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.
Stalkers Transport Services has put a new Daf CF85 on the road to honour the memory of MD Hughie Stalker, who passed away on 10 February after a five- year battle with lung cancer.
Cambridgeshire transport and storage provider Knowles Transport managed to generate an 11.4% pre-tax profit margin in the year to the end of December 2013 despite a sharp drop in turnover, figures logged recently at Companies House have shown.
DAF engineers to be behind the wheel when HGV platoon trial takes to UK roads within the next few months
The UK’s first on-road HGV platooning trial will begin in spring next year with a convoy of three wirelessly connected DAF trucks driven in the first phase by the manufacturer’s engineers, Highways England has confirmed.