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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 AlsoArocs of benefit to drivers are improved seats and driving – Merc a robust radiator guard and optically position, optimised to provide a better view of the road. This is promises Volvo Trucks has lifted the lid on its for construction work, integrated folding new aided bytrucks an increase in the cabʼsconstruction-specifi usable window areac and an 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. fterVolvo months of fevered voting which is set to follow 5JN), managed to fend off fi erce and husband Albert have expanded position, optimised to provide a better view of the road. This is Trucks has in lifted the lid on its New for the Arocs are the product designed the driver mind and arranged in priority so area the most andnew awith round of anonymous competition from four other top-tier their offering to include safeStalks and aided by ancontrols increaseare in the cabʼs usable window and an The Mercedes-Benz Actros premium all-new FH series of heavy trucks, onand the heels of the new groups Loader and Grounder. The important ones are now closest to the driver, and the The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium a focus on fuel economy. innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. judging from our panel of establishments by virtue of its wide secure parking, on-site fuel, a wellThe new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium long-haul tractor unit was the star high-quality food and stocked trucker’s shop, and steering wheel has aare neck tilthas function – another Arocs Loader been fully optimised the range driver in mind Stalks andnow controls arranged in priority so the most secret assessors, the A1with TruckStop has was range of services, spotless Actros fordesigned long-distance long-haul tractor unit range the star world-first in the truck world. to reduce its kerb weight, and important ones are now closest to the driver, and the long-haul tractor unit range was the star attraction some of North-West’s and afor focus on fuel economy. Details scarce we went beenwere awarded thewhen prestigious titleto of the friendly staff. toilets and showers. Safety is high on agenda, Anthe all-new cab attraction for some of the North-West’s steering wheel now hasthe a neck tiltsaid function – another transport and the Antos Mercedes-Benz result provides press ahead of the official launch on Trucks Stop of the Year 2014. The business began 30 years ago as And just as importantly, our judges attraction for some of the North-West’s leading road transport operators, at a structure more upright4x2 A-pillars, world-firstfeatures inpayload-optimised the truck world. tractorwhich units September 5,Details but the Swedish were scarce when weoperators, went to leading road transport atcaravan, a The A1 TruckStop, located on the a roadside and over the last found the standard of food on offergive to Safety for heavy-duty shortisan high on the agenda, all-newspace. cab the cab additional 1 m3 ofAninterior leading road transport operators, at a launch event staged by leading press ahead of the official launch on manufacturer told Truckstop News the which are among the lightest vehicles A1 roundabout at Colsterworth (NG33 by leading few decades proprietor Margaret White be first-class. structure upright A-pillars, which launch event staged 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 incab thean construction sector – as well as radius distribution. 3 of interior dealer Enza. launch event staged by leading The Whites make for an effectivestorage give the additional m space. capacity, as well as 1greater comfort on told Truckstop News the 5 and 6 form,manufacturer and pack a dealer vast amount Enza. 8x4/4 concrete mixers with 32-tonne This means 300 litres (10.5 ft) of team, with Albert taking care of the 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 2013 onwards, the German maximum permissible weight. truck stop, while Margaret runs the 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 of upgrades and improvements. Stadium Diner and bar. They employ 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 Leading the charge for fuel levels among other features,Albert all increase two efficient, welcoming and friendlynoise From left to right: Proprietors Held at (Truckstop the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, thethe event gave invited guests their first chance to put function News, issue 301). integrated parking cooler, new lighting and and low Centres efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the onand off-road applications in the conditions. According to Mercedes, the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good Margaret White, Truckstop News’ Vicky event gave invited guests their first chance to put the teams who share staffi ng duties, and all 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 Reay and truck stop manager Tina Rodgers sleep, which in turn means less construction sector willultimate beon known undertruck for longit is of extremely stable drivers andand resilient vehicle through its paces UK New Actros is the premium UK food is home-made on site. nightʼsthe chance pleasant relaxation aare good I-Shift automated transmission, isroads. claimed Theissystem, which works alongside the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. tired and more alert.” distance transport. From thepremium outset, designers and New Actros theby ultimate truck 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 And with 1100 teas and coffees to cut consumption 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 the outset, designers and tired and more The dump trucks, all-wheel drive and robust for2013 the ranges and two steering front axles. Fourconsumed in the last week alone, about 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. Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 dump trucks, concrete mixers, tractor toughest the construction site. every medical bethe achieved by the four engine sizes: axleeasy versions and three drives along.storing “The next time theabout truckthe uses it’s to seewith whyone theyfront received so Managerjobs Tinaon Rodgers was route truck information engineers were determined to the best possible operating economy, as well asprovide a sweeping range of cab comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and for the European market. the same I-See operates the time drives along. “The next uses units and route, drop-side chassis vehicles willthe truck Theproud Arocsofwill at theit’sBauma 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre. The latter rear axles, many votes!a wide range of air-sprung equally thepremiere team: “I think sizes, engine ratings allowing customers comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as and welloptions, as a sweeping range of cab to the same route, I-See operates theis completely new and comes in the accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure besizes, available as two-, threeand fourtrade fairfor in all April vehicles, or a load-optimised concreteMargaret White was keen to wonderful the2013. staff and a real tailorengine vehicles perfectly for as anya application. operating economy, as well sweeping range of cab ratings and options, allowing customers to accelerator, gears and brakes said to ensure progress is as economical as variants possible,” emphasise the with award was the result boost. We are already well-known axle vehicles, with 16 output formRecord of thetonew OM 473 engine. mixer chassis single-tyred drive The current Actros holds the Guinness World sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers tailor vehicles perfectly foreconomical any application. progress is as as possible,” said Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have of a dedicated team effort: “I would locally, so now it’s great to be receiving 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, Volvo Truck Corporation. shown the new model is seven perbut cent more frugal like to thank all the wonderful staff national recognition!” The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, 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. An additional five cent saving in when specified to meet Euro 5per emissions regulations, new seven cent more frugal for fuel economy atper 40istonnes butfuel road tests have power will be transmitted who have worked hard to achieve this, The competition this year was toshown meet the future Euro 6 emissions The engine’s the production line. Anmodel additional five gvw, per cent saving in fuel use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel while the new ultra-clean Euro 6 5version shows a four per when specified to meet regulations, shown the model isEuro seven per cent more frugal andThe I would likehas to seven extendcabs our heartfelt use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel standard, and the trucks will beemissions by the PowerShift 3 automated Arocs available a particularly close-run battle, Package. This package encompasses centthe improvement. while ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, Package. This package encompasses thanks to all the drivers and customers and everyone here at Truckstop available for order as a Euro 6 transmission, fi tted as a standard. Drive in 14 different versions. As supplements training and monthly assistance – Fuel 81 guests took turns to head out on–a aFuel 17-mile cent improvement. whileThe the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows four pertest training and monthly assistance who voted for us.2.3 m cabs in L, M or News would like to extend our version only. programs are available which have been to the compact drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs by Cotswold Medicals Ltd Theimprovement. 81 guests took turns to head 17-mile Advice – and its aim is toout cut on fuela costs bytest cent “As a gesture of our thanks, we willbe congratulations to the entire team Coverdale House The BlueTec 6 engines are designed specifi cally developed for the vehicle’s S versions, the new Arocs can also driving conditions. The route included singleand dualchanging driving styles and increasing drive, chosen to simulate a out variety typical test changing styles and increasing Thecarefully 81 guests tookdriving turns to head on aof17-mile Little Sodbury End Mark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. be donating £1000 to the Lincolnshire at the A1 TruckStop on a very well 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 to drive for maximum conditions. Theofroute included singleand dualdrive, carefully chosen tohow simulate a variety of typical trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys a total Air Ambulance.” win. May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actrosdeserved is ʻbrilliantʼ. fuel-efficiency. exhaust-gas turbocharger ThedualdriveKeep confiup gurations offered level cab floor. fuel-efficiency. Our congratulations goroute toand all staff the A1 TruckStop. the good work! for Mark a carriageway roads. Each of the fourat demonstrator driving conditions. The included singleand 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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trong growth and improving market conditions has seen haulier Myers Group Ltd take delivery of two Renault Range T460.26 TML E6 6x2 tractor units on a full repair and maintenance contract with BRS Ltd. The Range Ts are the first Euro 6 vehicles to join the fleet of 50 tractor units, which comprises of 25 DAF and 25 Renault Premium 460s, and operates out of the company’s Maidstone site. Myers’ customers are international forwarders and trailer operators, and the new Range Ts will provide traction services across the UK from South Eastern and Eastern ports. The company operates a dual purchasing policy for its commercial vehicle fleet, with half its vehicles on outright purchase and half on contract hire through BRS. “Fuel efficiency is a key factor, especially for our contract hire fleet,” said Myers Group MD, Tony Myers. “The Renault Premiums are strong on fuel and the Range Ts have been good from the off.

