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DAF Trucks has completed the 2024 edition of the EV Rally; a five-day, 1400-mile electric vehicle driving event taking in an ‘A-to-Z’ tour of locations across the UK, and featuring over 50 EVs from various manufacturers, including passenger cars, vans and trucks. The company’s 19-tonne GVW DAF LF Electric had already taken part in last…

Bathrooms, appliances, sinks and taps distributor PJH has invested in new contract-hire vehicles from Asset Alliance Group as part of a major fleet renewal programme. The company has taken delivery of 14 DAF XF tractor units, and 20 new 7.5-tonner DAF LF box trucks in a multi-million-pound, multi-year deal. The deal includes the repair and…

Finding the correct duty cycle for an electric truck is the most important part of the electrification of our road transport system. Grasping the low-hanging fruit in the early stages is vital to prove that electric trucks can work. Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand had already trialled its first 16 tonne electric truck in…

If you are a relative newcomer to operating a truck – perhaps you have been running smaller vans and are looking to make the next step, then be prepared to be confronted with a choice of box truck lengths and heights. If you are only familiar with cars, you may think that trucks come in…

Banbury-based bread makers Fine Lady Bakeries has chosen Tiger Trailers to build eight double deck articulated trailers, citing innovation and a fast turnaround time as key factors influencing their decision. Fine Lady Bakeries’ new Tiger trailers, painted in their unique ‘Straw Yellow’ scheme, boast a three-quarter-length moving deck rated to ten tonnes, operated by the…

Reading between the lines of the 1200 mile EV Rally that DAF participated in with Cenex, the sustainable transport research technology organisation, it was clear that charging en route was the largest issue for the 19 tonne DAF LF that took part. Of course, there are rapid car charging points available, most with suitable connection…

If you are manufacturing quality furniture, then you need to deliver it in a truck that also has a quality look and feel. The two Volvo FM box trucks that Bradford-based Sherborne Upholstery has taken delivery of totally fit this bill. In addition to their luxurious specification, they were chosen due to the manufacturer’s reputation…

There’s no dipping a toe into the water here. If you run a mixed fleet of trucks and vans, you may expect one of the diesel vans to be relaced with an electric version for work inside London. Not so for London-based premium drinks supplier The Drinks Club. The company has decided that replacing their…

Wincanton has selected Renault Trucks as part of its multimillion investment in electric vehicle technology to provide home delivery services for IKEA.  The investment, which support IKEA’s goal of reaching 100% zero emission last mile deliveries by 2025, sees Wincanton purchase ten 16 tonne Renault Trucks E-Tech D16s, part of a 30-vehicle deal which also…

Not sure many truck operators will be overly impressed with the ‘challenge’ of covering about 1200 miles in a week in a truck, but that’s what will happen in the EV Rally ’23 that DAF Trucks has just signed-up to. The driving event encompasses the UK and Ireland which will start in Cardiff before heading…

The salesman sells the first truck, then it and the after sales support sell the subsequent ones.  That’s the story with MAN and Commercial Refrigeration, Gaming and Leisure equipment distribution specialists Hadfields Transport of Manchester.  The company has just added three new MAN Trucks to its specialist fleet. The new vehicles, all high specification TGX…

Farnborough Van & Truck Hire (FVTH) is one of the first UK operators to take DAF Trucks’ new DAF PowerLine fully automatic gearbox; part of a raft of driveline upgrades designed to deliver up to a 7% improvement in fuel economy for the market leader’s DAF LF range. At a special handover at Leyland Trucks,…

A workwear specialist has broken with its previous policy of sourcing trucks from more than one manufacturer by placing a single, landmark order for Mercedes Atego trucks. Johnsons Workwear is already running the first dozen of the 60 new trucks that Ciceley Commercials is supplying. Not only does the operator’s revised acquisition strategy mean that…

Delivery company, Evri, the largest dedicated parcel carrier in the UK and the new name for Hermes, has just added 168 new box van semi trailers from Tiger Trailers, in time to support the opening of its largest delivery hub in Europe. Tiger’s sales, design and engineering teams worked closely with Evri to ensure that…

Just five years ago Ken White Distribution ran only Swedish-built trucks – today, all but three of its 26 vehicles wear the three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz. The Andover-based operator has gradually transformed the profile of its fleet by acquiring four or five new trucks each year from local Dealer Marshall Truck & Van. It has…

If you had a 7.5 tonner that had done 1.2 million miles in six years – a) you would have had your money’s worth and b) you would be highly likely to buy the same again. That helps to explain The Formula One Group’s most recent decision to buy another few of them.  The company…

easyStorage needed a fleet of vehicles to deliver a large-capacity, efficient transport solution. Having trialled options in different shapes and sizes, the Iveco Daily 7-Tonne range has proven to provide the basis for that winning formula. Wrapped in the trademark bright orange, there is no mistaking 3.8-meter high and 8.7-meter-long vehicles out on the road….

Iveco’s range of trucks from the Daily van upwards has resulted in one company turning their fleet 100% Iveco. It was the innovative 7-tonne Daily with the Hi-Matic transmission that effectively sealed the deal and prompted national cleaning, hygiene and healthcare product suppliers, Nexon Group to go 100% Iveco. The most recent acquisition for its…

Most trucks on sale today are of good quality and most truck dealers are raising their game to provide excellent service.  So buyers look to other areas to help make their decisions over which truck to buy. Proximity to the dealership, relationship with the salesperson or, as in the case with Hako Machines, brand image….

One thing we know about electric trucks is that they are expensive.  It seems that Renault have decided that longer finance terms are the way to mitigate the upfront pain so have supplied a 16-tonne D Z.E. to Warburtons on a ten-year deal. Renault Trucks Guarantees the customer that the batteries will still be good…