Road Tests

  • Road Test: DAF New XF & CF

    Road Test: DAF New XF & CF

    9th November 2018

    The latest DAFs have a huge range of upgrades and improvements, including an all-new transmission. Here’s the lowdown – and our first impressions. DAF launched their new range of XF and CF trucks at the CV Show back in April.…

  • Road Test: Scania G500 XT / S650 / P220

    Road Test: Scania G500 XT / S650 / P220

    9th November 2018

    We put three of Scania’s Next Gen trucks through their paces in the frozen wilds of Norway to see how they perform in ‘proper’ tough wintry conditions. While some parts of Britain are battling against wintry weather in early 2018,…

  • Road Test: DAF Construction Range

    Road Test: DAF Construction Range

    9th November 2018

    Following on from DAF’s extensive revisions of its general haulage range earlier in the year, construction, double-drive and multi-axle trucks complete the line-up. Trucking got to test-drive three new models. We opted to look at two Construction models – an…

  • 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…

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