Road Tests

  • 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…

  • ROAD TEST: MAN TGM and TGX

    ROAD TEST: MAN TGM and TGX

    1st April 2021

    Trucking scoops the first UK drive of MAN’s new-generation TGM – plus top-power TGX – for a spin around Exeter as part of the German manufacturer’s Great Britain Roadshow MAN launched its new TG range in Bilbao, Spain back in February…

  • ROAD TEST: DAF XF480 FAW TRIDEM

    ROAD TEST: DAF XF480 FAW TRIDEM

    1st April 2021

    DAF offers better traction, manoeuvrability and high payload for off-road operators with new double-drive XF480 FAW tridem. We put it to the test in the Forest of Dean… Despite offering some unarguable benefits for weight-conscious operators who demand manoeuvrability, tridems…

  • ROAD TEST: SCANIA WINTER DRIVING

    ROAD TEST: SCANIA WINTER DRIVING

    1st April 2021

    Everyone likes a snow day. Here in Britain (and certainly down South, where we are), the times when we can go outside and muck about in the white stuff can be few and far between. And this season’s warmer winter…

  • ROAD TEST: VOLVO FM, FMX, FH and FH16

    ROAD TEST: VOLVO FM, FMX, FH and FH16

    30th March 2021

    In March 2020, Volvo unveiled its new FM, FMX and revised FH models – but the official launch in Sweden was cancelled due to the pandemic. Then came lockdown. In the meantime, the first right-hand drive examples arrived in the…

  • ROAD TEST: MAN TGS 35.400

    ROAD TEST: MAN TGS 35.400

    22nd March 2021

    With the new D15 9-litre engine, the MAN TGS 35.400 is aimed at the off-road tipper market that demands a 20-tonne payload – and a sleeper cab.  The market for eight-wheel chassis is definitely broadening. Gone are the days when…