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MAN has started to call customers of trucks with Euro 6c engines, built between 2016 and 2019 (types D2676LF51-53 or D2676LOH35-37), to have their vehicles checked at a MAN dealership. Later engines are not affected. These engines were fitted to the TGX and TGS models. This is not the first time that MAN’s D26 has…

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…

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…

Most businesses with a need to move things around will start off with a van or two, as they are straightforward to drive (and find drivers for), to buy and to service. Over time, the number of vans may well grow, but is using a load of vans the most efficient way of operating when…

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…

A standard all-electric IVECO eDaily 3.5 tonne van has claimed the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the ‘Heaviest weight towed by an electric van’. Towing an incredible 153.58 tonnes, this standard production electric vehicle is now globally recognised for its extensive capabilities. In fact, this achievement surpasses records set by all-wheel drive electric cars,…

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…

DAF Trucks continue to storm ahead in the UK’s new truck sales market, further increasing their market share compared to previous years. With the third quarter of 2022 showing DAF with a market share approaching almost one third means that practically one in every three trucks registered in the UK in 2022 was a DAF….

When Best UK Transport needed another concrete mixer truck for work in and around London, owner-driver Andrei Balean returned without hesitation for a second eight-wheeled Mercedes-Benz Econic. “For this application there’s nothing to touch the Econic,” he said. “It combines the reliable, cost-effective performance for which Mercedes-Benz is renowned, with fantastic visibility from the low-entry…

As early as the beginning of 2025, MAN will be making high-voltage batteries for electric trucks and buses in large-scale production at its Nuremberg site in Bavaria, Germany. The plan is for the company to invest around 100 million euros over the next five years at the site famous for making diesel engines. Production capacities…

Renault Trucks was early to market with their electric distribution truck range up to 26 tonnes. Since 2020, the manufacturer has been marketing a range of all-electric trucks from 3.1 to 26 tonnes, manufactured in France. Now other manufacturers are starting to catch up, the company has revealed their plans for an electric 44 tonne…

The number of HGV drivers in the workforce fell by 49,000 in Q4 2021 (compared to Q4 2019), according to new analysis of the latest ONS statistics published today (16 February 2022) in Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Update. But with numbers of driving tests increasing as a result of greater capacity provided by the…

Heiko Selzam is preparing to take on the job of Managing Director at Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, effective from 1 April 2022. He succeeds Wolfgang Theissen, who passed away in September. Heiko is a familiar face within the global Daimler Truck business, having joined what was then Daimler Benz AG in 1996 as Sales Executive for…

Most modern trucks today have their liveries applied using computers, vinyl, scalpels and hairdryers. The days of paintbrushes and the skill of the craftsman are behind us.  Having a top of the range, limited edition Actros Edition 2 professionally sign written must be unique. That’s what Consett-based Elddis Transport has done to make the company’s…

It’s always nice to know that you are valued as a customer of any business.  Having the chairman of the company arrive with the sales representative to talk through the deal is a great example of this. Chairman of new business eStar Truck & Van which is also the newest member of the Mercedes-Benz truck…

Following last week’s news of a 340k DAF XF Wrecker going to Alpha Recovery, this week we get the news of a new £350k DAF CF recovery truck conversion delivered to North-west truck recovery specialist, Jackson’s Recovery. The 80-tonne DAF CF 530 eight-wheeler is the company’s new fleet flagship truck and will sit alongside their…

This is a first in 20 years of covering truck news stories. An upgrade to a range of trucks will be revealed on Euro Truck Simulator 2 before being published elsewhere. Renault Trucks spend a fortune in 2013 on the original reveal of their Euro 6 range including the totally new Range T cab. The…

Every company has differing reasons to buy a truck.  Ground clearance is a great reason if you run a fleet of trucks on demolition work.  Up until now, we’d never heard of the size of the front panel to write your company name on as being key.  Still, if everything else about the truck and…

The team behind the Truckpages website have been beavering away to bring some exciting new features to the popular used truck website.  Here’s a flavour of some of the changes. Search by Type of Vehicle Many truck dealers sell more than just trucks.  They will often have trailers, vans and sometimes even plant that they…

There are plenty of electric vans running around the UK’s cities – there are even a number of 7.5 and 10-tonne trucks busy making urban deliveries. Volvo Trucks have now supplied the UK’s first purpose-built, fully electric 16 tonner to DHL for operation in central London. The Volvo FL Electric 4×2 rigid is now part…