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A dairy truck accidentally spilled milk on UK streets, and a cop started a punny affair!

Written by Shreya Das | New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2018 9:31 pm[1]

When the phrase ‘no point crying over spilled milk’ comes to life. (Source: PC Dave Wise/ Twitter)

Winning hearts with quirky tweets has become a trend on the Internet. Be it relatable references from popular TV and Netflix shows or hit dialogues from Bollywood films, it doesn’t take too much time to grab attention. Not just Mumbai Police and Bengaluru Police, but cops all around the globe have upped their social media game.

And now, a policeman from London joined the brigade and wowed Tweeple with his punny thoughts. Recently, a dairy truck loaded with carts of milk toppled, and dribbled milk all over Gloucester Road in the British Capital. Social media was full of images of the spillage but one particular tweet by a cop stole the show — way more than the actual traffic news update posted by the Gloucestershire Police’s traffic wing Force Control Room.

Spillage on Over Roundabout, #Gloucester.

Road currently blocked due to lorry shedding its milk load. @Tri_Force on scene and clean-up will be done as soon as possible pic.twitter.com/24wphedS94[2][3][4] — Force Control Room (@GlosPolice_FCR) March 15, 2018[5]

While giving traffic updates after the accident on Twitter, Police Constable Dave Wise wrote[6], “no point crying over spilled milk,” to ask people to avoid the road.

#TrafficAlert #TrafficNews[7][8] No point crying over spilled milk!

A40 #Gloucester – expect delays. pic.twitter.com/gNvGk12h4t[9][10] — PC Dave Wise (@CopThatCooks) March 15, 2018[11]

Tweeple loved his sense of humour and lauded him for cleverly using the idiom. His tweet soon went viral and garnered more than 1700 likes, at the time of writing.

Soon, other Twitter users too used the opportunity to show off their ‘pun’ game.

Your puns are criminal ?. — Scott McGready (@ScottMcGready) March 15, 2018[12]

Mooo – ve along please, sir. Nothing to see here.

— Philip Morris (@PhilipJMorris) March 15, 2018[13]

It’s actually a deliberate trap. The police are on the lookout for a cereal killer. — Martin (@StarlingMoss) March 16, 2018[14]

Bet the driver was in shock seeing that going passed-your-eyes ( pasteurised)

— Blondie :0) (@blondechick_0) March 16, 2018[15]

That’s going to end on a sour note??? — US Two ? (@rhaig55) March 15, 2018[16]

If you get lost just take the Milky Way ???? — Todd Howard (@tncuniversity) March 16, 2018[17]

I dairy to find a better headline than that. ?

— Jackie ? (@jackieXcoffee) March 16, 2018[18]

And of course, there were many memes and jokes that gave a funny twist to the sorry event.

Now all you need is a lorry carrying cereal to leave its back doors open — Jasmine Y (@stoleyaunicorn) March 15, 2018[19]

#meow #meow #meow oh we’ll have a slurp of that #lappingitup #Wilma[20][21][22][23][24] — @SunkMoggies (@sunkmoggies) March 15, 2018[25]

Imagine how many cows were milked in the makin of this video lol

— ?Berta????? (@SmyRoberta) March 16, 2018[26]

A very large rice pudding? — J.Lee (@lee88828880) March 16, 2018[27]

pic.twitter.com/4uwTmdqPx9[28] — potato friez (@potato_friez) March 16, 2018[29]

Now to wait for a cookie truck to overturn! pic.twitter.com/c4IUExwdWL[30]

— Very Stable Genius Krysti ???? (@TheRuntSquad) March 16, 2018[31]

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FUSO eCanter – World’s first all-electric truck in series production handed over to first UK customers

Mike Belk, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz & FUSO Trucks UK said “Today is a historic day for London’s transport operators. Fully electric trucks are no longer science fiction – we at Daimler are already manufacturing them under the FUSO brand and now we’re putting them into operation with well-known customers. We’re pleased to build on our relationships with DPD, Hovis and Wincanton in this way, as they clearly believe the FUSO eCanter is a viable proposition for their urban distribution business.”

Jesse Norman, Transport Minister of the Central Government: “Emissions from heavy goods vehicles represent one of the biggest environmental challenges we face in the transport sector. Daimler’s development of vehicles that can operate with zero emissions in urban areas, reducing pollution and noise, represents an exciting prospect.” Customers opting for a green alternative in delivering their goods

Between them, DPD, Hovis and Wincanton will operate several eCanter trucks in their fleets for deliveries in and around London. The companies have each shown their commitment to sustainable fleet operations by investing in the vehicles, and each is looking forward to reductions in operational costs, not to mention noise and emissions. DPD is an international delivery business distributing 4.8 million parcels per day in over 200 countries worldwide.

