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New Mercedes eActros LongHaul truck starts testing this year

Following the market launch of the eActros for heavy-duty distribution transport last year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks is pressing ahead with the introduction of additional battery-electric models for this and coming years.  For the important long-haul segment, the eActros LongHaul, with a range of around 311 miles on one battery charge, is scheduled to be ready for series production in 2024.  The first prototypes of the 40-tonne truck are already undergoing internal tests and Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ engineers are planning to start trials of the e-truck on public roads this year.  The eActros LongHaul will enable high-performance charging – so-called ‘megawatt charging’.  Preparing additional variants of the eActros Mercedes-Benz Trucks is also preparing addit...[Read More]

Moody Logistics welcomes its youngest lorry driver

Moody Logistics and Storage has welcomed its youngest ever Class 2 LGV driver after he completed the company’s bespoke fast-track apprentice training scheme. The success of 20-year-old Alex Elrod, from Blyth, will help drive down the average age of drivers at Moody’s, which was previously 44 compared with the national average of 56. Before joining the Northumberland-based company, Alex was a warehouse operative at the Port of Blyth, but he always had held ambitions to pursue a career as an HGV lorry driver. ‘I have achieved my dream of moving into a driver’s role’ He said: “I am thrilled that I have achieved my dream of moving into a driver’s role in the logistics industry. “It has been fantastic getting the opportunity to develop my skills a...[Read More]

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 from BLS Truck and Van since the dealer’s appointment in 2018. Truck is an 816 variant with ClassicSpace S-cab Like its predecessors, the truck is an 816 variant with ClassicSpace S-cab and a 5.1-litre engine that produces 156 hp and is paired with a smooth and fuel-efficient Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated manual transmission.  Its platform body was built in Mirfield by Advance Commercial Bodie...[Read More]

M E Saunders & Sons sign up for three Volvo FM trucks

Bulk transport operator M E Saunders & Sons has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM 500 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor unit, with two more set to follow.  The three new FMs replace trucks from a rival manufacturer in the business’ 18-strong fleet. Working out of various quarries in Cumbria and delivering a range of aggregates to the firm’s customer base across the north of England, the trucks have been chosen due to Volvo’s proven reliability and the excellent working environment provided by the latest version of the FM. ‘Long tradition of running Volvos’ Rowland Saunders, Co-owner of the family-run firm, says: “We’ve had a long tradition of running Volvos and chose them again this time because we have always found the Volvos to be more reliab...[Read More]

Suttons Tankers spends £15m on comfier Volvo FH Globetrotters

Suttons Tankers has revealed that they have spent £15m investment on its UK fleet as part of its commitment to improve driver working conditions.

Zenith acquires 100 new Schmitz Cargobull S.KO Pace Smart Semi-Trailers

Zenith Trailer Rentals has acquired 100 new Schmitz Cargobull's S.KO Pace Smart semi-trailers.

New checks will worsen border delays, say MPs

Planned new UK border checks will worsen traffic queues without Government action, MPs have warned.

DAF is testing a new generation of distribution trucks

DAF starts field tests of new generation distribution trucks in the final phase of the development process.

DHL Supply Chain invests in 13 Volvo Bio-LNG trucks

DHL Supply Chain has added 13 new Volvo FH Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tractor units to its fleet as part of its GoGreen plan.

Econ gritters keeping London’s road snow and ice-free

Contractors that will keep London's roads ice and snow-free are using Econ Engineering to supply them with their gritters.

Volta Trucks partners up to decarbonise London retail distribution

Volta Trucks partners with The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics to decarbonise central London retail distribution.

Motus Truck & Van launches flagship Mercedes Trucks service and parts centre

Motus Truck & Van has unveiled a 2,500sq m Mercedes Trucks service and parts centre.