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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Isuzu goes West

    Isuzu goes West

    23rd October 2012

    Commercial vehicle distributor Isuzu Truck UK Limited has appointed Bristol-based AK Commercials as its latest parts and service dealer. Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck UK, said: “Ideally located close to the important M4/M5 corridor, AK Commercials is a…

  • Return loads reviewed and rated

    23rd October 2012

    Online haulage marketplace returnloads.net has launched the UK’s first fully integrated eBay-style user review system.The company said that for the first time, thousands of hauliers will be able to benchmark each other’s performance and reliability as third-party distributors on the…

  • 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…

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