Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

HerGV winner to begin LGV driving career after passing tests

The winner of the 2017 HerGV competition, Emma Walker, is ready to hit the road having passed her LGV test. M6toll’s HerGV competition was run in conjunction with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Pertemps Driver Training and aimed to encourage more women to seek a career within the HGV industry. Emma’s HerGV prize package was worth over £3,000 and …

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Happy’s Circus comes to Convoy in the Park

Happy’s Cicus is coming to Convoy in the Park for the first time, with four performances on Sunday 22 July at the celebration of all things trucks and trucking at Donington Park. Established in 1992, Happy’s Circus is a family run big top circus with 600 seats (and no animals). Its show is designed to appeal to children of all …

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Daimler Trucks launches fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 in US

Daimler Trucks has presented two new, fully-electric Freightliner trucks, the eCascadia, a heavy-duty electric truck for long-distance operations and the eM2 106 for 9-12 tonnes. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is planning to hand over an innovation fleet of around 30 electric trucks to its first customers in the US in the course of this year. In a statement, DTNA …

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Keltruck offering special deals on used trucks at Convoy in the Park

Keltruck, Europe’s largest independent Scania dealer, will be doing some “special deals” on used trucks at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July. Keltruck, which is sponsoring the Scania Village at this year’s event, will have six top-spec used trucks on show. Used vehicle sales manager Mitchell Gough (pictured), who will be manning the stand for the …

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Test your skills on a truck racing simulator at Convoy in the Park

Wannabe truck racers of all ages will be able to put their driving skills to the test at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, thanks to a truck racing simulator on the MAN Truck & Bus stand. Having warmed their tyres on a practice lap, the nine racers will then battle it out in an action-packed …

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Pollock (Scotrans) put Mercedes Actros1 number one on the road

Pollock (Scotrans)’ new flagship tractor unit is the first of its kind – it is the number one of the limited-edition Mercedes Actros1 – and has been customised with Nordic front protection and light bars. A maximum of 100 Actros1s are being built and have been loaded features to have the ultimate appeal to drivers. Bathgate-based Pollock (Scotrans) provides a …

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ULEZ expansion plans put small businesses at risk, say FTA

The decision to expand the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover the whole of Greater London for trucks in 2020, and inner London for vans (as well as cars) in 2021 will risk putting small logistics firms out of business, the Freight Transport Association has warned. FTA has calculated that, for a typical small firm with five trucks …

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Grab your chance to drive an American truck at Convoy in the Park!

An entire generation of truck drivers grew up watching the film Convoy, and US trucks still retain an allure for many – but few have ever got to drive one. But now truck enthusiasts have the chance to get behind the wheel of one at Convoy in the Park. Two US trucks are coming to the event, which takes places …

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Clean Air Zone Roadshow coming to Leeds

T&D sister title Motor Transport is holding a half-day Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Roadshow for HGV operators in Leeds on 3 July. This free-to-attend event will give operators the chance to engage with senior staff at Leeds City Council about the proposals for a charging CAZ within the outer ring road. The Leeds proposal is looking at charging non Euro-6 …

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Councils call for powers to fine truck drivers who ignore weight restrictions

Council leaders have called for tough new powers to issue fines to HGV drivers that ignore weight restrictions on roads. Trucks of a certain weight, height and width are banned from many minor roads. However, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has claimed that rural communities across the country have been “blighted” by …

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