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  • Volvo Trucks to showcase construction trucks at Hillhead

    on May 24, 16 • in Hillhead, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Volvo Trucks to showcase construction trucks at Hillhead

    Volvo Trucks is showcasing a number of the recently-launched innovations on its construction truck range at Hillhead 2016. These include a tipper-bodied example of the new, factory-built, FMX Tridem 10×6. Visitors to the show, which takes place at Hillhead Quarry near Buxton, Derbyshire between the 28th and 30thJune, will be able to inspect a top-of-the-range FH16-750 [&hellip

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  • Andover Trailers carries weight with Osmonds

    on May 24, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Andover Trailers carries weight with Osmonds

    Kent-based Osmonds Transport & Planing has taken delivery of two new step frame trailers with beavertails from Andover Trailers – continuing a working relationship between the two companies which has lasted almost three decades. The new 56 and 73 tonne step frames join four Andover Trailers’ products currently in operation with the road planing and [&hellip

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  • French protests cause more Calais chaos

    on May 23, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on French protests cause more Calais chaos

    Motorway blockades and protests at fuel refineries in France are causing problems for UK lorry drivers – exactly 12 months after industrial action created chaos in Calais. Dozens of petrol stations near the French port have run dry and Freight Transport Association (FTA) members have been struggling to fill their tanks, visiting several stations before finding fuel and being allowed to [&hellip

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  • Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    on May 23, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Half of British motorists oppose driverless cars

    Half of motorists oppose driverless cars as Britain takes pole position in the development of self-driving vehicles, according to a new survey. And 62% of drivers said they would feel less safe on the roads alongside other vehicles with no human behind the wheel. Almost three-quarters of those surveyed (72%) said there would be added [&hellip

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  • Trio of new members for Pall-Ex group

    on May 19, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Trio of new members for Pall-Ex group

    European palletised freight network, Pall-Ex Group, has announced had added three new members to its growing UK portfolio. Hinckley-based Armstrong Logistics will provide network services throughout the DN postcode area; K2 Transport, who will operate in parts of the TN and BN postcodes; and Currie European Transport Ltd will cover parts of CA, DG and TD. [&hellip

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  • RHA tackles the HGV driver shortage head on

    on May 18, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA tackles the HGV driver shortage head on

    The Road Haulage Association has today launched another exciting initiative, Road to Logistics. Road to Logistics is the result of a close collaboration between the RHA, telematic system providers Microlise and services charity Care After Combat. The new scheme was announced at the Microlise Transport Conference in the presence of HRH the Princess Royal. Road [&hellip

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  • Induction heater added to Pro-Align’s CV range

    on May 18, 16 • in News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Induction heater added to Pro-Align’s CV range

    Commercial vehicle workshops can now apply targeted heat in a faster, safer and easier manner than ever before following the launch of the new easi iHeat heavy duty induction heater. Delivering rapid and safe heat with finger point accuracy, the new tool takes just seconds to heat ferrous based metals of depths up to 6mm, [&hellip

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  • FTA chief asks for meeting with Mayor

    on May 17, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on FTA chief asks for meeting with Mayor

    Freight Transport Association (FTA) Chief Executive David Wells has written to the new Mayor of London to request a meeting to discussthe impact of his plans on the freight and logistics sector. Sadiq Khan has already announced a package of proposals to improve air quality including an additional central London charge in 2017which is expected to impact vans and [&hellip

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  • Michelin is top choice for Blaby district council fleet

    on May 16, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Michelin is top choice for Blaby district council fleet

    Blaby District Council in Leicestershire has switched to a Michelin tyre policy across its commercial vehicle fleet, after a test set of Michelin X Works tyres demonstrated extraordinary longevity in a year-long trial. The Council is specifying Michelin tyres as original equipment across most of the fleet, which includes a mix of 18 Mercedes-Benz and [&hellip

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  • Volvo group charity truck pull

    on May 16, 16 • in General News, News, Truck pull, UK, UK News, Volvo Group • with Comments Off on Volvo group charity truck pull

    A fund-raising ‘Truck Pull’ held at Volvo Group Trucks’ head office in Wedgnock Lane, Warwick on Wednesday (11th May) raised £700 for the Intensive Care Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The event, which involved staff from all the Volvo Group companies and support services, saw four teams of 10-people in a head-to-head battle pulling trucks over [&hellip

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