How will truck designs keep up with the whirlwind of new urban legislation? Where is it headed when it comes to alternative fuels or autonomous trucks? What, in fact, does the future look like for the road haulage sector? Representatives from MAN, Daf, Iveco and Scania addressed these questions and more at last month’s Microlise Transport Conference, where they took place in a panel debate hosted by Motor Transport news editor Chris Druce.
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 […]
West Yorkshire-based R McDowell Distribution has put six new Scanias into operation after seeing an increase in business volumes.
Knights of Old has fitted eight new MAN TGLs with additional nearside windows to improve drivers’ vision on the road.