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  • Abnormal indivisible loads training offered by FORS

    Abnormal indivisible loads training offered by FORS

    1st February 2021

    Specialist training around the transportation of abnormal indivisible loads has been announced by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). Abnormal indivisible loads (AILs) are transported as a whole, because it’s typically to expensive or risky to divide them. The course…

  • Brexit pushes hauliers towards unaccompanied trailers

    Brexit pushes hauliers towards unaccompanied trailers

    29th January 2021

    Brittany Ferries has reported an increased demand for unaccompanied trailers to travel on their fleet.  Post-Brexit covid tests, driver delays and increased paperwork are just three of the reasons given by operators for the switch. All ferry companies reported a…

  • Ongoing pandemic won’t affect customer service levels

    Ongoing pandemic won’t affect customer service levels

    28th January 2021

    Despite the ongoing covid-19 restrictions, operators will not see any adverse effects aftersales and customer service. That’s the message from Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK boss, Wolfgang Theissen, who has moved to reassure his customers as the pandemic continues. “Covid-19 continues to…

  • DAF broadens electric truck range with battery powered LF

    DAF broadens electric truck range with battery powered LF

    27th January 2021

    DAF Trucks has added another electric truck model to its line-up, with LF Electric joining the CF Electric. The new LF Electric is designed for urban distribution and offers a range of 280km. A lithium iron phosphate battery provides 282kWh…

  • Scania announces electric and hydrogen plans

    Scania announces electric and hydrogen plans

    26th January 2021

    As the haulage world continues to move away from fossil fuels, Scania has revealed details of its electric and hydrogen future.  Battery electric vehicles will be the biggest driver in the move to a sustainable transport system, says Scania.  Battery…

  • UK rollout for trailer refrigeration trade-in program

    UK rollout for trailer refrigeration trade-in program

    22nd January 2021

    Thermo King has announced a program that allows operators to trade in and trade up their refrigeration units. The ‘trading up’ element of the initiative involves Thermo King’s new Advancer A-Series trailers. The range features three versions of Advancer A-Series:…

  • Autonomous truck plans revealed by PACCAR and Aurora

    Autonomous truck plans revealed by PACCAR and Aurora

    21st January 2021

    An agreement has been signed by PACCAR and Aurora to develop, test and commercialise autonomous trucks.  Peterbilt and Kenworth cabs will be used for the project, which will integrate PACCAR’s autonomous vehicle platform with Aurora Driver. Aurora provides a range…

  • Direct Vision Standard clarification welcomed by industry

    Direct Vision Standard clarification welcomed by industry

    20th January 2021

    The introduction of a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) ‘allow list’ by Transport for London (TfL) has been welcomed.  DVS is designed to help eliminate death and serious injuries from London’s streets by reducing blind spots.  It is controlled via a…

  • Dis-engageable tandem axle launched by Scania

    Dis-engageable tandem axle launched by Scania

    18th January 2021

    Fans of Scania 6×4 and 8x4s have a new liftable and dis-engageable tandem bogie (LDTA) axle to consider. Offering fuel savings of up to 3%, the tandem bogie axle has an optional lift-and-disengage function. The new unit is available to order…

  • JCB aims to fill a gap in the market with new pothole fixer

    JCB aims to fill a gap in the market with new pothole fixer

    15th January 2021

    With more than £11 billion needed to repairs the UK’s potholes, JCB has developed Pothole Pro – a machine that can help. The construction equipment company has created Pothole Pro, which can repair holes in under eight minutes. With a…