The UK transport industry has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, and continues to face some serious challenges. However, having spoken to the UK MD’s of all eight major truck manufacturers, Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers found positive signs of recovery.
The Prince of Wales visited Gregory Distribution’s Cullompton head office on Wednesday as part of the haulier’s centenary celebrations.
Daimler is to invest €500m (£450m) to develop a level 4 autonomous truck, with a view to bringing it to market within a decade.
Mercedes-Benz launched its refreshed Actros in Berlin last week (6 September).
This Urban eTruck might look like it belongs in a science fiction film, but not so according to Mercedes-Benz UK Truck MD Mike Belk. In this exclusive short interview Belk tells Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers that the future is closer than we think. He also reveals what’s likely to follow Euro-6.
Iveco has launched two new versions of the Stralis, one of which it claims to be “the most fuel-efficient and reliable truck the market has ever seen”, and the other it believes to be so significant that it will change the face of European long-distance haulage.
The LDV brand will return to the UK this year, following a seven-year absence.
KMS Mallinson Transport will be the first UK operator to run Euro-6 versions of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros. The Barnsley-based operator placed an order for two of them at the CV Show, along with a further eight Euro-5s. “We are a forward-thinking company,” said MD Stephen Mallinson, who is looking forward to comparing the fuel economy between the two trucks. “Euro-6 is on its way, and this will be a good chance for us to get some experience of running […]