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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.

White Knights are coming to Convoy in the Park

The Knights of the Round Table will be coming to Convoy in the Park, in the form of 21 limited edition Scania Topline 6×2 tractor units. The White Knights, as they are known, have been supplied exclusively by Scania dealer Keltruck on 3-year contract hire deals to 15 of its customers. The eye-catching trucks, which are individually named and numbered, …

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Daf launches new generation CF and XF trucks

Daf has unveiled its new generation CF and XF trucks, which promise up to 7% lower fuel consumption and greater driver comfort. The CF and XF will deliver the lower fuel consumption through engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimizations. Daf add that the new Daf Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains. The CF and XF …

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MP sets out plans to avoid gridlock chaos at Channel Ports post-Brexit

An MP has launched a 50-page plan that he hopes will ensure that Dover and the Channel Ports are ready for Brexit on day one and fears of long queues prove unfounded. Dover and Deal MP Charlie Elphicke has created the plan, developed with ports, shipping and haulage businesses and it is backed by industry leaders and Xavier Bertrand, president …

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Transport firm rewards dedicated drivers with new MAN trucks

Two dedicated drivers for a transport and logistics firm have been rewarded for their service by being allocated two new MAN trucks. Cannock-based Go Direct has taken delivery of two new MAN TGX 26.520 tractor units, and has had them kitted out with top-of-the-range equipment. Gary Oliver, who runs Go Direct with his wife Karen, said: “We are always looking …

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Driver takes delivery of pink truck to support Breast Cancer Awareness

A striking pink Volvo FM 8×4 tipper can now be seen around the roads of East Anglia after AR & PA Transport took delivery of the new truck recently. The truck, supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia, Norwich, features an eye-catching wrap that aims to raise awareness of breast cancer. April Forder, one of the regular drivers …

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Truck dealer renews Reid Freight racing team sponsorship

Iveco dealer Guest Truck and Van has renewed its sponsorship with British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC) team Reid Freight. Reid Freight’s BTRC truck, a custom-built Iveco Euro Cargo, has been hand built at the company’s depot in Stoke-on-Trent, and has been supplied with parts and expertise from Guest’s locally branded Sherwood Truck and Van branch, along with other local engineers. …

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LNG-powered Iveco Stralis goes from John O’Groats to Land’s End on single tank

An Iveco Stralis NP (natural power) has completed the 850-mile journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a single fill of liquified natural gas (LNG). The 4×2 tractor, which Iveco refers to as “Europe’s first long-haul gas-powered truck”, was equipped with the 8.7-litre Iveco Cursor 9 natural gas engine, matched to a Eurotronic 12-speed transmission. It delivers 400hp and …

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New Healthy Fleet challenge coming in May

Healthy Fleet has announced it has a new challenge coming in May that will encourage drivers to eat healthier and exercise more, and that it will be available for mobile via a free app. In January and February, participants in Healthy Fleet’s most recent challenge lost a total of 579 pounds. In addition, 96.4% of office staff and drivers that …

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Planned Ultra Low Emission Zone for London set to hit hauliers financially

London mayor Sadiq Khan has outlined plans for an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to be introduced into central London in 2019, which would see HGVs that do not meet Euro 6 emission standards charged £100 per day to enter the capital. Khan is also proposing to expand the ULEZ across Greater London for heavy diesel vehicles, including buses, coaches …

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Call for greater emphasis to be given to walkaround checks

A call has been made for more emphasis to be given to the importance of daily walkaround checks of HGVs and PSVs, with some drivers not fully understanding the implications of them. Carl Williams (pictured), from the Michelin Training Centre, said: “Walkaround checks are often seen as another tick box exercise and there needs to be an industry-wide shift in …

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