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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...

Advice

Atowergate Towergate Risk Solutions has been providing insurance cover for MmiM owner-drivers up to the largest fleets for over 30 years. If you have an insurance question, please contact our panel of experts on 01952 298758, email insurancequery towergate.co.uk or visit www.truckquote.co.uk We use quite a lot of agency drivers to give us the flexibility our business needs. As a result, our claims experience is quite significantly affected by claims involving those agency drivers. Is there any...

Air Power

Douglas Equipment, unsung hero of Britain's vehicle industry, has the distinction of building the nation's most potent L prime movers, capable of A moving aircraft up to 600 tonnes, . fll the principal exponent of trucks with the engine mounted under the chassis, aft of the cab the cab-under-load configuration must have seemed a fairly natural progression. An air-sprung, twin steer, 150 bhp rigid, the Decklaster was conceived as an efficient way of transporting ISO containers, which at the time...

Attacks Cause Clampdown

T least one county council is taking attacks on truck drivers seriously following a spate of missile-throwing incidents against its gritter drivers last winter. Durham County Council has promised to report all missile-throwing attacks against LGV drivers to the police after one of its own drivers was left with head injuries following an incident. The attack came on January 21 in Cockfield, when a council driver was struck on the head by a missile thrown through his cab window. Cabinet member of...

Attendance Or Home Study

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Bevan Buys Into Drinks Industry

Bodybuilder Bevan Group has taken over specialist drinks-industry bodywork supplier PG Reeves. Bevan Group builds dry freight box and curtainside bodies at Halesowen, West Midlands, while PG Reeves was based at nearby Balsall Heath, Birmingham, where it manufactured specialist truck bodies designed to offer fast access during multidrop operations for the likes of Coca-Cola, Matthew Clark and Dayla Drinks, as well as many independent breweries. Former PG Reeves managing director Martyn Reeves...

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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...

Driver Cpc Requirements

To maintain their Driver CPC, all existing category C, C1, C1+E, C+E, D, D1, D+E, and D1+E licence-holders must undertake 35 hours of periodic training every five years. For the freight industry, this means all drivers of vehicles of 3.5 tonnes and above. Drivers already holding licences in these categories before September 10, 2009 have 'acquired rights', which means they effectively already have their first five years' entitlement. But they must qualify for their next five-year entitlement...

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...

Foreign Courtesy

Clearly a dab hand at loading and unloading containers, Rob is keen to expand his experience of European work, particularly as he seconded Reg's comments regarding the pleasures of driving abroad. When I went to France, I was impressed by the services provided for drivers on motorways, with all the facilities and hot showers. It's not like here in the UK I also found the roads were much quieter, and car drivers seemed to be a lot more willing to get out of the way of heavy trucks. What I most...

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Nynehead, Roundoak & CPP present Jft I M> l> COLA COWBOYS (reprint) Recalls the nor, t* f of the author journeying with lorry drivers in 1981 82 to the lw> - Middle East. telling It as Men through the eyes of the truck-JL _ . ) hk ers themselves - the frustrations, challenges and elations all M f fu X y M encountered on the journey east- It was rough, dangerous. WfcfcMjL dirty, exhausting and uncomfortable. 382p ind. eight pages I . s. softback. Available March 9.95 L fy J TRANSORIENT...

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...

John Barrowman

Title At His Very Best (2x CD) Label Metro Price 3.98 (Amazon) A collection of all-round entertainer John Barrowman's musical offerings that will not disappoint fans of his or musicals in general. Not my style, more my mum's but at 3.98 for 32 tracks, Torchwood's Captain Jack is value if nothing else. There is little of real value to add to that concise yet approving quote, although a quick overview of this interesting, well-written and not especially anorak-focused book may well be of value to...

Kurdistan Climate

Kurdish drivers suffer daily humiliations and can count on a police or military road block every 10 km in the most sensitive areas. The drivers have their papers and loads inspected, which naturally affects their timetables and stirs up resentment among the local population, as it makes them feel they are being occupied by a foreign power. Abdul gets through each road block with swift efficiency. The Turkish soldiers barricaded behind sandbags appear nervous and have their fingers on the...

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...

Looking Ahead Looking Down

When automotive design reaches a peak, there's only one way to go hen you get to the top, there's nowhere to go but down. That succinct observation was directed at me when I was doing one of my 'other' jobs in this case, manning a stand at a trade-only motorcycle show. And, fairly obviously, the man who said it was talking not about trucks, but motorcycles. Looking around the show, you could see what he meant. All but one of the Japanese big four* were absent, as were all of the premium...

