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This is Volvo Trucks has lifted the lid on its efficiency isthe Volvoʼs new I-See leisure time,” Nilsson said.usable “A better bed, Held at Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the trucks and tractor units used for operating under extremely diffi aided byfor an among increase in the cabʼs window areacult and an Leading the charge for fuel noise levels other features, all increase Held at (Truckstop the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the all-new FH series of heavy trucks, function News, issue 301). FOR THE MAR 2013 ISSUE 304 FROM: KAREN WAYMAN integrated parking cooler, newdesign. lighting and low event gave invited guests their first chance to put the innovative slimmer rear-view mirror efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the onand off-road applications in the conditions. According to Mercedes, the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good event gavethrough invited guests their first chance to put the with the driver in mind Centres designed Stalks and controls are arranged in priority so the most noise levels among other features, all increase The system, which works alongside the vehicle its paces on UK roads. function (Truckstop News, issue 301). event gave invited guests their first chance toand putathe To: ................................................................................................ nightʼsthe sleep, which inare turn are less across theDate: construction sector will beon known under it is of extremely stabletodrivers and resilient vehicle through its paces UKis roads. important ones nowmeans closest theand driver, and the focus on fuel economy. chance pleasant relaxation a good I-Shift automated transmission, claimed New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longTheissystem, which works alongside the steering now has a neck tilt function – another UK vehicle through its paces on premium UK roads. tired and more alert.” New Actros theby ultimate truck for longthe name Arocs. andwheel has been idling speed. power a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive nightʼs which indistribution turnmanufactured means sector driversto arebe less New CF takes styling from Euro 6 XFMaximum tractiveNew CF has spacious interior LF issleep, aimed at in the distance transport. From the outset, designers and to cut consumption five per cent bycues world-first the truck world. I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed Details were scarce when we went to Newnew Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longProduction of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 distance transport. From the outset, designers and tired and more alert.” The dump trucks, all-wheel drive uncompromising and robust for the ranges from 1000 to 3000 Nm and will Safety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab and two steering front axles. Fourengineers were determined to provide the best possible about the route theper truck storing information We give £5 to press ahead of the official launch on to cut consumption by five cent by distance transport. From the designers and TO AD APPROVED engineers were determined tooutset, provide the best possible structure features more upright which FOR PRESS for Europeantoughest market. Production of the AD Volvo FHon will start in A-pillars, spring 2013 comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and September 5, but the dump trucks, concrete mixers, tractor jobs the construction site. bethe achieved bySwedish the four engine sizes: axle versions with oneAMENDMENTS front andthe three charity for drives along. “The next time the truckthe uses about route truck storing information 3 of interior space. give the cab an additional 1 m wedish commercial vehicle “With the launch of the new LF and while the LF is primarily aimed at a high-pressure common-rail fuel engineers were determined to provide the best possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and manufacturer told Truckstop News the for the European market. operating economy, as“The well as atime sweeping range of cab every medical the same route, I-See operates the drives along. next the truck uses This means an will extrapremiere 300 litres (10.5 cu ft)Bauma of units and drop-side chassis vehicles will The Arocs at the 7.7, 10.7, 12.8 and 15.6 litre. The latter rear axles, a wide range of air-sprung new FHs will be available in both Euro manufacturer DAF has taken the CF distribution. The interiors of the trucks injection system, a turbocharger with comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range ofmodels, cab to DAF has introduced a sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing storage capacity, as well as greater comfort on the same route, I-See operates the accelerator, gears andthreebrakes to ensure 5 and 6 form, and pack a vast amount besizes, available asoff two-, and fourtrade fairgeometry in April 2013. iscustomers completely new and comes in the vehicles, or acompletely load-optimised concreteoperating economy, as well a sweeping range of cab Signed: ................................................................................. wraps its new Euro 6any CF and LF complete new range of efficient Euro have been renewed and variable and innovative engine ratings and options, allowing customers toimprovements. board.“The cab is optimised both for work and tailor vehicles perfectly foras application. of upgrades and accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure progress is as economical as possible,” said leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, axle vehicles, with 16 output variants form of the new OM 473 engine. mixer chassis with single-tyred drive sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to said tailor vehicles perfectly for anythe application. Leading the charge for fuel trucks at the Commercial Vehicle Show in 6 vehicles,” Harrie Schippers, include new seats, new instrument technologies to maximise efficiency, The current Actros holds Guinness World Record progress is as economical as possible,” said integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo efficiency is Volvoʼs said I-See ranging fromeconomy 238 bhp to 625 bhp. Mercedes the Arocs“The will also be tandem are examples of the variety of tailor perfectly anyTruck application. The current Actros the Guinness Record forvehicles fuel atholds 40for tonnes gvw, but World road tests have of new Birmingham. president DAF Trucks. panels with color