Actros In Depth

The two Actros - designated 4151K - have a 4.5 m wheelbase and have specially-ordered heavy-duty tipper chassis fitted with Mercedes V8 Bluetcc Euro 5 engines rated at 510 bhp. They are topped by air-conditioned, high-roof sleeper cabs finished in durable Construction Trim. A Bluetooth radio CD mobie phone package aids driver comfort. The much-modified vehicles have a 120 tonne gtw capability, but Rhodes will operate them inder STGO 2 regulations allowing a maximum gtw of 80 tonnes. A key...

Ban Upheld

The revocation of the one vehicle licence held by Yeovil-based Awe Grab Hire Ltd and the disqualification of the company and director Nicholas Rowe for six months by Western deouty traffic commissioner Lester Maddrell has been upheld by the Appeal Tribunal. Evidence was given to the deouty commissioner that Rowe controlled Creative Logistics & Solutions Ltd, which die not noid a licence but was using the licence held by Awe Grab Hire. David Pearce, a driver employed by Creative Logistics,...

Bay City Rollers

Title Rdfermania The ArKMog Label Salvo Price 15.99 (Amazon) Probably the best collection of Bay City Rollers material released thus far, Salvo's quaSty re-mastered four-CD set includes in its four hours and 71 tracks all the singles, select album tracks, B-sides, plus a few o-ddities including tracks fronted by original lead singer Nobby Clark. Indudes a full-ODlour 36-page booklet

Break Time

Tomes, tunes and movies to keep you entertained in the cab PHOTOGRAPHY JULIAN DACE SHAUN CONNORS Publisher Book Gtild Publishirg Author Paul Rowlands Web www.bookguld.co.uk ISBN 978-1 -84624483-4 Price 17.99 Ex-Middle East trucker. Paul Rowlands, has put this book together. It tells the story of how he gave up what would probably have been a fairly safe job as a civil ser ant to become a coalman, truck driver and then trunker -then becoming an ntemational lorry drver. ending up on the infamous...

British Link

The missing link One of the four A EC road trains, two of which went to Russia and used for heavy equipment haulage in World war II 17. A generator-drive equipped E model, but will it eve-power up again 18. When the MAZ-537 was new. Western military intelligence doubtlessly coveted a set cf drawings 19. Minsk's newest 8x8 tractor, the nvdel 742953, with a severweat cab and good for a GCW of 125 tonnes T vo ballast tractor developments were the -537L, designed for towing aircraft weighing up...

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Commercial Vehicle Show

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Complete

From jeeps to battle tanks, and everything that goes between, Italy's Iveeo can provide them all PHOTOG3APHV GORDON ARTHUR SHAUN CONNCRS i IVECO OSHKOSH PAOLO VALPOLIN UK MOD U m im Mm fm mm Mam x tor M Iveco, pa t of die Fiat Group, has commercial origins that trace back just 35 years to January 1975 and the announcement that to enable them to better compete with the then European truck market leaders, Daimler-Benz and Volvo, Fiat's truck-building operations and Germany's Magirus-Deutz...

Costly Offences

Two drivers who admfcted criving for more than 4.5 hours without taking the required break were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling 2019 when they appeared before Welshpool magistratas. David Preston, of Churbur , Montgomery, pleaded guilty to four offences anc Andrew Muir, of Ketley. Telford to six sucn offences. The court was told a 44-tonne artic driven by Preston was stopped in a check on he A483 at Welshpool in March. He had driven for periods varying between four hours and 50 minutes...

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Driving Limits

The EC Directive 106 92 deals with 'combined transport'. In the directive it outlines combined transport operatons as meaning the transport of goods between Member States where the lorry, trailer, semitrailer - with or without tractor urit - swap body or container of 20 ft or more uses the road on the initial or final leg of the journey and. on the other leg, rail or inland waterway or maritime services where this section exceeds 100 km as the crow flies and makes...

Extra Work

My firm are moving over a weekend and they want the drivers to work a five-day week, then help In the wa'ohoueo at the wockond and then to do their normal shift driving the next five days. We work 8 am to 5 pm, sometimes until 6 pm is this request allowed and where do we stand on the driving hours In answering this question I am assuming you undertake driving which is subject to European drivers' hours and tachograph laws. The regulations state that in any two consecutve weeks a driver shall...

