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This is have moreVolvo branches opening over the lid coming Trucks has in lifted the on itsmonths and years with the New for the Arocs are the product designed with the driver mind Stalks and are arranged in priority so area the most aided ancontrols increase in the cabʼs usable window and an HGV 1 & by 2 ones Drivers urgently required, full time, Part time, Days, The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium to be truly number one in the sectors we specialise in. all-new FH series of heavy trucks, onaim the heels of the new Loader and Grounder. The important are groups now closest to the driver, and the The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium and a focus on fuel economy. innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium Nights or Just Weekends long-haul tractor unit range was the staragain and with the steering wheel has aare neck tilthas function – another Arocs Loader been fully optimised designed the driver in mind The UK economy iswith now starting towas boom once Stalks andnow controls arranged in priority so the most Actros for 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 for some of the North-West’s andwhen a focus ontofuel economy. Details were scarce went pending changes inwe recruitment and driving legislation especially, this is 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 attraction formove some of the North-West’s Top Rates & the Best Work. Nationwide Contracts from set to continue to in the right directionatfora the UK job market as a leading road transport operators, structure features more upright A-pillars, world-first inpayload-optimised the truck world. 4x2 tractorwhich units September 5,Details but the Swedish were scarce when weoperators, went to leading road transport at a 3 of for heavy-duty shortSafety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab give the cab an additional 1 m interior space. whole. Nationwide Offi ces. leading road transport operators, at a launch event staged by leading of theNews official manufacturerpress told ahead Truckstop thelaunch on which are among the lightest vehicles structure upright A-pillars, which launch event staged by leading an extra more 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of This means features September 5, but the Swedish new FHs will be available indealer both Euro incab thean construction sector – as well as radius distribution. 3 of interior Enza. launch event staged by leading give the additional 1greater m space. storage capacity, as well as comfort on manufacturer told Truckstop News the 5 and 6 form,CPC and pack a dealer vast amount Enza. 8x4/4 concrete mixers with 32-tonne This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of DRIVER board.“The cab is optimised both for work and dealer new improvements. FHs will be availableEnza. in both Euro of upgrades and storage capacity, as well as comfort on rom onwards, the German maximum permissible weight. leisure time,” Nilsson said. “Agreater better bed, 5 and 6 form, and packtowards a vast amount As the2013 UK moves forward September 2014, driver shortages will Leading the charge for fuel board.“The cab is optimised both for work andStore Delivery All disciplines from Trunkers to Multi-droppers, vehicle manufacturer said all its The Arocs Grounder is designed of upgrades and improvements. integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low Held atis the Oulton ParkI-See race circuit in Cheshire, the of drivers who are still yet to potentially increase due toforfor a fuel huge amount efficiency Volvoʼs new leisurefor time,” Nilsson said. extremely “A better bed, trucks and tractor units used operating under difficult Leading the charge noise levels among other features, all increase Held at (Truckstop the Oulton Park race circuit Cheshire, thethe event gave invited guests their firstin chance to put to Home Delivery Drivers, and Tankers to Trampers. If you’re a function News, issue 301). integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low even start the Driver CPC, with far too many thinking they will be able to 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 event gave invited guests their first chance to put the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. noise levels among other features, all increase The system, function which works alongside the (Truckstop News, issue 301). event gave invited guests their first chance toforput the professional driver call your local offi ce FREE now !!! nightʼsthe sleep, which in turn means drivers less do it atthrough the last minute. Interaction Recruitment are addressing this issue construction sector will beon known under it is of extremely stable andand resilient vehicle its paces UK New Actros is the ultimate premium truck longchance 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 the outset, designers and New Actros the ultimate premium truck for longthe name Arocs. and has been manufactured to be idling speed. Maximum tractive power a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less on and helping those forlongus to gain the qualification without to head cut consumption by five per centworking by I-Shift automated transmission, claimed Newnew Actros is the ultimate premium truck for engineers 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 from 1000 to 3000 Nm and will and two steering front axles. Fourabout the route the truck storing information to cut consumption by five per cent by the fi nancial penalty. distance transport. From the outset, designers and 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 Interaction Recruitment also require the best Driving Consultants and Managers dump trucks, concrete mixers, tractor toughest jobs on the construction site. throughout the UK. 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 the best possible operating economy, as well asprovide a sweeping range of cab comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and Anyone who works for Interaction Recruitment, either as a The temp or full-rear axles, a wide range Ifofyou European market. or Manager looking to further your career arefor an the experienced Consultant the same route, I-See operates the drives along. “The next time the truck uses units and drop-side chassis vehicles will The Arocs will premiere at the Bauma 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre. latter air-sprung sizes, engine ratings and allowing customers comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, welloptions, as a sweeping range of cab to email andrew.gilchrist@interactionrecruitment.co.uk time member ofas staff ,I-See can be trulythe safe inofthe knowledge they are working the same route, operates accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure besizes, available asratings two-, threetrade fair in April 2013. is completely vehicles, or a load-optimised concretetailorengine vehicles perfectly forand any application. operating economy, as well as afoursweeping range cab and options, allowing customers to new and comes in the accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure progress is as economical as possible,” said axle vehicles, with 16striving output variants formin ofevery thetonew OM 473 engine. that’s great mixer chassis with single-tyred drive with a current business to be the best way. Something The Actros holds the Guinness World Record sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers tailor vehicles perfectly for any application. progress is asVolvo economical as possible,” said Claes Nilsson, president, economy at holds 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have ranging from 238 bhp to for 625 bhp. Mercedes said the Arocs will also be tandem are examples of the variety of tailor vehicles perfectly anyTruck application. The current Actros the Guinness tofor befuel part of. Claes Nilsson, president, VolvoWorld Truck Record Corporation. shown the new model is seven perbut cent more frugal 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 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 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 Euro emissions regulations, shown the model is 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 cent improvement. Ifthe you are aThis driver to become part while ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a transmission, four looking per when specified toas meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, Package. package encompasses available for order aprofessional Euro 6 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 cent whileimprovement. thethe ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows four per training and monthly assistance –aFuel of driving team, call today on 0800 612have 1680 version programs are available which been to the compact 2.3 m cabs in L, M or drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety ofus typical Advice –only. and itsbest aim to its cutaim by Theimprovement. 81 guests took turns tofuel head on 17-mile Advice – is and is costs toout cut fuela costs bytest cent The BlueTec 6 engines are designed specifi cally developed for the vehicle’s S versions, the new Arocs can also be driving conditions. The route included singleand dualchanging driving styles and increasing or visit us at www.interactionrecruitment.co.uk drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical changing and The 81 guests tookdriving turns styles to head outincreasing on a 17-mile test Mark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of included the four for demonstrator asdriving in-line six-cylinder engines with varied range of applications. fitted with spacious 2.5 m variants with knowledge ofknowledge how toThe drive for maximum ofroute to drive maximum conditions. singleand dualdrive, carefully chosen tohow simulate a variety of typical trucks provided for the event made 10 journeysThe - a total Mark a May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. fuel-efficiency. exhaust-gas turbocharger and drive confi gurations offered for level cab floor. fuel-efficiency. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator driving conditions. 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As the2013 UK forward towards September 2014, driver shortages will leisure time,” Nilsson said. “Agreater better bed, 5 moves and 6 form, and pack a vast amount Leading the charge for fuel All disciplines from Trunkers to Multi-droppers, Store Delivery board.“The cab is optimised both for work and vehicle manufacturer said all its The Arocs Grounder is designed of upgrades improvements. integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low potentially increase due to a huge amount of drivers who are still yet to efficiency is Volvoʼs newand I-See leisurefor time,” Nilsson said. extremely “A better bed, trucks and tractor units used for operating under diffi cult Leading the charge for fuel noise levels among other features, all increase Held at (Truckstop the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the to Home Delivery Drivers, and Tankers to Trampers. If you’re a function News, issue 301). integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low even start theapplications Driver CPC, with far too many thinking they will be able to is Volvoʼs new I-See Held at the efficiency Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, onand off-road infirst the conditions. According to Mercedes, the chance of pleasant relaxation and aall good event gave invited guests their chance to putthe the noise levels among other features, increase The system, which works alongside the function (Truckstop News, issue 301). professional driver call your local offi celess FREE now !!! event gave invited guests their first chance to put the do itautomated atthrough the last minute. Interaction Recruitment are addressing this issue nightʼsthe sleep, which in turn means drivers construction sector will beon known under it is of extremely stable andand resilient vehicle its paces UK chance pleasant relaxation aare good I-Shift transmission, isroads. claimed Theissystem, which works alongside the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. tired and more alert.” New Actros the ultimate premium truck for longthe name Arocs. and has been manufactured to be idling speed. Maximum tractive power a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive head on and helping those working for us to gain the qualifi cation without nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less to cut consumption by five per cent by I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed Newnew Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longProduction 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. Fourabout the route the truck storing the fiinformation nancial to cutpenalty. consumption by five per cent byand from 1000 to 3000 Nm and will distance transport. From the outset, designers engineers were determined to provide the best possible for the European market. Interaction Recruitment also require the best Driving Consultants and Managers Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 dump trucks, concrete mixers, tractor toughest jobs on the construction site. throughout the UK. be achieved by the four engine sizes: axle versions with one front and three drives along.storing “The next time the truck uses about the route the truck information engineers were determined to provide the best possible Anyone who works for Interaction Recruitment, either as a temp or fullcomfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and EuropeanConsultant market. or Manager looking to further your career Ifofyou arefor an the experienced the same route, I-See operates the time drives along. “The next the truck uses units and drop-side chassis vehicles will The Arocs will premiere at the Bauma 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre. The latter rear axles, a wide range air-sprung comfort, driving dynamics, safety, and operating economy, well, can as a sweeping range of cab email andrew.gilchrist@interactionrecruitment.co.uk time member ofas staff beproductivity trulythe safe in the knowledge they are working the same route, I-See operates accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure besizes, available asratings two-, threeand trade fair in April 2013. is completely vehicles, or a load-optimised concreteoperating economy, as well as afoursweeping range of cab engine and options, allowing customers to new and comes in the accelerator, gears and brakes tobest ensure progress is as economical as possible,” said with a business striving to be the in every way. Something that’s great axle vehicles, with 16 output variants form of the new OM 473 engine. mixer chassis with single-tyred drive sizes,vehicles engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor perfectly for any application. progress is asVolvo economical as possible,” said Claes Nilsson, president, ranging from 238 bhp to for 625 bhp. Mercedes said the Arocs will also be tandem are examples of the variety of tailor vehicles perfectly anyTruck application. toThe be partClaes of. current Actros holds the Guinness Nilsson, president, VolvoWorld Truck Record Corporation. 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 Corporation. 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Issue 325 summer 2014

