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Also of benefit to drivers are improved seats and driving position, optimised to provide a better view of the road. This is aided by an increase in the cabʼs usable window area and an all-newhousands FH series of heavy of votes were trucks, These included Dandy’s North Wales innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. for nationwide counted, diverse range of designed withand thea driver in mind Truck Stop & Diner (Deeside, CH5 Stalks and controls are arranged in priority so thedriver most opportunities LGV establishments were nominated 2NR), Newtonmore Grill (Newtonmore, important ones are now closest to the driver, and the The new Actros premium and focusMercedes-Benz on fuel economy. Thea by new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium steering wheel now has a neck tilt function – another drivers who found the food, PH20 1BB), Heywood Distribution Park long-haul tractor unit range was the star truck world. 2012 • ISSUE No. 302 facilities and level of service on offer to be (Heywood, OL10 2TA), Red Lion Truckstop long-haul tractor unit range was the star Read the paper online at www.truckingmag.co.uk world-first in the OCTOBER Details were scarce when we went to Safety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab attraction for some of the North-West’s outstanding. (near M1 Junction 16, NN7 4DE), and press ahead of the official launch on attraction for some of the North-West’s structure features more upright A-pillars, which In noleading particular order, the five truck stops Midway (near Whitchurch, September 5, but the Swedish road transport operators, atTruckstop a give the cab an additional 1 m3 of interior space. roadoftransport at a manufacturer told Truckstop Newsare: the operators, with theleading highest number votes SY13 2AF). launch event staged by leading This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of new FHs willlaunch be available in both Euro Well done to the establishments that event staged by leading storage capacity, as well as greater comfort on 5 form,Hollies and pack a dealer vast amount Enza. ■and The6New received nominations, and thanks to all board.“The cab is optimised both for work and dealer Enza. of upgrades and improvements. (M6 Junction 12, Cannock, WS11 1SB) the drivers who took the time to send in leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, the charge for fuel ■ Leading A1 Truckstop their votes. integrated parking cooler, new lighting low Also of benefit to drivers are improved seats andand driving efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See road. This is position, optimised to provide better view of (A1 Colsterworth, 5JN)circuit in Cheshire, sponsor, Volvo Trucks has lifted the liddriver on itsagency noise levels among othera features, allthe increase Held at (Truckstop the OultonNG33 Park race theOur award function News, issue 301). aided by an increase in the cabʼs usable window area and an Held at the 29 Oulton guests Park race circuit in Cheshire, the all-new FH seriesencouraged of heavy trucks, ■event Junction Milestone, its drivers to take theTHE chance ofslimmer pleasant relaxation and a good gave invited their first chance to put the FOR MAR 2013 ISSUE 304 FROM: KAREN WAYMAN innovative rear-view mirror design. The system, which works alongside the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the designed with the driver in mind nightʼs sleep, which in turn less (M1 Chesterfi eld, S42 5SA) vehicle through its paces on UK roads. part in voting. Its recruitment manager, Stalks and controls aremeans arrangeddrivers in priorityare so the most I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed To: ................................................................................................ Date: important ones are now closest to the driver, and the vehicle through its paces on premium UK roads. tired and more alert.” and a focus on fuel economy. New Actros is the ultimate truck for long■ The Crawford Arms Misha Vyas, said she can’t wait to see to cut consumption by five per cent by steering wheel now has a neck tilt function – another New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longProduction of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 distance transport. From the outset, designers and (Carlisleinformation Road, Crawford, 6TP) thescarce winner announced: “Several of world-first in the truck world. about ML12 the route the truck storing Details were when we went to distance transport. From the outset, designers and were determined the best possible for the European market. Safety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab press ahead the official launch on stops came up in ■engineers The along. Cabin Café theofshortlisted truck drives “The next time to theprovide truck uses AMENDMENTS TO AD ADupright APPROVED structure features more A-pillars, which FOR PRESS engineers were determined to provide the bestand possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity September 5, but the Swedish the same Roundabout, route, I-See operates the (Crawley Faygate, RH12 4SE) conversations I had about the awards with give the cab an additional 1 m3 of interior space. manufacturer told Truckstop News the comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity operating economy, as well as a sweeping rangeand of cab This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure new FHs will bedrivers, available so in both Euro our I am glad to see they have operating economy, well as a sweeping range of cab sizes, engine ratings as and options, allowing customers to storage capacity, as well as greater comfort on 5said and 6 form, and pack a vast amount progress is as economical as possible,” Over the next few weeks, the Truckstop a chance of winning. I’ll be sure to visit the Signed: ................................................................................. board.“The cab is optimised both for work and sizes,vehicles engine ratings and allowing customers to tailor perfectly foroptions, any application. of upgrades and improvements. Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, News team will Actros be anonymously samplingWorld winning after it is announced LeadingRecord the chargeestablishment for fuel tailor vehicles perfectly for the anyGuinness application. The current holds integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low Corporation. efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See The holds the Guinness World Record forabove fuelcurrent economy at 40to tonnes gvw, road tests have the truckActros stops assess thebut quality to thank the staff in person for their efforts. noise levels among other features, all increase function (Truckstop News, issue 301). An additional five per cent saving in fuel ESSENTIAL REVISIONS ONLY • CORRECTIONS TO and THIS PROOF MUST BE RECIEVED the chance of pleasant relaxation a good model seven gvw, per more frugal for fuelthe economy at 40is tonnes but road tests have ofshown service onnew offer, and appraise thecent food “A decent truck stop The system, which works alongside the experience has nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal APPROVAL tired MUST BEalert.” CONFIRMED BY RETURN EMAIL, FAX OR POST and facilities offered to truck drivers to see a massive impact on keeping our drivers and more Package. This package encompasses to cut consumption by five per cent by while ultra-clean Euro version shows a four per on whenisthe specified to meet Euro 5crowned emissions Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 which most deserving to6be theregulations, happy thetheroad. Wetruck also hope publicity about route the storing information training and monthly assistance – Fuel for the European market. Working in cent whileimprovement. the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a along. four per drives “Thethe next awards time the truck 2013 Truck Stop of the about will uses help push standards Advice –81 and its aim is turns toYear. cuttofuel costs by THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE theasame route,test I-See operates the Theimprovement. guests took head out on 17-mile cent partnership with But while these truckand grabbed the upgears across the board.” accelerator, and brakes to ensure changing styles increasing drive, chosen tostops simulate a out variety of17-mile typical Thecarefully 81driving guests took turns to head on a test progress is asWe’ll economical as possible,” said largest ofchosen votes, we also received be announcing the winner of the knowledge of how toThe drive for maximum driving conditions. route included singleand dualdrive, number carefully to simulate a variety typical Claes of Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck Mark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. fuel-efficiency. considerable nominations other competition in the next issue of Truckstop carriageway roads. Each offorthe fourquality demonstrator Corporation. driving conditions. The route included singleand dualAn additional five per cent saving in fuel Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6 driveline – trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys a total eateries that just missed out on a top-fi ve News, which will be available from Mark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel production ofyear. which European of almost miles covered on the day. position this700 February trucks provided for for thethe event made 10 journeys - a total Package. This package27. encompasses see our market will get under wayfigure in autumn 2013 – recorded each trip, the mpg achieved was andassistance at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, training and monthly – Fuel of On almost 700 miles covered on the day. Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs an by impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 see our should make for additional fuel savings. “Ilogistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged ACCIDENT On each trip, the mpg figure achievedchanging was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, driving styles and increasing Torque reduces fuel consumption upmpg to bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and by 11.8 in the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also see our logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 ACCIDENT knowledge of howWith to drive fornew maximum its Volvo by FHprofessional series, Volvo is ʻpushing see our enjoyed ‘hot laps’Actros of the Oulton Park circuit inintwo-seater racing cars piloted drivers.guests also four fuel-efficiency. bhp V8-powered 2551, and 11.8 mpg the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, feature on page 8 ACCIDENT the envelopeʼ what aPointon premium Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6 driveline –in re-defining PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of food waste and animal by-products recycling specialist John & per cent. Together with I-See and other minor ACCIDENT enjoyed ‘hot laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing cars piloted by professional drivers. S PonOpage T 8 production of which for the European feature truck can offer.and Sons, summed up result the feelings of many he said: “It was a great day,recycling very informative enjoyable, improvements, the is fuel consumption PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of foodwhen waste and by-products specialist John Pointonand & market will getanimal under way in autumn 2013 – feature on page 8 superbly organised. The new Actros is brilliant. The driving experience was fantastic and if the fuel PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS can drop by up to 10 per cent. 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PLANE SAILING ON VOLVO OUTFIT drawbar is purpose-built to carry the Wirtgen planer, with three pairs of lashing points and an adjustable conveyer support to hold it securely in place during transit. The 10.4 m long (eye to rear) and 2.5 m wide trailer has been constructed with Granning axles, Granning air suspension with Wabco raise/lower control, Knorr-Bremse brakes and a lightweight but hardwearing Obeche timber floor. Hydraulic loading ramps, 1 m wide on the off-side and 0.7 m wide on the near-side, ensure the perfect loading angle for the Wirtgen machine – with manually adjustable steady legs guaranteeing a stable platform when loading and unloading. Colin Shepherd, fleet operations manager at South Gloucestershire

Council, said: “We considered our options carefully before taking this operation in-house. Every decision we make has to be about delivering best value and best service to the people of South Gloucestershire. “We plan to keep these new assets in operation for at least 8-10 years, so we had to specify equipment built to last. We consulted with Wirtgen, and they recommended the Andover Trailers drawbar to us for its robust build quality and projected long life. We’re very pleased with the finished package.” In operation up to seven days a week, the vehicle combination can operate at up to 40 tonnes gross train weight (GTW), or up to 26 tonnes when the tipper is running solo. South Gloucestershire Council

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he Fire Fighters Charity is gearing up to give women a once-in-alifetime chance to drive a variety of large and unusual vehicles in the Ladies Driving Challenge, set to take place at the Alconbury Airfield, near Huntingdon, Cambs on May 12, 2013. Participants will be able to try their hand at manoeuvring a range of different vehicles, such as HGVs, fire engines, 4x4s, diggers and possibly tractors – all donated for the event by local companies. Event organiser Laura Harden said “The Ladies Driving Challenge promises to be an exciting day, with the chance to operate a fantastic collection of vehicles often associated with male drivers. “Other types of driving event can be uncomfortably

competitive with an emphasis on speed, and this has been known to put off some women. The Womenonly Challenge is much more relaxed, with the focus on handling vehicles with skill and enjoying new experiences, as well as raising money for a good cause.” All women over the age of 17 with a full driving licence are welcome to join either the morning or afternoon sessions. Registration costs £10, and entrants are asked

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has specified a Red Forge loadcell on-board weighing system on the truck chassis, to ensure the vehicle operates legally at all times. A traffic light system provides a visual confirmation to both the driver in the

cab and to the operator loading the planer, to confirm if the total payload load is within permitted weight parameters. Volvo has built the truck chassis with a nine-tonne front axle and steel suspension on the rear bogie for maximum durability. A Thompson tipper body with rollover sheeting completes the package.

