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  • Scanning tech to boost truck safety?

    Scanning tech to boost truck safety?

    18th November 2014

    Volvo Trucks reckons it has developed new technology which it claims can eliminate the risk of accidents caused by a limited field of vision, by enabling a vehicle to take a 360-degree scan of its surroundings. According to the Swedish…

  • DAF cleans up with Go Plant LF order

    DAF cleans up with Go Plant LF order

    18th November 2014

    UK specialist municipal vehicle hire firm Go Plant Ltd has ordered 54 DAF LF 15-tonne and 18-tonne Euro 6 sweepers. Over 90 per cent of Go Plant’s sweeper fleet are already DAF LF vehicles, which usually work eight to 12…

  • FL & FMX get Crew Cab options

    FL & FMX get Crew Cab options

    12th November 2014

    Volvo has announced it is now offering a four-door Crew Cab option for its Euro 6 FL and FMX chassis, primarily aimed at operations such as fire and rescue services or roadside assistance. “We are very proud to be able…

  • Bibby offers RightStart for young logistics talent

    Bibby offers RightStart for young logistics talent

    12th November 2014

    Bibby Distribution has launched a new apprenticeship programme aimed at attracting young people to careers in the logistics sector. The firms said its RightStart programme will see school-leavers embark on Level 2 apprenticeships at four different Bibby Distribution sites in…

  • DVSA gets tough on DCPC dodgers

    DVSA gets tough on DCPC dodgers

    4th November 2014

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has taken a robust approach towards those who have failed to meet the requirement of the Driver CPC after the deadline passed on September 10. It is now an offence for many truck drivers…

  • UK driver shortage imminent, warns Scania

    UK driver shortage imminent, warns Scania

    28th October 2014

    Scania is launching a Road to Work programme designed to bring new drivers into the industry quickly in a bid to counteract a “serious driver shortfall” in the UK. The Swedish truck-maker said the move was in response to a…

  • Raise a glass to Carntyne’s hybrid tanks

    Raise a glass to Carntyne’s hybrid tanks

    21st October 2014

    Scottish whisky industry logistics provider Carntyne Transport has invested over £3m in the development and introduction of road tankers built to comply with new government legislation. The new rules, which will take effect in 2024, require road tankers within the…

  • Volvo handed lucrative NFT contract

    Volvo handed lucrative NFT contract

    21st October 2014

    Volvo Trucks and Hartshorne Group have been jointly awarded the exclusive vehicle supply partnership contract for chilled food and drink logistics company, NFT. The contract, which is for the exclusive supply of all 6×2 and 4×2 tractor units, involves an…

  • Study finds longer cabs safer by design

    Study finds longer cabs safer by design

    16th October 2014

    A longer, more aerodynamic cab with better vision for truck drivers could save the lives of hundreds of cyclists and pedestrians, according to a new study by academics at Loughborough University’s Design School. The proposed new cab, 80 cm longer…

  • Crane truck is record-breaker

    Crane truck is record-breaker

    16th October 2014

    Halifax-based family firm Collett Transport has taken ownership of an 8×4 Mercedes-Benz 4155 tractor unit with 205-tonne/m Effer 2055 crane – currently the largest of its kind in Europe. The outfit offers a powerful weight-to-ratio performance and utilises six boom…

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