Why are some Months on Truckersworld Forum very quiet and yet others seem full of interest and activity? It is all down to you the drivers and members by posting topics of interest which need debating and discussing amongst us. Truckersworld also use all the discussions to pick up on things that need taking further in our meetings.
This Month your Truckersworld Lobby Team are making preparations for our next meeting with the Opposition Transport Ministers, this is to follow up on our last meeting to push forward our proposals to open up the many “park & rides” as secure overnight lorry parks. Something that is in drastic shortage yet the facilities are available at very little cost to the various Councils.
We are also very hopeful to obtain a top ranking Transport Minister to represent us with our protest against the Driver “periodic” CPC which is being signed by many a driver in support of what is seen as just another money making machine for some yet of no benefit to improving the standard of driving or road safety. An ill thought out introduction which must be taken back to the drawing board and discussed properly.
After a much respected driver and member of most of the trucking forums had a tragic accident earlier this year highlighted something that most us never think about. How the Emergency Services notify our Next of Kin? Andy (RIP) had to wait for 24 hours before his loved ones at home were notified of his accident, leaving only 12 hours before losing his fight for life and precious time they could have had together. This must never happen again. We have now been in discussion with next of kin alert, a secure set up recognised by the ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) to bring to drivers a way to ensure their NOK can be informed quickly in the event of having an accident plus all the medical history for paramedics. With discounts and added benefits for Truck drivers and their families obtained, this low cost service will give you peace of mind knowing that the right person will be contacted in an emergency.
We hope you never have the need to use the service but accidents do happen and it will be too late to register “later” Play Safe and register today.
Use the logo on main page or go to.:- http://www.familyalert.co.uk/truckers
The many various forums on Truckersworld are bringing drivers together to talk and communicate, sometimes offering help and advice or maybe just a bit of fun and banter, there is something for everyone, with competitions free to enter and health and safety topics, jokes, some serious discussions and many debates.
It is All FREE, quick and easy to register and once you make your first contribution and made welcome can become addicted to the many forums. Join us today and see for yourself, hope to see you on there later. On the main website are many links to various sites, some like CDC Truck offering a good selection of your Trucking needs, and Priory for insurance quotes and information to name a couple. New is the MAN 3D Virtual, a new site of interest and well worth a look around. Take time to read around the Truckersworld pages there is far more here than at first glance. Hope to see you on the forum today and sign up to the NOK,