Iveco on quality street

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veco’s managing director (UK & Ireland) Claudio Zanframundo spoke at a press and customer lunch held at the National Exhibition Centre during the second day of the Commercial Vehicle Show. He said road transport is a vital, allimportant industry, which plays a critical role in the health and vitality of UK plc, and never more so than now, when the economy is successfully climbing out of the deepest and most prolonged recession in living memory. “As CV manufacturers and suppliers, we serve the needs of the road transport industry. We play an indispensable role in supplying the products – and even more importantly, the support services – you, as operators, need if you are to play your part in restoring our UK and European economies to health and wellbeing once again.” He said that is why an event like the CV Show is so important, because it allows the road transport industry to showcase all that is new and innovative; all that is visionary and exciting. “It gives us a platform on which to highlight the value of our products and to demonstrate the importance we place on delivering,” he added, “and not just for our customers, but also for the environment and society at large. “Of course, Iveco is an international company. It was one of the first big truck industry consolidations – a fusion of panEuropean brands from Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Today – with the birth last September of CNH Industrial, now the biggest capital goods corporation in the world – it is a truly global brand. It is part of a group that incorporates 64 plants, 49 research and development (R&D) centres, the expertise of over 68,000 people worldwide, and with 12 brands across 190 countries, it has a network of over 6000 dealers. He said Iveco accounts for around a third

of all the group’s revenues, with more than 292,000 units produced in 2013 for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and through its China joint ventures. “This is just one example of what ‘being global’ means, because at the heart of our strategy are the two most important factors in delivering global success – product and quality. They are inseparable.” He invited operators to visit the Iveco stand to get up close and personal with the products and see examples of the excellence the Italian truck manufacturer had achieved and appreciate just how good they now are. “The plants where our Stralis, Eurocargo and Daily products are built have been completely renewed in equipment, assembly and logistics,” Zanframundo said. “New quality processes guarantee conformity to standards and attention to detail, while the adoption of new leading-edge technologies have eliminated the risk of issues right from the manufacturing process.” He said world class manufacturing standards have now been deployed across all Iveco’s plants. “We have also invested in our people and our organisation, and already the feedback from our customers tells us we are in line – or better than – our competitors, not least in driveline performance and fuel economy. “Quality is our first priority, in product, in the services we deliver behind those products, and in the support we offer you – our customers – in every aspect of your operations.” He said Iveco’s aim is to be a ‘service leader’ in every market in which the company operates and to be an innovator and help you run your businesses more efficiently, more economically and more profitably. “That is why our platform is focused on Total Costs of Ownership and Operation,” he explained.

Euro CV demand rises – UK truck sales falter

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ew figures released ahead of the CV Show by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reveal that March saw demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increase for the seventh consecutive month. Total commercial vehicle registrations grew by 11.1 per cent, totaling 185,520 units. Growth was sustained across all segments – and out of the most significant markets, Spain recorded the highest upturn (+26.8 per cent). The UK and Italy also both posted doubledigit growth at 11 per cent and 16.3 per cent respectively. Demand in Germany and France also increased, at 9.8 per cent and 0.3 per cent respectively. ACEA said that in the first quarter of the year, the EU market expanded by 9.8 per cent, totaling 443,038 units. During the same period, Spain was up 39 per cent, Italy grew by 14.1 per cent, Germany by 10.5 per cent and the UK by 10.4 per cent. France was the only major market showing a decline, recorded as -0.6 per cent. In the heavy truck sector, the March results showed a 7.7 per cent increase in registrations for new commercial vehicles over 16 tonnes, totaling 19,266 units. Out of the most significant markets, Spain (+55.1

per cent) and Germany (+22.9 per cent) recorded the highest growth. However, France (-10.3 per cent), Italy (-11.1 per cent) and the UK (-20.4 per cent) saw their demand for heavy trucks decline. From January to March, the EU heavy truck market grew by 11.9 per cent, reaching 52,278 units. Increase was sustained in Spain (+48.1 per cent), Italy (+32.5 per cent), Germany (+25.0 per cent) and France (+8.0 per cent), while heavy truck registrations dropped by 31.4 per cent in the UK. For commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, the March results showed a 4.2 per cent increase in new truck registrations, totaling 25,262 units. Germany (+14.8 per cent) remained the largest market in the month of March in terms of volumes, registering 8585 trucks. However, truck registrations fell by 11.0 per cent in France, 13.0 per cent in Italy and 21.1 per cent in the UK. Over the first quarter, 66,477 new trucks over 3.5 tonnes were registered in the EU – 6.7 per cent more than in the same period last year. Spain (+44.0 per cent), Poland (+18.1 per cent), Germany (+15.5 per cent), Italy (+8.1 per cent) and France (+4.5 per cent) all posted growth, though demand for new trucks in the UK fell by -28.3 per cent.

