High Roof Sleeper Truck News (75)

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 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…

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…

Operators that need a new truck in a hurry are more likely to shop around for a good product that is available in a decent timescale. That’s how Volvo came up trumps when Sittingbourne-based JBS Haulage Contractors were looking to source a new truck to expand the fleet. As a result of the availability of…

DAF Trucks have managed to change from being a minority supplier of trucks to Freeland Freight to their majority supplier in recent years. To further strengthen this relationship, the company has bought four new DAF XG 530 6×2 tractor units (with ‘FTG’ axle configuration) for use on its long-haul work across the UK. The ‘Granite…

Cast your minds back to last Summer with our 40 degree days and boiling hot nights and you can understand why operators are considering the welfare of their drivers sleeping in cabs overnight – especially with two to a cab! There is a solution to the problem that does not involve burning fuel and that’s…

It looks like Sparks Commercials’ Roger Millett will never struggle to get a reference, that’s if the glowing recommendation from Wiltshire-based Westbrook Commercials Ltd is anything to go by. The company has bought a new 65 tonne Renault Trucks T520 High 6×2 tag to its low loader fleet with a further T520 High 6×2 midlift…

Have you only ever bought used trucks for your fleet? It is certainly a leap of faith, as a used truck buyer is typically entrenched in the belief that a truck in its second life makes more economic sense. Looks like Paul McNicholas, Customer Solutions Manager at Thomas Hardie Commercials has done a great job…

MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd have just sold their 150,000th vehicle in the UK. The truck, a special build TGX Individual Lion S Tractor, will be operated by family-owned Gateshead based Templeman Retailing & Vending Ltd. Upon hearing that his new truck was the 150,000th MAN vehicle sold in the UK, Neil Templeman, Company…

Family-owned Billericay based haulier Hammond Transport has recently taken delivery of a new fleet flagship, a new MAN 26.510 TGX 6×2 tractor with MAN’s OptiView mirror-replacement system and the top of the range GX cab. Cameras Better than Mirrors? Already proving a huge hit with the driver, the OptiView system replaces all conventional mirror arms…

Aberdeenshire haulier, William Nicol (Aberdeen) Ltd., has welcomed into its growing fleet two New Generation DAF XG+ 530 six-wheel tractor units with DAF’s ‘FTG’ 6×2 mid-lift axle configuration. The trucks have proven to be exceptionally productive, with the tanker operator already placing an order for two same-spec vehicles set to be delivered in 2023. Supplied…

Getting a used truck sold into a fleet should better than giving a long-term demonstrator. That’s just what happened with Mor Cross Transport. Once of their (non-Iveco) truck broke down and the company was desperate for a replacement. You can usually find a late Iveco tractor unit for sale at short notice and this case…

We often read that it’s all about the fuel economy, but if you have bad driver – or no drivers then the fuel economy is irrelevant. That’s why family business G. S. Davies & Son has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit and fitted it with Volvo’s Drive++ package to…

Mike Carr from Renault Truck dealership, Border Commercials got the job spot on. Sell a couple of used trucks into a fleet and keep in touch. Make sure you know when trucks are up for renewal and close a deal for some brand new trucks. Textbook stuff.  That’s what happened recently and, as a result,…

When Sheffield-based haulier Toutes Directions needed a new fleet flagship, they chose to ‘tick every box’ on the options list to reward a long-serving driver. Plated for operation at a gross combination weight of 68 tonnes, the Actros 2553 arrived via the local branch of Dealer Northside Truck & Van. It has a range-topping, flat-floored…

Downsizing the power of your trucks and still getting approval from drivers shows that the Volvo FH500 with I-Save is a solid buy. That’s what happened to T. W. Plummer, who has just taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 500 with I-Save 6×2 tractor unit, equipped with I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, having recorded ‘huge…