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he Commercial Vehicle Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has elected Andreas Renschler as its new chairman for 2013. Mr Renschler, a member of the board of management of MercedesBenz parent company Daimler AG and head of the Daimler Trucks Division, replaces Harrie Schippers, president of DAF, who chaired ACEA’s Commercial Vehicle Board last year. The Commercial Vehicle Board elects a new chairman annually. With demand for commercial vehicles strongly proportional to the strength of the economy, the sector continues to be particularly badly

to raise a minimum of £90 in sponsorship. All proceeds go to The Fire Fighters Charity. “Behind the fun, there is a very serious message that we are supporting those heroic fire fighters who risk their lives for us,” Harden said. “When they enter a burning building, there is always the potential for serious injury, and when the worst happens not only fire fighters suffer, but also their families. The Fire Fighters Charity is the only charity dedicated to supporting fire fighters and their families in times of need, and helping to speed their recovery back to operational duty.” To take part in the Ladies Driving Challenge, entrants should request a registration pack or Gift Voucher from Jenny Butler on 01234 845054. Alternatively, entrants can register online at www.firefighterscharity. org.uk/ldc

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hit by the current economic crisis. Sales were down 11.4 per cent on the previous year over the first 11 months of 2012, and the situation is not expected to pick up in 2013. “Against this backdrop, it is imperative we have an industrial policy and regulatory framework that enable us to remain competitive,” Renschler said. “In these challenging times, policy makers must be wary of the real risks of placing an undue burden on our industry though costly and often inconsistent legislative measures. In line with the main conclusions of CARS 21 and CARS 2020, in 2013 we will therefore continue to push for smarter, more coordinated and ‘competitiveness-proofed’ regulation for our sector.”


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ruck drivers needing to take a compulsory break on the busy A2 – one of the main links to the Port of Dover – are to have fewer options for parking following an announcement by the Highways Agency that it has closed six lay-bys for a trial period of up to 18 months. The closures commenced on January 7, as the Agency said the lay-bys fell short of current design and safety standards. It stated the trial will allow options for future upgrades or replacements for the lay-bys to be considered. Kevin Bown, Highways Agency asset manager, said: “Lay-bys have a role to play in road safety by giving drivers a place to stop and rest. However, these six lay-bys fall significantly short of current safety standards, and this requires action. They have also been used for illegal and anti-social activities. “By closing the lay-bys on this temporary basis, we can monitor the effect on other lay-bys further along the A2 and A20 and their surrounding areas and help us plan any upgrade work. This way, we can help ensure we have lay-bys in the right locations, with the right capacity and built to a safe design.” But the Road Haulage Associate has sharply criticised the Agency over its decision. RHA parking and

security manager Chrys Rampley said: “The announcement on January 3 was unacceptable on two counts. The decision was made without any consultation with the road haulage industry, and the closures were imposed with just a few days’ notice. “The RHA has a constructive engagement on truck parking issues with the Department for Transport, centrally and with devolved and local roads authorities. Indeed, we have a positive relationship with the Highways Agency on some issues – but that is undermined by unilateral decisions made with little or no notice which can have a significant impact on trucks operators. “We are seeking an assurance from the Highways Agency that there will in future be stronger consultation on these issues as a matter of policy,” Rampley said. Alongside the lay-by closures, lighting around main junctions on three sections of the A2 between Lydden and Dover will be upgraded, with new lights installed. At some other locations, following a review of the lighting’s safety benefits, lampposts which have reached the end of their serviceable life will be removed and not replaced. Work on the lighting renewal is due to be completed, weather permitting, by the end of March.

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eer drinkers in pubs around the country might soon be seen checking how many pints they’ve had when the world’s largest cans of beer arrive to deliver to their locals. In fact, the giant beer cans are a one-of-a-kind tanker launched in January by Lincolnshire-based national distribution company Treasure Transport Services. The unique tanker will deliver some of the 250 million pints Treasure moves each year for some of the biggest names in the brewing industry. Treasure specialises in bulk liquids for the food and drink industry, so when company MD Peter Greenhalgh decided to buy another tanker, he commissioned the unique double-can tanker as

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the company’s flagship. “Bulk liquids, especially beer, have always been a speciality for us,” Greenhalgh said. “We thought it was a great idea to shout about our expertise in a pretty obvious way!“ The tanker was designed and fabricated to the company’s specification before a specially created Treasure beer livery was applied. The end result is the biggest ring-pull cans in the country, holding over 52,000 pints. “It looks fantastic; it’s everything we hoped it would be,” Greenhalgh said. “The cans look absolutely authentic, right down to the giant ring-pull on the top! We’ve had some great looks from people as they pass by.” The giant cans of Treasure beer can be seen all over the 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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K postal provider TNT Post has begun offering LGV driver training in a variety of locations across the UK. The company is offering courses for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC), introduced by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) in 2009 as a compulsory qualification for LGV drivers in the UK. The courses are DSA-approved and once completed, drivers will receive a certificate to prove they have attended each module. They will then be issued with a Driver Qualification card by the DVLA on completion of the full 35 hours’ training. LGV Driver Training is also available, where TNT Post offers a step-by-step approach to driving a Large Goods Vehicle, guiding drivers through the whole process from medical examination to eventual test. The firm said its hassle-free training approach ensures drivers are prepared with the best material and training before undergoing their test. In addition to two major driving courses, TNT Post also offers legal, first aid, digital tachograph, safety, customer service,

economy and fuel-related courses to increase the efficiency and ability of staff. The company has also introduced a Commercial Driver Training Department and Commercial Vehicle Workshop at its Rugby depot. TNT Post’s Driver Training Programme is available at various training facilities across the UK including Rugby, Belfast, Bristol, Coatbridge, Denton, Iver, Leeds and Warrington. Dean Hulse, head of transport for TNT Post, said: “Driver training is yet another step TNT Post has taken towards catering for a huge variety of customer needs. I am confident customers will find our driver training to be as reliable as our mail services, and it will be of huge benefit to thousands of drivers nationwide. “Regardless of operation size, the high-quality and innovative solutions TNT Post offers make it a premium training provider to improve the knowledge level, skills and efficiency of staff across a range of sectors. “The training courses are flexible and can be adapted and specified to the bespoke needs of the customers.”

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est Yorkshirebased international haulier Brian Yeardley Continental Ltd has as added another DAF XF105 510 Superspace to its 40-strong fleet. Established in 1975 as a family-run business, Brian Yeardley Continental specialises in the transport of ADR goods and highvolume cargo such as plastics, chemicals, automotive parts and white goods to and from Europe

using its fleet of Mega trailers. Company MD Kevin Hopper said: “The decision to buy another DAF XF105 was based on the overall cost of buying the vehicle. We have been running DAF XF105s within the company for over a year and are finding that as well as being competitive on price, their fuel economy and reliability

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is excellent – with an average fuel consumption when fully freighted (24,500 kg) on a round trip to Southern France of 10.4 mpg.” In keeping with company tradition and the strong association Brian Yeardley Continental has with horse racing, the new truck will be named after the famous racehorse Kingsbarns, and will join the firm’s fleet of thoroughbreds such as Frankel, Sea the Stars, Nathaniel and Dawn Approach to name just a few.

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uring their lifetime, the average British motorist will jump 87 red lights, drive 269,296 miles, swear 323 times at other motorists and hoot a total of 62 cyclists. According to the results of a new study, UK drivers will fill-up with fuel 2214 times and get stuck in traffic nearly 10 thousand times. Researchers revealed over the course of our driving life, we will spend 99 days stuck on gridlocked roads, will make 1992 phone calls and will check our smartphone for emails or texts over 1000 times. The details of 2000 drivers’ habits emerged in a study commissioned by skobbler, developers of iPhone sat nav app GPS Navigation 2, and revealed we will get lost 371 times. While behind the wheel, we spend 384 days listening to the radio and 337 days playing our own music – which means on average, we sing 4104 times on the road. Marcus Thielking, co-founder of skobbler said: “There is no excuse for behaviour such as jumping red lights, tailgating fellow motorists or cutting people up. “Being a motorist involves a lot more than just driving – and while we all try to be sensible drivers, it would seem we are guilty of a few

misdemeanours, whether it’s speeding or using our phones illegally. “This research shows we do spend an awfully long time on the road, and many motorists will conduct a lot of their other business in their vehicle.” The study also found the typical adult will share 680 kisses in a vehicle, and will have sex four times from the age of 17 and upwards. But on the contrary, the average adult will have a whopping 2974 rows while they are behind the wheel. “Getting lost can often be a contributing factor to stressful arguments with fellow passengers,” Thielking said. “Using modern sat nav apps instead of relying on the mapreading skills of others provides the best chance of staying on track and reducing those inevitable squabbles. “There is sophisticated technology which improves the whole driving experience – whether it’s the audio equipment we use to listen to our music, or the navigational solutions we use,” he added. “Millions of drivers now use sat nav apps which offer free map updates for life. These modern navigation solutions can cut down on journey times and the stress involved when you don’t know where you are going.”

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who are contracted will either have a contract up to and beyond that date, or will be looking for contracts which take them beyond that date. Without Driver CPC, the government says drivers will have their LGV licence withdrawn. “Understandably, September 2014 seems a long way away and doesn’t need dealing with yet – but the problem is if everyone thinks that way, there will be a great many drivers all wanting to take this course at the last minute. Many won’t find a place on a course, and there is a danger those who do will be paying a lot more for the privilege than they would at the moment. “It is important all drivers respond to this, because failing to do so could result in a driver shortage by the end of 2014 – and that could damage Britain’s commercial life once again, as if it has not suffered enough.”

