Is the standard 8×4 on its last wheels? Alan Watts sparks debate by querying the future of the long loved specification in the road haulage sector, with alternatives like tridem and the single-drive four-axle rigids […]



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    Limited Editions!

    Truck manufacturers like their ‘limited editions’. It’s a chance to produce prestige or celebrate a corporate milestone through an array of options and in a high-brow livery. We look at the recent trend of limited […]

  • Lawson Collection

    Lawson Collection

    The last few months have left many people with time on their hands. Unable to get out with his camera, regular contributor Ian Lawson took the opportunity to go back through his extensive photo collection, […]

  • Freight’s Future

    Freight’s Future

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic transport companies continued to operate. Now as the lockdown begins to ease, Aptean’s Paragon Software Systems reveal how a freight business might prepare for an uncertain future.

  • Play your cards right

    Play your cards right

    Oil prices might be low, but fuel is still a costly and essential component of any truck fleet operation especially through the coronavirus pandemic. We look at how fuel cards might ease the pain and […]

  • STC Comments

    STC Comments

    It has been 18 months since Claire Gilmore was appointed as Traffic Commissioner for Scotland. A qualified engineer who worked for the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and as a solicitor. She speaks exclusively to […]

  • Spec from scratch

    Spec from scratch

    When Inverness based GM Leitch needed a new truck, the boss delegated the responsibility to the driver. ‘Tootan’ explains how a lifetime in plant, machinery and trucks provided inspiration for a new highly spec’d Volvo […]

  • Britains Oldest Haulier

    Britains Oldest Haulier

    Improving the safety of vulnerable road users has driven Aberdeen based The Shore Porters’ Society to equip its fleet with cameras. Kevin Swallow talks to Richard Henderson about legislation and the challenge van operators present […]

  • TM’s New Role?

    TM’s New Role?

    With the role of the transport manager now on a par with senior management, should restricted licence operators be subject to more training to compensate for the absence of a transport manager? Carol Millett looks […]


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