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Truckstop News went to press, the Mercedes-Benz has Artist’s German manufacturer said the design is impression announced Arocs, a as unusual as the complete truck, which of the new features steel elements on the bumpers, new specialist truck ofthe benefit to Transport drivers are improved seats and of driving – Merc he government has launched the HGV Road Freight Association’s director policy, Foreign operators must pay the levy before usingAlsoArocs a robust radiator guard androad. optically view of the This is position, optimised to provide a better promises Volvo Trucks has lifted the lid on its User Levy to ensure foreign hauliers are finally Karen Dee. “They pay vehicle tax in their own country, UK roads. Discounts are available for longer periods, for construction work, integrated construction-specifi c and folding new aided bytrucks an increase in the cabʼs usable window area being charged to use the UK road network. and buy low-taxed diesel before entering the UK – an with charges varying between £1.70 and £10 per all-new FH series of heavy trucks, Also benefit to drivers are improved seats and driving entry step. will beoftough innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. which is set to follow British truck drivers working Europethe and in optimised so doing,to save up toa better £200 on a of full tank of fuel. view road. This is position, provide Volvo Trucks hasinin lifted lid on its day or £85 to £1000 per year. New for the Arocs are the the product designed with the driver mindcurrently Stalks and controls arranged in priority so area the aided by an increase in the cabʼs usable window and an “The levy won’tare fully redress this imbalance inmost tolls and levies when delivering goods abroad, The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium The levy has largely received backing from the all-new FH series of heavy trucks, onpay the heels of the new groups Loader and Grounder. The important now closest to the driver, and the The Mercedes-Benz and a new focus on fuel economy. innovative rear-view mirror design. road transport industry. “Until now, operators of costs, ones butslimmer itare does create a fairer arrangement for UK but foreign trucks operating in the UKActros have notpremium The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium long-haul tractor unit range was the star steering wheel now has aare neck tilthas function – another Arocs Loader been fully optimised designed with the driver in mind Stalks and controls arranged in priority so the most foreign HGVs have paid nothing in UK taxes,” said operators.” traditionally been required to make a similar Actros for long-distance long-haul tractor unit range was world-first in theto truck reduce its kerb weight, important ones are nowworld. closest to the driver,and and the long-haul tractor unit range wasthe thestar star attraction some of the North-West’s andwhen afor focus onto fuel economy. Details were scarce we went payment. Safety is high on agenda, Anthe all-new cab attraction for some of North-West’s steering wheel now hasthe a neck tiltsaid function – another transport the Antos Mercedes-Benz result provides press The ahead of and the official launch on new levy –road which was launched on April 1 at a attraction for some of the the North-West’s leading transport operators, structure features more upright A-pillars, which world-first in the truck world. From April 1, foreign payload-optimised 4x2 tractor units September 5,Details but the Swedish were scarce when weoperators, went to leading road transport at a and nearly a year ahead of schedule – introduces 3 for heavy-duty shortisan high on the agenda, all-newspace. cab give Safety the cab additional 1 m ofAninterior leading road operators, at a operators have to pay to use launch event staged byonleading press of transport theNews manufacturer toldisahead Truckstop thelaunch which are among the lightest vehicles a charge launch that designed toofficial ensure British hauliers structure upright A-pillars, which event staged by leading This means features an extra more 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of September 5, but the Swedish from new FHs will be available in both Euro the British road network incab thean construction sector – as well as radius distribution. 3 of interior dealer Enza. launch event staged by leading are better able to compete with their foreign give the additional m space. storage capacity, as well as 1greater comfort on manufacturer told Truckstop News the 5 and 6 form, and pack a vast amount dealer Enza. 8x4/4 concrete mixers with 32-tonne This means 300 litres (10.5 ft) of counterparts. board.“The caban isextra optimised both for cu work and dealer new improvements. FHs will be availableEnza. in both Euro of upgrades and storage capacity, as well as greater comfort on rom onwards, the German maximum permissible weight. The2013 levy has long been called for by the UK leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, 5 and 6 form, and pack a vast amount Leading the charge for fuel board.“The cab is optimised both for work and vehicle manufacturer said all its The Arocs Grounder is designed haulage industry and creates a fairer system by of upgrades and improvements. integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low Held atis the Oultonnew ParkI-See race circuit in Cheshire, the efficiency Volvoʼs leisurefor time,” Nilsson said. extremely “A better bed, trucks and tractor units used for operating under difficult removing some of the inequality UK hauliers feelthe Leading the charge for fuel noise levels among other features, all increase Held at (Truckstop the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put function News, issue 301). integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low Centres efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the when paying to use many roads abroad. onand off-road applications in the conditions. According to Mercedes, the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good event gave invited guests their first chance to put the paces on UK roads. across the noise levels among other features, all increase The vehicle system,through which its works alongside the function (Truckstop News, issue 301). event gave invited guests their first chance to put the “The HGV levy will provide aclaimed massive for nightʼsthe sleep, which in turn means less construction sector will be known under it is of extremely stable drivers andand resilient vehicle through its paces on UK New Actros is the ultimate premium truckboost for longUK chance pleasant relaxation aare good I-Shift automated transmission, isroads. Theissystem, which works alongside the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. tired and more alert.” the UK haulage industry,” said transport distance transport. From the outset, designers and New Actros the ultimate premium truck secretary for longthe name Arocs. andwhich has been manufactured to be idling speed. Maximum tractive power a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive nightʼs sleep, in turn means drivers are less to cut consumption by five per cent by I-Shift automated transmission, claimed We give £5 to Newnew Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longengineers were determined to provide theisbest possible Production of uncompromising thealert.” Volvo FH will start in spring distance transport. From outset, designers and Patrick McLoughlin. “It the will create a level playing tired and more The dump trucks, all-wheel drive and robust for2013 the ranges and two steering front axles. Fourabout the route the truck storing information to cut consumption by five per cent byand from 1000 to 3000 Nm and will charity for distance transport. From the outset, designers comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity engineers were determined to provide the best possible for the European market. fi eld across Europe, giving UK fi rms a much better Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 dump trucks, concrete mixers, tractor toughest jobs on the construction site. every medical bethe achieved by the four engine sizes: axle versions with one front and three drives along.storing “The next time theabout truckthe uses route truck information engineers were determined to provide the best possible operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and for the European market. opportunity toI-See win business. the same operates the time drives along. “The next uses units and route, drop-side chassis vehicles willthe truck The Arocs will premiere at the Bauma 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre. The latter rear axles, a wide range of air-sprung sizes, engine ratings options, allowing customers comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as and well as a sweeping range oftaking cab to “This isgears yet another example of howthe we are the same route, I-See operates accelerator, and brakes to ensure besizes, available as two-, threeand fourtrade fair in April 2013. is completely new and comes in the vehicles, or a load-optimised concretetailorengine vehicles perfectly for as anya application. operating economy, as well sweeping range of cab ratings and options, allowing customers to positive action to British business build a new OM 473 engine. accelerator, gears and brakes said to and ensure progress is as economical as variants possible,” axle vehicles, with 16back output form of the mixer chassis with single-tyred drive The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor vehicles perfectly foreconomical any application. progress is as as possible,” said stronger, more competitive economy.” Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have ranging fromClaes 238 bhp to 625 bhp. Mercedes said the Arocs will also be tandem are examples of the variety of tailor perfectly for any application. Thevehicles current Actros holds the Guinness World Record Nilsson, president, Truck The levy affects all HGVs ofper 12Volvo tonnes or frugal more Corporation. shown the new model is seven cent more The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have The engines have been designed setting an example with its drive system. new Arocs versions available straight off or 0870 6091540 Corporation. that drive on five UKto roads, irrespective ofmore country ofhave An additional cent saving in when specified meet Euro 5per emissions regulations, new seven cent frugal for fuel economy atper 40istonnes butfuel road tests toshown meet the future Euro 6 emissions The engine’s power will be transmitted the production line. Anmodel additional five gvw, per cent saving in fuel use is possible Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel registration. Itwith is meet structured inemissions a series of bands which while the new ultra-clean Euro 6 5version shows a four per when specified to regulations, shown the model isEuro seven per cent more frugal use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel standard, and the trucks will be by the PowerShift 3 automated The Arocs has seven cabs available Package. This package encompasses refl ect vehicle type, weight and number of axles. cent improvement. while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, Package. This package encompasses available for order as a Euro 6 transmission, fitted as a standard. Drive in 14 different versions. As supplements training and monthly assistance – Fuel The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test UK operators will pay the levy at the same time as cent whileimprovement. the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows–aFuel four per training and monthly assistance version programs are available which have been to the compact 2.3 m cabs in L, M or drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical Advice –only. and its aim to its cut by VED in one transaction foraim administrative ease. Attest the Cotswold Medicals Ltd Theimprovement. 81 guests took turns tofuel head on 17-mile Advice – is and is costs toout cut fuela costs by cent Coverdale House The BlueTec 6 engines are designed specifi cally versions, the new Arocs can also be driving conditions. The route included singleand dualchanging driving styles and increasing same time as introducing the levy, the government drive, chosen to simulate a out variety typical testdeveloped for the vehicle’s Mark S changing styles and increasing Thecarefully 81 guests tookdriving turns to head on aof17-mile Little Sodbury End May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator asdriving in-line six-cylinder engines with varied range of applications. fi tted with spacious 2.5 m variants with knowledge of how to drive for maximum Bristol BS37 6QE knowledge ofroute to drive for maximum conditions. The included singleand dualis reducing VED, such that more than nineof out of 10 drive, carefully chosen tohow simulate a variety typical trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys a total reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. fuel-efficiency. exhaust-gas turbocharger and Thedualdrive configurations offered for Mark aMay level cab floor. fuel-efficiency. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator UK vehicles will pay more than now. driving conditions. Theno route included single- and Charges include VAT of almost miles covered on the Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6the driveline reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6– driveline trucks provided for the event made 10day. journeys a–totalrange from the 4x2 two-axle Mark May Although release images of intercooler to700 provide good tractive the-Arocs carriageway roads. Each of four demonstrator see our On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, of which for European production ofproduction which for the European of almost 700 miles covered on thethe day. the Arocs were not available as power atprovided little more the engine’s version with rear-wheel drive to 8x8/4, trucks forthan the event made 10 journeys a total logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart-Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 see our ACCIDENT

