Truck maker Daf has become the first truck manufacturer to approve Goodyear’s new Ultra Grip Max winter tyres as factory-fit options. The Ultra Grip Max tyre range, available in both drive and steer axle versions, is claimed to provide up to 40% more snow grip when half-worn and up to 15% more mileage compared to its Ultra Grip WTD range. “We are delighted that Daf is the first manufacturer approving our new truck winter tyre line,” said Peter Platje, director […]
Norbert Dentressangle and the UK arm of customer Mitsubishi Electric Europe have jointly purchased a Daf LF Hybrid. The 12-tonne diesel/electric hybrid has joined the operator’s dedicated distribution fleet, which moves large industrial air conditioning units, Ecodan heating systems, spare parts and instruction manuals, for Mitsubishi Electric Europe. Norbert Dentressangle has handled UK distribution for the manufacturer since 2008, and typically handles 300 orders per day with a mix of vehicles from 7.5-tonne to 18-tonne delivering the palletised goods. The […]
Vehicle rental firm Ryder has ordered 400 new tractor units to refresh its current fleet, along with 350 new trailers.
Heavy truck sales are expected to surge at least 10% in 2013 compared with this year as operators delay buying Euro-6 vehicles, which will replace Euro-5 in 2014. The predicted spike in Euro-5 sales in 2013 is expected to result in longer lead times for new trucks. One operator, Andrew Spence-Wolrich, general manager of bulk specialist Hargreaves Transport, has been told he must order Euro-5 trucks by March 2013 to be sure of getting them. Truck makers MT spoke to […]