think about the permits they need for their vehicles, it can be easy to overlook the documents you’re going to need for yourself. • Check that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your job • Check whe ...

17.02.2017

Safety First: Direct Vision Standards Being Set for HGVs

Anyone who has carried out delivery work in HGVs around the capital will know how challenging the constant traffic, combined with cyclists and pedestrians, can be on London’s busy streets. But now Transport for London (TfL) is attempting to do something to help HGV drivers avoid collisions with ‘vulnerable road users’. Following research carried out by TfL which noted the quicker response time in drivers with direct vision rather than indirect vision (ie. through mirrors), a new Direct Vision Standard is to be introduced. Currently in a consultation phase, the new standard will rate HGV vehi ...

17.02.2017

Trailerlock: A Revolution in Hold Safety

We have had some laughs this month, but now it is time for a serious talk about safety. In haulage work, protecting your goods against theft is of primary importance. No one wants their freight stolen! To ensure your vehicle’s safe-keeping, try using the new revolutionary safety device that guarantees protection against theft and potential stowaways. Trailerlock: Protection Against Break Ins Trailerlock is an innovative protection system for the cargo compartments of your vans and semi-trailers. It will prevent intruders from breaking into your vehicles, both while you are driving and while ...

17.02.2017

The Best Place Names in Britain

Time for a little monthly entertainment. I know that long journeys are sometimes tiresome and monotononous for truck drivers, so why not make your travels more amusing by tracking down streets, towns and cities with funny names? As I am sure you have already noticed, the UK is full of place names that range from the fantastic to the frankly ridiculous. It has been a tough competition, but I have successfully compiled a list of my favourite places. Get ready to laugh! Ugley (Essex) I haven’t made this up – there is a small village in Uttlesford called Ugley (just think of the caption possibili ...

17.02.2017

Telematics and the Era of Connectivity

This month’s focus is on telematics and communication, both of which have revolutionised the haulage industry. Long gone are the days when trucks left the haulage yard and weren’t heard from again until the cargo was delivered. Every step of the delivery process can now be tracked remotely through a telematics system through which individuals, companies and freight exchange platforms can be coordinated. Telematics: How It Works There are three key advantages to telematics: • tracking locations, • monitoring a vehicle’s health • increasing communication Put simply, these systems pinpoint th ...

17.02.2017

Der einfachste und schnellste Weg, den gesamten Wohnungsinhalt einzupacken

Bei einem Umzug müssen einige Entscheidungen getroffen werden. Das Verpacken des gesamten Wohnungsinhalts scheint wirklich eine zeitaufwendige und absolut lästige Aufgabe zu sein. Wenn zudem die Zeit knapp wird, steigt der Stresspegel und sie haben Mühe, jedes einzelne Teil in den großen Kisten und Kartons unterzubringen. So ist es doch, oder? All das kann aber ziemlich einfach und bequem abgewickelt werden, wenn Sie ein paar der folgenden praktischen Tipps von Junker befolgen, einem bestens organisierten Umzugsunternehmen Berlin, das für reibungslose Umzüge bekannt ist. Alle benötigten Gegen ...

08.02.2017

Vancouver Limo Service provides special Valentine Day service

Elite Limousine Service Vancouver, a [luxury limousine service](http://elitelimo.ca) based out of White Rock, BC announces that it will be extending their services for Valentine''s Day Tuesday Feb 14, 2017. Elite Limousine has added more chauffeurs and limousines to the accommodate this very romantic and very special day. Elite Limousine provides the most private, luxurious and affordable limousine services in all areas of Vancouver and nearby suburbs. Valentines Day is less than 2 weeks away! Elite Limousine promises to ensure that Valentines Day is certainly unforgettable. Elite c ...

02.02.2017

Allgemeine Serviceleistungen von Umzugsunternehmen in Berlin - ein kurzer Überblick

Sie haben sicherlich schon Erfahrungen mit Umzugsunternehmen gemacht, als Sie zum ersten Mal nach oder in die Nähe Berlins gezogen sind, oder? Vielleicht wechseln Sie ja sogar regelmäßig Ihren Wohnort innerhalb Berlins. Aber haben Sie schon einmal über die Grundleistungen nachgedacht, die Ihnen immer von Umzugsunternehmen Berlin angeboten werden sollten? Eher nicht, stimmt’s? Nun zerbrechen Sie sich wahrscheinlich den Kopf darüber, was wohl mit diesen Grundleistungen gemeint ist, auf die grundsätzlich vor der Beauftragung eines Umzugsunternehmens achten sollten. Aber selbstverständlich gibt es ...

31.01.2017

Ein paar wertvolle Tipps zum Packen und Umziehen

Zweifellos ist Umziehen ein mühsames Unternehmen. Und wird es nicht noch schwieriger und umständlicher, wenn Ihnen nur wenig Zeit bleibt und Sie unmittelbar von einem in den anderen Ort umziehen müssen? Zum Glück brauchen Sie sich in solchen Momenten keine Sorgen zu machen. Denn mit den Diensten der Firma Junker, eines der besten Umzugsunternehmen in Berlin, ziehen Sie stressfrei um und können gleichzeitig entspannt in Ihre neuen vier Wände einziehen. Auf Angst und Sorgen können Sie bei uns verzichten. Verzichten sollten Sie allerdings nicht auf unsere ausgesprochen erschwinglichen Preise. Wen ...

