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  • Undercover cab catches 30 law-breaking drivers

    Undercover cab catches 30 law-breaking drivers

    3rd March 2021

    Nottinghamshire Police has revealed results of using an undercover DAF cab on the county’s roads. The news comes the month after Warwickshire Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit was recognised by Highways England for similar efforts.  In total, 30 drivers were caught…

  • Fuel cell joint venture confirmed and MAN joins study

    Fuel cell joint venture confirmed and MAN joins study

    2nd March 2021

    Daimler Trucks and the Volvo Group have confirmed their fuel cell joint venture. The two manufacturers announced their intention to collaborate on developing the technology for trucks late last year. As a result, a binding agreement has been signed and a new…

  • Direct Vision Standard comes into force in London

    Direct Vision Standard comes into force in London

    1st March 2021

    It’s official. After years of planning, the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) scheme has been launched in London. The truck safety scheme has been introduced by Transport for London (TfL) to help improve road safety in the capital. From today, HGVs…

  • Renault takes zero emissions mobility to the construction site

    Renault takes zero emissions mobility to the construction site

    26th February 2021

    Following recent news of Renault Trucks’ latest urban electric vehicle, comes a zero emissions mobility solution for building sites.  The first D Wide Z.E. is fitted with tipper and crane. It will go into service with the Noblet Group. The operator’s…

  • Logistics UK: protect UK jobs in the haulage industry

    Logistics UK: protect UK jobs in the haulage industry

    25th February 2021

    A plea to the government to preserve and create UK jobs has been made by industry body Logistics UK. David Wells, chief executive of Logistics UK claims that the UK-EU trade agreement overlooks many industry sectors. For example, he pointed…

  • Government gives covid-19 test update for truck drivers

    Government gives covid-19 test update for truck drivers

    24th February 2021

    More than 235,000 hauliers have had a covid-19 test, according to the UK government.  The testing programme for truck drivers was introduced in December by the French government. As a consequence, drivers have since been required to have proof of…

  • Heavy duty electric truck project announced by Volvo and DHL

    Heavy duty electric truck project announced by Volvo and DHL

    23rd February 2021

    Volvo Trucks and DHL Freight have announced a partnership, based around the concept of a heavy duty electric truck.  The two companies will work on the transition to fossil-free transportation over longer distances. There has been a lot of industry…

  • UK concert hauliers plead their case to the PM

    UK concert hauliers plead their case to the PM

    22nd February 2021

    A group of 50 music industry figures and concert hauliers have spoken out against the current state of their industry. In a letter to Boris Johnson, the group say that new post-Brexit cabotage and cross trade rules are ‘unworkable’. For…

  • Warwickshire Police wins national award thanks to ‘supercab’

    Warwickshire Police wins national award thanks to ‘supercab’

    19th February 2021

    The Commercial Vehicle Unit of Warwickshire police has won a national award from Highways England. The honour was made as the group was named ‘Top Performing Force 2020’ in the UK for Operation Tramline. Operational Tramline involves a specially adapted…

  • Renault adds low entry cab to its Z.E. range

    Renault adds low entry cab to its Z.E. range

    18th February 2021

    Renault Trucks has unveiled the D Wide Z.E. low entry cab, designed specifically for urban environments.  The new cab offers improved ergonomics, visibility and safety levels – all essential elements in city and town driving.  With that in mind, Renault…