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  • 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…

  • DRIVEN: EURO 6 SCANIA V8 STREAMLINE

    DRIVEN: EURO 6 SCANIA V8 STREAMLINE

    11th December 2014

    Scania has come up with a clever driver aid to improve driving ability and save fuel By Steev Hayes PHOTOGRAPHY STEEV HAYES The price of fuel may well have come down a little in recent weeks (although controversially, fuel prices…

  • DRIVEN: EURO 6 VOLVOS

    DRIVEN: EURO 6 VOLVOS

    12th November 2014

    Volvo has worked hard to produce a truck to suit virtually any transport challenge. Here, we put its latest innovations – including Dynamic Steering and Dual Clutch technology – to the test By Steev Hayes PHOTOGRAPHY STEEV HAYES / VOLVO…

  • DAF’s Rigid Range

    DAF’s Rigid Range

    16th October 2014

    We get behind the wheel of DAF’s updated range of Euro 6 rigids By Dougie RankinePHOTOGRAPHY DOUGIE RANKINE DAF has big hopes for its latest range of rigid trucks. On a recent event, we were able to drive five different…

  • VOLVO FH16-750

    VOLVO FH16-750

    18th September 2014

    Volvo’s all-conquering top-power FH16-750 is a real good-looker too! By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes It’s still there at the top of the tree – Volvo’s FH16-750 retains the title of the world’s most powerful production truck, although we reckon there…

  • MAN TGS 26.360 6X2 DRAWBAR

    MAN TGS 26.360 6X2 DRAWBAR

    20th August 2014

    The humble 6×2 rigid is enjoying something of a renaissance. Here, we put MAN’s latest TGS 26.360 rigid 6×2 drawbar to the test By Steev HayesPhotography Steev Hayes The licence – and indeed driving test – changes have altered the…