Iconic Road Train Route

This video about an iconic road train route is a part of a series being developed by Linfox to show some of the transport tasks the company runs on different applications.   Of course it is a promotional piece, advertising the services Linfox provides its customers, as well as telling us how happy their employees are to work for such a wonderful company. At its heart, this is a positive message about trucking and trucking people.  ...

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Autonomous Driving?

Autonomous driving? It’s already here. This automated warehouse shows us just how accurate current technology is. With the current pace of development in all technologies like this, we can be sure the driverless truck is not far away, at least in controlled environments. Once the systems get smarter, the areas where they can be used will get bigger.   Probably the biggest change will not be in the technology used but in our attitude...

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Skills in Reverse

It is a particular truck driver who can show these skills in reverse, getting this B-double into an extremely tight spot with trucks parked in the most awkward places and the yard jam-packed with vehicles and freight.   There are plenty of other videos on YouTube with drivers demonstrating a tremendous level of skill in getting difficult combinations into some amazing loading docks.   This particular driver did have the advantage of...

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International Truck Ready to Go

Today is the day, with the International Truck ready to go, the lucky future owner has paid their money and is waiting with bated breath. Yes, the National Transport Insurance (NTI) restoration saga is almost over. This is part four of the restoration story, a restoration of an International K5 from 1948, to be won in a draw in aid of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).   The story started when the team at NTI decided to do something about...

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What’s Wrong With Caravans

The question the trucking industry needs to answer is, what’s wrong with caravans? Why are they regarded with so much negativity by truckies?   This video is an example of the attitude of some truckies towards caravans. It is regarded as entertaining for those attending the Convoy in the Park truck show, in the UK, to watch two caravans being towed by prime movers and being smashed to pieces in a kind of caravan jousting competition....

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The Times They Are A Chanjing

In terms of local delivery, the times they are a chanjing. One of those elements of change is a company called Chanje, which has just launched an all-new electric delivery van in the US. They are not alone, there are electric trucks and vans popping up everywhere. Transport and delivery operations are looking for an electric solution, especially for their last-mile delivery work. The economics of electric power are starting to change...

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