Four leading truck manufacturers will take the stage again at the Microlise Transport Conference next week. Hosted by Motor Transport news editor Chris Druce, the Truck to the Future panel will discuss key issues affecting the road transport industry and its future. Members of the panel will include: Daf Trucks UK business planning director Laurence Drake; MAN Truck and Bus MD Thomas Hemmerich; Mark Grant, aftersales director at Scania GB; and Iveco UK product director Martin Flach. Registration is still […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
The winners of the 2012 MAN Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were announced yesterday (17 May) at a lunch ceremony held at The Savoy Hotel in London, with Wincanton general manager Lynne Watson taking the coveted Woman of the Year Award. Now in their fifth year, the Everywoman Awards help to raise awareness of women who are excelling in this non-traditional sector by championing role models and showcasing the breadth of opportunities available to women in the logistics industry. […]
European truck manufacturers have been hit with a record €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine after they colluded for 14 years on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of compliance with emissions rules.