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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, 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.

FTA hits out at Hackney Council’s upcoming introduction of Ulta-Low Emission Vehicle zone

Hackney Council’s decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from 3 September will have a detrimental effect on local businesses and the wider Hackney community due to its effective ban on HGVs, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned. Once introduced, two pedestrian and cycle zones in Hoxton and Shoreditch will only allow road access to vehicles emitting …

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Scania restarts production and sales of V8s

Swedish truck maker Scania has restarted production and sales of its V8 engine, after a strike at one of its main casting suppliers forced the temporary halt of production. Scania said it has begun the “challenging process” of reducing its backlog of truck and industrial and marine engine orders that has built up. It has secured a small but steady …

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Call for evidence for inquiry into state of UK roads

Hauliers and truck drivers are being urged to take part in a government inquiry into the state of England’s local road network. Lilian Greenwood MP, chair of the Transport Select Committee, says that poor roads harm local economies, are dangerous for all road users, and the subsequent damage to vehicles is costly. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the …

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Government policy that states planning applications should consider truck parking a “victory for common sense”, say RHA

The government’s announcement that planning policy and decisions should take into account truck parking provision is a “victory for common sense”, the chief executive of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has said. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s newly-released National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. It …

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Anstee Services wins Scania XT

Bridgend-based Anstee Services was the winning bidder of Keltruck’s charity Scania XT tractor, raising almost £14,000 for local children’s charity Ty-Hafan. Collecting the keys at the official handover at Convoy in the Park last weekend, brothers Calvin and Craig Anstee said the family-run woodchip company, which currently runs three trucks, has been supporting the charity for the past 20 years. …

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Trevor Tack to represent UK in World Crane Championships Finals

Truck driver and Trevor Tack will again represent the UK in the finals of the World Crane Championship, sponsored by HIAB, having taken the UK heat at Convoy in the Park last weekend (21-22 July). Tack, 50, from Beaconsfield, who works for Brackley-based civil engineering firm Agetur UK, set the best time in the UK heat, retaining the title he …

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