Iveco has turned an important corner in terms of product quality and reliability “Euro 6 is a good example. Make no mistake, the challenge of meeting the demands of Euro 6 taxed everyone to the full, us and all our vehicle manufacturer colleagues! It required us to lower dramatically levels of NOx and particulates He said it was a huge ask. “But, as an industry, we’ve achieved everything that’s been required of us – and more! Of course, each manufacturer has chosen their our own route to meeting Euro 6, but at Iveco, we adopted an SCR-only solution – a Hi-eSCR solution, as we call it – because in our opinion, it’s the simplest, least complicated and least costly route to choose. It avoids much of the complex technology required for other solutions and makes a real difference in reducing your Total Costs of Ownership as a result.” He said fuel is the critical component and

claimed that, combined with Iveco innovations such as Ecoswitch and Ecofleet, its Hi-eSCR approach to Euro 6 can deliver as much as a 10 per cent fuel saving on most operations. “That is a fact. Because we are proud to say all the fuel saving steps we’ve made have been independently assessed, proven and verified by international standards and certification agency TÜV. “We are proud of the achievements we’ve made in lowering your costs, strengthening your cash flow and improving your productivity because we know the difference they will make and the impact they’ll have on your bottom-line profitability.” He concluded quality is what the Iveco of today is all about – product and services, 24/7, by the side of the road, in the workshop, looking after, maintaining and caring for customers’ vehicles ‘with the highest precision and quality’. “Quality is what we as a company are focused on,” he said.

Tachodisc talks up compliance

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achodisc showcased its full range of mobile compliant solutions at the NEC show, including its latest Digital Signature Capture System and Driver Walk Around Check app. In addition, the company also demonstrated how its new TachoMax integrated compliance system manages tachograph analysis, verified remote downloading, driver behaviour and vehicle tracking. With millions of drivers and operators using smartphones and tablets in their everyday life, Tachodisc said its proposition is about taking driver aids and analysis software onto a new, enhanced level of mobile sophistication. “We are living in a mobile world, so it makes sense to create digital solutions that can help drivers understand and manage their legal requirements from their phone or tablet, and to integrate these mobile technologies into our professional analysis software services,” said Tachodisc’s technical director, Guy Reynolds. “Tachodisc’s touchscreen digital signature capture system is a case

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example,” he continued. “This unique system allows operators to use mobile technology to help improve the electronic audit trail and traceability of infringement documentation, as well as verify that rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs are being observed by the driver and the company. “This documentation is then all securely stored within our analysis software.” Tachodisc’s legal and IT experts were also on hand at the show to provide advice and information on the company’s digital products and mobile technologies, as well as its range of fleet management services – including online driver training assessments via TachoTrain, driver debrief auditing and vehicle licence checks.    With Driver CPC deadlines fast approaching, Tachodisc’s training team were also promoting how drivers can use these final hours of training positively, and gain up-to-date, meaningful information on subjects that can help them stay safe and compliant in their everyday work life – ie, drivers’ hours law, Working Time and digital tachograph rules.


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MAN’s tech pledge

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AN Truck & Bus UK came to the 2014 CV Show armed with a full range of Euro 6 models for operators as well as real operating facts of its Euro 6 vehicles already out on the roads with UK operators. Speaking ahead of the show, MAN Truck & Bus UK chief executive officer (CEO) Des Evans said: “There has been a long period of concern among operators about what the performance of Euro 6 trucks coming into service this year would mean to them. Scaremongering on prices and reports of increased fuel consumption saw strong sales growth in our late Euro 5 models, growth that is now being paralleled by interest in high-quality MAN TopUsed Euro 5 products. “The simple truth is – and this is based on real-time, full operational usage among some of the best known fleets in the UK – MAN Euro 6 tractors deliver significant fuel consumption improvements and equally significant reductions in AdBlue usage, not only against our own comparable Euro 5 models, but against other manufacturers’ Euro 6 models.” Evans gave the UK trade press a full briefing on the MAN Euro 6 product offering, explored impacts of the stringent Euro 6 on-board diagnostics systems on any product from any of the manufacturers, noting the threat of trucks being automatically switched to ‘limp-home’ mode if maintenance requirements for the new technology were not followed precisely was now a real possibility. He spoke of MAN’s Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) – which he reckons is ‘potentially the best solution available’. “The MAN TGX tractor DPF component product will run up to the 500,000 km mark before any inspection or maintenance is deemed necessary,” he said, comparing this to levels as low as 250,000 km quoted by others. “Any maintenance or cleaning of the filter unit would be covered within the MAN Gold R&M package for operators running TGX tractors at 160,000 km a year,” he explained. Evans explained the full three-year package which adds to the benefits – its WarrantyXtra programme – which comes with MAN Euro 6 products as standard across every model. “But more important,” Evans said, “is the question of how the vehicles perform – their Total Cost of Operation (TCO).

Periodic Driver CPC Training from Mercedes-Benz real training, not box ticking. Des Evans says operational facts backup MAN’s case for savings with Euro 6 technology “This legislation change demanded major investment by every manufacturer, now reflected in Euro 6 vehicle pricing, but for MAN operators, that cost could be recouped by improved vehicle performance. “Major fleet operators Maritime and Fowler Welch run large numbers of MAN Euro 6 vehicles recording significantly improved fuel and AdBlue efficiencies,” Evans added. “Routine operating conditions in both fleets saw fuel consumption at over 10 mpg, both reporting this is well above their current fleet average. MAN’s Euro 6 AdBlue usage is running at less than three per cent,” he added. “A lot of people ask why our TGX tractors have an AdBlue tank of just 24 litres capacity compared to others with 50 and even 64-litre tanks. The simple answer is we don’t use enough to warrant tanks of that size. If you take the difference between us and one manufacturer reported to be running at over seven per cent on AdBlue, an average 50 vehicle fleet operator could add around £30,000 to their profits, just on MAN’s AdBlue savings alone! “Add in the impressive fuel figures for TGX tractors, which are still more or less fresh out of the box, and operators will be able to adopt a more relaxed and realistic view of Euro 6. “Euro 6 is a fact of life now. However, leading rental companies have good offers, so everyone can try before they buy. “Not everyone wants or needs to start acquiring Euro 6 trucks right now, ” Evans said. “So many operators may well find this is the best way to gain initial hands-on experience of the new technology.”

Working together, we can help build a better industry for all. At Mercedes-Benz we like to do things properly and we think you do too. So when it comes to driver training, we always aim to go that bit further and deliver a product that is ahead of the rest. That’s Issue 325 July 2014 why our training is more about improving every aspect of driver and industry professionalism, and not just about reaching a legislation standard. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into our courses too, and not only are they fully interactive and interesting, we’ve made them enjoyable too. Come see. Come train with us. We’re professionals and we think you are too. For more information call 0800 090 090, or visit www.mercedes-benzdrivertraining.co.uk.

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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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TOUGH-NUT TRACKER

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utomotive tracking and security technology firm Road Angel Fleet used the Birmingham show to mark the worldwide debut of its latest Tough Track asset tracker device. Tough Track features a patented impactresilient casing which the firm said protects even the most remotely located items due to its bullet-proof material and a self-contained power source. Road Angel said Tough Track’s ability to be bolted or welded into place makes it the first tracking device with an internal aerial not to be housed in plastic. With a patented armoured case specifically designed to deal with the most hostile of environments, Tough Track has been designed to withstand serious impact and weather conditions – and because of it having its own power supply, it should work for up to 10 years without requiring attention. “Many assume tracking is an expensive business, but thanks to Tough Track we are now able to bring a unit to market that can cost-effectively protect a wide range of items,” said Road Angel Group’s Carys Seabourne.

