Author: Steve

Mercedes eActros LongHaul electric truck to be unveiled in September

The battery-electric Mercedes eActros LongHaul long-distance truck will be the firm’s trade show highlight at this year’s IAA Transportation event in September in Hanover.  The manufacturer announced the 40-tonne truck in 2020 and presents the ‘concept prototype’ exactly two years later for the first time.  The eActros LongHaul to be shown will preview the design ...

Northern Platforms signs up for a new Mercedes Atego

The dependable performance of its Mercedes trucks, coupled with positive feedback from their drivers, helps to keep Northern Platforms and Stagings at the top of its game. So, when the Aberdeenshire scaffolder needed another 7.5-tonner, its first call was to the manufacturer’s representative in the north of Scotland. The new Atego is the fourth that the Peterhead-based firm has purchased fro...

PT Hire turns to MAN trucks for business growth

PT Hire, one of the UK’s leading providers of flexible truck rentals, has placed a landmark order with MAN Truck and Bus UK for 205 new TGX 26.510 6×2 tractors and a further 75 used units. The order, for 280 tractors in total, boosts the PT Hire fleet to more than 700 vehicles and ensures the continuity of their flexible truck rental packages to offer customers the latest generation veh...

Abbey Logistics tanker fleet is boosted with New Generation DAF XFs

Bulk powder and liquid specialist, Abbey Logistics, has taken delivery of seven New Generation DAF XF 450 FTP tractor units, as part of its ongoing fleet replenishment programme.  The new trucks continue the long-standing relationship between DAF Trucks and Abbey Logistics. Also joining the fleet are four previous generation DAF XFs. Abbey Logistics is the UK’s largest transport provide...

James Removals makes moves with the Volvo FM

A new Volvo FM 4×2 rigid has entered service at James Removals on the back of a glowing recommendation from another operator. Supplied by MC Truck & Bus, the new FM has been specified to meet Transport for London’s three-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating – ensuring it meets the minimum requirement to enter Greater London from October 2024. The FM, which is a direct replacemen...

Harbour Haulage enjoys efficiency and comfort with its new Mercedes Actros L

ne of the first customers for a premium-specification Actros L when it took delivery of its latest tractor unit from Aberdeen dealer, BLS Truck & Van.

Renault Trucks unveils industry first for last-mile deliveries

Renault Trucks has unveiled an industry-first multimodal last-mile e-mobility concept – the E-Tech Master OptiModale – for cleaner, greener and more accessible urban deliveries. Designed and commissioned by Renault to help reduce congestion and improve air quality in urban areas, the unique offering combines three types of electric transport in one vehicle. There’s the 3.5tonne L...

Government unveils £200 million boost for zero-emission HGVs

The UK government has unveiled a £200 million project to launch the world's largest fleet of zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

JA Killoh shells out for two new Mercedes Actros L tractors

JA Killoh have taken Scotland's first premium-specification Mercedes Actros Ls.

George Killoughery Ltd has 20 Scania XT tippers delivered

Mitcham–based George Killoughery Ltd has received its last two Scania XT tippers from an order for 20.

DAF LF Electric trucks hit the road in UK trial

There will be 20 DAF LF Electric vehicles entering service with a range of public bodies in what is one of the largest and most significant deployments of zero emission trucks in the UK to date. The trucks will see service with the National Health Service and local authorities as part of the Battery Electric Truck Trial (BETT) funded by Department for Transport (DfT). The trucks will be used for d...

Mercedes Trucks unveils second generation of MirrorCam

Mercedes Trucks has revealed that it has updated its MirrorCam for the first time. The second generation, available for the Actros and Arocs as well as eActros series since April, has evolved with the new system winning several Innovation Awards.  The head of product development at Mercedes Trucks, Prof Uwe Baake, said: “The intensive discussions with our customers and their experiences...