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Free webinar on relaxing driver hours during the Coronavirus outbreak – register now

March 31, 2020 Jamie Dady

Have you heard about the temporary relaxation of drivers hours and want to know more? Motor Transport’s sister title, Commercial Motor is hosting a free webinar in association with Aquarius about this dramatic change in tachograph legislation. The additional measures being put in place by the Government and the relaxation of the working day allowances will have a dramatic affect on the haulage industry, but what exactly does it mean. This hour-long discussion will look at how it will affect […]

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Use this buying guide to discover 12 companies currently excelling in their field

February 13, 2020 Jamie Dady

Our sister title, Commercial Motor has produced a buying guide featuring 12 companies currently excelling in their fields. Companies featured include: Technopoly Accelerator, AS 24, Asset Alliance Group, Brigade Electronics UK, Close Brothers Asset Finance, IMS, MAN Truck & Bus UK, Merridale, Premier Pits, Renault Trucks, VisionTrack, Crick Trailer Sales. Click here to go to the download page.

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Clean Air Zone update 2020

January 20, 2020 Jamie Dady

Click here to go to the download page. The past few years has seen a steep rise in the prominence of environmental and air quality issues within the mainstream political agenda, both in the UK and globally. And road transport must play a core role in this environmental battle. However, are the strategies put in place by government to reduce harmful road emissions the right ones? Do they go far enough? And what will the impact on UK businesses be, […]

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Commercial Motor Golf Day 2020 is the perfect way to tee off networking opportunities

January 7, 2020 Jamie Dady

After a successful event in 2019, the Commercial Motor Golf Day is returning for 2020 on 9 July. Taking place at Lambourne Golf Club in Dropmore, Buckinghamshire, this golf challenge is open to a maximum of 25 teams of four (100 players). The format will be a four-ball full handicap Stableford competition. The best three individual Stableford scores per hole per team will count. “As well as a fantastic event, the Commercial Motor Truck Open is the perfect opportunity to […]

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Commercial Motor Golf Day returns in July 2020

December 9, 2019 Jamie Dady

After a successful event in 2019, the Commercial Motor Golf Day is returning for 2020 on 9 July at Lambourne Golf Club, Burnham. The competition is made up of 25 teams of four (100 players total) and the day will include a round of golf, a snack on the course, dinner, entertainment and drinks throughout the day. This is a perfect networking opportunity for you to connect with potential and existing customers. To book your place at the event, or […]

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Tevva convinced of electric power for urban operations

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

Essex-based TEVVA displayed a pair of 12-tonne range-extended electric vehicles. David Thackray, Tevva sales and marketing director, said the new truck is available “with or without a range extender. With the range extender it has an 80kwH battery, and without the truck has a 154kwH battery”. Thackray told CM that the vehicles are available with a full repair and operating lease, which costs 25% more per month but saves 30p per operating mile. He said Tevvas covering in excess of […]

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DAF pushed the benefits of HVO during Freight in the City

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

DAF pushed the benefits of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), and showed a Euro-6 LF 230 FA 4×2 skip-loader which, like all DAF models, can run on the fuel without any modifications. One of the advantages of HVO, DAF claims, is hauliers can utilise both it and diesel on tramping operations where EVs are less practical. Marketing manager Phil Moon said: “EVs can be unpredictable in terms of range as the infrastructure isn’t there. HVO offers a 45% reduction in CO2, […]

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Renault Trucks aims to re-gain municipal market advantage

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

Renault Trucks announced at Freight in the City, that it is setting its sights on the municipal sector, and believes its ZE technology will help to boost its appeal. The first vehicle in its zero-emission range is the Master ZE, which features a 57kW battery, giving it a 124-mile range. Although initially only available as a 3.1-tonne GVW panel van, next year it will be joined by a chassis cab and higher GVWs. Also arriving in 2020 are RHD Range D and […]

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First low-entry L-series hybrid rolled out at Freight in The City

November 13, 2019 Jamie Dady

Scania debuted a hybrid L-series – an L320 6×2 rear-steer chassis cab – which, according to head of pre-sales Phil Rootham, will improve fuel economy figures by between 10% and 15%. The truck’s DC09 diesel engine is supplemented by a 7.4kW lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. This powers an electric motor, which is situated between the diesel engine and Opticruise gearbox, allowing the truck to run on electricity alone for 10km. Like the other L-series on show, it had a factory-fitted […]