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  • Sprider spreads it out

    Sprider spreads it out

    7th June 2013

    A new system has been launched that converts an ordinary tipper truck into a complete asphalt/aggregate application system in just 15 minutes. Called the Sprider Asphalt Application System, it is capable of work rates on hand laying of up to…

  • On the road to beat cancer

    On the road to beat cancer

    7th June 2013

    The Road Haulage Association for Scotland and Northern Ireland is backing a campaign to drive down deaths from bowel cancer. The RHA met with Bowel Cancer UK to support the Scottish government’s Detect Cancer Early campaign, as it targets truck…

  • Easy does it for FL & FE

    Easy does it for FL & FE

    31st May 2013

    Volvo has launched new versions of its FL and FE trucks which the Swedish manufacturer said are now even easier to drive in city conditions where the demand is for fast, smooth and clean transport. The new trucks feature an…

  • Merc issues special trucks update

    Merc issues special trucks update

    31st May 2013

    By Andy StewartPHOTOGRAPHY MERCEDES-BENZ   Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest Unimog all-terrain vehicle, the Unimog implement carrier and the Econic – which makes the German company the only vehicle manufacturer in Europe to offer Euro 6-compliant products in all categories…

  • Cobra tech eyes bikes

    Cobra tech eyes bikes

    29th May 2013

    Cobra UK has launched Global Live Cycle Scanner, a variant of its 3G mobile CCTV system aimed at protecting cyclists. Specifically developed for HGVs, the new product has been brought to market in response to a growing need for onboard…

  • Royal seal for new XF

    Royal seal for new XF

    21st May 2013

    His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange officially started production of the new DAF XF at commercial vehicle manufacturer’s factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The new truck, developed to meet the Euro 6 emissions standards, represents an investment by DAF…

  • UPN expands Euro ops

    UPN expands Euro ops

    14th May 2013

    Pallet network operator UPN has launched a new range of European palletised freight services. The new service will allow 65 UPN depots to supply a full range of services to 26 European countries, all from within the UPN system. All…

  • Fingers out for alco tests

    Fingers out for alco tests

    7th May 2013

    AlcoDigital has launched a new system it claims is 96 per cent accurate at detecting alcohol levels and capable of determining a persons’ level of intoxication in seconds with just a touch of the finger. The AlcoSense TruTouch uses a…

  • CV Show a success

    CV Show a success

    2nd May 2013

    Organisers of the 2013 CV Show said more than 18,000 people visited over 430 exhibitors during the three days of this year’s event. The achievement tops last year by around 2000 people. The unaudited figures show the number of visitors through…

  • Rental fleet wins first dual-build rigids

    Rental fleet wins first dual-build rigids

    1st May 2013

    Kent-based CVME Truck Rental is running the first two rigid reefers built by Bevan Group in co-operation with Schmitz Cargobull (Trucking, March). The 18-tonne chassis cabs have temperature-controlled 7.5 m bodies and are now working for one of CVME Truck…

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