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News
19/12/2014

10-tonne front axle clinches first Volvo deal for Pickerings Plant

Pickerings Plant has taken delivery of two new series Volvo FM 6x2 rigid trucks equipped with the 10-tonne front axle, and promptly ordered another six.

These are the first Volvos for the Measham, Leicestershire-based firm, which says the improved weight distribution and loading tolerance suits its operation well – not least because they have ...
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19/12/2014

Clancy picks MAN TGS chassis

Construction industry contractor Clancy Docwra has taken delivery of the ...
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19/12/2014

Appointment for Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has announced that Mike Corcoran will be taking over as ...
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19/12/2014

Taxi firm picks up e-NV200

C&C Taxis has taken delivery of one of the first all-electric Nissan ...
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18/12/2014

Two per cent costs rise: RHA

The overall cost of operating a truck over the last year, net of fuel ...
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18/12/2014

Stralis for CC Moore

Dorset-based fishing and animal feed specialist CC Moore has upgraded its ...
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18/12/2014

Faster truck design from Volvo

Volvo Trucks says the bodybuilding process for its vehicles can now be ...
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Features
04/12/2014

Time to incentivise NOx reduction technologies

With the RHA (Road Haulage Association) calling for government to fund vocational drivers' licences or face a massive shortfall, while campaign group FairFuel UK again presses for a 3p per litre fuel duty reduction, the chancellor is caught between a rock and a hard place. With his Autumn Statement imminent (as we go to press), there will be countless ... » Read More

04/12/2014

Cutting carbon emissions

With Euro 6 a done deal, you might imagine that engine technology must be stable for the foreseeable future? Well no: reducing CO2, and hence saving fuel, is the next big EC target. Brian Tinham reports
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04/12/2014

Blowing in the wind

Aerodynamic interventions come in shapes and sizes and not just for tractors and trailers. Steve Banner talks to the experts about what operators can expect from their investments
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04/12/2014

Shifting gear

In this second of our two-part series on automated manual transmissions, Brian Tinham talks again to Scania technical instructor Keith Gallon about gearbox construction and operation, and modern fuel-saving shift strategies
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