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Ad Blue has yet to be required In heavy plant applications, because the emission regulations are a step behind road-going applications. However, it would be easy enough to fit an additional tank and dispenser reel to these trucks although supplies might be hard to come by in remote locations. In the past, much of this activity was pretty hit or miss, and there were plenty of instances of the wrong oils being dispensed. Much large-scale surface mining takes place in areas that experience...

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Caterpillar was founded by Benjamin Holt in Peoria Illinois in 1925. It was his previous development of tracked vehicles that led to the adoption of the Caterpillar name, following successful use of irackecf armoured tanks in WWI. Now a global company with many UK-based production facilities, Caterpillar is one of the world's biggest manutacturers of construction vehicles and diesel engines. Four bucketfuls are usually enough to fUly load a waiting tipper lunar-style landscape. A closer look at...

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Cpc Confusion

I and many other drivers are still concerned and confused about the Driver CPC. Can you give me a simple to understand and use guide to the CPC I am aware there's still some confusion surrounding the Driver CPC, and inevitably that can cause concern and apprehension. So what do you need to know about the Driver CPC, and how will it affect those in the industry Essentially, the Driver CPC will be introduced across Europe in relation to large goods vehicle licences (LGV) from September 10, 2009....

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As announced in the tast issue, Tachodisc has teamed up with Trucking to organise an exclusive Driver CPC training event. This 1-day event, which we are pleased to confirm will be held in Hinckley, Leicestershire on the 28th January 2010, offers Trucking readers the chance to attend a 7-hour JAUPT accredited training session for just 85 per delegate normal price is 125). Tachodisc is offering Trucking readers a choice of two 7-hour modules to choose from. The first option is 'Drivers' Hours,...

Driver Cpc School Opens

Norbert Dentressangle's Logistics UK subsidiary is opening a new learning and development centre to provide certified Driver CPC training at its head office in Northampton. Training will be accredited by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training to ensure all its drivers meet legal requirements. truck also has the personal plate Y500 DAF that has adorned Bert's previous two XF95s. Traction in difficult conditions is aided by the FTG centre-lift axle chassis design, DAF includes electronic...

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Euro Macks

Macks were built in Europe by FTF in the '50s, later by Renault. Club of Four cab (DAF, Saviem, Magirus and Volvo) variants shipped to the US were sold as the Mid-Liner. I n Live and Let Die, the 1973 James Bond movie, trundling along a levee road, it slowed up a police chase and stole the scene. In 1964 it featured in a two-page Mack ad in a weekly US news magazine read by your monthly Classic Truck chronicler (and filed in his archives as a textbook example of how to make an ad that isn't a...

Heavy Haulage En Action

The Couplands Transport Videos team have been out arid about for your enjoyment, we follow the firms of G.C.S. Johnson on the move around Hull with 138 tonne rotary dryers. We take a look back in time to see Colletts transport ing a pressure vessel and a steel casting and finally we see A.L.E. out and about with a generator. RUNNING TIME AFPROX 90 mins PRICE 18 ea HILLHEAD 2007 Quarry Exhibition Show price 18 ea SED 2008 Site Equipment Demonstrations price 18 ea Held at the Threlkeld Mining...

Heavy Load

Do drivers still get prosecuted in respect of driving their vehicles in breach of weight restrictions The simple answer is yes. Many local authorities pursue prosecutions when drivers have been monitored breaching weight regulations. Frequently drivers will be issued with a warning letter stating that if caught breaching the restriction again, then a prosecution will follow. Such prosecutions are often, although not always, undertaken by the local Trading Standards, It is also commonplace for...

Holidays

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Alongside the trucking operations, the company also provides storage facilities for various commodities, including bulk sugar beet pulp. Gillards Transport is based on the site of a former family farm in the Somerset village of Burrowbridge, near Bridgwater. In addition to running a fleet of trucks undertaking general haulage, the company specialises in moving abnormal loads. In the late 1960s, a certain gentleman called Mr Lock, the boss at a nearby concrete works, asked me if my lorries...

