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  • Gimme five! MAN opens new dealerships in central England

    Gimme five! MAN opens new dealerships in central England

    26th August 2021

    MAN has completed the acquisition of five new dealerships in Central England. The news comes after the manufacturer announced the purchase of HRVS Group in January 2021. As a result, MAN acquired five new sites and a customer workshop. The…

  • Longer trucks given green light for a long-term UK future

    Longer trucks given green light for a long-term UK future

    25th August 2021

    Longer trucks could soon become a more common sight on UK roads, thanks to a government decision. In fact, the extended vehicles could become a permanent fixture as early as next year. The news comes after DfT published a response…

  • Truck registrations recovering thanks to post-Covid boost

    Truck registrations recovering thanks to post-Covid boost

    24th August 2021

    Truck registrations have shown signs of recovery after a difficult few years. Brexit concerns and then the arrival of the coronavirus meant new vehicle numbers dropped massively in 2020. A total of 9,493 vehicles were registered in Q2 2021 –…

  • Demand for action as driver shortage crisis continues

    Demand for action as driver shortage crisis continues

    23rd August 2021

    There has been a demand for action over driver shortages from two business groups. Logistics UK and British Retail Consortium (BRC) have written to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with concerns. The letter outlines three steps the government can take…

  • Volta Zero prototype takes to the development roads

    Volta Zero prototype takes to the development roads

    20th August 2021

    Real-world trials of a Volta Zero prototype have begun in the UK. Engineering evaluation and development testing is taking place at Horiba MIRA in Nuneaton. The news follows the reveal of the Volta Zero prototype chassis in June. Called ‘Volta…

  • Increased drink and drug impairment awareness urged by FORS

    Increased drink and drug impairment awareness urged by FORS

    19th August 2021

    FORS is urging operators to raise their awareness of drink and drug awareness. The organisation is asking senior staff to be extra vigilant when it comes to managing drug and alcohol impairment.  FORS recognises that the past 18 months have…

  • More driving examiners brought in to help increase workforce

    More driving examiners brought in to help increase workforce

    18th August 2021

    The DVSA has announced it is recruiting an extra 40 vocational driving examiners. As a result, it is hoped that the resources will help alleviate the ongoing driver shortage.  Specifically, the new driving examiners will be made up of existing…

  • All-new Fuso Canter goes on sale in the UK

    All-new Fuso Canter goes on sale in the UK

    17th August 2021

    The UK has welcomed another model onto the market as the all-new Fuso Canter hits the streets.  The light truck from Daimler offers improved levels of design, safety and comfort. For example, the new truck has a ‘modern design language’,…

  • Drivers hailed as heroes by Microlise in annual awards

    Drivers hailed as heroes by Microlise in annual awards

    16th August 2021

    The latest industry awards have seen drivers hailed as heroes for their efforts in the workplace. The Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2021 saw a wide range of operators honoured. For example, those working for DHL Supply Chain, Waitrose…

  • Scania signs up to EV truck feasibility study

    Scania signs up to EV truck feasibility study

    13th August 2021

    Scania is to participate in a feasibility study into the operation of long haul electrified trucks. As a result, the plans will see the vehicles charged via overhead wires on electric roads. In addition, the feasibility study will be the…

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