Features

  • How connectivity is driving the industry forward

    How connectivity is driving the industry forward

    1st February 2017

    In the past 35 years, there have been a great deal of changes to heavy trucks and legislation. From tighter emission controls to the rise in engine power outputs, there has been significant developments. However, the most significant of all…

  • Space Crusaders

    Space Crusaders

    28th May 2015

    Two of the most popular big cab tractor units go head to head at Pollock ScotransBy Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN Are trucks getting too similar? Think back to the 1980s and 1990s when we had so many more truck makers.…

  • Sweat & Blood

    Sweat & Blood

    30th April 2015

    Starting out as an owner-operator isn’t for the faint hearted, but life can be very sweet as your own bossBy Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN Owning and running your own truck as an independent haulier was never easy. Today, it’s tougher…

  • DAF out of hull

    DAF out of hull

    2nd April 2015

    Rock and rolling on Humberside with Grant Jewitt and his latest heavy-metal XFBy David HumphriesPHOTOGRAPHY DAVID HUMPHRIES The last day of November 2014 was yet another milestone in the life of 48-year-old Hull-based truck driver, Grant Jewitt. On a crisp…

  • Arocs and a hard place

    Arocs and a hard place

    5th March 2015

    It’s the ultimate Arocs – an unstoppable eight-wheel drive that’s been merged with a JCB excavator!By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN Well here’s something you don’t see every day. In fact, this is a truck that’s never been seen before –…

  • In The Mix

    In The Mix

    5th February 2015

    Just as Cornwall takes pride in ancient traditions such as its own language, the Peat family has created a working tradition of its own By Dave LeePHOTOGRAPHY DAVE LEE Hauliers in Cornwall are very proud of their heritage. You only…

  • Euro Stars

    Euro Stars

    8th January 2015

    Striding across the seas, Hendrick European takes its fleet performance very seriously By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY STEVE McCANN We took a trip to Dublin earlier this year to meet up with Hendrick European. The firm was established in the 1970s, and…

  • ALE’s New Great Brit

    ALE’s New Great Brit

    11th December 2014

    No existing vehicles met its requirements, so Staffordshire’s global heavylift specialist Abnormal Load Engineering has designed its own super-tractor   By Ed BurrowsPHOTOGRAPHY ABNORMAL LOAD ENGINEERING / ED BURROWS   ou thought there was no longer a British-owned truck manufacturer.…

  • Man of the Match

    Man of the Match

    12th November 2014

    All Blacks rugby-themed TGX is new fleet flagship for Calne-based aggregates haulier, Bulk Solutions Ltd   By George DaviesPHOTOGRAPHY MAN TRUCK & BUS   When it comes to picking a new Euro 6 flagship to headline a fleet, there are…

  • A Time to Chill

    A Time to Chill

    16th October 2014

     A modern approach to transport, a lot of hard work and running the first Euro 6 V8 in Scotland has seen JHP Transport become a success during tough times   By Dougie RankinePhotography Steve McCann   Making the leap from…