• Dual Clutch Tipper

    Dual Clutch Tipper

    For those in bulk haulage who cube out before weighing out there is a chance to specify a little extra to the wagon to make life easier, like Volvo’s dual clutch. Kevin Swallow got to […]

     
  • Truckfest North West

    Truckfest North West

    Visitors were out in force at Truckfest North West as hauliers and truck drivers displayed their finest rolling stock. Kevin Swallow was at the Royal Cheshire Showground armed with a camera and a microphone.

     
  • BUSY TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND

    BUSY TRUCKFEST SCOTLAND

    Truckfest Scotland 2019 had the lot: A magnificent Saturday that brought a record attendance to Ingliston where fleets and individual trucks numbering 1,200 came to park up for the weekend.

     
  • SCOTTISH SPEEDS

    SCOTTISH SPEEDS

    Transport Scotland says it will look again at raising speed limits for trucks on single carriageway roads later in the year. Kevin Swallow speaks to hauliers about expectations and the current ‘go slow’.

     
  • DAF LIGHTWEIGHT

    DAF LIGHTWEIGHT

    It’s easy to over spec a truck, but the DAF XF480 with a small mid-axle and Space Cab serves as a timely reminder that you can get the power and lightweight ratio right.

     
  • MID-RANGE MAN’S

    MID-RANGE MAN’S

    MAN’s new mid-range D15 engine saves weight and fuel, with no loss of power, taking over the slot where the 10.5 litre D20 engine provided 320hp and 360hp versions for distribution work.

     
  • GOOD MOVE TO AIRDRIE

    GOOD MOVE TO AIRDRIE

    The advantage of moving all operations into a massive ‘one stop shop’ site are reflected in MV’s unprecedented rise in body building business, both in truck sales and its specialised rental fleets.

     
  • DIY TRUCK BUILDING

    DIY TRUCK BUILDING

    Andrew Woodhouse has forged a successful business moving machinery across the UK. Driven by value for money he has learnt to be self-sufficient from sourcing work, to building bespoke flatbed bodies.

     
  • Memories of irvine

    Memories of irvine

    It’s now 20 years since the closure of Volvo’s UK production plant at Irvine was confirmed. So editor Alistair Vallance delved into his 41 annual volumes to take a trip down ‘Volvo Lane’.

     
  • Meet the new stc

    Meet the new stc

    Scotland’s new Traffic Commissioner has completed her induction, presided over her first Public Inquiry and is setting out her stall of compliance essentials. Alistair Vallance reports from The Stamp Office in Edinburgh.