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  • RHA to represent the haulage industry in cartel claim

    RHA to represent the haulage industry in cartel claim

    4th August 2016

    RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “As the representative body with sole responsibility for UK road freight operators, we consider ourselves duty-bound to acknowledge and act upon our members’ wishes. They have made it clear that they feel aggrieved at…

  • FTA calls for action after chainsaw threat to driver in Calais

    FTA calls for action after chainsaw threat to driver in Calais

    3rd August 2016

    Migrants set fire to barricades across the motorway to stop trucks and one Belgian driver reported being threatened with a chainsaw as he tried to reach the port. His boss begged authorities: “Please do something, there will be deaths. Our…

  • Truck of the Week – Aug 1, 2016

    Truck of the Week – Aug 1, 2016

    1st August 2016

    Fittingly, it was a picture of Staffordshire-based Hawkins Logistics new Volvo FH16-750 ‘Hitting the Apex’, with artwork depicting motorcycle racing stars, that claimed the Truck of the Week title the following week. Posted to the UK Trucking mag Facebook page…

  • For truck operators – a genie in a bottle!

    For truck operators – a genie in a bottle!

    27th July 2016

    That’s the finding of independent tests validated by scientists at a university in the UK, and the real-world experience of truck fleet operators here, in Canada, and in Asia. The product they tested, Cataclean, is manufactured in Britain and now…

  • Truck of the Week – July 27

    Truck of the Week – July 27

    27th July 2016

    Pictured on Burlow Road, Buxton departing the show is a Scania R620 of M Chambers Transport with a Case machine onboard the four-axle lowloader trailer. Photographed on the July 2, the picture was posted to UK Trucking mag on July…

  • Price-fixing truck makers hit with record €3bn fine

    Price-fixing truck makers hit with record €3bn fine

    25th July 2016

    After an investigation by the European Commission, it was determined MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF had colluded for 14 years on truck pricing, thereby breaking European Union antitrust rules. The EC has imposed a fine of €2.93bn (£2.46bn) on…

  • FTA crowns its Truck Driver of the Year (44 tonne) 2016

    FTA crowns its Truck Driver of the Year (44 tonne) 2016

    21st July 2016

    The hard-fought contest, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz and held at the manufacturer’s facility at Wentworth Park, Barnsley, examined contestants’ driving skills (fuel economy and driver behaviour), manoeuvring ability, risk awareness, legislative knowledge and their ability to identify pre-use defects of the…

  • Truck of the Week – July 19

    Truck of the Week – July 19

    20th July 2016

    The winner for mid-July certainly falls into that category, as the well-appointed DAF XF of Hampshire-based Malcolm Elvy International Marine & Heavy Haulage is complemented by the large RNLB lifeboat being hauled. There was also something else in the picture…

  • Get Ready to Drive Away Today with MV Commercial

    Get Ready to Drive Away Today with MV Commercial

    20th July 2016

    The ready to go fleet includes three of the most popular tipper grab combinations produced by MV Commercial, the DAF CF 400 8×4 Tipper Grab, Scania P- and G-Series 8×4 Tipper Grabs and the Volvo FMX 8×4 Tipper Grab. Both…

  • Merc on the hunt for FleetBoard’s best drivers

    Merc on the hunt for FleetBoard’s best drivers

    4th July 2016

      Stuart’s AMG Driving Experience at the Mercedes-Benz World brand centre in Brooklands, Surrey was his prize for success in the 2015 FleetBoard Drivers League competition. “That,” he declared afterwards, “was mind-blowing… quite simply the drive of a lifetime.” Now…