February 2017


Industry News
February 1 Volvo aids recovery at Westons - Westons Recovery (Abington) Ltd has taken delivery of a new Volvo FL-240 4x2 rigid. Fitted with a Dave Bland Engineering Ltd tilt and slide body [read more....]
February 3 Mercedes-Benz Actros rises to Prestons of Potto’s Fuel Challenge - A winning performance at the pumps from a Mercedes-Benz Fuel Challenger demonstration unit convinced high-profile haulier Prestons of Potto to invest in 12 new tractors [read more....]
February 7 Carrier Transicold Secures VectorTM 1950 MT Deal with Pulleyn Transport - Reading-based specialist transportation provider Pulleyn Transport is taking delivery of 16 Carrier Transicold VectorTM 1950 MT systems [read more....]
February 8 Falcon Coaches save admin’ and time using TruTac software - Operating across the South East from a depot near Heathrow, Falcon Coaches has strived to deliver the highest standards of service to its passengers for over 50 years [read more....]
February 8 New Milton Sand and Ballast builds fleet with six-strong IVECO Eurocargo deal - Hampshire-based aggregate and concrete supplier, builders’ merchant and waste disposal specialist HH and DE Drew is expanding its fleet with an order for six IVECO Eurocargo rigid trucks [read more....]
February 13 Mercedes-Benz Actros Fuel Challenger wins its place in HPH fleet - HPH is running its first Mercedes-Benz trucks, after an Actros Fuel Challenger trounced the operator’s fleet favourite and a vehicle by a third manufacturer [read more....]
February 14 ‘Low Rider’ FH Tridem gets a lift with Blackmores Machinery Haulage - Yeovil-based Blackmores Machinery Haulage have taken delivery of a Volvo FH-500hp 8x2 Tridem rear-steer. The 44 tonne GTW drawbar provides a custom engineered ‘transport solution’ [read more....]
February 15 Isuzu Grafter is jolly shipshape on Orkney - Orkney based shipbrokers and stevedores John Jolly has recently taken delivery of its first ever Isuzu truck with a 3.5 tonne Isuzu Grafter joining the company’s transport fleet operating out of Kirkwall [read more....]
February 15 Customer trial for heavy-duty electric truck in short-radius distribution - This year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is bringing the world’s first all-electric heavy-duty truck to market in a small series [read more....]
February 16 IVECO launches Truck Stations across main European transport routes to keep freight transport businesses on the road - IVECO has launched an accreditation programme for its network, enabling dealers with a specialised and highly efficient workshop dedicated to the specific needs of heavy truck fleets to become an IVECO Truck Station [read more....]
February 20 Eye-catching Mercedes-Benz Actros is a capital asset for Abbey - Abbey Upholsterers & Specialist Joinery ticked nearly every box on the Mercedes-Benz options list when specifying what must be one of the most impressive 18-tonners on UK roads [read more....]
February 20 New Volvo FH Tractor Units support UKCM’S growth ambitions - To meet its growth ambitions for 2017, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) of Northwich in Cheshire has taken delivery of another five Volvo FH-460 6x2 tractor units [read more....]
February 20 High and mighty: Hanson European Caravan Transport flies the flagship with Range T High - A new show-stopping Renault Trucks Range T440 4x2 High Cab is flying the flagship for East Yorkshire’s Hanson European Caravan Transport [read more....]
February 22 CLEAN take TruControl as business rapidly expands - Clean Group Transport Manager Peter Cox needed to upgrade the company's existing compliance and tachograph analysis software back in 2013, he turned to TruTac's TruControl [read more....]
February 23 Commercial vehicle registrations: +8.2% in January 2017 - In January 2017, the EU market for new commercial vehicles grew again, in line with its positive performance in 2016. Demand increased (+8.2%) in the first month of the year, totalling 173,614 units [read more....]
February 23 Truck manufacturers call for action to prevent aftermarket manipulation of emissions controls - European truck manufacturers have invested heavily in complex exhaust control technology that is delivering extremely clean heavy-duty vehicles which meet the stringent Euro VI emission standards [read more....]
February 23 Latest EU News from ETSC - Several countries looking to crack down on mobile phone use at the wheel, Professional training for truckers should be extended to van drivers, France and Ireland step up roadside drug testing [read more....]
February 23 Mercedes-Benz Actros goes Global - Northampton-based Global Road Runners treated itself to the perfect fifth birthday present in the shape of five, fuel-efficient tractor units from Mercedes-Benz Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van [read more....]
February 23 J. R. Glenn & Daughters new FH Tridem is 'Spuddy Marvelous' - J. R. Glenn & Daughters Ltd of Sandy in Bedfordshire has taken delivery of a striking Volvo FH Tridem 8x2 rigid from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia [read more....]
February 27 Truck Plant Services new step-frame continues 20-Year relationship withAndover Trailers - Paisley-based haulage contractor, Truck Plant Services, has taken delivery of a new tri-axle step frame trailer from Andover Trailers [read more....]

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