• Fleet in Focus

    Fleet in Focus

    ‘General haulage’ best describes the work carried out by DR Macleod. The distinctive liveried trucks travel between the central belt, the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Kevin Swallow took the ferry to the company’s […]

     
  • Madrid, on one fill

    Madrid, on one fill

    The viability of alternative fuels to diesel for commercial vehicle operations is increasingly on the agenda, as hauliers are faced with restrictions for city missions. Dean Barrett goes down the LNG route, all the way […]

     
  • IAA SHOW REPORT

    IAA SHOW REPORT

    Brexit was visibly put aside as the 67th biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle Show opened in Hanover in September with a press day which numbered CV scribes and snappers in the thousands.

     
  • DAF new XF Test

    DAF new XF Test

    The New XF comes with subtle upgrades that can be easily overlooked. Kevin Swallow took DAF’s flagship around Scotland to see if the changes bolster its reputation with drivers and owners.

     
  • Saving Fuel

    Saving Fuel

    Today, one in five new trucks rolling off the production line bound for the UK is fitted with a version of TISS’s fuel security device, mostly the result of repeat business initiated in the retro […]

     
  • MAN FUEL saver

    MAN FUEL saver

    Launched with little fanfare, MAN’s version of predictive cruise control, EfficientCruise, was said to save operators up to 9% on fuel. Kevin Swallow asked the manufacturer to put its money where its mouth is…

     
  • Going with Gas

    Going with Gas

    For some truck manufacturers, 2019 presents a worrying rise in demand for alternative fuelled vehicles. For Iveco however, this situation couldn’t be more welcome, as UK boss Stuart Webster explains.

     
  • Fourth Generation

    Fourth Generation

    Operating from the Isle of Bute, John Mackirdy Ltd has been moving goods for 148 years. Kevin Swallow travelled to Rothesay to speak to the fourth generation about what the future holds.

     
  • Truckfest Scotland

    Truckfest Scotland

    It was fun in the sun at this year’s Truckfest Scotland as the road haulage industry wound down for a weekend of high octane social activity and, for the first time, over 1,000 trucks covered […]

     
  • ‘Fleet’ in focus

    ‘Fleet’ in focus

    John Budden realised a lifelong ambition by setting up his own transport company in 2013. Progress has been steady with each decision carefully considered, now he is making plans for the future.