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  • “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    “Gridlock Britain” looms as traffic volumes soar

    23rd February 2017

    New provisional figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed motor vehicle traffic has reached a record high. In the year ending December 2016, HGV traffic grew by 2.8 per cent overall to 17.1 billion vehicle miles and car traffic…

  • FH quintet keeps Collier’s growth on course

    FH quintet keeps Collier’s growth on course

    23rd February 2017

    Collier Haulage of Pontypool only came into being in 2010, but the recent delivery of five Volvo FH500 6×2 tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs, supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West, Newport, has seen the company’s fleet grow…

  • Government boosts trial for longer trailers

    Government boosts trial for longer trailers

    23rd February 2017

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has announcement it will be extending the numbers in its Longer Semi Trailer (LST) trial this year. The trial, which is investigating the environmental and safety impacts of the use of longer semi-trailer vehicles on…

  • Iveco: Brexit brings opportunities for CV sales

    Iveco: Brexit brings opportunities for CV sales

    22nd February 2017

    Iveco is positioning itself to make the most of opportunities arising from the recent Brexit vote, according to the company’s UK & ROI managing director, Stuart Webster. He said despite business uncertainly, the Italian manufacturer was focusing on being adaptable…

  • Gov pledges funding for alt-fuel operations

    Gov pledges funding for alt-fuel operations

    1st February 2017

    The government has unveiled a £20 million programme to cut emissions and improve air quality – part of which will be used to boost the number of trucks running on alternative fuels such as hydrogen. The plans were launched by…

  • Trucker of the Year 2017

    Trucker of the Year 2017

    1st February 2017

    In association with Staveley Head, Trucking magazine is looking for the country’s best truck driver – and we need your help! We all know trucks keep the wheels of the Britain turning, ensuring manufacturers can produce, retailers’ shelves are stocked…

  • VOTE FOR THE UK’S BEST TRUCK STOP!

    VOTE FOR THE UK’S BEST TRUCK STOP!

    1st February 2017

    Our sister publication Truckstop News has started its search for the Truck Stop of the Year 2017, in association with TomTom – and it needs your help to find it! The paper’s annual competition seeks to find the country’s best…

  • New trailers are no turkeys

    New trailers are no turkeys

    1st February 2017

    British turkey farming company Bernard Matthews Farms is completing its transition to a 100 per cent Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated fleet with the arrival of eight new trailers from the manufacturer – four of which feature the company’s striking new ‘Lean…

  • Allison autos mix it up

    Allison autos mix it up

    15th June 2016

    Andrade Gutierrez, one of Latin America’s largest infrastructure implementation groups, has just finished testing an Allison fully automatic-equipped concrete mixer in conjunction with projects designed to prepare Brazil for the Olympics and Soccer World Cup in 2014. Equipped with a…

  • Smith all smiles with new Mercs

    Smith all smiles with new Mercs

    15th June 2016

    Family-owned Fred Smith & Sons has treated itself to a very special 75th birthday present – two New Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van .But the West Bromwich-based firm said its rental customers are the ones…