“They’re continuing to do very well, achieving 8.8 mpg – which is around the same as the Premiums. It’s early days as they’ve only been on the road for three weeks, so we expect their fuel efficiency to improve.” Driver acceptance is very important for a company that prides itself on the professionalism and loyalty of its fully employed drivers, and Myers said his drivers are happy with the new Range Ts. The trucks are additions to the fleet and the decision to expand follows an upturn in business over the last year. “We’re very busy, mainly from continental companies and in particular, from Belgium and Holland,” Myers said. “The import/export sector is a good pointer for the economy. We’re the first to feel the pinch and the first to notice when things start to improve. “Once we’ve evaluated the first two Range Ts fully, we’ll be speaking to BRS about adding further trucks to our fleet, and with a view to replacing the Premiums throughout 2014,” he concluded.

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uropean ferry company Stena Line has acquired the Irish-owned Celtic Link ferry service which operates from Rosslare-Cherbourg. Celtic Link currently provides a three-times-weekly service between Ireland and France with the Mv Celtic Horizon, which can

accommodate 120 freight units, 220 cars and 1000 passengers. “The acquisition of the RosslareCherbourg route is a key strategic investment for Stena Line and one which will help stimulate and strengthen new and existing opportunities for trade between

Operator said new Range Ts are currently achieving 8.8 mpg

Ireland, France and beyond,” said Ian Davies, Stena Line’s route manager (Irish Sea South). “With confidence in the Irish economy strengthening, we see positive long-term growth in freight traffic from the Continent as a real opportunity to help strengthen this economic growth further.” Michael McGrath, Stena Line’s chief operating officer, added: “This investment represents an important milestone for Stena Line, as for the first time in our history

we will be able to offer a direct ferry link between the Republic of Ireland and the Continent.” The all-year-round service currently operates three weekly sailings from Rosslare at 2130 on Tuesday and Thursday, with a Saturday sailing at 1600. From Cherbourg, the schedule is 2100 on Wednesday and Friday, with a Sunday sailing at 1600 with a journey time of approximately 17 hours.

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Issue 323 MAY 2014

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ational food manufacturer Domino’s Pizza has ordered an additional fleet of 26-tonne dual-temperature refrigerated trucks from Burnt Tree’s new Refrigerental division. The extra vehicles, which are all 26-tonne DAF CF75.310 6x2 rigids, were ordered to help the pizza-maker cope with a seasonal spike in demand. The DAFs are fitted with dualcompartment refrigerated bodies built to ATP Class C Standard and feature Carrier Supra Silent 1150MT multi-temperature refrigeration systems. Each truck also has a near-side pallet-width side door, as well as double rear doors and a 1500 kg retractable tail lift. “When we heard Burnt Tree had launched a new refrigerated vehicle rental business last year, we were keen to work with them during this period of increased volumes, as they

were able to supply us with trucks that are particularly suited our intensive nationwide distribution operation,” said John Lee, group transport manager at Domino’s Pizza. Domino’s currently runs a 100 per cent refrigerated, 60-strong distribution fleet, operating an intensive delivery programme in the UK with each store getting three deliveries a week. The 26-tonne DAF rigids are delivering Domino’s own in-house dough for the pizza bases, as well as stocks of toppings and all retail packaging to each individual franchise store. The vehicles are currently based at the company’s main production facility at Milton Keynes. “It’s pleasing to see major brands, such as Domino’s, responding so positively to our fresh approach to temperature controlled vehicle rental,” said Mark Howell, contract hire and Refrigerental director at Burnt Tree. Domino’s took Refrigerental DAFs to help cope with a seasonal spike in demand

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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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argreaves Logistics has announced it is taking part in the BTRACK EASI-LPG field trial to test a pioneering LPG combustion enhancement system which could improve mpg and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 15 per cent. Six companies are reportedly taking part in the trial, and Hargreaves is the latest to announce its involvement after Norbert Dentressangle reported in February that it was also taking part (Truckstop News, April). Hargreaves Logistics is currently testing a hybrid Scania 8x4 tipper that has been converted to run on a mixture of diesel and EASI-LPG. “We are thrilled to have been asked to get involved with the trial,” said Hargreaves’ fuel champion, Jay Laverick. “The vehicle will continue to operate with diesel as its primary fuel, but small controlled amounts of LPG will be blended into the air supply to improve the combustion process. “As the first vehicle of this type in the fleet, the simplicity of the system (a small LPG tank on the chassis) will also give us an easy introduction to the application of alternative fuels.” The EASI-LPG project attracted cofunding from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, to evaluate the impact of the potentially highly costeffective system.

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‡ Hargreaves is trialling a Scania 8x4 tipper converted to run on a mix of diesel and LPG Unlike typical ‘dual fuel’ diesel/LPG systems, EASI-LPG uses only small amounts of LPG to enhance the combustion of the diesel and increase energy release and is being referred to as an ‘LPG enhancement’ system. A single tank containing 45 kg of LPG is reportedly sufficient for a week’s

operation of a typical truck, and is expected to deliver a 20 per cent increase in torque, translating into an overall fuel economy improvement of at least 15.5 per cent. CO2 savings are expected to be in line with the fuel savings, with even greater reductions in particulates and NOx.

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easier to manage. “Our five-day course allows drivers to obtain a DQC with ease,” she said. “The good news is our courses are really relaxed and friendly, and training is attendance only for drivers who obtained their vocational LGV licence before September 10, 2009.” Driver CPC can be completed in separate seven-hour modules, and drivers can choose from a range of topics which can help them achieve other qualifications such as first aid or ADR certificates, including radioactives and explosives. Novadata said places on its courses are filling up fast. “We are already having to turn down candidates for specific dates and we’re adding extra weekend dates to try to help drivers to complete their Driver CPC training in time,” said Winch. “So we recommend booking as early as possible.”