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Star Letter and work ethic of both drivers and operators. I need to keep my family fed and my trucks rolling, and I do this by working bloody hard in what is already a highly regulated industry. All Ms Bancroft’s letter does is moan about her lot, while drifting from one point to another in quite a haphazard fashion. Most drivers and operators work hard within the parameters set by the laws. It is very difficult for large and small companies to operate as things stand now. The industry needs hard working entrepreneurs - not whinging drivers.  Bryn Jones Newton Abbot, Devon

COLD HARBOUR Thought you might like to see a picture of my truck, taken while it was in the snow. Anyone for Tango on ice? David Weston, By email

PICTURE PERFECT I have been out with the DJ Ball wagons from Ashbourne, Derbyshire, a thought I would send in one of the photos I took during the week. The firm has not been overly documented as far as I can tell, but it really does have some tidy trucks.  Will Siddons By email

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STICK TO THE RULES As a hard-pressed ownerdriver, I have decided to send in a response to the letter entitled ‘The Fight Continues’ by Karen Bancroft, published in the November 2012 issue of Truckstop News. The rules on tachographs and driving hours are in place to regulate drivers in their working practices. They may not always be convenient, but they are in place for drivers and operators to abide by. I would respectfully suggest that if Ms Bancroft doesn’t like the practices within the industry, she might perhaps consider another occupation. This very paper exists because of the enthusiasm

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September 2014. This book from Hardington Communications aims to give readers a crash course in DCPC and provide a wide range of information and advice concerning all aspects of the legislation. The book has been written in a straightforward and uncomplicated manner, which is immediately helpful since some of the official advice from the government has been all but impenetrable at times. Starting out with detailing exactly what the DCPC is, it then goes on to look at a Rating: «««««

Having changed jobs in recent months, I have had the opportunity to drive many different makes of truck with the latest engines, drivetrains etc. I’ve driven trucks from DAF, Volvo, Scania, MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Renault. DAF’s parent company is PACCAR of America. Volvo owns Renault. Volkswagen owns MAN and Scania. Mercedes-Benz is independent. Although the trucks I drove were Euro 5 models, I have read that all but Renault has introduced new or updated models to accommodate new technology for Euro 6. Volvo and Renault share chassis and drivelines, although cabs are different and the computer programmes are different for the gearbox. Volvo’s automated gearbox is clearly out in front of the competition with clean, precise gearchanges and an appropriate selection of gears. The driving position is reasonable, although greatly improved with 2013 model. Renault, on the other hand, uses different computer programmes – as is obvious in the gearbox selection. In my opinion, Renault should leave gearbox programming to Volvo. I’ve also found Renault’s Premium cab has an intruding engine hump, which comes in contact with the driver’s left leg, causing discomfort. Again, a new model is due out in the spring, and the cab will be shared with the Volvo FM model. Mercedes-Benz’s cab has a flat floor option, along with Renault’s Magnum. Although it may not be as voluminous as the competition, the Germans have used the space wisely by logically placing storage areas without compromising on movement around the cab. However, I think the bottom bed is small, though the top bunk is excellent. range of the most popular and useful course subjects for C, C+E and C1+E licence-holders. Chapters are split into subjects, which include the Working Time Directive, drivers’ hours rules, tachographs, fuel-efficient driving, vehicle safety and walk-round checks. Further chapters look at more specific vehicle elements, such as safety of wheels and tyres, braking systems, transmissions, seat belt regulation, the use of trailers and semi-trailers, and vehicle weights and dimensions. Subjects such as manual handling, basic first aid techniques and the importance of health and well-being are also touched on, as is advice on how to deal with emergency situations, reporting road traffic accidents,

I have had the opportunity to drive the all-new 2013 MercedesBenz Actros Gigamax, and it has taken the best of the existing cab and improved it by adding low-profile tyres and better aerodynamics. I was able to achieve over 10 mpg at 50 mph, and that is extremely good for the bottom line. I nickname the New Actros ‘Samurai Warrior’, as from the front I think it looks like the mask of a Japanese fighter. MAN has an extremely large cab with a very comfortable bottom bed and driving seat – it can’t be beaten. However, the fridge position under the bed intruded too far into cab for my liking, and the windscreen is far too tall. It would be better to move the air filter, flatten the floor, reduce the depth of the windscreen and increase the size of the lockers above. Also, remove the upper windows above each door, as without blinds, the sun can blind you in the autumn. Four-bag air suspension is extremely good and allows the centre axle to lift – even at higher payload, where a two-bag cannot compete. And in the snow with centre axle up, the MAN retains grip even in icy conditions. I think the competition could learn a thing or two from this. Scania has always been the drivers’ favourite, but since the introduction of the 4-series in 1996, I cannot for the life of me understand why. Yes, the cab is aerodynamic, and in a 113 with 380 bhp engine and eight-speed ’box, I can achieve 13.5 mpg at 50 mph at 40 tonnes. But in the original model, the engine hump intruded into the cab, and it does so even now (although it’s greatly reduced). The bottom bed is also far too small, and you have to move seats forward to pull the bed out to increase size. What would happen in an emergency, I have no idea. and criminality and its effects. Finally, the book serves up a useful overview of many areas of the transport industry, such as the transportation of dangerous goods, food, waste, and animals. There’s no denying there’s an awful lot packed into its 158 pages – and for the sheer amount of accessible information it offers, it’s well worth picking up a copy.

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At 440 bhp, driving at 50 mph, I’ve found tickover at 1000 rpm is not in the green band, and at 52 mph it struggles to maintain 1100 rpm on the edge of the green band – so when you reach a hill, you have to use low-down lugging of engine torque. But because you’re already in low-section rpm, you almost need to change straight away. DAF’s XF with Super Space Cab was first designed in 1986, and shared with Seddon Atkinson and Pegaso. DAF continued to improve upon it, and with the introduction of the Super Space Cab in 90s, it is the most voluminous cab on the European market. It is clearly designed around the driver with, in my own opinion, the best driving position bar none, as everything is to hand. It has greatly improved the drivetrain with the introduction of 12-speed manual gearboxes, and with engine power of 460 bhp it achieves 9.9+ mpg in my experience. The interior storage is complemented by external bins, which help maintain a clean cab. It’s clearly my favourite among many that come very close. I hope I may have the opportunity to drive 2013 Euro 6 models and learn new skills in obtaining the very best miles per gallon, particularly in a world of rising oil prices and increasing environment protections. Sacha Gosling By email Price: £21.99 (digital download) In SAS veteran Andy McNab’s latest explosive thriller, a gang of terrorists has taken control a Eurostar train en route to Rating: ««««« Paris and have taken its 400 passengers hostage. Fortunately, one of the passengers just happens to be off-duty SAS soldier Sergeant Tom Buckingham, who proceeds to fight his way though the train to stop the terrorists in their tracks. If you’re thinking ‘Die Hard in the Chunnel’, you’re not far off the mark – though as derivative as it may be, it’s still a lot of fun.


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DRIVING DOZEN GETS THE GONG

APP CLAIMS IT’S MILES AHEAD

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omTom has “By working in conjunction launched a new with the in-vehicle LINK tracking app that makes it device, the WEBFLEET Logbook easier for drivers to app minimises driver involvement, keep an accurate log of their maximising accuracy and trips using their reliability to mark smartphone. The a significant new WEBFLEET advancement Logbook app from existing GPS for Android and smartphone apps,” iPhone has said Thomas OCTOBER designed Schmidt, managing Read the paper online atbeen www.truckingmag.co.uk to help drivers director, TomTom and businesses Business Solutions. reduce The WEBFLEET mileage claim Logbook app administration enables additional and creates information to reliable logs to be added by the help with tax Alsoincluding of benefit to drivers are driver, the position, optimised to provide a Volvo Trucks has lifted the lid on its compliance. specifi c purpose aided by an increase in the cabʼs all-new FH series of heavy trucks, A driver of theinnovative journeyslimmer rear-view designed with the driver in mind selects whether Stalks and controls are and customer important ones are now and a focus on fuel economy. a journey is for contact details. steering wheel now has a Grocontinental chairman Ray business, private or commuting brought honour to their profession The intelligent app alsoworld-first learns in the truck were scarce when went to Grocott Details (centre) pictured withwe IRU Safety is high on the purposes, validating journey through their wide professional from previous driver journeys, press ahead of the official launch on award winners structure features information on his mobile device. experience and managerial automatically suggesting trip September 5, but the Swedish give the cab an manufacturer told Truckstop The app works in combination achievements. “Driving can provide a long News the information for faster and easier This means an extra new FHs will be available in both Euro storage capacity, as with the in-vehicle TomTom’s Ray Grocott said: “Our drivers and flexible option, but logbook handling. 5 andcareer 6 form, and packONLY a vast amount ESSENTIAL REVISIONS board.“The cab is LINK tracking device, which are the backbone of Grocontinental also requires a huge of In addition, employees can of upgrades andamount improvements. leisure time,” the charge for fuel reports the trip information. and I am very proud that 12 of our dedicationLeading and responsibility.” register themselves as the drivers APPROVAL MUST BE CONFIRMED integrated parking efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See Grocontinental is planning renew Company trip records are top professionals were eligible to of specific vehicles allowingnoise fleetlevels among function (Truckstop News,toissue 301). the chance its fleet of vehicles byworks the end of the simultaneously updated in receive formal recognition from the managers to identify exactly who of pleasant The62 system, which alongside nightʼs sleep, which in transmission, the year,I-Shift and automated the company said it is claimed TomTom’s WEBFLEET fleet IRU. They are to be congratulated is driving, where and at what tired and more alert.” to cut consumption by five per cent by THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE currentlystoring recruiting moreabout drivers. management system. for their service to the industry. time, if proof is needed.Production of the Volvo the route the truck information

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drives along. “The next time the truck uses the same route, I-See operates the accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure progress is as economical as possible,” said Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck Corporation. An additional five per cent saving in fuel use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel Package. This package encompasses training and monthly assistance – Fuel Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs by changing driving styles and increasing knowledge of how to drive for maximum fuel-efficiency. Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6 driveline – production of which for the European market will get under way in autumn 2013 – should make for additional fuel savings. “ITorque reduces fuel consumption by up to With its new Volvo FH series, Volvo is ʻpushing four the envelopeʼ in re-defining what a premium per cent. Together with I-See and other minor truck can offer. improvements, the result is fuel consumption can drop by up to 10 per cent. For the average truck, this can equate to a saving of up to 4100 litres of fuel a year,” Nilsson continued. On-road manners have received much attention, and Volvo is claiming the new trucks offer exceptional handling example, they would provide local authoritiesthatʼs much like a car. “To put things into perspective, we can even offer independent front suspension, although initially only on left-hand drive vehicles. This world-first takes handling to unsurpassed the opportunity to adopt a measure on levels in the truck world,” Nilsson said.

