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  • DAF LF Vs SCANIA P-SERIES

    DAF LF Vs SCANIA P-SERIES

    21st August 2013

      It’s DAF vs Scania as 18-tonne rigids slug it out at Drummond DistributionBy Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN The life of a rigid distribution truck is not an easy one. Few are afforded the care given to tractor units and…

  • Better By Half

    Better By Half

    25th July 2013

      Designed from scratch, the Renault drawbar combination from RH & AJ Bateman Ltd proves more than a match for Dorset tipper workBy Martin PhippardPHOTOGRAPHY MARTIN PHIPPARD Although drawbar combinations or ‘wagons and drags’ have been around since the early…

  • DODGING THE DRYER

    DODGING THE DRYER

    27th June 2013

      JB Rawcliffe rose to the challenge when a record-breaking Chinese paper mill needed one more delivery By David WestonPHOTOGRAPHY DAVID WESTON Yankee and MG paper drying cylinders have been made in Bolton since 1884. In that time, it’s estimated…

  • Happy Birthday Hislop!

    Happy Birthday Hislop!

    7th June 2013

      As James S Hislop celebrates 25 years in business, Trucking finds out more about its immaculate DAF fleet By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN Without doubt, James S Hislop runs one of the smartest fleets in the country. Its immaculately…

  • 1988 Volvo F16 Globetrotter

    1988 Volvo F16 Globetrotter

    2nd May 2013

      Trucking hitches a ride in a classic Volvo F16 – and it makes all the right noises   By David HumphriesPHOTOGRAPHY David Humphries When Trucking received the invitation to come and have a ride in Collins Earthworks’ 1988 Volvo…

  • Scania Mining Specials: Arctic Beasts

    Scania Mining Specials: Arctic Beasts

    2nd April 2013

      Extraordinary heavy truck-trailer combinations from Sweden’s remote north are set to increase their numbers in style   By Martin PhippardPHOTOGRAPHY Eksjö Maskin & Truck / Scania Trucks A new breed of big beast is roaming the forests of Northern…

  • Trucking’s Driver CPC: MPQC DRIVER SKILLS CARD

    Trucking’s Driver CPC: MPQC DRIVER SKILLS CARD

    8th March 2013

    We show you how to get hold of the qualification you need to gain work in the UK aggregates/quarrying industry – though most of the skills  provided by the course are applicable to any truck driving job   By Dougie…

  • Pudding Club

    Pudding Club

    19th December 2012

     We follow the progress of the latest monster ovens (and their police escort) through the streets of Yorkshire Such is the demand for the humble Yorkshire pudding, a West Yorkshire based convenience food specialist recently stepped up to the mark.…

  • VOLVO FM GLOBETROTTER

    VOLVO FM GLOBETROTTER

    26th October 2012

    With its Globetrotter cab, leather upholstery and 330 bhp diesel, the latest addition to the Brooking Hire fleet is no ordinary road sweeper By Scott Ireland  •  Photography Martin Phippard “Come on now, admit it!” exclaimed our host for the…

  • WORLD-CLASS HEAVY HAULAGE

    WORLD-CLASS HEAVY HAULAGE

    26th October 2012

    Take a trip around the world as we explore some of the biggest and best abnormal load transport tasks ever attempted By Martin Phippard ‘Challenging’ is the word most often heard in the world of heavy specialised transport. Let’s face…