World Truck Manufacturers

Biglorryblog: Top tips for Tip-EX

Tip-EX and Tank-EX is fast approaching,  the only UK show dedicated to the tipping and Tanker  sector.  Held in beautiful Harrogate the show is a high point in the calendar for many in the industry.   Heres a couple top tips from Biglorryblog. Register in advance to save queues, registration and entrance is free, to register  click here Remember there are inside …

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Biglorryblog: The Range T is heading for the F1 paddocks this season

Re-entering the competition in 2016, with its own Formula 1 team, Renault Sport is continuing its long-term partnership with Renault Trucks. At the European Grand Prix events, Renault Trucks Range T vehicles, voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2015’ and equipped with the Euro-6 DTI 13 litre 520 hp engines, will provide the team’s logistics. The Range T520s will be …

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Challenging times for the T&D editor

I’m still pretty new to this truck driving malarkey, so when MAN offered me a ride and drive with one of its driver trainers and TGX 26.480, I jumped at the chance. Given the choice of doing the drive from Manchester or Swindon, being an ex-Northern(ish) lad, I plumped for the former, and May 3 was set. The only issue …

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Biglorryblog: Wot no driver?

Autonomous driving trucks have been very much in the industry news recently, with the pan European trials of platooning,  even with platooning each truck still has a driver in the cab. But soon Volvo plan to unveil its totally autonomous FMX tipper.  Designed to work above and below ground in a  mine/quarry the truck is a co-operative venture between Volvo Group …

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A special birthday Volvo surprise for one driver Biglorryblog reports

Friday 25th March was a momentous occasion for Moira, Co. Armagh-based haulier, Bradford Transport, as it was the day that they purchased their first ever brand new truck in over 30 years of operation. The stunning Volvo FH540 XL Globetrotter was supplied by Dennison Commercials Ltd, and all paintwork was carried out by Dennison Bodyshop.  The truck was purchased as …

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Biglorryblog at the CV show 2016

Biglorryblogs back at his desk in the Northern outpost, with tired feet after pounding the halls at this years CV show.    With only one major truck manufacturer attending you could be forgiven for thinking it will be a little bit of a damp squib, but the truth is there is plenty there for Truck lovers. I will let Biglorryblogs mates …

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Its a gas for La Poste and this Range D says Biglorryblog

On 18th April, Renault Trucks handed over the keys of a Renault Trucks Range D Wide NGV vehicle to La Poste at its Rungis depot in Paris. This is the first truck running on compressed natural gas for vehicles (CNG) to be acquired by La Poste, further demonstrating the French Post Office’s commitment to improving the quality of air in …

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Volkswagen Heavy Trucks in South American…in praise of the Brazilian-built bright ‘Constellation’ on Biglorryblog!

‘World Truck’ time on Biglorryblog. Sitting through the recent MAN press conference at the IAA in hanover last week I found myself was wondering if MAN and VW had given up any plans to offer the TItan Constellation (built in South America) in Europe. It’s definitely going to South Africa but after secret shots of a Titan Constellation being trialled in Britain appeared in …

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40 Years of Magnificent Mercedes-Benz Trucking Heritage on Biglorryblog…we’ve come an awful long way baby!

If there’s one thing the people at Mercedes do better than anyone else it’s preserving their history. So welcome to the Biglorryblog ‘powerboost’ trip through 40 years of Mercedes ‘Hard Haul to High Tech’ truck making thanks to the German’s media website which has just celebrated the past four trucking decades by getting together this fabulous collection of old and ‘new’ timers! Now fasten …

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