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Advice

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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...

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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...

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Aylestone History

Bodge's grandfather, John 'Jack' Ward, founded the company known as Ward Transport in 1918. Following the war, he left the army, bought a horse and cart, and set up business in a yard in the village of Aylestone. Jack's brother George eventually joined the growing haulage enterprise that would gradually evolve into Aylestone Transport, and at its height, just after WWII, the company operated around 65 lorries. Aylestone Transport operated British-made vehicles, latterly ERF, right up to recent...

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...

Cabotage Query

I keep hearing different things about cabotage, and what is permitted. Can you assist with some information on this This is an area of concern to many within the industry, both in Great Britain and beyond. This concern and interest extends to the courts and to the European Operating regulations, licensing regulations, Commission, so I will try to give an overview of the issues. But if you are directly affected by cabotage or have a specific concern, then you'd be best to seek specific advice....

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Charging Ahead

One in five vehicles entering a vehicle workshop will have a faulty battery, which can mean it fails during work, even through something relatively simple like having the radio switched on. How many of you who are running fleets or managing them for a client can answer these questions honestly, with a completely clear conscience When the wintry spell of weather hit at the end of November and early December, were you absolutely ready for it Are you sure you are 100 per cent prepared for really...

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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...

Contract Win For

German logistics giant DHL has given its troubled UK operations a boost by winning a 38 million five-year contract with office products wholesaler Spicers. DHL will manage distribution across Spicers' British supply chain network from regional distribution centres located in Greenwich, Chessington, Bristol, Birmingham, Heywood and Glasgow to dealers and customers. The company will run a dedicated fleet of 98 vehicles, and has been tasked with enhancing efficiency and reducing costs across the...

Cummins Records Record Profit

Ummins recorded the most profitable fourth quarter in the company's history at the end of 2009. Sales of 3.40 billion grew three per cent from 3.29 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, while net income increased to 270 million from 43 million a year ago. For all of 2009, the firm reported revenues of 10.8 billion, down 25 per cent from 14.3 billion in 2008 as a result of the deep global recession that reduced demand in most markets. Despite the downturn, Cummins reported solid profit and...

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Data Transfer

What are the laws for hauliers regarding digital tachographs and the downloading of data from the vehicle and from driver cards Data must be downloaded from the vehicle unit at least every 56 calendar days, or immediately before transferring control of the use of the vehicle to another person. An example of this would be if a vehicle is sold on, or taken off lease or hire. It must be downloaded without delay when permanently removing the unit from service in the vehicle, and upon becoming aware...

Day Tickets

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Dennis0n Parts Online

Trailer-maker Dennison has launched a parts ordering website it believes marks a first for the trailer industry. Logging on to www. trailerfastparts.com allows operators to access a huge range of components and equipment for Dennison trailers, as well as other makes of trailer. Using a minimum of clicks, visitors to the site can quickly identify the parts they need via accurate descriptions, pictures and exploded diagrams, and reserve them online. The site has been constructed to make it very...

Display Trucks

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Dover Harbour To Privatise

Dover Harbour Board has applied for permission to privatise by asking the secretary of state for transport for permission to restructure itself and introduce private capital funding. The restructuring means that, should the secretary of state agree, the port will move fully into the private sector and will no longer be a trust port. In August 2009, the Department for Transport published Modernising Trust Ports Edition 2, which mandated each trust port to consider what structure would be most...

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...

Employment

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Fahy Freight

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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...

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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...

Fuel Consumption

The purpose of high power is to reduce journey times, so fuel consumption is generally a secondary requirement in this sector. However, the 700 still gave a reasonable account of itself, and we know of operators who consistently get excellent returns from FH16-660s but they, like the 700, need to be driven with a degree of care. We drove the 700 over a fair mixture of routes at weights between 32 and 44 tonnes. Due to time constraints we only had a full four days' operation, and the best fuel...

Fury Mounts Over Surcharge

There is mounting anger over government plans to impose a 15 surcharge on fixed penalties for minor traffic offences, after it was revealed every motor insurance policy holder in the UK already pays 30 a year to cover the injuries and damage caused by uninsured drivers (Trucking, March). The Motor Insurers Bureau paid out over 400 million to the victims of uninsured drivers in 2009. Association. PDA founder and spokeswoman Pat Nicholson said The UK haulage industry is one of the UK's largest...

Heavy Lifts

Problems were encountered with telescopic crane designs in the early years. They worked well up to 25-30 tonnes capacity, but difficulties with boom design on bigger capacity units were encountered at first. As a result, lattice boom cranes still reigned supreme at heavier weights for quite some time. But new materials and welding techniques, plus changes to the shape and construction of the telescopic boom sections, saw capacity increase dramatically. fingertip servo control systems mean the...

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Its Snow Joke

Ollowing the adverse weather conditions in the early part of the year, I have become aware we have a lost generation of drivers who have no clear idea how to drive in snow and ice. These vary between those who drive at 15 mph with all fog lights ablaze, to the lunatics driving at the speed the road can normally be driven on in good weather. I have had the good fortune to pilot my supermarket artic from the central belt of Scotland to the Highlands and North East Scotland and back most days...

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

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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...

Lane

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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...

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Local Geography

Kurdistan covers an area of approximately 190,000 km2. Its main settlements are Diyarbakir, Bitlis and Van in Turkey Arbil in Iraq and Kermanshah, t Sanandaj and Mahabad V in Iran. Mountainous regions form a significant part of Kurdistan's cultural history. Mount Judi is perhaps the most important mountain in Kurdish folklore, and Mount Ararat gained worldwide significance after it was suggested it was the most likely resting place of Noah's Ark. listening to Kurdish music on the road because...

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...

