A trio of Mercedes-Benz SLT tractor units helped heavy haulier Plant Speed transport what is believed to be the longest wind speed turbine blades ever moved by road in the UK. The Bristol-based operator relied on an 8×4 Actros 4463 and two Arocs eight-wheeler 4163 variants for the commission from a European shipping and logistics customer. Unloaded from Avonmouth Dock and moved 24 miles to Magor, the blades and their spacer frames measured 68.252m in length and each weighed around […]
Hauliers now have instant access to the availability of service stations across England after two tech firms worked together to provide a colour-coded online hub.
Government urged to repair key Scottish road link after landslips lead to record breaking level of closures
Business leaders in Scotland are demanding the government commits to fixing a notorious stretch of road on the A83 plagued by major landslips.
Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles MD Ian Jones has retired with immediate effect. In a statement the Executive Board of Mercedes-Benz UK says it wants to offer Jones “best wishes for the future”. Under Jones’s reign the Sprinter won the Motor Transport Award for Fleet Van of the Year for four consecutive years. The firm adds that under Jones’s leadership Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles had “a number of notable successes, including putting Mercedes-Benz on the top spot for the UK tractor market”. A […]