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
Currie European Transport has placed an order with Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland for 25 Euro-6 Volvo FH tractor units.
New truck cab designs will include larger windscreens and have more streamlined bodies after MEPs passed a law to do away with ‘brick-shaped’ lorries.
MEPs have narrowly voted through a proposal to introduce new legislation on maximum vehicle noise that would see most new heavy road-going trucks restricted to a maximum of 79dB(A) with new off-roaders limited to 80dB(A). The vote, held by the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee on 18 December, also moves forward a plan to introduce an obligatory labelling scheme to inform operators about the noise rating of vehicles in brochures and at the point of purchase. The 79dB(A) limit would apply […]