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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 vehicles. Stuart Dytham, CEO and company chairman founded the Swadlincote-based business in 2010.  Today, with his wife Ann and the help of both his daughter Becky and son Tim, the family business prides itself in offering customers cost-effective commercial vehicle rental solutions, exceptional customer service and tailored packages created to suit individual operator needs. ‘We’ve ...[Read More]

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 provider of bulk liquid and bulk powder food, and their new trucks will serve some of the UK’s and Europe’s key food producers.  They join an existing fleet of around 350 tractor units and nearly 700 purpose-designed tankers. ‘A successful fleet truck’ Dave Patten, the managing director at Abbey Logistics, said: “A successful fleet truck is one that our drivers will tak...[Read More]

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 replacement for an older like-for-like vehicle from a rival marque, joins the firm’s 20-strong fleet and marks the first new Volvo for the Blackheath-based business in its 35-year history. ‘Looking to add a Volvo to our fleet’ James De-Machen, the owner of James Removals, said: “We have been looking to add a Volvo to our fleet for several years, so when the older rigid needed updatin...[Read More]

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.

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 day-to-day operations and will gather real-time data. The results will be published on an interactive website to inform future fleet operator buying decisions and help stimulate the sale of battery electric trucks.  Sale of non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles banned from 2035 With the Government having set ambitious targets to end the sale of non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles from 2035...[Read More]

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 from day-to-day operations formed the foundations for us to make further adjustments.” The second MirrorCam generation stands The exterior of the second MirrorCam generation stands out because the camera arms on both sides have been shortened by ten centimetres.  This applies to both the narrower and wider cab and has the advantage, among other things, that drivers can reverse in a straight ...[Read More]

Volvo Trucks boosts I-Shift gearbox shifting by up to 30%

Volvo Trucks’ intelligent and automated I-Shift gearbox is now faster than ever to deliver quicker response and improved driveability The I-Shift gearbox shifting speed has, Volvo says, increased by up to 30% to help with the smoothness to the driving of both diesel and electric heavy-duty trucks. The significant driveability improvement, which has been added to drivelines at all emission levels, is achieved by the new way in which the I-Shift gearbox interacts with the engine. The update includes faster clutch activation that results in a shorter torque interruption. It also makes the gear shifting smoother, for a more harmonious driving experience. ‘Optimise the gear selection more efficiently’ Pär Bergstrand, the heavy-duty transmission manager at Volvo Trucks, said: &...[Read More]

Nestlé UK unveils switch to renewable energy for its fleet of trucks

Nestlé in the UK unveils its switch to renewable energy for its owned fleet of trucks.

Wessington Cryogenics cuts costs with high-tech Mercedes Actros

Wessington Cryogenics enjoys a global reputation for the design, quality and reliability of the storage vessels and tanks it manufactures. It should come as no surprise then, that when it came to purchasing its first truck, the North East company chose a brand whose name is synonymous with the same attributes – Mercedes. The 18-tonne Actros was supplied by local dealer Bell Truck and Van and boasts a full complement of advanced technology including MirrorCam, the manufacturer’s ground-breaking alternative to conventional mirrors.  This boosts safety by providing improved rear vision and eliminating forward-facing blind spots caused by mirror housings. Used for very short-range internal transport The new truck is used solely for very short-range internal transport – it is used pr...[Read More]