Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

Picture Post: G.F. Job Daf XF105 by David Halliday

Picture Post: G.F. Job’s new Daf XF105, which had just loaded the JCB, taken just two days after it went onto the road at Auchterless in Aberdeenshire. Picture by David Halliday. If you want to submit a picture to Picture Post, please send it to dan.parton@roadtransport.com. Please include any information you have about it (e.g. company, make, where it was taken, any …

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Picture Post: W & W Mackie Scania R620 by Grant Thomson

Picture Post: W & W Mackie of Alford, Aberdeenshire’s Scania R620 Topline, snapped by Grant Thomson. If you have a picture you want to send in to Picture Post, please send it to dan.parton@roadtransport.com, including any information you have (operator, model of truck/trailer (if known)/where taken). Picture Post appears in the print magazine, the website and on Instagram.

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HMRC make concessions on overnight allowances for drivers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued new guidance on overnight allowances for drivers, which include changes designed to make it easier for drivers to produce evidence of their expenses. This move comes after sustained pressure from and months of negotiations with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) after its members complained that the new rules, introduced in April this year, …

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Scania launches flagship XT truck range

Scania has launched its new XT truck range, designed for heavy duty applications, which will be available across the range of S-, R-, G- and P-series cabs. Eight key construction industry applications are targeted by this new range: tipper, mixer, hooklift , skiploader , concrete pump, mobile crane, flatbed with crane and heavy haulage. This launch is Scania’s latest step …

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Scania launches next generation of P-series trucks

Scania has continued the redesign of its basic cabs with the introduction of the P-series, which incorporates a larger surface area of glass, slimmer A-pillars, and a lowered and reshaped dashboard in order to provide better visibility. Six P-series cabs are being introduced now; one short cab (CP14L), two day-cabs (CP17L and CP17N) and three sleeper options (CP20L, CP20N and …

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Scania completes G-series line-up

Scania has completed its G-series line-up with the launch of three new variants, to go with the three that were previously announced in May. Initially, the only variants available were three heights of the 2,000mm internal length sleeper cab. But now Scania has added a short, low day cab, and an extended day cab in low and normal heights. The …

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British Commercial Vehicle Museum secures future with £1.8 million lottery grant

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has received a £1.836 million grant from the National Lottery that will secure its long-term future and enable it to be refurbished. The grant, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), will fund the ‘Up another gear for the British Commercial Vehicle Museum’ project. Its aim is to attract more visitors from wider audiences and enable …

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Picture Post: TW Bowler Foden at Birch Services by Chris Newton

Picture Post: TW Bowler Heavy Haulage 53-plate Foden, snapped at Birch Services Eastbound by Chris Newton. If you have a picture you’d like to send in to Picture Post, please email it, along with any information you have on it (e.g. model, type of trailer, anything unusual, where it was taken) to dan.parton@roadtransport.com and it will be considered for the …

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Picture Post: Daviot Farms’ Volvo FMX Tipper, shot by Sharon Moffat

Picture Post: This picture of a Volvo FMX 8-wheeler Globetrotter Tipper that belongs to Daviot Farms Ltd was taken on A96 near Elgin in Scotland by Sharon Moffat. If you want to send in a picture to be considered for Picture Post – which is online, in the print magazine and on Instagram – please send it to: dan.parton@roadtransport.com. Don’t forget to include any …

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Shortage of skilled drivers remains a concern for freight industry, survey says

A shortage of skilled drivers is still affecting the freight and logistics sector, with many struggling to recruit HGV drivers, a survey has found. The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS), sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking, asked the opinions of 6,000 freight and logistics businesses in the FTA’s membership, and found that almost a third of …

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