• New, or used?

    New, or used?

    A pre-owned truck can offer attractive savings compared with the cost of a new vehicle. Ayrshire based Stan Wardrop buys well maintained used trucks and they continue to pay dividends.

  • Danger Road

    Danger Road

    It’s a 30 mile round trip taking in some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery across the South Lakes. Yet for truck drivers who run the Lake District gauntlet from Greenodd to Millom, it’s a […]

  • Light Mixer Test

    Light Mixer Test

    To compete in today’s burgeoning mixer market, Iveco has introduced their new slimline Stralis X-Way designed for smooth handling while delivering maximum payload. Kevin Swallow weighs up the new specification.

  • Model Celebration

    Model Celebration

    Just like the Transport News Scottish Rewards Ceremony, this year Search Impex also celebrates its 25th anniversary. Joe Clark paid a visit to the event’s official model partner’s base in Derbyshire.

  • Fleet in Focus

    Fleet in Focus

    ‘General haulage’ best describes the work carried out by DR Macleod. The distinctive liveried trucks travel between the central belt, the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Kevin Swallow took the ferry to the company’s […]

  • Madrid, on one fill

    Madrid, on one fill

    The viability of alternative fuels to diesel for commercial vehicle operations is increasingly on the agenda, as hauliers are faced with restrictions for city missions. Dean Barrett goes down the LNG route, all the way […]



    Brexit was visibly put aside as the 67th biennial IAA Commercial Vehicle Show opened in Hanover in September with a press day which numbered CV scribes and snappers in the thousands.

  • DAF new XF Test

    DAF new XF Test

    The New XF comes with subtle upgrades that can be easily overlooked. Kevin Swallow took DAF’s flagship around Scotland to see if the changes bolster its reputation with drivers and owners.

  • Saving Fuel

    Saving Fuel

    Today, one in five new trucks rolling off the production line bound for the UK is fitted with a version of TISS’s fuel security device, mostly the result of repeat business initiated in the retro […]

  • MAN FUEL saver

    MAN FUEL saver

    Launched with little fanfare, MAN’s version of predictive cruise control, EfficientCruise, was said to save operators up to 9% on fuel. Kevin Swallow asked the manufacturer to put its money where its mouth is…