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  • OWENS RETURNS TO DAF FOR FLEET REPLACEMENT AND GROWTH

    7th March 2019

    Welsh fleet operator, Owens Group in Llanelli, has added 36 new DAF XF480 six-wheel mid-lift tractors to its fleet, signalling a return to the market-leading DAF marque after a ten-year absence. Fuel returns of circa 10mpg, driver retention and maximum…

  • THE UK’S FIRST SCANIA L-SERIES ENTERS SERVICE

    7th March 2019

    Purfleet-based crane hire specialist City Lifting Limited has become the first UK operator to put a Scania L-series low-entry truck into service. The vehicle, which has been supplied by Scania’s Purfleet branch, is a 26-tonne L280 6×2 rigid with a…

  • Miles More – Putting HGV drivers first

    6th March 2019

      How many people appreciate how important our qualified HGV drivers are to the UK economy and their everyday lives? Over 85% of goods move by road – it wouldn’t take long for shelves to empty, factories to run short…

  • McPherson takes UK’s first Volvo FM LNG tractor units

    7th February 2019

    McPherson of Aberlour, the well-known Scottish logistics providers and long- established Volvo Trucks customer, has taken delivery of the UK’s first Volvo FM LNG tractor units, both of which are ADR specified for transporting distillery by-products to Scotland’s Central Belt.…

  • Nine new Mercedes Actros 2543s sparkle for AG Barr

    7th February 2019

    World famous soft drinks leader AG Barr has made a major investment in “commissioning nine new Actros 2543 tractor units from Mercedes dealer Western Commercial. The Cumbernauld-based company’s latest order reflects its commitment to safety, and desire to minimise maintenance…

  • No fee but still too much confusion for EU workers, says FTA

    7th February 2019

    While the government may have announced on January 21 that it has waived the application fee for EU Settled Status applications, the Freight Transport Association says people are still no clearer on what future immigration will be allowed in the…

  • New Volvo FH boosts supply chains at Carrs Billington

    7th February 2019

    Agricultural and rural supplies specialist, Carrs Billington has put a new Volvo FH drawbar into service. Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the 44-tonne FH13.500 6×2 rigid combination will be based at the company’s Milnathort Country…

  • Range D wins Reading Borough Council contract

    7th February 2019

    Following a tender process, Renault Trucks has been selected for the first time to supply Reading Borough Council with ten replacement vehicles for its 240-strong fleet. Beating off competition from four rival manufacturers to win the contract, and achieving the…

  • New Scania with Hyva skiploader launched

    7th February 2019

    Scania has launched a fully built-up skiploader based on its 18-tonne New Generation P-series chassis. Developed in conjunction with market leading skiploader equipment manufacturer, Hyva, the vehicle is available for order from any Scania UK dealer network sales outlet. “The…