Low Riders

Germany's Steinvvinter project existed as a two-axte prototype. Hopes of securing sales In the United States weren't helped by a dodgy licensee 6. The liveaxle GMC tow-profile cabbed tractor for the USAFs Minuteman missile transporter erector saw 30 years'service 7. The 1980s Teiberg T560 pipeline transporter was powered by a 350 bhp Volvo diesel, and incorporated eigfrt-wheel drive and eigrt-wheel steering eight-wheel drive, eight-wheel steering, length options of 18.6 or 13.7 m...

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...

More Trailers For Langd0n

Temperature-controlled specialist Langdon Industries has upgraded its trailer fleet with the acquisition of 10 new dual-compartment temperature-controlled trailers from Schmitz Cargobull. The trailers, which provide frozen and chilled storage capacity for 26 pallets, will join Langdon's fleet of over 200 temperature-controlled trailers already in service. Langdon specified Thermoking SLX fridge units, which are ultra-fuel-efficient and 99.7 per cent recyclable. Indeed, fuel efficiency was high...

Mx Engines Launch In Us

As to what modifications will be needed to a typical European truck engine to get it to conform to the forthcoming Euro 6 emissions standards here. Currently, MX engines destined for the USA are built by DAF in Eindhoven, and 'dressed' for the American market at PACCAR's new 400 million engine plant in Columbus, Mississippi. However, assembly of complete engines using shipped-in castings will be ramped up in the Columbus plant during the summer. For the American market, the MX is available at...

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...

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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...

One Million Trucks A Year

Eurotunnel has celebrated the 15 millionth truck to cross the Channel Tunnel using its Truck Shuttle service since operations began in 1994. This considerable flow (on average, a million trucks a year since the very beginning, and even more since 2000) makes Eurotunnel the world leader in piggyback transport. Eurotunnel operates 15 electrically powered Shuttles dedicated to heavy goods vehicles. These circulate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2010, Eurotunnel Truck Shuttles crossed the...

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...

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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 Mercedesbenz

Forest products specialist C& H (Hauliers) has marked its Golden Jubilee by commissioning a striking commemorative livery for one of its new Mercedes-Benz tractor units. Part of the Charles Gee Group of global logistics companies, C& H has ordered 34 new-generation Actros 2544s from dealer Sparshatts of Kent. All are Long Distance sleepers with the sole exception of the 50th anniversary tractor, which sports a range-topping flat-floored MegaSpace cab. This 'one-off unit was the first to...

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 Paccar

ACCAR has launched the long-awaited DAF MX engine in the USA. It will be of exhaust gas recirculated and boosting efficiency. The 12.9-litre MX is said to be 325 lb lighter than the Cummins ISX it replaces, thanks to the use of compacted graphite iron material in the cylinder block and head castings. Durability has not been sacrificed according to PACCAR, which claims 90 per cent of MX engines should cover a million miles before overhaul. PACCAR's move to vertical integration in the heavy truck...

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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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...

Short Runnings

Doesn't the turtoshaft-powered Napco B52 bomber tug look like something you'd quite like to have a go in 9. Bothered by imagined visibility and cramped aspects of a low driving position Yet you'd love to drive a Challenger 2 tank 10. Aviation is a market catered for by a wide variety of lowprofile vehicles. Foden was in the frame with this compact refueller 11 Douglas Equipment's biggest aircraft tow tractor can pull 600 tonnes, the company exports over 80 per cent of its production with GM...

Size Of Fleet

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Sterling Slump Costs Operators

The decline of sterling against the euro has caused the Department for Transport to inflate the 'financial standing' requirement for hire-and-reward operators by a staggering 30 per cent. Hauliers now have to show cash reserves of 8100 for the first vehicle (up from 6200), and 4500 for each additional vehicle (up from 3400). The Road Haulage Association said it was appalled by the increase. This represents one of the biggest bombshells ever to hit UK transport operators, said RHA chief...

The Road Haulage Marketplac

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Time Behindthewh

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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

Operator Paul Doust intends to keep the FH480 for seven or eight years especially if the truck is on contract hire. But virtually all modern truck drivelines are capable of reaching one million kilometres without need for serious overhaul. Once again, this has to bring into question the wisdom of changing vehicles at three years of age or less, as even with double-shift working, many of these trucks will have barely reached 500,000 km and in most instances far less. In times gone by, when there...

Trucks

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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...

Video Test Drive

See a video of our first drive of the UK-spec 700 bhp FH 16 at www.truckingmag. co.uk So what's the big FH16-700 like to drive Well, read on but just bear in mind this somewhat lengthy introduction has taken us from a point were 180 bhp and about 600 Nm were considered more than enough to pull 32 tonnes, and now we have just under four times die power and over five times the torque levels at 44 tonnes in less than 40 years. As with the last 16-litre Volvo we tried (an FH16-580 Euro 4), this...

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...

Play

Volvo's latest tractor unit is currently at the top of the power stakes table. We take the world's most powerful production truck for four days of hard graft to see if it truly lives up to the hype one of these low-powered trucks into top gear. Contemporary road tests used to reckon anything under a minute to achieve 40 mph from a standstill was good going. Many took far longer as engines lost power due to wear, and performance suffered as a result. gt Manufacturer Design gvw Design gcw Unladen...

Issue Number 310

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Ft Xf105 Space Cab Gradeability

Gradeability Trucks

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Bailey

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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,...

Photography Pickfords

Having successfully delivered quality training and qualifications to the Passenger Transport sector over the last 10 years, Tangerine is proud to bring its unique brand of service and attention to detail to the Logistics and Freight sector. We are delighted to be working with Trucking magazine and to be able to sponsor the Business Focus section. We look forward to working closely with them to offer readers numerous quality services, products and qualification options. Pickfords' evolution from...

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...