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f you are unlucky enough to be involved in an accident that was not your fault and which results in you suffering injury and financial loss, how can you be sure that you will recover all of the financial compensation that you are legally entitled to? Most accidents happen at work or on the road where the guilty party (ie your employer or the other driver) will have insurance to cover your claim. If we imagine that you are in this position, what do you do to ensure that your personal injury claim results in you being fully compensated? If you have had a road accident you may get a call from the other driver’s insurers, often within hours of the accident when you may be in a shocked and vulnerable state, offering to pay you say £1,000 to settle your potential claim. They may suggest that this will avoid you having to speak to greedy lawyers who will string the case out for as long as possible to increase their fees, while you wait for ever and still end up with the same amount of money. This underhand tactic is commonly used by insurers with the aim of settling cases as cheaply as possible, to maintain the profits of their shareholders. Despite their undoubted skill in public relations they simply have no interest in providing you with the full amount of compensation you should receive - it is just a numbers game. Particularly with whiplash, symptoms may develop over a period of days or even months, and there are countless examples of people accepting early direct offers who were actually entitled to receive much more than this. Personal injury solicitors can currently offer you a free service as the other party’s insurers pay all the legal costs. Your solicitor has a duty to act in your best interests and should ensure you get the proper level of compensation, with

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you keeping 100% of it. To achieve this they need to obtain Steven Hinchliffe PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS copies of your medical records and arrange for you to be examined by an independent medical expert, who will prepare a detailed report describing your injuries, any treatment As I have indicated above, your compensation is made up required and give an indication when you are likely to recover. of two elements. Firstly for your injuries and secondly for the • JULY 2012 8 •expert TRUCKSTOP ISSUE 299 records, It is vital that the seesNEWS your• medical for without financial consequences of the accident. If you have been ADVERTORIAL them they will have little idea of your pre-accident health and tempted by the insurers’ call to you on the day of the accident In this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist how much the accident has affected you. Regrettably some and put under pressure to their immediate cash offer, Personal Injury Compensation firmaccept Hinchliffes Solicitors (see their the front page) considers another solicitors cut corners and do not provide the expert with these it may notadvert haveonoccurred to you to also consider your financial “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM” records, and if you are at all unsure whether your solicitor will losses. In claims where the value of the injury is modest, it is do the job properly consider going somewhere else. not unusual for the financial losses to form the largest part of HINCHLIFFES the compensation. By way example, a minor injury to your Armed with the medical report your solicitor should ask S of£1,500, SOLICITORS finger may be worth around but because you operate you to approve itContinuing and then give you an accurate assessment his review of successfully completed PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Steven Hinchliffe CASE STUDY - INJURY CAUSED machinery BY A accident claims, StevenThey Hinchliffe looks atalso just gather technical at work it may not be safe for you to do so of what your injuries are worth. should one situation experienced by a reader of DEFECTIVE LOAD for few weeks until you have recovered. mayhearing not receive details from you Truckstop of any accident related losses In the summer of 2010, HGVadriver Mr R of Telford (name claim, there was also some affect on You his pre-accident News that resulted in anfinancial award of withheld at client’s request) was strapping a load that had personal injury compensation. your full pay during the difficulties. time you are off work and the difference (eg lost income) and expenses (eg prescription charges or already been placed on a trailer by a colleague when an item My firm sent a detailed letter to his employer, who passed All of the accident victims mentioned in these articles are actual from the load fell, striking his head. this on to their insurers. Within what just over 2you monthsshould the insurers have between what you actually receive and travel costs in attending hospital). When the clients of my firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. They haveall kindly giveninformation To successfully claim personal injury compensation from an accepted responsibility for the accident. By this time steps were permission for the disclosure of their details, and in particular the injured person’s solicitor must have extensive employer alreadyin wellyour underwayaccident for Mr R to be examined by anThis ENT could been paid can be included claim. is available your oftheir solicitor can then start to negotiate with the their real life experiences of incidents resulting in personal knowledge of the Health and Safety Regulations that have surgeon so that a comprehensive medical report, setting out injury claims, and the steps taken to make a successful accident been breached, and be easily able to comprehensively out details amountsetto £2,000fullor more. insurers, but in my experience their first offer is not usually details of the injuries and their consequences, could be compensation claim. All of these clients contacted my firm after when first contacting the employer. Without this level of obtained. Once this was available and had been approved by our details in Truckstop News. awareness the employer’s insurers will almost try and facing If you findcertainly yourself a potential compensation their best offer. seeing Mr R, a copy was sent to the insurers, together with detailsclaim of In this article I highlight a fairly common situation where a driver exploit any perceived deficiencies or weakness in the case in his very modest financial losses incurred as a direct result of is required to deliver and unload a lorry or trailer that has been weigh options carefully before accepting an early In cases where the injuries are modest, insurers may their rightful an effort to avoid havingplease to pay the injured person your the accident. packed by someone else - either a fellow employee of the same compensation. Settlement negotiations then started, with offers and counter offer from insurers, what stage you have reached. suggest a medical report unnecessary. company, or by anis employee of an entirely differentThis companyis another In Mr R’s claim, the allegations of breaches of Regulation no matter offers being put forward by both sides. Within a few weeks it perhaps even based abroad. It is often the case that your own were as follows:was possible to reach an settlement at a totalmedical figure Make sure your solicitorof will obtain a acceptable comprehensive money saving tactic! Without a detailed report employer will be held responsible for compensating you for anhow can (a) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent the £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 trailerreport from falling, from contrary to Regulation for his pain and suffering. He kept the full sum recovered, as an appropriate expert, and that all of your financial you or your solicitor known if the accident is likely to affect are self employed or an agency driver, you also benefit from the 10(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. my firm’s costs and the expenses we had incurred in dealing same rights condition enjoyed by the employees the company you are on your losses are claim. Remember, an experienced an underlying medical thatofmay impact with the claim (eg paying for his medical records and the (b) Failed to take suitable and sufficient stepsincluded to prevent our in the contracted to work for. However, it is worth noting that if you were report) were subsequently negotiated with the insurers client being struck by the item, contrary to Regulation 10(2) in charge of loading the the accident may be found to have personal injury solicitor medical will future health? Knowledge ofvehicle such a medical condition and paidadvise separately. you fully at every stage of the ofcould the above Regulations. happened entirely due to your negligence, in which case a claim Fortunately, despite the accident circumstances Mr R (c) Failed to ensure that the trailer was loaded in such a way case and will protect you from the ulterior motives of insurers. substantially increase the value of your claim and also identify for compensation would probably not be successful. suffered only a relatively minor injury, and this was reflected by as to prevent unintended movement of the contents, As with previous articles the common trend remains the effect the level of compensation he recovered. His employer’s contrary to Regulation 10(4) of the above Regulations. possible further treatment. remember you have on the injured person’sDo life, and although using the that process once of law insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled (d) Failed to ensure the trailer was loaded in a safe manner. to make personal injury claims as a means of redress cannot truly matters with reasonable efficiency, whichSolicitors meant it was possible Steven Hinchliffe, solicitor and Principal of Hinchliffes agreed a final settlement of your claim it is not possible to compensate for the trauma and inconvenience suffered, it can (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. assist in requiring the guilty party to provide medical treatment months from the date the first letter was sent to his employer. ask the insurers for more if complications arise later. © Copyright 2013 Hinchliffes Solicitors and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards 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

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Steven Hinchliffe, solicitor Principal of Hinchliffes Solicitors your © Copyright 2012 Hinchliffes Solicitors Next month’s topic will consider another “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM (PART 27)” - and please e-mail questions Next month’s topic will consider “TRIPPING AND SLIPPING IN THE WORKPLACE” please e-mail your questions to to Steven Hinchliffe and his team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) Steven Hinchliffe and his team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) or call 01684 580900 quoting “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”. You can also find the firm on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. or call 01684 580900 quoting “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”.

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David Glover of leading commercial and transport law firm Marshall Glover is on hand to offer legal advice to Truckstop News readers. If you require advice or further information, head to www.marshallglover.com or call on 0844 801 1422.

Confirmation / amendments by email,tellicence or fax should addressed Vocational holders be should bewareto: Legal advice KAREN WAYMAN Kelsey Publishing Group, while Cudham Office using mobile phones driving hand to offer legal advice to Truckstop News readers. If you require advice or further information, head to www.marshallglover.com or call on 0844 801 1422.

Tacho compliance

One of the offences some drivers have committed is using a mobile phone while driving. The legislation defines this offence as follows:

following: sending or receiving oral or written messages; sending or receiving facsimile documents; sending or receiving still or

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

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In the second of my series of revisiting areas of tachograph compliance that cause headaches, I will look at some of the rules on driver’s hours which seem to be most common areas for confusion. Most drivers are aware of one piece of European legislation – if you are undertaking driving which is subject to tachograph laws, then the relevant Regulations are 561/2006. These Regulations provide the mainstay for compliance with driver’s hours compliance for vehicles subject to tachograph use. The minimum rest requirements and maximum driving times are contained in Articles 6 to 9. The common areas which seem to cause issues often relate to these articles.

Break time So what about break times? The Regulations state that after a driving period of no more than 4.5

hours, a driver must take a break of at least 45 minutes unless that driver is taking a rest period. The break which is taken in a 45-minute block must not be interrupted. However, it is possible to replace the full 45-minute break by one break which must be at least 15 minutes long, followed by another break which must be at least 30 minutes long. These breaks must be distributed over the 4.5-hour period. You should note that any breaks which are less than 15 minutes will not contribute as a qualifying break, nor will they be counted as duty time or driving time.

Split breaks When taking a split break, it must be remembered that the second period of break has to be at least 30 minutes in length. This is regardless of how long the first portion of split break has been (although the first portion must be

