Truck & Driver news

Vic Reeves lends support to campaign to get truck drivers to bin their litter

Comedian and artist Vic Reeves, along with his wife, Nancy Sorrell, have lent their support to a campaign to encourage road users, including truck drivers, to dispose of their rubbish responsibly. A pilot campaign – #DriveDownLitter – has seen giant funnel bins designed for truck drivers to use without having to leave their cabs installed at Maidstone and Folkestone services …

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Volvo launch 25th anniversary edition of the FH

To celebrate 25 years since the introduction of the FH in 1993 Volvo Trucks is releasing a limited edition Volvo FH 25 Year Special Edition. This will be available as an FH and FH 16, and is characterised by its distinctive exterior and interior design, and can be specced with state-of-the-art additional features. The special edition’s silver/grey and orange décor …

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Winner of 2018 Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge named

The winner of the 2018 Daf Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge – a UK-wide search to find Britain’s best commercial vehicle driver – has been announced. Scott Lewis of the Best Connection driving agency took the title. Scott edged clear of runners-up, Chris Ray from Waitrose, and Colin Court from construction materials supplier, Hanson UK. Following a robust selection process – …

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Daimler Trucks launches fully-electric Freightliner eCascadia and eM2 in US

Daimler Trucks has presented two new, fully-electric Freightliner trucks, the eCascadia, a heavy-duty electric truck for long-distance operations and the eM2 106 for 9-12 tonnes. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is planning to hand over an innovation fleet of around 30 electric trucks to its first customers in the US in the course of this year. In a statement, DTNA …

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Keltruck offering special deals on used trucks at Convoy in the Park

Keltruck, Europe’s largest independent Scania dealer, will be doing some “special deals” on used trucks at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on 21-22 July. Keltruck, which is sponsoring the Scania Village at this year’s event, will have six top-spec used trucks on show. Used vehicle sales manager Mitchell Gough (pictured), who will be manning the stand for the …

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Pollock (Scotrans) put Mercedes Actros1 number one on the road

Pollock (Scotrans)’ new flagship tractor unit is the first of its kind – it is the number one of the limited-edition Mercedes Actros1 – and has been customised with Nordic front protection and light bars. A maximum of 100 Actros1s are being built and have been loaded features to have the ultimate appeal to drivers. Bathgate-based Pollock (Scotrans) provides a …

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ULEZ expansion plans put small businesses at risk, say FTA

The decision to expand the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover the whole of Greater London for trucks in 2020, and inner London for vans (as well as cars) in 2021 will risk putting small logistics firms out of business, the Freight Transport Association has warned. FTA has calculated that, for a typical small firm with five trucks …

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Clean Air Zone Roadshow coming to Leeds

T&D sister title Motor Transport is holding a half-day Clean Air Zone (CAZ) Roadshow for HGV operators in Leeds on 3 July. This free-to-attend event will give operators the chance to engage with senior staff at Leeds City Council about the proposals for a charging CAZ within the outer ring road. The Leeds proposal is looking at charging non Euro-6 …

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Councils call for powers to fine truck drivers who ignore weight restrictions

Council leaders have called for tough new powers to issue fines to HGV drivers that ignore weight restrictions on roads. Trucks of a certain weight, height and width are banned from many minor roads. However, the Local Government Association (LGA), which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has claimed that rural communities across the country have been “blighted” by …

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Logistics industry being hung out to dry by government over Brexit, says FTA

Confidence in the government’s ability to deliver a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU that will maintain ‘frictionless’ trade is fast collapsing, according to the Freight Transport Association. The FTA’s comments come with just three weeks to go until key talks on Brexit in Brussels. James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy chief executive said the lack of progress on the industry’s …

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