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  • Hydrogen infrastructure for trucks edges closer to reality

    Hydrogen infrastructure for trucks edges closer to reality

    15th April 2021

    A hydrogen infrastructure to service the transportation sector is one step closer. Nikola, Iveco and pipeline operator OGE have announced plans to collaborate on hydrogen-powered transportation. Specifically, the trio want to create a pipeline network from production sources to hydrogen…

  • Government support for apprentice recruitment welcomed

    Government support for apprentice recruitment welcomed

    14th April 2021

    Government support has been given to the next generation of the country’s workforce. Companies hiring apprentices will be given increased incentive payments. It is hoped that the move will boost industries including transport and logistics. Specifically, employers will now receive £3,000…

  • Design quality of Volvo’s FM helps win Red Dot Award

    Design quality of Volvo’s FM helps win Red Dot Award

    13th April 2021

    The ‘design quality’ of a new Volvo Truck model has helped the company win a Red Dot Award. Volvo’s FM triumphed in the product design category for commercial vehicles. The truck was designed with the driver being the primary focus. Therefore,…

  • Autonomous S-Way truck planned following Iveco collaboration

    Autonomous S-Way truck planned following Iveco collaboration

    12th April 2021

    An autonomous S-Way truck could be around the corner after Iveco signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Plus. Plus is a global autonomous trucking company and will assist Iveco in its efforts with autonomous trucks. Under the terms of…

  • UK DAF dealers win international praise

    UK DAF dealers win international praise

    9th April 2021

    UK DAF dealers have been rewarded for their recent efforts in the truck manufacturer’s pan-European competition. The annual event was held online due to coronavirus restrictions across the continent. The biggest prize went to Lawrence Vehicles Ltd, which was named…

  • Stobart Energy signs up with Bridgestone for tyres

    Stobart Energy signs up with Bridgestone for tyres

    8th April 2021

    Stobart Energy, a biomass fuel supplier, has agreed a tyre supply deal with Bridgestone. Under the terms of the agreement, Stobart Energy trucks will be running exclusively on Bridgestone Duravis R002s. Specifically, these tyres help reduce cost per kilometre through…

  • Artificial intelligence centre welcomes Scania into the fold

    Artificial intelligence centre welcomes Scania into the fold

    7th April 2021

    Artificial intelligence (AI) will play a greater role in our lives in the future and Scania is preparing for it. The Swedish truck manufacturer has signed a partnership with AI Sweden – the Swedish National Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence. …

  • Truck driver sentenced for causing death of ‘Good Samaritan’

    Truck driver sentenced for causing death of ‘Good Samaritan’

    6th April 2021

    A truck driver has been sentenced to three years and six months’ imprisonment after appearing at Warwick Crown Court in March, charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving. The driver – forty-four-year-old Malcolm Joseph Clarkson from Cat Tail Lane, Southport…

  • DAF extends portfolio of fleet management solutions

    DAF extends portfolio of fleet management solutions

    6th April 2021

    Fleet management solutions from DAF Trucks have just got better for truck drivers and operators.  The Dutch truck manufacturer has added functionality to its DAF Connect fleet management platform.  As a result, subscriptions can be managed with one mouse click…

  • Advanced safety technologies available from Mercedes-Benz

    Advanced safety technologies available from Mercedes-Benz

    1st April 2021

    Advanced safety technologies protecting drivers and vulnerable road users are now available to order on Mercedes-Benz trucks. The company has announced that the systems will go into production in June 2021. Therefore, anyone who orders a new Actros or Arocs…