Geared Up For The Future

1 Volvo's l-Shift transmission has a long-standing pedigree in the trucking world Swedish truck manufacturers have a history of producing die-hard fans of old British trucks have to admit that when the Swedes began the invasion of the UK with their better-built, more powerful and driver-friendly trucks, the UK truck industry was in desperate need of a good kick up Shame it never took any notice. The Swedish products not only became known for their superior build quality, but also for...

Holidays

Restnciions on truck movements may De applicable in the following counines on Ferry operators have reacted angrly to a proposed increase in tariffs at the Port of Dover which could impact on freight ferry fares. The scheduled rise in the port tariff of 4.8 per cent in line with the July Retail Price Index increase, is set to be introduced for 2011. P& O Femes' chief executive Helen Deebte has written to the under secretary of state for transport to seek government intervention to stop the...

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Insurance Questions Answered

Trucking s insurance experts at Towergate Risk Solutions i can help with you queries. Contact our panel of specialists direct on 01952 298758, email insurancequery< a> towergat9.co.uk or visit wvw.truckquote.co.uk Much depends on exactly how the policy wording has been drafted, in particular as regards the 'average . JMaa& a Bimshkim (RotftaNi (M p to SftarMI Does your broker gi B tools to defend yourself suspect cla m agd stage accidents Does your broker help you become...

Interim Period

In granting Merseyside 15b brothers Joseph and Michael Long interim authority to operate three vehicles and three trailers after being satisfied they were not a front for a distant relative, the North Western traffic commissioner Beverley Bell told them I'm keeping you on a short piece of elas ic. The brothers, trading as Liverpool Quay Services, had sought a new national licence for five vehicles and five trailers. An application for interim authority to comnenc operation had earlier been...

International Licensing

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Israel

The Israeli MoD is, subject to final contractual X X arrangements, believed to have awarded General Dynamics of the US a contract to produce the Merkava 4 MDT-based Namer APC. The initial eight-year phase of the award could be worth up to 400m. The decision to outsource most Namer production to the US was likely driven by Israel's continued reliance on US foreign military assistance, the bulk of which must be spent with US companes. Also disclosed during 2009 was the SAT family, these based...

Lessons Learnt

Guarding against the unexpected is one of Warren's favourite expressions - as it's so easy to get caught out - as he soon discovered to his cost while transporting a piling rig over a bridge when his traile' grounded. What caught me out on this occasion was it was so difficult to judge where most of the weight lay on the trailer. The plan was to undo the swan neck then jack up the tractor on timoer so the trailer could then be lifted clear of the ground. But then there was more weight on the...

Licence Loss

Lorry driver Anthony Edward Smith has had his vocational driving entitlement revoked and hac nb been disqualified from holding an LGV driving licence until such time as he retakes and passes the appropriate vocational drving test after twice being caught using a mobile phone while driving his lorry. Mr Smith appeared before Western deputy traffic commissioner Lester Maddrell at a driver conduct hearing in Bristol barely three years after having his vocational entitlement suspended for a period...

Mass Produced

Hie rear bogie is equipped with a springless equaliser suspension system 09. To some eyes, the finish might appear to leave something to be desired, but MAZ bashed them out by 1976. In Britain to be equivalently lauded, about the only automotive engineers with a shoe-in would be celebrity designers of formula One processional billboards. The first two prototypes - MAZ-535A artillery tractors - were completed by the summer of 1956, only 18 months afte the project's inception. This is a...

Missile Systems

A 537A cargo ballast tractor wlh generator foi powemg-up missile trailer electrical systems 13. Doing its bit on United Mations dement after the breakup of the USSR 14. Wx*J H& S allow this in the UK The crane unit rests on a (blly and the fifth wheel 15. Seen here with an Arrtonov Arv2 (backbone of USSR backfends air transput), -5371 can taw aircraft weighing up to 200 tonnes Desert nr northern European writer, the big MAZ 8x8s are equally at home The transfer box has two speeds, with...

