The Metropolitan Police’s Cycle Task Force has unveiled the latest tool to help it in its Exchanging Places cyclist safety awareness programme – an MAN TGX truck. The truck, which the Met’s Cycle Task Force has leased for a year with funding from TfL, will be used at 120 Exchanging Places events around London during 2014. The events help make cyclists more aware of how restricted the field of vision really is for HGV drivers, and encourage them to stay […]
CM Downton has made a £4.5m investment in its fleet after a take-off in demand, purchasing 50 new tractor units and 60 curtainsided 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 […]