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News
21/02/2020

LEVC builds electric van prototypes ahead of CV Show launch

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started to build the first prototypes of its new all-electric van, ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC, Birmingham; 28-30 April).

Manufactured in Ansty, Coventry, LEVC says the van will undergo a full testing programme before going into production in Q4 this year. LEVC’s ...
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21/02/2020

Tiger delivers for Dextra

Lighting manufacturer Dextra Group has taken delivery of a tandem axle ...
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21/02/2020

FMX Tridem for Jet Plant Hire

Road planing business Jet Plant Hire has taken delivery of its first Volvo ...
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20/02/2020

T Quality relies on Fraikin

Catering supplier T Quality has taken delivery of five new DAF ...
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20/02/2020

Kent dealer wins VW gold award

JCB Sittingbourne, of Kent, has won the gold award for overall top ...
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20/02/2020

IVECO S-Way takes centre stage

IVECO has announced that the new S-Way truck will make its debut at the ...
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19/02/2020

BPW lightweight running gear

BPW has announced the launch of its lightest trailer running gear to date, ...
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19/02/2020

Renault appoints TruckCraft

Groupe Renault UK has appointed TruckCraft Bodies as official supplier of ...
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19/02/2020

Electric buses for Cambridge

Stagecoach has taken delivery of two electric Enviro400EV double-deck ...
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Features
03/02/2020

Running gear : Backseat driver

Rear steer on rigid trucks has been around for a few years now, and has been widely adopted by those parts of the industry where tight access is a daily obstacle. Options are far more limited for semi-trailers, finds Lucy Radley

Rear-steer options for semi-trailers may involve turntables controlled from the fifth wheel using rigid bars, or ...
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03/02/2020

Battery boost

Fitting an electric axle to a semi-trailer to provide the tractor unit with a power boost when necessary is not a new idea, but its time might have come, reports Steve Banner
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03/02/2020

Refrigerants frozen out

For environmental reasons, R410A – a common refrigerant used in vehicle and trailer cooling systems – is being phased out. Brian Wall considers its effect on truck fleet manufacturers and suppliers, as well as alternatives
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03/02/2020

Keeping your cool

Verifiable maintenance of the cool chain is vital for operators in the temperature-controlled sector. Richard Simpson examines how telematics can help
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