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  • 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…

  • Return loads reviewed and rated

    23rd October 2012

    Online haulage marketplace returnloads.net has launched the UK’s first fully integrated eBay-style user review system.The company said that for the first time, thousands of hauliers will be able to benchmark each other’s performance and reliability as third-party distributors on the…

  • Snooper sat nav upgrade

    Snooper sat nav upgrade

    23rd October 2012

    Snooper has launched the Truckmate Pro S8000 – the latest edition to its range of truck-specific satellite navigation systems.Designed specifically for trucks and larger vehicles, by simply entering the height, width and weight of the vehicle, Truckmate calculates a route…

  • Volvo tackles crane game

    Volvo tackles crane game

    23rd October 2012

    Baldwins Crane Hire has taken its first pair of heavy-haulage Volvo tractors to move mobile crane components and their ballast blocks, bringing the firm’s truck fleet to seven. The FH540 13-litre 8×4 tractors will be operating up to150 tonnes gcw…

  • First new FH sold for charity

    First new FH sold for charity

    23rd October 2012

    Volvo Trucks has sold the first series-manufactured new Volvo FH to the highest bidder on eBay for a sum of €150,000 (£120,000) – greatly exceeding the market price. All proceeds will be going to charity. Bids started at €1 (81p)…

  • Actros is Mallinson champ

    Actros is Mallinson champ

    23rd October 2012

    Mercedes-Benz has stated its New Actros is beating the fleet average fuel return by a full two miles per gallon for South Yorkshire haulier Ken Mallinson & Sons. The operator is running 10 New Actros 2545 tractor units, including two…