Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

Hartshorne Group to represent Volvo Trucks at Convoy in the Park

Volvo Trucks will be represented at Convoy in the Park by dealership Hartshorne Group, which will use the two-day festival of all things trucks and driving at Donington Park to showcase the very best vehicles in use by its customers. The full Volvo range will be on display thanks to trucks in service at: • Collins Earthworks • B Taylor …

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Fitness expert Vicky Hadley joining Walker Movements at Convoy in the Park

Truck & Driver’s resident health and fitness expert Vicky Hadley is coming to Convoy in the Park as part of Walker Movements’ stand. Readers of T&D will be familiar with Vicky’s regular feature highlighting simple exercises that truck drivers can do without going to the gym, as well as giving tips on how to eat more healthily. Her videos demonstrating …

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Guest Truck and Van to showcase Iveco range at Convoy in the Park

Guest Truck and Van will be showcasing not one but four Iveco Stralis X-Way 8x4s – including a concrete mixer, tipper grab, boweld tipper and hook lift – at Convoy in the Park, the festival of all things trucks and trucking, on 21 and 22 July. Joining the tippers will be a Stralis NP, the first gas truck designed for …

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Imperial Commercials bringing crowd-pulling Dafs to Convoy in the Park

Daf dealer Imperial Commercials is to feature a show-stopping line-up of XF Super Space trucks at this year’s Convoy in the Park on 21-22 July. The display, located on the main Daf stand, will focus on the latest model-year high horsepower XFs, including two limited edition 90th anniversary editions. The first, supplied by Stoke-on-Trent haulier D&A Rhead, will be a …

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HGV drivers in Bedfordshire urged to be vigilant after spate of fuel thefts

Drivers are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of fuel thefts from trucks parked up in laybys in mid-Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Police have made the warning after a number of recent incidents along the A507, A421 and other main roads in mid-Bedfordshire of major fuel thefts while drivers are asleep. Offenders are cutting fuel lines or breaking …

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Vic Reeves lends support to campaign to get truck drivers to bin their litter

Comedian and artist Vic Reeves, along with his wife, Nancy Sorrell, have lent their support to a campaign to encourage road users, including truck drivers, to dispose of their rubbish responsibly. A pilot campaign – #DriveDownLitter – has seen giant funnel bins designed for truck drivers to use without having to leave their cabs installed at Maidstone and Folkestone services …

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Volvo launch 25th anniversary edition of the FH

To celebrate 25 years since the introduction of the FH in 1993 Volvo Trucks is releasing a limited edition Volvo FH 25 Year Special Edition. This will be available as an FH and FH 16, and is characterised by its distinctive exterior and interior design, and can be specced with state-of-the-art additional features. The special edition’s silver/grey and orange décor …

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Winner of 2018 Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge named

The winner of the 2018 Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge – a UK-wide search to find Britain’s best commercial vehicle driver – has been announced. Scott Lewis of the Best Connection driving agency took the title. Scott edged clear of runners-up, Chris Ray from Waitrose, and Colin Court from construction materials supplier, Hanson UK. Following a robust selection process – …

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