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Box Trucks

They range in size from 4 to 7 metres in length, They usually have a roller shutter door at the rear. On some box trucks, the cargo area is also accessible from the cab through a small door.

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The definitive guide to buying a used truck

If you are in the market to purchase a used truck you might want to consider these few handy checks.

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The Best Truck Sat Nav Unit in 2017

If you’re wanting to get the best Truck Sat Nav then you will need to understand that your Sat Nav is going to need to work a little differently to the typical Sat Nav.

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Will ‘Platooning’ be a driverless lorry reality for 2017?

The driverless car has been a source of attention for both the public and the media since the first prototype was revealed, it was such an alien concept that it invoked intrigue but also distrust.

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A little history of Volvo trucks

Volvo manufactured their first automobiles in 1927 and even at this time the plans for their first truck were already on the table and early in 1928 the LV series 1 was revealed to the public.

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A brief look at the iconic Christmas Coca-Cola trucks

Everybody knows the iconic Coca-Cola Christmas trucks and since they were first revealed in a Christmas advert in 1995, for a lot of people across the UK they signify the ‘official’ start of the festive period or in fact that the ‘Holidays are Coming’.

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How the drivers' hours Great Britain domestic rules work for goods vehicles

The Great Britain domestic rules which are contained in the Transport Act 1968, will apply to most goods vehicles that are exempt from the EU rules. Separate rules will apply to Northern Ireland.

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What to do if caught out by the rain

Getting caught in the rain while driving can be pretty scary even worse if it happens at night and especially bad if the vehicle begins to hydroplane. Here are a few tips to help you avoid an accident if you are caught out by the weather.

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Tips for driving in fog

Fog will occur more often in the morning or evening but this is not to say it won’t form at any other time.

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Reducing glare if driving at night

New and experienced drivers alike can find driving at night an intimidating activity to undergo, and this is no surprise.

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The importance of correct tyre pressure

Tyre pressure is very important for road vehicles but especially for trucks and lorries, it can effect a number of factors which will be highlighted below.

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Staying awake and alert on long journey hauls.

As a truck driver you will often be working for long hours and will inadvertently experience an inconsistent sleep schedule from time to time. As a truck driver you will often be working for long hours and will inadvertently experience an inconsistent sleep schedule from time to time. 

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What is the Smart Motorways Scheme

When driving on a motorway and exceeding the 70mph speed limit, drivers face a greater risk of being fined due to the roll-out of the smart motorway scheme.

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Tips for Increasing Fuel Efficiency and Performance

Nowadays everyone has their own ideas on how to save fuel, these ideas become more critical for truck drivers due to the nature of their vehicles and work.

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Distractions for Truck Drivers in the US: The Penalties and Risks

You must be able to speak and read English to drive trucks in the United States. However reading is required for road signs whilst travelling and not for reading text messages or telephone numbers.

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Five Tips for New Truck Drivers

Here at RPC Commercials, we sell a lot of trucks or lorry type vehicles. So we thought we’d write a blog and give some handy tips tell help out you new truck drivers. Where else is best than a company which communicates with truck and lorry drivers day in, day out.

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What is the Safer Lorry Scheme?

The safer lorry scheme has been implemented into the UK’s capital to see that the roads are free from death and serious injury. It has been launched in collaboration with London Councils and Heathrow Airport; the Mayor and TfL are committed to making London’s roads safer for all.

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The History of DAF Trucks

DAF Trucks are a Dutch truck manufacturing company that are based in Eindhoven; whereas the cabs and axle assemblies are produced in Westerlo in Belgium.

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What kind of driver are you?

So, a recent European study has revealed that apparently there are seven different types of drivers on today’s roads. Each ‘persona’ reacts differently to all kinds of situations on the road, particularly when it comes to traffic.

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What is life like as a Truck Driver?

