Road Tests

  • 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…

  • Road Test: Renault Range T480

    Road Test: Renault Range T480

    9th November 2018

    We pity the fool that don’t appreciate the Renault Range T480’s blend of performance and driver appeal. “Fleet spec” doesn’t have to mean dull, suckers! The Range T has been with us for almost five years. In that time, it…

  • Road Test: Renault Range T High (RHD)

    Road Test: Renault Range T High (RHD)

    9th November 2018

    We take the brand-new, right-hand drive Renault Range T High out on the road to see how it stacks up for British operators looking for a big-cabbed flagship. Renault launched its Range T heavy trucks in June 2013 to replace…

  • Road Test: Iveco Stralis NP460

    Road Test: Iveco Stralis NP460

    9th November 2018

    Iveco’s all-new Stralis NP460 with uprated natural gas engine and Hi-Tronix automated gearbox make a compelling case for the “post-diesel era”. “The post-diesel ere is here.” This is how Iveco’s brand president, Pierre Lahutte, introduced the new higher-powered version of…

  • Road Test: MAN TGX 18.460 / TGM 18.320

    Road Test: MAN TGX 18.460 / TGM 18.320

    9th November 2018

    Can its latest revised models help the German truck-maker to boost its image among UK operators? We put an MAN TGX and TGM to the test to find out. While most drivers might aspire to drive a truck ‘from Sweden…

  • Road Test: Iveco Stralis NP400

    Road Test: Iveco Stralis NP400

    9th November 2018

    We spent two weeks at work with an Iveco Stralis NP, which runs purely on liquified natural gas (LNG). A genuine alternative to diesel is here. Iveco is at the forefront of gas-powered truck technology. Last year, it laid on…

  • Road Test: Volvo FH460 Globetrotter

    Road Test: Volvo FH460 Globetrotter

    9th November 2018

    We put the latest Volvo FH460 Globetrotter to the test for a week and were extremely disappointed – that we had to give it back! When I was told I could get a new Volvo FH to run for a…