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New Trailers For Rh Group

He RH Group, one of Britain's leading international haulage companies, is investing in 50 new Krone Mega Dry Liner trailers. RH Group director Nigel Baxter commented Krone produces high-quality products. Their specification is well thought through, which enables them to provide a level of reliability and durability with a competitive price that is hard to find in the UK. The Mega Dry Liner is a robust design built with continuous galvanised steel plates. Internally the dry liner comes equipped...

News In Brief

Wheels within wheels Transmission specialist Torotrak claims miniaturised versions of its infinitely variable transmissions could be used by truck manufacturers to drive auxiliary equipment such as alternators and compressors, and even superchargers, as an alternative to belts or gears. Currently, these systems are usually driven (directly or Indirectly) from the engine. But governed and constrained by engine speed, they often have to meet peak demand when Hie power unit is only turning slowly...

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A shining example of an FBW half-cab 16-tonner is still hard at work hauling steel in Switzerland PHOTOGRAPHY MARTI* PHIPPARD PETE CONNOCK The FBW is employed on steel distribution within 100 km of the company Bern HQ The FBW is employed on steel distribution within 100 km of the company Bern HQ Based in Zollikofen near Bern, the firm Kiener and Wittlin ordered two identical vehicles back in 1980 and 1981, and botir are still at work today. The tmcks were ordered with the 230 bhp tmderfloor...

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Surface coal mining is all too often the cause of heated protests concerning the scarring of the land (though this is always sensitively restored after mining ceases), and the use of commercial vehicles to deliver the coal. But the main argument is usually directed at the end user the power stations burning the coal as it is claimed to be a major pollutant directly affecting climatic change. Onboard axfc weighing kit helps take the guesswork out of loading Onboard axfc weighing kit helps take...

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Photography Alisdair Cusick

It's all too easy to forget we still have a strong capability to design, manufacture and repair in this country After repeatedly being told by the mainstream media that all heavy engineering will inevitably be carried out by either India 01 China, it's particularly gratifying to find an example of a UK-based company able to turn its hand to all manner of specialised tasks and export its products around the world. Based in South Wales, Humphrey Mining Products Ltd operates from modest premises...

Photography Dave Humphries

The phrase 1 name dtis boat Maggie May springs to mind. Craig Streeter, 35, is a Brummie who has been involved with the recoveiy business since 1991, and along with Mick and fellow AARC driver Matthew Jones, they are currently the only drivers qualified to drive B9 TBV As a result, there's an ongoing rolling programme to train all AARC drivers to ensure a qualified driver is always on duty, as Mick is keen to furdier improve his customer service. 'Tm a trained mechanic, so there's always...

Photography Mergeoesbenz

Drivers at upmarket food retailer Waitrose have chosen some unusual spec Mercedes for its first-ever 6x2 tractor units. The Actros 2541s have day cabs and were chosen in preference to the Axor model that forms a key part of the fleets of many rival supermarkets. Like its John Lewis parent company, Waitrose is an employee-owned operation, and drivers were given an important role in choosing the vehicles. Fleet engineer Ray Collington said We've been trialing an Axor for the last seven months,...

Photography Michelin

Owdy Yates (Clint Eastwood) never drove steers along the AS out of Wales, the Mil from Norfolk or even down die M6 from Scotland, but his predecessors did. Rawhide was about catde drives across Texas during the 1870s. But these iconic American cowboys were mainly Scots. The newly built railways put diem out of work and left die roads they'd made to be overgrown by nettles and brambles. The last recorded Welsh drive of cattle was in 1870, and sheep in 1900, The last Scots drive was over...

Photography Norbert Dentressangie

Norbert Dentressangle's father had operated a small transport business since the war, based at St Vailier just south of Valence in the Rh ne valley With only a mechanic's training, he aspired to a university education for his son who was bom in 1954. But brought up among trucks, young Norbert had diesel in his veins and his mind was made up. As soon as formal schooling was over and his baccalaur at certificate was in his pocket, he joined the family firm. Five years were enough to understand...

Photography Richard Simpson

A s the transport industry reeled under the third increase in fuel duty in nine months, the House of Commons Transport Committee said the public had lost faith in the government's 'green tax' agenda. The reintroduction of the fuel duty escalator saw fuel duty rise by a total of 12 per cent in 2009, and a further increase planned for next April will take the total to 16 per cent In as many months. The Transport Committee's report into motoring taxes said Fuel duty has been presented, at...