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ridgestone used the Commercial Vehicle Show to announce it had won a major contract with commercial vehicle rental, contract hire and maintenance specialist Ryder Europe. The multi-million pound contract covers Ryder’s 24,500 trucks and trailers and is for a further five years. It cements the partnership between Bridgestone and Ryder until 2018. Greg Ward, Bridgestone’s commercial sales director, said talks had been going on for a number of months and revealed 90 per cent of the business will be centred in the UK, with a small amount extending into Ireland and Germany. “We are thrilled to be in a position to celebrate our extended fleet partnership with Ryder, whom we have built

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up a long-standing and unique partnership over the last 15 years,” Ward said. “To have signed a five-year extension deal is a huge coup for everyone at Bridgestone and we look forward to renewing existing relationships and building new ones in the future.” Bridgestone’s Truck Point support network was cited in the talks as a major factor in Ryder’s decision to opt for the Bridgestone deal, with its 24-hour tyre management service being part of the clincher. Ryder fleet services director, Terry Dillon said: “The contract will ensure Ryder and its customers receive the best in class tyre management from Bridgestone and its Truck Point network partners.”

Ryder fleet services director Terry Dillon and Bridgestone’s commercial sales director Greg Ward celebrate the longterm fleet contract agreement

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veco’s new Euro 6 Trakker on/off road heavy truck made its CV Show debut alongside its rally-spec big brother which took a top 10 place in the gruelling Dakar 2014 in South America. Dubbed Trakker Evolution 3 it rides on huge Michelin 14.00 R20 XZL+ tyres, designed for extreme civil and military use. Piloted by rally legend Hans Stacey, its 900 bhp Cursor 13 engine proved the perfect blend of high power, rapid load response, maximum robustness and reliability for the event.

A production Trakker AT340T41 8x4 on display in matching Dakar Green paintwork featured the popular Hi-Track low-roof sleeper cab. Built for working on construction sites, quarries and other off-road operations, its latest generation cab uses high quality materials with top-quality plastics and antiscratch treatments.

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ehicle weighing specialist Axtec has launched a new version of its dynamic axle weighbridge – the Axtec Series 5000 – at the NEC in Birmingham. Axtec weighbridges measure vehicles in motion to remove the effects that stopping and starting can have on compensating axles, leading to inaccurate weighing. The company claims they are among the most accurate in the world and are used by DVSA as public weighbridges. Other customers include major supermarkets, local authorities and companies in the recycling, waste management and construction industries. The new Series 5000 weighbridge includes wireless communication to make installation easier and cheaper, touch-

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ommercial vehicle wheel manufacturer Speedline Truck and its domestic distributor, TIA Wheels, has showcased its latest line-up of aluminium forged wheels aimed at UK operations. The SLT 2900 (22.5 x 8.25 inches) and SLT 3099 (22.5 x 11.75 inches) are manufactured to cope with high payload demands and feature impressive wheel weight values for truck and trailer applications. Speedline Truck said its SLT 3099 is one of the first wheels in its class to offer a carrying capacity of 5000 kg to the market - and with a weight of 22.3 kg, it’s now over 1 kg lighter than previous models.

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screen technology for simplified use, faster processing power for higher accuracy, greater data storage capacity and an electronic data transfer facility. The new system can communicate wirelessly with most of Axtec’s peripheral systems, such as remote displays and printers. “We undertake all R&D, software testing, fabrication, construction and installation ourselves, and have continued to develop our products over the last 12 months,” said Axtec’s sales manager, Derek Hack. “We are delighted to launch some exciting enhancements at this year’s CV Show, and demonstrate how we can provide the optimum solution for any vehicle and axle weighing needs.”


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utch truck manufacturer and part of the massive Paccar Corporation, DAF Trucks was conspicuous by its absence at the CV Show this year. “The CV Show is a two-year show,” said head of DAF Trucks in the UK, Ray Ashworth. “Do we have something new each year? No. But we will be there next year,” he confirmed. He said the signs of the economy improving were there. “GDP [gross domestic product] is up, the Bank of England is not acting on interest rates, and wage rates are on the increase. We are all feeling great – but nobody is buying trucks!” he exclaimed. But he’s optimistic that things will improve pretty soon. “There are still Euro 5 trucks waiting to be registered. The rental companies have large numbers that will be registered by the end of the year.” He said the rush to buy Euro 5 trucks ahead of the deadline caused distortions in the market and that, if all DAF trucks had now been registered, its market share would be 36 per cent. He said there was the same reluctance with Euro 5 as there was with other technology. “There were concerns over AdBlue, now they are history. There were problems with digital

Ray Ashworth said NEC event is a “twoyear show” tachographs, they too are now history and it will be the same with Euro 6 as time moves on and operators need to invest in new trucks. It will be about June before we know what our market share truly is.” He said there was no reason why growth in truck sales shouldn’t be in a ‘straight line’. “Truck sales will take off in the second half of the year and by the year end, I predict we will be back where we were – in fact I believe all the manufactures will be back to where they were at about the same time.”

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anufacturer Whale Tankers put a wide range of its products on show at the NEC this year, including its new CityWhale range of lightweight vehicles designed for city jetting and suction operation. Whale is offering three versions – the Micro (3.2-3.5 tonnes), the Midi (3.5-4.5 tonnes) and the Major (7.5 tonnes). The show marked the first appearance of the Micro and Midi models, with one featured on the Whale stand and one by the front entrance to the show. Whale also displayed its Medium Volume Combination (MVC) – the workhorse of many a liquid waste tanker fleet. The Euro 6 vehicle was destined for service with TIP, and was fitted with Whale’s new ESN Environmental Package. Showcasing its capabilities at the heavyduty end of the market, Whale also displayed

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its high-specification KaiserWhale Continuous Dirty Water Recycler, built on a 32-tonne GVW Volvo FM Euro 5 chassis and bound for service with Essex-based operator, Flowline. Specifically designed to be a multipurpose heavy-duty contractor’s vehicle, the KaiserWhale is a powerful jetter and sewer cleaner available in 16, 18, 26 and 44 tonnes configurations, as well as demountable variants. “The contrast between the new CityWhale ranges and the MVC and KaiserWhale vehicles on display at the CV Show this year demonstrates our ability to deliver effective, fully compliant solutions across a very broad range of operational requirements,” said Whale Tankers’ commercial director, Chris Anderson. “In short, no job is either too big or too small for a Whale.”

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ISUZU ROCKS EURO 6

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suzu Truck unveiled four trucks from its recently launched Euro 6 line-up, as well as a new genuine parts club – an initiative available for all existing and future Isuzu Truck UK customers that will potentially save them cash in the short and long term – at the NEC this year. Two versions of the new, lighter N75.150 Urban 4x2 rigid were on display. One truck was fitted with a Petit Forestier refrigerated body with Carrier Xarios fridge system, the second mounted with a dropside body, popular with small building firms. Weight has been shaved off using a lighter engine – a four-cylinder three-litre 150 PS engine rather than a four-cylinder 5.2-litre 190 PS lump that was previously the only version available in its 7.5-tonner Euro 5 versions. A Euro 6 version of Isuzu’s popular N75.190 4x2 rigid with a tipper body (both 150 PS Urban and 190 PS Forward models come with either manual transmission or Isuzu’s nifty Easyshift gearbox) and a Euro

6 Isuzu Forward F110.210 11-tonner with curtainsider body completed the line-up. Isuzu Truck UK’s marketing director Keith Child said: “While the new Euro 6 trucks are the main talking point of the stand, we are also launching Isuzu Truck’s new Genuine Parts Club. “All existing Isuzu Truck customers received their membership pack details well before the show opened,” Child added. “Being a member of the club, our customers also receive regular offers on accessories, genuine parts and service items from us and their local dealers.” An area of the stand was dedicated to the Genuine Parts Club and the company launched a dedicated website to support the initiative. By the time you read this, two lucky people will have found out if they won the fabulous prize in a draw of a long weekend for two in the Italian city of Verona – near where the Isuzu Urban is assembled.