No person drive a motor vehicle a road if he is using a moving images; and providing access to the internet. at least 15is tominutes longon to qualify). an uninterrupted period of at least Ferry/train journeys hand-held mobile telephone or a hand-held device of a specified If you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar No person is to cause or permit any other person to drive a device while driving, you and can expect to get an automatic fixed So kind. to reiterate, the second portion three hours, the second an Finally, the Regulations do make a motor vehicle on a road while that other person is using a handpenalty notice. This means you’ll get three penalty points on your held mobile telephone or a hand-held device of a specified kind. No driving licence and have to pay a fine of £60. However, your case of the break must be atlicence least uninterrupted period of disqualification at least nine personsplit is to supervise a holder of a provisional if the may also face may go to court. If it does, you provision for daily rest to be taken person supervising is using a hand-held mobile telephone or a from driving on top of a maximum fine of £1000. If you were device ofOnce a specifieda kind at a time when the provisional 30 hand-held minutes. fully qualifying hours. driving a PCV or heavy goods vehicle, you could face a in connection with a ferry or train licence holder is driving a motor vehicle on a road. maximum fine of £2500. Also if the matter were considered of a serious nature you 45-minute break has been taken, journey. However, this is upon could face prosecution for other road transport related offences, Exemptions from prosecution are few which carry more serious sentences. rest period Reduced daily or qualifying split breaks totalling 45 the condition that the driver has A person does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or A ‘reduced daily rest period’ means minutes have been taken, that will access to a bunk or couchette. other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency However, if you are the holder of a vocational licence the service; they are acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it implications of a mobile end there. You are any period ofphone restoffence of doatnotleast nine wipe theor slate clean. is unsafe impracticable for them to cease driving in order to The way in which a daily rest likely to be called to vocational driver conduct hearing in front of 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 toare cease driving hours, but less than 11 hours. Also, please note breaks may be taken in connection with issued a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational while the call was being made). Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a A driver havetheatparagraph moston the three defined as being any period during conduct. Here I may have reproduced use of a ferry or train journey is that a mobile telephone or other device is 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 reduced daily rest periods between which a adriver mayanynot carry communication out the use of hand held devices such as mobile telephones receiving call or performing other interactive regular daily rest period (that is, because of the prevalence of this offence in recent years. function. An ‘interactive communication function’ includes the any two weekly rest periods. any driving or any other work, a period least hours), Disclaimer: No information in this column shall be construed as legal advice and information is offered for general information purposesof onlyat based on the11 current law when the article was first written. advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry. The seek relevant provision is Article and which is used exclusively for You should always may be interrupted no more than 8 of Regulation 561/2006, which recuperation. twice and for no more than a total states that within each period of 24 of one hour in connection with Daily rest hours after the end of the previous a ferry or train journey. Article Daily rest is another area which can daily rest period or weekly rest 9 is the relevant provision and cause problems. A regular daily rest period, a driver shall have taken is worded as follows: “Where period is defined as meaning the a new daily rest period. A stated a driver accompanies a vehicle daily period during which a driver above, if the portion of the daily rest which is transported by ferry or may freely dispose of his time, and period which falls within that 24-hour train, and takes a regular daily covers a ‘regular daily rest period’ period is at least nine hours, but less rest period, that period may be and a ‘reduced daily rest period’. than 11 hours, then the daily rest interrupted not more than twice A ‘regular daily rest period’ means period in question shall be regarded by other activities not exceeding any period of rest of at least 11 as a reduced daily rest period. A one hour in total. During that hours. Alternatively, this regular daily daily rest period may be extended to regular daily rest period the driver rest period may be taken in two make a regular weekly rest period or shall have access to a bunk or periods, the first of which must be a reduced weekly rest period. 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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wo new Volvo FMX13-460 6x4 drawbars and an FH13-540 6x4 tractor are helping family-run business Jet Plant Hire deliver a high-quality service to their customers across the country. Jet Plant Hire, which has operating centres in Evesham, Worcestershire and Newton Abbott in Devon, specialises in road planing contracts. As a contractor for all types of road planing, including trunk road and motorway maintenance, the company is given a precise window to carry out work so as to minimise disruption to traffic flows. Hence, maximum vehicle up-time and reliability are crucial. According to Jet Plant managing director Sean Witheford, reliability is “incredibly important” and all the trucks are on Volvo’s Gold Repair and Maintenance contracts. Inspections and maintenance are carried out at the Gloucester workshops of the supplying Volvo dealer, Truck and Bus Wales & West. “With uptime so important,” Witheford said, “it is imperative defects are spotted and fixed right away. “Our customers know us as a premium quality business,” he added. “That is our approach in everything we do. That’s why we buy Volvo trucks. They’re the best quality kit to do the job. We operate quality trucks and facilities to match. We work hard to deliver a high-quality service to our customers. We’re a

family business and it’s all about doing the best you possibly can for your customers.” The company has prior experience of operating Volvos. Its first was an FL7-230 six-wheel tipper in 1990, after which it owned a number of FL10s and FM12s. After a period away from the marque, Jet Plant began operating Volvos again in 2005 when a 6x4 and an 8x4 FM joined the fleet – which was its first experience of I-Shift, Volvo’s automated gear changing system. The move back to Volvo was made largely because of I-Shift. “Even the best drivers can’t match I-Shift all the time for fuel economy. It levels the fleet average out. Wear and tear is also reduced with clutch replacement times increased to up to four years,” Witheford said. The FH13-540 6x4 tractor for low-loader work and two Globetrotter-cabbed 6x4 FMX460 drawbar tippers were delivered in 2012, as well as an 8x4 tipper. Driver of the FH, Peter, describes his Volvo as: “Like riding in an armchair; nice and comfortable and with the I-Shift, you just sit back and relax.” The Boweld-bodied FMXs, operating at 44 tonnes GCW (with rear air suspension), deliver Wirtgen planers to the planing job location. Each tipper is then loaded direct from the planer and the scalpings removed for reuse on farms and as substrate for temporary site roads. None goes to landfill.

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ry-freight bodybuilder Bevan Group is trailers and combining them to enhance our joining forces with Schmitz Cargobull offering to UK customers,” said Schmitz to manufacture rigid reefers for the Cargobull technical director, Derek Skinner. UK market. “While our rigid reefers are a relatively new Schmitz Cargobull is best known in the UK proposition over here, we manufacture for its refrigerated semi-trailer product line, thousands every year for operators in mainland while Bevan’s expertise is in the manufacture Europe.” and marketing of box, curtainsider and platform Bevan Group managing director, Anthony bodies. The two companies will now offer rigid Bevan, added: “The two companies have similar fleet operators the guarantee of high quality aspirations – we’re both keen to broaden our reefer bodies backed up by strong support. product ranges and develop new opportunities, The refrigerated bodies will be assembled and this partnership provides a platform that at Bevan’s production facilities in the West allows us to do just that.” Midlands, using designs, components and materials supplied by Schmitz Cargobull. The product range will include features unique to Schmitz Cargobull, including bolted and galvanised sub-frames and high-performance FERROPLAST panels. Initially, the partnership will target the 12-tonne and above rigid truck market, with bodies starting at 6 m in length. They can be supplied with virtually any make or model of refrigeration unit, and mounted on the customer’s preferred chassis. “Essentially we are taking our respective strengths in the Bevan Group is teaming up with SC to offer rigid manufacture and assembly of refrigerated reefers in the UK

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• TRUCKSTOP NEWS • ISSUE 299 • JULY 2012 ontainer transport enabling the customer to meet fleet and maintenance, enabling us to specialist SEA Transport growth objectives without delay. have the fleet on the road when we has taken delivery of Frazer Smith, managing director need it most,” Smith added. eight identical brand-new and joint owner of SEA Transport, “Buying Ivecos is new ground Stralis Active Space Super3 tractor said: “We looked at a number of for us, but we spoke to a number units – the first Iveco vehicles ever to options in the market, but the Stralis of other Stralis operators before join SEA Transport’s heavy truck fleet. deal made the most sense. The placing the order and liked what the training they received was with a RTITB ran a special competition The new Stralis 6x2 twinsteer demonstrator proved popular with we heard – both in terms of the reputable organisation. over the course of two days of the tractors are also the first trucks to drivers and delivered great fuel product and the customer backLucky drivers would get the chance to win their 35 hours of periodic training with one of feature the company’s new corporate economy; and the new arrivals up. Truckfest Peterborough show in the following Master Driver CPC Consortium livery, and represent an equal mix haven’t disappointed. The new trucks have been conjunction with its Master Driver members: DLT Training Ltd, Transport & of vehicle replacements and fleet “It’s still early days and the supplied by Ipswich-based Guests Training Services Ltd, Gist Limited, the RTITB CPC Consortium members, additions. They were selected over engines are running in, but we’re Truck & Van on a five-year full Academy. whereby four lucky drivers could models from rival manufacturers already seeing better fuel returns service repair and maintenance Draws to identify winners were carried out SEA Transport’s eight new based on their competitive fuel than elsewhere in the fleet.” agreement. They will operatewin with35 hours twice a day by Ice Road Truckerís star Lisa port of for Driver onward CPC shipping. Stralis are the first Ivecos on its fleet Kelly at the RTITB marquee. economy, which was proven Aftersales support was also key tri-axle skeletal trailers, transporting Power for the new Stralis periodic training. Theup lucky winners of of 35 torque hours of periodic following a fortnight’s loan of a dealer to SEA Transport awarding the order inbound sea containers from AS440S45TX/Ps is provided by to 2100 Nm between With the September 2014 Driver CPC training are: Dave Smith, from Norfolk, demonstrator. to Iveco. “Fleet uptime is critical, and Felixstowe to their final destinations FPT Industrial Cursor 10 engines, 1050-1550 rpm. Each of the deadline fast approaching, this was a prize Andrew Jennings, from Staffordshire, trucks Leslie The rapid availability of eight Guests Truck & Vanflank could usTruckersthroughout the UK – and bringing of producing to 450 Baker,isfrom expected to cover upCurrie, to 80,000 not only up saving coveted by allcapable who entered, Kent, and Michael from The four winners of RTITB training Iceoffer Road star, Lisa Kelly. deal between of money, 1550-2100 but also ensuring identical vehicles was also important, guaranteed Friday night servicing departing containers back tothem the a great bhp rpm, and Essex.miles a year.

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ISSUE 307 MARCH 2013

CV SHOW GOOD TO GO

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ith nearly three months to go until the Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop 2013 opens at Birmingham’s NEC, organisers have reported a strong flow of space applications covering all sectors of the UK industry. “Halls 4 and 5 are just about full to capacity and it looks as though the same will be said for Hall 3a,” said Geoff Dunning, representing show partner the Road Haulage Association. “The 2013 Show will showcase one of the widest-ever ranges of exhibitors including the majority of the truck, trailer and van manufacturers, tyre specialists, telematics experts, tyre, hydraulic and lifting gear suppliers, tanker operators - the list is seemingly endless.

“The return of the Cool Pavilion in Hall 4 will be of particular interest to the refrigerated transport operator, with the likes of Cartwright, Gray & Adams, Lawrence David, Paneltex and Solomon bringing their latest developments to operators’ attention. “I am confident in saying 2013 will be a great show for exhibitors and visitors alike. If ever an indicator of the strength and determination of the UK’s road transport and logistics industry were needed, there can be no better example than the 2013 CV Show. Free tickets to the show, which takes place from April 9-11, are now available online at www. cvshow.com. Every visitor will receive a voucher for £2 off the price of the CV Show breakfast.

▼ CV Show organisers said exhibitors are flocking to this year’s show

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BENEFITS GO THROUGH THE ROOF

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umbria-based, family-owned transport firm JR Dixon has reported improved utilisation and ease of handling after using Krone’s Profi Liner Curtainsider. The company operates from its Workington depot to the city of Tarnobrzeg in South East Poland carrying a mixture of loads, including steel and industrial byproducts. Additionally, JR Dixon transports finished doors and windows in the UK for its customer, West Port Windows. With over 40 years’ experience, JR Dixon has operated many types of trailer – but this is the company’s first Krone Profi Liner curtainsider. “This trailer has enabled us to maximise our loading potential,” said JR Dixon director, Phil Clarke. “We can load steel through the roof much faster, and by using Krone’s Multi Safe Load Securing system, various other mixed products can be quickly and securely handled.”

