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They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This beholder is struggling to see the beauty in the new Actros L model’s ProCabin. It is no doubt an excellent truck; it simply looks a little sad. We understand that the truck is designed to look like the new eActros, which may make…

If you are wondering what the ‘L’ means in the Actros L, it now applies to all four- and six-wheeled tractor units with single or double drive axles, and 18- and 26-tonne rigid chassis, that have flat-floored GigaSpace, BigSpace or Stream Space cabs in the wider (2.5m) of the two widths available. Devon haulier Wains…

The arrival of GRS Group’s latest batch of Mercedes-Benz trucks means the operator is now running the country’s biggest fleet of low-entry Econic tippers. The three new trucks take GRS Group’s Econic line-up to 15 – all are 3235 models, and were delivered by Dealers Motus Truck & Van and Sparshatt Truck & Van. Based…

Not immediately obvious from the outside, but this week’s front cover truck will suit the dye-in-the-wool manual transmission fans. Most tractor units in today’s market use automated transmissions, but the 2020 DAF XF480 Super Space Cab High Roof Sleeper is fitted with a 16 speed manual and is one of the latest pre-new generation DAFs…

Bath-based haulier Stuart Harvey Transport has taken delivery of a high specification Volvo FH 500 with I-Save Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit. The stunning new truck is equipped with I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission and numerous creature comforts to maximise driving experience and fuel efficiency. Supplied by Mike Gill, Area Sales Manager, Truck and Bus Wales…

Felixstowe-based Multimodal Logistics has added five new T480 High Turbo Compound 6×2 tractor units to its fleet, the first for the container haulage operator. Supplied by Renault Truck Commercials, the T480 High TC was chosen for its driver appeal and fuel-economy capability. Equipped with Renault Trucks’ latest DE13 TC engine for optimum performance, the T480…

You have to be confident in your procurement process to replace a fleet of 61 trucks of one marque with a totally different one in one fell swoop. That’s what DS Smith Logistics has done in taking delivery of 61 new Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units. The new trucks – that arrive via…

There are a number of electric-only start ups that have come and gone from the electric commercial vehicle market – first was Modec which disappeared in 2011 and Volta, which has only recently been saved from bankruptcy thanks to a deal with Luxor Capital. Others remain on the scene such as Tevva and Electra, the…

This looks like the perfect truck for someone who needs a new recovery truck in a hurry. This is a 2024 new and unused Isuzu N75.190 seven seater crew cab recovery truck. It’s fitted with a new ORS recovery systems 18ft aluminium slide bed and second car carrier spec lift and a remote control winch….

If you are about to buy your first tractor unit for your fleet would you push the boat out like Coleshill-based RS Transport? The company went to Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East and ordered a fully spec’d Volvo FH540 Globetrotter fitted with all the bells and whistles. The order was for a…

If the dealer workshop is next door to your site, then it would be foolish to not even consider a truck from that manufacturer. Location made sales consultant Ryan Lockett’s life easier when attempting to get a demo tractor unit into the Browns Distribution fleet. Soon afterwards, three Actros tractor units were supplied by eStar…

If you have to rub shoulders with the wrapped Bentleys and Lamborghinis in premiership football club car parks, then you will need a top of the range, matt black Mercedes Actros L for the job. That’s what Xpression Event Solutions’ new Mercedes-Benz Actros L rig is achieving whilst bringing artificial intelligence-driven performance analysis to some…

Exeter-based Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd has added the first Renault Trucks T520 High 6×2 pusher tractor unit to its fleet, naming the vehicle’s specification and operator recommendation as catalysts for the deal.  The T520 High, purchased from Sparks Commercial Services in Exeter, joins Parson’s 59-strong mixed fleet on bulk tipper work across the UK. The…

Specially designed for transport of large volume and lightweight goods To perfectly tune the DAF XD to the individual tasks and requirements of operators, the XD with 6.7 litre PACCAR PX-7 engine is now available with wheelbases of up to 6.9 metres and a full suite of cabs, including the Sleeper Cab and Sleeper High…

From no Renault Tucks to a complete fleet of sixteen inside five years is a good indication of the working relationship Cannock-based, Pallet Network Solutions (UK) Limited, has with their local Renault Trucks dealer, Allports Group. The company is renewing and expanding their fleet and, as a result, has added a new Renault Trucks T520…

Scotland’s W J & J Green has taken delivery of a high-specification Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor unit – the second truck the business has added to its fleet from the Swedish manufacturer in 2023, following a 21-year absence. Supplied by Kevin Fraser, Transport Solutions Executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North…

The driver of the brand new Volvo FH540 6×2 tag axle tractor unit must have been over the moon with his replacement for an older Volvo. That is until he saw the brand new FH16.650 trundle into the yard of Knutsford-based CRJ Services. Supplied by Mark Lingard, Customer Solutions Manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials, the…

Any colour you like as long as it’s black. Harley Davidson Black Cherry Pearl that is, if you are NJI Transport from Dunstable who take delivery of their new fleet flagship, a special one-off MAN TGX 26.640 Individual Lion S with the GX Cab. The truck came with unique factory paintwork the new flagship and…

Renault Trucks has revealed an all-electric line-up for waste and recycling operations at the Resource & Waste Management Expo (RWM) at the NEC in Birmingham. Making its UK debut was the new 26 tonne E-Tech D Wide 6×2 low entry cab with bus-style folding door and low step height for ease of entry and exit. …

Electric trucks are perfectly suited to refuse trucks work. Councils typically work to a green agenda. These two points alone should mean that the UK’s refuse truck fleet will be amongst the first to be totally electric. The only sticking point is the cost and therefore typical lifespan of these types of trucks. They are…