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terrible premature tyre wear. It was pushing up our running costs and eating into valuable workshop hours. “The difference in performance since we started fitting Michelin replacement tyres has been incredible. We’re getting a very respectful mileage performance from the tyres and roadside downtime is a rare occurrence. As a result, we now fit Michelin products on all axles.” Cosgrave also specifies Michelin tyres as original equipment on new trucks and trailers joining the fleet. “It cost us €750 to have 385/65R22.5 XTE3 tyres fitted on each of our new Dennison trailers, but it’s worth it,” he said. “When you consider the total value of ownership we’ll unlock from each of these Michelin casings, it more than covers the additional cost.” Cosgrave Transport operates its own on-site workshop, where staff inflate tyres to bespoke pressures defined by Michelin for each vehicle type. The workshop team also ensure tyres follow the tyre-maker’s multiple lives policy, with the new X MultiWay 3D XZEs fitted on the steer axle, X MultiWay 3D XDE Remix tyres on the drive axle and Encore remoulds on trailers.

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river safety and compliance solutions provider Lytx Europe Ltd has announced Ian Peters of DS Smith as the winner of its International Driver of the Year Award. Peters was selected as a result of his excellent driving behaviour, demonstrated while following Lytx’s DriveCam programme, which the firm said has helped him to become a safer driver. The DriveCam programme, which combines sophisticated data analytics with video review, allows commercial drivers and fleet managers to identify the root causes of risky driving among their fleets. The International Driver of the Year Award recognises drivers who have shown they are able to consistently operate their vehicle in a safe and responsible manner, demonstrating the fewest number of risky driving incidents that would indicate a requirement for coaching. DS Smith driver Peters, who has been a professional driver for 16 years, said the DriveCam programme helped him to become a safer driver and also demonstrate his professionalism to his employer. “DriveCam has given me a much greater awareness to situations that may arise or develop,” Peters said. “I’m now much more proactive, rather than reactive, in my driving style. I have been able to evolve and demonstrate my professionalism to my employer and my colleagues and feel safer as I do so.” Peters has worked for DS Smith for nine years, using the Lytx’ DriveCam programme for the last five. Lytx VP and general manager for Europe, Paul Jones, who presented the award to Peters, said: “Lytx congratulates Ian on this fantastic achievement. Our

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DS Smith driver Ian Peters reckons the DriveCam system has made him safer behind the wheel goal is to make sure drivers always get home safely to their families and the level of safety Ian has achieved is a real testament to the DriveCam programme.” Peters added: “For drivers just about to embark on the DriveCam programme, I would say to treat the camera as your friend – it is there as much for you as it is for anybody else. You can learn from it and improve your professional techniques; I certainly have in the last five years. “I feel less stressed and fatigued through the way I now drive. A good example of how my style of driving has changed would be my approach to traffic lights. When I approach a light that is green, I will slow down to a speed that I can stop safely and without activating the camera if the light was to change to red. Ultimately, my approach is therefore safer.”

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olvo dealer Crossroads Truck and Bus Limited in Rotherham has supplied what it believes are the first new series FH rigid/drawbars to go into service in the UK. The two 14-plate 6x4 double-drive configuration prime-movers have joined the 20-strong fleet of Sheffield-based Universal Recycling Company, which recently also put a 63-plate Volvo FMX 8x4 hooklift into service. The independent family-owned and managed business has operated Volvos for over 40 years. A lovingly refurbished 6x4, 1979 T-reg F7 rigid, driven by three generations of the Universal Recycling Company’s owners, points up the differences in size and overall specification compared to the latest Volvos. The F7 was defleeted 10 years ago and may be seen at shows in the future. The FHs, which are additional trucks in

the Universal Recycling Company fleet, were purchased in response to increasing demand for the Yorkshire company’s services. Coupled to drawbar trailers and operating at 44 tonnes, they will be used to collect and deliver recyclable materials from sites across the UK. ”Product quality, the spacious new FH cab and driver appeal were key to the company’s decision to invest in the new trucks,” said Universal’s director, John Hughes. ”The new trucks are on a five-year Repair and Maintenance contract with Crossroads and in terms of parts availability and dealer service, Volvo is the best in the country.” The FHs were specified with the 13-litre engine rated at 540 bhp and are fitted with Hyva hooklift equipment. The FMX is equipped with the 500 bhp version of the Euro 5-spec 13-litre engine, and is also fitted with a Hyva hooklift. Universal took its new FHs on a five-year R&M contract

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The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium long-haul tractor unit range was the star attraction for some of the North-West’s leading road transport operators, at a launch event staged by leading dealer Enza.

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Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longdistance transport. From the outset, designers and engineers were determined to provide the best possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor vehicles perfectly for any application. The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per cent improvement. The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical driving conditions. The route included single- and dualMark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total of almost 700 miles covered on the day. On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also enjoyed ‘hot laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing cars piloted by professional drivers. PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of food waste and animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & Sons, summed up the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and superbly organised. The new Actros is brilliant. The driving experience was fantastic and if the fuel performance figures are to be believed it will be an unbeatable all-round package. The previous Actros is a very good truck - but this new one is a huge step forward.”

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berdeen-based Dyce Carriers has taken delivery of five Mercedes-Benz New Actros tractor units with rangetopping GigaSpace cabs. Supplied by Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen, all are 2551 models powered by 510 bhp straight-six engines driving through PowerShift automated transmissions. Dyce Carriers, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, has headquarters in Aberdeen and depots in Dalgety Bay, Fife, and Poole, Dorset. Its New Actros are on general haulage duties nationwide and represent additions to the company fleet, which now numbers 72 trucks, as well as a handful of vans and pick-ups. “We’ve had Actros tractors in the past and they’ve been good, solid performers - but the significant investments MercedesBenz Commercial Vehicles Aberdeen has been making to improve its facilities recently have convinced us the high-quality backup we demand is also in place,” said Dyce managing director, Jason Moir. “The dealer has given us all the assurances we could ask for about the level of service we’ll receive. “Our decisions on vehicle acquisitions are also heavily influenced by factors like value for money and image. The Mercedes-Benz Agility finance is very flexible and the rates highly competitive.” The Agility finance package offers similar benefits to a conventional hire purchase with

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‡ Flexible finance was key reason for Dyce taking five New Actros a Guaranteed Future Value (GFV), but gives operators extra options at the end of the term. The customer can choose whether to pay off the final lump sum and keep the vehicle, use the vehicle as a part exchange for a brand new one, or return it free of any further obligations, apart from an excess mileage charge if the initially agreed limit has been exceeded, and damage charges over

and above fair wear and tear. But as well as flexible finance, image was also a key consideration for Dyce. “The New Actros is a very striking piece of kit, with real presence on the road,” Moir said. “Ours have already attracted a lot of positive comments from customers and transport enthusiasts via our website, and the drivers’ comments have been extremely positive too.”

