Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

Racing timetable for Convoy in the Park announced

There will be 10 thrilling truck races at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, along with another 12 exciting support races, it has been announced. The fifth round of the British Truck Racing Championship will see the trucks in Division 1 and Division 2 both take to the track for five races across the weekend. In …

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Renault Trucks unveils second-generation electric trucks range

Renault Trucks has announced that it is to introduce two new fully electric trucks next year – the 16t Range D ZE and 26t D Wide ZE models. Both offer zero tailpipe emissions of CO2 and other local pollutants. In addition, in September, Renault is introducing its Master ZE van. Technological advances that are making electric trucks an economically viable …

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Transport associations hit out at M6Toll charge hikes

Midland Expressway’s decision to increase charges on the M6Toll from the end of July has been criticised by leading transport associations. From 6am on 30 July, prices will rise by 20p-50p for HGVs, depending on the journey made, and by 10p-30p for light goods vehicles. Prices will remain the same for night time journeys for all light and heavy goods …

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Convoy in the Park to include ‘spirit of the show’ award

There will be a special ‘spirit of the show’ award made at Convoy in the Park to the truck and driver who are judged to epitomise the ethos of the event. Convoy in the Park, which is being held at Donington Park on 21-22 July, is all about trucks and their drivers. In the truck show there will be highly …

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British Truck Racing Championship round 3 – Ringmeister Ryan

Ryan Smith collected three victories and the biggest trophy in truck racing as he stole the show at the sun-soaked 2018 ADAC Truck Grand Prix – watched by an incredible crowd of 117,500 fans at Nurburgring in Germany in early July. After dominating qualifying, Ryan had taken wins in the Mittelrhein Cup races – which score towards the BTRA Championship …

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Counterfeit Beatles to play at Convoy in the Park

Fans of music icons The Beatles will be in for a treat on Sunday 22 July at Convoy in the Park, when leading tribute act The Counterfeit Beatles take to the stage. The Counterfeit Beatles have established themselves as one of the UK’s most sought after international acts with two of the highest profile performances ever undertaken by any Beatles …

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British Truck Racing Association Championship joins forces with Truck & Driver

The British Truck Racing Association Championship will now be brought to followers of high-speed HGV motorsport in association with the best-selling truck magazine in the UK – Truck & Driver – following the agreement of a partnership between T&D publisher DVV Media International (DVV) and the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC). Following two early rounds the championship is about to …

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MWheels becomes sponsor of BTRC contenders Team Oliver Racing

MWheels has become a key sponsor of British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) outfit Team Oliver Racing, supplying wheels for its racing trucks and transporter vehicles. The agreement, will see the Xlite and Xbrite brands feature prominently on the trucks. Team Oliver Racing is running two trucks this season, with British and European Truck Racing Champion Stuart Oliver driving a bonneted …

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