The job of a truck driver may appear attractive for people who love being behind the wheel, but it’s also a demanding job To keep on track, qualified professionals must demonstrate essential qualities for the sector.
Drivers must carry out technical and mechanical checks on their trucks before setting off. For them, and for the company, this is a crucial step, although still too often omitted… What are the benefits of pre-trip inspection? What elements must be checked and how can we optimise the process?
Anti-pollution stickers: what are the obligations for transporters?
More than 250 European towns and cities have already implemented measures to restrict access to their centers, using various procedures. This is an update on these measures, since France has just implemented CRIT’Air, a mandatory sticker, subject to a fine for non-display, which distinguishes vehicles according to their pollution level. Who is affected? What steps should be taken by a fleet manager? Here are the answers to the questions asked.
New truck launches come in different strengths. They range from a simple makeover – little more than a powder-and-paint exercise – right up to the full-fat genuinely new truck. The launch of Scania’s new R and S Series in Paris in late August was most assuredly the latter, securing its place as International Truck of the Year 2017 just a few weeks later. Ian Norwell went along to press the flesh and look at the metal.
Chinese truck manufacturer CAMC is already present in several markets, including Asia of course, but also in the Middle East and South America. Interviewed at the 2014 International Motor Show (IAA) in Hanover, Ray Fang, Overseas Operations Director of the brand, discusses the positioning and ambitions of CAMC.
The European Union wishes to limit the use of first-generation biofuels: in 2020, they are not to represent more than 7 % of the fuels used to transport freight, or even 6 % if the Parliament wins the argument. To achieve compliance, European hauliers will have to adapt by moving on to second-generation biofuels…
Impact of fuel consumption on trucking fleet results in Europe
Impact of fuel prices on trucking fleet results in Europe. How to reduce it. a comparison between east and west European fleets. average early kilometer for a truck, average price per kilometer, average fuel expense. And the impact of a minus 2 liters per 100 kilometer on fleets margin and price per kilometer [[INFOGRAPHIC]]