information display, including encapsulated wiring all harnesses noise levels among other features, increase Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck function (Truckstop News, issue 301). Corporation. ESSENTIAL REVISIONS • chance CORRECTIONS TO and THIS PROOF MUST BE RECIEVED The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record the of pleasant relaxation a good for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, butcent road tests have The engines have been setting an example with itsthedrive system. new Arocs versionswheels available straight ONLY off shown the new model isdesigned seven per more frugal Corporation. DAF said the new Euro 6 vehicles have considerable investments involved in and new steering for better and advanced engine management The system, which works alongside An additional five per cent saving in fuel nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less or 0870 6091540 new model is seven per cent more frugal for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have I-Shift automated transmission, is be claimed when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, toshown meet the future Euro 6 emissions The engine’s power will transmitted the production line. An additional five per cent saving in fuel APPROVAL MUST BE CONFIRMED BY RETURN EMAIL, FAX OR POST been developed for maximum transport the Euro 6 products are an integral ergonomics and driver comfort. systems. Sophisticated exhaust tired and more alert.” use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel to cut consumption by five per cent by when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 standard, and the trucks will be by the PowerShift 3 automated The Arocs has seven cabs available efficiency, market-leading low operational part of the company’s strategic A full range of powerful and efficient aftertreatment systems are applied for about the route the truck storing information Package. This package encompasses for the European market. while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows regulations, a transmission, fouralong. per “The next when specified toas meet Euro 5 emissions cent improvement. Package. This package encompasses drives timeEuro the a truck uses available for order avehicle Euro 6 fitted as standard. inPACCAR 14 different versions. As supplements costs and optimum performance. growth plan. The 6 project isDrive the engines are available for the maximum efficiency and lowestSCHEDULE fuel training and monthly assistance –head Fuel cent THE PRODUCTION the same route, I-See operates the The 81 guests and took turns toassistance out on afour 17-mile whileimprovement. the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows per test training monthly –aFuel version only. programs are available which have been to the compact 2.3 m cabs in L, M or The new models both feature a new largest investment and development new models, including the 4.5and consumption. Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs by accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs by cent improvement. progress is as economical as possible,” The BlueTec 6 engines are designed specifi developed for thesaid vehicle’s S6.7-litre versions, the newPX-5 Arocs can also be Cotswold Medicals Ltd changing styles and increasing chassis, new drivelines interior programme in DAF’s 85-year history.” PACCAR and PX-7 Production of the Euro 6 CF is drive, carefully chosen toand simulate a out variety typical driving conditions. The route included singleandcally dualchanging styles and increasing The 81driving guests tookdriving turns tonew head on aof17-mile test Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck Coverdale House Markfitted May with reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros isplanned ʻbrilliantʼ. asdriving in-line six-cylinder engines with varied range of well applications. spacious 2.5 m variants knowledge ofknowledge how toThe drive for maximum and exterior designs which The CF is suited for a wide range engines, and advanced 10.8and with to start mid-year, with the ofroute to drive for maximum conditions. included singleand dualcarriageway roads. Each ofemphasise the four demonstrator Corporation. Little Sodbury End drive, carefully chosen tohow simulate a variety of typical Mark a May reckons the newMX-11 Mercedes-Benz Actros isEuro ʻbrilliantʼ. Bristol BS37 6QE Anof additional fiveconfi per cent savingfrom in fuel fuel-efficiency. exhaust-gas turbocharger and The drive gurations offered for level cab fl oor. fuel-efficiency. trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys a total carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator the family resemblance to the top-of-theapplications, varying regional 12.9-litre PACCAR and MX6 LF distribution truck entering driving conditions. The route included singleand dualuse is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6the driveline Mark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. new I-Torque Euro 6– driveline – of almost 700 miles covered on the day. trucks provided for the event made 10demonstrator journeys a total Although release images of intercooler to provide good tractive the Arocs range from the 4x2 two-axle range Euro 6Volvoʼs XF. transportation to heavy construction, 13 engines. All engines incorporate production in the fourth quarter. carriageway roads. Each of four Package. This package encompasses seeCharges our include VAT of which for the production ofproduction which for the European On each trip, mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the the winner was Craigwere Stewart, of almost 700 miles covered on the day. training monthly assistance –drive Fuel the Arocs not available as power atprovided little more than the engine’s version with rear-wheel today 8x8/4, trucks forthe the event made 10European journeys -and a total see our Advice – and aimat is to cut fuel of costs byday market under way inRay autumn 2013 – its logistics manager atget Widnes-based Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 market will get under way in autumn 2013 –Stewart ACCIDENT each trip, thewill mpg figure achieved was recorded and the end the the winner was Craig Stewart, of On almost 700 miles covered on the day. changing driving styles and increasing should make forfuel additional fuel savings. “I-450 bhp see our bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also should make for additional savings. “Ilogistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 ACCIDENT see our