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Truck Locator Truck and Trailer News Blog Archive

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.
9 July 2019
The waste management and recycling firm likes the truck’s combination of smaller size and generous hauling capacity, which makes it a good fit for navigating country lanes.
8 July 2019
The Swedish truck manufacturer estimates that seatbelt use has saved more than 1 million lives.
5 July 2019
Each of the new trucks has a distinct powertrain combination; Hawkins will use Volvo’s Dynafleet Fleet Management System to compare performance and fuel efficiency for future purchases.
2 July 2019
Wojtex Transport’s owner Wojciech Kusnerz initially looked at the trip as “a very risky decision,” but upon its successful completion now sees liquefied gas as “the fuel of the future.”
2 July 2019
The truck minimises noise pollution, improves air quality, and reduces carbon dioxide emissions, and is well-suited to stop-and-go operation, as it uses its engine to slow down, which decreases brake wear.
28 June 2019
Brocks Haulage, a bulk excavation company based in Purfleet, recently added a 44-tonne IVECO Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor unit to its fleet, which is the first of its kind delivered to the United Kingdom.
20 June 2019
Project partner logistics firm DFDS says this collaboration is an important first step in integrating autonomous vehicles into the logistics workflow loop.
19 June 2019
This prestigious award signifies that the CF is the best construction vehicle for sale today on the Slovakian market.
18 June 2019
The company says its newest tyres, and the manufacturing process used to make them, are the next step on the way to Bridgestone’s goal of fully renewable and sustainable manufacturing by 2050.
13 June 2019
Slated for 2030 and beyond, the self-driving modular vehicle is designed to show the kinds of transport solutions that are within reach and includes a number of cutting-edge technologies that are currently available.
12 June 2019
This is Keltbray Group’s first Volvo purchase, and the head of haulage operations says it’s down to feedback from six drivers who each spent half a day in a Volvo demonstration vehicle.
11 June 2019
The firm tested its newest commercial truck tyres with help from 17 fleets in 13 countries, and says they provide a 15% lower cost per kilometre and 45% longer wear life.

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