Trucker Babes – a German documentary series about female truckers

Trucker Babes – a German documentary series about female truckers

German television broadcasts a documentary series about 5 German women who have a typically male profession. Trucker Babes heroines express themselves at the wheel of a truck. Annette, Lissy, Katrin, Jana and Cindy stole the hearts of the Germans but there are also words of criticism. What did they do to deserve it? The Trucker Babes – 400 hp in the hands of women is broadcast by a German channel Kabel Eins. The series tells the story of five women Annette, Lissy, Katrin, Cindy and Jana who professionally drive trucks with power of up to 730 hp....

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Hot or not? Photos of a truck driver with an "interactive" tattoo are all over the Internet

Hot or not? Photos of a truck driver with an "interactive" tattoo are all over the Internet

Truck driver Kenny Ollerenshaw says that his tattoo is perfect. It certainly cannot go unnoticed. His photos became viral – only on Facebook they were shared by a million of users and seen by 2 million! Kenny Ollerenshaw, 36-year-old truck driver from Silloth, a town in Cumbria (England) decided to get a peculiar tattoo. The work of the tattoo artist is located on the torso of the Englishman and is completed by... Kenny's head. The tattoo shows a smaller chest and hands holding the steering wheel. I keep looking at it in the mirror and thinking...

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See what happens during an accident in the bus loaded up to the ceiling

See what happens during an accident in the bus loaded up to the ceiling

Dekra conducted a crash test involving a bus with unsecured load. The effects of such an event are dramatic. Despite this, for many companies and individuals securing the load properly is "an unnecessary fuss". According to the article 61 paragraph 3 of the Act of 20 June 1997 – Road Traffic Law (Dz. U. of 2017 pos. 128),  "a load placed in a vehicle should be secured against changing its arrangement and making excessive noise." Unfortunately, the provisions do not specify exactly how it should look like. There are also entrepreneurs who believe...

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The design of a motorist hotel for the 45-hour breaks. "Like a cell" comment the readers

The design of a motorist hotel for the 45-hour breaks. "Like a cell" comment the readers

Dutch transport association TLN recently published a visualisation of the driver hotel design prepared by the Austrian company Asfinag. It's a reply to the German ban on spending the 45-hour break in the cab of the truck. Would the drivers have to sleep in such circumstances? It turns out that the ban on spending the 45-hour break in the cab of the truck introduced by Germans in May is a problem not only for Eastern-European carriers. Also Austrians are looking for an alternative to sleeping in the cab. According to the TLN association and transport...

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Stuttgart: Possible entry bans for Diesel vehicles

Stuttgart: Possible entry bans for Diesel vehicles

Drivers can expect Stuttgart entry bans for vehicles with Diesel engines. In a lawsuit against Baden-Württemberg land Administrative Court of Stuttgart agreed with the German climate-protection organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DHU). After the judgement of the Administrative Court in Stuttgart DUH has the right to demand that the Stuttgart air cleanliness maintenance plan is to be continued. The most effective way to reduce emissions and meeting standards is the introduction of Diesel vehicles entry ban. According to the court decision the ban...

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Frustrated German traffic officers. "We lack laptops to inspect trucks"

Frustrated German traffic officers. "We lack laptops to inspect trucks"

German journal "Nordkurier" writes about the frustration of the police, which, during inspections has their hands tied due to hardware deficiencies. The officers in the Mecklenburg-West Pomerania land do not have enough laptops which would allow them to inspect traffic violations such as tachograph manipulation more successfully. Truck traffic in Germany is growing from year to year. It is no different in the land of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with main routes between Poland and Scandinavia – federal roads 104, 108 and 110. The number of...

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Lithuanian carriers want to leave their country

Lithuanian carriers want to leave their country

Protectionism of Western companies, the lack of staff, high level of bureaucracy, surprisingly expensive OCP and other similar problems convince Lithuanian carriers more and more that transferring their companies abroad is the best solution. It is apparent looking at the Lithuanian Association of road carriers Linava. First the people leave, then the company and in the end – taxes According to the association president, Edvardas Mikėnas, today in the transport sector not the companies compete but countries. The countries who create right conditions...

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The most interesting technologies and trends in logistics. Part 2

The most interesting technologies and trends in logistics. Part 2

In the previous article we described the benefits of Big Data, drones and augmented reality. This time we focus on, among others, exoskeletons and autonomous vehicles. Virtual reality is mainly associated with entertainment but in the future will also be widely used in logistics. Distribution centres which are scanned, computer-processed and reproduced in virtual reality will become a testing ground for optimising actions. Before you decide to reorganise your warehouse, you will be able to test all the options in the virtual warehouse which...

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Temperature-related restrictions in Romania

Temperature-related restrictions in Romania

Temperature-related restrictions in Romania As the Romanian Association of International Road Transport informed, CNAIR (Administration of Roads) decided to introduce temporary traffic ban from 2 August 2017, due to heat. Restrictions are binding between 12.00 AM and 8 PM and apply to vehicles above 7.5 t dmc on national roads and highways in the following regions: Dolj, Mehedinți, Caraș-Severin, Hunedoara, Timiș, Arad, Sibiu, Alba, Bihor, Cluj, Mureș, Sălaj, Satu Mare, Maramureș, and Bistrița Năsăud. Exceptions: Transport of passengers, live...

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In 2040, the United Kingdom is going to prohibit the sale of vehicles with combustion engines

In 2040, the United Kingdom is going to prohibit the sale of vehicles with combustion engines

The British environment minister Michael Gove announced that in 2040, the United Kingdom is going to ban the sale of new vehicles with combustion engines. Within less than a month after France announced the "revolution" planned for 2040, the United Kingdom followed its steps. The British environment minister Michael Gove announced that from 2040 new diesel and petrol vehicles as well as hybrid cars with electric engines and combustion engine will not be sold. Currently, according to the newspaper "The Times", only 1% of vehicles in the UK are...

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