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Who remembers the DAF CF ATE? BigLorryBlog does! But are any still around?

  Towards the end of Euro 5, DAF launched a special ATE (Advanced Transport Efficiency) range, which was designed with maximum fuel economy in mind. The trucks implemented a lot of technology which DAF would go on to develop for their subsequent Euro 6 and Euro 6c ranges. For a driver, the headlines weren’t much to get excited about. You …

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Tasty new low-calorie cooked breakfast from Chippenham Pitstop!

Those fine folks at the Chippenham Pitstop got in touch this morning to tell us about their new kitchen extension, and some new menu options. The innovative, award-winning truckstop has previously installed an outside gym, round trip walking route and even a set of scales. Completion of a major £250,000 kitchen extension at the Chippenham Pit Stop for truckers will …

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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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