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  • MERCEDES ATEGOS ‘KEEP ON RUNNING’ FOR PHILIP DENNIS

    16th August 2019

    Philip Dennis Foodservice from North Devon has taken delivery of another six Mercedes Atego lightweights from City West Commercials. They are four 15-tonne 1524s and a pair of 13-tonne 1324s. They have ClassicSpace S-cabs and are powered by 238hp 7.7-litre…

  • VOLVO FH16 IS ROCK SOLID INVESTMENT AT LIMEHILLOCK QUARRIES

    16th August 2019

    Morayshire-based Limehillock Quarries has invested in a high-specification Volvo FH16.750 8×4 tractor unit for transporting its mobile crushers and screening plant between sites. Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland, the 170-tonne tractor unit also features the…

  • HYDRAM RAISES ITS GAME WITH 16-TONNE MERCEDES ATEGO

    16th August 2019

    Metal fabrications specialist Hydram Engineering has responded to increased demand from customers by commissioning its biggest truck yet, a 16-tonner from the Mercedes Atego range which has been providing reliable service for upwards of 20 years. Based in Chilton, County…

  • DIXON GOES FOR SCHMITZ

    16th August 2019

    Dublin-based Dixon International Transport has refreshed 10% of its trailer fleet by investing in 30 new Schmitz Cargobull tri-axle reefers, for use on its hygiene-critical contracts. The new trailers were selected for their low lifetime operating costs and build quality,…

  • ANDOVER-VOLVO COMBINATION IS RIGHT FOR SYNERGY HIRE

    16th August 2019

    Synergy Hire – a new plant hire company operating out of Letchworth – has taken delivery of its first brand new 32-tonne truck, featuring a bespoke-built plant body from Andover Trailers. The new 8×2 Volvo FM11.450 rigid joins two similar…

  • The road network and vulnerable road users

    The road network and vulnerable road users

    6th August 2019

    Truck drivers are professionals with much experience and many hours behind the wheel, but they need to be aware that not every road user has the same level of skill and confidence as they do. Learner drivers, disabled drivers, elderly…

  • NEW FH FOR ESSEX CONTAINER OPERATOR

    31st July 2019

    FORS Gold-accredited UK Lift & Haul of Rochford, Essex, has put a new Volvo FH13.500 6×2 tractor unit with pusher axle into operation, supplied with a Volvo Gold Service Contract. Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, the…

  • NEW FL RIGID IS RIGHT FOR McCARTHY MARLAND

    31st July 2019

    Recycling experts, McCarthy Marland of Bristol, are making good use of Volvo Truck’s ultra-agile FL8.250 rigid chassis for its refuse work, maximising the amount of waste it can carry while negotiating narrow country lanes. After scouting around for a new,…

  • DVLA SAYS NO TO DOCTORS ON WHEELS MEDICALS

    31st July 2019

    The DVLA is no longer accepting any medical reports on lorry drivers from the company Doctors on Wheels. This follows an investigation by Trading Standards and the DVLA. Those investigations are ongoing and it’s understood staff at Doctors on Wheels…

  • FTA RESPONDS TO M4 SPEED RESTRICTIONS

    31st July 2019

    In response to the decision by the Welsh Government to make the five stretches of M4 motorway currently designated as 50mph test stretches permanent, Sally Gilson, Welsh policy manager at the FTA, said: “The 50mph zones were introduced as a…

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