We’ve all watched ice-road truckers and probably cringed a little bit when people assume that the daily life as a trucker is anything close to what is shown on the programme. The majority of us don’t find ourselves on icy cliff edges in life or death situations on a daily basis, but what is life like as a truck driver?

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Buying a used truck checklist

We are specialists in used truck sales and have been for over 40 years. All kinds of vehicles are bought and sold through RPC because we export vehicles all over the world. In this blog will give you our basic checklist for buying a used truck...

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The HGV Road User Levy – One year on

After being introduced in April 2014 we take a look at how effective the HGV road user levy has been...

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Do you always belt-up?

A recent survey of the use of seatbelts throughout Europe has revealed that people still don’t take the life-saving accessory seriously. So do you always belt up? And if you don’t – why not?

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Drug drive legislation: Are you fit to drive?

HGV operators and truck drivers will know the consequences and penalties of being under the influence of illegal drugs whilst driving, but new legislation now includes prescription medication in the substances that drivers could be prosecuted for.

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Top 4 healthy snacks for on the road

We truck driver’s get a bit of a rough ride when it comes the stereotypes - Overweight, lazy, unhealthy? It can be annoying and it really isn’t true a lot of the time. Just because people presume all truck-drivers fit this bill doesn’t mean you should.

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London to ban lorries without safety measures

TfL, the mayor, and London Councils have implemented a London-wide ban on lorries that are not fitted with safety equipment which is specially designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

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The top 5 tips to passing the LGV practical driving test

The Large Goods Vehicle test is a requirement of anybody who wants to become a truck or lorry driver. Here are our top tips to passing first time.

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Top Christmas tracks to listen to in your truck

The festive season has arrived which means that it is time to get your Christmas CD (or equivalent) prepared for those long drives.

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Issues your business should consider as the year draws to a close

It is November and the month is already flying by; as the time that this blog post was written we are currently exactly 6 weeks away from Christmas Day! Here is some advice about how to get your business prepared for the New Year.

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How to prepare your HGV for the winter months

A straightforward guide to how to prepare for a wintry drive on the road during the coming months. Freezing conditions can be dangerous for drivers but with the correct precautions you will be fine.

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Will driverless lorries soon be on our roads?

Long distance self-driving Lorries may not seem like such a bad idea, bringing potential improvements for safety and fuel consumption, therefore they could be the ideal testing dummy.

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The Best Trucking Movies of All Time

Any trucking enthusiast undoubtedly knows the best films to watch out for – particularly when it comes to action. Here at RPC commercials we’ve brought you our top five picks of the most action packed trucking films of all time because choosing a used truck should be fun too.

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Truck and Lorry Classifications and their Job

In the UK Lorries are classified by the types of driving licences that are required. ‘Heavy Goods Vehicles’ is a term applied to those that can carry more than seven and a half tonnes whereas category B vehicles are limited by EU directives to only carry up to three and a half tonnes.

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The Most Iconic Lorry Covers Ever

Used lorries are a practical solution to the problem of needing to purchase a large vehicle without spending too much of your budget. Just because you have a used lorry it does not mean that you can’t make it your own. You will undoubtedly want to brand your lorry with your own business logo. But how do you do it in a way that stands out from everybody else? Here are some famous examples:

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Areas of Your Business Where You Can Save Money

Every business wants to save as much money as possible because the lower your costs the greater your profit, it is as simple as that. Particularly if you are running a logistics business then there are several ways that you can reduce how much you’re spending.

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What are the Best Second Hand Snatches?

“Something old, something new” – there are certain things in life that don’t have to be brand new to be a worthwhile purchase. In fact, there are a number of items that should be bought second-hand, and not always for the same reason. Here we list some of the things that we merrily buy second-hand:

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Buying a Used Lorry

Buying a commercial vehicle is a big investment and you want to make sure you make the most of your budget. At RPC we believe that used commercial vehicles provide far better value for money than new lorries and trucks, which is why we have been supplying used trucks and lorries across the UK for nearly 40 years.

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