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From the latest truck launches from the likes of Scania, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and DAF, to heart-warming stories  that show why driving a truck for a living is the best job in the world, Truckanddriver.co.uk has it all. We also bring you the latest changes to the rules and regulations that affect you on (and off) the road – and, of course, all the latest developments from the best truck festival in Britain – Convoy in the Park.

Model truck dealer Collectors Toys Ireland coming to Convoy in the Park

Collectors Toys Ireland is coming to Convoy in the Park on July 21-22 at Donington Park, where it will be selling a range of its exclusive model trucks. Collectors Toys Ireland has been the exclusive Irish Tekno dealer for the past 20 years and responsible for the Irish Tekno Collection, with to date more than 200 models released. In May …

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Iveco launches first pure gas powered tractor unit for 44-tonne operation

Iveco has launched its new Stralis NP 460 6×2 tractor unit for 44-tonne operation – the first three-axle tractor to operate on 100% liquefied natural gas (LNG). The tractor was unveiled at Gasrec’s refuelling site at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal – one of Europe’s largest liquefied gas filling stations. This adds to Iveco’s gas-powered range, which starts at …

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Road transport bodies hit out at clean air zone plans

Pricing trucks off the road in towns and cities is not the way to reduce emissions in Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and targeting hauliers is unfair, a coalition of road transport trade bodies has said. The Road Haulage Association (RHA), British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), Freight Transport Association (FTA) and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) are concerned that …

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British Truck Racing Association Championship round 4 review: The heat is on

Ryan Smith further extended his lead at the top of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship standings with a dominant performance in round four of the series at Thruxton – the on-form MAN driver taking a clean sweep of four victories. Heatwave conditions plus the flat-out nature of the high-speed Hampshire circuit put the pressure on men and machinery – …

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Keltruck makes £20,000 donation to charity to help support young people

Keltruck, the largest independent Scania distributor in Europe, has presented a £20,000 donation at its site in West Bromwich to help fund projects across the West Midlands that encourage young people to make a positive difference in their community. Keltruck donated the funds to the Heart of England Community Foundation, a specialist grant-making charity that awards funding to projects across …

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The B Sides to bring rock’n’roll to Convoy in the Park

Fans of cult 1950s rock’n’roll are in for a treat at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 22 July, when one a top act in the genre plays the music stage. The B-Sides are a 1950s-style rock’n’roll band covering all the best hits from the genre. For the past three years they have been travelling up and down …

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Hexagon Leasing coming to Convoy in the Park

Commercial vehicle solution provider Hexagon Leasing and its sister brands HexFlex and Trux4All will be exhibiting at Convoy in the Park, the ultimate trucking festival on July 21-22 at Donington Park. The stand will include branded Hexagon Leasing and Trux4All tractor units accompanied by two Hexagon Leasing grid girls along with information about the brands, the services they offer and …

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