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TELEMATICS TAKES TO CYCLE ALARM TECH SET SMALL FLEETS FOR MAY LAUNCH

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escribed as cyclist specific detection technology, Cycle Alert has been a year in the making. After a successful trial with York University and bus operator Transdev, Cycle Alert’s commercial launch is due to take place on May 20 in London at The Elephant and Castle Regeneration Project. The system works by the cyclist wearing a tag which is picked up by trucks fitted with the Cycle Alert wireless sensor, which then alerts drivers to cyclists in their blindspots. For those attending to launch, these will be

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ision Unique Equipment (VUE) has launched a new telematics service aimed to give smaller businesses access to fleet tracking technology used by multi-national companies. Called VUEmatics, the system combines CCTV cameras and telematics kit developed specifically for fleets of 10 to 150 vehicles. VUEmatics is pitched as a one-box system that records and stores video footage and driving data such as location, acceleration, braking and speed for all fleet vehicles – enabling smaller truck operators to monitor their fleet from one central location. “We’ve been speaking with lots of SME fleet owners who want more than just a one camera dashboard recording device, but found the current telematics solutions are aimed at bigger fleets and too expensive for smaller businesses to consider,” said VUE managing director, Glen Mullins.

“That’s why we have developed VUEmatics. It’s a fixed-fee solution which will give both SMEs and fleet insurers the insight they need to cost-effectively manage the efficiency and risk of their fleet.” VUE has already installed its technology in a number of large UK commercial fleets to provide CCTV and accident recording systems. It said its new product should enable smaller fleets to manage productivity, control fuel costs, increase fleet safety and security and boost fleet sustainability through utilising camera and vehicle data.

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n-road load-handling specialist Cargotec has showcased four new products at the CV Show, alongside celebrating its 70th year of operations and the 65th anniversary of its MULTILIFT demountable load-handling system. Cargotec unveiled its Hiab X-series HiPro 192 truck-mounted loader crane to showgoers, which has been designed for quicker and easier installation, cheaper operating costs and improved durability. The HiPro offers horizontal and vertical damping for a smoother, more precise operation to eliminate vibration and excessive heat, plus increased the protection for electronic components and routing for hoses and cables to protect and prolong the life of parts most prone to damage and wear. High-quality seals for hydraulic couplings throughout the crane help ensure crucial parts stay clean, dry and healthy. Extension and lifting capacities have been increased with an 18.5 tonnes/m capacity. The new boom extension system

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river training company Novadata had two products showcased at the NEC for 2014. Its newly launched Health and Safety and Manager Awareness course can be undertaken as part of Driver CPC (and will account for seven hours of periodic training) or as a new element in its range of transport management training courses.

is nearly twice as fast as the previous system, while the hydraulics have been finely tuned to deliver significant fuel savings, and accessibility improved for easier maintenance. Elsewhere, the firm’s MOFFETT M4 Pro Future truck-mounted forklift sported an optimised engine to increase torque and lower fuel consumption and emissions, and an 40 per cent boost to lifting speed at idle to further reduce fuel consumption. Next up was Cargotec’s MULTILIFT XR 24S demountable body system, which provides a 24-tonne capacity and 32-tonne GVW with four axles. The new XR 24S model joins the latest MULTILIFT XR Power Range hooklifts for demountable load handling. Finally, the new HIAB R099 E1 HiPro Roller was also on the stand, which Cargotec bills as the first roll loader of its kind to operate without requiring a stabiliser and offers a capacity up to 10 tonnes/m. The company said a wide range of attachable tools are available to enable the crane to adapt to a host of different tasks.

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ashing and parking service provider SNAP – which is now diversifying to include recovery and weighbridge services – has reported growth of 100 per cent per annum at this year’s CV Show. The company said it now serves 15,000 drivers and 500 fleets, and is planning to add a further 100 depots in the future. SNAP’s marketing and site liaison chief Sam Bocock told us: “We’re hoping to get to the point where the majority of the spaces we offer are at pre-booked and secure operator’s sites.” For more information on SNAP’s range of services, head online to the company’s website at www.snapaccount.co.uk

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to record data accurately, and tachograph analysis services and accessories to assist operators in their legal undertakings.” Also new as part of the Life Support service is its Operator Compliance Record Sheet book, in which the user can record their road worthiness check of vehicle, as well as allowing duty times and allocation of time to be recorded.

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railer lighting specialist Truck-lite celebrated its 90th anniversary at the CV Show on launch day with champagne and a specially made birthday cake. “It’s a great way to raise awareness of the longevity of our brand,” said European sales manager, James Liddell.  The Truck-lite stand showcased the firm’s latest products, the Lifetime Warranty system and Entry Level system, which are both made in the UK. The Lifetime Warranty product, which uses LEDs and incorporates a numberplate holder, is guaranteed for as long as the owner keeps the trailer. The ‘aggressively priced’ Entry Level system is more simplistic, comes with a two-year guarantee and has been created to compete with low-cost competitors.

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SOMI special

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he clever SOMI (Same Outside, More Inside) trailer with its innovative loading system that allows more pallets to be loaded into it than a conventional trailer attracted a lot of attention at this year’s CV Show. It’s a simple, yet ingenious setup that uses a belly in the trailer to soak up some of the load so more pallets can be loaded over the top. It works like this: First, eight pallets are loaded at the front, another eight on the

centre of the deck and another eight on the rear deck. The driver/operator then presses the ‘Go’ button and the central deck lowers, both rear decks rise, then the rear upper deck and internal walls roll forwards automatically. Then the rear deck relocates ready for loading. Its designers say the system allows the trailer to carry 10 more pallets (a total of 34) that’s eight more than a standard 26 pallet load offering a 31 per cent increase in load.

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railer manufacturer Cartwright displayed an innovative new trailer design. A straight-frame curtainsider compliant to EN 1246XL standard, it is complemented by the company’s new roofsuspended load restraint system – already in use with a number of the company’s customers. Cartwright developed the new load restraint system using a combination of (CAD) in-house design with specialist software and field trials across a number of operators and applications that have proved very successful. The design is based upon a suspended rave to rave strapping system where straps or nets are suspended on bungees in the roof of the trailer. These can be infinitely varied to suit individual customer requirements – including specific applications and types of load. The nets or straps can be brought down into any position to cope with varying heights and types of load within the length of the

trailer, effectively netting or strapping the load to the bed of the trailer and preventing any lateral or transverse load movement. With a fully galavanised chassis, 30 mm phenolic non-slip ply hardwood floor sections laid on top of the trailer beams for a flush surface and more robust chassis and floor rated to ISO1496 standard, the trailer also features Magnelis bearers and side raves up to 10 times more resistant to corrosion, while the side raves include pullup side lashing ring options for deck-to-deck load securing. Group managing director of the company Mark Cartwright said: “This trailer unveils a range of exciting new value-added features we believe are at the cutting edge of technology in advanced trailer manufacturing. “We’ve always been proud of our reputation as innovators and these new features are taking trailer manufacturing to a new level, with the ultimate beneficiary being our customers,” he added.

