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  • Leyland Trucks selected for UK electric truck trial

    Leyland Trucks selected for UK electric truck trial

    30th July 2021

    Leyland Trucks has been chosen by the UK government for a trial of electric trucks due to start this summer. The project is designed to help UK operators make the change to battery electric HGVs. A total of 20 DAF…

  • Dedicated parts recycling centre opens for business

    Dedicated parts recycling centre opens for business

    29th July 2021

    Renault Truck Commercials now boasts a parts recycling centre in its network. In addition, the company has launched a parts website to give customers an improved online experience. The dedicated parts recycling centre specialising in Renault Trucks second life parts.…

  • Natural gas benefits promoted via Iveco Ambassadors

    Natural gas benefits promoted via Iveco Ambassadors

    28th July 2021

    Natural gas benefits for truck fleets have been touted for many years by many manufacturers. Therefore, Iveco has decided to raise the profile of natural gas further.  As a result, it has introduced the ‘Iveco Ambassadors’ programme. The company says…

  • Truck drivers strike planned over pay and conditions

    Truck drivers strike planned over pay and conditions

    27th July 2021

    A truck drivers strike has been proposed for 23rd August to protest about poor pay and conditions. Around 3,000 drivers have so far planned to stay at home on that Monday. As a result, it is hoped that the action…

  • Hauliers benefit from post-pandemic shift to digital processes

    Hauliers benefit from post-pandemic shift to digital processes

    26th July 2021

    New research has emerged showing a majority of hauliers benefit from using more digital practices in their business. The survey was carried out by Mandata, the transport management software provider.   Specifically, responses showed that more than half (55%) of…

  • New Generation DAF XF hits the road for Turners

    New Generation DAF XF hits the road for Turners

    23rd July 2021

    A New Generation DAF XF has joined the fleet of one of the largest fleet operators in the UK.  The truck will join Turners (Soham) as part of DAF’s pre-production field test programme. Turners currently has 1,200 vehicles on its…

  • Production milestone reached by Iveco with the Eurocargo

    Production milestone reached by Iveco with the Eurocargo

    22nd July 2021

    Iveco is celebrating a production milestone at its plant in Brescia, Italy. The truck manufacturer has seen the 600,000th Eurocargo truck come down the factory line. Furthermore, all generations of the truck have been produced at the site since 1991. …

  • Government plan to tackle driver shortage met with resistance

    Government plan to tackle driver shortage met with resistance

    21st July 2021

    A government plan to overcome the lack of HGV drivers has been revealed.  Within the proposal are a number of measures designed to solve the ongoing driver shortage crisis. For example, ministers have pledged to work with industry to attract…

  • Net Zero campaign for members launched by Logistics UK

    Net Zero campaign for members launched by Logistics UK

    20th July 2021

    An initiative based around the goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions has been announced by Logistics UK. The campaign, called ‘Route to Net Zero’ is designed to encourage Logistics UK members to decarbonise. Therefore, it is expected to offer…

  • Dealer awards highlight best of the best at MAN Trucks

    Dealer awards highlight best of the best at MAN Trucks

    19th July 2021

    Dealer awards held by MAN Trucks have been announced for 2021. The awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the company’s dealer network. In addition, they are designed to help staff strive for improvement and better business practices. The Service…

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