Lowline Looks

Both Joe and Bodge agree the Lowline cab has attractive flowing lines when viewed from the side, and is perfectly adequate for occasional nights out though they aim to get back to base every day of the week. Behind every exceptional truck driver is usually some family history regarding road haulage. In Joe's case, it's his father, who is still driving trucks and on the same brick-and-block work Joe does day in, day out too. I just love this type of work, Joe says. With the crane-mounted...

Mixed History

Kurdistan literally translates to 'the land of Kurds'. However, various peoples have lived in the region through history, including the Guti, Hurrian, i Mannai, Medes and ''I *v w Armenians. I The roads truck drivers travel here are some of the most beautiful to be found anywhere, packed as they are with adventure and steeped in history. that saw the first blonde-haired Ukrainian and Russian Natashas disembark to offer themselves to dumbfounded TUrks for 10. In one corner of the port, thousands...

New Motorway Speed Limits Proposed

All trucks over 3.5 tonnes could be subject to a 60 mph speed limit on motorways under proposals the government has put out to consultation. Measures proposed by the government include A 60 mph motorway speed limit for all LGVs over 3.5 tonnes gvw, irrespective of whether or not a speed-limiter is fitted. A 65 mph motorway speed limit for all PCVs with more than eight passenger seats, irrespective of whether or not a speed-limiter is fitted. A prohibition on all LGVs over 3.5 tonnes and PCVs...

News In Brief

Off to Israel Navistar's defence division has won a S12 million contract with the Israel Ministry of Defence. Navistar will supply 114 medium tactical vehicles to Israel by June 2010. Based on Navistar's commercial International WorkStar and 7000 Series, vehicle variants for Israel will include cargo, recovery and tow trucks. Parts and service are not included in the contract. Saab bid failed Departed MAN boss Hcikan Samuelsson is reported as having been behind an unsuccessful attempt to buy...

No Man Bid For Scania

AN plans to write down its stake in Scania, dragging the German truck and engineering group to a net loss and ending speculation about a MAN-led deal with its Swedish rival which, like MAN, is now effectively a VW Group subsidiary. The Financial Times reported sources close to the company saying the truck-maker planned to write down its minority stake in Scania by 350m to just below 1 bn as Trucking closed for press. The write-down by MAN'S management is seen as a clear signal the firm now has...

Obama Gives Us Truck Industry Boost

Cummins, Daimler Trucks North America and Navistar are to be among the beneficiaries of a 187 million investment in technology from the American government, as President Obama urges them to develop new generations of fuel-efficient trucks. Obama wants long-haul trucks to consume 50 per cent less fuel than they do now by 2030. As part of the deal, engine manufacturer Cummins is to receive a 38.83 million grant to develop a clean diesel engine, and an advanced waste heat recovery system. It will...

Only In America

Eaton Corporation is to offer retrofit versions of its Hydraulic Launch Assist hybrid power system for refuse trucks later this year. The Refuse Retrofit Program will be offered through select qualified partners and installers in North America. Seth Deutsch, Eaton's manager of hybrid market planning, said By retrofitting existing trucks, Eaton is giving our customers a best-of-both-worlds scenario. Until now, our refuse market customers in North America have been frustrated in their efforts to...

Peak Friendship

Kurdistan's rugged topography is very important to the Kurdish people, and there is a saying among them that 'Kurds have no friends but the mountains'. Mount Ararat rises majestically to a height of 5165 m just ahead of the Iranian bolder Turkey is at the crossroads of k Asia and Europe, and divers of all nationalities ply their trade here ritual and an extremely warm welcome is reserved for any strangers who happen to step through its doors. We leave late in the morning for Erzurum, which is...

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...

Photography David Humphries

Scania was specU with Opbcnise and has performed well in Joe's hands H The Scania's chassis was sgi painted blue at the factory. Since Matt applied the stunning 1& airbrush work, the mudguards Sppgj and surrounding plastic > Kjgiii have received similar tffp& fimb. treatment to match. _ wenty-six-year-old Joe Clarke is unashamedly a truck show addict. In 2009, he competed in several UK shows with the 2008-registered Scania 480 he drives for his employer, Aylestone Transport of...

