• Fleet Restructuring

    Fleet Restructuring

    From South Lanarkshire, Martyn Ward runs a plant hire and civil engineering business and has just bought a DAF XF and Andover trailer. He talks to Kevin Swallow about restructuring the fleet.

  • Diesel Not Dead

    Diesel Not Dead

    Powerful choices need careful planning: Manufacturers are pumping millions into the development of electric and other powertrains, but that doesn’t mean they are abandoning diesel just yet.

  • Loading Responsibility

    Loading Responsibility

    Lorry drivers are responsible for securing the load, but Kevin Swallow asks if it is time for that responsibility to be shared with their employer and the consignor, as in the hazardous goods sector.

  • Cabless Scania

    Cabless Scania

    In the latest milestone in the development of heavy self driving vehicles, Scania has created a concept truck, which, even without the cab, reflects the company’s trademark modular system.

  • 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.



    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.



    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’.



    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.



    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.


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