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The paper that deals with real issues facing drivers Available free at truckstops and transport cafes throughout the UK Five reasons to pick up Tkruckstop News 1. We campaign for better conditions for drivers, improved safety standards and more respect for the Kings of the Road 2. We also look at the lighter side of life and focus on the fun and fund-raising drivers get up to when they are not behind the wheel 3. Regular free, up-to-date legal and insurance advice to keep you covered while out...

Conclusion

The FH16-700 is a superb machine and a fantastic engineering achievement. Trucks like this make way for the next generation of fleet vehicles, but the high standard of the average 440-480 bhp does make the big Volvo a very expensive indulgence for all but a handful of operators. If they can afford the high purchase price, they won't be disappointed but as a tool to make money, few could make it stack up. Basically, it requires a lot of work to justify the power, and few tasks at 44 tonnes...

First Steps

1A neat four-tonner designed for a scissor-M body the Cargomaster's cab was a pioneer of the kwcab vehicle configuration The Strick 'Cabunder' project was partly defeated by transport union resistance. Hie trials prototype could operate as a truck or tractor The Strick 'Cabunder' project was partly defeated by transport union resistance. Hie trials prototype could operate as a truck or tractor The 14.7-tonne DecMaster must have seemed Ifce a natural progression for underlloor-englned truck...

Info

Business tangerine.uk.com www.tangerine.uk.com Much of the firm's fleet is configured to pull dravbar trailers Given the propensity of Britons to relocate every few years, you could expect Pickfords to be trading successfully in another 300 years' time. home moving, international moving, storage, business moving, transition management, small moves and packing materials and services. It has a diverse range of clients, from householders to corporate and government accounts Since the financial...

J50

The industry with support, consultancy and technical advice. As a specialist in battery power management, it has found that while many components are inspected, adjusted and replaced during service intervals, the batteries, starter motor and alternator are, more often than not, simply ignored. We all know batteries are an integral part of an efficient and reliable vehicle, and that Mkttronics chargers can help keep batteries in tiptop condrtlon to Green Rag, the recent winter storms saw...

Living With The 700

We will keep this very brief, as we covered the revised FH Globetrotter cab in the Demo Test of the FH520 (Trucking, April 2009) and everything is pretty much the same with the 700. The cab trim is just a little more plush, but the basic layout is the same there is adequate living, sleeping and driving space. Some cabs offer more, but not with this driveline. The truck was very comfortable. The single bed was firm and supportive, the fabrics soft but durable. The extra trim gave the truck a...

Photography Ausdair Cusick

This month, we have a bit of a departure from our normal format. Mobile cranes are normally featured in other specialist publications, but we thought that given their regular presence on the roads and the fact that many truck operators and drivers work closely with crane-hire companies, it was time we had a closer look at the technology behind the modern multi-axle units. The road-going mobile crane has evolved from the simple truck-mounted cranes that first really came to prominence during...

Photography Dave Bowers

With quite an age difference between them, 'old hand' and 'new hand' seems to sum up Reg Leader and Rob Corkan's experiences of working for Steeles Removals of Barrow-in-Fumess. Reg has 27 years beneath his belt since he joined die firm in 1982 (which is also the year Rob was born), and he has acquired a lot of specialist know-how in respect to the transport of heavy machinery, as well as home and office removals. Rob started off with Steeles as a part-time relief driver, and the skills he had...

Radical Tech

Bussing conceived the Decklaster as the solution to moving 40 ft ISO containers when they first began to appear on the transport scene 3. It's difficult to quantify just how much perceptions were affected by the extreme windshield slope of the radical Cabunder'design 4. The Butler Brothers Mk 5 logger was configured so the load could extend beyond the front of the truck and awjid rear overhang 200 tons, 1000 bhp, 15 ft wide and 80 ft long wtth trailer, the Butte Mk 5 logging giant was built...