Code EN 12642 XL, the European codification for body structure and load securing, comes as standard with Krone curtainsiders – and Clarke said he regards it as essential when doing business in Europe. “Code XL has now become the yardstick by which curtainsiders are measured. It is not only a certification for structural strength, but also for load securing safety. Without this, operators will find it hard to do business in Europe and elsewhere.” The Profi Liner’s Multi-Safe Load Securing system features a multi-lashing facility along the side rave which enables upwards of 3000 lashing variations, and allows restraining hooks to be attached from the inside while the curtain is closed. This saves time and improves handling for the driver. Furthermore, by using the cross-member supports, the trailer can be split into separate sections to accommodate mixed or groupage loads.

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RACING APP REACHES 1M USERS

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enault Trucks has announced its Truck Racing simulation video game has now been downloaded more than one million times. Released for PC in 2009, the application was subsequently developed for smartphones, tablets and Facebook. “We have been pleasantly surprised by the game’s success,” states Franck Nallet, internet and eBusiness manager for Renault Trucks. “The growing number of downloads encouraged us to continue the adventure and extend our offer. That is why we decided to make the concept available for the iPhone and iPad, on Android and then recently on Facebook.” The application is also available on iTunes and Google Play, and has already been downloaded almost 500,000 times on these

formats. “We hope to pass the one million mark here as well,” Franck said. The app is a driving simulation game in which fans of high-speed action find themselves behind the wheel of a racing truck with a power rating of over 1000 bhp. The vehicles are based on the reality of engine response and the situations truck racing drivers have to face. Players can begin in the training mode, before taking part in actual races and a championship competition. To make the Truck Racing game even more engaging, players have the opportunity to drive on three different tracks with a wide range of Renault Premium Racing vehicles to choose from. It can be downloaded from the Renault Trucks Racing website at http:// tinyurl.com/b2lmhcu

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CABLE TRIALS NEW DAF ▼

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usiness secretary Dr Vince Cable got behind the wheel of the latest in truck technology during a fact-finding visit to Leyland Trucks on January 10. He was accompanied by Terry Scuoler, chief executive of manufacturing industry body the EEF, and both toured the state-ofthe-art assembly plant in Lancashire to see the high level of technology employed in what is the UK’s only volume truck assembly plant. They were also able to learn at first-hand about the impressive investments made to be able to design and produce industry-leading trucks meeting the upcoming Euro 6 emission requirements. During the visit, they drove the brand new DAF XF flagship model, due to enter production in April in advance of these new European vehicle emission standards that

(Left to right): Ron Augustyn, managing director Leyland Trucks; business secretary Dr Vince Cable, and Ray Ashworth, managing director DAF Trucks UK

come into effect at the end of the year. Speaking during the visit, Dr Cable said: “The UK’s automotive industry is world-class and growing, underpinned by leading businesses like Leyland Trucks that are paving

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he Freight Transport Association has published the 51st edition of the Yearbook of Road Transport Law, its indispensable guide to road transport legislation, which is sponsored by Shell. The Yearbook is designed to keep operators fully aware of all aspects of road transport legislation, is presented in a clear and concise way, and also includes information on other relevant areas, such as employment and health and safety. The 2013 edition, written and compiled by FTA’s team of transport legislation experts, is updated with recent changes to road transport law, such as new operator licensing rules, driver licensing, weights and dimensions, construction and use, traffic regulations and the latest amendments to the OCRS rules. Aisha Hayatuddini, marketing manager, Shell Commercial Fleet, said: “Compliance is a core pillar of Shell’s business principles, and I can’t stress enough just how

the way in innovation and bolstering exports. “This is why I committed to working closely with the automotive sector in the Industrial Strategy to develop its strengths, like R&D and skills that will help create the right

conditions for long-term sustained growth.” The Euro emissions standards programme was first introduced in the mid 1990s, and the new Euro 6 standard has proved to be by far the most technically demanding to meet. It has involved engineering teams at both DAF Trucks in The Netherlands and Leyland Trucks in Lancashire in what is the largest development programme ever undertaken by these companies, both of which are subsidiaries of US truck-maker PACCAR. The result is trucks that will be over 95 per cent cleaner than those that were subject to the Euro 1 legislation almost 20 years ago. DAF trucks built to the Euro 6

important and useful the FTA Yearbook of Road Transport Law is for anyone who runs a road transport fleet. It is definitely the most thumbed-through guide on most desks, and Shell is delighted to be sponsoring the 2013 edition.” One free Yearbook is delivered to every FTA member during January. Additional copies are available from Shopfta (www. shop.fta.co.uk), and costs £40 a copy for FTA members or £79 for non-members, with discounts for multiple orders.

Carlisle plant hire firm which “significantly failed” to do what was necessary to be compliant is set to lose its licence to operate HGVs. The partnership of Arran Potts and Carol Potts, trading as Potts Plant Hire, will have its authority revoked on April 5, 2013. Simon Evans, deputy traffic commissioner for the North West of England, made the ruling after hearing evidence about vehicle maintenance, safety and operating standards at the business. During a public inquiry held on January 4, 2013, Evans examined an investigation by the VOSA in which an officer from the agency visited the plant firm’s Midgeholme operating base in September 2012 to inspect its vehicles and paperwork. In his report to the deputy traffic commissioner, the examiner noted defective vehicles had been given prohibition notices, paperwork relating to safety inspections was not complete and drivers had not been recording their daily visual defect checks.

He also found the business had been illegally operating vehicles from a premises in Haltwhistle in Northumberland since 2007. The partnership’s North West licence does not allow vehicles to be kept outside of the region, therefore it needed to obtain a licence to legally operate in the North East. On reviewing paperwork submitted by the operator, Evans noted the partners took “no immediate action” to rectify this situation, with an application only made to add the Northumberland address – incorrectly – to its North West licence in December 2012. By the time of the inquiry, the deputy TC found an application had still to be made for permission to run vehicles from a premises in the North East region. “Despite pressing from me, I have been unable to establish with clarity why the operator has failed to resolve the position at any stage in the last five years, or more particularly since the vehicle examiner’s visit,” he said.

AMS TIPS THE NOD TO SCANIA

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standard in Leyland for the UK and European markets will have noxious and particulate emissions that are respectively around 75 per cent and 66 per cent lower than even the latest vehicles on the road. “In the new DAF XF, we have a truck that sets the industry standard for clean emissions, low noise, fuel efficiency, payload and driver comfort,” said Ron Augustyn, managing director of Leyland Trucks. “All right-hand drive models for the UK market will be built at our highly efficient plant in Lancashire. And it is also here that our team of development engineers are finalising the development process of the Euro 6 LF distribution truck, which will be produced uniquely at Leyland Trucks and which will be officially unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham in April, together with the versatile Euro 6 CF series.”

orset-based manufacturer of recycled aggregates, Avon Material Supplies (AMS) has introduced three new eightwheeled, 32-tonne Scania tippers to its fleet. The three trucks are the first to be delivered as part of the firm’s £600,000 tipper fleet upgrade, which is due to net a total of seven new vehicles. AMS stated it awarded the lucrative contract to Scania due to the tippers’ renowned reliability and fuel efficiency, which in turn provides AMS with fuel cost savings and reduced operational downtime. In addition, AMS said it also hopes the

trucks will successfully reduce the company’s carbon footprint. The supplementary tracking and telemetric equipment fitted to each of the tippers will greatly improve the organisation’s ability to manage its fleet in a more environmentally sensitive manner. Ian Mariner, AMS director, said: “I am delighted AMS is able to improve its lorry fleet in such challenging times. This significant investment ensures our customers will continue to enjoy a reliable, affordable supply service for many years to come. Expanding the fleet will also allow our firm to act on all the new business enquires that AMS receives from contractors across Dorset and Hampshire.”

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“The operating centre issues expose what can only be found to be a ‘closing of its eyes’ to the reality of its position and a neglect to act with appropriate speed to rectify the position.” After hearing evidence from the partners during the inquiry, Evans concluded the operator would be able to fix the shortcomings found by the examiner. However, he ruled the licence would be brought to an end on April 5, allowing the business a limited time to apply for a licence in the North East. Until then, he added, the North West licence would be reduced, stopping the partners from using more than one vehicle. It was previously allowed to run two HGVs. In addition, a number of commitments were recorded on the licence, including on vehicle safety inspections and a maintenance audit. The deputy TC concluded: “It is appropriate to mark the failures by taking other disciplinary action which will affect the way the operator goes about its business – but which focuses all its efforts on a single vehicle.”


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 LPW  Purfleet,  Juliette  Way...RM15  4YD    Purfleet  Truckwash,  Beacon  Hill...  RM1  1SR    LPW  London  Docklands...E16  2AX    Sittingbourne  Commercial  Wash...ME10  3SJ   Truckwash...TN24   0LH   WHITLEY BRIDGE TRUCK STOP  LPW  Ashford    Stop  24,  Folkstone  Services,  J11  M20...CT21  4BL    Extra  Services  Baldock...SG7  5TR   9 6DA   A19  Airport  cafe  A20  nr.  Ashford  TN25   Rownhams   S outhbound   M 27   J 3/4   S O16  8AP   - Security   patrolling 24/7 - Agency Fuel 24/7   - Good food M62 - The Maltings Ind. Est.

 

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   Eardley  International,  Lockerbie...  DG11  3JD    The  Redmoss  Hotel,  Abington...  ML12  6SX    Kingstown  Truck  Park,  Carlisle...  CA3  0EU    Purdy  Lodge,  Belford...  NE70  7JU    NT  Truckstop  Carlisle...  CA3  0JR    Crawford  Arms...  ML12  6TP    Edinburgh  Truckpark....  EH15  2QA    Newton  Aycliffe  Truckpark....  DL5  6AJ    Squires  Gate  Truckpark  Blackpool  FY82SN  

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No  surcharges  (SNAP)   No  cash  needed  (card  or  SNAP)   Many  sites  (card)  more  sites  (SNAP)   Online  controls  and  download  (SNAP)   Single  detailed  weekly  invoice  (SNAP)   Complete  traceability  (SNAP)   Easy  to  use  (card  or  SNAP)   NEW!  Downloadable  guide  for  card  users   at  www.eurotruckpark.com  

=  truck  washing  only  

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.. Free drivers’ helpline until 10pm each night

.. More sites in the UK on a single account than anyone else!

