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News
02/12/2016

Les Smith’s new Mercedes trucks slash AdBlue and fuel

Swindon-based Les Smith Haulage has returned to Mercedes-Benz after a six-year absence, taking delivery of five new vehicles from the local branch of dealer group Rygor.

Two are Actros 2545 BigSpace tractor units, while the remaining three are 18-tonne Antos rigids with StreamSpace cabs and curtainside bodies by Burnell & Son, of Bristol. Nick ...
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02/12/2016

Renault unveils Urban Lab 2

Renault Trucks has unveiled a new concept vehicle for distribution ...
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02/12/2016

New financial standing rates

Operators who are planning to apply for more vehicles, upgrade their ...
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02/12/2016

Goodyear gets proactive

Goodyear has announced the launch of a new pan-European business, which ...
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02/12/2016

Low claims prove premium tyres

Michelin says its accidental damage claim rate of less than 0.2% proves ...
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01/12/2016

Operators sign for biomethane

Retailers Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos, along with haulage firm Brit ...
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01/12/2016

Keyway switches to Volvo

Keyway has added 24 Volvo FMX tippers to its 70 strong tipper truck fleet ...
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01/12/2016

Iveco All Blacks auction

Iveco has raised €230,000 for Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund) by ...
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01/12/2016

ZF sells Haldex shares to K-B

ZF announced yesterday (30 November 2016) that it has reduced its ...
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Features
08/11/2016

Tell it like it is

Two enforcers, one defender, with news on O-Licence reforms, DVSA’s future goals and what Brexit means to operators. Brian Weatherley reports on the IRTE’s legal stream seminar

Beverley Bell, senior traffic commissioner Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell’s presentation on next year’s priorities and O licence modernisation reminded ...
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08/11/2016

Cutting carbon

Transport’s impact on air quality, particularly in city centres, has risen up the political agenda, LowCVP managing director Andy Eastlake told IRTE conference delegates. Steve Banner reports
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08/11/2016

Refreshed engineering

‘Euro 7’ is likely to focus on CO2, but also further driving down NOx and particulates. Brian Tinham listened to Ricardo luminaire Andy Noble on how to make powertrains cleaner and more efficient
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08/11/2016

Sharing the space

How have FORS and CLOCS affected UK truck operators – and not just those in London and the South East? Brian Weatherley hears it from the IRTE Conference expert panel
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