Road Tests

  • On test: Scania P & G working trucks

    On test: Scania P & G working trucks

    25th February 2021

    We take two nearly new Scania P and G models with the same driveline, but different cabs, out on extended ‘test drives’ in the real world The Coronavirus pandemic that has riddled the country has, understandably, meant the trade press…

  • Road test: Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8×4

    Road test: Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8×4

    27th January 2021

    MirrorCam and Multimedia Cockpit comes to the tipper range. Trucking takes a Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8×4 to for a drive… It’s been a few years since Mercedes-Benz launched its new MirrorCam system and its associated Multimedia Cockpit. That launch, of what…

  • Road Test: MAN TGL 8.910 4×2 XLION

    Road Test: MAN TGL 8.910 4×2 XLION

    27th January 2021

    We put an MAN TGL 8.910 4×2 XLION with Distribution package on test – does this outgoing model represent a bargain for canny operators? MAN has been on a drive to improve its market share in the UK after misfortunes with…

  • Road Test: Volvo FH13-420 4×2

    Road Test: Volvo FH13-420 4×2

    31st July 2020

    Can you make a case for a Volvo FH13 as a 4×2 tractor for 32-tonne work? We need a bit of convincing that the sums will stack up and it truly is the right truck… With Volvo having finally unveiled…

  • Road Test: MAN New TGX

    Road Test: MAN New TGX

    29th February 2020

    MAN’s new flagship TGX is gunning for boosted driver acceptance with a new cab, boosted fuel efficiency and a host of other improvements. We take it for a test drive… At the recent launch even at the Port of Bilbao, Spain, MAN…

  • Road Test: DAF XF480 FTP 6×2 with HVO fuel

    Road Test: DAF XF480 FTP 6×2 with HVO fuel

    25th October 2019

    DAF’s lightweight FTP chassis puts its emphasis squarely on maximum payload. The 6×2 set-up with lightweight pusher axle has been carefully pared down to help hauliers achieve the most bang for their buck – so it’s not surprising the configuration…

  • Road Test: DAF XF530

    Road Test: DAF XF530

    9th November 2018

    The DAF XF530 is both a superb flagship yet a viable money-making tool that should please drivers, accountants and managers alike. It’s assumed there’s a policy of American truck-builder PACCAR that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Or, another…

  • Road Test: Volvo FH Lite

    Road Test: Volvo FH Lite

    9th November 2018

    Volvo’s FH Lite tractor is designed to squeeze more payload than ever for cost-conscious operators. Volvo has a pretty strong reputation in the UK’s construction sector, not least because it’s been supplying it decent trucks since the ’60s. But if…

  • Road Test: DAF CF FAD 8×4 (HVO)

    Road Test: DAF CF FAD 8×4 (HVO)

    9th November 2018

    In the alt-fuel race, DAF is backing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oils (HVO) as a clean, easy and efficient diesel substitute. We took two new DAF CF FAD 8×4 (HVO) tippers into a quarry to find out how its performance stacks up.…

  • Road Test: DAF CF440 FAQ tridem

    Road Test: DAF CF440 FAQ tridem

    9th November 2018

    It’s still an unusual spec for the UK, but DAF’s CF440 FAQ tridem has much to offer for the right applications. British tipper operators have never had it so good, with myriad options available to suit pretty much any configuration…