Lutterworth-based Armstrong Logistics has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FM 420 Globetrotter 4×2 tractor units after seeing the excellent fuel economy and reliability provided by its existing Volvo models.
Urgent Services, a London-based provider of same-day delivery and courier services, is using a connected multi-camera system from Inseego to improve road safety, reduce operational costs and better protect its reputation. The video telematics solution – fitted on a fleet of new vans that handle critical deliveries across London and Nationwide – has provided added visibility and support to both drivers and office-based managers.
Suffolk business launch service for out of gauge cargo handling – following substantial investment in equipment
A Felixstowe-based container storage and transport provider has invested £400,000 on special equipment that will dramatically increase the weight and height of the cargo it can safely handle.
Old Haulage’s first Mercedes-Benz Actros has gone to the Tyneside company’s youngest driver – who is delighted with his new truck.
Marlow-based R Jameson Event Transport has taken delivery of two new Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL 4×2 tractor units, marking the first time the company has ordered new trucks from the Swedish manufacturer.
The Prometeon Tyre Group enjoyed a successful debut at the Road Transport Expo at NAEC Stoneleigh on 28th to 30thJune. Fleet operators were particularly keen to understand how the newly launched UK SuperTruck network can bring real efficiencies to their business.
Frozen fish and seafood supplier, Sykes Seafood, has taken delivery of 46 DAF trucks and six Gray & Adams fridge semi-trailers from Asset Alliance Group to manage its rapidly growing business.
People, digitalisation, automation and decarbonisation among factors critical to supply chain survival, according to experts
Industry experts have warned that the future of supply chains will be bleak, unless businesses act now.
Already more than 500 order enquiries: MAN to launch electric truck for long-distance transport in 2024
With the transformation to climate-neutral drive systems, road haulage is facing a groundbreaking change. MAN will start production of its electric long-haul truck in 2024. There are already more than 500 order enquiries. “The technological upheaval is in full swing. As early as 2030, half of our trucks registered annually in Europe should be battery-electric. For this to succeed, we need the support of politicians: in the Europe-wide construction of around 50,000 public truck charging points and a CO2 price that makes e-trucks more economical than diesel,” said Alexander Vlaskamp, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus, during a drive with Minister President Stephan Weil in the new MAN eTruck to mark the 180th birthday of commercial vehicle pioneer Heinrich Büssing at the MAN plant in Salzgitter. The site, which was founded as a Büssing plant and was later taken over by MAN together with the traditional brand, will also play an important role for electric trucks in the future as part of the MAN plant network and the parent company TRATON with its focus on component production and spare parts logistics.
Renault Trucks has announced that the full depth and breadth of its offering, including the latest electric E-Tech vehicles and its most fuel-efficient diesel range yet, will be on show at the Road Transport Expo (28-30 June, NAEC Stoneleigh). From 650kg to 44 tonne, Renault Trucks will present its extensive vehicle line-up at this year’s Expo, as well as its strategic commitment to decarbonising transport through cutting-edge technology and pioneering innovations aligned with the industry’s critical sustainability goals.
Volvo Trucks is now introducing new, more powerful batteries for its medium-duty electric trucks, capable of delivering an increased range of up to 450 km and making it possible to electrify even more city transport assignments.
Essex building contractor BK Sargeant & Son has strengthened its ranks by calling up a proven tough performer, in the shape of a 3.5-tonne FUSO Canter tipper.
Wincanton selects Renault Trucks as part of multimillion pound investment in electric vehicles for IKEA
Wincanton, a leading supply chain partner for UK business, has selected Renault Trucks as part of its multimillion investment in electric vehicle technology to provide home delivery services for IKEA.
Ice cream and frozen food specialist, Eden Farm Hulleys, has taken delivery of five New Generation DAF XF 480 tractor units and one Chereau refrigerated semi-trailer from Asset Alliance Group.
A haulier is helping its peers to improve safety thanks to its telematics camera systems from Durite.
EW Gardner and Grandson installed telematics cameras to help with delivery confirmations to its customers, to further enhance safety and to aid with disputed insurance claims. The Avonmouth-based company is also sharing footage of near-misses with other companies to raise awareness of potential issues with their drivers.
The Palletways Group has invested in a series of tools to enhance its service to customers, increase satisfaction levels and continue to build on its impressive service quality scores.
PACCAR Parts marks its 50th anniversary this year as a world-class leader in the distribution, sales and marketing of quality parts for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and engines. The comprehensive product range is expanding continuously, now comprising no less than 180,000 products, including a full series of state-of-the-art electric vehicle chargers to support transport operators making the energy transition.
Atherton-based Maxilead Metals has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 500 6×2 tractor unit, decked out in eye-catching metallic silver and yellow livery. The new arrival continues the firm’s 20-year relationship with the Swedish manufacturer.
AES UK (Automotive Equipment Solutions) has introduced a hand-held tyre scanner which allows commercial vehicle operators, workshops and tyre retailers to quickly and accurately measure tyre tread depth.
IVECO eDaily tows over 153 tonnes to claim GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for ‘heaviest weight towed by an electric van’
A standard all-electric IVECO eDaily 3.5 tonne van has claimed the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the ‘Heaviest weight towed by an electric van’.
Established DAF customer, Freeland Freight, has taken delivery of four DAF XG 530 6×2 tractors (with ‘FTG’ axle configuration) for use on its long-haul work across the UK. The ‘Granite City’ operator is yet to commission the trucks pending post-delivery modifications, though the XGs are already impressing company director, Richard Freeland, and his drivers.
Specialist UK haulage and distribution company Longs of Leeds is expanding and renewing its truck and trailer fleet.
To keep pace with the demands and expansion of its business, Longs of Leeds is refreshing its fleet with 17 brand new SDC curtainsider trailers and 50 brand new DAF XF 6×2 tractor units.
Einride and DAF have signed a letter of intent to supply 50 fully electric New Generation DAF trucks. The state-of-the-art vehicles will be added to Einride’s fleet of electric heavy-duty vehicles, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The first batch of vehicles have been ordered and will be delivered in the course of this year.
Transport bodies are urging police to apply regulations on moving large or heavy cargo fairly and consistently.