HIAB, the UK market leader in truck-mounted lift trucks (TMLT), skip and hook loaders and truck-mounted cranes, is opening a network of eight dedicated service centres around the UK to provide a one-stop-shop for the repair and maintenance of this increasingly sophisticated equipment. MT caught up with Rogier van der Linde, MD UK & Ireland at HIAB, at the recent official opening of the first of these centres in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
The final session of the conference saw a panel of representatives from four major truck manufacturers debate the future of truck design.
At an Innovation Workshop held ahead of the conference delegates heard some truly frightening statistics on the potential number of dangerously drivers at risk of sleep disorders – and some ways of detecting and solving the problem.
Another packed audience of 1,200 transport professionals assembled for the sixth annual Microlise Transport Conference at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to hear a series of top class speakers outline the key challenges and opportunities facing the road transport industry.
Greenergy is probably the biggest transport fuels supplier you have never heard of. While it has around 35% of the UK market, supplying 17.1bn litres of petrol and diesel last year, it operates no filling stations and its fleet of 150 tankers are usually liveried in either customer brands or that of its own fuel transport operation Flexigrid.
Scania’s 13-litre gas engine rated up to 410hp will be available in a 6×2 tractor at some point. The high output engine can currently only be fitted under a G or R-series rigid or 4×2 tractor cab.
Four hauliers have been nominated for Haulier of the Year, sponsored by Volvo Trucks, at the 2018 Motor Transport Awards – which takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on 4 July. Congratulations to Miniclipper; Stephen Sanderson Transport; Howard Tenens and Expect Distribution – as they look to follow 2017 winner Wincanton. Haulier of the Year (sponsored by Volvo Trucks)
It would be a “disaster” for the commercial vehicle industry if the UK crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a good trade deal with the remaining EU27 countries, SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes has warned.
A long-term loyal supporter of the CV Show, MAN Truck & Bus was the only OEM to book space at the 2018 event, with its big deep red TGX dominating hall 5 on 24-26 April.
The 32nd Motor Transport Awards will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane on 4 July 2018 to celebrate, recognise and reward excellence in the road freight transport industry. Entries into this year’s Motor Transport Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year. Tables are selling much faster than previous years, so if you haven’t booked your table yet, get in quick before they sell out. A Motor Transport […]