According to data from the Department for Transport and Office for National Statistics, 301,600 HGV drivers were employed in 2017.
Follow these tips to stay cool in your HGV lorry throughout the summer months.
Almost ¾ of motorway incidents that are related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks, according to startling new research unveiled by High Ways England and tyre company Bridgestone.
Pothole related repairs cost motorists and insurers one million a month according to the AA, a fact that comes as no surprise to the Road Haulage Association.
One in six drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel, according to a new smart witness survey.
You may think that the typical HGV driver is a man, but in reality, the haulage industry is crying out for more drivers, of whatever gender – so why are there so few women behind the wheel of an HGV?
Paragon Software Systems has increased its team by almost 10% to handle significant demand for its range of routing and scheduling, home delivery and electronic proof of delivery software.
The leader of the world’s first platooning trials is to take the stage on May 16th at the Microlise Transport Conference giving an update on the findings so far.
Daimler trucks, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has handed over the world’s first all-electric light-duty (7.5 tonne) truck in series production, the FUSO eCanter, to UK customers.
At this year’s CV Show, specialist bodybuilder, Coolertech Ltd, will be exhibiting some of its innovative and highly engineered vehicle solutions.
Commercial vehicle safety and security specialists, Maple, is launching a host of new features as part of its Integritas security range, that will be exclusively demonstrated for the first time at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show.
Members of the Freight Transport Association's Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) have continued to cut vehicle emissions ad fuel costs, according to the latest data released today.
Exceptionally strong demand and customer orders for the right-hand drive Range T High in the UK and Ireland has prompted Renault Trucks to expand its offer for the new vehicle with an extended range of options now available.
The Road Haulage Association supports the DVSA’s action on drivers’ hours compliance but is concerned about the lack of legal rest areas for drivers to park.
With the number of flu cases rising, drivers and being reminded to think of road safety.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the broader approach to improving safety on the capital's roads beyond the Direct Vision Standard, following the launch by the Mayor of London, of a consultation on a new safety permit scheme for HGVs.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has issued advice to haulage operators on how to keep safe while driving in high winds.
New independent research conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest membership association in the freight and logistics sector, was released on 15th November showing that HGVs pay enough tax alone to cover almost the whole of UK spending on road maintenance.
Getting established into a career is never easy. As a young person looking to start your career, have you ever considered HGV driving as a choice? Becoming a professional driver opens doors of opportunity that will enable you to earn an excellent living while building yourself a stable future for you and your family.
The Road Haulage Association has expressed its relief at news that the Health and Safety Executive has reviewed its approach concerning access to facilities for visiting delivery drivers and has re-examined the Workplace regulations 1992.
Every year, more than 130 million tonnes of freight are moved in and out of London by road alone. 3% of the capital’s workforce, equating to around 230,000 people, is employed by the logistics sector. Thousands of businesses depend on the successful movement of goods in and out of the city every day.
The proposals which are due to be introduced to all HGV operators across the capital from 2020, could be a massive step forward in terms of road safety. 3G vehicle cameras are increasingly becoming popular with road users, in order to challenge fraudulent insurance claims, false driving allegations and disputed liability.
The Road Haulage Association is warning that the London economy risks being damaged by the new Toxin Tax and the planned Ultra Low Emission Zone being imposed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
The winter months are fast approaching, meaning the roads are going to be slippery, and possibly even covered in snow. Driving becomes a huge hazard during this season for lorry drivers. At most occasions, HGVs cannot avoid driving in conditions like this, so following the safety precautions is advised. Read our tips to make sure your vehicle safety is in top condition this winter.
In the UK, lorries are causing a third of transport CO2 emissions. With simple new technologies, we can massively help reduce these harmful pollutants, improving our air quality.
Nearly 1.5 million people work in transport and logistics in the UK. However, women globally fill less than 20% of executive level positions within this industry.
Platooning works by linking a series of trucks travelling along a motorway through the latest driving systems, operators can move large quantities of goods at consistent speeds, lowering fuel consumption and C02 emissions.
This latest development will enable logistics operations to access key reports at-a-glance to support trend analysis and the performance management of delivery teams.
hosted at Mercedes-Benz’ Wentworth Park facility, where winners and Young Drivers of the Year in three vehicle classes will be named.
to ensure that Brexit negotiations do not come to an abrupt stop, said the Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI), as this could be catastrophic for Irish business.
The CPC is the Certificate of Professional competence; The CPC is a set of standards set by the European Union to ensure that all drivers are competent and proficient. You may need to renew your CPC, find out more in this article.
HGV regulations and restrictions are costing logistics operations tens of millions of pounds every year, so transport planners need to find clever ways to adapt to evolving legislation
A preferred route has been selected for the new crossing of the River Thames. Location C is to be the new crossing east of Gravesend and Tilbury. This new crossing is set to improve journey time, reliability & economic benefits.
On the weekend of July 22-23, tens of thousands of truck drivers, race fans and enthusiasts will descend on Donington Park for the inaugural Convoy in the Park extravaganza.
The Road Haulage Association has written to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Lord Ahmed to voice its disappointment that the urgent issue of weekly rest rules has been further delayed while additional stakeholder views are sought.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has drawn up five priorities for customs and border arrangements to keep Britain trading post Brexit.
Developed by RHA business Partners, TruTac, the RHA Daily Defect App goes a long way to making an HGV driver’s daily checks much, much easier.
Brexit could seriously damage Britain’s food supplies because customs problems could cripple supply chains. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is warning that unless the Government negotiates the right customs controls during forthcoming Brexit talks then the UK’s sensitive food supply could be seriously damaged. The current rationing of vegetables has highlighted the danger and the problems with supplies of lettuce could be just the tip of a dangerous iceberg on the horizon.
