New Truck News (24)

Second Consecutive Year of Growth in Truck Sales The headline SMMT figures for the full year of 2023 show the excellent news that truck sales and registrations were up almost across the board with a total of 46,227 units. the final quarter’s data did start to indicate some more worrying trends as far as the…

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…

If you have run Ivecos for the last thirty years and continue to add them to your fleet, you must be a fan. Forfar-based Richie Agricultural certainly are fans and the four new bright orange Iveco S-Way 4×2 tractor units heading their way stands as a testament to the company’s dedication to the marque. Ritchie…

Multi-temperature distribution business Moran Logistics has added 15 new Volvo FM 460 6×2 tractor units to its busy, growing fleet. The new FMs – which all meet Transport for London’s 3-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating – offer the company the ideal solution for its multi-drop delivery operations into urban areas. Supplied by Jack Hulse,…

In the two-horse race to have the most powerful truck on Europe’s roads, Volvo have, once again, stolen a march on their Swedish cousins, Scania. Rewind back to 2003 and the FH16 had a maximum of ‘just’  610hp from the redesigned 16-litre engine that used the basis of the 12-litre design. This power output for…

Now that 2023 is over, we take a look back to see the developments that have taken place in the truck world in this fascinating time as alternatively-fuelled trucks start to finally make their way onto the UK market. New Truck Sales Looking back to last January, the year started out with Scania announcing that…

View Full 2023 Year Truck Sales Figures Here Further Good News – Truck Market Growth Continues Looking at the new truck registration statistics from the SMMT, anyone would think that the UK is performing well economically, rather than struggling under cost of living crisis with trade with the EU suffering and positions hard to fill…

Half Year Results – Trucks are on a Roll View Full 2023 Year Truck Sales Figures Here More good news for UK Plc as far as new truck registrations are concerned – these registration figures have been historically good indicators of business confidence in the economic environment. Nobody orders new trucks if they are expecting…

Even if all other factors were equal, it makes sense to buy a product that has been assembled locally. So, when the new DAF XG came out top on bulk powder product haulier, Arclid Transport’s whole life cost analysis, the fact they are built in Lancashire was the icing on the cake. The company has…

Buying the right tractor unit for a job is not easy. No company makes a bad truck these days, so it often comes down to trying one or two for a while to test fully the product and the after sales support. It is exactly this type of approach that Iveco have hoped will succeed…

The old adage goes, it is cheaper to keep a customer than get a new one. Looks like someone messed up when supplying Prompt Transport with trucks and support.  Usually, if you’ve been a loyal, dedicated, solus customer for over twenty years, there has to be something fairly major to take all of your business…

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…

If it ain’t broke… That’s the view of upholstered furniture manufacturer, Buoyant Upholstery Ltd. The company has just taken delivery of four new Renault Trucks T440 4×2 Evolution tractor units as a result of the performance of their existing Renault Range T tractor units. The new T440s with sleeper cabs were supplied by local dealer,…

If your major distribution site is right next door to a commercial vehicle dealer, there would be something wrong if the dealer’s brand did not feature strongly in the operator’s fleet. Looks like Thomas Hardie Commercials has done everything right as 90-year-old Edge Transport is operating a 90% Volvo fleet and has just added a…

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…

It’s hard to listen to the radio or watch the television without coming across adverts for the new breed of online car sales where the vehicles are bought ‘blind’ and delivered with a week or two for the customer to send them back. A little like the ‘puppy dog’ close used with TV sets in…

There’s still lots of grumbling going on about August’s impending extension to London’s ULEZ. Many of the councils don’t want the scheme so there is a chance that it may not go ahead as there are threats of court action to prevent the system going live. However, it looks as though TfL are trying to…

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…