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30 December 2019
The company’s airless tyres are being tested for use with everything from bicycles to lunar rovers; they eliminate the need to fill a tyre with air and maintain proper pressure.
30 December 2019
Mercedes-Benz says that of the 400 Actros Edition 1 trucks produced, “only 35 will reach the domestic market,” making it a truly limited-edition flagship model for Wrings.
24 December 2019
The 354-horsepower truck powered by Volkswagen batteries has been tested in real-world distribution scenarios for more than a year and is now ready to go to work for a few environment-conscious haulage firms.
24 December 2019
The 500-horsepower 6x2 rigid drawbar truck is the fourth FH drawbar combination in M.R. Horn’s fleet, and the second to come equipped with Volvo’s I-Shift Dual Clutch.
23 December 2019
Provided by City West Commercials and Refuse Vehicle Solutions, the new 26-tonne low-entry truck is equipped with a single-compartment Dennis Eagle Olympus compacting body and a Dennis Eagle lift.
20 December 2019
The new trucks replaced several older models that weren’t compliant with current emissions standards, giving the refuse service a much smaller environmental impact.
19 December 2019
The Flintshire firm looked over a subcontractor’s Grafter, liked what they saw, and arranged for a demonstration of their own, which led to a multiple-vehicle purchase.
18 December 2019
The 13.5-tonne rigid refrigerated truck will make daily deliveries to two retail sites in London and one delivery per week to Japan Centre Group’s restaurants in Manchester and Oxford.
18 December 2019
On the heels of its FE and FL electric truck model launches, Volvo has unveiled new heavy-duty electric concept vehicles designed for construction and regional applications.
18 December 2019
This truck represents the ninth Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the haulage firm’s 16-vehicle fleet; MD Paul Lomas says the truck “has barely stopped working since it landed.”
17 December 2019
Head of Operations Charlie Threapleton likens the trucks to Swiss Army knives: “compact but bristling with well-designed equipment.”
17 December 2019
The remainder of the haulage firm’s fleet consists of eight 500-horsepower Volvo FH tractors; owner Michael Harry says the new FH16 is “over specified” but will give the firm the ability to provide a greater range of services.
13 December 2019
The new bus fleet consists of 400 13-metre low-entry buses as well as 50 18-metre articulated buses powered by compressed natural gas.
11 December 2019
Director Luke Gardner says the trucks “have great driver acceptance,” which is an increasingly crucial factor in the vehicle selection and purchasing process.
10 December 2019
Nikola says it has been looking for the right commercial partner to bring the TRE to Europe, and that CNH Industrial is that partner.
10 December 2019
Improved fuel efficiency, reduced CO2 emissions, and greater levels of driver comfort and productivity highlight the list of updates.
6 December 2019
The range gets a redesigned interior for greater comfort and productivity along with driver assistance technologies like adaptive cruise control, hill start aid, and more.
5 December 2019
The specialist haulage firm have been running Volvo FH tractors for a number of years, but the four new rigids are their first from Volvo; so far, “the drivers absolutely love” the new trucks.
5 December 2019
The recovery firm says they have a great relationship with their local DAF dealerpoints and that they like to get their drivers the best trucks they can for the work they do.
4 December 2019
Due to an agreement made with Daimler AG, the firm has reversed the position of its trucks’ horsepower ratings and the series’ S moniker.
4 December 2019
The companies say battery-electric NIKOLA TRE tractors will be ready for public launch in September 2020.
2 December 2019
New driver-centric technologies, all-new truck designs, and advanced alternate fuel options were the highlights of the firm’s displays at the show.
2 December 2019
Coventry City Council has taken delivery of a batch of Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles from dealer Midlands Truck & Van.
2 December 2019
Dealer MBNI Truck & Van has supplied fuel haulier P Ferguson & Sons with a pair of 4x2 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 1832 18-tonne rigids.
26 November 2019
Ryder is supplying 162 new DAF vehicles to international textile, hygiene and facilities services specialist Elis.

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Brunel Of Cornwall Purchases Rare Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 Tractor & Arocs Tipper
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