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News
03/07/2015

1.2 million vans are being driven overloaded in the UK

Research commissioned by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles suggests that nearly 50% of van drivers – meaning more than 1.2 million vehicles – are driving overloaded vans on UK roads.

Its study finds that nearly half of UK businesses don't even monitor the weights of their company vehicles, and 53% of van drivers don't know their vehicle's maximum ...
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03/07/2015

AB Texel hires Euro 6 DAFs

Agricultural haulier AB Texel has taken delivery of 10 Euro 6 DAF XF ...
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03/07/2015

Low carbon bus grant - advice

Bus operators preparing applications for the Low Emissions Bus (LEB) ...
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03/07/2015

Barum unveils new CV tyres

Barum, a Continental brand, has unveiled the first two products in its ...
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02/07/2015

Range C top in tipper trial

Civil engineering business Hazell and Jefferies has taken delivery of ...
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02/07/2015

TRL works with Transpolis

TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) has just revealed that it is ...
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02/07/2015

Lift maker looks to the stars

Commercial and passenger lift manufacturer Palfinger Ratcliff tapped into ...
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02/07/2015

Transit wins top van title

Auto Express magazine has named the Ford Transit as van of the year – the ...
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01/07/2015

Truck AEBS in action

Fleet operators, policy makers and truck and automotive journalists were ...
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Features
02/07/2015

Dash for gas?

Gas trucks have a long and slightly disappointing history, but with the wind of technological and commercial change blowing strongly through the transport industry, their time is coming. Brian Tinham reports

Natural gas (methane) engines have been around for almost a century. However, despite some notable uptake in a few niche bus and truck ...
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02/07/2015

Driving seat

Like the death of Mark Twain, the demise of the driver in autonomous trucks has, it appears, been greatly exaggerated. Ian Norwell reports from Las Vegas, on the first on-highway live demonstration
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02/07/2015

Knowledge is power

From lowly beginnings, telematics is increasingly at the heart of all sorts of operators’ improvement agendas. Brian Tinham discovers why – and talks to DVSA about its future in next generation enforcement
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02/07/2015

Service with a smile

Apparently, truck manufacturers should be leading the charge to road haulage ‘servitization’ – an Americanism meaning nothing more fancy than adding complementary services to products. That gem was among recommendations in a paper ...
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