31.01.2017

Satellite Suites Announces Upgrade to ADA Plus 2 Restroom Trailers

BRISTOL, IN JANUARY 28, 2017 Satellite Suites ADA Plus 2 restroom trailers now feature an improved design, decreasing the amount of time it takes to transport, setup and tear down its trailers. The 6-by-19-foot ADA Plus 2 restroom trailer includes a handicap-accessible stall and two standard restroom stalls for added convenience. The new trailer design features an electronic lowering system that makes it easier to lower the trailer once in position. Stub hub wheels retract while three remote control leveling jacks are used to lower and raise the trailer to its proper system. The remote con ...

28.01.2017

Haulage Companies to Benefit from New Fines Management System

I bet you are tired of the fuss of the administration involved in paying fines. Thanks to All Fleet Services recently-developed online fines management system, your days of filling out pages and pages of paper work are over. Just like the digital freight exchange system, ‘Fleet Fines Online’ is a new and improved web-based solution which will help you save time and money – and exonerate you from the administrative burden! Direct Communication, No Administration With successful online freight exchange systems in place, there has been an increase in demand for an online platform that fulfils ...

28.01.2017

Fuel Duty Remains Frozen in 2017 Despite High Fuel Prices

As you may know, fuel prices are on the rise. With increasing environmental concerns, haulage companies like yourselves should consider updating your fleets to include environmentally-friendly vehicles. They have better mileage and fewer emissions! Fuel Prices Hit 18-Month High The 2016 curse continued in December as petrol and diesel prices reached their highest average level since July 2015. It was reported that costs had risen by around 3p a litre. According to RAC Fuel Watch’s data, unleaded cost 117.23p a litre by the end of December, up from 114.24p at the beginning of the month. Diese ...

28.01.2017

Chancellor Invests an Extra £1.1bn in British Infrastructure

I have good news for you this month: a major investment is going to be made into the British transport network. With these improvements to the infrastructure, the government is hoping to create a more dynamic and better connected road system that will help improve businesses’ efficiency and cost-effectiveness. You will be just one of the many haulage companies to benefit immensely, as these plans mean there will be less congestion on the roads and by extension fewer delays to your journeys. You might also want to consider investing in low emission vehicles as they will become more affordable t ...

28.01.2017

The Truck of the Future: What Does It Look Like?

Haulage companies and freight carriers rely heavily on road transportation to complete their freight exchange. However, the environmental impact of these vehicles has become a major concern. Manufacturers are developing eco-friendly trucks to help decrease companies’ carbon footprint. Why Are Trucks Important? In Europe, trucks deliver 75% of all goods. The items in your home and workplace, from the clothes on your back to the food in your fridge, were all delivered by road transport. Trucks are the backbone of the transport industry – the business community relies on them to carry out thei ...

28.01.2017

Onboard Load Cell Weighing Systems

Maximising payload is one of the fleet manager''s primary functions. The term payload is defined as "the part of a vehicle''s load from which revenue is derived", so it follows that the more streamlined transport operations are, the healthier the profits will be when weighed up against the costs. Today the transport industry is ever evolving, with new technology changing the landscape for haulage companies not just in terms of super fast and efficient connectivity, but also in the way hauliers carry out their jobs. Saving Time and Staying Compliant One way in w ...

28.01.2017

Portable Weighpads: All You Need to Know

For fleet managers and HGV drivers, the issue of weight is a constant worry. But before you think you''ve stumbled on to a self-help diet article, rest assured we''re not talking about over-indulging in too many pies over the festive season. The weight we''re referring to is axle weight – aka "how heavy is that load you''re carrying?" It''s a question that''s not so much asked, but demanded on the roadside weighbridges of every main road in the UK and Europe, and compliance with government requirements is a matter of law. ...

28.01.2017

Truck With Septic Vacuum Cleaner & Trailer Manufacturer Site Launched

Satellite VacuumXpress, the leading truck manufacturer, has launched a new portable restroom vacuum service. VacuumXpress builds its vacuum trucks to meet every application, which means that the customer''s needs are put at the forefront of every job and the equipment they use will be tailored specifically to the needs of each client they work with. More information can be found on the company website at: [http://www.satellitevacuumxpress.com](http://satellitevacuumxpress.com). The Satellite VacuumXpress site explains that the company excels in building trucks for the septic indust ...

24.01.2017

Safe Urban Driving Course: Saving Lives on the Road

For professional hauliers whose livelihood relies on navigating the roads safely – often under challenging conditions – any opportunity to build on their driving skills should be taken. One initiative that''s been received to much acclaim by cyclists, independent hauliers and larger logistics companies is the Safe Urban Driving course (SUD), which has already been undertaken by more than 1,500 London lorry and van drivers. SUD: Promoting Safer London Roads for All The SUD has been developed to give HGV and PSV (public service vehicle) drivers an insight into what it''s l ...

24.01.2017

New Year, New Career: Opportunities in Transport & Logistics

New Year is traditionally a time to take stock, re-evaluate and set goals for the coming 12 months. For many, this means contemplating a career progression or even a completely new change of professional direction. If you''re already in transport and logistics and looking to spread your wings, or considering starting a career in this wide-ranging industry, there are plenty of options to set you on the path to a very rewarding and profitable future. HGV, Truck or Van Driver Becoming a driver is probably the most common way of getting a foothold in the industry and, for many, it' ...

24.01.2017


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