UK – Driver Shortage Morrisons, Aldi and Tesco are increasing driver pay

// Aldi increases the salary of lorry drivers to help address driver shortage crisis // Comes after Tesco said it would offer drivers a £1000 joining bonus with the company // The “pandemic” and Brexit have been blamed for the HGV driver shortage, impacting retailers up and down the country

UK – Tesco offers £1000 bonus to new HGV drivers amid shortage crisis

// Tesco offers £1000 joining bonus to lorry drivers who join the Big 4 grocer before the end of September   // It comes as grocers experience staff shortages amid the “pandemic” and changes to immigration rules from Brexit   // Road Haulage Association believes there is a shortfall of about 60,000 haulage drivers in the UK

CVSA Brake Safety

NA – Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelined over 1,200 trucks

Inspectors Remove More Than 1,200 Commercial Motor Vehicles With Critical Brake Violations From Roadways During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day JULY 19, 2021 Commercial motor vehicle inspectors in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. conducted 10,091 inspections and placed 1,273 vehicles out of service for brake-related critical vehicle inspection items on May 26.

The Ice Road

The Ice Road

> Forget what you know as a trucker and watch ‘The Ice Road’ just to be entertained > Let’s get this straight right from the jump, The Ice Road, this summer’s big action thriller streaming on Netflix, is not a feature-length version of the smash-hit reality TV show, Ice Road Truckers. Not even close, and […]

VW, Daimler, Volvo team up to build truck chargers in the EU, USA and CAN

> Three of the big four global truck manufacturers have come together to sign an agreement to develop a comprehensive electric charging system, initially in Europe and following in North America.

UK – Working hours rules to be relaxed to ease the professional truck driver shortage

A temporary extension of lorry drivers’ working hours has been met with backlash from the industry who say the government is applying a “sticking plaster” to driver shortage problems. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces ‘temporary extension’ of safety limits amid strain on the logistics industry.

FORD AND HERMES START PILOT PROJECT WITH SELF-DRIVING VANS

Ford and Hermes have started a pilot project for parcel delivery with self-driving vans in London. As the vehicle manufacturer reports, the two-week practical test is part of a new research program by Ford on autonomous vehicles and their potential in commercial use. Hermes is the first company to take part in this pilot test.

Plus self-driving truck technology

AMAZON INVEST IN SELF-DRIVING TRUCK SYSTEMS

The online retailer ordered at least 1000 systems from Start-up Plus that can be used to automate conventional semi-trailers.

Busworld Europe October 2021 cancelled

With pain in their heart, Busworld decided to cancel Busworld Europe 2021. For the Busworld Team, the event is more than just business, it’s a passion. When the customers are happy, Busworld is happy. Literally, everything was done to avoid having to take this decision.

USA – Speed limiters: ATA tells DOT Secretary Buttigieg “yes”, OOIDA says “no”

Two of the trucking industry’s leading organizations have differing opinions when it comes to mandating speed limiters on trucks.  > The American Trucking Associations last week said yes. > The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said no.