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TGS tough it out in UAE

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nited Arab Emirates-based construction company Saif Bin Darwish has bought 150 heavy MAN TGS 40.440 WW 6x4 tractor units in an order totalling more than €10 million. Saif Bin Darwish is one of the major civil and infrastructure engineering companies in UAE and has a long relationship of working with MAN. “We have trusted MAN for 35 years now and operate a fleet of 690 trucks,” said Andrew Carter, manager plant and rental division. “With the newly launched TGS WW 6x4 with Aero Package and TipMatic, we have rejuvenated our fleet to the latest standard.” Carter said the firm’s vehicles have to cope with very rough conditions and operate

Saif Bin Darwish is sticking with MAN for its latest fleet additions

on- and off-road, which means the company requires its trucks to be both robust and fuelefficient to achieve optimal performance. “Just last year we had three trucks crossing the one million kilometres mark with no major repairs over the last five years,” Carter added. “Because of this durability and reliability, we decided once again to invest in MAN trucks.” Saif Bin Darwish’s Operations Division is primarily responsible for equipment rental and transport. The main focus of its 690-truck fleet is to support the company’s projects and to provide material haulage services from the company-owned crusher in Fujairah to customers all over United Arab Emirates.

Pallet firm forks out for ‘perfect’ forklifts

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Paneltex riders Phil Carrick, Andy Murphy and Simon Beecroft raised over £4250 for a local charity

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uropean pallet network Palletways has switched to using Mitsubishi forklift trucks after breaking away from the longstanding forklift supplier which has serviced its Lichfield depot for the last 14 years. Last year, Palletways took the decision to source 60 GRENDIA LPG trucks and associated equipment from Jofson Mitsubishi – and a year on, the new trucks have proven so successful the switch could be copied at the firm’s other sites across the Continent. “After 14 years, it was a major decision to break away from our previous supplier,” said Palletways general manager, Dave Daniels. “Understandably, we were worried. But it was perfect. We couldn’t be happier.” The Mitsubishi GRENDIA model was selected following extensive testing and comparison of fuel economy and

short-shuttle performance against major competitors. An experienced Palletways forklift operator visited Jofson to finalise the trucks’ specification, with fingertip hydraulic controls and individual driver ID. Meanwhile, John Wright of Jofson created a bespoke service agreement to ensure the trucks would always deliver for Palletways’ intensive, round-the-clock operation. The GRENDIA forklifts came into their own over Christmas, when Palletways set new records for pallet movements in a single night. “We really put the trucks through their paces,” Daniels said. “Last night was fairly typical: we made 27,000 pallet movements. It’s incredibly hard work, 24 hours a day, six and a half days a week. I always say one year here is like five anywhere else, so a tough truck and great support are essential.”

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hree employees from Hull-based bodybuilder Paneltex have handed over a cheque for £4256.88 to local charity Dove House Hospice after raising the money from a charity cycle challenge held last year. Phil Carrick, Andy Murphy and Simon Beecroft undertook a cycling challenge in France as part of the L’Etape du Tour, an event which was first established in 1993 to allow amateur cyclists to test their legs on the route of one of the mountain stages in the Tour de France. This challenge, now in its 22nd year, has become the reference race for cyclosportive riders from all over the world. Phil, Andy and Simon joined a staggering 13,500 other entrants, riding in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees C, as they attempted to conquer the torturous climbs of the Tour, with the cycle challenge covering the last mountain stage of the 100th Tour de France. The course was a classic Alpine stage, taking in the climbs of the Cote du Puget (796 m), Col de Leschaux (944 m), Col des Pres

Clugston clinches Range T deal

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lugston Distribution, the logistics arm of the Clugston Group of companies, has announced a £2.15 million fleet expansion and renewal plan for 2014. The investment is part of the company’s strategy to develop its customer base across the UK by growing services in the fuels, bulk powdered food, intermodal and bulk ash movement markets, and follows a 20 per cent growth in revenue in 2013. The investment is being used to purchase 18 new Euro 6 Renault Range T tractor units and 14 new trailers. Clugston Distribution is also

looking to employ up to 13 new employees to support the company’s UK growth. “We are delighted the Clugston Board has chosen to support us further by backing our ambitious growth plans,” said David Heath, head of logistics at Clugston Distribution. “2013 was a great year for us and we are looking forward to continuing our success in 2014 and beyond. We are forecasting double-digit revenue growth again in 2014.” The new Euro 6 Renaults, which have already been ordered, will be split between fleet replacement and additional fleet capacity. The

nine additional vehicles are being split across different areas of the business to strengthen the overall operations. Clugston’s first two Euro 6 Renaults will be on the road in March delivering flour and other bulk food products. Four of the additional vehicles are being added to the bulk food powders operations and two to the industrial powder fleet, to support the company’s work with blue-chip cement manufacturers and ash producers. The remaining three will become part of the fuels fleet, taking the fleet strength of this operation

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(1142 m) Mont Revard (1463 m) culminating with a final climb up to Semnoz (1655 m). Over 10,600 of the original starting participants, including the three-man Paneltex team, finally completed the gruelling course – a record for the event. “As we approached the last climb with extremely tired legs, this was by far the hardest part of the course,” said Paneltex’s Phil Carrick. “But the support and sponsorship kept us all focused, knowing our cycle challenge was nothing compared to those who are unfortunate enough to need the services of Dove House Hospice.” The charity challenge is one of many undertaken over the years by staff at Paneltex and is part of the close association between the Hull manufacturer and Dove House Hospice. Dove House in Hull is a charity providing excellent care for people in the local community with life-limiting illnesses, and it is the only adult hospice in the area serving a population of 325,000. … Clugston’s Range Ts will be used to transport flour and other bulk food products up to 16 vehicles on the Humber and Tees. Over the course of the last two years, Clugston Distribution’s workforce has grown by 40 people and the company has invested a total of £4 million on new vehicle assets. By the end of 2014, overall fleet numbers will be approaching 100 vehicles on the road.


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Cappagh collects Canters for tipper ops

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i mbledon-based civil engineering group Cappagh has ordered a new fleet of 7.5-tonne FUSO Canter tippers for use on its urban operations. The contractor, which said it had been won over by the Canter’s payload capacity, rugged durability and compact footprint, has taken delivery of 20 Canter 7C15s for use by tarmac gangs. “These vehicles are used to carry out utility work throughout the Greater London area,” said plant manager, John Gormley. “They transport debris away from site, while also bringing in tarmac and tools to complete the job. “The Canter is not too big, so relatively easy to manoeuvre in congested areas,” he added. “And at 3900 kg it will carry about half a tonne more than we’d get on a conventional 7.5-tonner, which represents a big win in terms of productivity.” The trucks were bought from MercedesBenz dealer Rygor, which is also responsible for sales and support of the popular FUSO light truck range. It took back 15 older Canters in part exchange, but Cappagh is

Canters will be used on utility operations in the Greater London area

also still running another 10 Canters which it purchased in 2012. The company’s new Canters are equipped with twin-plate, dual-clutch DUONIC automated transmissions. Their tipping

bodies are by Abba Commercials of Dover, which also fitted roof-mounted beacons. Cappagh will be maintaining its new Canters in-house, but relies on Rygor for regular parts deliveries and warranty support.

Arclid’s lean DAF makes the grade

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heshire bulk tanker operator Arclid Transport has said it is pleased with its new weight-watching mid-lift axle DAF CF with ally wheels, which has resulted in a weight of just 7780 kg with a driver and half a tank of fuel. The firm said the combination of the lowweight CF tractor unit with an ally Feldbinder tanker means the outfit can achieve a payload of 28,300 kg at 44 tonnes gross weight. Around half a tonne is shaved off the weight of the CF by the use of 17.5 inch wheels on the lift axle, rather than the 22.5 inch wheels normally found on this type of 6x2. Further weight is saved by fitting Alcoa ally wheels – and the extensive use of ally in the 42 m3 tank also contributes to the low overall weight. “This is the first Euro 6 vehicle in our 25-strong fleet and I’m very pleased DAF has been able to provide us with a tractor unit that meets the new emissions standard, yet comes in at a very good weight,” said transport manager, Peter Conway. “As a result, and based on good experience since we first introduced this model in 2009, we’ve now made the FTP our standard when it comes to choosing tractor units. “We’ve also now adopted the practice of fitting the blowing and tipping equipment to the tank, rather than the tractor, and this brings several benefits,” he added. “It reduces the weight of the tractor, allows us to use the trailer with other tractors that are not fitted with a PTO, such as sub contractor vehicles,

… Firm spec’d its new CF with weightsaving ally wheels and tank to boost payload

and cuts our fuel costs because we can use red diesel in the JCB donkey engine and there’s no idle running of the truck engine. Add to that the excellent payload we get from this configuration and we have a very productive and hopefully more profitable vehicle.” Conway said appearance is also important to the company, which led to the addition of skylights fared into the roofline, a roofmounted Kelsa lightbar with four spots and hazard beacons, extra lights above the fullwidth sun visor, and fog lights in the bumper. “With the tractor coming from the factory painted in our distinctive purple livery, we had only to add a white stripe and lettering to achieve a real head-turner of the truck that

presents a great image for our business,” Conway said. Based out of the firm’s headquarters at Arclid in Cheshire, the DAF and Feldbinder tank will be covering around 100,000 km a year delivering a range of products from sand to salt. Most work will be in the UK, but the company holds an international licence, so it can operate on the Continent. And Arclid’s TASCC registration brings added operational flexibility as it allows the Feldbinder tank to be used to carry food products as well as industrial materials. Arclid specified its new CF with Space Cab, DAF’s top-power 510 bhp MX-13 engine and a 12-speed AS-Tronic automated transmission.