N Brief

IRTU loads up The International Road Transport Union's International Technical Commission has developed a checklist to help drivers in the co'rect loading and securing of goods on road freight vehicles, following the revised standard on cargo securing (EN-12195-1) adopted in April 2010. This checklist includes key tips on safe loading and cargo securing techniques. See www.iru.org for details. Dublin dozen Twelve foreign nationals were prevented from illegally entering the UK when ihey were...

Next Issue On Sale January 13 2011

It pays dividends to help agency drivers note was left on my steering wheel on my return from a week's holiday. It read I thought it was a copy of Wetland Peace you'd left, but it was spot on. Thanks. I admit 1 do leave a bit more than a basic scrawled note for the driver covering for me while I am away asking to keep the vehicle clean and leave the tank full. On the seat will be a double-sided, laminated sheet written with stuff I think the temporary driver will need to do my 'hi> job. Mind...

Ny Recovery May 2010 No 311

12 MERCEDES ACTROS 1861 vs KENW0RTHT8 ossibly a little bit of self-indulgence with this Trial, but there was a serious side to it - there are few opportunities to compare trucks from either side of the Atlantic nowadays. Things were different 30 years ago, as it was possible to buy a couple of different makes o American trucks in the UK but change in legislation have ruled this out. Some do enter Europe through France and other countries, but for most they are just a dream. Heavy recovery...

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Owner Drivers And Small Hauliers Required

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Photography Andy Turnbul

Russell Murison has been driving trucks for 50 years and he plans to retire some day -but not to stop driving. Instead he wants to tour Australia with his car and caravan to see the places he had to pass by as a truck driver. Tve been everywhere except Tasmania, he says, but I always had a load and never had time to stop. When I'm retired I'll be able to take my time, and see it all properly Now 64-years-old, Russell has a bit of a limp because he had tuberculosis in his hip when he was seven....

Photography Richard Simpson

Cummins could have the first Euro 6 engines ready for customers before the end of next year. A senior person from the engine manufacturer told Trucking We already offer a full engine range at EPA10. which is a stiffer standard than Euro 6, in North America. Meeting the Euro 6 limits is therefore relatively easy for us and will involve usng both the EGR technology we have run in North America since 2007 and the SCR system that we currently run at Euro 5. This is essentialy what we have done in...

Photography Rick Waterson

ite & ie BimSMg & Fuiteo j, MaBS ttimf trM seconds ahead of Stuart Oliver the following day. The weekend's two cup races count towards the Delphi British Truck Racing championship, and both saw some of the weekend's closest racing. Levett and Oliver took first and second respectively in the BTRA rankings, with Mat Summerfield collecting the third of the British championship trophies on Saturday. In Class 'B' it was Graham Powell who took the honours on Saturday with Andy Lovenberry in...

Photography Scania

The possibility of a Scania-MAN merger is now firmly back on the radar, after both companies issued statements about a possible tie-up as Trucking went to press. A combined company would be of a size to challenge Daimler and Volvo in much of the global truck market, altbcugh unlike those two manufacturers it would have no presence in North America. Technical co-operation between Scania and MAN has been under discussion for the past decade, but has never come to fruition. One thought was that...

Photogwhy Steev Hayes

Eurocargo has been major redesigns and crew, while the sleepers have large external lockers, with electrically-operated doors on either side of the cab. The lockers can also be accessed by the driver from inside the cab, keeping him sate in areas where it's best not to venture out of the cab once parked up. Iveco still uses rector engines in Earocargo - first introduced in 2001- and offers a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines. In the four-cylinder range, there are 160,177 and 182 bh >...

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Scania Conversion

Warren bought his Series-3 Scania 583 Topline second-hand from GHM Group of Horwich, a firm that specialises in heavy plant sales, which Warren delivers to customers in this coumy and abroad. The Scania started life as a 6x4 tractor unit before undergoing an 8x4 conversion by fitting an extra axle, which was done by Chassis Developments of Leighton Buzzard. Warren's Nooteboom Euro 78 trailer has a gross train weight of 112 tonres, and this 56-footer was bought with flexibility in mind - a good...

