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15 September 2021
The Award lauds Renault Trucks for devising the best solution for the needs of its customers, such as improving air quality and reducing noise pollution while maintaining productivity.
2 September 2021
The company purchased the 428-horsepower Actros 2543 trucks with StreamSpace cabs—the first with its new corporate livery—from South Wales dealer Euro Commercials with competitive funding support from Mercedes-Benz.
1 September 2021
The 570-horsepower 6x2 tractor will haul colour-coded tipper trailers back and forth across the Scottish Highlands.
1 September 2021
AJ Champion of Radstock, Somerset, replaced one Isuzu delivery truck with another, a new 11-tonne rigid tipper.
31 August 2021
Unhappy with his previous truck from a competing marque, Hooley took some advice from the Allports Group dealership in Stoke-on-Trent and is very happy with his choice so far.
31 August 2021
The firm’s new F110.240 (E) is equipped with Britt Tip high-sided tipper bodywork that is a great fit for delivering mulch and can easily be converted to a flatbed by removing the sides.
30 August 2021
The image-conscious firm had both trucks swathed in its traditional green and gold livery, which includes the coat of arms that signifies the firm’s status as the holder of a Royal Warrant granted by Her Majesty The Queen.
27 August 2021
The fuel economy of the Bayliss Bros’ new Volvo FH 540 tractor with I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission has been up to 2 mpg better than the haulier’s other trucks.
27 August 2021
The firm will use the new FM (its first Volvo truck) to deliver cast stone from its factory in Bradford to jobsites in London and throughout the south east.
26 August 2021
With a redesigned cab and new safety and comfort features, the newest Canter meets Stage VI—Step E emissions standards and comes in four weight classes and a number of cab options.
26 August 2021
With the additions, roughly 85% of Garic’s fleet is now Volvo-made, a percentage that will soon increase as Garic plans to add several more Volvo FMs later this year.
25 August 2021
The Daventry, Northamptonshire, firm acquired the 26-tonne, 394-horsepower car hauler from local Mercedes dealer Intercounty Truck & Van.
25 August 2021
The fully electric van’s unique parallel multiple-module battery architecture constantly draws current from each individual battery, and the other modules are able to automatically pick up the slack if one drops out.
25 August 2021
The ability to haul crew, as well as wood chippers, stump grinders, and other arboriculture equipment was at the top of the firm’s priority list, but the ability bring that equipment close to the jobsite was also a deciding factor.
24 August 2021
AE Spink’s delivery fleet once consisted exclusively of Mercedes-Benz trucks, many supplied by Northside Truck & Van; the fact that FUSO Canters are sold, serviced, and financed through the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Network in the UK is a bonus.
24 August 2021
Tests will evaluate the Volta Zero’s proposed production frame and drivetrain, which are complete just eight months after Volta completed its initial designs.
24 August 2021
Only 35 of the premium tractor units were made available for sale in the UK, and this Kingston upon Hull-based haulier secured one to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
20 August 2021
The firm estimates that it serves 88% of the UK’s local authorities with its fleet of more than 800 vehicles for winter maintenance and road repair.
13 August 2021
Allen Logistics, the three-time winner of the Haulier of the Year trophy at the Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards, has steadily shifted its mixed-marque fleet to an increasingly Mercedes-Benz-dominated one.
12 August 2021
Drivers visiting the tour are challenged to slalom and manoeuvre backwards safely through an obstacle course using the OptiView system.
10 August 2021
With an attention-grabbing, funky full-wrap livery from Freestyle Designs of Bath described as an “explosion of colour,” Frater Urban Quarry’s new Arocs eight-wheeler is nearly impossible to miss.
5 August 2021
The Liverpool waste management and recycling specialist reports that a comparison between an Arocs purchased in 2018 and two trucks in their fleet not wearing the three-pointed star delivered conclusive results.
4 August 2021
The 18-tonne FEs with beavertail bodywork replaced smaller trucks from a competing manufacturer and allow the company to transport larger equipment, such as excavators.
3 August 2021
The “Fuelled by Glenfiddich” initiative will use natural gas-powered Stralis trucks fuelled by waste products from the distillery.
3 August 2021
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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Frank Key Expands Fleet With Volvo FL Trucks, Plans For Additional Volvos
The 16-tonners are equipped with dropside bodywork from Ranch Truck and Trailer, as well as HMF cranes to ease loading and deliveries. ...
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Agrii Invests In Fleet Of Mercedes-Benz Actros & Atego Trucks To Attract & Retain Drivers
Five Actros trucks have already been delivered, including an exclusive Edition 1 and four 26-tonne, low-chassis LnR models. ...
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MAN Prototype Electric Truck Makes First Public Appearance, ABB E-mobility Promotes Megawatt Charging
MAN and ABB E-mobility are collaborating the HoLa high-performance charging project funded by the German government. ...
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Mercedes-Benz Arocs Tipper Truck Storms The Hill For DA Commercials
The firm’s new Arocs 3253 tipper has a 12.8-litre, inline six-cylinder, OM 471 engine with 530 horsepower to better handle Telegraph Hill near Exeter, Devon. ...
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IVEVO T-WAY Garners More Accolades, Takes Home iF Design Award
“With these awards we see recognised our efforts to combine robustness with efficiency, reliability with driver-centricity, effectively blending function with style,” says Marco Armigliato, IVECO Group head of industrial design. ...
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Volvo Trucks Opens Battery Plant In Belgium
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. ...
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Harbour Haulage Of Scotland Turns To Mercedes-Benz For A New Actros L Truck
The tractor unit offers low-emissions Euro 6 engines and Mercedes technological advancements such as Active Sideguard Assist to detect cyclists and pedestrians in the truck’s blind spot. ...
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Renault Revolutionises Last-Mile Delivery With E-Tech Master OptiModale
This innovative multi-vehicle delivery solution is meant for a crew of two, where one team member drives the van and operates the drone as needed, whilst a second person makes nearby deliveries using the electric cargo bike. ...
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JA Killoh Adds Mercedes-Benz Actros L Trucks For Nationwide Seafood Distribution
“The drivers tell me they’re really quiet and comfortable, while in terms of fuel consumption the new trucks are already performing at the top end of our 9- to 9.5-mpg fleet average,” says proprietor James Killoh. ...
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Mercedes-Benz Trucks Launches Second-Generation MirrorCam With Driver-Requested Updates
The new MirrorCam features camera arms that are 10 centimetres shorter on each side, new image parameters, and an enhanced camera housing. ...
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