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urotunnel is celebrating the passage of its 20 millionth truck since services began on July 25, 1994. The milestone was reached on March 25, 2014 as a commercial vehicle made its journey through the rolling motorway on board a Freight Shuttle travelling from Coquelles, France to Folkestone. In 2013, the 15 Eurotunnel Freight Shuttles which operate 24/7, 365 days a year, carried almost 1.5 million trucks. The Freight Shuttle

service is used by more than 3000 major customers from every corner of Europe (including the Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia), and makes 63,000 departures each year. The 20 millionth truck belongs to Emons Cargo BV – part of the Dutch Emons Group, which operates 160 modern 2WIN doubledeck vehicles. “We have used the Channel Tunnel since its opening 20 years ago,” said Eric Driessen,

commercial director of Emons Cargo BV. “We are frequent users and we are delighted and proud to have the 20 millionth truck to cross the Channel on board a Eurotunnel Shuttle. Jo Willacy, Eurotunnel commercial director, added: “We are especially pleased the 20 millionth truck to cross the Channel through the Tunnel is part of one of our earliest customer’s fleets. It is recognition of the professionalism of our employees and the quality of the service we provide.”

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Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longdistance transport. From the outset, designers and engineers were determined to provide the best possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor vehicles perfectly for any application. The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per cent improvement. The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical ‘Driver medicals at affordable prices’ driving conditions. The route included single- and dualMark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total of almost 700 miles covered on the day. see our On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, logistics manager at Widnes-based RayTrans-fats Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 ACCIDENT – the ‘ugly’ fats! Super fats – the ‘best’ fats! bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also The worst type of fat iscars trans-fats, which increases LDL and lowers Now worth mentioning are ‘super fats’ that arefeature actuallyongood for8 enjoyed ‘hot laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing piloted by professional drivers. page PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of foodHDL, wasteand andmust animalbe by-products recycling specialist Johnaltered Pointon by & a avoided. These fats have been your heart and brain. These are omega-3 fatty acids found in Do you know your ‘good’ fat from your ‘bad’ Sons, summed up fat? the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and called hydrogenation tofantastic make the more high quantities in the brain. These are a type of poly-unsaturated superbly organised. The new Actros is process brilliant. The driving experience was andfat if the fuel stable, hence For years fats have taken a bit of a beating from ‘low-fat’ activists. performance figures are to be believedless it will be anto unbeatable all-round package. The previous Actros is a as it likely spoil food. Food manufacturers use this liberally fat that research has shown helps your body and mind. Taken verygood good truck - butand thiscan new one is a protects huge steptheir forward.” But not all fats are bad - some are in fact for you processed foods but it is bad for you as it contributes in sufficient quantities they influence depression, sharpen your

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FDS Seaways has signed a new contract with Swedish truck manufacturer Scania for the transport of truck chassis on the Rotterdam to Felixstowe freight route. The shipping operator said the new contract, which commenced on April 1, will represent revenue of more than €800,000 in 2014. The two-year contract with Scania will see DFDS Seaways move an estimated weekly average of 75 truck chassis, produced in Scania’s largest factory in Zwolle, the Netherlands, which will be used in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new contract comes in addition to the already existing shipment of truck chassis

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on the freight routes from Rotterdam to Felixstowe and Immingham. The two routes will in total handle about 10,000 truck chassis per year. The contract is an extension of the operator’s current cooperation with Scania. DFDS Seaways already transports truck and bus chassis for Scania on the shipping routes between Gothenburg and Immingham, and on Gothenburg to Ghent. “We are very pleased with this new cooperation,” said Rob Olbertz, route director for the Rotterdam-Felixstowe route that offers three daily sailings per week in both directions. “It demonstrates DFDS Seaways’ reliability and high performance are recognised and appreciated by the customer.” Ferry operator DFDS Seaways will be shipping Scania truck chassis to the UK


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etcalfe Plant of Penrith has invested in a pair of Thompsons Loadmaster bodies as part of its fleet renewal programme – with each having a specification finely tuned to a particular type of work. For general purpose tipping, the operator chose an all-steel Loadmaster Lite with single-skinned body, which it felt offered a combination of strength, durability and high carrying capacity. “We chose this version of Loadmaster for general, mixed traffic tipping, where loads are typically muck, stone and crushed recycled materials,” said company owner, Tony Metcalfe. “However, we needed an even stronger body for our really heavy work, such as site work and demolition. For these jobs, it had to be Loadmaster in ‘full spec’ – nothing else would really do.” The key differences of the maximumspecification Loadmaster over the Lite model are that it has an extra, full-length internal steel skin and is built with the addition of two front cornerposts. However, the Metcalfe specification goes a stage further by including Thompsons’ latest dual-purpose tailgate that enables easier load discharge. “By developing a really clever tailgate design that combines a conventional tophinged arrangement with an alternative ‘wide-open’ barn-door system, Thompsons has given us a body offering the greatest possible operating versatility,” Metcalfe said.

Metcalfe carefully spec’d its new Loadmaster tippers to suit their site work

“Really heavy, bulky loads such as demolition spoil, concrete and wire need a completely open body when tipping out. So with this tailgate and body combination, we have a truck that can load and tip absolutely anything.”

Mounted on 360 bhp Scania chassis and finished off with Harsh stabilised underfloor tipping gear, the new Loadmasters join Metcalfe’s large mixed fleet that includes low-loaders, tipper grabs, plant/machinery transporters and street cleaning vehicles.

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berdeen-based Caledonian Logistics is taking delivery of 13 new MAN TGX 26.540 6x2 tractor units for its Aberdeen, Inverness and Cumbernauld locations. Most of the new 540 PS fleet replacements are already on the company’s high-mileage operation, which sees them covering over 350,000 km a year. Two units will be assigned to Cumbernauld for radial distribution work. All the vehicles are acquired on five-year Operating Leases through MAN Financial Services. Repair and maintenance will be carried out by MAN Truck & Bus Bellshill. “We invested £1.6 million in an MAN fleet two years ago, on a two-year Contract Hire package,” said the firm’s MD, Derek Mitchell. “Although the 440 PS units performed well, it was the two 540s that really stood out – so we have taken the decision to move up the power range for the majority of our premium duty tractor fleet. “Initial fuel economy looks to be favourable, although we expect productivity to improve further once the vehicles have ‘bedded-in’ in a month or two. “We have enjoyed fantastic service from MAN Truck & Bus Bellshill over the last

‡ Caledonian said its new TGX fleet is delivering good fuel economy couple of years,” Mitchell added. “In the workshop, our trucks are turned round quickly and efficiently, and the MAN team always responds to our needs.”

Caledonian Logistics specialises in palletized freight distribution and is a member of Palletways and Partnerlink. The company was established in 1999 and now operates over 50 vehicles, including 40 maximum weight tractors, 18-tonne and 7.5-tonner rigids, alongside 14 ‘non-tacho’ vehicles.

