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  • Road Test: Volvo FH13-540 (rear-steer tag axle)

    Road Test: Volvo FH13-540 (rear-steer tag axle)

    14th September 2018

    Rear tag-axle tractor units might not be as popular as their midlift cousins, but Volvo’s new rear-steer could change all that. Trucking went for a drive in a FH13-540 to see how it performs. Take a trip on any motorway…

  • Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Actros1

    Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Actros1

    12th September 2018

    The Mercedes-Benz Mp4 Actros is one of the most significant trucks in the company’s history. It’s hard to believe the earliest examples are now six years old – but now Actros1 is here with an upgraded load-out. Of all the…

  • Scania P & L series review

    Scania P & L series review

    15th August 2018

    Scania is targeting inner-city operators hard with its latest lighter-weight trucks. Here we put its all-new L and top-selling P cabs to the test Truck operations within city centres are becoming increasingly complex. Drivers venturing into large urban sprawls have…

  • Scanias on Ice – R & S Series

    Scanias on Ice – R & S Series

    31st March 2017

    Despite a decidedly altered economic climate at the end of 2016, Scania ended on a high. After a successful launch of its new R and S series in Paris (Trucking, October 2016), top brass said order intake for both have…

  • DAF’s Euro 6 CF400 8×4 construction tipper chassis

    DAF’s Euro 6 CF400 8×4 construction tipper chassis

    28th May 2015

    DAF reveals its latest Euro 6-powered 8×4 chassis aimed at the construction sectorBy Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes It looks like there could be a new dawn just around the corner, which may be hugely beneficial to the road transport industry…

  • Iveco Trakker Hi-Track AT340T41 K

    Iveco Trakker Hi-Track AT340T41 K

    30th April 2015

    Iveco Trakker combines rally-breed pedigree with on- and off-road operating prowessBy Steev HayesPHOTOGRAPHY STEEV HAYES / NICK SANTON Iveco’s ultra-tough, heavy-duty construction chassis sporting a new Euro 6 engine in the shape of Trakker made its CV Show debut at…

  • MAN TGS 35.400 Vs Volvo FMX 410

    MAN TGS 35.400 Vs Volvo FMX 410

    2nd April 2015

    Here’s two of the toughest 8×4 heavy-duty tippers you’ll find on the road. These MAN TGS and Volvo FMX, run by Thompson’s of Prudhoe, are equally at home ploughing through a tip or a building site Pic: Steve McCann We…

  • Renault Range C430 P8X4 K EG

    Renault Range C430 P8X4 K EG

    5th March 2015

    Renault Trucks has produced an eight-wheeler which is a true multi-taskerBy Steev HayesPhotography Renault Trucks It only seems like yesterday Renault designed, built and launched a complete new line-up of heavy trucks to replace its Magnum, Premium (Premium Lander), Kerax…

  • Driven: Iveco Eurocargo

    Driven: Iveco Eurocargo

    5th February 2015

    Latest Iveco Eurocargo ticks all the right boxes By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes Despite not holding the top spot in the middleweight truck sector for a quite a few years now, Iveco’s Eurocargo is still a popular choice with a…

  • Driven: Volvo Euro 6 FMX

    Driven: Volvo Euro 6 FMX

    8th January 2015

    Tough FMX is Volvo’s heavy-duty all-rounder By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes Some construction chassis, whether four-, six- or eight-wheeler, can be something of a compromise. Generally, if a truck isn’t going to undertake any heavy-duty off-road work, hauling tarmac or…