Author: Steve

How to save money on your Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

Diesel engines are responsible for nearly half of all nitrogen oxide pollution and two-thirds of all particulate emissions. Luckily, there’s a way to minimise the impact on the environment without having to get rid of your diesel truck.

New Volvo FH to cut fuel costs by 7%

For anyone regularly racking up the miles, vehicle fuel efficiency must be a consideration. Which is why Volvo Trucks is launching Volvo FH with I-Save as a way to offer its customers greater efficiency....

CO2 targets for trucks currently unachievable

The EU has proposed ambitious CO2 emissions targets, but without the recharging and refuelling infrastructure for electric and alternatively-powered trucks, those targets may not be reached...

If Alfa Romeo made trucks…

Alfa Romeo cars are things of beauty. The Italian car maker has a long history of producing some of the most stylish road and race cars around. But what if Alfa Romeo were to turn its hand to truck making?

New speed limits on Europe’s roads

A number of EU countries have been reassessing speed restrictions on country roads. Spain has reduced the speed limit on its major rural roads from 100km/hr to 90km/hr. More than 2,700 road signs have been changed at a cost of €526,000.

Trucking’s go-slow Brexit protest

Everyone’s fed up of Brexit. More than two years of fighting, whining, confusion and lies. My god, the lies… We’ve all had enough – and that includes truck drivers. Earlier this month, a pro-Brexit activist group called the Brexit Direct Action Group suggested a national truck drivers’ protest if Brexit was delayed.

Is electric truck technology making progress?

Unlike light vehicles, the commercial vehicle sector has largely avoided the emissions scandal. However, there is increasing political pressure to regulate heavy-duty CO2 emissions.

Kids driving trucks? Surely not…

People in the UK have decided that putting ten-year-old children behind the wheel of trucks is a good idea. Yep, you read that right. Children as young as ten years are being given the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a full-sized truck.

How longer daylight hours affect truckers

Driving conditions in winter are notoriously worse compared to warmer months. Ice, fog, and snow all make for dangerous driving conditions. But the weather is not the only factor truck drivers need to consider as the seasons change.

DAF’s oldest commercial use truck

After launching an international search, DAF has finally located the brand’s oldest truck still in commercial use.

Czech officials consider banning trucks from left lane

If you were asked to list Europe’s best roads, the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic would certainly not make the grade. The main roadway running between Prague and Brno doesn’t have the best of reputations. It might be the country’s busiest highway, but it seems to be in a continuous state of disrepair and the heavy congestion seems never ending.

Low water levels in Rhine create boost for trucking

The Rhine is one of Europe’s main freight arteries, connecting the North Sea in the Netherlands with Europe’s biggest economy Germany.

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