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TRL surveys drivers with diabetes

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he Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has announced it is investigating the experiences of UK fleet drivers who have Type 2 diabetes – especially those with Group 2 licences for lorries or buses. The study is exploring how professional drivers with Type 2 diabetes manage their condition, and looks at the effects of

certain medications on driving. According to TRL, there are close to three million people in the UK with Type 2 diabetes, and it is thought about 0.5 million of these drive for work – yet very little research has been carried out to support the needs of drivers with diabetes. TRL is asking all UK licenceholders with Type 2 diabetes who drive

professionally for work purposes to undertake an online survey, which takes about 20 minutes to complete. TRL said all responses will be kept anonymous, and drivers who finish the survey can enter a free prize draw – with first prize being £150. The survey can be found online at: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/diabetes

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early 80 tonnes of toxic waste have been removed from farm buildings in South Armagh after the discovery of a large diesel laundering plant by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC officers and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) searched a disused farm in the Cullyhanna area in March. The laundering plant, capable of producing around 24 million litres of illicit fuel and evading almost £15 million in lost duty and taxes every year, was dismantled and the waste safely removed. “The volume of toxic waste we uncovered at this laundering plant is staggering and shows the total disregard these criminals have for the environment,” said Mike Parkinson, assistant director, criminal investigation, HMRC. “We have also stopped a large amount of illicit fuel entering the legitimate market, preventing further revenue loss and helping legitimate traders fight unfair competition.” In unrelated activity, a 24-year-old man from Antrim was arrested after HMRC accompanied by PSNI raided a filling station in the Antrim area on Monday, March 24. Officers discovered a van with concealed tanks delivering over 2000 litres of suspected

Periodic Driver CPC Training from Mercedes-Benz real training, not box ticking. Officials said the amount of toxic waste at the illegal fuel factory was “staggering” illegal fuel. Forecourt pumps, an underground storage tank, business records and a small quantity of cash were also seized during the operation. The man from Antrim was questioned by HMRC officers and has been released on bail. And on Friday, March 21, HMRC seized a 40 ft trailer during an operation in South Armagh. A search of the trailer revealed a large 33,000 litre fuel tank thought to be used to covertly transport illegal fuel in an attempt to avoid detection. Investigations are continuing.

Leyland plant marks manufacturing milestone

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he 5000th DAF truck to be both built and bodied in-house at Leyland Trucks was handed over to Royal Mail at an event on Friday, March 28 at the company’s assembly plant in Lancashire. The DAF LF 7.5-tonne model will be one of the first Euro 6-compliant trucks in the Royal Mail fleet and is the latest of more than 700 PACCAR-bodied vehicles which have been supplied to the UK’s postal service. Paul Gatti, director of fleet and maintenance services, and Rob Cooksley, procurement director - vehicles, assets and logistics at Royal Mail, received the truck from Ron Augustyn, managing director of Leyland Trucks and DAF Trucks UK managing director Ray Ashworth. Leyland Truck’s in-house bodybuilding capability, which is unique amongst major European truck manufacturers, gives DAF the ability to offer customers a complete vehicle which fully complies with EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) regulations. These came into effect last year for vehicle manufacturers, but will not apply to the vehicle bodybuilding industry until October. As a result of meeting these regulations, DAF LF vehicles equipped with PACCAR bodies built exclusively in the UK by Leyland Trucks are now being sold in all EU member

Royal Mail LF was 5000th built-and-bodied DAF to roll off Leyland Trucks’ production line states without the need to meet regulations in individual countries. Outside the UK, the body being sold is the advanced aerodynamic Aerobody, which is designed to enhance fuel consumption and is also available in the UK. According to DAF, the Aerobody has shown fuel savings of five per cent in real operating conditions and up to eight per cent when the vehicle is running at normal cruising speed of 53 mph compared to a conventional body. “Our ability to produce PACCAR bodies in-house can significantly reduce delivery lead times,” said Ron Augustyn, Leyland Trucks managing director. “From the first part of the production process, where we assemble the truck chassis, to a finished vehicle coming off the line fully bodied, painted, lettered and ready for the road can take as little as 24 hours. “In the case of the trucks we are building and bodying for Royal Mail, we complete the vehicle, livery it, organise its registration and taxation and deliver it direct to a designated depot where it immediately enters service.” The vehicle being handed over to Royal Mail is a 7.5-tonne LF fitted with a 5.15 m long box body and a cantilever tail-lift. Power is from a 4.5-litre, four-cylinder PACCAR PX-5 Euro 6 engine rated at 152 bhp.

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director, Paul Edleston. “We’ll be changing more of the smaller vehicles over time, but will have to retain a few, because access to some customer locations is restricted and we would struggle to get bigger vehicles in. “Our latest, low-emission Atego complements perfectly the culture and environmental strategy of our business; we take this issue very seriously and strive constantly to reduce water and power consumption at our factories.” The new truck has a 231 bhp Euro 6 engine which drives through a six-speed PowerShift 3 automated transmission. It is now collecting and delivering laundry for customers including hotels, restaurants and holiday parks throughout East Anglia. The truck’s purpose-designed laundry body is the work of GK Harvey Coachbuilders of Attleborough, Norfolk, and features a sideloading door, specialist racking and a 1000 kg Ratcliff column tail-lift with safety gates and hinged side-loading ramps for handling roll-on containers.

Cool trailers take AIM for Euro market

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Company director, Ismail Elmagdoub, said A.I.M. Logistics is expecting to experience low running costs and an eventual high residual value for the Cool Liners – and to maintain a high-quality service, his company depends on a high standard of equipment. Accordingly, when making further moves onto the Continent, it was important the company selected trailers with a full European specification. “These trailers fit well with our commercial plan and are well proven in the European market,” he said. AIM Logistics’ new Cool Liner trailers are spec’d to operate on the Continent

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DRIVER FIRST-AID INITIATIVE GAINS MEDICAL INDUSTRY BACKING

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river First Assist, a road safety initiative which seeks to reduce road fatalities through incident firston-scene training, has announced it has earned the support of The Faculty of PreHospital Care (FPHC) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Pre-Hospital Care is a branch of medicine provided by the ambulance service, doctors and nurses. The aim of the FPHC is to unite the various groups involved in pre-hospital care and set and maintain clinical standards through promotion and education of the speciality. “Pre-hospital care is a vital part of managing the aftermath of an RTC, and having DFA-trained volunteers to begin the care before the arrival of the ambulance could significantly increase the chance of survival of those critically injured,” said Dr Colville Laird, chairman of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care. “We are pleased to be supporting the initiative. We believe it’s a revolutionary idea which has the potential to save the lives of many and assist our emergency services, with hundreds - and hopefully soon even thousands - of volunteers who are trained to provide an immediate response,” he added. Launched last year, Driver First Assist (DFA) said it is aiming to almost halve the number of deaths caused by road traffic collisions by training professional drivers to provide emergency first aid before the arrival of the emergency services. The DFA courses are run by current and recently retired members of the emergency services, who use their experience to teach participants

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how to manage the scene of an RTC in the first critical minutes. DFA said over half of RTC deaths occur before the arrival of the emergency services, a large number of which are caused by a blocked airway. Death from a blocked airway can occur in just four minutes, which is currently half the target response time for ambulances in the UK. DFA specifically targets professional drivers who are most likely to come across an RTC and are therefore best placed to help prevent road side deaths where an immediate or quick response is critical. David Higginbottom, founder of Driver First Assist, said: “We’re delighted to receive the support of the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care. Having such a well-valued organisation supporting us will help promote our initiative to a wider audience and highlight the requirement for trained volunteers to assist in the first stages of an RTC.”

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igital tachograph hardware and software provider Tachosys has revealed its latest commercial vehicle project - a replica MAN TGX model truck fitted with an ECU, digital tacho, tracking and Driver Decision Support (DDS). Tachosys has built its 1/14th scale TGX to include fully working electrics and three forward/reverse gears – but it does not end there, as the company went on to develop a proprietary and fully featured vehicle ECU with CANbus. This in turn is connected to a latest model Stoneridge Exakt digital tachograph. Tachosys said the speed for the tachograph is accurately picked up from its mated sensor, which has undergone full workshop calibration. The model behaves just like the real thing and is operated by use of a custom Android app which can control a vast range of driving functions and ancillaries, such as lights and indicators. The model is designed to show off the capabilities of Tachosys’ next generation digital download tools, which offer functions including vehicle tracking, FMS monitoring, bluetooth connectivity and both analogue and digital inputs. The Tachosys TGX is fitted with a digiDL-ex, which will allow it in real-time to remotely download tachograph data, provide GPS co-ordinates, measure

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T Tachosys built the high-tech model to help explain the principles behind its digital tacho tools fuel usage, power and speed; feedback tachograph mode changes and DDS data; and provide bluetooth support for Android tablets or phones. The high-tech model truck will be on display at the CV Show, where data from the vehicle will be fed back to a web-based server, and the results will be passed live to a large screen behind the vehicle for show-goers to see. Tachosys’ technical director and principal, Ian Frost, said: “This started as a small project to show off Remote Download and our enhanced capabilities at the CV Show, but inevitably it turned into something considerably more. “I won’t ever calculate the cost as it would be simply scary, but I feel confident it will be a great way to convey all the principles.”

