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  • Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    19th December 2012

    The owner of the unique Scammell Hundred Tonner, Maurice Hudson, has received a set of photo albums recording the vehicle’s working life during the 1930s and 1940s on behalf of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. The albums from…

  • Nidera nabs New Actros

    Nidera nabs New Actros

    19th December 2012

    One of Britain’s busiest grain merchants has invested in its first New Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz.  Nidera’s latest five vehicles are all New Actros 2545 models with aerodynamic, flat-floored StreamSpace cabs and fuel-efficient 450 bhp engines mated to state-of-the-art…

  • VW weathers Scania slump

    VW weathers Scania slump

    19th December 2012

    The Volkswagen Group, parent company of commercial vehicle manufacturers Scania and MAN, has weathered the storm of the first nine months of 2012 despite difficult conditions. “Although the times aren’t easy, it’s up to us to systematically continue along our…

  • Volvo sales sink in September

    Volvo sales sink in September

    19th December 2012

    Volvo Trucks’ global deliveries in September 2012 decreased by 19 per cent to 8646 vehicles compared to the same period last year. In September, deliveries in Europe totalled 3716 trucks, down nine per cent compared with the same month in…

  • Northampton’s new dealer

    Northampton’s new dealer

    19th December 2012

    A brand-new £750,000 Renault Trucks dealership has opened its doors to the public. Renault Trucks Northampton, situated in Kislingbury, Northampton, is a full service dealership offering sales, repairs, parts and spares. Strategically located just two miles from Junction 16 of…

  • Drivers: Prepare now for winter

    Drivers: Prepare now for winter

    19th December 2012

    With winter fast approaching, salt stocks are being replenished, new equipment has been purchased and the Met Office is teaming up with the highway authorities to provide the best possible service in anticipation of the forthcoming winter weather. However, the…

  • Return loads reviewed and rated

    23rd October 2012

    Online haulage marketplace returnloads.net has launched the UK’s first fully integrated eBay-style user review system.The company said that for the first time, thousands of hauliers will be able to benchmark each other’s performance and reliability as third-party distributors on the…

  • Snooper sat nav upgrade

    Snooper sat nav upgrade

    23rd October 2012

    Snooper has launched the Truckmate Pro S8000 – the latest edition to its range of truck-specific satellite navigation systems.Designed specifically for trucks and larger vehicles, by simply entering the height, width and weight of the vehicle, Truckmate calculates a route…

  • Volvo tackles crane game

    Volvo tackles crane game

    23rd October 2012

    Baldwins Crane Hire has taken its first pair of heavy-haulage Volvo tractors to move mobile crane components and their ballast blocks, bringing the firm’s truck fleet to seven. The FH540 13-litre 8×4 tractors will be operating up to150 tonnes gcw…

  • First new FH sold for charity

    First new FH sold for charity

    23rd October 2012

    Volvo Trucks has sold the first series-manufactured new Volvo FH to the highest bidder on eBay for a sum of €150,000 (£120,000) – greatly exceeding the market price. All proceeds will be going to charity. Bids started at €1 (81p)…