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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]

Volta Trucks reveals its electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants

The fully electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants from Volta Trucks have been unveiled.

Foundation Packaging lays base for success with FUSO Canter

Foundation Packaging firm lays base for future success with FUSO Canter from Northside Truck & Van.

Hiab unveils plans to expand its service centres

Hiab has revealed that it will expand its network of Authorised Service Centres in the UK.

JSP Hauliers get HVO-powered New Generation DAF XG+

A New Generation DAF XG+ 530 FTG has been delivered to Manchester-based JSP Hauliers.

Farrall’s Group impressed with the Scania CNG HGV trial

Farrall’s Group and Knauf Insulation have been working with CNG Fuels UK to trial a Scania Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) HGV to see how a greener fuel alternative would help reduce their carbon footprint.  The vehicle was trialled throughout January & February on Farrall’s Groups’ South Wales operation dedicated to Knauf Insulation.  The results of the trial proved that they would see a 90% reduction in CO2 produced per truck per annum.  As a result, Farrall’s Group is planning to order its first batch of CNG vehicles to be fully operational in 2023. ‘Results from the Scania CNG trial’ Farrall’s Group managing director, Matthew Farrall, said: “We’ve been amazed by the results from the Scania CNG trial and seeing the re...[Read More]