Road Tests

  • Road Test: Iveco X-WAY 480 8×4

    Road Test: Iveco X-WAY 480 8×4

    21st September 2021

    As part of a recent range overhaul, the new Iveco X-WAY construction chassis models are now available for UK operators. Trucking takes a traditional eight-legger out for a spin to see if it offers much improvement its predecessor. The demand…

  • Road Test: Iveco Eurocargo (7.5 & 18 tonnes)

    Road Test: Iveco Eurocargo (7.5 & 18 tonnes)

    24th August 2021

    It might be showing its age next to newer competing vehicles, but Iveco’s Eurocargo still offers hard graft at a reasonable price. We take 7.5- and 18-tonne variants for a tour around Oxfordshire to see how they perform. Arguably, Iveco…

  • Road test: New MAN TGM 18.250 4×2 BL

    Road test: New MAN TGM 18.250 4×2 BL

    10th August 2021

    We test the new no-fat, fleet-spec MAN TGM 18-tonner to see if its tasty drivability is enough to win over drivers in the UK’s crowded mid-weight market. Since its initial launch in Bilbao in February 2020, literally weeks before the…

  • Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546

    Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546

    20th July 2021

    We take a ‘supermarket trolley’, fewer-frills Merc Actros 2546 out for a shift and kiss and make up with the Predictive Powertrain Control. It’s actually quite good – once you use it properly! When Mercedes-Benz introduced its new MirrorCam and…

  • Road Test: Scania 770S

    Road Test: Scania 770S

    6th July 2021

    The Swedish power race had been dormant for 10 years after Volvo’s FH16-750 usurped Scania’s R730, but now Scania has retaken the crown with its 770S. Trucking takes the UK’s first fleet example for a long drive… High-power trucks from…

  • ROAD TEST: DAF LF

    ROAD TEST: DAF LF

    1st April 2021

    7.5-tonners still have a role to play, even if fewer people can drive them on a car licence. The best-seller is DAF’s LF, and we took a high-powered LF210 out on the roads of Oxfordshire If you did a family…

  • ROAD TEST: IVECO S-WAY IN THE UK

    ROAD TEST: IVECO S-WAY IN THE UK

    1st April 2021

    Pandemics don’t help truck launches, and for Iveco it has suffered with delays to getting its new S-WAY to the UK. But it’s here now, and Trucking took it for an extended two-day road test, complete with a sleepover It…

  • ROAD TEST: VOLVO NEW FMX 8×4 RIGID

    ROAD TEST: VOLVO NEW FMX 8×4 RIGID

    1st April 2021

    We take Volvo’s latest 32-tonne construction chassis up hill and down dale on a cross-country trek across North Dorset and Wiltshire Volvo’s launch of its new range of heavy trucks back in March last year got off to a shaky…

  • ROAD TEST: MAN RANGE DRIVEN

    ROAD TEST: MAN RANGE DRIVEN

    1st April 2021

    Trucking heads to Bavaria to test drive some of MAN’s new range of trucks aimed at construction and timber applications, as well as a couple of competent road-going general haulage machines.  MAN’s new range was launched in February and is…

  • ROAD TEST: DAF XF530 LOW-DECK 4×2

    ROAD TEST: DAF XF530 LOW-DECK 4×2

    1st April 2021

    How low can you go? We head to Reddicth-based Fly By Nite to put DAF’s XF530 FT Low Deck chassis to the test Low Deck tractors have become synonymous with the entertainment industry over the years. The configuration is quite…

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