The UK’s biggest and best event for the road transport, distribution and logistics industries, the Commercial Vehicle Show, is now open for registration via their official website at www.cvshow.com. It is taking place at the Birmingham NEC on April 25th till the 27th and will provide truck and van operators with a far greater choice than any other exhibition currently serving this industry.
It seems appropriate now with the worsening weather that we should look to the official advice of the freight transport association for how best to stay safe when working in these conditions.
Undoubtedly, one of the hardest things about the life of a trucker are the potential health implications the sedentary lifestyle can have. Read our tips to stay healthy on the road.
New lock to guard against intruders breaking into vehicles.
Security and safety are some of the most important aspects of being on the road, particularly if travelling internationally. A recent product release is set to add some additional safety, securing trailers and LCV rear doors.
Here is your HGV driver news for September. As always, please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.
Volvo are attempting to break the world speed record with their latest creation: ‘The Iron knight’. Volvo have created this truck entirely with speed in mind. We have taken a close look into some of the main features of this truck!
Are you looking for your latest HGV driver job or opportunity? We have so many fantastic job offerings at ADR network, with the added benefit, no middle man. We are an agency dedicated to HGV and LGV driver recruitment. If you apply for a job on our site, your application comes straight to us, no faffing about with recruiters and pesky recruitment sites.
Here is your HGV driver news for June. As always, please feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think.
On Sunday this weekend just past there was a major fire at the Wakefield site of Morrisons supermarket bakery.
Whether you are an experienced HGV driver who likes to keep up to date on what is happening or you are a new starter who wants to learn a bit more about the issues currently facing the industry, we have you covered.
The haulage industry is facing tough times ahead with the continuing shortage in HGV drivers throughout the country. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) estimates that there is a HGV driver shortage of 45,000 in the UK. If this is not addressed soon then the shortage is very likely to grow and begin to effect the UK economy.
When most people think about lorry drivers they think; large bearded man living off of Yorkie bars and truck-stop burgers. But that’s no longer the case, these days anybody can now drive a lorry and the number of women in the industry is growing rapidly.
Do you know the exact ins and outs when it comes to the limits on driving hours in the UK and EU? Find out more here...
In response to the challenge to reduce..
The UK has taken the very bold step and taken an international lead in the development of driverless HGVs.
In 2015 it was announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) was looking into increasing the fine and penalty points for HGV Drivers caught using a mobile phone whilst driving, find out more...
The FTA has outlined proposals to increase the cost of a Fixed Penalty Notice if...
The DVSA has set itself some new targets for 2016...
We are delighted to confirm that Stefan Kazakov has won...
The RHA has explained that the first ever National Lorry Week (26-31 October) was an 'outstanding success'. The organisation has now released plans to organise a larger scale event in 2016.
This week is National Lorry Week where lots of industry based companies..
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed Department for Transport (DfT) proposals to bring in a bridge marking system that will identify both imperial and metric height, width and length limits.
There was a 3.5% drop in the number of fatal accidents on the UK's roads involving heavy goods vehicles in 2014, figures show.
The Freight Transport Association is working to encourage young people to consider opportunities in the logistics industry..
A ban on "unsafe lorries" in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.
A ban on "unsafe lorries" in London, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, has come into force.
A new project funded by Transport for London (TfL) will independently test blind spot safety technology
A new scheme has been created to help the safety of our roads...
Life is tough on the road, and staying healthy is one of the biggest challenges for any HGV driver. One of the best places to start is your diet..
Interesting article that explains how development of HGV braking systems could save lives every year and make driving safer...
Facing an unprecedented shortage of lorry drivers, the UK haulage industry has this week asked the government for support..
Bridge strikes are avoidable if suitable planning and care are used.
ADR Network are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the driver agency supply for DHL servicing the M&S account. The locations awarded are in Bradford, Long Eaton, Swindon, Peterborough and Cumbernauld. We are looking forward to expanding our long-term successful partnership with DHL in this contract.
We are once again going in to Summer with a UK driver shortage. As always, we are leading the charge with our continued expansion in to driver training and the introduction of newly qualified drivers. A recent article in Recruitment International describes the structural issues
Recent changes to drug testing and proposed changes to mobile phone use penalties that you should be aware of.
A recent article in The Mail On-Line in which the FTA claims that 20,00 drivers have retired early or left the industry because of Driver CPC has been dismissed by our MD, Andrew Waldron, as unhelpful and misleading.
Andrew Waldron featured in the August edition of Commercial Motor:
"There has been a fair amount of discussion within the industry about driver shortages, with the landmark Skills for Logistics report (CM 17 May 2012) perhaps the most detailed investigation into the problem. However..."
ADR Network’s half year results show an increase in turnover of 48% versus the same period last year. A number of key contracts wins in...
Andrew Waldron featured in the June edition of Recruitment International.
"One might expect that the business has a dedicated salesforce or at the very least a sales culture supported by a bedrock of sales targets and demanding personal new business objectives ADR Network has none of these things"
PPF Plc., which trades as ADR Network, has announced a substantial lift in turnover. The turnover for 2012 was £89m, an increase of 38% on last year.
This independent survey was commissioned by ADR Network, the UK’s largest specialist provider of LGV drivers. It is believed to be the largest survey that has ever been conducted within the agency driver...
ADR Network has recently announced preliminary results that show turnover for 2011 has increased to...
In a decisive move the agency driver specialist ADR Network has announced that it is to offer fulltime permanent contracts to its drivers based on a guaranteed...