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  • Snooper sat nav upgrade

    Snooper sat nav upgrade

    23rd October 2012

    Snooper has launched the Truckmate Pro S8000 – the latest edition to its range of truck-specific satellite navigation systems.Designed specifically for trucks and larger vehicles, by simply entering the height, width and weight of the vehicle, Truckmate calculates a route…

  • Volvo tackles crane game

    Volvo tackles crane game

    23rd October 2012

    Baldwins Crane Hire has taken its first pair of heavy-haulage Volvo tractors to move mobile crane components and their ballast blocks, bringing the firm’s truck fleet to seven. The FH540 13-litre 8×4 tractors will be operating up to150 tonnes gcw…

  • First new FH sold for charity

    First new FH sold for charity

    23rd October 2012

    Volvo Trucks has sold the first series-manufactured new Volvo FH to the highest bidder on eBay for a sum of €150,000 (£120,000) – greatly exceeding the market price. All proceeds will be going to charity. Bids started at €1 (81p)…

  • Actros is Mallinson champ

    Actros is Mallinson champ

    23rd October 2012

    Mercedes-Benz has stated its New Actros is beating the fleet average fuel return by a full two miles per gallon for South Yorkshire haulier Ken Mallinson & Sons. The operator is running 10 New Actros 2545 tractor units, including two…

  • RDFL enters Sto business

    RDFL enters Sto business

    23rd October 2012

    Building products manufacturer Sto has developed a close partnership with transport specialist Rhys Davis Freight Logistics to deliver its high-quality rendering materials directly to construction sites across the UK. Products are collected daily from Sto’s warehouses in Glasgow and Basingstoke…

  • 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…