Wednesday 22 August 2018

Mixed messages from manufacturers on future of trucking

Four senior industry figures took to the stage at the Microlise Transport Conference to debate the future challenges facing the industry, under the Truck to the Future banner….

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CV Show attracts more than 20,000

Commercial Vehicle Show bosses have reported strong attendance figures from April’s big event, with more than 20,000 visitors descending on the NEC Birmingham. Over 450 exhibitors booked floor…

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Fleets reap benefits of Valx energy axle

Axle producer Valx has highlighted some of the features and applications of its E2! energy axle for trailers – incorporating a generator that turns motion into power, which…

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Government consults on haulage permits and trailer registration

The government has launched a new consultation on its Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration Bill, which it is currently progressing through Parliament in a bid to protect the…

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Scania shows off urban truck range

Global trends, including the rapid rise of city populations and concerns about local air quality, road safety and carbon emissions, have driven the last phase of Scania’s range…

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ACEA: direct vision cabs ‘not as effective’ as electronic aids

Recent findings by the European vehicle manufacturing body ACEA may cast doubt on the efficacy of Transport for London’s bid to improve road safety by forcing the introduction…

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DVSA earned recognition scheme is live

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency’s earned recognition scheme moved into its live phase last month, following the completion of an extensive year-long pilot. DVSA chief executive Gareth…

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Time to go HVO, says DAF

UK truck market leader DAF has called for the industry to throw its weight behind a conversion from conventional fossil-derived mineral diesel to synthetic HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil)….

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Latest trailer innovations unveiled at CV Show

British trailer-maker Don-Bur said the Smart trailer that took pride of place on its stand at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the end of April was quite possibly…

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DVSA outlines updates to annual test regime

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published final versions of its new HGV and PSV inspection manuals, which contain the standards and procedures followed by its…

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