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For many smaller truck fleet operators there is still a great deal of pride in the business and the trucks themselves.  Nowhere is this more evident than at Bridgend bulk haulier, Tony M Rees.  The family firm, approaching its twentieth year of operation, has a beautifully designed and maintained fleet of eight trucks.  With an…

Getting 11mpg from a brand new tractor unit out of the box is impressive by any standard. With a general haulage brief, replacing trucks that were achieving 9.5mpg, the two Volvo FH460 trucks fitted with I-Save, Volvo may be a more common brand in Premier Logistics’ mixed fleet of 50 trucks. The Truck Spec The…

Leading the market for 25 years in a row is something that most people would shout about.  It appears that DAF Trucks are no different. With more than 30% of the UK market for trucks over 6 tonnes GVW, the company seems to go from strength to strength in the UK. It assembles all its…

Reliability, driver comfort and fuel efficiency were the requirements for Derbyshire-based Longcliffe Quarries, supplier of calcium carbonates. The company has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo trucks, with its order comprising of eight FH 6×2 tractor units and two FM 8×4 rigids. Configured for Payload The firm specified the FH tractor units with Globetrotter cabs,…

To distinguish the used Volvo Truck offering made from independent dealers and even from franchised Volvo dealers, Volvo Trucks have improved the extended warranty offering across its network of 14 company owned dealer locations. The new optional extended warranties cover all models and all grades of vehicle, including Volvo Selected Volvo Approved and Volvo Economy,…

The safety of our roads continues to improve as truck manufacturers roll out improvements to their safety systems. Going back just a decade or so it would have seemed science fiction that a truck could detect what’s ahead and decide whether a moving or stationary object was going to be in the way.  Add to…

Clearly a family with an attention to detail and one that is prepared to invest upfront for payback over time.  D&M Jones & Son, family hauliers based in North Wales have bought not only the top of the range Scania XT tipper, they chose to personalise the truck with an eye-catching paint job plus plenty…

In news that we fear may be repeated across Europe and for different truck manufacturers, Renault Trucks has announced that some 463 white collar positions will be going in France. The company puts the job losses firmly at the door of the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing loss of demand.  In a statement, the company said:…

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Most people looking at the front of an Econic would think “Refuse Truck”.  There are an increasing number of operators recognising the benefits in terms of cab access and all-round visibility that these low entry cabs can offer. Of course, they are not ideal for every operation, but one involving a crew and local work…