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20 September 2022
In the test production of fossil-free steel delivered to Hiab, SSAB used Hybrit technology to make steel with hydrogen instead of coal.
20 September 2022
Daimler Truck says the newest eCanter is the product of customer feedback and more than 6 million kilometres of data.
19 September 2022
“Since the last IAA four years ago, we have moved forward at full speed with the transition to CO2-neutral transport,” says Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum.
8 September 2022
“Payload was a critical factor behind the choice of new vehicle as the memorial headstones and kitchen worktops are both large and extremely heavy, with each one potentially weighing in at up to 1.5 tonne,” says H.L. Perfitt General Manager Vikki Gordon.
26 August 2022
The Firm expects the new Volvo to be heavily engaged in aggregate deliveries for the UK’s High Speed 2 railway line project.
24 August 2022
Norfolk Truck & Van supplied the C430, which Mr Plant Hire took on in a like-for-like replacement arrangement as part of a five-year renewal programme.
15 August 2022
The UK’s largest supermarket chain has put the truck to work delivering goods from its Dagenham distribution centre to more than 400 store locations in Greater London.
12 August 2022
Most of the company’s 17 vacuum tankers, with gross vehicle weights ranging from 18 to 32 tonnes, are Mercedes-Benz.
9 August 2022
The concrete mixer, vehicle, and driver hire specialist acquired its first Mercedes-Benz truck in 2014 after initially favouring Swedish trucks; today the fleet is composed entirely of trucks bearing the Three-Pointed Star.
8 August 2022
Malcolm Allan Housebuilders wanted a truck that could simplify the delivery of building materials to construction sites across the UK, while also capably handling muckaway duties on the return trip.
5 August 2022
With optional full-height glass in the side door, the cab of Gold Fish’s new Econics rates a maximum of five stars under the Direct Vision Standard.
5 August 2022
"As we regularly run into London, meeting the Direct Vision Standard is essential for us," says CEO Lewis Johnson.
1 August 2022
“The truck is reliable, fuel-efficient, and popular with our drivers, who are familiar with and know how to get the best out of it,” says Minecrete Transport Manager Paul Mullington.
27 July 2022
Five years ago the electrical goods distributor’s fleet was composed entirely of trucks from a Swedish marque, but nearly all its 26 vehicles bear the Three-Pointed Star.
22 July 2022
The new truck is an 8x2 tridem with a hydraulically steered pusher axle and a tag axle with single wheels.
19 July 2022
“That toughness and durability is what we’ve come to expect from Mercedes-Benz, which is why we keep coming back for more,” says Co-Director Lou Dowse.
19 July 2022
“I’ve bought many trucks in my role across the last eight years and can confidently say that Volvo’s communication has been second-to-none,” says Bryony Morten-Short, operations manager at Shorts Group.
15 July 2022
Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company of Wolverhampton is partnering with Renault Trucks on a proof-of-concept trial that will have two battery-electric heavy-duty E-Tech D Wide trucks in operation by month’s end.
15 July 2022
In 2012, the Newport firm bought its first group of 7.5-tonne Atego trucks to deliver and install its uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) conservatories, doors, and windows.
5 July 2022
The Road Transport Expo took place 30 June to 2 July at NAEC Stoneleigh, featuring more than 170 exhibitors with static displays, live demonstrations, ride and drives, seminars, and more.
5 July 2022
The 460-horsepower rear-steer rigid is equipped with a Fassi 710 crane and a flatbed body along with a VBG drawbar coupling for pulling trailers.
27 June 2022
“We’ve been running Mercedes-Benz vehicles for well over 10 years and have never had any problems with them,” says founder and Managing Director John Johnston.
23 June 2022
DAF announces a full new truck series for distribution and vocational applications.
22 June 2022
The kitchen design firm also paired its new trucks with demountable box bodies, which allows them to be loading the next wave of installations whilst the trucks are still out in the field, dramatically reducing down time.
21 June 2022
Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest distributor of building materials, recently made a multi-million-pound investment with the purchase of 170 Volvo FM 330 6x2 rear-steer rigids.

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Actros L With 3rd-Gen OM 471 Engine For Greater Fuel Efficiency
The newest premium Actros model is powered by the third-generation OM 471 engine, which Mercedes says delivers as much as a 4% decrease in fuel consumption. ...
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Volvo Trucks Presents A New Electric Axle For Extended Range
Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle allows for even longer range for Volvo’s battery-electric trucks. ...
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Mercedes-Benz Testing Fuel Cell-Powered GenH2 Truck
The manufacturer has been developing prototypes of the GenH2 Truck based on the payload, range, and performance characteristics of its Actros tractor unit. ...
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DAF XD awarded ‘International Truck of the Year 2023’
New truck series for vocational and distribution transport sets new benchmark. ...
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Hiab Shows The World’s First Hooklift Made From Fossil-Free Steel
In the test production of fossil-free steel delivered to Hiab, SSAB used Hybrit technology to make steel with hydrogen instead of coal. ...
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Fuso Next Generation eCanter Light Truck Makes European Debut At IAA Transportation 2022
Daimler Truck says the newest eCanter is the product of customer feedback and more than 6 million kilometres of data. ...
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Mercedes-Benz Shows New Electric eActros LongHaul & 300 Trucks, Announces Medium-Duty eAtego & Hydrogen Fuel Cell GenH2 At IAA
“Since the last IAA four years ago, we have moved forward at full speed with the transition to CO2-neutral transport,” says Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum. ...
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Willmotts Receives 5 New Mercedes-Benz Actros With 2nd-Generation MirrorCam
“Assuming the driver feedback remains as positive, and the trucks continue to live up to their early promise, there’s a real opportunity here for Mercedes-Benz to increase its share of our fleet,” says Willmotts Managing Director Dan Gray. ...
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Volta Zero Tested To Hot Weather Extremes
Taking place over six weeks at the purpose-built Nardo Technical Centre in Southern Italy, the hot weather testing programme was designed to ensure outstanding levels of reliability and durability. ...
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O’Reilly Transport Ireland Adds 75 SDC Curtainsiders To Trailer Fleet, Continues Long-Term Partnership
O’Reilly Transport Ireland has been in operation for more than 50 years, and for more than half that span, the logistics firm has worked with SDC Trailers. ...
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