Shaving Weight

I Shift saves 70 kg in weight compared to a conventional 14-speed splitter because it has no crawlers and synchromesh rings. This sort of weight red jction allows Volvo to optimise the FM range with further weight-saving features, such as an 11-litre engine, and lightweight pusher axle to produce a cost effective lightweight tractor aimed at operations where maximum payload is critical such as bulk tanker and tipper operators. underpowered ISO bhp Gardner engines, the lucky elite were enjoying...

Show In Detail

07 Not too many Fodens these days, so it's nice to see ths immaculate Alpha tipper of BG Haulage 08 Latest addition to the Murcoch fleet is this Volvo FH 6x4 09 James Richardson's raging bull mural 10 Among the leavy metal on show was this Peter Pan Peterbilt. Its operated by M8 Recovery 11 This Atkinstn 6x4 started He as a Borderer 4x2 tractor 12 Very smart 3AF CF livestock transporter belongs to Skeldons Transport of Stichill 13 W Nichol's iix-wheel Scania has a Kelsa ciane and a threeaxle...

The Competition

Merc Atego (Luxurious opponent) Fenault Midlum (Worlhy workhorse) Isuzu (Japanese invader) Mitsubishi Fuso (Merc-marketed) This has a 19-year pedigree, covets the vehicle segment from 7.5 to 18 tonnes, topped the 7.5-tonner sales list for years, and a total of 461,233 have been produced to date. No, make that 461,234, and in under 10 minutes, add one more to that figure. Iveco Eurocargo is produced at its Bresda plant in Northern Italy - and one rolls off the production line every six minutes....

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Truck On Trial

Annual roundup and pick of the bast DAF CF85 vs Renault Premium 460 DAF LF55 vs Mercedes-Benz Axor-R DAF LFvs Volvo FLH Kenworth T800 vs Mercedes-Benz Actros 1861 MAN TGS vs Renault Premium Lander Mercedes-Benz Actros vs Volvo FH480 Mercedes-Benz Actros vs Volvo FH520 Mercedes-Benz Axor vs Volvo FM12 Renault Kerax Highway vs Renault Kerax Renault Magnum vs DAF XF105 Renault Midlum vs MAN TGM Volvo FH430 vs DAF XF105.460 December, page 32 September, pace 48 November, page 32 Summer, page 40...

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Undriveable

We would like to know v hat the situation would be from a business interruption perspective If our trucks were parked up in our yard and were to be damaged for example through arson, vandalism or a fire spreading from a warehouse to the vehicles resulting in a truck - or more significantly from a business interruption perspective, several trucks - not being driveable. The key issue that you are alluding to is whether a resulting business interruption Increased costs of working claim resulting...

V12 Engine

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Various Artists

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Volvo Fh16600

His year we have quite a variety of vehicles all shapes and sizes for a change. All modem trucks drive well - the amount of physical effort required is a fraction compared to trucks of just 10 or 15 years ago - but we can't help feel that many new vehicles are becoming a bit uninvolved'. By this, 1 mean the absence of virtually any real engine noise combined with automated gearboxes and EBS brakes that make them stop nearly as well as a car, makes things all very different. Of course, this is...

Volvo Fh480 Daf Xf105460ftp

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Revealed

Developmental and prototype designs are also unveiled at DVD, The visual cartxncle that is Universal Engineering's Ranger looks wrong Well Ranger's manufacturer positively oozes enthusiasm for it, and there is no doubting diat on papx-r it bristles with technology. However, it really just doesn't look right And on die subject of just not looking right, the Total Mobility Vehicle TMV test bed is a design that failed the aesthetics test The displayed example was sporting Tarian, an interesting...

Scania R560 Volvo Fh16 600

Scania Volvo

Ur final Trial of 2010 involved a pair of relatively ligh-power tractor units from the old foes Volvo and Scania. The Euro 4 R560 Topline was a tag-axle powered by the 550 bhp version of the well-proven V8, driving through a direct-top Opticruise gearbox and retarder, plus the spacious Topline cab. The. truck was purchased as a cost-effective cancelled order and was used fcr long-distance international haulage. The Dig Volvo was also specified for die same type of work and bought as an ex-stock...

