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The 5 Best Fictional Lorries

The world of haulage and lorry driving has never been seen as the most glamorous, despite there being some truly memorable lorries in the world of film and television. Here are 5 of my favourites. . ..
(December 14, 2008)
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The Lorry Driver's Travel Checklist

On a long haul road haulage job, a lorry driver can be on the road for days or even weeks. That's a long time for something to go wrong with your lorry - and if you are stuck by the side of the road ..
(December 14, 2008)
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More Lorry Driver Urban Legends

I've written about lorry driver urban legends before, but they just keep cropping up all over the internet. I'm not sure quite why lorry drivers and their vehicles often seem to be at the centre of ..
(November 09, 2008)
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Avoiding an Accident - The Overworked Lorry Driver's Guide

Everybody knows that tiredness is a major cause of traffic accidents, and everybody knows that lorry drivers work a huge amount of hours. Unsurprisingly, the two often combine with catastrophic ..
(September 18, 2008)
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5 Biggest Haulage Heists

Every lorry driver knows that theft is one of risks of their profession. Lorry trailers, often filled with valuable goods, have long been tempting targets for haulage thieves, and this kind of crime ..
(September 01, 2008)
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Alternate Fuels For Lorries

So, we all know that the price of haulage fuel in the UK is ridiculous at the moment, with lorry fuel costing 50p per litre in the UK as compared to 25p per litre in mainland Europe. It really is a ..
(June 15, 2008)
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Haulage Pirates The Rise of Diesel Rustling

The rising price of fuel has already caused many woes for owner operators and haulage companies in recent months. Protests have been held by lorry drivers around the world, worried about the effect ..
(June 26, 2008)
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Heroic Lorry Driver Stories

Perhaps it's because of their no-nonsense attitude, or maybe it is just because there are so many of them on the road, but when they aren't busy working on various haulage jobs many lorry drivers ..
(May 26, 2008)
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LGV And HGV Driver Training In The UK

If you fancy a life on the road, or if you've just dreamed of being a lorry driver since you were a kid, a career as a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver could be for you. HGV drivers employed by a ..
(May 19, 2008)
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What The Future Holds For The Haulage Industry

So, the Low Emission Zone has now been in effect for three months and fuel prices are continuing to rise. The freight industry is most certainly in crisis - as shown last month, when one haulage ..
(May 12, 2008)
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10 More Silly Lorry Stories!

As I reported in my previous article, ‘World's Top 10 Silly Lorry Stories', lorries and lorry drivers seem to have a habit of being involved in some of the world's quirkiest news stories. Well, .
(April 22, 2008)
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Haulage Companies and Owner Operators Unite!

I read a fairly alarming survey earlier this week - it estimated that 33% of haulage companies would go out of business over the upcoming year. I can't think of any other industry facing this kind of .
(April 14, 2008)
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Lorries In The Limelight

What do you think of when you picture a lorry? Perhaps one of these lorries from popular culture. They might not wear giant sunglasses or have punch-ups with the paparazzi, but that doesn't make ..
(April 02, 2008)
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Is Lorry Driving What it Used to Be?

Currently, there is a feeling of real doom and gloom hanging over the logistics industry. You just have to look at the squeeze lorry drivers are facing with rising fuel prices, LEZ charges and ..
(April 02, 2008)
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World's Top 8 Silly Lorry Stories

Whether it's down to lack of sleep, a comical attitude or a desire for distractions on a long journey, for some reason lorries and lorry drivers have been the focus of many of the craziest news ..
(March 30, 2008)
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Owner Operator and Logistics Protection - A Guide to HGV Safety

With any job, it's remarkably easy to slip into a routine after you've been doing it for months, years and decades. The trouble is that most jobs aren't as fraught with dangers as working with ..
(March 17, 2008)
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