It is no secret that there is a severe shortage of truck drivers in the UK. The situation is expected to worsen if no major step is taken to encourage more people to join the HGV industry. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has openly admitted that the transport industry is clearly unable to get young people to stay in the industry.
Do you have a truck driver in your life who deserves to know how special he or she is? How about buying them a special present this Christmas to show how much you appreciate them! To help you out a little, here are a few wonderful gift ideas, perfect for the road kings and queens.
To unofficially announce the beginning of the holidays and to get everyone into a festive mood, Coca-Cola has come up with a cheerful idea. A huge truck, painted bright-red, showcasing a Coca-Cola advert, with Santa Claus, Christmas lights, Coca-Cola printed in bold letters and a hashtag HolidaysAreComing, will be stopping near you very soon.
You have to take lessons, get road safety awareness, and prepare for unforeseen circumstances in order to be called a qualified HGV driver. But, even with all the preparations, sometimes, drivers fail to react fast enough in emergency situations, which results in road accidents and in loss of lives.
Soon you might not have to worry even if you forget to carry your purse with you. DVLA came up with the idea of creating a digitalised version of the Driving License for the UK population. This is considered to be a great new measure by the authorities.
To help bring down the cost of mining natural resources, Belaz, a state-owned company of the former Soviet Republic of Belarus has manufactured a massive dumptruck. With an engine six times as powerful as a Formula 1 racing car, length equal to two double decker buses, and weight more than that of a fully loaded Airbus A380, the Belaz 75710 is definitely one of its kind. It is considered to be the biggest dumptruck ever, in the world.