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Driver Cpc Exclusive Offer For Trucking Readers

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...

Illustration Steve Shaw

Long time ago I ran the local branch of a national distribution firm. It was a small warehouse with several vans, and a 7.5-ton Bedford TK box van to distribute products in a 20-mile radius. Shordy after the branch opened, dre suits flew in and did dre usual things whirled round and made a lot of noise. One suggestion (meaning do it or else) was I should get some local publicity. Once they'd returned to head office, I convened a meeting in our conference room the back parlour of the Robin Hood,...

M E M B E R

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Owner Drivers And Small Hauliers Wanted

Due to our continued success we are looking to recruit sub-contractors to work alongside our own vehicles and existing sub-contractors. UK work on a dedicated basis available. Work available now for Licensed Waste Carriers and CDG ADR Certificate Holders V Scotland Round-Trips Return loads available from all areas of the UK. For information please call 01304 831897 email info deancastletransport.com www.deancastletransport.com R.HA

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...

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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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...

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...

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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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Bio Diesel from

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,...

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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...

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...