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  • UK rollout for trailer refrigeration trade-in program

    UK rollout for trailer refrigeration trade-in program

    22nd January 2021

    Thermo King has announced a program that allows operators to trade in and trade up their refrigeration units. The ‘trading up’ element of the initiative involves Thermo King’s new Advancer A-Series trailers. The range features three versions of Advancer A-Series:…

  • Autonomous truck plans revealed by PACCAR and Aurora

    Autonomous truck plans revealed by PACCAR and Aurora

    21st January 2021

    An agreement has been signed by PACCAR and Aurora to develop, test and commercialise autonomous trucks.  Peterbilt and Kenworth cabs will be used for the project, which will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with Aurora Driver. Aurora provides a range…

  • Direct Vision Standard clarification welcomed by industry

    Direct Vision Standard clarification welcomed by industry

    20th January 2021

    The introduction of a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ‘allow list’ by Transport for London (TfL) has been welcomed.  DVS is designed to help eliminate death and serious injuries from London’s streets by reducing blind spots.  It is controlled via a…

  • Dis-engageable tandem axle launched by Scania

    Dis-engageable tandem axle launched by Scania

    18th January 2021

    Fans of Scania 6×4 and 8x4s have a new liftable and dis-engageable tandem bogie (LDTA) axle to consider. Offering fuel savings of up to 3%, the tandem bogie axle has an optional lift-and-disengage function. The new unit is available to order…

  • JCB aims to fill a gap in the market with new pothole fixer

    JCB aims to fill a gap in the market with new pothole fixer

    15th January 2021

    With more than £11 billion needed to repairs the UK’s potholes, JCB has developed Pothole Pro – a machine that can help. The construction equipment company has created Pothole Pro, which can repair holes in under eight minutes. With a…

  • Cambridge hotel becomes isolation station for truck drivers

    Cambridge hotel becomes isolation station for truck drivers

    14th January 2021

    The Cambridge Bar Hill Hotel has become a designated centre for hauliers who have tested positive with Covid-19.  The move comes in response to the requirement for drivers to provide a negative test before travelling into France. The DfT has…

  • Renault Trucks unveils latest sustainability initiative

    Renault Trucks unveils latest sustainability initiative

    13th January 2021

    Plans to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) status by 2030 have been set out by Renault Trucks UK & Ireland. The Sustainability Initiative is part of a nationwide overhaul of Renault’s dealer network and operations in the region.  Together with…

  • Report assesses pandemic’s impact on the haulage industry

    Report assesses pandemic’s impact on the haulage industry

    12th January 2021

    A document that investigates how the logistics industry has been affected by coronavirus has been released. The ‘Covid-19 Logistics Report 1’, has been produced by Logistics UK for its members and discusses the challenges people have faced. Truck drivers and operators…

  • Truck drivers put to the test in annual competition

    Truck drivers put to the test in annual competition

    11th January 2021

    The challenge to find the best truck driver in the UK for 2021 has begun. Telematics and journey management solutions company Microlise has opened nominations for its competition, now into its seventh year.  Entrants have their driving performance data analysed…

  • Covid tests for EU-bound hauliers set to stay

    Covid tests for EU-bound hauliers set to stay

    8th January 2021

    The French government has announced that the current testing arrangements for hauliers travelling to the EU will continue.  Yesterday’s decision sees a continuation of the rule that drivers must have a negative test within 72 hours of crossing. Failure to…