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  • Top marque for Iveco

    Top marque for Iveco

    19th December 2012

    Iveco UK has been named LGV Manufacturer of the Year at the GreenFleet Awards 2012, beating off competition from joint runners-up Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Trucks. Iveco secured the award, which focuses on the large goods vehicle segment over 7.5 tonnes,…

  • Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    Hundred Tonner pics for posterity

    19th December 2012

    The owner of the unique Scammell Hundred Tonner, Maurice Hudson, has received a set of photo albums recording the vehicle’s working life during the 1930s and 1940s on behalf of the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland. The albums from…

  • Nidera nabs New Actros

    Nidera nabs New Actros

    19th December 2012

    One of Britain’s busiest grain merchants has invested in its first New Actros tractor units from Mercedes-Benz.  Nidera’s latest five vehicles are all New Actros 2545 models with aerodynamic, flat-floored StreamSpace cabs and fuel-efficient 450 bhp engines mated to state-of-the-art…

  • VW weathers Scania slump

    VW weathers Scania slump

    19th December 2012

    The Volkswagen Group, parent company of commercial vehicle manufacturers Scania and MAN, has weathered the storm of the first nine months of 2012 despite difficult conditions. “Although the times aren’t easy, it’s up to us to systematically continue along our…

  • 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…

  • Menzies bikes it for charity

    Menzies bikes it for charity

    23rd October 2012

    A team of 30 cyclists from Menzies Distribution has completed a 1500 km charity bike ride along the East Coast of the UK raising more than £20,000 for the newspaper industry’s charity, NewstrAid. The team, led by managing director David…

  • Auto Canters for capital

    Auto Canters for capital

    23rd October 2012

    Frozen, chilled and ambient food product supplier London FoodService has taken deliver of two new 7.5-tonne Fuso Canters fitted with the new DUONIC automatic transmission. The 7.5-tonne Fuso Canter’s key ingredients of high payload and compact footprint have made it…

  • 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…