• 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.

     
  • 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.

     
 
 
 
 

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