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new freight and transport exchange is hoping to attract new customers by offering its services free for six months. The West Wales-based Vehotrans freight and transport exchange said it has already gained nearly 500 members, and is growing every day. The European-wide exchange is being offered free for the first six months to new customers, and has gained more than 1400 followers on social media website Twitter, with loads posted automatically on the site. “There are other exchanges in the UK, but they all offer different things,” said marketing manager, Carl Davies. “We wanted to build a site that offered everything under one roof at a very competitive price – why spend on different sites when you can just spend on one? “We wanted to build a flexible exchange where our members can tell us what the industry needs, and we will adapt to what is needed to make it work,” he added. Vehotrans is built around smartphone applications, which can be used with Apple, Android and Blackberry phones, complete with live mapping for loads and driver availability.

“Drivers on the move can upload and post statuses, which cuts down on traffic management time,” Davies said. “The benefit is it gives them more time to do other things. Gone are the days of having to phone your drivers for ETAs, collection times or updates on delays. The app can post live availability at a touch of a button.” Davies said customer confidence and safety are an important part of the Vehotrans approach. “Once you take out a subscription, we’ll be using a reputable credit checking agency to check all our customers at no extra cost,” he said. “We also have a feedback system for our customers’ piece of mind.” However, Davies admitted the business would take time to become established. “What we’re offering is nothing new, but you’re getting six months to bed yourself in to the site and then it’s only £199 for the full package for 12 months. You would be spending three or four times that on other sites. “It makes economical sense in these hard days of the transport industry to cut costs – and for our customers to make more money,” he concluded.

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arry-based tanker specialist PM Rees & Sons has taken delivery of its first ever Iveco heavy trucks, supplied by Glenside Commercials, which took over the Iveco sales franchise for South East Wales in April 2013. The company’s order for three Stralis HiRoad AT440S46TX/P high-roof tractor units followed managing director Peter Rees’ first look at the new Stralis range at the CV Show last year, and the appointment of Glenside Commercials to represent the Iveco brand locally. “We visited the Iveco stand and we liked what we saw,” Rees said. “We’d previously been a two-marque fleet, but we’ve been gradually replacing one of the brands due to recurrent engine problems. It left an opening for another truck manufacturer, and the Stralis Hi-Road appears a strong contender. “We’re looking forward to putting the new

Ivecos through their paces and seeing how they perform.” Built at Iveco’s European heavy truck factory in Madrid, the Stralis Hi-Roads will operate at up to 44 tonnes with a mix of chemical tanker trailers, as well as with skeletal trailers carrying either tank containers or regular ISO containers for general haulage. The vehicles join a fleet of around 50 trucks and will operate nationwide, as well as on occasional European work. Expected to cover up to 125,000 km in their first year, the Iveco trio will remain on the fleet for four years and have each been built to full ADR specifications. Each Stralis is powered by a FPT Industrial 10.3-litre Cursor 10 engine, capable of producing up to 460 bhp between 1550 and 2100 rpm, plus 2100 Nm of torque between 1050 and 1550 rpm, driven through an EuroTronic automated transmission.

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trio of DAF’s new LF Construction trucks have gone into service with long-established North West scrap metal and recycling company, Smith Metals. The company is part of the One51 Group’s Clearcircle Environmental division and is using the trucks to collect scrap metal and other related waste materials within a 100-mile radius of the firm’s Bolton operating base. Company site manager, Jason Wilson, said the good performance of earlier DAF models in its seven-strong fleet was a key factor in the decision to purchase the new LF. “Ours is a demanding business and we need trucks that are durable and reliable, which our DAFs have proved to be,” he said. “The new LF model also looks good, which enhances our own image when they are at customer premises making pick-ups or out on the road. “They came out of the factory painted in metallic grey and to a very high standard of finish, requiring us only to have the Hyva equipment fitted and the vinyls applied.” Fitted with Hyva skiploading equipment, each truck is making up to 10 drops a day mainly carrying 8 cubic yard skips, which gives them a potential payload of up to nine tonnes – though they have the flexibility to handle larger skips and containers of up to 16 cubic yards.

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‡ Smith Metals rates DAF’s reliability and performance The new DAF LF FA Construction model has a nominal gross weight of 19 tonnes and is plated at 18 tonnes for UK operation. As its name implies, the model is designed to meet a range of demanding duties in the building and waste management sectors with features such as a vertical exhaust, increased approach angle and higher ground clearance to cope better with challenging site conditions, which Smith Metals’ vehicles occasionally encounter. Power for the DAFs is from the new 6.7-litre PACCAR PX-7 engine, with Smith Metals opting for the 220 bhp version of the six-cylinder Euro 6 engine. A six-speed manual gearbox was also specified.


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Pike’s early Actros proves a winner

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imperne, Dorset-based supermarket trolley maintenance specialist KJ Pike has said its early delivery of a 4x2 New Actros 1851 tractor unit in November 2012 – a full 13 months before the latest round of EU emissions regulations came into force – is paying off. “Our trucks don’t cover high mileages, which is why we keep them for seven years or more,” said the firm’s financial director, Christian Pike. “We wanted to protect ourselves against future emissions controls in London and other cities, while also maximising its potential resale value by buying the cleanest, ‘greenest’ vehicle we could. “At the time, Mercedes-Benz was the only truck-maker offering a viable Euro 6 product, which was good news because our other vehicles are all by the same manufacturer.” Plated for operation at 38 tonnes gcw, the New Actros has a range-topping GigaSpace cab, a 510 bhp straight-six engine and PowerShift 3 automated gearbox. It works with one of KJ Pike’s four Gray & Adams

Pike said its Euro 6 Actros is frugal with fuel

twin-deck trailers, each of which carries up to 720 supermarket trollies. The unit is serviced by the Poole branch of Pentagon Commercials under a seven-year MercedesBenz Repair and Maintenance Contract. “We were told the Euro 6 vehicle would be economical to run, and so it’s proved,” Pike added. “Fuel figures vary according to

the work, but whereas our older tractors are in the 7-8 mpg range, the New Actros typically returns 8-9 mpg. “What’s more, it hasn’t missed a beat since day one, while driver John Fry really appreciates the space, comfort and sophistication of his cab, as well as the fact it’s such a great-looking truck.”

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Renault will be showcasing its new Range T trucks at the NEC

enault Trucks has announced its return to the 2014 Commercial Vehicle Show after an absence of five years. The manufacturer will exhibit its new Euro 6 range of long-haul, construction and distribution vehicles, as well as its light commercial offering on its stand. “We’re delighted to be back at the CV Show and present our fantastic new Euro 6 range,” said Gino Costa, managing director, Renault Trucks UK. “Market conditions are improving and it’s a great opportunity to exhibit to the whole market. “Our new range is designed around a total cost of ownership

approach that we believe perfectly matches current UK buying behaviour, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to present this to the market at the show.” Exhibits on the Renault Trucks stand will include two Range T tractor units - a 6x2 owner operator specification and a 4x2 fleet specification; two Range D distribution chassis at 12 tonnes and 26 tonnes; an 8x4 Range C construction chassis and a Renault Master. The CV Show takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on April 29 to May 1, 2014. To register for free entry to the show, visit www.cvshow.com

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creenSafe sales account manager Georgina Foster has spent a day with an ELB Partners truck driver to get a better view what it’s like to drive around London in a 44-tonne artic. Last year, ScreenSafe joined with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to introduce Smart Test and encourage haulage operators and fleet managers to prepare for new laws in drug-driving being implemented this year, and the introduction of roadside drug testing devices which will lead to a significant rise in drug-driving testing. Foster said she wanted to experience a day in the life of a typical truck driver first hand to better understand the pressures they are under, and how drivers stay alert and manage safety risks they encounter during their work. “I was discussing with ELB Partners the upcoming changes to the drugdriving laws, and how road hauliers

can ensure their drug and alcohol policies are up to date,” Foster said. “They invited me to join a driver for the day – what an opportunity, I thought! To get a chance to see at first-hand how they work is a great way for us to find out how we could support them in the best way possible.” Mark Norman, one of ELB Partners’ managers, added: “We were delighted to welcome Georgina to join one of our drivers for the day, just as transport minister Stephen Hammond did a few months ago. “We’ve been operating for over three decades now, and we’re committed to achieving health and safety standards over and above the regulatory requirements. For example, ELB Partners has fitted all vehicles in its 40-strong fleet with cycle safety equipment, including cameras, audible left-turn signals and sideguards. All of our drivers have also completed urban awareness training as part of their Driver CPC,” he added.

