• 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.

     
  • TOP TRUCK 2019

    TOP TRUCK 2019

    The new flat floor S series cab from Scania claims the Transport News’ Top Truck Award for 2019. Its style and strength edged out two limited editions and a robust tipper to claim top spot.

     
  • WORLD FIRSTS

    WORLD FIRSTS

    The new Mercedes Actros truck range going into full production boasts four ‘world firsts’ among a host of innovations. But how did the engineers decide which elements of the latest technology to include?

     
 
 
 
 

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