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New initiative in partnership with Thompsons UK offers stock-ready tipper and grab loaders Iveco has launched a new Driveaway bodybuilder programme for the X-Way. Driveaway customers now have a choice of stock tippers and tipper grabs available on X-Way 8×4 chassis, with bodies built by tipper manufacturer, Thompsons UK. The tippers will have a single-skinned…

Ellerslie T&C has praised MV Commercial for delivering a new DAF CF 450 tipper grab direct from its Ready to Go fleet, helping the utilities contractor to avoid lengthy lead times in sourcing the truck from other suppliers. MV Commercial came to the aid of the Glasgow-based firm when it experienced significant problems trying to…

Pegasus Group has taken delivery of 15 new tipper grabs as part of a major fleet refresh programme, extending its burgeoning relationship with MV Commercial. The 32-tonne DAF CF450 trucks, mounted with Thompson tipper bodies and Palfinger Epsilon M125 grabs, are joined by two new service vans. The replacement vehicles represent the latest specialist assets…

Murphy has taken delivery of the first of six new plant bodies and four drawbar trailers from Andover Trailers, citing the versatile loading options and build quality as key factors in placing the order. All six bespoke-built, low-profile plant bodies are mounted to new 32-tonne 8×2 Mercedes Arocs chassis, with four featuring a front-mounted PK63002E…

No better reason to replace a truck with an almost identical one – simply that the outgoing truck performed seamlessly for twenty years. That’s what South Wales builders’ merchant Undy Building & Timber Supplies did when replacing their old Mercedes Atego with a new one from Euro Commercials. The outgoing, Atego Still going strong with…

This week’s front cover boasts a really useful piece of kit. It’s a 10 tonne Mercedes Atego fitted with a Fassi F50A.0.22 crane and a 15ft dropside body. With 230hp from its Euro 6 engine, this truck is up to any job and has a healthy payload for a truck of this size, despite the…

Fire officers in Cornwall have responded to the increasing frequency of wildfires and flash floods by commissioning an extreme off-road Mercedes-Benz Unimog that can be kitted out to tackle both types of incident and much more besides.  The high mobility Unimog UHE will transport mission-specific ‘pods’, each of which is packed with specialist equipment.  These…

Renewable energy supplier Think Hire has put its first ever truck on the road – taking delivery of a new crane-equipped Volvo FH 460 8×2 rear-steer rigid to help the business keep pace with growing demand. The FH will be used to deliver the company’s own range of solar generators, renewable power and site establishment…

Going green is the name of the game for large corporates today. Environmental impact plus the decluttering of dashboards were the main motivators for Travis Perkins to place a significant order for Volvo FM 26 tonners to join the 1,500+ fleet. They will operate in a mix of Travis Perkins and Keyline Civils Specialist liveries,…

It is an uncommon sight, truck operators deciding to change from leasing trucks to actually owning them, but it’s what’s happened with recently-renamed Express Utilities.The company has just taken delivery of four Arocs tipper-grabs that have become the first trucks to wear its new name. The trucks – two eight-wheelers and a pair of six-wheelers…

National provider of plant and site equipment, Garic, has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 8×2 rear-steer rigids and one Volvo FM Globetrotter 6×2 rigid, with several additional FMs to follow later in the year. Supplying dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials fought off two rival manufacturers to win this latest order, with Volvo now the…

Family-owned Warton Freight Services has marked 30 years in the haulage industry by putting a new Volvo FH 8×2 rigid onto the road, equipped with a 70-tonne/metre Fassi crane. The West Thurrock-based business has traditionally operated with vehicles from two rival manufacturers. However, it opted for Volvo for this flagship order after monitoring the performance…

Truckpages magazine is full of trucks built with heavy duty cranes – many of them front mounted.  It is clear that there is strong demand for this type of truck in the UK market.  These cranes mounted on a truck chassis are increasingly performing the tasks for which a large mobile crane would previously have…

Building materials manufactured by some of the biggest names in the industry are now being delivered to sites nationwide aboard Mercedes-Benz trucks that have raised the bar in terms of safety and efficiency. Wincanton’s construction operations received their first 14 new-generation Actros models from East Anglia Dealer Orwell Truck & Van, a regular supplier to…

If you have had 14 years of trouble-free service from your outgoing truck, then the replacement is likely to be a newer version of the truck. Although Transport and Hire Co-ordinator at Casey Plant Hire, Jane Parker, looked at other makes of truck as a benchmark, it looked like local dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials had…

Mercedes-Benz trucks are taking over at Bristol-based heavy plant and machinery mover, Plant Speed.  Thanks to a concerted effort at Mercedes Truck dealer, City West Commercials, more than half the 16-strong fleet are from the German manufacturer. The latest Mercedes to join the fleet is a new 32-tonne Mercedes Arocs 3246.  With a flat-floored BigSpace…