Tag Archives: Volvo

British Truck Racing Championship – Smith takes title in style

For the final event of the 2017 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship the trucks descended on Brands Hatch in Kent, where there were plenty of fireworks on – and off – the track. It didn’t take Ryan Smith long to destroy the opposition in the final event of the season. The reigning champion arrived at Brands Hatch with one hand …

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Picture Post: Eddie Stobart Volvo FH ‘Rhiannon Grace’ by John Headon

Picture Post: Eddie Stobart Volvo FH named ‘Rhiannon Grace’ pictured at Wickes DIY in Bridgend by John Headon. Picture Post can be found in the print version of Truck & Driver magazine, online and on Instagram. Those printed in the magazine win a £10 voucher, and the picture of the month wins a model truck. If you wish to submit …

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Moving a steel giant in Sweden

This impressive bit of moving took place in Gothenburg harbour in Sweden recently – the gigantic steel structure measured 24m long and 34m wide and weighed about 95 tonnes. Swedish company Tabergs Åkeri AB, specialists in heavy and special transportation, took on the challenge and attached their 10 CombiMAX axle lines with Add-On-beam extension to their Volvo FH16 750. A …

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Convoy in the Park show truck winners announced

The winners of the 25 show truck categories at Convoy in the Park have been announced, with Coles & Sons taking the ‘best in show’ award. Convoy in the Park, which took place at Donington Park last weekend (22-23 July), had more than 1000 trucks attend. In addition to the 25 categories, there was a special ‘spirit of the show’ …

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Hartshorne on the road to Convoy in the Park

Midlands-based Volvo dealership Hartshorne Group will be at Convoy in the Park promoting its recently opened Nottingham branch. On its stand will be a fully restored 1976 Volvo F88 6×2 tag-axle tractor unit (pictured) and an FMX 8×4 tipper grab, both in the colours of customer Colson Transport. A Volvo FH16 750 6×4 tractor unit coupled to a 4-axle Faymonville …

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Convoy in the Park Picture Post – Carol Morris’ Volvo F10

Carol Morris’ Volvo F10 will be coming to Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 22-23 July, along with hundreds of other trucks – old and new, customized and working. There is still time to book your truck into Convoy in the Park, go to www.convoyinthepark.com/tickets for more information.

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Volvo test self-steering truck in Brazil

Volvo Trucks has been testing a self-steering truck which, it hopes, can boost productivity for Brazilian sugar cane growers. For the past growing season, Volvo Trucks has been testing a prototype in the sugar cane fields in Maringa owned by the Usina Santa Terezinha Group. The truck is used to transport newly harvested sugar cane through the fields with precision …

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