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ember hauliers of European palletised freight specialist PallEx have overwhelmingly railed against the rising costs of fuel as a major sticking point for the logistics industry. In a survey the network issued to each of its UK members, every response but one highlighted fuel costs as the first area they would like to see addressed in 2014 – which CEO Hilary Devey has branded “crucial”. Every business that responded also said they did not think the government does enough to support the logistics industry, and undervalues its role in the economy. The current Fuel Duty rate of 58p per litre represents a significant bulk in the costs of running a haulage business, with diesel for some costing up to £450 per truck every day. “I’m not at all surprised that fuel came up as such a major sticking point for our members,” Devey said. “Transport is the foundation of a strong infrastructure. Whether personal journeys or commercial haulage, road transport leads to more money spent elsewhere in the economy. If the costs of products and services are reduced as a result of cheaper transport, the economic benefits are enhanced.

Pall-Ex members said addressing fuel duty should be a government priority “Meanwhile, if those transport businesses that are in a tight spot now were given a break by way of a reduction in fuel costs, then their survival and the employment of their workers is good news for both the

national and regional economies, and the logistics sector as a whole. So why must we all pay such extortionate amounts?” Pall-Ex said its members’ concerns are mirrored by the national transport sector, and that the rising cost of fuel is an unnecessary strangulation on the growth of both the industry and the economy.

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ew research published by Direct Line for Business has revealed the A-Team’s classic GMC Vandura is the nation’s favourite van. Despite the cult TV show ending in 1987, the A-Team van has become an enduring pop culture icon capturing 43 per cent of the vote. Thousands of Britons voted the iconic black and metallic grey vehicle with is characteristic red stripe, driven by Sergeant Bosco Albert ‘BA’ Baracus played by Mr T, in the show as their favourite. The intrepid Scooby Gang’s Mystery Machine, a modified Chevrolet Greenbrier van often featured in the animated series along with Shaggy, Scooby, Fred, Velma and Daphne, was voted the nation’s second favourite van with 20 per cent of the vote.

This was followed appropriately in third place by Del Boy’s three-wheeled Reliant Regal ‘Supervan’ from the enduring classic television show Only Fools and Horses. Rounding out the top five favourite vans were Wallace and Gromit’s Anti-Pesto pest control van with 10 per cent of the vote, and Postman Pat’s Bedford HA with seven per cent. The Postman Pat movie scheduled for release in 2014 may, however, stir affections for the classic postal van. “Over 25 years later, the A-Team still holds a special place in the heart of motoring enthusiasts – though it is unlikely Hannibal, BA and company would have been able to get insurance given their unique line of work,” said Jasvinder Gakhal at Direct Line for Business.

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DRIVER SUSPENDED FOR USING MOBILE AT THE WHEEL

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truck driver has been suspended from driving HGVs for 21 days by Scotland’s deputy traffic commissioner, Richard McFarlane, after he used a hand-held mobile phone while driving. During the hearing, McFarlane heard from two Police Scotland offices who had observed driver Gary Lynn, of Kilmore Grove, Coatbridge, while on mobile patrol on Riverside Drive in Dundee on June 28, 2013. The officers said he was holding a black item near to the front of his face and talking on it as he approached the junction with South Marketgait. They observed him driving using the device for approximately 300-400 m before stopping him at a set of lights. One of the officers subsequently issued Lynn with a fixed penalty of £60. In evidence to the deputy commissioner, Lynn explained he was required to make contact with his destinations before arriving

to discuss unloading. He told McFarlane he was on such a call at the time of the police encounter, using a Bluetooth device to communicate. The device had been attached to the sun visor, but had fallen from the visor during the conversation. He continued using the device and attempted to reattach the device to the visor. He was also observed by the police officers switching the device from one hand to another. Reviewing the evidence in a written decision issued after the hearing, the deputy commissioner said the offence had taken place at a busy junction. This was one of the aggravating factors in the case. He also noted Lynn was driving a vehicle fitted with a manual gearbox and would have had to change gears a number of times as he executed some of the turns – all while holding the device. He added: “On any view he could not be

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properly in control of the vehicle at that part of the journey, or indeed any part of the journey when he was holding/using the device. This in itself renders driver Lynn unfit to continue to hold the LGV and provisional PSV licences.” McFarlane also noted two speeding offences on his licence, which was endorsed with nine points at the time of the hearing. He concluded this was “not impressive for a professional driver”. Reminding the commercial vehicle industry of the dangers of using mobile devices while driving, the deputy traffic commissioner said: “I am in no doubt the use of such devices significantly compromises road safety, and their use in such circumstances must be discouraged. The traffic commissioner for Scotland and her colleagues have been at pains to highlight the dangers of using handheld devices while driving. In the interests of road safety, the use of such devices must cease.”

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SMITHS’ LIFTS TO RAISE H&S STANDARDS

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Smiths spec’d cable-free lifts to reduce the risk of slips and falls

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family-run firm specialising in the servicing of commercial vehicles, cranes and earth-moving equipment has invested in the latest heavy-duty lifting equipment from West Midlands-based SOMERSTOTALKARE. Smiths Mechanical Services aims to reduce the risk of slips and falls after installing two sets of S6cf cable-free lifts at its workshop in Bridgend. Previously, the firm operated S6ng cabled lifts on site, but has chosen to upgrade to the cable-free versions to improve health and safety standards and to eliminate the risk of damage to cables, which can be expensive if they need replacing.

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“Thanks to the new Cable Free lifts, we no longer have to worry about the health and safety issues and the damage costs associated with cables,” said Smiths’ John Griffiths. “The wireless option also gives us the flexibility to easily use the lifts as a set of four, six and eight depending upon the vehicles we need to lift.” From the company’s main workshop, and a network of smaller depots, Smiths Mechanical provides a 24/7 service to haulage firms across Wales and the South West of England. It offers repairs and testing of light and heavy commercial vehicles, with maintenance services and workshop facilities covering all MoT requirements.

