• Scania Optimises training

    Scania Optimises training

    2nd April 2013

    By Andy Stewart / Photography Scania Scania has extended its focus on driver development with the launch of a new service entitled Optimise, which aims to provide ongoing training, advice and assistance to help HGV drivers get the best from…

  • DCPC deadline looms

    DCPC deadline looms

    2nd April 2013

    Drivers of trucks, coaches and buses – and their employers – must stay on top of training requirements or risk being fined and even losing their livelihood, warmed the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has…

  • Free Flow gets Kerax

    Free Flow gets Kerax

    26th March 2013

    Ready-mix concrete supplier Free Flow Concrete Ltd has taken delivery of its first Renault truck – a Kerax 430.32 8×4 with Optidriver+ automated gearbox. The Euro 5 EEV truck was supplied through Renault Trucks Essex and joins the company’s fleet…

  • Lenham gets the credit

    Lenham gets the credit

    19th March 2013

    Shared-user distribution specialist Lenham Storage has gained the accreditation of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) for the storage and distribution it provides to the grocery sector. The BRC is one of the country’s leading trade bodies and represents many of…

  • LWC Drinks to Isuzu

    LWC Drinks to Isuzu

    12th March 2013

    The latest 11-tonne rigid to go into service with drinks distribution company LWC Drinks marks the 45th new Isuzu in the Manchester-based company’s 105-strong fleet. The vehicle, already in operation, is delivering kegs, cases, wines and spirits to customers nationwide.…

  • Pothole problem deepens

    Pothole problem deepens

    6th March 2013

    Truck drivers should brace themselves for miserable road conditions as a decade of reliance on cheap and brittle road repair materials finally takes its toll, warns Warranty Direct’s campaign website, After the UK experienced more than a foot of…

  • Tough new Arocs unveiled

    Tough new Arocs unveiled

    6th March 2013

    Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off its all-new Arocs range of construction vehicles at a launch ceremony in Munich. The Arocs shares the DNA of the new Actros, but it has been beefed up where necessary to endure the rigours…

  • DAF divulges  market strength

    DAF divulges market strength

    6th March 2013

    Dutch commercial vehicle manufacturer DAF Trucks has reported it strengthened its position in the European truck market in 2012. The marque has a market share of 16 per cent in the heavy segment (16+ tonnes), and is leading the market…

  • MAN brings costs into alignment

    MAN brings costs into alignment

    6th March 2013

    MAN Truck & Bus UK has invested in a Haweka Axis200 wheel-aligner with trailer kit to minimise running costs in relation to tyre wear and fuel expenditure. Haweka and MAN have also worked together to develop a calibration tool for…

  • 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…