CEMEX is rolling out 57 new DAF 8-wheeler tipper trucks featuring a mix of pedestrian safety awareness messages. The DAF CF85s feature either Bulkrite or Wilcox insulated bodies. They will used to carry approximately 20 tonnes of aggregates for the production of concrete and in construction from around the UK. For the first time the safety message on their sides includes images of three different groups of vulnerable pedestrians – school children, older people and mums with babies and toddlers. […]
Watson Fuels has launched a phased replacement programme for its 350-strong fleet, which has already seen 58 new DAF rigid trucks enter service with another 30 more due this month.
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 […]
A new report has called into question the effectiveness of safety mirrors fitted to LGVs as a means of preventing accidents involving cyclists.