20th May 2022 Eating the right food and exercise at regular intervals has been ‘prescribed’ to truck drivers by their peers. Unfortunately, research suggests that truck drivers are not staying healthy on the road. Specifically, the key elements are eating the wrong foods and not getting enough exercise. Therefore, Driver Hire Training has spoken to
19th May 2022 Carrier Transicold will supply Volta Trucks with refrigerated equipment for the Zero. The announcement was made the week before the CV Show. As a result, a prototype vehicle with the refrigeration technology will be at the event. The supply agreement follows a project involving the two companies. Specifically, the technology has been
18th May 2022 The range of fleet management offerings from Michelin has been brought together under one roof. As a result, the tyre manufacturer has launched Michelin Connected Fleet to the UK market. Michelin Connected Fleet already receives and processes data from approximately 300 million journeys a year. Specifically, it comprises Masternaut in Europe, NexTraq
17th May 2022 Harbour Haulage is the latest operator to take delivery of one of the special edition Actros L trucks from Mercedes-Benz. In fact, the Peterhead-based operator is one of the first customers for the premium-specification truck. The delivery was made by Aberdeen Dealer BLS Truck & Van. Furthermore, the new Harbour Haulage truck
16th May 2022 A partnership between MAN and ABB has been announced around the area of electromobility. The news comes as MAN displayed a prototype of its electric truck for the first time in public. Furthermore, the company announced future plans around charging capabilities. Specifically, MAN and ABB E-Mobility will work together on megawatt charging.
13th May 2022 A lightweight trailer that is fully modular has been launched at ITT Hub this week. The Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailer – S.KO Pace Smart – debuted alongside the company’s S.CS fixed roof curtainsider. The new lightweight trailer is targeting the parcel delivery and dry freight market in the UK. As a result, it
13th May 2022 A cooperation agreement has been agreed between DHL and Volvo Trucks. The deal will help accelerate the shift to zero exhaust emission vehicles. Essentially, the Deutsche Post DHL Group is looking to move into heavy electric trucks. As a result, it intends to deploy some 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes
10th May 2022 ITT Hub returns this week and DAF Trucks is promising plenty to see for punters. For example, the manufacturer will showcase a wide range of electric and diesel-powered models. In addition, visitors to the Farnborough event will have the opportunity to drive DAF products. Specifically, the XF and XG will be offered
9th May 2022 When Dean’s of Huntly needed to replace an 18-tonner on its fleet, an Actros was the answer. Importantly, this is the first time the operator has run a truck from Mercedes-Benz. The new truck is an 1830 and features an aerodynamic StreamSpace sleeper cab. At 2.3m wide, the cab is the narrower
6th May 2022 The shifting speed of Volvo’s I-Shift has been increased, the manufacturer has revealed. Specifically, the ‘box shifts up to 30% faster than before. As a result, drivers benefit from smoother shifts while out on the road. Furthermore, there are addition advantages in driveability in heavy-duty trucks. Gearboxes offering the increased shifting speed
5th May 2022 A DfT-funded electric truck trial will include 20 DAF LF Electrics, the company has confirmed. The Battery Electric Truck Trial will involve a number of national public bodies. For example, the NHS will run some of the DAF LF Electrics as part of the project. In addition a number of local authorities
4th May 2022 A total of 20 new tippers have been ordered by George Killoughery Ltd. The operator is based in Mitcham and runs a construction firm covering London and the Home Counties. In addition, the new tippers are the latest to be purchased from Thompsons. Specifically, the company started in 1965 before buying its
3rd May 2022 Twelve new trucks have arrived on the Mitchell Potatoes fleet, thanks to Fraikin. The company has secured a 60% share of Mitchell Potatoes’ commercial vehicle fleet with the deal. Furthermore, the new trucks are on a six-year, full-service contract hire agreement. The truck deal comprises a range of models for Mitchell Potatoes.
29th April 2022 As fuel-prices show no sign of coming down, the importance of aerodynamics increases. That’s the message from Hatcher, which is advising that fleets check roof spoilers for adjustment or damage. Essentially, fuel is a third of the cost of running a truck. Therefore, anything that reduces fuel consumption could have a big
28th April 2022 Volta Trucks has taken the wraps off smaller models of its electric Zero model. The company has revealed 7.5- and 12-tonne variants, which join the 16-tonne truck in the Volta lineup. The smaller models of the Zero have been designed by Volta Trucks’ partner, Astheimer Design. In addition, the company worked alongside
27th April 2022 Essential items have been delivered to Ukraine, helped by Freightline, to support the humanitarian crisis in the country. Specifically, the logistics company helped deliver a truck stacked with supplies. Furthermore, Freightline worked with its client Norgren on the initiative. The essential items were loaded into a 40ft trailer and taken to Poland.