Fabulous Forklifts

Forklift Stepframe Trailer

Va'ious mechanical handling devices have had a tremendous mpact on truck drivers lives in the last four or five decades, none more so that theforklrft truok. Older drivers will remember the sheer back-breaking slog of handballing a 20-tonne load of bags, boxes or whatever in the pre-palletsed age. which took forever and wore people out in double-qu ck time. Early forklift trucks made a real difference, vehicles could be turned around far quicker and drivers spent mere time driving. This,...

Illustraion Steve Shaw

Iter my years in the traffic office and a few trips on the road displaying Z plates, I left Dad transport. In fact, a more accurate description would be us because a big rational operation undercut us and put me out of a job. A friend suggested I join the police, so I appliec. Much to my surprise I was recruited - and more After years on the beat I applied to join the traffic department, and when I mentioned my experience in transport a white cap was quickly mine. Litde tilings jog old...

Search Impex Limited

M rl VHi ln Oiw.ng your ImIwm Icnrirt A few issues ago, I picked upon a mistake in a picture in your Big Deal article concerning Wessex Vehicle Services' l eco race transporter, which had its vehcle height set to 17-plus ft Trucking, August issue . Well. I was just reading the November issue and I noticed a very interesting feature on the CF85 in Truck on Trial. At the top of page 46, there's a picture of the DAF tractor on its own and the caption reads Rear axle has load transfer and full lift...

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Scania R580 Monster Moves

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Photography Shaun Connors

Defence Vehicles Dynamics DVD is an annual defence exhibition helc in the UK at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. The main difference between DVD and pretty much every ether defence exhibition is that vehicle exhibitors are actively encouraged to demonstrate their vehicles on the purpose-designed test tracks at the venue. Not everything moves of course, but most of what does is available to ride in, and in some instances driving is permitted, making DVD without doubt tha highlight...

Wrings Transport February 2010 No 308

Wrings Transport

RENAULT MIDLUM 220.18 vs MAN TGM 18.240 asy Load has featured in numerous Truck on Ttial features in the past, and circumstances meant we made two trips to its Dartford base this year The first was to try out two of the company's 5x4 tractors that pull large ejector trailers to transport waste from the firms recycling operation to landfill sites. This intensive operation takes its toll on bo trucks and fuel consumption. The V8-powered Actros replaced an older 480 model that had given good...

East European Operations

Richardson Heavy Haulage

Albania 10 Kosovo amp Macedonia 10 Run time 103 minutes each Director Dave Spencer Web www.pmpfilms.com Email dave pmpvkleo.fsnet.co.uk Price 12.00 inc P amp P Two DVDs released by PMP Transport films are likely to cppcal to the die-hard enthusiast who just can't get enoudi of trucks. The first is of trucks filmed in Albania, the second in Kosovo and Macedonia. Both however follow , the same theme filmed from a W static position. Basically, what the cameraman-in this case filmed and produced by...

Sfcl36 Andover Trailer

Presence in the UK in 1989 when it purchased Basingstoke-based forklift manufacturer, Lansing Ltd. The company became Lansing Linde then eventually Linde and has design facilities in this country and t factory at Merthyr Tydfil producing its heavy forklift range. In turn, a network of depots serving the extensive LMH uses its own fleet of articulated transporters to ensure high standards of customer service achieved, while outside specialist hauliers are used particularly for the bigger...

Kenworth W900

For the past 14 years Russell has run the same Australian-built 1993 Kenworth W900 tractor with 4.3 differentials in 46,000 lb Rockwell a lt les. He's still running the original 18-speed Eaton transmission but he replaced the original 3406 Cat engine after about 3,000,000 miles. The Cat started with 350 bhp, but over the years it got a high-flow turbo and new injectors and. for the last 800,000 miles, it tested 670 bhp on the dyno. The truck now has a 604 bhp C15 Cat engine, with eighl inch...

Wynnstay Group August 2010 No 315

Merc Axor Subframe

RENAULT PREMIUM LANDER 410.32 vs MAN TGS 32.400 few years have passed since we last visited Llansantfraid-ym-Mechan to look at a pair of trucks from the Wynnstay fleet. The company has a wide range of activities in the agricultural and rural sector, with many of its fleet devoted to delivering animal feed from its own mils to customers over a wide area. Narrow country roads and difficult farm accesses are all part of the job, and despite an increasing tise of steer-axle artics, the 8x4 rigid is...

