A lorry driver’s tale: Laura is all about style

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  A topic which often arouses some curiosity, even among non-professionals, often scepticism and irony among lorry drivers and some colleagues: Women who choose to become professional HGV drivers. Today we want to have a chat with Laura, a young woman with a strong character and determination. And who works as a lorry driver.  … Read more

Grand opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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Strengthening combined transport in Europe On the 1st of June 2016, after years of planning and many decisions, the time has finally come: the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the heart of the Swiss Alps! With 56,978 metres (west tunnel; east tunnel 57,091 metres), the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel… Read more

HGV drivers’ patience required from 1 June

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Austria is planning to apply boarder control of 1 June 2016 at the Italian boarder. The alpine country is reacting very consequently to the expectations of more hundred thousands of  refugees who will take the boat trip to Italy and then through Austria. According to the Austrian Minister of Defense this is the reason why… Read more

Roses for Valentine’s Day on the road

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Valentine’s Day is approaching! Millions of roses will be bought and given to loved ones. Each year, the amount of those beautiful blossoms increases. But where do they come from? Definately not from your very own garden at this time of year. The journey of the roses starts in warmer areas where also the largest… Read more

Equip your lorry with the right winter “footgear”

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  The temperature on the barometer has not come much below plus in December and January is not as cold as we are used to, so not everyone is thinking about snow and winter tyres. But the weather is an unstable friend which could change its weather modd very quickly, so it is advised to… Read more

Keep calm…one week without lorries!

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How your daily life would look like without the lorries and lorry drivers? Starting from Monday, no lorries on the roads, no lorries for transport. Tuesday: No newspaper unless you go directly to the printers to pick it up yourself. Wednesday: No fresh delivery of bread which means eating leftovers from the day before…if you have… Read more

Belgian road toll from April 2016

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The Flemish and Vallonian region as well as the Brussel area are implementing a road toll system for HGVs above 3.5 ton. The road toll will be effective of April 1, 2016 and all HGVs then need a special On Board Unit. The company behind the project in the three Belgian regions is Satellic and… Read more

8 things to be aware about before assigning a load

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Better safe than sorry, says an old popular. This applies even more so when you have to assign a load to a road haulier with whom you perhaps for the first time work with. A few simple rules can help in the selection and verification of the road haulier.     Check and save all… Read more

Calais crisis – a costly situation!

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Again and again the Eurotunnel is blocked and on both sides of the channel lorries are stuck in jams many miles long. Freight forwarders and road hauliers are losing money every minute a lorry is stuck and companies are waiting in vain for the goods ordered. The freight industry are these days in need of… Read more

Google’s driverless cars have a ”people problem”

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The self-driving cars from Google have gone through a lot of tests also on the streets and everything until now have been positive. But a new problem has arisen as the driverless cars follow the traffic rules without exceptions. The problem: the other car drivers. According to the article from New York Times, it is… Read more