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1 October 2019
One of the new trucks also features a special custom livery designed by a student from Johnston Primary to promote holidays in Wales.
30 September 2019
The trucks are equipped with high-tech onboard dust extraction systems to ensure correct burning in customers’ biomass boiler systems.
30 September 2019
Scania says its V8 enjoys legendary status among operators and drivers, and that V8 models represent “a significant proportion of” the firm’s sales in the UK.
30 September 2019
The rigid crane trucks are making final-mile supply deliveries to construction sites, and MKM says their performance thus far has been excellent.
30 September 2019
The curtainside truck frequently hauls loads up to its 26-tonne rated maximum capacity, and the brewery supply firm reports that “the driver thinks it’s a really good vehicle.”
25 September 2019
The versatile chassis is also available in DAF’s XF rigid offerings, and is wells-suited to tipper, concrete, or hook lift configurations.
19 September 2019
Both trucks were praised for sturdy construction, low cost of operation, and high payloads.
18 September 2019
The trucks came by way of Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the haulage firm’s longtime dealerpoint of choice.
16 September 2019
The FMX rigids feature Volvo D11K Euro 6 engines that produce 410 horsepower, as well as I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software included.
16 September 2019
The new name is derived from the WEBFLEET platform that was part of TomTom Telematics for 20 years.
11 September 2019
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6 September 2019
The president of DAF trucks handed the keys over in a ceremony to long-standing DAF customer Luc Gheys, co-owner of Belgian transport firm Groep Gheys.
6 September 2019
Melding Nikola’s technology with CNH Industrial’s manufacturing expertise and extensive experience in the European market could prove an effective means of bringing zero-emission trucks to the EU.
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.

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