Photography Various

Ast month, we looked at what areas were covered by Driver CPC training, how to access it, and which other qualifications or training might count towards the 35 hours in five years that all commercial LGV drivers will be required to undertake. This month we are going to look at how records are kept and the Driver CPC is awarded. We'll also answer some of your frequently asked questions and (hopefully) dispel some of the myths already in circulation about the qualification among drivers and...

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Pull The Other

Hen a colleague of my husband died suddenly from cancer, the rest of the company decided to hold an event in his memory, with donations collected from the event to go to charities working to help other cancer victims. The company concerned was based in Belfast, and it encouraged the workforce to hold a truck-pull contest. This was to take place along Blackpool Promenade on August 1, and involve men pulling the truck by rope for a distance of 1.6 miles. We duly applied to all the relevant...

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Revocation For Hours And Tacho Offences Overturned

The revocation of the licence for 16 vehicles and eight trailers held by Dover-based Priority Freight Ltd, and the ruling of the South Eastern & Metropolitan traffic commissioner Philip Brown that was passing it to someone better qualified. He and Ed Bembridge had now taken over Scott-Smith's role. A training company had been employed to provide the drivers with two days' training, and further training would be undertaken when necessary. He would no longer take another person's word that...

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Letter of the Month wins a fantastic Search-lmpex model truck J . I've just read your article on the history of Berliet Classic Truck, September issue), and it was very well put together with excellent photos, I have a particular interest in Berliets, namely the TR280 model. My late father and his partner started a haulage company around 1969-70 called Fenton & Kelly Ltd in Oldham. Around 1976 he bought a Berliet TR28G, registration LHM810P. At the time this was very rare in fact, nobody in...

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T. +44 (0) 1924 420 455 E adrtraining tdg.co.uk driver cpc frequently asked questions Here are some of the questions Trucking has been asked during the run-up to Driver CPC You do not need a Driver CPC unless you are driving a PCV (bus or coach), or a goods vehicle of over 3.5 tonnes. Drivers of vehicles used for non-commercial purposes, and drivers of vehicles undergoing road testing, driving lessons and driving tests do not need Driver CPCs. Drivers of vehicles with a maximum authorised speed...

Telematics Slash Fuel Bill By Seven Per Cent

Ercedes1 telematics W division Daimler FleetBoard has landed a prestigious 2.2-million deal that's being heralded as one of the most significant ever won by a commercial vehicle telematics provider in the UK. Tesco has begun fitting FleetBoard systems to its entire distribution fleet of 1800 trucks following a six-month trial thai produced dramatic reductions in carbon emissions. The supermarket now expects to slash its annual CO2 output by a staggering 10 000 tonnes, as well as save nearly 5...

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Third Daf Tractor For Hunter

The delivery of a new XF105 tractor unit makes it three DAFs in succession for owner-driver Bert Hunter who mainly hauls stone around central Scotland. While the battle to build ever more powerful trucks still rages among truck manufacturers, Hunter has taken a step back his new mount is 450 bhp, while the previous two were XF95s of 480 and 530 bhp respectively. But he's so proud of the new truck he's given it the same affectionate nickname Minnie that he uses for his wife, and the new

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Between March 1 and July 8 this year, a convoy of Renault trucks covered approximately 30,000 km while making their way across die 17 countries that lay between their start point, Norway's North Cape, and their destination, South Africa's Cape of Good Hope. The convoy's 'arrival' at South Africa's southernmost tip was a glorious media-friendly affair, a cacophony of truck horns and digital camera drives in continuous mode marking the moment the 11 remaining vehicles negotiated the final bend on...

Tipex Show Bounces Back

Specialist tipper industry show Tip-Ex is to make a comeback in 2010 with the support of many of the big names in the industry. Organisers G& T Events found major suppliers keen to support Tip-Ex10. which will take place in Harrogate between May 27-29, Exhibitors who have signed up for Tip-Ex 10 include trailer and bodybuilders SDC, Wilcox, Weightlifter, Fruehauf, Montracon, United Trailers, Priden Engineering, PPG, Swan Commercials and Canadian manufacturer Titan ram manufacturers Hyva and...

