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23 September 2020
Volvo points out that gas-powered trucks can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 20%, a figure that increases to as much as 100% when running on liquefied biogas.
23 September 2020
A panel of 55 judges awarded the two trucks for their ergonomic designs, durable build materials, and “superior NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) qualities,” according to the jury’s verdict.
22 September 2020
The 450-horsepower truck is loaded with cutting-edge safety and efficiency features, and Downes Transport says that so far, it is a mile-and-a-half per gallon ahead of the firm’s previous-generation Actros trucks.
21 September 2020
Carrier Landscapes’ new Grafter Green N35.125 is a 3.5-tonne rigid with factory-installed dropside bodywork; it becomes the 45th Isuzu in the firm’s 80-vehicle commercial fleet.
18 September 2020
The trucks’ Volvo G13C engine provides the same horsepower, torque, and fuel efficiency of its diesel equivalent with dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions and potential for lower operating costs.
17 September 2020
The Postless Curtainsiders feature low-maintenance bolt-on bodies with galvanized frames in front and rear, phenolic-coated plywood floors, and curtains with heavy-duty buckles.
16 September 2020
James Burrell was one of the first Mercedes-Benz customers in the UK to get their hands on a new Arocs back in October; today the firm runs five identical Arocs crane trucks, and have ordered six more.
15 September 2020
The company pledges to launch new electrified products annually over the coming years, and says that long-distance electric trucks adapted for fast charging are on the way.
15 September 2020
The firm’s MD Francesco Casilli says the purchase is important both for the reduced emissions it represents as well as the injection of money into the beleaguered economy.
14 September 2020
The Volvo FH tractor units are powered by Volvo’s proven D13K Euro 6 Step D-compliant diesel engine producing up to 540 horsepower between 1,400 and 1,800 rpm.
11 September 2020
Sadique has been a Mercedes-Benz customer for more than 30 years and is chairman of Sparshatt Truck & Van, a Mercedes-Benz dealer his ownership group purchased in 2018.
10 September 2020
The roofing contractor will use the FUSO to deliver straw, reed, and other roofing materials for roof repairs and other jobs.
9 September 2020
There has been an increase in demand for trucks during the pandemic, and DAF has seen orders for Ready-to-Go vehicles rise along with it, including hook loaders, tipper trucks, mixers, and more.
9 September 2020
The auction will take place on September 18; the 6x2 XF 460 FTG proudly bears a custom Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. livery.
8 September 2020
The driver training firm says it has often leased or bought used in the past, but a thorough comparison of the finances helped them decide it was time to buy.
4 September 2020
SDC Fleet Manager Robert Steele says his firm has always found SDC trailers to be “reliable, well-built, and robust enough to stand up to our demanding haulage operations.”
4 September 2020
The Warwick design studio did its homework and came up with a design that’s good for the environment and drivers, not to mention nearby bicyclists, pedestrians, and other vehicles.
3 September 2020
The firm’s 12-vehicle pilot program is set to begin in 2021, with wider production to follow in 2021.
31 August 2020
The exhibition will take place 29 September through 1 October; DAF will highlight their DAF Webshop and DAF Genuine Parts range.
28 August 2020
“They’ll be serviced and maintained through Volvo and we know from previous experience that we’ll receive fantastic support,” says Wincanton Technical Services Director Dave Rowlands.
26 August 2020
Thanks to its selection of a pre-built, 3.5-tonne Canter 3C13 dropsider, the bespoke garden shed builder now has a light truck that provides the strength and durability required for rugged construction duties.
26 August 2020
Bridgestone says their R-Steer tyres have a ribbed tread and a distinct steer pattern designed to reduce road noise and perform optimally on high-torque electric vehicles.
24 August 2020
Scania’s research partners indicate that a successful outcome could eventually lead to as much as 80% of heavy trucks in Germany utilising similar tech to dramatically reduce carbon emissions.
24 August 2020
The firm have put the new 150-horsepower Euro 6 Step D van to work as a mobile workshop to service their fleet throughout Wales, the Midlands, and the South Coast and South West regions.
20 August 2020
The specialty feed manufacturers also added two FH 6x2 tractor units to their fleet earlier this year.

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JA Killoh Adds Mercedes-Benz Actros L Trucks For Nationwide Seafood Distribution
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The new MirrorCam features camera arms that are 10 centimetres shorter on each side, new image parameters, and an enhanced camera housing. ...
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