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27 April 2021
The manufacturer says better aerodynamics, more fuel-efficient tyres, and the addition of Euro 6 Step E engines and Optivision predictive cruise control add up to fuel savings of up to 3%.
27 April 2021
The new 6x2 460-horsepower (343-kilowatt) tractor unit is a Volvo FH Lite with a pusher axle that can be lifted to save fuel.
26 April 2021
The Suffolk-based haulier purchased 11 of the fifth-generation trucks last year, as well; all 31 are spec’d with Mercedes-Benz’s twin-screen Multimedia Cockpit and the upgraded 12-inch central display.
26 April 2021
The family-owned builders merchants group began replacing an ageing fleet of 18-tonne trucks back in 2006 with more versatile 26-t IVEVO Stralis trucks, and the process now continues with the firm’s smaller vehicles.
21 April 2021
The firm’s N35.125 curtainsiders are regional distribution workhorses that are also called upon to train IJ McGill drivers, helping non-heavy goods vehicle drivers move up to higher-GVW trucks.
21 April 2021
The chilled and frozen logistics firm took delivery of 10 of the biomethane-powered trucks and plans to replace the remaining diesel trucks in its 100-vehicle fleet over the next five years.
20 April 2021
ISM Waste’s new truck has taken over the firm’s weekly cleanup of the street near its waste transfer station and does some local hire work, as well.
15 April 2021
The food and drink logistics specialist purchased 127 trailers in the deal, including a mix of box body and refrigerated semi-trailers.
14 April 2021
The electric vehicle firm is considering former Nissan manufacturing facilities in the city along with other European locations and says it will make a final decision soon.
14 April 2021
“The drivers are happy, we’ve had no significant issues with reliability, and when they’re all clean and lined up our Actros look fantastic; it has to be one of the tidiest trucks on the road,” says SM Haulage General Manager Adam Heward.
13 April 2021
Scania Great Britain Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of James Armstrong as its new Managing Director. James will succeed Martin Hay who leaves the business at the end of June. James will officially take up this post on 1st July 2021.
13 April 2021
The shiny new CF will work alongside a 17-year-old, 53-plate DAF CF 85.430 6x2 wrecker that the recovery specialist says is still seeing frontline duty.
12 April 2021
The new sewer-cleaning vehicle is based on an Arocs 3251 chassis from local Dealer Northside Truck & Van.
9 April 2021
DAF’s fleet management tool is getting a webshop where users can manage their subscriptions and an open-source platform to enable easy integration of third-party fleet management tools.
8 April 2021
The new curtainsider’s increased capacity and easier access vs. its panel van predecessor means the company can make more deliveries each day.
6 April 2021
The firm’s new C380 is a 6x4 rigid with a 7-cubic-metre McPhee mixer drum; owner Keith Price says that a change was in order after running a competing brand for nearly 30 years.
5 April 2021
“In terms of its specification and cost-effectiveness, the Econic was clearly the best solution,” says Council Procurement and Contracts Manager Richard Jones.
2 April 2021
The Stralis NP 460 runs solely on Bio-Liquified Natural Gas to reduce fuel consumption by up to 15% and produces 99% less particulate matter compared to diesel.
1 April 2021
The 11-tonne rigid scaffolding truck has an aluminium dropside body and will be used to deliver scaffolding to various construction sites large and small around the South West.
31 March 2021
The firm reports that the FL is a big step up from its previous vehicle, both in terms of its payload capacity and its fuel efficiency.
29 March 2021
The firm will reveal long-haul T and T High trucks upgrades for 2021 to new and existing players of the PC game on 6 April, with details on its updated C and K ranges to come at a later time.
26 March 2021
The 7.5-tonne Atego 816s, each with a ClassicSpace S-Cab and a 5.1-litre, 154-horsepower engine, have all been delivered and are hard at work.
25 March 2021
The Northumberland-based recovery specialist purchased the truck from Stockton-on-Tees dealerpoint Evans Halshaw and says it will “certainly earn its keep.”
25 March 2021
This announcement covers the firm’s tyre plants, R&D Centre, PCT plant, textile plant, and EMIA headquarters.
23 March 2021
The order is part of Tuffnells’ fleet renewal programme; the new trailers will join a fleet of more than 1,110 vehicles that serve the firm’s customers in the UK as well as internationally.

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Glenfiddich & IVECO Partner To Decarbonise Transport Operations
The “Fuelled by Glenfiddich” initiative will use natural gas-powered Stralis trucks fuelled by waste products from the distillery. ...
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Leyland Trucks’ Battery-Powered DAF LF Electric Trucks Participating In Government Trial
The project is part of the UK Government’s £20 million road freight trials for zero-emission vehicles in support of Department for Transport carbon reduction goals and delivered using the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). ...
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Coventry Scaffolding Buys Its First Mercedes-Benz Truck, Quickly Orders A Second
The 70-year-old firm recently purchased a 26-tonne Arocs 2530L with MirrorCam technology to comply with London’s Direct Vision Scheme (DVS), as most of its work takes place in the city. ...
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East Midlands’ JC Balls & Sons Specifies MirrorCam Feature In Its New Mercedes-Benz Arocs Truck
MirrorCam eliminates a truck’s side mirrors and replaces them with a system of cameras, which feed live video to 15-inch displays mounted in the cab on the two A-pillars. ...
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Maritime Transport Wraps Up Acquisition Of 100 New Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks
The firm’s recent order represents its first new trucks to bear the three-pointed star since 2017. ...
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MAN Truck & Bus At Work On The ANITA Project’s Self-Driving Vehicles For Hub-To-Hub Logistics Routes
After the development and implementation phase, the software and an autonomous MAN truck—with a safety driver on board—will begin testing in real-world operations in Ulm. ...
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Scania Partnering To Test Feasibility Of Long-Haul Electrified Trucks Powered By Overhead Wires
The electric road system is seen as one of the most technically viable and economically attractive options for the electrification of heavy-duty trucks because it uses known and available technologies in new ways. ...
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Waste Management Specialist Receives Two High-Spec Mercedes-Benz Trucks
Select Environmental Services has purchased trucks from other manufacturers in the past, but chose dealer City West Commercials because they “tick every box” on every order, the firm says. ...
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Isuzu 3.5-Tonne Grafter Wins 9th Consecutive Best Builders’ Truck Award
Trade Van Driver’s annual awards are judged by the magazine’s expert panel of journalists and readers who use light commercial vehicles. ...
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Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
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