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  • Volvo’s I-shift dual clutch exceeds expectations at J L Wilkie

    17th January 2018

    JL Wilkie is reporting substantially increased performance levels from a new Volvo FH13.540 tractor unit delivered with I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission. The company, based in Longforgan, near Dundee, ordered the new truck alongside a standard I-Shift FH13.500. Both new trucks…

  • RHA slams TfL fine increases

    17th January 2018

    The Road Haulage Association has responded to the Transport for London announcement that fines for drivers failing to pay the London Congestion Charge will increase from £130 to £160. The RHA says that the rise is “completely unjustified and is…

  • Six Volvo FM tar sprayers smooth the way for Connor

    17th January 2018

    Loyal Volvo customer, Connor Construction (South West), based in Frome in Somerset, is adding six new Volvo FM11.330 4×2 tar sprayers to its road construction operation. The trucks were supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West of Shepton Mallet.…

  • Artisan expands its fleet with Isuzu 7.5 tonners

    17th January 2018

    Wiltshire-based Artisan Hire Centre has upgrade its 7.5 tonne rigids with two new tonne Isuzu N75.190 NKR trucks joing its 30 strong vehicle fleet Both have been fitted with beavertail plant bodies, built by AG Bracey Ltd, Bristol, and feature…

  • New top spec DAF for Scots Fish haulier

    17th January 2018

    Specialist fresh fish transport operator, AMG Transport from Airdrie in Scotland, has taken delivery of a DAF XF530 FTG unit as an addition to its six-strong fleet. The tractor unit was supplied through dealer Imperial Commercials in Cumbernauld, and has…

  • First Mercedes Econics enter service with Travis Perkins

    17th January 2018

    Builders’ merchant Travis Perkins is expecting improved fuel economy after becoming the first UK customer to take delivery of Mercedes low-entry Econic trucks equipped with the manufacturer’s own gearbox. Previously, Mercedes has only offered the Econic with the fully automatic,…

  • Scania invests £135m in energy-efficient foundry

    17th January 2018

    Scania plans to invest about £135m (1.5bn SEK) in a new plant in Södertälje, Sweden, in order to triple production capacity and achieve a 50% reduction in energy consumption compared with the technology and methods used in the current foundry.…

  • Five payload friendly Volvo FMs for James Booth

    17th January 2018

    Lancashire-based bulk haulage specialist James Booth of Bolton has put five Volvo FM11.450 6×2 tractor units on the road due to their low unladen weight. The trucks have factory-fitted lightweight mid-lift axles for maximum payload. The company, whose motto ‘for…

  • Aylesbury Vale gears up for a busy future with new Econics

    17th January 2018

    Buckinghamshire’s Aylesbury Vale District Council has investment in a new fleet of 17 Mercedes Econic 2630 refuse trucks. Supplied by dealer Intercounty Truck & Van, they are 26-tonne Econic 2630 models with rear-steer axles for enhanced manoeuvrability. Prime contractor FAUN…

  • Cost of traffic congestion to UK business approaches £1bn

    17th January 2018

    The cost of traffic congestion to UK business has risen by almost £150m in the past year, according to research conducted by TomTom. Latest figures reveal congestion is costing UK businesses approximately £915m a year in lost productivity, up from…