ransport services company KBC Logistics has signed up to Licence Bureau’s licence-checking service after nearly finding out the hard way the consequences of not ensuring compliance. After previously checking driving licences and counterparts every six months, KBC Logistics transport and compliance manager Dave Ashford received a knock on the door from two CIDs and two traffic collision investigation officers last June. On June 9, one of KBC’s drivers had been involved in an accident in his private car and the Essex-based haulier was subsequently notified the driver was disqualified. The driver’s licence had been manually checked in November 2012, but unaware to Ashford, he had been subsequently disqualified in March 2013. Fortunately, the driver was being used on shunting duties and did not drive a truck on public roads. Ashford could have faced notable penalties for both himself and the company if the accident had happened at the wheel of a KBC truck. “Even though on this occasion I had fulfilled my obligation, it was a scary prospect to think this could have been any one of my operational drivers and it identified a flaw in my systems,” Ashford said. “I have since signed up to Licence

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Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longdistance transport. From the outset, designers and ADVERTORIAL engineers were determined to provide the best possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor vehicles perfectly for any application. The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per cent improvement. The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical driving conditions. The route included single- and dualprotected from having to pay any of the legal expenses incurred his time last year I was highlighting how the forthcoming changes Mark May reckons the on new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator their behalf if the claim fails, and also their opponent’s legal costs if the to the way Personal Injury compensation claims are funded trucks provided for the eventwas made 10 journeys - a total going to cause major financial headaches mine,on and of almost for 700firms mileslike covered the day.case has progressed to Court. see our more importantly from your perspective, On how innocent injured people each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and8at• the end of the day • the winner was Craig Stewart, Steven Hinchliffe • JULY TRUCKSTOP NEWS ISSUE 299 2012 there are some firms an who run cases without insurance ADVERTORIAL Widnes-based RayHowever, Stewart Haulage, who averaged impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 cover, who succeeded with their claims were logistics going tomanager be worseatoff. ACCIDENT leaving their exposed the risk of having to pick up the costs bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the 450clients bhp Actros 2545to model. Between journeys, guests also In this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist if things go badly.racing Other firms charge their clients drivers. the cost of the legal Until April 2013 most people making a enjoyed successful claim were ‘hot accident laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater cars piloted by professional firm of solicitors who will handle your claim, and they will be feature onunder page 8 Personal Injury Compensation firm Hinchliffes Solicitors premiumrecycling in addition to the maximum 25% guaranteed to keep all of their compensation, because theirMark legalMay costs INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager of food expenses waste and insurance animal by-products specialist John Pointon & of their PERSONAL exactly theadvert same financial as all other Personal Injury (see their on the front pressures page) considers another thisvery is permissible can mean that not were paid by their opponent’s insurers.Sons, If thesummed claim was notfeelings successful, up the of many compensation, when he said: “Itand wasalthough a great day, informative it and enjoyable, and solicitors and will struggle toACCIDENT survive without the 25% deduction. “READER’S SUCCESSFUL CLAIM” superbly organised. Thethe driving experience fantastic and if the fuel only does successful clientwas suffer the deduction of a quarter of their they would not have any legal bills to pay as long as they The had new legalActros is brilliant. Therefore, it is now common to find clauses in insurance documents performance are to be believed it will bebut an unbeatable package. The pounds previousfor Actros is a award, potentially all-round also several hundred the premium. expenses insurance and a signed arrangement withfigures their solicitor, that allow this deduction, perhaps described as an “excess” or similar very good truck - but this new step forward.” The figure for the premium can change as the claim progresses often known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. The situation now is one is a huge HINCHLIFFES

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Within just over 2solicitors’ months the insurers  Our aim is to achieve maximum of my firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. They have kindly given keep you completely up to date. To successfully claim personal injury compensation from an to as pay was enough to cover the firm’s overheads and make a profit. The accepted responsibility for the accident. By this time steps were compensation you are entitled quickly have stopped taking on Personal Injury work and sadly some have permission for the disclosure of their details, and in particular incurred by my firmtheir are less than the 25% figure, the client willemployer keepthethe injured person’s solicitor must have extensive already well underway for do Mr Rnot to be examined by anus ENT  You need to visit - we can help asbeen possible. their real life experiences of incidents resulting in personal Government then slashed the amount the insurers had to pay in legal knowledge and Safety Regulations have forced tothat close. In an effort toa increase efficiency andlive. lower the balance. If you areof about to make a claim be sure to check with yourof the Health surgeon so that comprehensive medical report,you setting out you no matter where injury claims, and the steps taken to make a successful accident been breached, and able to comprehensively setthe out details  be We negotiate hard for right result -details of the injuries and their consequences, could be costs and directed that the injured party must make up the shortfall. full overheads in withnotobtained. claims, some have formed huge compensation will claim. be All of in these clients contacted my firm aftereither when solicitor what your position the event that you winfirst orcontacting the employer. thisdealing level ofinterests it is alwaysWithout in your best to  was Weother have afirms very approach and do Once this available and hadethical been approved by seeing our details in Truckstop News. However, they capped what solicitors can charge to 25% of the awareness the employer’s insurers will the almost certainly andyour injuries enterprises and it istryof questionable level of skill their case handlers settle before full extent Mr R, a copy what was sent to the insurers, together withor details lose. not take commissions pay ofinsurers for In this article I highlight a fairly common situation where a driver exploit any perceived is deficiencies or weakness in the case in his very modest financial losses incurred as a direct result of known. compensation recovered. Therefore a total settlement of £4,000 would your details. achieved how much time they are allowed to spend on is required to deliver and unload a lorry or trailer that has been their rightful an effort to avoid havinghave to pay the injured personand the accident.  There are 2 elements to your compensation a fellowin employee of the same by someone else - either and The glossy adverts packed on TV, the Internet the press are likely to mean that the injured party receives £3,000 and pays £1,000 for their compensation.  We have been with successfully helping injured each case. However, therefinancial still remain many excellent specialist firms Settlement negotiations then started, offers and counter or by an employee of an entirely different company for theofinjuries - (2) for offers In Mr R’s claim, the(1) allegations breaches suffered of Regulation being put forward by bothfor sides. Withintime a few-weeks it reassure you aboutcompany, “No Win No Fee”, but rarely do they mention people a long are safe own legal costs. These changes followed massive lobbying by the whooremploy good quality and experienced solicitors, whoyou aim toin get perhaps even based abroad. It is often the case that your own losses expenditure because of the were as follows:was possible to reach an acceptable settlement at a total figure hands with us. will beOften held responsible for compensating for an the charges that willemployer apply. you do not learnyouabout these untilto take suitable insurance industry on the promise that premiums for everyone would accident, including lost income. (a) Failed and sufficient steps toresult prevent the £2250, the vast majority offirst which was to compensate Mr R the very best for youof while providing class client care and injury caused by a defective load, no matter who packed it. If you trailer from falling, to Regulation  An accident have a significant effect on his pain and suffering. He kept thecan full sum recovered, as you are about to sign on the dotted line, by which time you mayitem bewithin the  go down, but there is little evidence that this has happened - although We ask the contrary other party’s insurers toforpay forbe support. Those firms will upfront about the legal costs and are self employed or an agency driver, you also benefit from the 10(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. same my firm’s costs and the expenses we the had incurred dealing your life - in currentin financial situation private medical treatment if this will help same enjoyed by the employees of the company you are Management under pressure from a rights sales person to carry on. Claims insurance company profits have soared! with the claim (eg paying for his medical records and the likely deductions from your compensation before you commit yourself (b) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent our you recover more quickly. can you afford to do nothing? contracted to work for. However, it is worth noting that if you were medical report) were subsequently negotiated with the insurers the item, contrary to Regulation 10(2) Companies in particular are keen for people to sign up as early client as being struck byto proceeding, so you know exactly where you stand from the start. in charge of loading the vehicle the accident may be found to have and paid separately. of the above Regulations. Solicitors’ firms are commercial businesses and if they cannot make a happened to yourwill negligence, in which case a claim possible, but you have noentirely ideaduewho actually handle your claim. 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return the injured party to the position that he or she would Next month’s topic will consider another “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM (PART 35)” - If you have any solicitor questions concerning making a personal Steven Hinchliffe, and Principal of Hinchliffes Solicitors © Copyright 2012 Hinchliffes Solicitors otherwise have been in had the accident not happened. injury claim please e-mail us at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) or call 01684 580900 quoting Next month’s topic will consider “TRIPPING AND SLIPPING IN THE WORKPLACE” - please e-mail your questions to Steven Hinchliffe and his team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”. MOBILE/DEVICEorFRIENDLY WEBSITE NOW - making even easier toFacebook, get in Twitter touch. call 01684 580900 quoting “Truckstop News LIVE Legal Advice Page”. Youitcan also find the firm on and LinkedIn.