Time Behindthewh

Please can you confirm what the maximum driving time is per day and per week Article 6 of Regulation 561 2006 states the daily driving time shall not exceed nine hours. However, the daily driving time may be extended to at most 10 hours not more than twice during the week. Weekly driving time shall not exceed 56 hours, and should not result in the maximum weekly working time laid down in the relevant directive being exceeded. The total accumulated driving time in any two consecutive weeks shall...

Food For Thought

There are currently two million people over the age of 70 holding driving licences, and this number is set to double by 2015. Research shows the elderly driver has most trouble coping with driving in strange towns and cities, and giving right of way at junctions. Twenty per cent of the UK's population is currently over 60. By 2031, this number is expected to reach 30 per cent. Healthy eating habits and active lifestyles are a great boon for the over-60s trucker. While serious accidents do...

Ffr0ad Actr0s Goes To Work

The first Mercedes Actros trucks to be fitted with a new off-road version of the manufacturer's PowerShift 2 automated transmission have been drafted onto a major waste-management and recycling initiative on Merseyside. Veolia Environmental Services ordered the fleet of Actros after winning a 640m contract from Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority which, working as part of the Merseyside and Halton Waste Partnership, is responsible for the disposal and recycling of the region's municipal waste....

By Michael Jewell

Means by which Daniel could continue to operate. She considered there was an implicit culture of noncompliance, and getting the jobs done was very important. There was recklessness in relation to the drivers' hours and tachograph rules. She considered this new haulage business, which was granted a licence in August 2007, took off without compliance at its core, with securing work and making money as the motivator, and with its drivers breaching rules. Making the suspension and curtailment...

Illustration Steve Shaw

I am banned from Bath, because I broke it. And a police inspector promised he would personally arrange to have me shot if I ever came back. It all started in Southampton. Td made a delivery to a paper mill and had, for reasons of commerce, to go to another paper mill in Wales to load, and then head to Luxembourg. After that, 1 had to be in Wales again the next morning. The route to Wales would be through Ringwood, up through Salisbury to Bath, up to the M4, over the bridge and away. Only I...

Charge

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Pete Stott De Rooy

DE ROOY'S UK SUBSIDIARY LOSES LICENCE The importation of trucks with false registration plates through Hull Docks, failures to comply with undertakings given to the North Western traffic commissioner and concerns over vehicle maintenance has led to the O-licence of the de Rooy's British subsidiary, Leyland-based Intramast UK Ltd, being revoked. However, the commissioner, Beverley Bell, has indicated she would be prepared to grant the company a fresh licence for 20 vehicles and 20 trailers, and...

Issue Number 310

Free software 28 day free trial 1 per driver, 50p per vehicle per week thereafter Shenley Hall, Rectory Lane, Shenley, Radlett, Herts WD7 9AN e-mail info tachomaster.co.uk enley, Radlett, Herts WD7 9AN ROOCl TSCtl It's easy and you'll never miss an issue Turn to page 24 or call 0844 848 2852 for full subscription details Varied work requires a flexible fleet for removals specialist Scania celebrates 1000-truck joint order from Stobart and Jenkinson Forest Products his month, we report on the...

Ft Xf105 Space Cab Gradeability

Gradeability Trucks

XF105's Intarder is effective, but affects paytoad slightly XF105's Intarder is effective, but affects paytoad slightly The true cost of truck ownership can only really be calculated over the complete working life of a vehicle and this probably seems to be a statement of the obvious. But given the UK truck market's appetite for relatively short first-user replacement cycles in recent years and the dramatic change in economic oudook, we have to conclude a great many trucks have been replaced far...

Bailey

Paintwork Lower half of Vehicle painted Blue, arranged with Kirk Coachworks. For more information visit uuww.baileytruckparts.com ti gt staMess or call 01945 429100. We are based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire One of our Latest Projects Update on Scania R Series for C.Doyle amp Sons Details of work involved, Stainless Steel Parts Manufactured and Fitted by Bailey Truck Parts. Full Width Rear Light Panel Complete with Mudflap with Logo Affiled Light Panels between Rear Wheels Stainless Alloy Side...