Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

Keltruck bringing the Knights of the Round Table to Convoy in the Park

Scania dealer Keltruck is bringing the Knights of the Round Table – 21 limited-edition Scania Topline 6×2 tractor units – to Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23. The White Knights, as they are known, have been supplied exclusively by Keltruck on 3-year contract hire deals to 14 of its customers. The eye-catching trucks, which are individually …

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Ireland’s strongest man coming to Convoy in the Park

Sean O’Hagan, Ireland’s strongest man in 2015, will be appearing at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park to take part in the truck pull, it has been confirmed. O’Hagan, 26, is just under 7 feet tall and weighs about 200kg and holds a number of Irish strongman records. He also pulled an 18-tonne truck up a 20-metre course in …

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FTA calls on Government to keep promise to scrap Severn Bridge charges

The government should honour its pre-election promise and scrap all charges on the Severn Bridges, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said. The toll to cross the two bridges, which span the Severn estuary on the M4 and M48 motorways, into Wales is £20 for an HGV and £13.40 for a van. This, say the FTA, places a massive burden …

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Convoy in the Park Picture Post – Scania rigid from Sophie Jane McNicol

Convoy in the Park Picture Post – this Scania rigid – known as ‘Lady Jane’ – which is used for driver training, was sent in by Sophie Jane McNicol. “She won’t take any prizes as she is a working truck and takes some stick from newbie drivers… but she is all booked in,” says Sophie. “Looking forward to an awesome weekend …

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MiX Telematics to monitor safety at the International Truck Grand Prix in Germany

Vehicle and safety monitoring systems provide MiX Telematics has been enlisted by ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), organisers of the International Truck Grand Prix, to provide telematics services to the event. At the International Truck Grand Prix, which takes place at the Nürburgring in Germany from June 30 – July 2, MiX Telematics’ service will cover top speed monitoring and infringement …

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Renault Trucks launches right-hand drive Range T High in the UK

Renault Trucks has announced that a right-hand drive Range T High will be introduced to the UK market from early 2018, in response to demand from customers. The Range T High will come in three core variants. ‘International’, which features fabric seats with rotating passenger seat, flat floor, standard bunk and steel wheels, and will  be available in 440hp and …

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Montracon celebrating 40th anniversary at Convoy in the Park

Trailer manufacturer Montracon will be exhibiting at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23, it has been confirmed. This year sees Montracon celebrate its 40th anniversary. From humble beginnings in Ireland in 1977, the company has steadily built up its product portfolio and brand presence and can now boast a multi-million pound business spread across numerous sites …

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Convoy in the Park Picture Post – Jason Bentley’s Volvo FMX tipper

Convoy in the Park Picture Post – Jason Bentley’s Volvo FMX tipper in its Lomas livery. Jason will be bringing this truck to Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23, and there is still time to book if you want to bring your truck to the event. Just go to www.convoyinthepark.com/tickets for more information and to book.

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FTA calls for trade and logistics to be priorities in Brexit negotiations

The government should priorities logistics and trade in the upcoming Brexit negotiations and look to ensure that freight can continue to move freely throughout Europe, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said. With the logistics industry contributing more than £121 billion to the economy and employing 2.54 million people in the UK, according to figures from the FTA, its importance …

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