Rhodes Control

The late Arthur Rhodes founded the family haulage firm back in 1965 and the present group of companies, which comprises A Rhodes Haulage Ltd White Rose Transport Ltd and Grange Cabins LLP, are all headed by MD and son of Arthur, John Rhodes. John's son Martin heads White Rose Transport operations, while his brother, Paul, who only joined the family concern 14 months ago, works alongside transport director, Jon Prankitt. Using bigger and heavier vehicle-mounted cranes has been an important part...

Renault Kerax 41032 Highway Premium 42032

Ack to 8x4 tippers again when we visited Mid . Beeby, a long-established Leicestersliire-based tipper operator, to compare a latest-generation Kerax 8x4 powered by the 410 bhp version of the 10.8-litre DXi engine with an older version. This revised version of Renault's well-established heavy-duty eight-wheeler is something of a rare choice for aggregate work. Most operators would probably go for the new, lighter Premium Lander. But this operator was looking for a tough vehicle that would give...

Changing Times

' Forklift trucks themselves have changed out of all mmrecognition from the early machines. Now they SfaateaHBBS w i come in all shapes, sizes and capacrties from faygy TtLJfrBSgfip1 l straightforward counterbalance trucks powered by LfcjJif - 3 diesel, electric or gas. to specialist ult'a high-reach flrlCf machines used in automated warehouses and the L-A ' HKst. ultra heavywe'9ht container material handlers that GSh IlB - can Irft in excess of 50 tonnes. Gomewhat ironically forklift trucks...

Ems

The Long Haul Pioneers Ashley CoghH In this bock Ashley Coghill celeorates Astran arid its drivers. He has interviawed many of the people involved, incljcSnq one ol the company's founders. There are m ni-biographes of Astrar's drivers arri sub-contracto-s. An abundance of tine photographs continues throjgh Ashley s descriptions of the earty, middle and later years of Astran, Hardback bock. 320 pages, inc. 345 ptatos. 29.95 CP Productions A collection of five archive fims feat jring tho men and...

Photography Hardstaff

Hardstaff Lorry

It sounds like a good name for a transport company, implying such qualities as dependability, solidity and commitment. And while East Midlands-based Hardstaff undoubtedly embodies such virtues, there is a lot more to tliis innovative enterprise than simply moving freight. The company's beginnings are conventional enough, delivering wares to wNottingham markets and shifting agricultural produce. When the gypsum mines opened at the end of the 19th century, Hardstaffs horse-drawn cans...

The Flying Dutchman

England Haulage

Ferry crossings to the UK are an all-to-real feature of Sebastiaan Klerks' trucking life German, French and Italian, but my English is best ' Living in Nootdorp with his girlfriend, Sebastiaan drives for Mera Trans a fresh fruit, vegetable and flower transport specialist based in Waddinxveen, which, like his hone town, is situated on the outskirts of Rotterdam. The UK has become a regular destination for Sebastiaan since he decided to become a truck driver diree years ago. I was previously a...

Hx77

Man 8x8 Bundeswehr Hx81

This HX77 is distinctly different from UK-spec vehicles. It sits on bigger 1600R 20 tyres UK SVs are MOOR 20 which have a central tyre inflation system CTIS , and the UK-standard 12-speed MAN TipMatic gearbox is replaced by a ZF Powershift fully automatic gearbox. The German Bundeswehr is rather slowly renewing its tank transporter fleet, and around four years ago and following the elimination of Iveco and Mercedes-Benz, MAN was selected to supply the new tractor unit. TWo HX81 8x8 tractor...

Making Progress

The Low Carbon Vehicle conference has come on in leaps and bounds in just a matter of a few years measure of how quickly technology is developing, as this year's LCV conference was a very different animal from the original edition in 2008. Back then the distinctly eco-emphasis was on batteries and electric power, but within two years progress with various types of hybrid trucks means even heavy goods fleet managers are starting to take notice. The gathering is organised by Cenex, the government...