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he CV Show 2014 saw the UK debut of the Iveco Eurocargo with Euro 6 engine technology. Two were on the stand – one a 75E21/P sleeper cab 7.5-tonner model on a 4455 mm wheelbase chassis with a maximum power tector 5 engine and comprehensive specification suitable for owner-drivers, and a 12 tonne Eurocargo 120EL19/P (also fitted with a tector 5 engine) on a 4815 mm wheelbase. Iveco’s EL chassis reduces height by over 55 mmm compared to the standard 12 tonne 4x2 rigid and, with a one-step cab entry design, lowers the height and makes it easier to access for drivers on multi-drop work. New Cartwright trailer is bursting with innovative design features

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llports Truck Centre is an authorised distributor of Renault trucks and vans for the Lichfield and Stoke-onTrent regions and Deker trailers. Its stand was right next to the main Renault Trucks stand, and was displaying a number of Deker trailers as well as a Range T Renault tractor unit. The truck is available for rental, so operators concerned about Euro 6 could use this service to test the water before taking the plunge. The company also sells used vehicles, offers rental and leasing deals, has a bodyshop and offers comprehensive aftersales services. Deker trailers offer lightweight options

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Stand showed two trailers from the Deker range – Deker Clear Dek and Deker Maxi Dek


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ou’d probably expect something impressive from the world’s biggest truck manufacturer to be on display at the show – and if you did, you would not have been disappointed! Star of the Mercedes-Benz stand was an Arocs 4163 SLT heavy haulage multi-axle tractor unit. But visitors were also able to get to grips with other important vehicles in the M-B heavy truck line-up, including an Actros 2545LS with BigSpace cab, a 2545LS Actros with StreamSpace cab, an Antos 1824L S Cab Classic Space distribution chassis and an Atego 816 with PowerShift S Cab Classic Space. A Mitsubishi Canter 7C15 hybrid showed the greenest side of the vehicle offerings from the German giant. Mercedes-Benz is always clever at getting

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The business Heavy-haul Arocs multi-wheeler represented the top toughie in Merc’s truck arsenal

Fleet-spec 6x2 Actros with mid-lift axle

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Actros is returning astonishing fuel figures with operators, allaying fears Euro 6 would be a disaster for truck operators

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AN debuted its Euro 6 truck line-up at last year’s CV Show – but it displayed a full range of its products again this year. Exhibits included TGL and TGM light and middleweight chassis and two premium duty TGX tractor units, while a high-quality pre-owned Euro 5 TGX showed what operators can expect when opting for sourcing trucks through MAN’s TopUsed vehicle programme. “We were proud to debut our Euro 6 range last year,” said MAN product

‡ TGX heavies proved popular with the crowds. MAN incorporated a quality TopUsed vehicle offering in the line-up marketing manager, Les Bishop. “However, operators who visited our stand this year were able to see our product range at full strength, with two premium duty TGX 6x2 tractor units, supported by a TGS 8x4 tipper chassis, a 12 tonne TGL and 18 tonne TGM.” He added a typical Euro 6 TGX tractor

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innovative three-tier Truckplus used vehicle offer and the launch of a drive to find the most fuel-efficient truck driver in the UK and Ireland (dubbed Renault Trucks’ Optifuel Challenge) were also launched on the stand at the show, while experts were on hand to explain and offer advice and deals on finance, insurance and aftersales service. A Fuel Eco Zone informed visitors about how Renault Trucks’ fuel-efficiency solutions could help them save up to 15 per cent. Renault Trucks’ sister company – contracthire and truck rental specialist BRS – shared the stand and promoted the benefits of using contract-hire as a as a cost-effective way companies can put new vehicles on the road. ‡ Range T is Renault Trucks’ flagship model … Range D distribution trucks come in 10-18 tonnes and Range D Wide 16-26 tonnes † Renault Trucks’ Range K is tough, top-end heavyduty off-roader. This chassis was on display outside the main entrance

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he European Parliament has introduced a new regulation aimed at reducing noise emissions from commercial vehicles and cars over the next 12 years. The new rules will phase in new limits by July 1, 2016; 2020 and 2024. The first phase will only apply new engine noise limits to new vehicle types, while the second and the third phases will bring in lower decibel values and also include all new vehicles produced, two years after they start (ie, 2022 and 2026). The limit for standard cars will be reduced to 68 db in 12 years, from the current level of 74 db. More powerful vehicles will be allowed a margin of 1 to 9 extra decibels. The rules bring down the limit for the most powerful heavy lorries (over 12 tonnes) to 79 db from 81 db.

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The European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) said it welcomed the adoption. “These new noise limits are very ambitious, but the industry is committed to reaching them in order to ensure the health and safety of European consumers,” said ACEA secretary, Erik Jonnaert. “Already, a modern vehicle is 90 per cent quieter than one from the 1970s. The industry works hard to deliver mobility solutions which are safe, smart and sustainable across Europe. “To achieve these reduced noise levels, various sectors will need to work together, including with infrastructure providers and tyre manufacturers, as non-vehicle factors are a significant cause of road noise,” he added.

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suggesting councils are performing poorly on informing people of their road-mending plans. “Despite the government’s pothole review, there is a high level of dissatisfaction with the efforts of authorities to keep our roads safe and smooth drive or ride on,” said IAM chief executive, Simon Best. “The government needs to convince people they have a real cure for the pothole pandemic. This can only be achieved through clear communication on new policies, more sharing of resources, sustained long-term funding and a continued commitment to eradicating the maintenance backlog of crumbling British roads.”

he rules governing the Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) are being adjusted to enable training and assessment to be moved away from drivers’ ADR qualification expiry dates. Since its launch in January, the PDP scheme has now seen over 700 drivers take practical or written assessment, and almost 200 PDP cards have so far been issued. During development, industry was clear that it wanted to incorporate existing best practice and ways of working into the rules of the scheme and to maximise collaboration with the ADR and Driver CPC schemes to avoid creating any unnecessary extra training and assessment burden. As work has commenced to implement PDP, employers and training providers raised practical issues which arise as a result of the interaction between two scheme features: the alignment of PDP and ADR renewal dates, and the requirement to undertake PDP training no more than four months prior to their ADR/PDP renewal date.

Having looked into various solutions to these issues, the scheme manager, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), has stated the simplest solution is to allow drivers and employers to ‘de-align’ the ADR and PDP expiry dates. Upon receipt of the automatically generated PDP card from SQA, candidates or their employer can submit an application to have the PDP expiry date de-aligned from the ADR expiry date. SQA have designed a pro-forma that informs the candidate/employer that they must return the original PDP card; requests the new desired expiry date (must be prior to expiry date on original PDP card); contains payment details (£15 ‘de-alignment’ fee) payable by the candidate/employer; requests reason for change of expiry date and sector employed within. Once in receipt of the above information, SQA will issue a new PDP card to the candidate with the new expiry date, as requested.

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are quite significant, so drivers must become familiar with the types of new signs and signals they will see and what they should do in the event of a breakdown,” said Malcolm Bingham, head of road network management policy at the Freight Transport Association. “Drivers need to make themselves aware of the changes to the road. “The Highways Agency has produced an information leaflet on the new ‘Smart Motorway’ operation, and the FTA is urging fleet operators and their drivers to look to the advice provided and ensure they are as smart in the use or the road as the technology is on these new sections.” The initial section of the M25 Smart Motorway between Junctions 23 (A1M/ South Mimms exit) to 25 (Potters Bar) was opened Monday, April 14, with the second stretch to be opened between Junctions 5 (Sevenoaks/A21) to 7 (M23 exit) in May.