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.. growing number of exclusively SNAP secure sites withPackage Single National Account for HGV parking, washing and recovery guaranteed space

online control by registration number and complete traceability .. Both HGV Parking and washing (with controls)

.. No additional costs (for pre-paid accounts)

Doncaster DN6 7AZ Tel: 01302 723 871

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2 miles from A1 in both directions Secure Parking, Guard Patrol, 24hr CCTV, Toilet & Shower on site • Monthly parking/ satellite base/owner drivers • Lorry wash facility • Approved operating centre Discount on 5 or more lorries parking long term On site café. 5 Star Health & Hygine cert. Mon-Fri: 6am-2pm. Sat: 7am-12pm All day breakfast & Daily specials

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Use  your  fuel  card  at  any  of  the  sites  below  below    

 

Trans  Clean  Ltd,  Stansted  Airport...CM24  1RY   www.RedLionTruckstop.com  Red   World  Alconbury   Truckstop..PE28  4WD   Tel: 01604 831914  Truckin’   A45, Weedon Road, Upperheyford, Northampton, NN7 4DE LPW   P urfleet,   J uliette   W ay...RM15   4YD      Purfleet  Truckwash,  Beacon  Hill...  RM1  1SR    LPW  London  Docklands...E16  2AX    Sittingbourne  Commercial  Wash...ME10  3SJ    LPW  Ashford  Truckwash...TN24  0LH   4BL   7  Stop  24,  Folkstone  Services,  J11  M20...CT21   Extra   S ervices   B aldock...SG7   5 TR      Airport  cafe  A20  nr.  Ashford  TN25  6DA    Rownhams  Southbound  M27  J3/4  SO16  8AP  

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   Eardley  International,  Lockerbie...  DG11  3JD    The  Redmoss  Hotel,  Abington...  ML12  6SX    Kingstown  Truck  Park,  Carlisle...  CA3  0EU    Purdy  Lodge,  Belford...  NE70  7JU   11  NT  Truckstop  Carlisle...  CA3  0JR    Crawford  Arms...  ML12  6TP    Edinburgh  Truckpark....  EH15  2QA    Newton  Aycliffe  Truckpark....  DL5  6AJ    Squires  Gate  Truckpark  Blackpool  FY82SN  

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No  surcharges  (SNAP)   Go  to  www.snapaccount.co.uk   to  see  the   - Security patrolling 24/7 - Agency Fuel 24/7 No  cash  needed  (card  or  SNAP)   M62 Good food benefits  available  to  SNAP  Account   holders,    E W 7 sites  (SNAP)   - The Maltings Ind. Est. Many  sites  (card)  more   join  hundreds   of  0HH fleets    already  using     DN14 A19 Online  controls  and   4 2 download  (SNAP)   SNAP  with  thousands  of  happy  drivers.   Single  detailed  weekly  invoice  (SNAP)   6 We  offer  driver  telephone  help  until     Complete   9 traceability  (SNAP)   10pm  each  night  if  you  need  it.   Easy  to  use  (card  or  SNAP)   Follow  u12 s  on  twitter  @snapaccount   NEW!  Downloadable  guide  for  card  users   at  www.eurotruckpark.com   5 8 11

The  North  and  The  Midlands  

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NEWLY REFURBISHED TRUCKSTOP FRESH FOOD • ALL DAY BREAKFASTS PRE-ORDERS TAKEN FOR EAT IN OR TAKE AWAY DRIVERS’ LOUNGE WITH BAR, POOL & DARTS OVERNIGHT PARKING- SNAP PARKING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AND ACCOMMODATION  =  parking  only     =  AVAILABLE. truck   washing   only   WITH CCTV & SHOWER FACILITIES £15.00. OPEN 74DAYS HF  Veale  &  Sons,  Chilcompton...BA3   JW   A WEEK

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 =  truck  wash  &  park   Extra   S ervices   B eaconsfield...HP9   2SE      Ardleigh  Truckstop,Colchester...CO7  7SL    LPW  Felixstowe  (BP  Garage)...  IP11  4HU    UK  Truck  Clean  South  Mimms...  EN6  3QQ    Portsmouth  Truckstop...PO6  1UJ    Extra  Services  Cambridge...  CB23  4WU    Junction  9  Truckwash  M1  Luton...AL3  8HA    The  Green  Welly  Motel  Chatteris  ..  PE16  6UA    Orwell  Crossing,  A14  East  Ipswich..IP10  0DD    Erith  Truckstop,  Belvedere,  Kent...DA17  6AB    Avon  Lodge  Truck  Stop,  Avonmouth..  BS11  9YP  

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500 yards from Junction 16 M1

A151 Colsterworth NG33 5JN

SAMANTHA’S BAR & DINER

WELL KNOWN FOR THE FRESH HOME COOKED FOOD & GREAT ATMOSPHERE

Easy access from the M1, A52, A38 & A6 Great value, home cooked food Friendly staff Darts, Pool & TV free WiFi 24hr Security Male & Female Showers Toilets & Washroom - Open 24hrs Hard Standing Carpark – just £5

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 =  parking  only     =  truck  washing  only    Crewe  Lorry  Park...CW1  6AE    Heywood  Distribution  Park...  OL10  2TT    The  New  Hollies,  Cannock...  WS11  1SB    Roadchef  M6  Stafford  Southbound..ST15  0EU    Chester  Motorway  Service  Area...  CH2  4QZ  Victor  Valet,  M6/M42  B76  9DS    The  Kitchen,  Sleaford  Road  (A15)..  LN4  2AN    Truck  Jet  Clean,  Ellesmere  Port  CH65  4LB    Caenby  Corner,  Glentham  (A15)..  LN8  2AR    Lodge  Farm  Cafe,  Holbeach,  PE12  8LT  


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SNAP offers: .. More sites in the UK with one account than anyone else! .. No additional costs (for pre-paid accounts) .. Both HGV Parking and HGV washing (with controls) .. Some SNAP–only secure sites with guaranteed space .. Clear and transparent information with lowest parking prices .. Online access and control via reg. Number – no card needed .. Free drivers guide for each cab regularly updated .. Free Helpline until 10pm each night Thousands of drivers use SNAP all over the UK for overnight parking, it provides an account which can be used at nearly 100 locations and works via registration number, so there’s no need for you to have another card or any sort of ID. Some of the sites we offer are exclusively available to SNAP customers; you cannot pay by cash or even use a fuel card at a growing number of SNAP-only sites. These particular sites also offer a guaranteed space for you and compound security, but you have to pre-book either via the online SNAP account (easy for a transport manager), or via the telephone (for drivers), before you arrive on the night. SNAP offers unrivalled choice combined with efficiency when it comes to overnight parking and HGV washing; we provide a cashless solution which helps drivers, truck park owners and fleet operators too. SNAP works purely on the registration numbers of the vehicles involved, in this way it is truly flexible and can accommodate vehicle changes with instant effect across the UK

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Never receive a bill for a vehicle which is not yours Complete traceability and dynamic control Single weekly detailed invoice for all activity Reduce admin & checking, fully transparent Take cash out of the equation with no additional cost

SNAP gives you a simple way to manage overnight parking at lots of sites all over the UK; it also provides a way of controlling vehicle washing frequency at a choice of over 30 sites. By reducing admin & off-route running as well as providing new ways of controlling costs, SNAP helps fleet operators to improve profitability and efficiency.

Call SNAP on free 0330 123 9110 to find out how we can help you & your organisation www.snapaccount.co.uk

HEYWOOD TRUCK STOP @ HEYWOOD DISTRIBUTION PARK J3-M66 Heywood SAT NAV: OL10 2TT

SAFE AND SOUND The most secure truck stop in the north

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Treat yourself, your truck and your load to a stress-free night and awake refreshed at Heywood Distribution Park

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HAULIERS OFFERED LEGAL+ PROTECTION FIRM SWEEPS CLEAR WITH NEW FLS

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owergate Insurance has teamed up with Abbey Legal Protection to launch a new commercial legal protection policy designed specifically for the transport and logistics industry. Towergate Legal+ is a commercial legal protection product which has been introduced to give customers comprehensive legal cover for their business, with the benefits of 24/7 legal advice and representation. Towergate Legal+ is designed to relieve the financial burden of having to employ an in-house solicitor or dedicated HR personnel specialising in employment law. Key features and benefits of this product include cover for legal costs and expenses up to £250,000 on any one claim (up to a maximum of £1m per insurance period), and European Economic Area covers for criminal prosecution, property disputes, personal injury and optional contract disputes cover. Towergate Legal+ also gives customers unlimited free access to a 24/7 legal crisis

helpline through to an expert solicitor in the event of a serious transport accident, and a 24/7 legal helpline for specialist UK advice covering commercial law, road transport law, operator licensing, freight law, employment law, health & safety, taxation and VAT enquiries. Also included is access to CybHR, a leading online legal information website and a stress counselling advice line. Larry Smith, managing director of Towergate Insurance – Motor Division, said: “Towergate Legal+ will help ensure our customers are adequately protected if they need legal representation or advice, which is particularly pertinent given recent legal changes such as The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) ‘Fee for Intervention’, which could leave companies facing large legal bills. “Given our expertise and understanding of the requirements of our customers, we are confident this product will be of real benefit.”

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he number of truck-mounted sweepers operated by Worsley, Manchester-based UBU Environmental has increased with the addition of six short-wheelbase Volvo FL 15-tonne gvw chassis. The ’62 plate, Johnston-bodied vehicles were purchased from Thomas Hardie Commercials on Trafford Park. According to company director Eddie Murphy, the excellent manoeuvrability of the company’s fleet of 98 Volvo sweepers has helped the family-owned firm’s drivers out of many a tight spot when working around street furniture and parked vehicles. Murphy said UBU Environmental operates Volvos because of their “robust reliability”. Truckstop news MDC QR ad (19.11.12).pdf 1 11/19/2012 The company, he said, has enjoyed good experience with the marque and also with

local dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials since purchasing its first Volvo 20 years ago. The FL’s compact chassis and good ground clearance provides the advantage of being able to work over rough surfaces such as road construction jobs, while the short wheelbase ensures the trucks are highly capable when it comes to working in confined spaces. The increasing proportion of new machines in the fleet is a contributory factor in helping the company carry out contracts further afield. “More new trucks in the fleet means we are able to confidently go wherever the work is, as the trucks drive to where they will be sweeping,” Murphy said. “This can be anywhere from a new housing 4:51:57 PM development or retail park to an airport runway.”

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supplied by BRS which, not only represents great value for money, but enables us to manage all our costs in advance. Our fixed budget includes tyres, servicing, MoTs and even road tax, so we don’t have to worry about any additional costs every month.” He continues: “We decided to move to Renault following a trial with a Renault Premium demonstrator, which gave excellent fuel results. The vehicle was returning 9.3 mpg, which is much better than any of the other trucks on our fleet. We are now looking to replace some of our rigid trucks, and thanks to both the excellent service from BRS and the success of the Renault product, we will be working with BRS to take more Renaults in the near future.”

