Latest stories

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.

RHA says Scottish HGV drivers should be applauded, not pilloried

Truck drivers in Scotland should be praised for their commitment rather than criticised for being on the road, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The message came after Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, speaking at Holyrood, said there were more trucks on the roads than there should have been during the worst of the wintry conditions – for the …

Read More »

Mercedes-Benz launches limited-edition Actros1

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has unveiled its Actros1 tractor unit, which is limited to a run of just 100 and features a range of technological and comfort features. The Actros1, which goes on sale in March, has been designed specifically for owner-drivers, according to Mercedes. Based on the 6×2 chassis with GigaSpace cab, Actros1 comes in either black or silver/black colour …

Read More »

Mini Monster Truck Mania coming to Convoy in the Park

Children and adults alike can get a taste of what it is like to drive a monster truck at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, thanks to Mini Monster Truck Mania. Drivers can pilot pocket-sized replicas of well-known monster trucks including Big Pete, The Grim Reaper, Swamp Thing, Podzilla and Slingshot. It claims to be the …

Read More »

Keltruck plan massive presence at Convoy in the Park

Keltruck will have massive presence at this summer’s Convoy in the Park Show, which takes place on 21-22 July at Donington Park. Europe’s largest independent Scania dealer will also be sponsoring the Scania Village. Last year the village attracted well over 400 Scania show trucks, a record that’s likely to be broken in 2018. Drivers choosing to park their lorry …

Read More »

Long-serving driver rewarded with replica model of his truck

A driver with nearly 20 years service for the same company has been presented with a limited-edition scale model of his truck. David Sells, who drives for Manchester-based logistics company AKW Group, received the model as part of a series of initiatives the company is running that aim to recognise and reward long-serving employees. Sells said: “I’ve worked for AKW …

Read More »

Experience the Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck at Convoy in the Park

People attending Convoy in the Park will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of riding in a monster truck as it crushes any care in its path, thanks to the Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck. The purpose-built Red Dragon Monster Ride Truck is the only tubular framed race specification ride truck in Europe. It has a 6.5 litre Chevy …

Read More »

New unmarked tractor units to take to the road to catch dangerous drivers

Three new unmarked tractor units are to take to the roads as part of an initiative to tackle dangerous driving on motorways and major A roads in England, Highways England has announced. Highways England has ordered the three Mercedes Actros tractor units after a single HGV used by police forces across the country has helped to catch more than 4000 …

Read More »