• 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • PLATOON RE-THINK

    PLATOON RE-THINK

    Once considered a viable part of road transport’s future, platooning’s own future is in doubt after Daimler’s ˇ50 million trial is abandoned. Kevin Swallow considers the next step for truck manufacturers.

     
  • TRAILER AWARDS

    TRAILER AWARDS

    The ingenuity of trailer makers and bodybuilders seldom get the recognition it deserves. That’s where the biennial, pan-European Trailer Innovation awards scheme comes in. Here’s our guide to 2019 results.

     
  • LOTS OF LIVESTOCK

    LOTS OF LIVESTOCK

    As Linlithgow based livestock haulier RW Stewart closes in on its centenary, third generation boss of the family run company Alan Stewart discusses animal welfare, driver’s hours and vehicle maintenance.

     
  • CAB HEATING COSTS

    CAB HEATING COSTS

    Warming the day cab has become an environmental issue as drivers run their trucks on tickover to generate heat inside the truck. However more operators have started fitting night heaters.

     
  • First LNG Trial

    First LNG Trial

    Malcolm Logistics has become the first Scottish operator to take delivery of Iveco’s new Stralis NP 460hp 6×2 tractor unit, as part of a nine month trial to evaluate the potential of liquefied natural gas […]

     
  • 6×2 Rigid Test

    6×2 Rigid Test

    A 6×2 lightweight distribution truck is the most practical choice for urban multi-drop, and this month’s test wagon is currently doing the rounds with Transport Association members raising cash for Transaid.