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  • DCPC rules update may already be outdated due to COVID-19

    DCPC rules update may already be outdated due to COVID-19

    10th August 2020

    DVSA has announced it has made changes to the rules governing Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as a result of a recent consultation – but COVID-19 may have already rendered them ‘outdated’. Following the views expressed by drivers and…

  • Gov blasted for failing drivers over safe parking provision

    Gov blasted for failing drivers over safe parking provision

    23rd July 2020

    The government is being urged to follow through on its promise made two years ago to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers as the situation has not improved, and many drivers are being forced to take rest breaks in…

  • Guide launched to help hauliers tackle COVID-19

    Guide launched to help hauliers tackle COVID-19

    21st July 2020

    FTA and professional membership body The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have launched the Good Practice Guide for COVID-19, The document shares practical advice on how operators and logistics firms can restart their operations safely, effectively and quickly…

  • DAF readies switchable front-wheel drive for CF & XF

    DAF readies switchable front-wheel drive for CF & XF

    20th July 2020

    DAF is introducing hydraulic front-wheel drive that can be activated at the flip of a switch for trucks that clock up most of their mileage on the road, but are sometimes required to drive off-road or in slippery conditions. This…

  • Hauliers demand more COVID-19 recovery support

    Hauliers demand more COVID-19 recovery support

    15th July 2020

    Haulage firms have called on the government to do more to help them through the coronavirus crisis as they gear up to drive economic recovery. A survey of 600 operators has revealed the vast majority of hauliers are still struggling…

  • VOLVO LAUNCHES NEW TRUCK RANGE

    VOLVO LAUNCHES NEW TRUCK RANGE

    28th February 2020

    Volvo Trucks has taken the wraps off a new generation of FH, FH16, FM and FMX heavy-duty trucks with a strong focus on the driver, safety and productivity. “We are really proud of this big forward-looking investment. Our aim is to…

  • New MAN TG series launched

    New MAN TG series launched

    12th February 2020

    MAN has uncovered its new TG range including a new flagship TGX – and driver acceptance is very much in focus. A completely new cab, boosted fuel efficiency and a host of innovations usher in a bold new chapter for the German…

  • Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    Nikola partners with Iveco for TRE zero-emissions truck

    7th December 2019

    Iveco and US tech firm Nikola seek to “disrupt” the industry with the TRE – a battery electric and eventually hydrogen-powered tractor unit for European markets. Iveco has partnered with Arizona, US-based hydrogen fuel cell and electric drivetrain manufacturer Nikola…

  • Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    Scania commits to tougher decarbonisation target

    25th October 2019

    Scania has committed to set target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “at the pace and scale that science dictates” in response to a call by the United Nations for business to step up and take bolder actions in tackling climate…

  • AXL is Scania’s new cabless concept truck

    AXL is Scania’s new cabless concept truck

    25th October 2019

    Scania has lifted the lid on a new fully autonomous cabless concept truck called AXL which has been put together using the company’s modular design system. Much like Volvo’s VERA concept tractor unit, Scania’s AXL is initially aimed at operation…