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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 fourthe demonstrator car in gear. As her drive was on a slope, the car rolled off it into the ontinuing his review of successfully completed compensation trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total road. claims, Steven Hinchliffe looks at a situation experienced by a of almost 700 miles covered on the day. reader of Truckstop News that resulted On in an award of personal see our each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and atDavies the endthat of the the winner was and Craig Stewart,his We immediately told he day had a strong case, because injury compensation. • ISSUE 29911.4 • JULY Steven Hinchliffe 8 •Mr TRUCKSTOP NEWS 2012 logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive mpg in the 510 ACCIDENT ADVERTORIAL injuries initially seemed fairly modest we estimated that his compensation, bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. journeys, guests paid by in thethe lady’s car insurers, could be inBetween the region of £2,500. Wealso All of the accident victims mentioned in these articles are clients of my In this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist enjoyed ‘hot laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing cars piloted by professional drivers. feature on page 8 reminded him of the procedure for dealing with a personal injury claim firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. They have kindly given permission to disclose his future earnings would also be Hinchliffes affected, Solicitors a large proportion of these Personal Injury Compensation firm PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of food waste and animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & and discussed our contractual documents, which he then signed. On details of their real life experiences resultingSons, in personal injury claims, and (see their advert on theWe front page) considers related to lost wages. also included theanother costs in respect of the summed up the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and we submitted claim directly to the carand owner’s insurers, who the steps taken to make a successful accident compensation claim. All Actrosreceipt “READER’Streatment. SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM” recommended Once this schedule and the two medical reports superbly organised. The new is brilliant. The drivinghis experience was fantastic if the fuel quickly they accepted responsibility forprevious the accident. these clients contacted my firm after seeingperformance our details infigures Truckstop News. had been approved, we sent copies to the insurers and began settlement are to be believed it willconfirmed be an unbeatable all-round package. The ActrosItiswas a simply case of assessing the level of compensation that Mr Davies very good truck - but this new one isthen a huge stepa forward.” negotiations. Agreement was eventually reached on the basis of £6,500

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In this month’s issue Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist Personal Injury Compensation firm Hinchliffes Solicitors (see their advert on the front page) considers an unusual accident when a “CAR ROLLED OFF A DRIVEWAY CAUSING COLLISION AND INJURY TO DRIVER”

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However, not wishing tosolicitor raise unrealistic An experienced will handle your withheld at client’s request) was strapping a load that had difficulties. personal injury compensation. The report showed that the compensation recovered. and any treatment received or recommended. generally estimate the claim low side with the proviso that and will explain everything clearly already been placed onexpectations, a trailer by a colleaguewe when an item My firm senton a detailed letter to his employer, who passed All of the accident victims mentioned in these articles are actual  his Our aim is to achieve the maximum from the load fell, striking head. this on to their insurers. Within just over 2 months the insurers he had injured his neck, shoulders andSolicitors. lowerThey back severe symptoms and keep you completely upthe to date. clients of my firm, Hinchliffes have with kindly given the estimate will alter as the claim progresses. We also point out To successfully claim personal injury compensation from an compensation you are entitled to as quickly accepted responsibility for the accident. By this time steps were their permission for the disclosure of their details, andwas in particular for a period of 4 months. A course of physiotherapy advisedemployer and the injured person’s notexamined need to us we - weare can help must havethe extensive possibility that claim mayalready notwell actually succeed. However, as underway forYou Mr Rdo to be by visit an ENT as solicitor possible. of their real life experiences of incidents resulting in personal knowledge of the Health and Safety Regulations that have you no medical matterreport, where yououtlive. surgeon so that a comprehensive setting following this the Consultant felttheMr would make a full recovery injury claims, and stepsDavies taken to make a successful accident We negotiate hard rightifresult only when cases win, we take on a claim we hope this gives clients been breached, and be able to paid comprehensively setfor out the details full details of the injuries and their consequences, could be compensation claim. All of these clients contacted my firmand after he had it is always your interests not to  We have a very ethical approach and do within 1 year of the accident. It was by now May 2013 not thesome whenstill first contacting employer. Withoutinthis levelbest ofof their obtained. Onceof thissuccess. was available and had been approved by reassurance prospects seeing our details in Truckstop News. the full extent injuries awareness the employer’s settle insurersbefore will almost certainly try andof your take commissions or pay Mr R, a copy was sent tonot the insurers, together with details of insurers for been able to return toInwork asI highlight a HGV driver. this article a fairly common situation where a driver is known. exploit any perceived deficiencies or weakness in the case in his very modest financialyour lossesdetails. incurred as a direct result of is required to deliver and unload a lorry or trailer that has been (particularly after traffic accidents) insurers make early rightfulroadthe an effort to avoid havingOften to pay the injured person their accident.  There are 2 elements to your compensation a fellow employee of the same packed by someone else either We have been successfully helping injured compensation. From a psychological perspective, Mr Davies had been very shaken Settlement negotiations then started, with offers and counter settlement offers that are- (2) very low and wealmost always advise clients (1) forofthe injuries suffered for financial company, or by an employee of an entirely different company In Mr R’s claim, the allegations breaches of Regulation people for Within a long time - you offers put forward by both sides. a few weeks it are in safe by the accident andperhaps had nightmares and flashbacks about also losses or expenditure of thebeing even based abroad. It is often the case that your own it. Hewere as follows:not to accept them. because In this case such adviceacceptable waswith correct, what settlement a total figurefirst us. atas accident, including lost income. was possible to reach anhands

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In November 2012 we were contacted by Mr D E Davies of Gwynedd in North West Wales. We had secured compensation for him some years prior to this in respect of a previous accident and he was happy to instruct us again.

employer will be held responsible for compensating you for an injury caused by a defective load, no matter who packed it. If you are self employed or an agency driver, you also benefit from the same rights enjoyed by the employees of the company you are contracted to work for. However, it is worth noting that if you were in charge of loading the vehicle the accident may be found to have happened entirely due to your negligence, in which case a claim for compensation would probably not be successful. As with previous articles the common trend remains the effect on the injured person’s life, and although using the process of law to make personal injury claims as a means of redress cannot truly compensate for the trauma and inconvenience suffered, it can assist in requiring the guilty party to provide medical treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards of compensation. As previously indicated, under the current law and procedures the basic aim of an accident claim is to try and return the injured party to the position that he or she would otherwise have been in had the accident not happened.

appeared to be modest injuries turned out to be life changing and the compensation received was a great deal more than originally anticipated. For this very reason it is vital that even the simplest of cases should be handled by an experienced solicitor specialising in personal injury CALL NOW advantage of ourforFREE risk service work, who is abletototake recognise the implications a client asno their claim develops and can then advise on the correct level of compensation to seek.

