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  • Wraps off new CF & LF

    Wraps off new CF & LF

    1st May 2013

    By Andy StewartPHOTOGRAPHY DAF Trucks Dutch commercial vehicle manufacturer DAF has taken the wraps off its new Euro 6 CF and LF trucks at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. DAF said the new Euro 6 vehicles have been developed…

  • Actros duo Euro-bound

    Actros duo Euro-bound

    23rd April 2013

    By Andy Stewart / Photography Mercedes-Benz Aberdeen-based Colin Lawson Transport has taken delivery of two New Mercedes-Benz Actros 2551s with 510 bhp, 12.8-litre straight-six engines and range-topping GigaSpace cabs. The trucks have been assigned to a new venture that sees…

  • New app leads the way

    New app leads the way

    15th April 2013

    Italian truck-maker Iveco is aiming to help truck drivers around the country to find their nearest services at the tap of a finger, following the release of a free iPhone and Android app called Hi-Stop. With a map function which…

  • Drivers drilled in first aid

    Drivers drilled in first aid

    9th April 2013

    A new scheme is being launched that aims to boost the image of the road transport industry and contribute significantly to the survival prospects the victims of road traffic accidents. Driver First Assist (DFA), which has the active support of…

  • Solstor goes green

    Solstor goes green

    9th April 2013

    Kent-based UK and international supply chain specialist Solstor UK Ltd has reported an overall reduction of almost 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions since moving to a Vacu-Lug new and remould tyre policy for its tractor unit fleet – and from…

  • 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…

  • Pearce bags birthday double

    Pearce bags birthday double

    2nd April 2013

    South Wales haulier John Pearce Glynneath Ltd has taken delivery of pair of DAF CF85 tractors – with one carrying the unique registration plate Y40 JPG to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. The new trucks are DAF’s CF85 mid-lift axle…

  • Hi Speed sees need for Renaults

    Hi Speed sees need for Renaults

    2nd April 2013

    Following comprehensive fuel trials, Southern and Midlands-based transport company Hi Speed Services Ltd has added the first Renault trucks to its 48-strong, primarily Merc fleet. Delivered through Renault Trucks South, the three Renault Premium 460.25 6x2s with Excellence cabs and…

  • 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…