JA Killoh have taken Scotland's first premium-specification Mercedes Actros Ls.
Mitcham–based George Killoughery Ltd has received its last two Scania XT tippers from an order for 20.
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 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’ 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 in the UK unveils its switch to renewable energy for its owned fleet of trucks.
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]
The fully electric 7.5- and 12-tonne Volta Zero variants from Volta Trucks have been unveiled.
Foundation Packaging firm lays base for future success with FUSO Canter from Northside Truck & Van.
A New Generation DAF XG+ 530 FTG has been delivered to Manchester-based JSP Hauliers.
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]