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14th September 2022 Haulier James Shaw & Son says it has benefitted from using Truckfile for vehicle maintenance recording.  The operator has seen efficiency rise thanks to reductions in time and hassle thanks to the new digital management systems. The Merseyside-based operator now uses Truckfile packages to keep its fleet of 36 tractor units and
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13th September 2022 A formal update of tacho guidance has been implemented by the DVSA, following a campaign by the Road Haulage Association (RHA).  The RHA has previously highlighted difficulties for drivers surrounding the regulation relating to keeping 28 days of driving records. As a result, the DVSA has now acted, following weeks of uncertainty
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12th September 2022 With London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) in mind, CEMEX has invested in 10 tippers – all Volvo FM 460 8x4s.  The new trucks will be based at the operator’s Greenwich. From there, they will all deliver aggregates and sand to construction sites across the capital.  Many attributes were key to Volvo winning
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9th September 2022 Irish operator Henderson Foodservice is progressing its fleet replacement scheme with a £1.9m investment in Renault Trucks. As a result, 18 vehicles from the French manufacturer’s range will join the foods provider.  For example, the order will include four 26-tonne D Wide 6x2s. In addition, Henderson will take delivery of 14 standard
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8th September 2022 A reader’s poll in German magazine Auto Bild has seen MAN’s eTGM win a ‘Green Track Award’. Readers were asked to vote in six categories and subsequently voted the truck top of the ‘last mile’ category. The electric truck triumphed for a number of reasons, according to the magazine. For example, it
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7th September 2022 When looking for a UK-based customer to trial its ContiConnect 2.0 platform, Continental found the perfect fit.  G.Webb is long-time beneficiary of the Continental Digital Solutions range.  Therefore, the company had practical knowledge and experience to support the system’s development.  Tyre pressure monitoring systems are fitted to the vast majority of G.
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6th September 2022 Turners (Soham) Ltd has received another DAF FTP 6×2, making it 1,000 three-axle tractor units for the operator.  The latest addition to the fleet is a XF450 FTP and forms part of an intake of 69 vehicles. As a result, the Cambridgeshire company now has more than 2,000 vehicles on its fleet.
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5th September 2022 Tessa Wilson, a GXO graduate has taken a six-month secondment as a project officer in Uganda. Specifically, her role is part of Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project in the country.  Therefore, Wilson will help with the increasing demand for truck and PSV drivers in Uganda. During her time in Uganda, she will
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2nd September 2022 Optimising fleet performance has been given a boost with the arrival of FORS Transport Planner. The technology has been developed with The Algorithm People (TAP), thereby aiming to make life easier for businesses.  Fleets are experiencing spiralling costs, however, FORS Transport Planner is designed to help out.  For example, algorithms will work
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1st September 2022 Livestock nutrition company Harbro has invested in three Iveco trucks as it gives its fleet a bit of a refresh. Arriving are a 6×2 rigid drawbar unit and two new Iveco S-Way 6×2 mid-lift tractors. The S-Way 6×2 6.7m chassis (AS260S42Y/PS) is fitted with a 7.9m curtain sided body. In addition, it
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IAA Transportation 2022: MAN shapes the change The decarbonisation of freight transport, the digitalisation of logistics and the worsening shortage of truck drivers pose fundamental challenges for transport companies. MAN Truck & Bus will be providing answers to these questions at the IAA Transportation 2022 and shaping the change: in conventional products with even lower consumption,
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30th August 2022 A fleet stocked exclusively by a rival manufacturer now features a brand new Volvo FM 460. The Globetrotter 8×4 tipper has joined Banbury-based A C Services after previous experience of used trucks. Choosing a Volvo was, specifically, down to impressive fuel returns from those two other vehicles. In addition, A C Services
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26th August 2022 There’s a new fleet flagship at Mr Plant Hire courtesy of French truck manufacturer Renault. The plant hire specialist has taken delivery of a C430 8×2 tag, which also uses the company’s new branding. The new C430 joins the eight-strong fleet on a like-for-like replacement as part of the company’s 5-year renewal
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22nd August 2022 UK traffic commissioners will once again be the main attraction at Logistics UK’s Transport Manager 2022 autumn conference series. The events, which will take place from September to December, will update delegates on latest guidance and priorities for the coming year.  Therefore, it offers a great opportunity for transport managers to maintain
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19th August 2022 Welsh operator K1 logistics has committed to a new truck brand, welcoming six new FH models to its fleet.  The new vehicles are all 460s, with I-Save Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units. In addition, the company will take delivery of a further two models later in the year. The new trucks replace equivalent
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18th August 2022 A recent workshop upgrade is set to benefit Mercedes-Benz and FUSO truck operators and drivers in Hampshire.  The Marshall Truck & Van site there has seen investments of £1 million in the facilities.  As a result, the workshop has expanded at the Andover site to accommodate an additional two bays, joining the
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17th August 2022 A total of 26 new generation DAF XF tractor units have been supplied to Warburtons through Asset Alliance Group. Britain’s largest baker has made the investment in its fleet, thereby strengthening its ties with the commercial vehicle specialist.  The 26 DAF XF tractor units are all 480s and are direct replacements for
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15th August 2022 Tesco’s latest fleet additions are electric with Renault Trucks suppling an 18-tonne E-Tech D Wide.  The truck is Tesco’s first electric model at that payload, thereby adding to the supermarket’s green credentials. In addition, the company is set to welcome more zero-emission trucks in the coming weeks. For now, though, the E-Tech
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12th August 2022 More DAFs are on their way to Lincolnshire-based agricultural haulier Keyo, thanks to two XGs impressing the operator.  Keyo took delivery of two XG 530 FTGs and the duo have quickly become firm favourites.  As a result, the three-axle tractor units will be joined by two more DAFs later this year. Keyo
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10th August 2022 Galaxy Insulation & Dry Lining Ltd has become the latest FORS accredited operator to attain FORS Gold status.  In other words, it is recognition that the company’s fleet transport activities have achieved benchmark levels of safety, efficiency and environmental protection. The Uxbridge-based operator achieved Bronze accreditation in December 2019. However, it was
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8th August 2022 A WordSkills UK finalist has been named winner of the Scania UK Apprentice of the Year 2022 Award. George Hinkley, from South Mimms service centre, triumphed at the competition at Scania’s Loughborough technical centre. On his way to the title, Hinkley battled with fellow candidates Ben Woodbine, Purfleet, Kevin Latta and Andrew
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5th August 2022 Wheel loss detection technology from Wheely-Safe has gained DVSA recognition.  The latest version of the company’s technology combines brake and hub temperature monitoring with an intelligent TPMS. As a result, it has become one of the first products recognised by the DVSA. The new scheme, launched earlier this year, enables non-statutory road
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4th August 2022 Fourteen Multilift Commander container-handling HGVs from Enterprise Flex-E-Rent are heading to the High Speed 2 project.  The deal represents the first of its kind for a UK rental business. In addition, the Hiab-built 32 tonne unit concept has previously only been used in the UK by the military.  Therefore, they are specially
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3rd August 2022 Nottingham-based Colson Transport has taken delivery of a Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter 6×4 tractor unit.  The keys to the new truck have been handed to one of the operator’s longest-serving drivers, in recognition of his service. Colson Transport runs a fleet of around 80 commercial vehicles, the vast majority wearing the Volvo
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