• The Benefits Of Being A Lite Weight

    The Benefits Of Being A Lite Weight

    Payload dominates bulk transport, and truck manufacturers work hard to shed the pounds to be the lightest tractor unit on the market. Kevin Swallow assesses the Volvo FH Lite with its new Euro 6 Step […]

  • A Fond Farewell To Stralis

    A Fond Farewell To Stralis

    This is the last Iveco Stralis to be put under the spotlight, as it’ll be replaced by the S-Way next year. The outgoing model has had a good run, with the XP a culmination of […]

  • Tipping In Style

    Tipping In Style

    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. In the idyllic terrain […]

  • Getting Low Down And Thrifty

    Getting Low Down And Thrifty

    To run long haul routes more efficiently manufacturers have embraced ‘down speeding’ where engines work at lower revs. Now Volvo Trucks has gone one step further and reintroduced turbo-compounding. Kevin Swallow considers if this really […]

  • Choosing The Right Weight

    Choosing The Right Weight

    Worried the 7.5 tonner cannot carry enough payload? Many operators are looking to improve productivity by moving up the weight categories, and as Kevin Swallow discovers, the 12 tonner is popular these days. FOR SHEER […]

  • How Far Can You Go With Electricity?

    How Far Can You Go With Electricity?

    It seemed an ideal opportunity to drive the electric powered Fuso eCanter following the Transport News’ Clean Air Roadshow at Hampden Park, and it raised a few eyebrows within Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone! Kevin Swallow […]

  • Tackling The Urban Delays

    Tackling The Urban Delays

    In last month’s issue of Transport News we focussed on urban deliveries using a 4×2 tractor and short wheelbase trailer. Popular across the European continent, Brits prefer a 6×2 rigid with a rear steer axle […]

  • Urban Distributor Of Choice

    Urban Distributor Of Choice

    Navigating the urban labyrinth with a short wheelbase trailer is popular on the European continent, but isn’t quite as common in British cities, so Kevin Swallow trialled a Volvo FM tractor unit to see if […]


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