Training On The Agency

Rivers working for the ADR Network agency can 'bank' time worked to qualify for JAUPT-approved training that will count towards their Driver CPC. Every 100 shifts worked for the agency qualify the driver for a seven-hour training course (35 hours of approved training need to be undertaken in the next five years if truck drivers are to retain their entitlement to drive commercially after September 9, 2014). ADR Network will charge drivers holding their training credits 25.25 +VAT per session to...

Turbine Power For Silent Hybrid

Unique hybrid driveline already in use in buses could also have a role to play in urban goods deliveries, DesignLine's ECOSaver 1V bus, built In Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, dispenses with the conventional diesel reciprocating engine, replacing It with a turbine. A parallel hybrid, it is driven directly by its electric motor, with lithium-ion batteries being recharged by intermittent running of the turbine which has multifuel capability and can run on diesel, propane or natural gas. The...

Twothird Licence

A number of false maintenance records and drivers' hours and tachograph problems have resulted in the international licence held by Northwich-based PE Blake & Son Ltd being cut from 18 vehicles and 35 trailers to six vehicles and six trailers by North Western deputy traffic commissioner Mark Hlnchliffe. The deputy commissioner was concerned about fraudulent maintenance documentation, a massive amount of missing mileage on the tachograph records and a number of drivers' hours infringements....

Ub40t0 Dcpc

Nemployed LGV drivers and those facing possible redundancy can get Driver CPC training free through a Midlands-based training organisation. Rosalind Training says it has accessed Response to Redundancy funds from the government for drivers based in all areas of the country except London, Humberside and Yorkshire. Working in conjunction with New College, Nottingham and Barnetf College, Rosalind Training is now able to offer a fully funded one-week 35-hour Driver CPC course that will see...

Where Does The Money Go

How anti-truck groups get funding from the taxpayers' pockets he road transport world has reacted with die usual weaiy resignation to yet another hike in fuel duty from our wonderful government. The RHA has demanded that industry be prepared to pay more for haulage and pass the cost on to its customers die British public. The FIA has asked the government not to do it again, as it is putting British truck drivers out of work. It's hardly surprising we should get two different messages from the...

Years Of Isuzu At Aplant

Ten years after the arrival of its first Isuzu truck, equipment hire specialist A-Plant has taken delivery of its 150th vehicle from the Japanese manufacturer. Back in 1999, A-Plant had a total vehicle fleet of 500 vehicles. This figure has doubled to over 1100 vehicles, with Isuzu's representation growing from zero to 150 trucks. Isuzu Truck (UK) marketing director Keith Child said A-Plant has been an integral part of the Isuzu success story over the past decade, with both companies growing...

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Government under fire as pump prices soar TSC calls for more power to VOSAto keep unsafe foreign trucks off our roads Bargain Renault Premium vs high-price Scania R440 Volvo FH520 marks 45 years in business for Gillards Transport Specially commissioned Actros fleet runs on a very unusual brand of biodiesel Cultures collide at Switzerland's Truckers & Country Festival Britain's leading electric truck manufacturers enter the US market in lucrative new distribution deals Government comes under...

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Company director Dane Cwson (let) and driver Mike Brown First of ail, Ciceley Commercials consulted Mercedes-Benz to establish whether using this type of fuel would affect the warranty or have any running implications, and the proposal received the manufacturer's seal of approval. Since then, the trucks have clocked up 3000 km a week on average, and we've had no servicing or reliability issues. Service requirements are exactly the same as for our other Actros trucks running on normal diesel,...

Renault Premium Distribution First For Iceland

IK food retailer Iceland has taken delivery of 29 Renault Premium Distribution 450,18 4x2 tractor units from Renault Trucks' UK fleet sales team, This is an Important deal for Renault Trucks as the tractors are the first Renaults to join the company's 310-strong fleet. Euro 5 engines and Optidriver gearboxes are featured on all the vehicles. The new trucks will be based in Swindon and Enfield, and have been purchased to fulfil store deliveries, accommodating the growth Iceland is currently...

