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  • Tail lift safety guidance released by RHA

    Tail lift safety guidance released by RHA

    13th May 2021

    Tail lift safety advice and guidance has been issued by the Road Haulage Association (RHA).  The document, titled ‘Tail Lift and Pallet Truck Guidance Document’ is released today.  Its aim is to help operators reduce the risk of death and serious injury…

  • Digital fuel payments trialled by Mercedes-Benz and Shell

    Digital fuel payments trialled by Mercedes-Benz and Shell

    12th May 2021

    Digital fuel payments could be coming to the UK after initial testing in Stuttgart, Germany. Shell sites within the German city are being used for the trial, which could revolutionise how drivers pay for fuel. Mercedes-Benz is keen to digitise…

  • Design functionality of MAN trucks wins over awards judges

    Design functionality of MAN trucks wins over awards judges

    11th May 2021

    Design functionality, materials and colours of MAN’s new truck generation have impressed judges at the iF design awards.  Specifically, the MAN TGX impressed in a competition that featured almost 10,000 entries from 52 countries. In addition, the truck model was…

  • Illegal migrants: new plans announced to punish hauliers

    Illegal migrants: new plans announced to punish hauliers

    10th May 2021

    Illegal migrants found in trucks coming into the UK could spell bad news for truck operators. The UK government plans to increase the fines given to those who have carried illegal migrants over the border. However, it has been warned…

  • Sustainable transport summit partnership for Renault

    Sustainable transport summit partnership for Renault

    7th May 2021

    Sustainable transport has been a big feature within Renault Trucks over the past few years. As a result, the company has been announced as an industry partner for an upcoming summit.  Climate Action’s Transport Transition Summit – Driving Transportation to…

  • Buying used trucks online made easier by Volvo

    Buying used trucks online made easier by Volvo

    6th May 2021

    Buying used trucks can, for some people, be a time-consuming a stressful process. However, Volvo Trucks has launched a platform that is designed to make the process easier for its European customers.  The solution is a single website – www.VolvoSelected.com…

  • Road-to-zero emissions strategy unveiled by Volta Trucks

    Road-to-zero emissions strategy unveiled by Volta Trucks

    6th May 2021

    A road-to-zero emissions strategy, helped by an expanded product range, has been announced by Volta Trucks. The initiative comes at a time where there is a huge focus on air quality and environmental issues.  In particular, HGVs are in the…

  • Charging stations from PACCAR announced by DAF Trucks

    Charging stations from PACCAR announced by DAF Trucks

    4th May 2021

    Charging stations ranging from 20kW to 360kW have been unveiled by DAF Trucks, provided by parent company PACCAR. In addition, mobile chargers with outputs from 24kW up to 40kW are also available to provide maximum flexibility. The 20kW to 50kW…

  • Driver shortages action required urgently, says RHA

    Driver shortages action required urgently, says RHA

    30th April 2021

    Driver shortages should be a major priority for the Government according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA).  The agency has made the call as the shortfall in number continues, made worse by by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.  Specifically,…