Truck Locator Blog Archive

    Registrations For Electric Vans On UK Roads Hit 60,000
    Posted February 21, 2024
    Van registrations in the UK have been rising for over a year with 2- to 2.5-tonne models seeing the largest growth, but battery-electric van registrations are on the rise as well. ...
    Fuso Canter’s Quality Brings Dasco Construction Back For More
    Posted February 7, 2024
    Dasco Construction recently began an update of its fleet to add strength and durability; two new Fuso 3C13 Canters with tipper bodywork soon led to the addition of three more. ...
    Powerday Adds Pair Of Volvo FE Electric Skip Loaders For London Routes
    Posted February 1, 2024
    Recycling and waste management provider Powerday added two Volvo FE Electric skip loaders with a range of 190 kilometres to its fleet to serve the London area and reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 30 tonnes per year. ...
    Renault Helps Smiths Bletchington Go Off-Road With Trio Of New Tippers
    Posted January 29, 2024
    Smiths Bletchington recently upgraded its fleet with a new Renault C440 8x4*4 Tridem Off Road and two C440 P8x4 Off Road tippers, bringing its whole fleet into Euro 6 compliance and adding enhanced manoeuvrability. ...
    Ardent Hire Adds 20 New Volvo FH 500 Tractor Units In Major Fleet Upgrade
    Posted January 26, 2024
    Plant rental and sales specialist Ardent Hire invested heavily in Volvo trucks as it began a major fleet upgrade, purchasing 20 new Volvo FH 500s with 12 new Volvo FMX rigids to join them later in the year. ...
    High-Quality Trailers Keep Arthur Oakley A Loyal Schmitz Cargobull Customer For Over A Decade
    Posted January 25, 2024
    Hereford-based Arthur Oakley Transport’s recent purchase of S.CS Coil X-Light and S.CS Freepost curtainsider semitrailers continues a 12-year relationship with Schmitz Cargobull. ...
    New ADR & ‘Pet. Reg.’ Service Is Fuelling Future Success For Mercedes-Benz Dealer Midlands Truck & Van
    Posted January 22, 2024
    The Mercedes-Benz Dealer has opened a workshop bay at its branch in Birmingham compliant with ADR and Petroleum Regulations, open to operators of all makes of tractor unit and rigid truck. ...
    First Volvo Electric Tractor Units Approved For Government's £25,000 Plug-in Grant
    Posted January 15, 2024
    Volvo Trucks has become the first UK truck manufacturer to have four different models of low emission vehicle approved for the Government’s plug-in grant. ...
    Parsons Nationwide Distribution Rewards Drivers With New Renault T High
    Posted January 9, 2024
    Exeter-based Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd adds a highly specified T520 High to its fleet performing bulk tipper work throughout the U.K. to provide a safe, comfortable ride for the company’s drivers. ...
    Mark Steward Transport Adds Fuel-Efficient Schmitz Cargobull Reefer Trailer For Grocery Deliveries
    Posted January 4, 2024
    Mark Steward Transport recently added a new fuel-efficient Schmitz Cargobull S.KO Cool semitrailer with S.CU V2.0 cooling unit to its fleet for temperature-controlled deliveries. ...
    Biffa Adds Volvo FE Electric Skip Loader To Waste Management Fleet
    Posted January 2, 2024
    Biffa recently added its first electric skip loader, an 18-tonne Volvo FE Electric 4x2 rigid with a range of 190 kilometres, for waste management operations on the Isle of Wight. ...
    Daf Introduces Efficiency Champions
    Posted December 26, 2023
    Daf has received important awards in recognition of the industry-leading efficiency of its New Generation Daf trucks. ...
    Daf Debuts New Generation XB & Zero Emission Initiatives At London EV Show
    Posted December 22, 2023
    Daf Trucks introduced its New Generation XB series, featuring three GVW options for the electric trucks at the London EV Show, displaying a 12-tonne version with a 120-kilowatt e-motor and 210-kWh batteries as the representative model. ...
    Daf XF 450 Wins ‘European Transport Award For Sustainability’
    Posted December 13, 2023
    Daf Trucks has received the important ‘European Transport Award for Sustainability’ (ETPN) for its New Generation Daf XF long-haul series. ...
    New Renault T520 High Tractor Unit Commemorates Pallet Network Solutions’ 10th Anniversary
    Posted November 17, 2023
    Pallet Network Solutions recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a custom Renault T520 High 6x2 tractor unit equipped with a luxury cab and special livery. ...
    Volvo FM Electric Trucks Give Hawkins Logistics Deliveries A Jolt
    Posted November 15, 2023
    Staffordshire-based Hawkins Logistics recently added two Volvo FM Electric 4x2 tractor units to its fleet to run local routes from the firm’s depot in Fradley. ...
    Daf Introduces A Full Range Of Enhanced Safety Features
    Posted October 25, 2023
    DAF Trucks is enhancing the already industry leading safety and driver comfort of all New Generation DAF models by adding a full suite of new Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) ex-factory. ...
    Goodyear DriverHub Application Empowers Mercedes-Benz Truck Drivers & Fleets For Enhanced Efficiency, Competitiveness & Sustainability
    Posted October 16, 2023
    The Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal, renowned for its digital marketplace that equips its vehicles with tailored apps to enhance comfort and operational efficiency, now welcomes the Goodyear DriverHub application as an official partner application. ...
    Mercedes-Benz Debuts eActros 600 Battery-Electric Long-Haul Truck
    Posted October 12, 2023
    Mercedes-Benz recently introduced its first battery-electric long-haul truck, the eActros 600, with a battery capacity of over 600 kilowatt-hours and an 800-volt electric drive axle. ...
    Faun Trackway Chooses Mercedes-Benz Arocs For Special Showcase Vehicle
    Posted September 25, 2023
    Faun Trackway and Mercedes-Benz Trucks partnered to build a custom Arocs 8x8 for use in demonstrations of Faun’s ground stabilisation products that enable vehicles and aircraft to operate in difficult terrain. ...
    Fine Lady Bakeries Receives Its 1st Batch Of 8 Double-Deck Tiger Trailers
    Posted August 10, 2023
    Used for the transport of unbranded bread loaded in bread baskets, the trailers will primarily serve Fine Lady’s two bakery sites in Banbury and Manchester. ...
    VKVP Haulage Kicks Off Fleet Renewal Programme With Acquisition Of 5 Fuel-Efficient Renault T480 Trucks
    Posted August 9, 2023
    The T480s are equipped with Renault Trucks Turbo Compound technology, a key reason for their selection. ...
    Iveco To Produce & Market Heavy-Duty Battery-Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trucks Under Its Own Brand
    Posted August 4, 2023
    This follows last June’s communication by Iveco Group of the acquisition of the full and sole ownership of the German company resulting from the former joint venture Nikola Iveco Europe. ...
    Volta Trucks Sets Industry-Leading Standards For Direct Vision
    Posted August 3, 2023
    The manufacturer’s Volta Zero has received the maximum five-star rating for the Direct Vision Standard, with a volumetric score of 32.82 cubic metres, which is the highest of any vehicle tested and 50% higher than the previous best. ...
    Mercedes-Benz Trucks reaches for the stars with exceptional Actros L Edition 3
    Posted July 14, 2023
    The Actros L Edition 3 made its first UK appearance at the recent Road Transport Expo event, at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire—and instantly shot to the top of the wish lists of many visitors who saw it on display. ...