(a) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent the of £2250, the vast majority of which was to compensate Mr R  An have a significant effect on item within the trailerfrom to Regulation Wefalling, ask contrary the other party’s insurers for suffering. for to his pay pain and He accident kept the full can sum recovered, as 10(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. your lifewe- had in the current financial situation private medical treatment if this my willfirm’s help costs and the expenses incurred in dealing with the claim (eg payingcan for hisyou medical records andnothing? the yousufficient recover more quickly. afford to do (b) Failed to take suitable and steps to prevent our medical report) were subsequently negotiated with the insurers client being struck by the item, contrary to Regulation 10(2) and paid separately. of the above Regulations. Fortunately, despite the accident circumstances Mr R (c) Failed to ensure that the trailer was loaded in such a way suffered only a relatively minor injury, and this was reflected by as to prevent unintended movement of the contents, the level of compensation he recovered. His employer’s contrary to Regulation 10(4) of the above Regulations. insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled (d) Failed to ensure the trailer was loaded in a safe manner. matters with reasonable efficiency, which meant it was possible (e) Exposed our client to a danger or a trap and a foreseeable to reach agreement and for Mr R to be in funds in just under six risk of injury. months from the date the first letter was sent to his employer. He suffered a painful cut to the top of his head and, as was This also had the effect of keeping the legal costs to a later confirmed in the medical report obtained in support of his minimum.

his ability to work as a HGV driver in the future, which would impact He explained that a few weeks earlier he was driving on a road when upon his earning capacity. A different course of remedial treatment was EXCITING NEW CONTRACTS without warning a car simply rolled onto the road in front of him from a recommended. pay £10.00 basic up to £20.00 Premium driveway in front of a house. He had no opportunity to avoidWe a collision We prepared a schedule of Mr Davies’ financial losses arising from the and he suffered injuries. The lady who owned the car had left it on her RECRUITING FOR THEheOLYMPICS accident, and because had not been able to NOW! work for some time and drive, and it appeared she did not properly apply the hand brake or leave

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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.

Fax: 01733 557 235 E-mail: charlotte.rowley@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.

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or receiving facsimile documents; sending or receiving still work or had not ceased or diminished, but the agency worker and the client, and moving images; and providing access to the internet. If you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar would simply be met from another source. the functions normally found in a single device while driving, you can expect to get an automatic fixed penalty notice. This means you’ll get three penalty points on your employer are spread between two closure) (section 139(1)(a)(ii), ERA); or Background driving licence and have to pay a fine of £60. However, yourThe case EAT rejected this argument, holding: may go to court. If it does, you may also face disqualification “If an employer chooses to engage entities, each of which denies it fine is ofthe Having a reduced requirement for A recent situation has arisen whereby a from driving on top of athat maximum £1000. If you were driving a PCV or heavy goods vehicle, you could face a outside contractors instead of employees employer. The clientmaximum receives the benefit of employees to carry out work of a particular driver had “signed on” with an employment fine of £2500. Also if the matter were considered of a serious nature you could face prosecution for other road transport related offences, to do work of a particular kind he no longer the agency worker’s work; the employment kind or to do so at the place where the from prosecution agency, and had been assigned exclusively Exemptions are few which carry more serious sentences. requires employees to do it. That in our person does not contravene any of these provisions the agency paysif, atthe agency worker for their employee was employed to workA(reduced to a haulage client for a relatively long Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or other device to call the police, fire,work ambulance or other for emergency (and arranging other, for employees) (section 139(1) time -(12 months). However, if you are employmentthe holder of a vocational licence theview clearly falls within the definition of 14 -period Hinchcliffsof Solicitors Truckstop News - Unfortunately, Summer 2014 - Half Page .inddrequirement 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 be called to vocational conduct hearing in front of redundancy.” type, benefits such likely astoholidays anddriver sick (b), ERA). the employment agency lost their contract 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 with the haulage client to a rival agency, while the call was being made). pay). Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a conduct. Here I have reproducedto the be paragraph of for unfair dismissal by Iftreated theasagency is deemed anon the useClaiming Definition of employee mobile and subsequently terminated the driver’s telephone or other device is to be hand-held if it worker 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 two of hand held devices such as mobile telephones way of redundancy a callAct or performing any employee other interactive communication with at least years’ service, Section 230 of the Employment receiving Rights arrangement as the placement was no because of the prevalence of this offence in recent years. function. An ‘interactive communication function’ includes the An employee (see above) has the right not to they are entitled to a statutory redundancy 1996 (“ERA”) provides that: longer available. 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. You should advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on dismissed any specific legalby enquiry. be unfairly their employer (see addition toalways anyseek contractual An employee is an individual who has when the payment in The question has since been posed as to section 94, ERA). Generally, this right only redundancy payment or other benefits that entered into, or works under, a contract of whether the driver would have a valid claim applies after a qualifying period of service. their employer may provide. employment (section 230(1), ERA). for redundancy. The qualifying period applicable since 6 A contract of employment is an express April 2012 is two years, but it remains at Agency workers and redundancy (whether oral or written) or implied contract Definition of redundancy one year for all employees who started A redundancy situation can arise where an of service (or apprenticeship) (section The statutory definition of “redundancy” employment before that date. employer outsources work previously done 230(2), ERA). encompasses three types of situation: by its employees – eg, to agency workers. In determining whether an agency worker business closure, workplace closure, and Conclusion In such a scenario, although the need for is an “employee” for the purposes of this reduction of workforce. The dismissal of an In the circumstances, the transfer of outthe work remains, and the same number of definition, the solution is usually to issue employee will be by reason of redundancy sourced work from one employment agency individuals may continue to do the work, the proceedings against both the employment if it is “wholly or mainly attributable to” the to another would not give rise to a potential employer no longer needs employees to do agency and the client and leave the tribunal employer: claim for redundancy, as there has been no that work. to determine which, if either, actually Ceasing or intending to cease to carry cessation of work or business. Furthermore, In Noble v House of Fraser (Stores) Ltd employed the worker. on the business for the purposes of which there has been no reduction in the work EAT/686/84, the claimant was employed as Tribunals presented with such cases the employee was employed by it (business available. a cleaner. She and the other members of the have to decide whether a contract closure) (section 139(1)(a)(i), Employment In any event, in order to be entitled to a cleaning staff were dismissed and they were of service exists in the context of a Rights Act 1996 (“ERA”)); statutory redundancy payment, the driver replaced by contract cleaners. The claimant tripartite relationship: agency worker, Ceasing or intending to cease to carry would need the minimum two years service submitted that this was not a redundancy employment agency and client. The on that business in the place where the to qualify, which he does not have. situation as the requirement for cleaning employment agency is interposed between employee was so employed (workplace

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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olvo has commenced sales of its toppower 750 bhp Euro 6 FH16 - meaning the Swedish manufacturer has regained its position as the most powerful production truck in the world. The first Euro 6 versions of its FH16 will be delivered in early June. Volvo’s new generation of 16-litre engines produce a choice of 750, 650 or 550 bhp, and all conform to the latest Euro 6 emission legislation. In addition to lower emissions, the new engines also offer higher torque at low revs, a more powerful engine brake and quieter operation.

“The Volvo FH16 with Euro 6 engine has the same high reliability, the same fuel consumption, the same power and peak torque as before,” said John Comer, product manager at Volvo Trucks - UK and Ireland. “But now the driver has access to maximum torque from just 900 or 950 rpm depending on horsepower rating.” All the engines are equipped with I-Shift automated transmission, although the 550 bhp version is available with a 14-speed manual gearbox option. All engine versions can be specified with Volvo’s VEB+ engine brake.

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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 Volvo Range is on tour...

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Volvo Trucks are on tour and coming to a dealer near you. Don’t miss your opportunity to get behind the wheel and drive the complete new Volvo Euro 6 range. Call 0116 2327421 to register now. The Volvo Range is on tour… April • Stuarts Truck and Bus

October 15th – Redruth Depot 16th – Plymouth Depot 17th – Exeter Depot

May • Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia

• Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland

12th – 13th – 14th – 15th – 16th –

Bardon Depot Wellingborough Depot Norwich Depot Ipswich Depot Ely Depot

20th – Inverness Depot 21st – Aberdeen Depot 22nd – Perth Depot

• McCarthy Commercials

7th – Clare Depot 8th – Cork Depot 9th – Kilkenny Depot

• Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd.

21st – Walsall Depot

• Crossroads Truck and Bus Ltd.

22nd – Birstall Depot

November • Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London

4th – 5th – 6th – 7th –

Hayes Depot Croydon Depot Enfield Depot Milton Keynes Depot

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