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18 March 2020
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to massively disrupt lives and operations worldwide, various organizations are enacting measures to help bring those impacted some relief. That includes Morrisons.
18 March 2020
The roofing supply merchants operated a Volvo FE 4x2 for a year and liked it enough to place its newest order for three 6x2 rigids and an 8x2 rigid, all with D11K engines and brick grab cranes.
17 March 2020
The firm opted for the entire long-haul fuel package, which includes special software, Volvo’s I-See predictive cruise control, I-Cruise intelligent cruise control with I-Roll, and an automatic engine idle shutdown capability.
17 March 2020
Liverpool expects the fleet, which is powered by 100% renewable biomethane, to cover 150,000 miles per year and reduce nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions by 90% and 80%, respectively.
12 March 2020
Other trailers on the firm’s stand (5D85 in Hall 5) for its tenth consecutive CV Show will include a 10.6-metre Urban Curtainsider, a 13.7-m GRP Boxvan, and a 10.9-m Urban Construction Platform.
12 March 2020
The firm recently built a new, 18,000-square-metre building on the grounds of its Blainville-sur-Orne campus in which to store batteries and complete electric vehicle production.
11 March 2020
The firm expects to use its new 7.5-tonner, purchased from Elgin Truck & Van Centre, for deliveries throughout the North of Scotland for five years.
11 March 2020
The T 01 Racing is a low-mileage reconditioned T Series truck with a Euro 6 engine and a 12-month/120,000-kilometre manufacturer’s warranty.
10 March 2020
The new battery is one of a number of products the company had on display at the show, which took place last week in Istanbul.
10 March 2020
Steve Affleck has many years of experience in the automotive industry and has worked for Scania in the past.
9 March 2020
EO Charging says this partnership offers Renault customers an easier way to transition to e-mobility by providing a proven electric vehicle coupled with a well-developed charging platform.
9 March 2020
The haulage firm with depots in Forfar and Dundee added two new Actos 2551 tractor units to the eight already in their fleet.
6 March 2020
The new additions include eight refuse trucks and a vacuum tanker truck.
5 March 2020
The firm purchased the new T520 High Drawbar Truck With Skeleton Trailer Body & KESLA 2110 Crane from Border Trucks after operating a used Renault Premium truck for a year.
5 March 2020
The firm’s PACCAR body programme provides factory installation of a range of box, Aerobody, and curtain side bodies on DAF LF and CF 4x2 rigids.
4 March 2020
Scania has introduced truck side-detection functionality using two separate driver assistance systems to help drivers avoid collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users.
4 March 2020
The Netherlands-based Peter Appel Transport is currently testing two DAF CF Hybrid trucks with diesel engines and electric models.
3 March 2020
Kier Rogers and his 28-year-old all-terrain Unimog U1700 spent three days delivering food and supplies and driving Hampton Bishop residents into and out of the flooded village.
3 March 2020
The new 7C15s are powered by 3.0-litre diesel engines rated for 150 horsepower and 370 newton-metres of torque, and have payload capacities up to 3,250 kilograms.
3 March 2020
The new engine will serve as a lighter, more flexible alternative to the series’ existing 9-litre DC09 engine, and comes in 220-, 250-, and 280-horsepower variants.
2 March 2020
The haulage firm purchased 30 new curtain side trailers from SDC, which it has assigned to its general haulage division in Carrington, Manchester.
2 March 2020
The Swedish truck manufacturer says the updates are designed to help its customers attract and retain top driving talent.
28 February 2020
The most obvious upgrades to the Volvo FM and FMX are their new exteriors, but the real action is in their brand-new cabs.
28 February 2020
The 6x2 rigids come with 220-kW 7.7-litre engines, rear-steer axles, and Farid Hillend Engineering compactor bodywork.
27 February 2020
FreshLinc Fleet Engineer Andy Marchant says, “the FH is a fantastic truck and we always receive positive driver feedback. That was one of the primary reasons we placed the order.”

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The firm’s recent order represents its first new trucks to bear the three-pointed star since 2017. ...
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After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
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Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
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Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
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Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
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Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
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