• 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 […]

     
  • Back to Business

    Back to Business

    Most bodybuilders and trailer manufacturers closed their factories through April as the Covid-19 pandemic reached its peak. Now starts the phased return to work and ramping up of production as everyone inches towards the light […]

     
  • MAN 7.5t Test

    MAN 7.5t Test

    The Transport News road test theme continues to be ‘limited edition’ and this month’s example being a spin in a 7.5 tonner with MAN. This TGL is given the X-Lion bling, but is it enough […]

     
  • CV Show VR Launches

    CV Show VR Launches

    An early casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s CV Show at the NEC, Birmingham should have had two big truck cab launches for the UK market. Despite the lack of a physical event, many […]

     
  • Enlarged Volvo Inverness

    Enlarged Volvo Inverness

    To cope with demand following growth in parts, sales and workshop, Volvo Trucks UK spent £1 million to double the size of its wholly owned facility at Inverness. Regional boss Neil Park, depot manager Iain […]

     
 
 
 
 

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