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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.

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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Racing timetable for Convoy in the Park announced

There will be 10 thrilling truck races at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July, along with another 12 exciting support races, it has been announced. The fifth round of the British Truck Racing Championship will see the trucks in Division 1 and Division 2 both take to the track for five races across the weekend. In …

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Renault Trucks unveils second-generation electric trucks range

Renault Trucks has announced that it is to introduce two new fully electric trucks next year – the 16t Range D ZE and 26t D Wide ZE models. Both offer zero tailpipe emissions of CO2 and other local pollutants. In addition, in September, Renault is introducing its Master ZE van. Technological advances that are making electric trucks an economically viable …

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Transport associations hit out at M6Toll charge hikes

Midland Expressway’s decision to increase charges on the M6Toll from the end of July has been criticised by leading transport associations. From 6am on 30 July, prices will rise by 20p-50p for HGVs, depending on the journey made, and by 10p-30p for light goods vehicles. Prices will remain the same for night time journeys for all light and heavy goods …

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