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  • VOLVO FH16-750

    VOLVO FH16-750

    18th September 2014

    Volvo’s all-conquering top-power FH16-750 is a real good-looker too! By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes It’s still there at the top of the tree – Volvo’s FH16-750 retains the title of the world’s most powerful production truck, although we reckon there…

  • MAN TGS 26.360 6X2 DRAWBAR

    MAN TGS 26.360 6X2 DRAWBAR

    20th August 2014

    The humble 6×2 rigid is enjoying something of a renaissance. Here, we put MAN’s latest TGS 26.360 rigid 6×2 drawbar to the test By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes The licence – and indeed driving test – changes have altered the…

  • Peterbilt 388 vs International 9900i

    Peterbilt 388 vs International 9900i

    17th July 2014

    Two American icons face off at B&D Walter in Canada, so we put on our mirrored aviator shades and pretend we’re in the movies as Peterbilt takes on International   By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY Dougie Rankine This month we take a…

  • Mercedes-Benz’s Euro 6 Arocs SLT

    Mercedes-Benz’s Euro 6 Arocs SLT

    27th June 2014

    New Mercedes-Benz SLT heavy haulage tractors offer ultimate power and control   By Steev HayesPHOTOGRAPHY Steev Hayes / Mercedes-Benz The all-new heavy-duty SLT tractor line-up from German truck manufacturer Mercedes-Benz was revealed earlier this year. Designed for use at weights…

  • DAF CF440 FTG 6X2 TRACTOR

    DAF CF440 FTG 6X2 TRACTOR

    27th May 2014

    The Dutch manufacturer has refined its medium-weight workhorse for Euro 6, and we put the latest iteration to the test By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes DAF continued to expand its Euro 6 chassis line-up throughout 2013, with its light-end LF…

  • Mercedes-Benz’s Euro 6 Atego

    Mercedes-Benz’s Euro 6 Atego

    2nd May 2014

    Small distribution trucks are the unsung heroes of haulage, and the new Atego promises many improvements. We put it to the test on its home turf By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY DOUGIE RANKINE / MERCEDES-BENZ The Mercedes-Benz Atego has been a big success…

  • Driven: Volvo FE-280 4×2 Medium-Duty Rigid

    Driven: Volvo FE-280 4×2 Medium-Duty Rigid

    3rd April 2014

    Volvo has tuned its new fleet-spec’ FE to be a multi-drop specialist. We put it to the test to see if it delivers By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes The general requirements for trucks and the standards they must meet have…

  • Iveco’s Euro 6 EcoStralis Hi-Way

    Iveco’s Euro 6 EcoStralis Hi-Way

    6th March 2014

    Euro 6 Stralis AS440S50TX/P 6×2 tractor unit forges new path for Iveco   By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes Iveco’s Stralis top-end heavy truck range now comes in three guises – Hi-Way, Hi-Road and Hi-Street. Hi-Way is its top-of-the-range flagship tractor…

  • DRIVEN: VOLVO FH-460 EURO 6

    DRIVEN: VOLVO FH-460 EURO 6

    6th February 2014

    Careful design and plentiful features ensure Volvo’s ‘fleet-spec’ tractor unit is no ‘gaffer’s’ motor   By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes A Volvo FH at its crudest? Hardly – yet this latest truck from Volvo is described as a ‘fleet-spec’ version.…

  • Driven: Mercedes-Benz Unimog (Euro 6)

    Driven: Mercedes-Benz Unimog (Euro 6)

    9th January 2014

    Mercedes-Benz is keen to stress its new Euro 6 Unimog is for all seasons, not just for winter   By John ChallenPHOTOGRAPHY MERCEDES-BENZ / John Challen It might not boast the sales volumes of its Actros or Atego brothers, but…