Road freight transport is the “lifeblood running through the veins of the British economy,” roads and freight minister Andrew Jones MP told MT this week. Jones was at the HORIBA-MIRA proving ground at the invitation of Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media and Mercedes-Benz to get his first taste of driving HGVs. The minister tried his hand in an 8×4 Econic low cab tipper, a conventional Arocs 8×4 tipper and a top of the range 630hp 6×2 Actros tractor unit […]
Daf has two trucks in with a chance of continuing the manufacturer’s winning streak in the Motor Transport Awards Fleet Truck of the Year. The shortlist, announced at the CV Show on 10 April by Dave spence, European channel marketing manager at award sponsor Chevron, sees the Daf XF 105 and LF 45/55 matched against the Mercedes-Benz New Actros, the Volvo FH and the Scania G-series. The winner will be announced at the biggest night in road transport, the MT […]
Chinese automotive group Zhejiang Geely Holding has purchased almost 10% of Daimler, just weeks after becoming the largest shareholder in truck manufacturer AB Volvo.
The FTA has welcomed the approval by Transport MEPs of draft truck design rule changes, which will allow manufacturers to exceed current maximum length and weight dimensions.