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  • Drivers: Prepare now for winter

    Drivers: Prepare now for winter

    19th December 2012

    With winter fast approaching, salt stocks are being replenished, new equipment has been purchased and the Met Office is teaming up with the highway authorities to provide the best possible service in anticipation of the forthcoming winter weather. However, the…

  • Top marque for Iveco

    Top marque for Iveco

    19th December 2012

    Iveco UK has been named LGV Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards 2012, beating off competition from joint runners-up Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Trucks. Iveco secured the award, which focuses on the large goods vehicle segment over 7.5 tonnes,…

  • Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    19th December 2012

    The owner of the unique Scammell Hundred Tonner, Maurice Hudson, has received a set of photo albums recording the vehicle’s working life during the 1930s and 1940s on behalf of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. The albums from…

  • Nidera nabs New Actros

    Nidera nabs New Actros

    19th December 2012

    One of Britain’s busiest grain merchants has invested in its first New Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz.  Nidera’s latest five vehicles are all New Actros 2545 models with aerodynamic, flat-floored StreamSpace cabs and fuel-efficient 450 bhp engines mated to state-of-the-art…

  • VW weathers Scania slump

    VW weathers Scania slump

    19th December 2012

    The Volkswagen Group, parent company of commercial vehicle manufacturers Scania and MAN, has weathered the storm of the first nine months of 2012 despite difficult conditions. “Although the times aren’t easy, it’s up to us to systematically continue along our…

  • Volvo sales sink in September

    Volvo sales sink in September

    19th December 2012

    Volvo Trucks’ global deliveries in September 2012 decreased by 19 per cent to 8646 vehicles compared to the same period last year. In September, deliveries in Europe totalled 3716 trucks, down nine per cent compared with the same month in…

  • Northampton’s new dealer

    Northampton’s new dealer

    19th December 2012

    A brand-new £750,000 Renault Trucks dealership has opened its doors to the public. Renault Trucks Northampton, situated in Kislingbury, Northampton, is a full service dealership offering sales, repairs, parts and spares. Strategically located just two miles from Junction 16 of…

  • Forklift trailer fleet raises the bar

    Forklift trailer fleet raises the bar

    23rd October 2012

    A new fleet of 11 bespoke-built forklift trailers are being put into operation by Barloworld Handling and its logistics provider Canute Haulage. Each trailer is designed to offer the most flexible materials handling equipment delivery service for customers nationwide. Operating…

  • Trakker tippers are off-road stars

    Trakker tippers are off-road stars

    23rd October 2012

    Nottinghamshire-based construction services firm Oakfield Plant and Transport has added a second Iveco Trakker 8×4 on/off-road rigid to its fleet of 10 trucks – just nine months after purchasing its first ever Iveco. Supplied by Sherwood Truck & Van, the…

  • Isuzu goes West

    Isuzu goes West

    23rd October 2012

    Commercial vehicle distributor Isuzu Truck UK Limited has appointed Bristol-based AK Commercials as its latest parts and service dealer. Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck UK, said: “Ideally located close to the important M4/M5 corridor, AK Commercials is a…