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Scania Tractor Head 8x6

6x4s and operate in conjunction with In many ways, the trucking fraternity in Switzerland is not altogether dissimilar to that of the USA. There is, after all, a common love of Country amp Western music, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and lots of horsepower. So it's perhaps not too surprising these passions are catered for every year at a massive event known as the Trucker amp Country Festival held at the resort of Interlaken. Irene Kueng, manager of media and music at the show, explains the event...

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Coach seats being prepared fw new upholstery entire vehicle ready for the road with lockers, beacons and worklights, winch, straps and any other required equipment. Customers can specify their choice of winch, although Beacon units are fitted as standard. The company is building Rotators at the rate of one per week and has now outsourced the manufacture to Hong Kong, where the slidebed units are produced, before being shipped to the UK for fitting to customers' choice of chassis usually Iveco,...

Correct Spec

While some all-wheei drive chassis have been fitted with lubrication fuelling bodywork, 6x4 is the favoured basis for this application. If the truck is a 6x6, there's always the temptation for the driver to take it into really rough terrain, and it must be borne in mind the truck will be grossing just over 30 tonnes. Most mine operators take care to maintain the haul roads to a high standard to preserve dump truck and loading shovel tyres, which are a major operational cost. There's little...

Maintenance Problems Result In 14day Licence Cuts For Three Kent Operators

Vehicle maintenance problems have resulted in the licences held by three associated Kent operators being cut from 110 vehicles and 90 trailers to a total of 86 vehicles and 90 trailers for a period of 14 days by South Eastern amp Metropolitan deputy traffic commissioner John Baker. MJD Containers Ltd, MJD Services UK Ud and MJD Logistics UK Ltd, of Whitecliff Park, Manor Way. Swanscombe, had been called before the deputy commissioner at an Eastbourne disciplinary inquiry. The licences, which...

Volvo Surprise

The company's 45th anniversary was marked in style by the purchase of the superb Volvo FH520 Globetrotter XL tractor unit. Plated at 80 tonnes for STGO Category 2 operations, the truck represents a milestone in Gillards' history. Specified with a tag axle for good manoeuvrability, the 13-litre Euro 5 flagship fleet number 153 Is piloted by long-serving driver Dave Ayres. Painting duties were undertaken by Tor Trucks of Charlton Adam, near Somerton, with the fantastic airbrushing by Matt of...

Future Provisions

John Miller Transport has carefully monitored the performance of its Actros tankers over the last 12 months, and it reports the results have been universally favourable. Indeed, the only slight downside noticed by auditors was a very slight reduction in the vehicles' fuel efficiency. The possibility of extending the use ot waste fat derived biodiesel is under consideration for other vehicles in the company's fleet, Including those used for timber and general haulage operations. In addition, a...

Photographv Martin Phippard I Pete Connock

Subject to a 2.3 m width limit and most were two-axle rigids, as lar ger vehicles experienced problems on the mountain passes that incorporated numerous hairpin bends. It was not until the 1960s that the company offered a range of stylish, modem cabs along with an assortment of more powerful engines. And in 1968, the first FBW automatic gearbox entered service, A total of 2190 FBW trucks were registered in Switzerland in 1970, including two- and three-axle rigids and some two-axle tractor...

Unauthorised Operating Centre Brings Revocations

He seriousness with which traffic commissioners view the use of unauthorised operating centres is illustrated by a case in the West Midlands Traffic Area resulting in the revocation of licences held by two associated Birmingham-based operators. Avtar Grewal, trading as Zaildar Transport with a licence for four vehicles, and Jagtar Grewal, trading as Zaildar Haulage with a licence for two vehicles, had been called before West Midlands deputy traffic commissioner Miles Dorrington at a Birmingham...

Photography United Trailers

British tipper manufacturer Weightlifter Bodies Ltd has acquired the assets of United Trailers Wisbech Ltd from administrators Harris Lipman. Trading as United Trailers Eastern Ltd, the company will add a complementary dimension to the Weightlifter group, which also includes PPG Fabrications and Weightlifter Scotland, Weightlifter's MD David Thomson said The acquisition of United chimes perfectly with our philosophy to offer tipper and bulk operators a range of products to suit every...