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KANE MAJORS ON MAN

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onstruction industry supplier Kane Group has taken final deliveries of a fleet of MANs to complete an extensive 12-month fleet modernisation and replacement programme. Twenty seven new MAN trucks, including 24 eight-wheel tippers, two heavy-hauliers and an 18-tonne road-sweeper chassis now make up the majority of Kane Group’s fleet. The hardware is made up of TGS 35.400 8x4 ‘muckaway’ chassis, 26.540BLS 6x4 150-tonne heavy-haulage tractor units, and a Johnson-bodied TGM 18.240 left-hand drive sweeper. The entire fleet is acquired with a comprehensive three-year R&M and extended warranty package carried by MAN dealer John Arnold Commercials in Bedford. Kane Group first established its MAN New TGS 8x4s mark Kane’s return to MAN

association with an F8 tipper fleet in the early 1980s, operating 32.240 and 30.331 models. “After operating all the leading marques available, to greater or lesser degrees of success, I am very pleased to be back on-board with MAN,” said Kane Group managing director, Andy Kane. “MAN produces a good, solid, reliable truck – just how I remember them during the ‘boom’ years of the ’80s. My drivers are really impressed – ‘a proper driver’s truck’, they tell me. “In late 2012 I anticipated growth in the construction sector,” he added, “and I was keen to have an up-to-date fleet to meet the increased demand. I am now seeing that up-turn in the sector right and have the equipment in place, ready and waiting.”

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ISSUE 323 MAY 2014

FOOD & DRINK FIRM’S LICENCE REVOKED FOR ‘CUTTING CORNERS’

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A vehicle was also found to be overloaded checks. When pressed, Amitrano was not able in July 2012. to explain why his drivers appeared to have In evidence to the regulator, Amitrano missed so many items. said he had not properly understood the Denton said Amitrano had been given many requirements of holding an operator’s licence opportunities to comply with the driver’s hours when he applied in 2008 and did not attach rules, but had failed to take them. The whole much importance the company’s undertakings operational model of the firm appeared to have to comply with the relevant laws. been based on non-compliance. the training received wasschedules with a He admitted it hada been difficult to fit the “Drivers werethey regularly given they RTITB ran special competition reputable organisation. multi-drop schedules into the driver’s hours could not possibly complete within the driver’s over the course of two days of the Lucky drivers would get the chance to win regime, but said he had changed the firm’s hourstheir rules,” Denton said. “They could only 35 hours of periodic training with one of Truckfest Peterborough show in complete them byMaster drivingDriver for periods significantly practices in May 2013 to ensure compliance. the following CPC Consortium itsdone Master Driver exceeding members: DLT Training Transport & 4.5 hours withoutLtd, a proper break, However,conjunction he accepted with he had nothing Training Services Ltd,inserted Gist Limited, RTITB by driving without a card at all,the and to implement recommendations made CPC the Consortium members, Academy. by taking vehicles home at the end of the day by the DVSA vehicle examiner following whereby four lucky drivers could Draws to identify winners were carried out rathertwice thana driving to the operating an investigation into vehicle maintenance day by back Ice Road Truckerís starcentre.” Lisa win 35 hours of Driver CPC He saidatthe had shown it was not standards that same year. Kelly thecompany RTITB marquee. periodic training.examined the fit to hold operator’s The traffi c commissioner Thean lucky winners licence. of 35 hours of periodic With the September 2014records Driver CPC trainingan are: Dave fromAmitrano Norfolk, until Making order toSmith, disqualify periodic vehicle safety inspection deadline fast approaching, this was a prize Andrew Jennings, from Staffordshire, Leslie April 2, 2014, Denton said a relatively short provided by the company. He found almost all coveted by all who entered, not only saving Baker, from Kent, and Michael Currie, from period should help to bring home to him that recordedthem a large number of defects that should a great deal of money, but also ensuring Essex. compliance is a serious matter. have been picked up by drivers on their daily

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ISSUE 323 MAY 2014

SCAFFOLDER SPARKS TC TACHO WARNING

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ondon and South East traffic commissioner Nick Denton has warned restricted licence holders about neglecting their legal duties when using vehicles fitted with digital tachographs. The reminder comes after he suspended a scaffolding firm for 21 days because of “serious and prolonged driver’s hours shortcomings”. Reflecting on other restricted operator cases at public inquiry, the traffic commissioner called for a significant improvement in standards. “It is simply not acceptable for operators to purchase vehicles fitted with digital tachographs and then run them without bothering to find out what the legal requirements relating to digital tachographs are,” he said. “The legal requirements are not a state secret – they are clearly set out on the government website, and trade bodies such as the RHA and FTA, as well as the trade press, are constantly issuing advice.

“Too many operators seem to be content to get their advice on digital tachographs from a bloke down the pub, rather than DVSA (formerly VOSA) or a trade body, Unsurprisingly, that advice turns out all too often to be completely wrong.” Denton said he found it astonishing that licence-holders are appearing at public inquiry having been reported for – among other things – failing to acquire a company tachograph card or any download software. “How can an operator seek to prove they are complying with the regulations – and crucially check whether their drivers are working within the driver’s hours rules – if they can’t download driver or vehicle data?” he said. “Restricted operators need to be alert to these requirements and the potential impact on their licence of failing to meet them. The responsibilities involved in holding a licence go rather deeper than just buying a few vehicles to carry equipment for your main business.”

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toke-on-Trent-based RG Bassett & Sons has added a pair of Iveco Stralis HiWay tractor units to its fleet, marking the first new trucks to enter service with its new livery. The delivery of the Stralis Hi-Way AS440S46TX/P tractor units follows less than two years after the company purchased an EcoStralis, which the firm said has consistently delivered an 8.75 mpg fuel economy – well above the fleet’s average. “With the launch of the new Stralis Hi-Way, Iveco has refined the cab further and given the truck a whole new dimension,” said joint MD, Ashley Bassett. “In my opinion, it’s lifted the status of Iveco and the strong and efficient driveline is now matched with a very driver-friendly package.” Bassett plans to run the new Ivecos until at least 2019, with a guaranteed manufacturerbacked residual value after five years in service – and an Iveco Elements repair & maintenance policy in place via supplying dealer Sherwood Truck & Van. “It’s a new concept for us as we’d previously run vehicles for longer,” said Bassett, “but we’re mindful that the typical industry ownership model is changing, and it’s becoming potentially more efficient and cost-effective for us to run a truck for five years and then sell it on for a second life. “It’s forced a rethink in our livery, resulting in these being the first brand-new trucks we’ve ever ordered in white and then had wrapped in vinyl. We’ve previously always had our trucks sprayed, but the residual value on a white truck will be that much better at five years,” he said. The nature of RG Bassett’s work means the Stralis Hi-Ways will operate primarily with curtainside trailers, carrying lighter-weight loads on outbound journeys, and heavier goods on the return. The firm said it is here that the EcoSwitch device in the original EcoStralis has proven beneficial, using the

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New Stralis Hi-Way features Bassett’s new livery vehicle weight information from the ECAS/ EBS to limit engine torque according to the gross vehicle weight. This ensures overall performance is maintained in line with that of a fully laden vehicle, even when running light or empty, helping to return competitive fuel economy. The EcoSwitch is retained in these new generation Stralis Hi-Ways, which closely follow the EcoStralis specification and use the same version of the 460 bhp FPT Cursor 10 engine. Also retained is the higher gearing for the EuroTronic transmission, which incorporates a special ECOfleet mode to automatically adjust to the loading of the tractor unit to help fine-tune fuel economy. Both new vehicles benefit from a comprehensive specification to ensure maximum driver comfort on-board. This includes full upper and lower ‘comfort’ bunks, air-suspended passenger seat with swivel function, drivers arm rest, door roller blinds, slide-out refrigerator with freezer. The trucks have also been supplied with air horns, daytime running lights and a roof-mounted beacon bar, for maximum visibility. A factoryfitted touch-screen display mounted on the dashboard also incorporates truck-specific European satellite navigation.