Photography Midtronics

Every year, we see battery-related breakdowns spike the first time wintry weather hits our roads. It's as if the UK had never before been visited by low temperatures and heavy rain, and that frost and snow were something foreign. As an example, on November 28-29 last year, when the first of the winter's storms hit, Green Flag reported an 80 per cent increase in call-outs and an average 30 per cent of those calls were due to 'non-start'. These statistics equate to more than 400,000...

Photography Scania

We are also pleased to note the operational performance of our award-winning new R-Series trucks and our G-Series range of vehicles, plus the experience and expertise of Scania's UK service organisation, have all been contributory factors behind the decision of Stobart Group and AW Jenkinson to once again opt for Scania. For both companies, the new vehicle intake represents a mixture of expansion and fleet replacement. Stobart has also added 30 new Schmitz Cargobull...

Photography Various

A British pensioner caught up in a multi-million pound drugs sting by the UK's FBI has been left to rot in a Spanish jail for two years awaiting trial, despite evidence he is innocent. Trevor Wade, a 65-year-old former lorry driver, is suffering from prostate cancer, angina and has already had two heart attacks while in prison in Spain. But executives from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) have refused to intervene, despite telling his distraught wife they know he was not involved in...

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...

Return Loads

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Search Impex Limited

IWrtWMn - a l. to bwnt lau> < haulage, and highlights problems and charts progress until all problems are solved 6. Use your magazines and all trucking-related suppliers to change the viewpoint of the British public by giving them clear figures that prove the unbalanced playing field British hauliers have to work in, both home and abroad. 7. Act as one voice to get to the root of the problems of UK haulage, and SORT THEM OUT. Simon Davidson, Coylton Write to The Editor, Trucking, Future...

Service Issues

His operator, along with quite a number of others we have spoken to recently, has expressed concern at the falling levels of service they receive from many franchised truck dealers' workshops, especially since the start of the recession. Such complaints include the repeated failure to rectify faults reported when vehicles are taken into for service inspection, even when these vehicles are on full R+M contracts. The reasons given are either lack of time to complete the job, or a shortage of...

Size Of Fleet

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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...

Trading Company Limited

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Training Courses

Details of courses and their contents are available from Mercedes-Benz, or visit its website at www. mercedes-benzdrivertraining. co. uk just go along to get the qualification without also gaining the 'knowledge' that's on offer is surely wasting a valuable opportunity. This Mercedes-Benz Driver CPC training course illustrated how training needn't be boring. The classroom part was full of interesting (and some startling) facts and information the trainees could benefit from, while the practical...

Truck On Trial

And as this operator has found, modern and relatively high-power trucks are capable of exceeding 800,000 km or more without serious problems. With new truck sales at such a low point, many dealers have made cutbacks with their sales staff, and this obviously means less direct contact with operators in a desire to reduce overheads. But care has to be taken to reduce cover too much, as there are still sales opportunities out there and dealers have to actively chase new...

Uk Truck Show

Get your tickets for one of the best commercial vehicle events of the 2010 season in conjunction with our sister title Truckstop News Now established as a highlight in the show truck calendar, The UK Truck Show takes place at Santa Pod Raceway on June 26-27, 2010. No other truck show features as much action and entertainment or such great value for money. Headlining the event are the heavyweight race trucks of the British Truck Racing Association, in action on the famous Santa Pod drag-strip in...

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...

Uki Express Transport Limited

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Booming Business

The heavy crane market is holding up well despite the recession, and Liebherr is doing quite well in this sector. Richard Everist, managing director of the crane division, puts this down to the long-term nature of the projects these machines are used on. In addition, the growth in the windfarm business has seen strong demand throughout the world for high-capacity cranes, and operators buying this type of machine work on a global basis. and reduce the incidence of weaving when travelling in a...

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...

Photography Steev Hayes

Drivers and operators could be forgiven for not knowing where to start looking for courses that will help them acquire and accumulate their 35 hours of compulsory training for the Driver CPC. There's a plethora of courses drivers can register or be registered for to start their Driver CPC training, and one of the things to ensure is that you deal direct with a recognised and registered training company. There are a number using misleading advertising to cover the fact they are acting as agents,...

Biggest Uk Order For Scania

Meet the latest Euro 5 environmental standard without the need for any additives or exhaust gas aftertreatment, which offers considerable advantages from an operational point of view. The bulk of the order is for the new Scania R-Series. Stobart will take the R-Series trucks in 440 bhp, 6x2 twin-steer Highline cab tractor form in both left- and right-hand drive, and G-Series standard-cab models as right-hand drive 4x2 tractors. Jenkinson's trucks are all R440 Highline-cabbed tractors. Scania...