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4 September 2019
Walkers says they were looking to build a long-term relationship with both a marque and a dealer, and that Volvo and Crossroads Truck and Bus “came to the party more than anyone else.”
4 September 2019
The milestone bus was built in IVECO’s Vysoké Mýto manufacturing plant, which is more than 120 years old and employs more than 5,000 workers including subcontractors.
3 September 2019
The haulage firm cites reliability among the chief factors in their purchase decision—and as the chief reason why DAF trucks make up more than 75% of their 160-truck fleet.
30 August 2019
Fleet boss Glenn Waterfield says his firm’s tried other marques, but “we just keep coming back to DAF.”
30 August 2019
Sustainability and driver preference weighed heavily in the firm’s selection process.
29 August 2019
The haulage firm says a nearby dealership (North East Truck & Van) and 24/7 access to service “sealed the deal.”
29 August 2019
The FMX rigids are outfitted with Boweld Taperlite steel tipper bodies and onboard weighing systems, as well as a raft of safety-minded extras, and are covered by two-year Volvo Gold Service Contracts.
21 August 2019
The firm will emphasise its transition from solely manufacturing tyres to becoming an all-around mobility solutions company.
21 August 2019
The firm says they’ve had to wait days at a time for their light commercials to be serviced in the past, but they expect this to change thanks to IVECO dealership Acorn Trucks’ overnight service options.
21 August 2019
The Leicester firm is looking to make its 200-truck fleet greener, and the Bio-LNG-powered tractor units accomplish that while also cutting fuel costs.
21 August 2019
Developed for customers who want plenty of power but need to keep front axle weights low, the new engine offers fuel savings of up to 2%.
19 August 2019
The haulage firm has been running Volvo trucks since the early 1970s and says it chose the FHs on the basis of reliability, fuel efficiency, payload capacity, and driver acceptance.
19 August 2019
Logistics Manager Chris Sweeney says premium trucks and premium service are the keys to minimising the risk of disruption due to vehicle downtime.
7 August 2019
The trucks have Euro 6 emissions compliance, 1,150-millimetre ground clearance, and the hauling capacity the mining firm needs.
7 August 2019
After putting out a call for demonstration vehicles and putting two of them to the test, Limehillock went with their favourite option all along: a Volvo.
1 August 2019
Joint MD Graeme Headley went to Volvo’s Ghent production facility to watch the truck roll off the assembly line. “I’ve driven Volvos all my life,” he says.
31 July 2019
The firm needed to replace a Euro 3 truck that had been banned from entering the city of Utrecht, and the G 370 met their needs for emissions compliance, efficiency, manoeuvrability, and more.
24 July 2019
The FH’s tridem chassis allows a rear-mounted crane, which the firm says provides greater flexibility when moving larger generators.
22 July 2019
Owner Nick Malpus says he’s had no problems with his Volvo FH tractor units and that his drivers love them.
17 July 2019
Ford says 75% of the fleet’s mileage in Central London and 49% in Greater London was completed using pure electric power—and further reports that operators didn’t want to return the eco-friendly vans.
16 July 2019
The trucks are the lightest in the Monk fleet, which means they can haul heavier payloads, make fewer trips, and save the firm some cash. They are also helpful in recruiting skilled drivers.
11 July 2019
The haulage firm does two-thirds of its business in Europe, so getting a fully compliant tractor was crucial to their operation.
10 July 2019
The new truck has been designed to deliver connectivity, driver comfort, and sustainability.
10 July 2019
The plant equipment dealer has operated Volvo trucks for more than a decade and needed a new truck straightaway; Truck and Bus Wales and West had just the thing.
10 July 2019
The truck manufacturer proposes to gather customer feedback at a number of workshops and incorporate those ideas into its final design process.

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PRM Green Technologies Sticks With Mercedes-Benz Actros For Equipment Recycling Transport
The firm has acquired a second Mercedes-Benz Actros 2540 LnR, this one a member of the fifth-generation Actros range introduced to the UK in 2019. ...
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The companies plan to start full-scale production on customer-specified vehicles by 2022’s end, leveraging composite materials in the body and trim. ...
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