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SPEAK BACK

What’s your view? Star Letter

ISSUE 323 MAY 2014

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

LOOKING BACK

I haven’t put pen to paper for many years, but for various different reasons I have been thinking of all HGV drivers I have worked with at a certain depot. The firm has been gone for many years, and most of us drivers are now aged over 50 – myself being 62 years. The industry has changed so much, but we stuck with it – but now age is not on our side, and in the last few years we have lost many high-quality drivers. Only recently, a very good work colleague of mine was laid to rest. I went to the funeral along with 20 of us drivers who worked with him. I couldn’t actually

get into the building as it was filled with people wanting to pay their respects to such a great driver and friend. One great memory of him for me was when he taught me to drive in snow – the exhaust brake drive. He was a real professional at his job. Although all this time has passed, we all remember each other’s names – along with the good and bad memories. But now we’re at the time in our lives where we watch the local papers to see who is next to leave us. God rest all of those truckers; their memories will drive on through those still standing.

I must say we all gain experience over time, but after 38 years there was always something new I learnt every day. Every day was different, but at the same time I had a routine: to make sure I returned safe. I always had one simple thought: If my load looks good and the paperwork looks good, I felt good inside and was ready to go. I am very lucky that I found a job that I loved. I loved waking up and going to work every day – it was a hobby that I actually got paid for! Tony Kingham By email

The writer of our star letter will win a fantastic Volvo F10 with fridge trailer in the colours of McBurney Transport, Ballymena, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland worth £79.99.

SNAPPED UP NORTH I thought you may be interested in a couple of photos for your newspaper. I am currently working in Hammerfest, North Norway with an oil company, and as an ex-driver who

occasionally keeps his hand in, I took the opportunity to take a few photos that you may be interested in publishing. These lorries are picking up fish from Norway Seafoods to take back to Russia, Finland and Sweden.

The red lorry with the polar bear is a 730 bhp Scania, though I’m not sure about the Ice Age one. Barry McInally By email

RAISING STANDARDS Here’s my Thought of the Day (and most days for the last 32 years): Every company and every individual in the UK and the world, far from being derogatory, abusive and in any other way unpleasant, should be thankful. Thankful to the transport infrastructure, our industry, for EVERYTHING that they have. The clothes on their backs, the food in their mouths, the homes in which they live and the toys with which they occupy themselves. Without us and those like us, they would not have any part of it, and would spend every day wondering where their next meal is coming from. Luckily for them this industry is owned, for the most part, by lorry drivers – and operated by the same. A band of men who use, as a matter of course, profane language as their means of communication, an ignorant attitude in their interaction with others and a general appearance of uneducated stupidity. Until these men choose to present themselves in a better light, and company owners demand to be represented within the upper echelons of this society where they deservedly belong, the working life of all of us shall continue in the same vein as now – and we deserve nothing better. Michael Andrews By email

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GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN It was with much sadness that I read your obituary of road transport journalist Martin Phippard in the January issue of Truckstop News. It was also very coincidental that, for Christmas, I was given a DVD entitled High, Wide and Handsome highlighting four abnormal load movements (one in the Lake District undertaken by Plant Speed, who featured in a recent issue of your sister title, Trucking magazine), which was narrated by Martin Phippard. I’m sure he will be missed greatly by all those who knew him – and even by some who didn’t. Colin Carey

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martWitness has unveiled a new vehicle journey recorder which provides instant notification with videos of incidents in less than 60 seconds after a collision. The company said its new KP1 recorder will allow insurance claims to be filed in record The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium time - which can significantly reduce costs for truck operators. long-haul tractor unit range was the star attraction The company said insurers for havesome foundof the North-West’s transport just two per cent ofleading incidentsroad recorded on its operators, at a launch event staged by leading cameras result in disputed claims, compared to the industry norm of 40 per centdealer for all Enza. ‡ New in-cab camera automatically motor claims. emails crash footage to operators less The advanced KP1 3G/4G instant video than a minute after a collision Held at the Oultonoffers Park race circuit in Cheshire, the transmission vehicle camera in-built event gave invited guests their first chance to put the tracking and telematics data, and features vehicle through its paces on UK roads. suit with the distracted driving laws which are two cameras: a New built-in forward-facing camera Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longbeing and an optional second camera forthe interior, distance transport. From outset, designers and introduced in some states in the US. engineers were determined to provide the best possible “Fleet operators and insurers want the side or rear views. comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and peace of mind vehicle recorders give them The device operating can compress aas 10-second economy, well as a sweeping range of cab - they know costs aren’t going to spiral with video clip to just 150 KB of data, making sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailordata vehicles perfectly for any application. disputed claims being dragged out over it one of the most cost-effective units The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record currently on the formarket. fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road months. tests have These savings are reflected in lower at the invitation to renew. “The KP1 isshown unliketheanything onis the market new model seven per cent morequotations frugal when specified to meet Euro director, 5 emissions regulations, “In addition, in-cab CCTV ensures that today,” said SmartWitness managing while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per blameless drivers can always prove their Simon Marsh. cent “It really is a game-changer and improvement. will make our roads safer and help companies The 81 guests took turns to head out on a innocence, 17-mile test and it is a vital safeguard against drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical the growing problem of cash-for-crash to meet their corporate responsibilities. KP1 driving conditions. The route included single- and dualfraudsters,” Marsh added. will provide clients with court-compliant Mark May reckons the carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator evidence from trucks one or two cameras as made soon10 journeys - a total provided for the event almost 700 on the day. as an incident of occurs. Andmiles withcovered the second On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, camera, KP1 islogistics future-proof if the UK follows manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510

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irmingham-based RGF Logistics Ltd is conducting fuel trials on two Euro 6 compliant tractor units against other vehicles in their 80-strong fleet. The company said its trucks cover an annual mileage of 153,000 km (95,000 miles) per year, so fuel efficiency and dealer support is critical. The vehicles were supplied by Hartshorne Motor Group and will also be maintained overnight at the dealership on a twoyear Volvo Gold Repair and Maintenance contract. “The Volvo FH’s driver appeal and our

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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 ADVERTORIAL 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 fourwe demonstrator immediately confirmed that he had a good case against the company ontinuing his review of successfully completed accident claims, trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total that occupied the depot and employed the negligent FLT driver. It is usual Steven Hinchliffe looks at another situation experienced by a reader of almost 700 miles covered on the day. for a defendant’s insurers to deny responsibility for this type of accident on of Truckstop News that ultimately lead toOn aneach award of personal injury see our trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, • ISSUE •ofJULY 8 •should TRUCKSTOP NEWS 2012while their thatHaulage, drivers remain inantheir cab or299 out the way compensation. Steven Hinchliffe logistics manager at Widnes-based the Raybasis Stewart who averaged impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 ADVERTORIAL ACCIDENT vehicle loaded, but this2545 is often impractical drivers need to also be on V8-powered Actros mpgisinbeing the 450 bhp Actros model. Betweenas journeys, guests All of the accident victims mentioned in thesebhp articles are clients of my2551, firm,and 11.8 In this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist to in ensure the load (for which they become responsible) is safely and enjoyed ‘hot laps’details of the of Oulton Parkhand circuit two-seater racing cars piloted by professional drivers. Hinchliffes Solicitors. They have given permission to disclose feature on page Personal Injury on Compensation Solicitors give him advice the valueSPECIALISTS offirm theHinchliffes claim. With his authority in January 2011 8 securely inand place. PERSONAL INJURY Transport manager waste animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & their real life experiences resulting in personal injury claims, and theMark stepsMay of food (see their advert proposals on the frontto page) considers another we put settlement the company’s insurers. Sons, summed up the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and Once Mr D had given us his formal instructions to proceed we wrote a taken to make a successful accident compensation claim. All these clients “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM” superbly organised. The new Actrosdetailed is brilliant. The experience was to fantastic the fuel This set out letter todriving the company for them pass toand theirif insurers. contacted my firm after seeing our details in Truckstop News. Under the rules applicable to Personal Injury claims, the company’s insurers performance figures are to be believed it will be an unbeatable all-round package. The previous Actros is a the accident circumstances and included the following allegations:In this article I highlight a fairly common workvery accident where goodsituation, truck - but this new one is a huge step forward.” had just under four months from our first letter to the company to indicate HINCHLIFFES