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Parliament has recognised the inherent dangers caused by drivers of motor vehicles when using mobile telephones while driving and brought forward specific legislation. There has been an unacceptable increase in the number of vocational licence holders using mobile telephones without a hands free device while driving large goods and passenger carrying vehicles. This practice is unacceptable and presents an undue risk to road safety. Studies have indicated that even the use of hands-free devices can distract a driver to the extent that they may be prevented from applying the requisite care and attention. A report for an offence received from an enforcement agency that a vocational driver has used their mobile telephone while driving without a hands free device in the last three years will result in that driver being called to a hearing before the traffic commissioner. Each case will be decided on its own facts and merits and the presiding traffic commissioner will be keen to ascertain the reason the driver is engaged in the telephone call. In cases where drivers are speaking with their employers or their customers, the traffic commissioner may consider the effect this might have upon the operator’s repute”. So you are likely to be called to a hearing in order to show cause why an order should not be made. The guidelines which a traffic commissioner will be considering are to suspend vocational entitlement for 14 days, 21 days if driving a commercial vehicle, to commence with immediate effect. For a second and/or subsequent offence to multiply accordingly, for example, second offence in a commercial vehicle 2 x 21 days.

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I have recently received a number of enquiries from agency workers asking what sort of protection or employment rights they have. So this month I thought it would be useful to look in some detail at the position of agency workers and what rights and protection they have. Starting at the beginning, a agency worker signs up with an employment agency to work for one or more of their clients. They often undertake specific pieces of work or are engaged for a fixed period; their work is therefore usually temporary. However, agency workers can be engaged on an open-ended basis and engagements do not have to be short term. They may last for some time, depending on the needs of the client to which they have been assigned by the employment business. A summary of some of the main rights of agency workers is below. The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 which came into force on 01 October 2011 and introduced new rights for agency workers, including: 1. The right to the same pay and other “basic working conditions” as equivalent permanent staff after a 12week qualifying period. 2. Access to collective facilities and to information about employment vacancies from day one of their assignment. A summary of the claims an agency worker can bring under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 are as follows: For those agency workers who are employees,

One of the offences some drivers have committed is using a mobile phone while driving. The legislation defines this offence as follows: No person is to drive a motor vehicle on a road if he is using a hand-held mobile telephone or a hand-held device of a specified kind. No person is to cause or permit any other person to drive a motor vehicle on a road while that other person is using a handheld mobile telephone or a hand-held device of a specified kind. No person is to supervise a holder of a provisional licence if the person supervising is using a hand-held mobile telephone or a hand-held device of a specified kind at a time when the provisional licence holder is driving a motor vehicle on a road.

following: sending or receiving oral or written messages; sending

receivingthe National facsimile documents; sending or receiving still are or of “worker” (see sectionormoving 54 of Minimum employed by the employment agency. If they are images; and providing access to the internet. If you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar Wage Act 1998). If the agency worker is a “worker” in not employees, agency workers will generally have no device while driving, you can expect to get an automatic fixed penalty notice. This means you’ll get three penalty points on your respect of either the employment agency ora the the right not to be dismissed on certain grounds, eg driving licence and have to pay fine ofclient, £60. However, yourright case to return to the same or a similar job following a may go to court. If it does, you may also face disqualification that party will be responsible foronensuring thatfinethe for making allegations, giving evidence, asserting from driving top of a maximum of £1000. If you wereperiod of leave related to birth or adoption. driving a PCV or heavy goods vehicle, you could face a minimum wage requirements rights or bringing proceedings under or in connection Working time: if the agency worker is a “worker” of maximum are fine ofobserved. £2500. Also if the matter were considered of a serious nature you could facethe prosecution other road they partyforthat is transport related offences, with the Regulations; the right not to beExemptions subjectedfrom to prosecutionIfare either the employment agency or the client, that party feware not a “worker”, which carry more serious sentences. does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the specifically responsible for paying the agency worker detriment on certain grounds, eg, having Aaperson contract will be responsible for ensuring that the requirements Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or other device call the police, fire,(that ambulance other emergency is, oreither the employment theof client) terminating for a prohibited reason; a claim thattoequal However, agency if you are theor holder a vocational licence theof the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) are service; they are acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it implications of a mobile phone offence do not end there. You are is unsafe or impracticable for them to cease driving in order to likely to be called vocational driver conduct hearing in front of will be treated as the employer for tothe minimum treatment rights have been infringed, though this is observed. However, if the individual does not meet make the call (or, in relation to the supervision of a provisional a traffic commissioner. The senior traffic commissioner has licence holder, for the provisional licence holder to cease driving issued a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational subject to the 12-week qualifying period; athe claim this definition, the party with specific responsibility call wasthat being made). wage requirements. while Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a conduct. Here Iemployment have reproduced theagency paragraph on the use for of paying the agency worker will be treated as the Intreated relation to equal pay, if the rights of access to employment or facilities been mobile have telephone or other device is to be as hand-held if it mobile phones “A specific starting point is provided in respect of is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or the use ofless hand held devices such as a mobile telephones employer for the purposes of compliance with the WTR. receiving providing a call or performing any pays other interactive communication a female agency worker than it pays man breached; in relation to permanent contracts because of the prevalence of this offence in recent years. function. An ‘interactive communication function’ includes the doing equal work, it is possible for a female agency pay between agency assignments, a claim that there Whistleblowing: agency workers have protection Disclaimer: No information in this column shall be construed as legal advice and information is offered for general information purposes only based on the current law article wasto first written. should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitorto whistleblowing, on any specific legal enquiry. bring anYou equal pay claim. has been a breach of a contract term; a claim that thewhen the worker in relation even if they are not an While it can be difficult to compare pay with agency has unreasonably refused a woman paid time employee or worker of either the employment agency someone who works for the same employment agency off for antenatal care, though this is subject to the 12or the client, i.e. this includes an agency worker who but for a different client, if the employment agency week qualifying period; and a claim that the agency or is supplied by an employment agency to a client and uses common terms and conditions for all its agency hirer has failed to pay the agency worker remuneration whose terms and conditions are substantially set by workers then comparisons can be found.   where the supply of her work to a hirer is ended on the employment agency or the client. As regards statutory sick pay, if an agency worker maternity grounds, though this is subject to the 12Data protection: an agency worker will be a  is an “employed earner” for tax purposes, they are week qualifying period. data subject for data protection purposes under also treated as an employee for statutory sick pay In relation to discrimination protection, agency the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and so will be (SSP) purposes, and will usually be entitled be to SSP workers are often deemed “employed” by the entitled to the same protection as employees and (subject to satisfying certain qualifying conditions). employment agency, and so can claim against the workers. Both the employment agency and its client For pregnancy, maternity, paternity and adoption employment agency under the normal “employee” will hold and process personal data in respect of issues, if an agency worker is an “employed earner” discrimination provisions. Also, agency workers the agency worker and each will therefore be a data for tax purposes, they will be entitled to statutory who are “employed” by the employment agency controller under the DPA. maternity, paternity or adoption pay from the and supplied to the end-user client will be This is intended to be an overview of some of the employment agency (subject to qualifying conditions). “contract workers”, and therefore protected against areas of concern of agency workers and to provide a They will also be entitled to paid time off for discrimination by the client. brief look at some of the areas of employments rights ante-natal care. In relation to the national minimum wage, agency and protection which may be available. If you have a workers will usually be entitled to receive the national specific query regarding employment law, then you However, agency workers will only be entitled to minimum wage (NMW) if they satisfy the definition should obtain specific advice. statutory maternity, paternity or adoption leave if they

Disclaimer: No information in this column shall be construed as legal advice and information is offered for general information purposes only based on the current law when the article was first written. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry.

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SPEAK BACK

What’s your view? Star Letter

Write to: The Editor, Speakback, Truckstop News, Kelsey Publishing Group, PO Box 978, Peterborough, PE1 9FL Or email: tsn.ed@kelsey.co.uk

RUN FOR LIFE

I’m looking for help to raise awareness to my charity event. I’m am truck driver, one of the growing number of females doing this job, and I am looking to run a marathon of 26 miles to raise funds and awareness for prostrate cancer. I decided on this cause because of working in a male-dominated industry, and my stepdad has also been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

I’m hoping fellow drivers will get behind me and offer support – and possibly sponsor me! I’d be grateful if you could share my Facebook page (www.facebook. com/amandathon19072014), and also print a link to my Just Giving page (www. justgiving.com/amandathon19072014), where people can go to sponsor me. Men need to be aware of their prostate and should keep an eye out for any signs of

The writer of our Star Letter will win a fantastic Scania R-series tractor unit with tri-axle curtainsider trailer in the colours of NG Bell & Son Ltd of Newtownards, Northern Ireland worth £84.99!

