• CV Show 2022 draws in the crowds

    Published On: Thursday 30 June 2022

    The 2022 Commercial Vehicle Show, which took place at the end of May, saw thousands of visitors descend on the NEC Birmingham to view a wide array of vehicles, products […]

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  • BPW launches BAX electric truck

    Published On: Wednesday 29 June 2022

    German axle manufacturer BPW displayed an electric drive axle at the recent Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. Rather than supply the unit to third parties, the company is to install […]

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  • Merc to show long-haul e-truck at IAA

    Published On: Tuesday 28 June 2022

    Mercedes-Benz will reveal what it calls the ‘concept prototype’ of its all-electric eActros LongHaul at September’s IAA Show in Hannover, Germany. The launch comes just two years after Mercedes first […]

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  • Trailer maker faces price hikes and wood shortages

    Published On: Monday 27 June 2022

    Rising material prices are impacting on profits at European trailer market leader Schmitz Cargobull, while production is now being constrained by the availability of wood, CEO Andreas Schmitz told journalists […]

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  • Senior TC issues conference compliance advice

    Published On: Saturday 25 June 2022

    Failures to notify the authorities of substantive changes to O-licences are a big issue, senior traffic commissioner Richard Turfitt (pictured, right) warned delegates at the Microsoft Transport Conference in Coventry. […]

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  • First electric mixer goes to Tarmac

    Published On: Thursday 23 June 2022

    Construction material supplier Tarmac has ordered the UK’s first battery-electric mixer truck for Autumn delivery to work at Tarmac’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham. The truck will supply construction materials […]

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  • Trade groups welcome fresh funding for zero-emission HGVs

    Published On: Tuesday 7 June 2022

    A £200 million funding package announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) last month has been praised as a key step in decarbonising the sector. The transport minister Trudy Harrison […]

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  • Cause for ‘cautious optimism’ on driver shortage

    Published On: Thursday 2 June 2022

    Truck drivers’ wages are contin­uing to rise, amidst signs that industry recruitment and train­ing initiatives are beginning to have a tangible effect in less­ening the severity of the HGV driver […]

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  • IRU call for action as fuel prices continue to bite

    Published On: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The world road transport organisation IRU warned last month that emergency action on fuel costs had become vital in order to prevent the collapse of transport operators and the consequent […]

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