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This client has asked us to keep both his identity and that of the negligent perhaps even based abroad. It is often the case that your own were as follows:losses or expenditure because of wasthe possible to reach anhands acceptable settlement at a total figure with us. and Ultimately that second business offered to settle the claim after some will be heldhim. responsible compensatingreport you for anhighlighted Orthopaedic Surgeonemployer to examine Thefor expert’s party confidential, and we will therefore refer to him as Mr D of Inverurie. accident, lostthe income. (a) Failed to take suitable and sufficient including steps to prevent of £2250, the vast majority of which was to compensate Mr R injury caused by a defective load, no matter who packed it. If you item within the trailer from falling, contrary to Regulation  An accident can have a significant effect on for hispay pain and He kept the fullMr sum D recovered, as amount of compensation was agreed. accepted ongoing problems with his two fingers. His nails had not grown back10(1) of the Work atnegotiation The accident happened when Mr D was collecting a load from a depot.  We ask the the other party’s insurers to for suffering. are self employed or an agency driver, you also benefit from the Height Regulations 2005. firm’s costs and the expenses incurred in dealing yourhis lifewe - had in the current financial situation privatefor medical treatment if this will help £4,500 his injuries and justmy under £2,000 for financial losses. It was same rightsinenjoyed by the employees of the company you are in pain if they properly and the sensation the fingers had altered, resulting With the assistance of a banksman, the first two items were safely loaded with the claim (eg paying for his medical records and the (b) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent our you recover more quickly. can you afford to do nothing? to work for. However, it is worth noting that if you were medical report) were subsequently negotiated withdealt the insurers client being item, contrary Regulation April to2012 and10(2) if the original company’s insurers had with were knocked and a contracted in movement, preventing him from making a struck bybythenow onto his trailer by a forklift truck driver. However, the third item was much inreduction charge of loading the vehicle the accident may be found to have and paid separately. of the above Regulations. happened to your negligence, which case a claim matters more decisively at an early stage, much of FREE the legal costs and time full fist. It was felt likely thatentirely this due situation wouldinbe permanent. larger requiring Mr D to remove a pin from the side of the trailer to enable the Fortunately, despite the accident circumstances Mr R risk NOW to atake advantage of our no service (c) Failed to ensure that CALL the trailer was loaded in such way for compensation would probably not be successful. suffered onlyMr a relatively minor injury, this was by so spent couldof the have been avoided, and D would not and have hadreflected to wait to prevent unintended movement contents, item to be loaded. While doing this, the forklift truck driver approached fromEXCITING As with articleslosses the common trend remains We also investigated D’sprevious financial caused by the theeffect accident as and NEWonMr CONTRACTS the level of compensation he recovered. His employer’s contrary to Regulation 10(4) of the above Regulations. the injured person’s life, and although using the process of law long to be compensated for someone else’s negligence. the opposite side of the trailer and pushed the load so far across that Mr D’s insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled gathered documentstoto support them. months off work and to ensure the trailer was loaded in a safe manner. (d) Failed claimsHe as ahad meanstwo of redress cannot truly make personal injury matters with reasonable efficiency, which meant it was possible We pay up to £20.00 Premium hand became crushed between the load and the pin that he was trying to £10.00 compensate for the trauma and inconvenience can a significant (e) Exposed our client to a danger or a trap and a foreseeable althoughbasic he received some pay during this period, suffered, there itwas to reach agreement and for Mr R to be in funds in just under six risk of injury. assist in requiring the guilty party to provide medical treatment remove. the date the first was sent to his employer. Steven Hinchliffe, solicitormonths andfromPrincipal ofletter Hinchliffes Solicitors shortfall in what he would normally have earned. Once Mr D approved the

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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.

Tel:requirements 01733 353 376 Fax: 01733 557 235 Daily rest E-mail: kerry.beasley@kelseypb.co.uk 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