A FITTING TRIBUTE Sadly we lost our Dad to cancer earlier this month. He was a life long truck driver and an avid reader of your paper. We wondered if you would consider running a short piece which would be such a fitting tribute to one of life’s greats. For his final journey he was fittingly

change – and they should not to be afraid of getting it checked. Amanda Wales, By email Thanks for your email Amanda, and we wish you all the very best with your endeavours. If any readers would like to sponsor Amanda on her mission, please head to her Just Giving page (see link above) –ed.

of roping and sheeting, taking fresh produce to London markets, through to carrying plant and machinery. He even had time to move the odd multi million pound yacht. For his final journey, it seemed perfectly fitting to be conveyed to his final resting place on the back of his own truck. The last load of a dying breed of driver. Emma Coles, by email

DUTCH DEADLINE

I have just heard that the Dutch government has extended the Driver CPC deadline by two years. For the sake of fair competition, is the UK government going to do the same? Please could you put this out to your readers for their attention to this matter, so maybe they can petition their MPs if we are still being held to ransom by having to complete it by September this year? Karen Bancroft, by email

Reviews

BOOK Scania Trucks 3

Author: Felix Jacoby Publisher: Wieland Verlag GMBH / Nynehead Books ISBN: 978-3-938711-70-5 Web: www.nynehead-books.co.uk Price: £28.50 Rating: «««««

Marking the third volume in this occasional series, freelance road transport journalist Felix Jacoby has scoured Europe to compile a compendium of some of the most impressively customised Scania commercial vehicles.

RESTO REQUEST

To be the most successful model, hobby and collectable toy company in the world

conveyed eight miles from Exeter to Crediton in Devon on the back of his own truck to his final resting place. Ken James was what they call one of the ‘old school’ truck drivers. He had spent his entire working life on the road driving trucks, a job that he took great pride in. After over 40 years in the industry, he saw great diversity and change. From the early days

The A4-format hardback book is full colour throughout which is just as well, as the photography is first-class. The book is divided into chapters covering a range of subjects, including Griffins at work in the Alps, five-axle outfits from the Netherlands, four-axle models, trucks pulling heavy machinery, Swiss cable-car service vehicles, German dumptrucks, bonneted fleets, vintage commercials and more. Offering over 400 colour photographs and dual German/English text, this 160page tome makes for a fine celebration of some of the most impressive Scania outfits on Continental roads.

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DVDS Great British Commercial Vehicles

Publisher: Delta Home Entertainment Certificate: Exempt Run time: 212 mins Price: £10.19 (Amazon) Rating: «««««

This four-DVD boxset comprises four distinct programmes that celebrate some of the UK’s most enduring classic commercials. Volume one offers a mix of vehicle explorations, including a Leyland Comet mine-rescue vehicle, a 1926 Model T Ford lorry, 1934 Sentinel steam wagon and a Scammell Highwayman. Volumes two, three and four are tours

We are currently restoring a MercedesBenz 1936 V10 1988 twin bunk truck. The vehicle is an E-reg, and I was wondering if you or any readers would have any pictures of this type of commercial vehicle from back in the day that show what they used to look like brand-new? The Merc 1936 V10 model wasn’t available in England. The sister model to this was the Merc 1635. I have attached a picture of ours, so you can see what it looks like. Mark Allsop, by email Thanks for your email, Mark. We can’t put our hands on any relevant pictures in our archive, so we’ll put the call out to readers – if any of you can help Mark out with an image or two of a 1988 MercedesBenz 1936 V10 truck in good condition, please email them in to the usual address and we’ll forward them on to Mark –Ed.

TRAIN TO GAIN?

I am a professional LGV driver with 44 years’ experience, and although I would like to carry on for a few more years, I will not be taking my Driver CPC for the following reasons. I work for an agency, but work exclusively for one employer – a large fleet operator with a superb safety record and on-site workshop. In my time I have

of the best trucks at the such events as the Abergavenny Steam Rally, Bromyard Gala, the Bovington Military Vehicle Rally and more. Good stuff.

Audiobook The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak Read by: Allan Corduner Runtime: 14 hours Publisher: Random House Books Web: www.audible.co.uk Price: £17.99 (digital download) Rating: «««««

The Book Thief isn’t your typical World War Two story. Set in 1939 against a frigid Nazi Germany backdrop, its narrator chronicles the childhood of orphan girl and book-stealer Liesel Meminger, who is sent to live with foster parents Hans and

Read the paper online at www.truckingmag.co.uk

done multi-drop, long-distance and night trunking and shunting, and rope-and-sheet work for many employers, most of them household names. At present, I drive wagon-and-drag and artics to London shops, which demands a high level of concentration – especially now there are so many more cyclists whose sole purpose in life seems to be throwing themselves under my wheels. Of course, this self-righteous bunch of lawbreakers are not required to take any test or carry insurance, but are very quick to point the finger at the lorry driver when things go wrong. Another bone of contention for me is the insistence by the authorities on calling us professionals when we must be the only group of people who work for just above the minimum wage, risking ridiculously high fines as well as our licences. I read your article in the Spring issue regarding vehicle checks with the thought of how many more times have I got to hear this, having had assessment after assessment by a multitude of highly respected firms. My current employer, for whom I’ve worked for six years, assesses all of its drivers regularly and demands very high standards. The vehicles are fitted with FleetBoard telematics systems and bad driving is not tolerated. I dare say I could improve my driving, but in all my years I have never had the sack and have held a clean licence since 1983. For the few years I would like to work, I am not prepared to take my Driver CPC as I consider it to be another back-door tax. The proof of this is the driver can sit the same module five times to qualify. The only requirement on the driver is to attend the course, and does not have to prove he has learned anything. In short, it’s a joke. Brian Diprose By email

Rosa Hubermann. What’s unique is that we’re given a different perspective on a well-documented event – we see war from the side of a struggling German family only just surviving under Hitler’s rule. Liesel soon finds a companion in neighbour Rudy Steiner, and later an unlikely ally in Max Vandenburg, a Jewish man the Hubermanns let hide in their cellar. But it’s the narrator, Death, voiced by Allan Corduner, that really sets this one apart. Zusak uses a risky motif, but he pulls it off with ease. Corduner’s gravelly tones and effortless delivery work wonderfully with the serious subject matter, though that’s not to say The Book Thief doesn’t have its light, quirky moments.


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RECRUITMENT 50 x Class 1 HGV Drivers required We are a national agency who supply many prestigious customers and below is a short list of what we require: • • • • • • • • •

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Trunking work - New site and long term. Class 2 – Garden products – max 10 drops – good rates Stores and Trunking work - Electrical goods. Ambient food deliveries - All year round work. Chilled food deliveries - Long term prospect. Day and Night Trunking - All year round work. Day and Night work – Chilled trunking RDCs – Straightforward work Day and Night Trunking – Parcels – easiest job available Day and Night Trunking – Parcels – easiest job available

This work is guaranteed all year round and pays between £10.00 to £16.00 per hour 0800 644 44 33 www.nationwidedrivers.com

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We urgently require Class 1 (C+E) and Class 2 (C) experienced drivers for Bluechip clients and renowned distribution companies in Manchester, North West, West Midlands, London and South East. You should have a minimum of two years HGV experience in a professional environment and a current, valid licence with no more than six points for minor offences.

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the training they received was with a reputable organisation. Lucky drivers would get the chance to win their 35 hours of periodic training with one of the following Master Driver CPC Consortium members: DLT Training Ltd, Transport & Training Services Ltd, Gist Limited, the RTITB Academy. Draws to identify winners were carried out twice a day by Ice Road Truckerís star Lisa Kelly at the RTITB marquee. The lucky winners of 35 hours of periodic training are: Dave Smith, from Norfolk, Andrew Jennings, from Staffordshire, Leslie Baker, from Kent, and Michael Currie, from Essex.

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Can be sold as a whole property or as lots The only transport and coach café from Great Yarmouth to the A1 on the A17 South side Suitable for large numbers, the 15 acre site for sale includes: • 16 Chalet Bungalows • 1 Acre HGV park • 25 Students Chalets • 1 Acre Coach and Caravan parking • Touring Caravan site • 1 Acre of car parking for Café and large • 6 Static Caravans function room • Large Garden shop/warehouse • Large grassfield used for events • Fishing lake [under construction] Further details of site: www.angliamotel.co.uk email: reception@angliamotel.co.uk

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