• LEZ HELP AT HAMPDEN

    LEZ HELP AT HAMPDEN

    Readers who are becoming increasingly concerned over Scotland’s forthcoming city centre Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) restrictions and penalties, can hear the latest thinking at the Clean Air Roadshow held at Hampden.

     
  • Driver Distractions

    Driver Distractions

    Fleet managers are being urged to tackle the growing risk of drivers being distracted while at the wheel, discovering that the problem with any mobile phone conversation is that it takes the driver ‘out of […]

     
  • New With Old

    New With Old

    When an engine rebuild on a 12 year old wagon could not be put off any longer, Volvo Trucks provided operator John Budden with a demonstration truck, so he could keep comparing, while earning.

     
  • Urban Road Test

    Urban Road Test

    Popular across the European continent, Brits are opting for a 6×2 rigid with a rear steer axle to access city centre deliveries. Kevin Swallow considers if a 26 tonner is a sound solution.

     
  • Scania: TTA Winner

    Scania: TTA Winner

    Scania GB managing director Martin Hay may be having to embrace the world of transport industry uncertainties, but Alistair Vallance caught up with him in Dundee to present our 2019 Top Truck Award.

     
  • Fifth Generation

    Fifth Generation

    The arrival of siblings Ross and Lynsey Mitchell marks the fifth generation of the family at John Mitchell (Grangemouth), and it shows that often history repeats itself. Kevin Swallow finds out how.

     
  • FLEET IN FOCUS

    FLEET IN FOCUS

    There are no shortcuts when hauling in the chilled and agricultural sector. By rewarding loyalty and focusing on doing the job right, Perth based McLaughlan Transport has enjoyed sustainable, organic growth.

     
  • GLASGOW LEZ PLANS

    GLASGOW LEZ PLANS

    New Year’s day in 2023 will see Glasgow’s City Centre Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) restrictions enforced for all vehicles: buses, trucks, vans, cars and taxis. Glasgow project leader reveals her plans.

     
  • TRANDS AND TREADS

    TRANDS AND TREADS

    Truck and bus operators in the UK are being warned more strongly than ever against using tyres more than ten years old. But campaigners have been calling for a complete ban on such tyres.

     
  • URBAN TRUCK TEST

    URBAN TRUCK TEST

    Navigating the urban labyrinth with a short wheelbase trailer is popular on the continent, but isn’t quite as common in British cities, so we trialled a Volvo FM tractor unit to see for ourselves.