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British Truck Racing Association Championship to be screened on Amazon Prime Video

The British Truck Racing Association Championship (BTRAC) will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video in the near future, thanks to a new deal, it has been announced. Digitex TV has launched a tie-up which will see content broadcast on the platform, following the end of broadcasting with its previous broadcaster. The first programmes to feature on the platform include multiple …

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Truck driver injured after being shot at on A14 in Cambridgeshire

A truck driver suffered head injuries after a ball bearing was shot through the windscreen of his cab while driving along the A14 in Cambridgeshire yesterday [30 September]. The incident happened the man was driving his truck westbound along the A14 in the area of Fen Ditton, Cambridge, at about 3.45pm. The driver received head injuries but managed to stop …

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Truck driver dies and another injured in M40 crash

A truck driver has died in a crash on the M40, and another has been injured after a three-truck collision on the M40 between junctions 15 and 16 in Warwickshire. The crash occurred on the northbound stretch of the road at 4am. The road was closed in both directions for 13 hours. This incident happened just an hour after a …

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Truxx Factor results announced

Truxx Factor took place at the Rockingham Motor Speedway over the weekend of 22-23 September, with thousands of people heading to the Corby-based circuit for the mix of on- and off-track action. On track, spectators could watch the Pickup Truck Championship, as well as various other racing series, and see some demonstration events, such as Nascar stock cars. Some of …

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Claim HGV drivers ‘racing each other’ dismissed by RHA

A claim by a West Midlands-based Councillor that HGV drivers seem to be “racing each other” on motorways has been dismissed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Conservative Solihull councillor Diana Holl-Allen MBE said in a recent meeting of the Transport Delivery Committee of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) that HGV drivers were a ‘nuisance’. Speaking in a debate …

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Warning over lack of Driver CPC hours completed

There is a worrying trend in the number of drivers competing their mandatory Driver CPC training, which they need to stay on the road, according to training company Driver Hire Training. There is less than one year to go until the Driver CPC deadline – its 9 September 2019 – but it seems that many drivers have not yet signed …

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Scania driver competition now open for entries

Truck drivers of all ages are being invited to enter the Scania Driver Competition (SDC) 2018-19 and be in with a chance of winning a €100,000 prize. The competition will pit drivers from across 30 European countries in the battle for the grand prize – €100,000 towards a new Scania truck of the winner’s choice. Theory tests will begin in …

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks unveils new limited edition Actros Edition 1

To celebrate the start of production of the new Actros, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched its ‘Edition 1’, a limited edition run of 400 vehicles worldwide, of which at least 35 will come to the UK. In addition to the innovations that come as standard on the new Actros, launched earlier this month, including MirrorCams, the Edition 1 has seven packages …

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Logistics company fined after driver death

Tuffnells Parcel Express Ltd has been fined £1.5 million after a driver died after becoming trapped between a trailer and his vehicle. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 January 2016, a Tuffnells employee was fatally injured while attempting to attach a trailer to his vehicle. The trailer was parked upon a slight slope, which was enough to allow it …

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British Truck Racing Association Championship Round 6 review: Snetterton shake-up

Snetterton saw seven different men stand on the top step of the podium across the two divisions – but the division leaders largely maintained their advantages. The annual visit of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship to Norfolk featured close racing and some welcome variety, producing four different Division One winners in the four Snetterton races. Championship leader Ryan Smith …

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