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  • Samworth enters 2019 with fleet of 18 Actroses

    22nd January 2019

    Industry-leading safety technology coupled with impressive fuel-efficiency and strong residual values persuaded temperature-controlled distribution specialist Samworth Brothers to place a fleet order with Mercedes. The Leicester-based operator’s 18 new tractor units were supplied by East Midlands dealer Mertrux Truck &…

  • Volvo delivers value for money at SK Distribution

    22nd January 2019

    Palletways network member and express pallet delivery specialist, SK Distribution of Buxton gained a new owner late last year, and with a new broom has now come new kit as well, in the form of a new Volvo FH13.500 6×2…

  • Southampton CAZ plans scrapped – a big win for the RHA

    22nd January 2019

    The Road Haulage Association hails Southampton City Council’s decision to abandon plans to charge hauliers to enter a clean air zone ‘a victory for common sense’. The local authority had been instructed by the Government to tackle harmful emissions and announced plans to…

  • Mercedes Econics smooth the path for Ferns Surfacing

    22nd January 2019

    Utilities contractor Ferns Surfacing is so determined to protect vulnerable road users that it has just invested in a pair of 32-tonne Mercedes Econic tipper-grabs, which are now on reinstatement and resurfacing duties in and around London. Ferns Surfacing operates…

  • A dozen new Scanias for Spiers & Hartwell

    22nd January 2019

    Spiers & Hartwell has ordered a dozen new Scanias from Keltruck, choosing 11 S500 6×2 tractor units and one flagship S730 to join its all-Scania fleet. The trucks will be delivered throughout 2019, with one arriving every month, and will…

  • Hoyer expands Petrolog fleet with 26 new Scanias

    22nd January 2019

    Hoyer is expanding its Petrolog fleet in the UK with the addition of 26 new Scania P450 vehicles in early 2019. The order includes eight Hydrapak and 16 non-Hydrapak trucks. Scania vehicles currently make up 10% of the company’s UK…

  • Volvo FM rigid boosts road sweeper fleet at Collins

    22nd January 2019

    Collins Earthworks, based in Kirkby in Ashfield, has taken delivery of its first Volvo FM sweeper truck, supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus. The new arrival joins a fleet of seven FEs in the company’s road sweeper division. The high…

  • Scania’s driver coaching service brings immediate benefits for Mulgrew

    22nd January 2019

    Northern Ireland-based haulage, storage and distribution specialist, Mulgrew Haulage Limited, has seen 13 of its drivers achieve an average 11% reduction in fuel consumption since beginning remote driver coaching with Scania three months ago. Paul Johnson, Scania’s General Manager for…

  • Arbitrary immigration criteria could hit haulage businesses

    22nd January 2019

    The Road Haulage Association warns that plans to set an income-based threshold on immigration after the UK leaves the EU won’t meet the needs of business. The Government announced plans to consult on setting a £30,000 minimum salary threshold on…