Archive for the ‘UK News’ Category

  • IRU adopts resolution on migration

    on Apr 12, 16 • in European News, General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on IRU adopts resolution on migration

    A resolution on migration and the international refugee crisis has been adopted by the International Road Transport Union’s General Assembly. Recognising that migration is a worldwide humanitarian, social and political challenge for governments, international organisations and society in general, the has IRU called on governments to work together in a more co-ordinated, rapid manner to [&hellip

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  • Compac to exhibit at the CV for the first time

    on Apr 11, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Compac to exhibit at the CV for the first time

    Danish hydraulic lifting and jacking equipment company, Compac is set to make its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, April 26-28. The company will show a selection of products from the high quality Compac range, from small jacks to transmission and heavy-duty jacks, plus presses for commercial vehicles. Compac will exhibit [&hellip

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  • Volvo Trucks’ continuous fuel focus pays off

    on Apr 11, 16 • in European News, General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Volvo Trucks’ continuous fuel focus pays off

    Volvo Trucks is now launching improvements on its FM, FMX, FH and FH16 model range. Increased fuel efficiency on the engine along with new aerodynamic improvements on cab and chassis can reduce fuel costs by up to five per cent. Fuel costs are a key issue for hauliers with heavy workloads. To address this, Volvo [&hellip

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  • AKW Global Logistics teams up with Intelligent Telematics

    on Apr 6, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on AKW Global Logistics teams up with Intelligent Telematics

    AKW Global Logistics, the road transport and distribution specialist within AKW Group, has adopted a 3G vehicle camera solution in order to reduce insurance costs, improve road safety and better protect its drivers. Intelligent Telematics’ IT1000 device has been installed on 65 HGVs, made up of articulated and rigid vehicles, which operate from the company’s logistics hub [&hellip

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  • Chereau to debut SmartOpen-C rear door system at CV Show

    on Apr 6, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Chereau to debut SmartOpen-C rear door system at CV Show

    Chereau is set to give a UK and Ireland debut to its SmartOpen-C rear door system at the Commercial Vehicle Show, at the NEC in Birmingham, April 26-28. SmartOpen-C is a new patented electric rear door system meeting the needs of the controlled temperature distribution business. Protected by multiple patents, SmartOpen-C opens above the roof [&hellip

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  • TIP previews two new added value initiatives at CV Show

    on Apr 5, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on TIP previews two new added value initiatives at CV Show

    Continuing with its long-term support of the CV Show, TIP Trailer Services will be previewing two new initiatives at this year’s show. TIP is introducing !inspect and FleetRemote for the first time in the UK. !inspect is an App using the camera of mobile devices, which enables logistics professionals to visually report the condition of trailers to a central administrative [&hellip

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  • Goodyear reinvents the truck tyre

    on Apr 5, 16 • in General News, Goodyear KMAX tyres, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Goodyear reinvents the truck tyre

    Goodyear is reinventing the truck tyre with the launch of a completely new industry size: the low profile Goodyear KMAX S steer tyre in the dimension 375/45R22.5.  In addition to this industry innovation, the leading tyre manufacturer further broadens its portfolio with another low profile tyre: the Goodyear KMAX D drive axle tyre in size [&hellip

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  • Mega truck debuts in Spain

    on Apr 4, 16 • in General News, News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on Mega truck debuts in Spain

    A mega truck, a 25.25 metre long truck with a maximum hauling capacity of 60 tonnes has made its first Spanish road and motorway journey between Palau-solità i Plegamans (Barcelona) and Martorell. The maiden voyage was promoted by the Catalan Automotive Industry Cluster (CIAC) with the participation of SEAT as project leader, Grupo Sesé, CIMALSA, [&hellip

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  • RHA asks why were HGV drivers at Calais left unprotected?

    on Mar 31, 16 • in General News, UK, UK News • with Comments Off on RHA asks why were HGV drivers at Calais left unprotected?

    The past 24 hours have seen a further serious breakdown in law and order at Calais as approximately 150 migrants, some armed with iron bars, attempted to board UK-bound trucks heading towards the Eurotunnel and resulted in the tragic death of a migrant as a result of being hit by an heavy goods vehicle. It appears [&hellip

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