Fantastic coverage of all things trucking and road haulage can be found in the aptly named Trucking magazine, a thorough and comprehensive monthly industry mag from the UK.
Each issue brings you the latest news and developments in the industry, covering news for operators, drivers and international news, as well as comment and opinion pieces. Trucking takes a look at the latest gear – sat-navs, tools, in cab computers etc – and the newest trucks on the market, and also covers the trucking community scene, featuring reviews of books and DVDs to keep you entertained and coverage of the shows and truckfests worldwide. You will also find legal, business and insurance advice, services including reader ads and fascinating features looking at customised trucks and interesting aspects of trucking.
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Modern trucking combines the very best of the old-fashioned and the new, a combination of manpower and skill and new technology. Long gone are the days when drivers would plough on through the night, not stopping till they reached their destination, the times when just a simple list of paper would detail who was going where and with what. Nowadays technology has been integrated into the haulage industry to make things faster and more efficient – satellite guided navigation systems let you know where every truck is at every point (so no more sneaky pit stops in bars and the like) and help guide drivers to their destinations in places they have never been before. The offices are highly organised, with routes, loads and shifts carefully calculated to maximise efficiency and minimise costs.
For some reason, however, we slightly miss the old days, where a truck driver relied upon his wit, knowledge and experience rather than technology. A time of epic tales of people hauling cargo across huge distances with nary a thought for their own safety, simply a determination to get the job done. Perhaps this time never existed, but in this age of the compulsory rest stop we can be fairly sure there won’t be any more legends made. “And then they stopped due to mandatory health and safety regulations” isn’t a very heroic line. NB