In the UK, DPD employs over 6,000 people and operates 2,340 vehicles in its fleet. The logistics business is going to operate one FUSO eCanter for the first two years. Hovis is a baking and flour milling business headquartered in High Wycombe, employing around 3,200 people at bakeries, flour mills and distribution centres in the UK.

Its milling business processes over 800,000 tons of wheat per year, supplying flour to craft and industrial bakers across the UK and Ireland. Hovis will run two vehicles initially. Wincanton PLC is Britain’s largest logistics firm with approximately 17,500 employees at more than 200 sites.

It will add five FUSO eCanter trucks to its fleet of 3,600 vehicles, and the company aims to develop a UK-wide sustainable road transport and distribution system. The FUSO eCanter – A journey towards electrification With years of extensive development and over 90,000 kilometers of thorough testing in Europe and Japan, the eCanter is the world’s first all-electric light-duty truck in series-production.

The eCanter was developed by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp. (MFTBC) and is produced in Tramagal, Portugal for the European and US markets and in Kawasaki, Japan for customers in Japan. Following its global launch in New York in September 2017, the first eCanter vehicles were committed for delivery to companies such as UPS in the US, Yamato and 7-Eleven in Japan, and DHL, DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser in Germany. The eCanter has a GVW of 7.49 tons and a payload of up to 4.5 tons depending on body and use case.

Powered by six high-voltage lithium-ion batteries with 420 V and 13.8 kWh each, the electric drivetrain with a permanent-magnet-motor delivers 129 kW (180hp) via a single-gear transmission in the rear axle.

A single charge allows effective operating ranges of over 100km, which is more than enough for inner-city distribution.

With the emission-free eCanter, customers not only contribute in shaping a sustainable urban environment, but are able to reduce their operational costs by up to 1,000 Euro for every 10,000 kilometres they use the vehicles, compared to conventional diesel trucks.

Revised DVLA guidance mean truck drivers should not fear seeking help for sleep apnoea

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Changes in guidance from the DVLA means that truck drivers who suspect they have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) should not fear seeking help for the condition for fear of losing their license, a support group has said. OSA is believed to be around 1.4 million people in the UK. In the case of severe OSA, people with the condition can wake up hundreds of times a night without realising.

As a result, they are likely to wake up still feeling sleepy, not understanding why. For those who drive for their living, feeling tired when you wake up means that you may well fall asleep at the wheel, which is dangerous for themselves and other road users. Professor John Stradling, a member of the OSA Partnership Group, said: “While awareness of OSA, and the very effective treatment available for the condition, has grown in recent years, there is an understandable reluctance from those who rely on their driving licence to come forward for treatment.

“We understand that there is a natural caution if you think you might lose your job as a result, and therefore the OSA Partnership Group has been working with healthcare professionals to encourage fast tracked treatment for vocational drivers, and also with the DVLA to try to simplify the process of reporting DVLA.” In January 2016 a new EU Directive changed the DVLA requirements for reporting OSA and this caused confusion for healthcare professionals and patients. In response, the DVLA has updated guidance provided for medical professionals when assessing whether a patient should drive, and whether they should contact the DVLA.

What these changes mean:
o If a driver is diagnosed with OSA, but does not have excessive sleepiness having, or likely to have, an adverse effect on driving, they may continue to drive as normal and do not need to notify the DVLA
o If a driver has sleepiness that does have an adverse effect on driving, and it is suspected that they might have OSA, they should stop driving but do not have to notify the DVLA until the diagnosis has been confirmed
o Once a diagnosis of OSA is confirmed, the driver must stop driving and must notify the DVLA. In this case, we strongly suggest this is done in writing rather than by email or phone. The treatment for OSA is very effective so, providing it is used correctly, we often find that by the time the DVLA send through the paperwork to be completed, the driver has already been treated, and the symptoms have resolved.

In this case, the DVLA should not revoke their licence. The DVLA is only concerned about symptoms, i.e. when there is sleepiness that adversely affects driving. The OSA Partnership noted that while changes have been made to most DVLA documents and forms, there may still be some with the old guidelines, particularly on the GOV.UK website and recommend that, if in doubt, refer to your sleep specialist for advice.

“As we mark National Sleep Day [16 March], anyone who has excessive sleepiness due to OSA should be aware that they can get treatment for the condition, and can enjoy the same quality sleep as someone without the condition,” added Professor Stradling. “Furthermore they can drive knowing that they are no longer a danger to themselves and others on the road.” RAC Business is a member of the group, and spokesman Simon Peevers added: “It is vital that the fleet sector is aware of the recent announcement from DVLA regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and driving for business. “It is not an exaggeration to say it could save lives, and certainly livelihoods, if drivers who suspect they may have the symptoms feel they can come forward and get the treatment they need without losing their licence, or posing a danger on the roads.

“We would urge fleet managers to make themselves aware of the condition if they’re not already, and more importantly how to get those who are suffering, access to the highly effective treatment they need, so they don’t lose valuable drivers.”

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