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The outgoing Volvo FH tractor units belonging to concrete frame construction specialist MPB Structures never once missed a beat during the three-year contract.  That said, they were never worked as hard as many tractor units – covering just 80,000kms per year and often standing for days at a time on site. Mark Price, Transport Manager…

There is still no real long-term solution to the replacement of diesel as the main fuel for long distance truck operation.  Battery trucks are not yet practical in terms of range and payload allowance, (although this is improving).  Costs for these BEV trucks are also prohibitive at this stage.  Gas (CNG And LNG) is becoming…

Food haulier, Wayne Catt Transport in Preston is keeping busy during the current lockdown.  So much so that he has taken delivery of a brand new DAF XF530 4×2 tractor unit.  Catt was fortunate that the truck had been ordered prior to the outbreak, as truck factories across Europe have been closed in the face…

As an inner-city operator, LondonEnergy taking the safety of pedestrians into account is an overriding concern.  These safety concerns were at the forefront of the decision to change their preferred manufacturer from Mercedes to Volvo when the company bought nine 8×2 hookloaders to upgrade their complete hookloader fleet. The Volvo FM Specification – Built for…

It was avoiding the need to stop for forced regeneration of the aftertreatment system that led to Iveco Retail’s sale to Navajo Leasing of three new 18-tonne Eurocargo flatbed rigids to its fleet, with a further order planned for later in 2020. If a truck does not carry out any motorway work for a while,…

We’ve all been applauding NHS staff on Thursdays, now DAF are recognising some of the unsung heroes who are helping to keep the country fed and supplied with medicines and other vital products. The UK’s truck drivers. The team behind the UK’s market leading truck manufacturer is putting their hands in their pockets and buying…

Iveco have been banging the ‘natural gas trucks’ drum for a few years now.  The company is focusing heavily on making their Stralis tractor unit range the number one for LNG and CNG operation across Europe.  This may be their strategy to get more Stralis tractor units on the road full stop, as the company…

FreshLinc Group of Spalding, Lincs who operate temperature-controlled, fresh, chilled and horticultural products total supply chain management businesses have taken 20 new Renault Trucks Range T tractor units. The order consists of 18 Range T460 6x2s and two Range T480 High 6x2s, taken on a three-year term with full R&M, including tax but excluding tyres….

Headquartered in Turin, Italy, Iveco has more experience of the Corona Virus than other manufacturers, since Italy was one of the first countries to enter lockdown and experience large numbers of fatalities at the hands of Covid 19. It is comforting to know that the business states that the health and well-being of customers and…

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia sold four new Volvo FMX 8×4 rigids to Colchester-based EWD Recycling, a regular and loyal Volvo customer whose truck form the majority of the recycling company’s fleet of some 30 trucks. Delivered by local Truck Sales Executive Matt Kubot, the order includes two FMXs with Boweld steel tipping…

Renault Trucks are still working to their fullest capacity possible in these testing times.  Head office staff are working from home where their job permits.  Government advice is being followed across the business and precautions are in place to protect staff and drivers. Dealership Business as usual The Renault Trucks dealer network is currently fully…

A request came into Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia from the boss of Knowles Transport who had been operating flat out to meet the needs of the supermarkets to keep the shelves stocked with the dry goods – tins and dried pasta- that the country was craving to put at the back of…

The UK’s market leading truck supplier, DAF Trucks report that all their dealerships are operating according to their normal opening hours and service levels. Anyone reading this will know of the importance of the role of trucks in the UK’s food and medicine distribution, but there is little recognition of the behind the scenes work…

Matthew James Global Relocations, a removal company working across London and worldwide has taken the plunge and invested in their first hybrid truck – a 6×2 Scania P320 with a specialist 27ft removal body from SBR Specialist Coachbuilders of Preston. Silent Running The hybrid is perfect for quiet operation in and around London – assuming…

Scania has stopped operations at most of its European production units from Wednesday 25th March. The company explains that there are now shortages of components that go into making the trucks.  There’s not point in making 95% of a new truck – who will buy it and will it be useable? In addition Scania cites…

There is very little clarity in terms of the detail of the Government’s plans.  There are plenty of announcements, but it can take days for the detail to catch up with the policy.  That is why it is refreshing to see that the MD of DAF Trucks UK, Laurance Drake, has written to all of…

As part of a range review, Volvo Trucks has brought out a totally new cab for their regional distribution heavy truck range – the FM series. The company’s focus was clearly putting the driver at the centre of the truck’s design.  Volvo believe that if an operator can attract the right drivers, then operating costs…

Most of Volvo Trucks’ sales are towards the heavy end of the truck market.  That is why the revamp of the FH, FH16, FM and FMX is so important to the company. The company has started the revamp with the driver in mind.  Whilst the guy behind the wheel may not be handing over the…

Citing issues in the supply of component parts, MAN has stopped truck manufacturing at their main Munich plant from 19th March.  Production at other plants across the world is being assessed and may well follow suit, at the moment, production is being scaled back. The health and safety of employees was also a factor in…

The beginning of March this year saw the first glimpses of the new Volvo FMX heavy-duty truck for construction-style applications.  Volvo Trucks tell us that it is an entirely new cab platform, even though to us it looks very similar to the outgoing model. Key to the changes are extra driveline configurations – you can…