26th April 2022 Aiming to give its drivers more creature comforts, Europa Road has taken delivery of five new trucks. Specifically, the Dartford-based operator has chosen Range T 6 x 2440 13 L models. The new trucks are an important addition to the 50-strong fleet. For example, there is a strategy to renew the whole
25th April 2022 Great achievements in circular production have been made Scania’s cab factory in Oskarshamn, Sweden. For example, the production process has been fossil-fuel-free since 2020. In addition, more material is recycled and the energy consumption has decreased dramatically. The employees at the site are equipped with ‘green glasses’. Meanwhile they are also focused
22nd April 2022 Bulk transport operator M E Saunders & Sons has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM 500 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit. Furthermore, more are on their way to the fleet as the company has ordered another two identical models. Also, the three FMs replace trucks from a rival manufacturer. As a result,
21st April 2022 The used truck market is buoyant at the moment. As a result, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new way of acquiring ‘premium quality used trucks’. ‘Certified’ delivers ‘complete peace of mind for used truck buyers’, says the manufacturer. For example, buyers will have access to the industry’s best pre-owned trucks and support packages.
20th April 2022 A Manchester operator has taken delivery of its first new generation DAF truck. The new fleet addition at JSP Hauliers is an XG+ 530 FTG. Futhermore, it is part of an expansion programme within the company, not a replacement for an existing truck. Therefore, five more DAF XFs will gain the fleet
19th April 2022 FSW has chosen new truck names that reflect the days of actual horsepower in transport for its latest fleet additions. The operator has taken delivery of three Actros models for its fleet. Furthermore, it has named them Boxer, Goliath and Tommy Boy. Specifically, the new truck names come from shire horses that
14th April 2022 Scania Go is the new way of acquiring premium used vehicles from the Swedish manufacturer. The system is designed to give customers the ultimate transparency and peace of mind. For example, there will be vehicles available to suit all budgets and customer requirements. The vehicles on Scania Go are handpicked and supported
13th April 2022 Cambridgeshire-based Knowles Transport has welcomed its first vehicles from Renault Trucks onto its fleet. The new additions were supplied by Renault Truck Commercials and feature the Knowles Transport orange livery. Specifically, the operator opted for two two T440 6x2s. The trucks will be tasked with moving food, drink and ambient to retailers
12th April 2022 The best Iveco retailer has been revealed at the company’s Dealer of the Year Awards. Meanwhile, the company has also celebrated the return of physical events with its dealer conference. The transport sector continues to face huge challenges from all directions. For example, rising fuel prices, driver shortages and border crossing delays.
11th April 2022 A Logistics UK conference has been announced for June 2022. The in-person ‘Fleet Engineer’ event will take place at the British Motor Museum on 23 June 2022. One of the driving forces behind the return of the conference is the evolution of vehicle technology. For example, many operators are now looking at
8th April 2022 Mercedes-Benz is set to launch the third generation of its OM 471 later in 2022. As a result, trucks with the new engine are available to order now. The operators who indicate an interest will be taking delivery of the new products from October 2022, according to the OEM. Daimler Truck’s Karin
7th April 2022 A contract hire agreement with Fraikin has been agreed by Sterling Furniture. The six-year full-service contract ensures the operator remains a long-term Fraikin customer. Specifically, the deal involves 12 new DAF rigids. Interestingly, each one has been fitted with connected technologies from Fraikin’s partner, Samsara. The contract with Sterling Furniture covers two
6th April 2022 Truck operator Stobart has announced it is to use science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions. As a result, the company becomes the first major UK logistics provider to use the system. In addition, the use of science-based targets pledges a commitment to sustainability across the business, says Stobart. The Science-Based Targets initiative
5th April 2022 The logistics business at W. H. Bowker has grown after the company acquired two Manchester-based firms. Specifically, it has bought James Nuttel (Transport) and its MOT testing centre, Queensway Commercials. The family-owned business is based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. As a result of the deal, the Bowker fleet is boosted by 48