or receiving facsimile documents; or driving time between the ‘Break’ means any period duringsending or receiving still accumulated moving images; and providing access to the internet. If you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar end of one daily rest period and the which a driver maydevice notwhilecarry out any driving, you can expect to get an automatic fixed notice. This means you’ll get three penalty points on your of the following daily rest driving or any otherpenalty work, and driving licence and have towhich pay a fine of is £60. However, yourbeginning case may go to court. If it does, you may also face disqualification to make a regular weekly rest period or used exclusively for The rules regarding daily rest periods fromrecuperation. driving on top of a maximumThis fine of £1000. If you wereperiod, or between a daily rest period and driving a PCV or heavy goods vehicle, you could face a a weekly rest period. a reduced weekly rest period. A driver is different from ‘rest’, means any for ‘in-scope’ driving are to be found in maximumwhich fine of £2500. Also if the matter were considered of a serious nature you could during face prosecution for other road related offences, Article 6 of Regulation (EC) 561/2006 may have at most three reduced daily from prosecution uninterrupted period which a transport driver Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. At Article Exemptions are few which carry more serious sentences. A person does not contravene any of these provisions dispose if, at the states the requirements for driving rest periods between any two weekly rest may freely of his time. 4(g), it says the following about daily rest: Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency periods. A ‘daily rest period’ means daily A ‘daily rest News period’ means theSpot daily However, if you are thethe holder of a vocational licence thetime daily, weekly and fortnightly. Daily 19. Hinchliffes - Truckstop May 2014 - Accident Sponsorship.indd 1 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 likelya to be called to vocational conduct hearing in front of driving time shall not exceed nine hours. So, that is the law on daily rest; and it period during which driver may driver freely period during which a driver may freely 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 issuedand a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational However, the daily driving time may be can be seen that taking daily rest within covers a ‘regular dispose of his time and covers a ‘regular call was being made). dispose of their time while the Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a conduct. I have reproduced the paragraph of to at most 10 hours not more a 24-hour period, in such a waymobile that it isor other device isdaily rest period’ and aHere ‘reduced daily reston the useextended daily rest period’ and a ‘reduced daily rest telephone to be treated 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 of hand held period’ devices such asmeans mobile telephones than twice during the week. Weekly receivingwith a call or performing any period’. other interactive communication taken in two uninterrupted periods A ‘regular daily rest period’. A ‘regular daily rest period’ means because of the prevalence of this offence in recent years. function. An ‘interactive communication function’ includes the driving time shall not exceed 56 hours the first being at least three hours and any period of rest of at least 11 hours. any period of rest of at least 11 hours. 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 was first written.this You should always seek advice from period an appropriately qualified any specific and solicitor shallonnot resultlegal inenquiry. the maximum the second being at least nine hours, is when the Alternatively, regular daily rest Alternatively, this regular daily rest period weekly working time laid down in Directive not only a daily rest period, but also it may be taken in two periods; the first of may be taken in two periods – the first of 2002/15/EC being exceeded. The total is a regular daily rest period – and not a which must be an uninterrupted period which must be an uninterrupted period of accumulated driving time during any two reduced daily rest period. of at least three hours, and the second at least three hours, and the second an consecutive weeks shall not exceed 90 An example of taking rest this way an uninterrupted period of at least nine uninterrupted period of at least nine hours. hours. would be if a driver arranged work in the hours. A ‘reduced daily rest period’ means A ‘reduced daily rest period’ means any Article 7 states the requirements in following way: Driving and other work (and any period of rest of at least nine hours, period of rest of at least nine hours, but relation to break periods – a break being breaks) for eight hours; then rest for three but less than 11 hours. less than 11 hours. any period during which a driver may hours; then driving and other work (and ‘Weekly rest period’ means the weekly At Article 8, it further states a driver shall not carry out any driving or any other breaks) for four hours; and finally, rest for period during which a driver may freely take daily and weekly rest periods. Within work and which is used exclusively for nine hours. dispose of their time and covers a ‘regular each period of 24 hours after the end of recuperation. weekly rest period’ and a ‘reduced weekly the previous daily rest period or weekly At Article 9, it states that by way of After a driving period of 4.5 hours, a rest period’. ‘Regular weekly rest period’ rest period, a driver shall have taken a new derogation from Article 8, where a driver driver shall take an uninterrupted break of means any period of rest of at least 45 daily rest period. If the portion of the daily accompanies a vehicle which is transported not less than 45 minutes, unless the driver hours, and ‘reduced weekly rest period’ rest period which falls within that 24-hour by ferry or train and takes a regular daily takes a rest period. This break may be means any period of rest of less than period is at least nine hours, but less than rest period, that period may be interrupted replaced by a break of at least 15 minutes, 45 hours, which may, subject to certain 11 hours, then the daily rest period in not more than twice by other activities not followed by a break of at least 30 minutes conditions, be shortened to a minimum of question shall be regarded as a reduced exceeding one hour in total. During that each distributed over the period in such a 24 consecutive hours. daily rest period. regular daily rest period, the driver shall way as to comply with the provisions. ‘Daily driving time’ means the total A daily rest period may be extended have access to a bunk or couchette.

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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VERSATILITY IS KEY FOR ACTIVE’S LATEST TRAILERS

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ent-based aviation support specialist and groupage services provider Active Transport has added 10 Krone Profi Liners to its fleet which the company said will provide the loading flexibility required to handle a greater variety of contracts throughout Europe. Working mainly in the Benelux arena, the Euroliner-style trailers are specified with an easyoperation sliding roof and will carry mixed loads including coils, IBCs, cages and pallets. Also, Krone’s standard-fit Multi Lock loading system is designed to afford maximum strapping flexibility for coping with a wide range of loads. Krone said that with 126 strapping points along each side rave, each with a two-tonne capacity, the Multi Lock provides almost limitless strapping permutations, thereby increasing the trailers’ versatility while ensuring safe and secure

loading. Furthermore, for added safety and speed, the driver can secure and release the straps from inside the trailer while the curtains are closed. “Flexibility is key to ensuring we can match the same trailers to a host of different tasks,” said Active Transport’s Mark Yates. “With these trailers, we can put virtually anything on board and in any configuration, which gives us a ‘onetrailer-fits-all’ solution. “This means that not only can we pitch for a wider range of work, but also we don’t run the risk of trailers standing idle.” Yates said Profi Liners also offer a low tare weight. “With our Mercedes and Volvo units fully fuelled, we can achieve a payload of 28 tonnes – which of course comes into its own when carrying high density loads.”

Active reckons its Profi Liners enable the firm to pitch for a wider range of jobs

ECO RUBBER CUTS FUEL BILL FOR DIXON Operator claims Michelin’s X Line Energy tyres have greatly improved its fuel economy

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words, County Dublin-based haulier Dixon International has announced it is switching to Michelin X Line Energy tyres across its fleet after a trial showed it could slash fuel use by more than five per cent. The firm conducted a six-month trial on six tractor units – three using Michelin 315/70R22.5 X Line Energy tyres, the others using the fleet’s existing premium tyre brand fitment. Tested on long-distance, high-speed European routes in keeping with Dixon International’s typical operations, the Michelin-fitted tractors averaged a 5.2 per cent saving in fuel. This saving was so significant that the company has switched immediately to a full Michelin replacement policy, as well as specifying them as original equipment on new trucks and trailers. Michelin X Line Energy tyres have already

been factory fitted to 20 new Volvo FH tractors, entering service as part of the firm’s fleet of 110 trucks and 170 trailers. “We use around 500,000 litres of fuel a month,” said the firm’s director, Michael Dixon. “And based on the results of the tests, we could save more than 300,000 litres a year once the whole fleet has converted to Michelin. The cost of that fuel saving would be more than our yearly tyre bill. So by changing to Michelin, we’re effectively getting free tyres.” Dixon also plans to fit X Line Energy tyres to trailers within the fleet. “We are awaiting delivery of 30 new Schmitz Cargobull trailers arriving on X Line Energy tyres, so we hope to see even greater savings once the whole truck and trailer combination is operating on Michelin’s fuelsaving tyres,” he said.

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SOLUTION Across: Across: 1 Workman, 5 Means, 8 Ducal, 9 Torsion, 10 Wipe off the map, 11 Assume, 12 Dry-rot, 15 Throwaway line, 18 Minaret, 19 Fleet, 20 Tawny, 21 Holster. SOLUTION DOWN:1 Widow, 2 Recipes, 3 Melton Mowbray, 4 Notify, 5 Merthyr Tydfil, 6 Axiom, 7 Sandpit, 11 Attempt, 13 Raiment, 14 Switch, 16 Renew, 17 Enter. EXPLANATIONS Across: Across: 1 wo(R+K)man, 5 double def, 8 du+Cal, 9 anag of ‘notori(-OU)s’, 10 pun, 11 ass+ homophone of ‘u’ +me, 12 double def, 15 double def & pun, 18 pun, 19 double def, 20 Taw+NY. EXPLANATIONS DOWN: 1 wi(-N)dow, 2 anag , 3 Melt+on+Mow+B+ray, 4 no+tif(-f)+y, 5 anag , 6 a(x)i(0)m, 7 hidden word in ‘GrayS AND PITsea’, 11 double def, 13 ra(I+men)t, 14 S+W+itch, 16 W(-1)ener [rev], 17 double def. SOLUTION Across: 1 Celesta, 5 Het up, 8 Coast, 9 Payment, 10 As thin as a rake, 11 Visage, 12 Edison, 15 Hobson’s choice, 18 Cumbria, 19 Ankle, 20 Ensue, 21 Inherit. SOLUTION DOWN: 1 Cocoa, 2 Lean-tos, 3 Sittingbourne, 4 Appeal, 5 Haywards Heath, 6 Theta, 7 Pattern, 11 Vehicle, 13 Slicker, 14 Osman I, 16 Bombs, 17 Eject.

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