Truck of the Week is a new 2017 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 4148K 8×4 chassis designed to accommodate a plant body for concrete work. The unregistered vehicle with ClassicSpace day cab includes automatic transmission, power take-off equipment, hub reduction rear axle and cruise control. Billingham-based dealer Bell Truck and Van is offering it for £82,000 plus VAT. The vehicle – a cancelled order – includes a three-year driveline warranty from the manufacturer. For thousands more top used trucks go to commercialmotor.com
Bridgestone has developed a free app giving the correct torque settings for a wide range of commercial vehicle wheel nuts.
The introduction of trucks with more rounded fronts that improve aerodynamics as well as vision for drivers has been brought forward to 2020.
Leaving the EU without a deal would be “absolutely dreadful” for truck makers and buyers alike, making new vehicle acquisition prohibitively expensive, according to manufacturers.