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ISSUE 307 MARCH 2013

POLLOCK PROVES SIZE MATTERS

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cottish operator Pollock (Scotstran) Ltd has claimed a 12-tonne DAF LF45 is proving to be as flexible as a 7.5-tonner – but has more than twice the payload. From its base in Bathgate, the truck is making two runs a day across the central belt of Scotland, covering up to 200 miles and involving between 18 and 22 drops, plus collections. The firm said the low weight of the LF45 chassis, combined with a curtainsider body by PMH of Falkirk that weighs just 5420 kg, results in the DAF having a payload of around 6.5 tonnes – which enables it to carry up to 12 pallets. A 1.5-tonne Ratcliff column tail-lift provides added flexibility.

“With many of our drops on congested high streets and into delivery points with restricted access, the compact size of this

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anta Pod’s Retro Show is set to return for its seventh year on July 7, and organisers have stated they are aiming to make it bigger and better than ever. Proving the very best classic and retro vehicles really do grow old disgracefully, The Retro Show is pitched as a classic event with a difference. Rather than just having rows and rows of lovingly cherished classics, at this show owners and show-goers get to see them running and racing in anger – and tuning and modifying is admired alongside originality. The show is pitched at enthusiasts who despair at the current crop of ‘Euroboxes’ – or simply prefer machines from a gentler age when carbs ruled the roost and a radio was considered a heady option. Classics from Retro Show is looking for unique exhibitors

both sides of the Atlantic are most welcome, as are motorbikes, scooters and even the current crop of ‘neo-retro’ incarnations like the new Mini, Beetle and Fiat 500. As well as the usual mix of RWYB track action, Drag Demos, Live Action Arena and Autoglym Show and Shine, the Retro Show 2013 will also see the new FWD Drag series battle it out on the strip. Supersizing the Retro Show for 2013 is the all new Retro Truck display, and Santa Pod is looking for some truly unique Retro Trucks to feature in the line-up. If you have a truck that you would like to put on show, send a picture along with contact details to 2013@retroshow. co.uk or call James on 01234 782828. For full details on the event, please visit www.retroshow.co.uk

12-tonner gives us considerable flexibility, especially when compared with an 18-tonner on the same work,” said Pollock operations

manager, Mark Jackson. “The fact it can be in and out of places quicker also means the truck can make two delivery runs in a day. Clearly this significantly improves the frequency and flexibility of our service to our customers, both on deliveries and collections. “Running a truck at this weight is a new venture for us, and so far the results are very encouraging,” Jackson added. A sleeper cab was specified for the DAF and, although it isn’t needed on its current work, it means the truck can be used on longer runs involving overnights when required. “This is another aspect of the

flexibility we get from this truck,” Jackson said. “We haven’t had a vehicle on the fleet of this size that can be used for overnight runs, and this has sometimes meant we’ve had to use a larger vehicle than necessary. Having a sleeper cab fitted should also help in terms of the residual value when we move the truck on.” Power is from 4.5-litre fourcylinder FR136 Euro 5 engine delivering 180 bhp (136 kW), resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 15 bhp/tonne. Torque output is 700 Nm between 1200-1800 rpm. The truck was supplied by Edinburgh dealer Lothian DAF, which will provide ongoing parts and warranty support.

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liquid tar tanks and spraying systems for resurfacing the county’s roads with chippings. Transport & fleet category specialist Brian Jones said: “Traditional gritters have fixed bodies and only work when the roads need salting – they are simply parked for the rest of the year. It’s the same with road surfacing vehicles, which tend to be unused during the winter. These new Axors give us the best of both worlds and can work all year round.” The Canters were also supplied by Bell (the Fuso light truck range is sold and supported by MercedesBenz commercial vehicle dealers in the UK), and are also kitted out for a variety of tasks. Each has a cage tipper body with a side-mounted bin lift and a rear tail lift, fitted by Euro Truck Bodies of Durham. These trucks are now being used to pick up bins from households where access is tight, and which larger refuse vehicles cannot reach. They can also collect loose litter from roadside bins, and remove large, heavy or

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bulky domestic items such as old freezers or washing machines, which can be hoisted into the cargo area safely and easily via their tail-lifts. “The Canters can also fulfil a variety of roles,” Jones said. “It’s all about getting the best possible deal for our Council Tax payers, increasing efficiency, and carrying out our work with the minimum number of vehicles. “We chose the MercedesBenz chassis as their toughness and reliability in a demanding emergency role is second-tonone,” he continued. “We run a lot of Mercedes-Benz trucks in our winter fleet and they perform extremely well. “The Canter 7.5-tonners are very well suited to the range of tasks we demand of them too. The vehicle’s compact exterior dimensions make it ideally suited to work in areas with access problems, while it also offers an exceptionally high payload capacity – even with the body and lifting equipment fitted, ours can still carry well over three tonnes.”


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an-European transport specialist and Pall-Ex member John Bywater Transport has reported it has unlocked the key to significant fuel savings following an inhouse trial involving comparable tractor units from five different manufacturers. Topping the fuel efficiency charts in the Kent-based company’s transport office are two ECOSTRALIS tractors supplied by local Iveco dealer Haynes Trucks, which have jointly averaged 9.45 mpg over 71,000 miles since entering service in March 2012. Managing director John Bywater said this compares favourably against his 40-strong fleet’s average of 8.25 mpg, with the two vehicles on course to save an estimated 4355 litres of diesel each per year in comparison. “The ECOSTRALIS have proven to be very economical at the pumps and are returning the best fuel consumption figures we’ve seen,” Bywater said. “You always get a slight difference between comparative vehicles from different manufacturers, but in the case of the Iveco vehicles, they are a league apart – and have been consistently since entering service. “On the back of this performance, I’ve ordered an additional ECOSTRALIS which will

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Iveco has matched this engine with an array of additional fuel-saving features which enable the ECOSTRALIS to be so efficient. These include an ECOSWITCH device that uses the vehicle weight information from the ECAS/EBS systems to limit engine torque according to the truck’s gross vehicle weight – ensuring overall performance is maintained in line with that AGENCY DRof IVERS NETWORK a fully laden vehicle. This allows fuel consumption to be minimised during acceleration,Visit without affectingwww.adrnetwork.co.uk overall speed capability. The ECOSTRALIS also features a EuroTronic transmission with a new for nationwide LGV driver opportunities ECOfleet mode, which automatically adjusts to the loading of the vehicle to help fine-tune fuel economy.

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38 hours. P&O Ferries has daily sailings connecting Teesport, Hull and Tilbury with Zeebrugge. Ronny Daelman, sales director, P&O Ferries, said: “We have been closely watching the development of Transfennica’s service to and from Spain. As part of our strategy we are always looking for ways of expanding our portfolio of solutions to our clients. With pressure on road hauliers as it is today with the economic situation, fuel prices, the working time directive and congestion on expensive French motorways, this service is a perfect alternative to the road. We are confident that the market will welcome our co-operation.” Michael van den Heuvel, director of Transfennica, said: “On a daily basis large numbers of trucks drive between the UK to Spain and Portugal. Today the vast majority is going driver accompanied. In future we hope that more and more companies will use our joint concept as it simply makes sense. UK and Continental trailer operators are also used to unaccompanied solutions so they can really start making savings today.”

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Please contact Lee or Darren on 01493 658576 or email lee.staff@blicommercials.com or darren.lodge@blicommercials.com

WANTED!!! REFRIGERATED HAULIERS

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Established for over 25 years, are offering fixed contracts for Hauliers We offer... Fast, weekly regular payments • All kilometres paid – loaded or empty All Sea-freight paid All European countries covered • Guaranteed round trip work available with immediate start Contact UK – Tomasz Radejko 00 44 (0) 1322 429711 tomaszr@solstor.co.uk UK - Sarah Gourand 00 44 (0) 1322 429732 sarahg@solstor.co.uk

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Love The Freedom Of the Open Road?

Then Enjoy the Freedom of our Owner Driver Network! We can provide long term opportunities for motivated, professional drivers operating their own vehicles to work in partnership with us and our customers. Barron Wood Distribution is a wellestablished, financially secure business that recognizes the challenges faced by smaller operators in today’s demanding environment.

Barron Wood Distribution Limited Ready for a change? Feel you share our values and are keento join the team as a member of our owner driver network?

OUR OWNER DRIVERS CAN BENEFIT FROM: • 7 day payment terms • Excellent weekly / annual earnings potential

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I was recently stopped by the police because my windscreen was not completely clear of snow. I could see perfectly well straight ahead of me, so I felt what I’d done was OK. The police saw it rather differently. Do you think they’re being unreasonable?

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Various measures can be taken to help reduce the risk. These include establishing the history of the firm and where their experience comes from, checking the authenticity of a sub-contractor’s address and telephone number, obtaining references from other firms that the sub-contractor has done work for, checking Companies House records if a limited company and checking the sub-contractors Operators Licence using the VOSA website. If measures such as these are not considered sufficiently water-tight, consider employing the services of a specialist vetting agency. If you have any doubts at all, don’t use the firm in question. To avoid the risk of having to find a new sub-contractor at short notice, build up a panel of pre-approved sub-contractors. High-value loads are best not sub-contracted out at all. If they do need to be, then as well as ensuring the sub-contractor is legitimate, appropriate steps need to be taken to ensure the sub-contractor’s drivers are entirely reliable.

Most commercial motor policies provide ‘New for Old’ cover for trucks up to 6 months old, occasionally 12 months old. Once trucks are older than that, following a total loss, it’s only the market value that you’re likely to receive. That market value may be significantly less than the amount owed under a finance agreement meaning GAP cover could be well worth considering. Most GAP policies simply cover the shortfall between the insurance settlement and the amount outstanding under a finance agreement. Some GAP policies offer additional benefits such as paying back a proportion of the deposit under the finance agreement and paying a fixed amount towards the policy excess. Those additional benefits can prove well worth having. A related product is a ‘back to invoice’ policy that, in the event of a total loss, will pay the difference between the insurance settlement based on market value at the time of a total loss and the original invoice price. That type of cover might also be worth considering

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Q We’ve recently got involved in the carriage of hazardous goods. Rather than agreeing to up the third-party property damage from £5m to £10m as we requested, our motor insurer has instead cut the £5m limit to £1m. This seems ridiculous – that at the time we need more cover, they insist on providing us with less cover. What do you suggest? A Our advice is to ask your broker to apply pressure to the insurer and ask them to provide the cover you require at least up until your policy falls due for renewal and to then shop around and find an insurer that understands the risks your business faces and is prepared to provide the required level of cover. Q I’m considering taking on a 19-year-old driver. Knowing a bit about what insurers attitudes are like even towards drivers in their early 20s, do you think we’re likely to be able to buy cover for this lad at a reasonable cost and without an absurdly high policy excess? A Much depends on who you are insured with. Some Lloyds

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