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Slightly less glamorous than the usual trucks that grace the Truck Pages front cover, but this DAF LF260 gulley sucker plays just as important a role. This is a Euro 6 2017 model vacuum tanker with a tested 1,800 gallon Whale tank with a moving division. The truck is available from Jenkins Garages – full…

If you operate a truck over 12 tonnes GVW in London, you will already be familiar with the Direct Vision Standards (DVS) that have been in place since March 2021. The scheme operates a DVS star rating for all trucks oer 12 tonnes GVW from zero to five stars, determined by how much a driver…

Volvo FE Electric directly replaces a similarly sized diesel vehicle in the Hounslow fleet, unlocking an immediate sustainability benefit. The truck will be deployed on various highway and street service works, operating up to seven days a week and completing more than 30,000km annually in the urban London Borough. The London Borough of Hounslow has…

Brown Recycling Ltd is no stranger to Iveco lineup with Daily 7.2-tonne, Eurocargo 18-tonne, and Iveco S-Way tractor units earning their keep on the Stoke-on-Trent company’s waste management fleet. The latest additions to its growing fleet are four new Iveco X-Way 8×4 hookloaders (AD360X42Z OFF). Finished in Brown Recycling’s signature brown and white livery, each…

Volvo Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in 2026, and the commercial launch is planned towards the end of this decade. Trucks that run on green hydrogen provide a significant step for Volvo to achieve its net zero goal…

Mercedes Trucks’ parent company, Daimler Truck and Volvo Trucks have reached a preliminary agreement to establish a joint venture to develop a common software-defined vehicle platform and dedicated truck operating system. It is their hope that this will provide the basis for future software-defined commercial vehicles. The intention is to make the new joint venture…

If you need an eight wheeler for cabin work and want the best crane for the job, then this 8×2, Euro 6 DAF CF510 crane truck should fit the bill comfortably. Fitted with an eight extension Palfinger PK78002 SH crane, the truck is geared up for distance work with 510hp, a Space Cab and fridge,…

A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from transport here and now. Volvo Trucks is expanding its model offers adapted for biodiesel B100. This is yet another move in line with the company’s strategy to…

Liverpool-based Sovereign Transport Services (STS) has recently added four new MAN TGX 26.520 tractors to its growing fleet. The new vehicles, in the form of 520 hp 6×2 tractors with range-topping GX cabs, all support the Company’s striking new livery. Each of the vehicles will pull new high-cube 15-meter double trailers, delivering goods across the…

Electric tractor units are a relatively straightforward replacement for diesel trucks if the distances involved are no more than ten miles per journey. With payloads close to matching a 44 tonne 6×2 diesel, Knowles Logistics three new Volvo FM Electric 42 tonne 4×2 tractor units fit the bill perfectly. They will operate with tri-axle curtainside…

Keen to be seen as more than just ‘OK’, Iveco have given their used truck remarketing operation a makeover with a rebrand to ‘Iveco Certified Pre-Owned’.  Iveco put their ‘Pre-Owned’ vehicles through a series of checks and inspections following a set procedure before they are put out on the market. 120 checked points included the…

The very first Iveco X-Way UK recovery truck (AS280X57Y/PT HR ON) has hit the road courtesy of bodybuilder Roger Dyson. This ‘monster’ truck is the first of many X-Way-based recovery vehicles due to join operator fleets. Supplied by Sherwood Truck and Van, the Iveco X-Way 6×2 was sent by Roger Dyson to its heavy-duty recovery…

They don’t come any rarer than this. If you were thinking about converting something into a go anywhere motorhome, then this this the vehicle for you. Forget the old military vehicles, this 6 tonne GVW crew cab luton is four wheel drive and has air conditioning and a night heater already installed. Previously owned by…

Heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes has become one of the first businesses to operate a 7.5 tonne electric truck on the streets of London. Enfield-based TG Lynes has invested in a UK-manufactured Tevva battery-electric truck to carry out local deliveries around the capital. Tevva’s fully electric 7.5 tonne trucks are just…

Mitsubishi FUSO has revealed the details of the update of their Canter light-duty truck. In the new Canter (for the 6.0 t, 7.5 t and 8.55 t variants), additional safety and comfort features are available as standard plus a completely redesigned interior. The fully electric sister model eCanter will also receive various updates and will…

Until now, if an operator wanted to order an electric MAN eTruck then the choice was straightforward – there were three to choose from. Now the German manufacturer has made the eTGX and eTGS chassis more configurable as far as wheelbases, cab versions, battery combinations and even where the charging connection is positioned. eTruck Batteries…

If you have the budget, the green aspirations and a duty cycle that involves 160 kilometres a day for a tractor unit, then an electric truck is perfect. This is the case with R Swain and Sons who has put a new Volvo FM Electric 4×2 tractor unit into operation, working exclusively on its contract…

Mercedes fans will like this week’s front cover truck – it’s an Actros 2545 – nothing unusual abou that – except this one has a huge three pointed star on the side of the cab. The 2014 truck is a 6×2 midlift, looks well maintained and is available from Plantmaster – see the full contact…

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is planning for this summer the most extensive test run in the history of the company – with its new electric eActros 600. The intention is for two near-series prototypes of the battery-electric long-haul truck to travel across more than 20 European countries, each completing more than 13,000 kilometres at 40 tons gross…

Two down, eighty eight to go. Insulation supplier Galaxy Insulation and Dry Lining has taken delivery of two Volvo FE Electric 6×2 rigids as part of the business’ ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. This leaves just 88 diesel trucks to replace to make a significant impact. It is a step in the right…