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21/09/2017

Oz breakdown truck operator benefits from Allison’s automatic transmissions

Quickeze Towing of Canberra, Australia, has improved the retention of key employees with the purchase of two Allison-equipped MK 11-250 trucks from Japanese manufacturer UD, part of the Volvo Group (not available in the UK).

The tilt-tray models were added to the 22-vehicle fleet in 2013 and are also attributed with increasing productivity, ...
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21/09/2017

New finance arm for Cartwright

Trailer maker and bodybuilder Cartwright has launched Cartwright Finance, ...
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21/09/2017

Final three for FTA top driver

The Freight Transport Association has announced its three category winners ...
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21/09/2017

Jet Plant expands Volvo fleet

Road planing business Jet Plant Hire has extended its fleet with six Volvo ...
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20/09/2017

Roll out of Mates in Mind

A charitable programme to improve workforce mental health in the UK ...
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20/09/2017

UK fleets slow on data uptake

UK fleet operators are lagging behind their US counterparts when it comes ...
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20/09/2017

Four-axle DAF FAQ for G Owen

Coal and animal feed distributor G Owen & Sons has taken delivery of a new ...
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19/09/2017

Pelican Rouge buys Crafters

Pelican Rouge, a European leader in coffee roasting and solutions, has ...
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19/09/2017

Knorr-Bremse stops Haldex deal

German brake manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has withdrawn its offer to ...
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Features
01/09/2017

Piggyback problem solvers

It’s all very well having greener HGVs to deliver ‘the final mile’. But what if they can’t physically reach their destination? Brian Weatherley reports on a solution from French bodybuilder Libner

A common sight is drivers struggling with overloaded sack barrows and pallet trucks on crowded (and uneven) pavements – particularly in our older ...
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01/09/2017

The top table

A pilot test of a new type of enforcement has begun. ‘Earned Recognition’ participants will be exempted from roadside checks in return for achieving key performance indicators. Will Dalrymple looks at the detail
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01/09/2017

Levy payback

With the launch of the apprenticeship levy, the training landscape is changing. Now that the levy is operational, companies that have adopted a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude might find they need to act swiftly before a competitor steals a ...
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01/09/2017

Engine room

Steve Banner travels to Sweden to understand the rationale of Scania’s new engine launch, and the company’s vision for alternative fuels
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