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  • THE BEST TRUCK IN BRITAIN!

    THE BEST TRUCK IN BRITAIN!

    12th December 2013

      After a month of heated voting, Coles & Sons’ stunning Centurion Scania has been named as the nation’s favourite truck   By Andy StewartPHOTOGRAPHY ANDY STEWART / DOUGIE RANKINE Coles & Sons’ astonishing Scania R500 (WN13 VRX) has been…

  • Best Truck in Britain 2013

    Best Truck in Britain 2013

    13th November 2013

      Have your say in our new competition to find the best truck in the country!   By David HumphriesPHOTOGRAPHY ANDY STEWART / DOUGIE RANKINE Truck show visitors have been able to admire the glistening paintwork, reflect on the polished…

  • TRUCK ON TRIAL: SCANIA R730 Vs SCANIA 143

    TRUCK ON TRIAL: SCANIA R730 Vs SCANIA 143

    18th October 2013

      Truck on Trial this issue is a little different from the norm. We take a look at two of the ultimate Scanias, built almost 25 years apart, and see how the famous V8s have evolved   By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY…

  • BLADES OF GLORY

    BLADES OF GLORY

    19th September 2013

      The long-awaited extension of Harestanes Windfarm is made easier with the strength and skill of West of Scotland Heavy Haulage   By David PollockPHOTOGRAPHY DAVID POLLOCK Work has finally begun on the £160 million, 71-turbine Harestanes Windfarm at Ae…

  • 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…