On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, knowledge of how to drive forend maximum Torque reduces fuel consumption up to bhp Actros enjoyed ‘hotfuel laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing carsits piloted by professional drivers. Torque reduces consumption by upmpg to bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 inby the 450 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also fuel-efficiency. With new Volvo FH series, Volvo is ʻpushing logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 feature on page 8 ACCIDENT ACCIDENT see our With its new Volvo FHprofessional series, Volvo is ʻpushing see our PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS new I-Torque Euro 6 driveline – by Transport manager Mark May of circuit food waste and animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & enjoyed ‘hotfour laps’ of the Oulton Park inVolvoʼs racing cars piloted drivers. four bhp V8-powered Actros 2551,with and 11.8 mpg intwo-seater theminor 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also the envelopeʼ in re-defining what a premium feature on page 8 S P O T production of which for the European per cent. Together I-See and other the envelopeʼ in re-defining what a premium ACCIDENT Sons,Together summed up the feelings offood many when he animal said: “Itby-products was a great recycling day, very informative and enjoyable, PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May waste John Pointon & and per cent. I-See andof other minor ACCIDENT market will get under way in autumn 2013 – byspecialist enjoyed ‘hot laps’with of the Oulton Park inand two-seater racing cars piloted professional drivers. truck can offer. improvements, the result iscircuit fuel consumption feature on page 88 feature on page superbly organised. The new Actros is brilliant. The driving experience was fantastic and if the fuel truck can offer. S P O T PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Sons, summed up the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and should make for additional fuel savings. “Iimprovements, the result is fuel PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transportcan manager Mayconsumption of food animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & drop byMark up to per cent. waste For theand average reduces fuel consumption by uppackage. to performance figures are to10 be believed itTorque will be an unbeatable all-round The previous Actros is series, a superbly organised. The new Actros is brilliant. The driving experience was fantastic and if the fuel feature on page can drop by up to 10 per cent. For the average With its new Volvo FH Volvo is ʻpushing see on our page 88 Sons, summed upthis the feelings ofto many when said: “Itlitres was aofgreat very informative and enjoyable, and PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS four continued. truck, can equate a saving of he up toforward.” 4100 fuel aday, year,” Nilsson feature very truck - but new one is to a will huge step performance figures are to be believed an unbeatable all-round package. The previous is a the envelopeʼ in re-defining what a premium PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS continued. truck, thisgood can equate to athis saving of up 4100 litres of fuel aand year,” perbe cent. Together withexperience I-See and Nilsson other minor superbly organised. The new Actros is it brilliant. 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NEW FM ISTOFLEXIBLE FRIEND ITUK SOLD ISUZU V MOTORS JAPAN olvo Trucks used the recent CV Show at the Birmingham NEC to launch an all-new FM which the Swedish manufacturer said offers top-notch suzu Motors Limited Japan, flexibility and transport effi ciency. one of the largest truck Among the new features an manufacturers in the are world, improved driver’s cab and the new has acquired the total Volvo DynamicinSteering option, shareholding Isuzu Truck (UK)both of whichfor arean aimed to boostsum. the Limited undisclosed truck’s first-class driving properties. Isuzu Truck UK has held its new Volvo FMinisthe easy slot“The as number three UKto customise to for suitthe individual needs. marketplace past three To use the language of football, the years in registrations of 7.5-tonne FM is anThe invaluable all-round player trucks. company’s current that doesline-up an equally brilliant job product consists of rigid whatever and wherever required,” chassis/cabs from 3.5-tonne gvw

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known as the Grafter range, with the Forward range at 5.0, 6.2, 7.5 and 11.00 tonnes gvw. All UK Isuzu trucks are manufactured in Japan and assembled in Europe. All ITUK-sold products are backed by ITUK’s unique CARE customer service programme. “We established the Isuzu Truck commercial vehicle brand in a crowded marketplace in 1996,” said Isuzu Truck (UK) CEO, Nikki King. “We concentrated on offering award-winning customer service with highly-specified technical training for our dealers and some of the best trucks available within the Isuzu product range. We’ve grown from strength-to-strength

said Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. “Volvo Dynamic Steering is a world-class technical innovation. It benefi ts the truck driver in all group and established a nationwide operating conditions by creating a of 60 dealers strategically located safer, more comfortable and more throughout England, Scotland and enjoyable Wales.” working environment. On theThe highway, the dynamic steering company managed system providesnegotiate exceptional to successfully a directional stability. At low speeds, management buy-out from RAC even a heavily-laden truckMotors is so PLC in 2004, with Isuzu easily manoeuvrable thatait15 canper be Limited Japan retaining steered with little effort,” Nilsson cent share in the company. added. “Like many other UK Improved we suspension is another companies, were seriously upgrade that contributes to the affected at the start of the recession in 2008,” King continued. “We did make a few redundancies, but survived the worst period by the board of directors taking a pay cut and our employees accepting a wage freeze. Since then we’ve been able to grow, and in the last year alone our sales increased by 13 per cent with a turnover of just over £24 million. “This is the ideal time for us to sell the company shareholding to Isuzu. I wanted to secure the future of the company and the business is in great shape – we’ve just celebrated a stunning year’s performance. However, it seems logical ITUK should join its natural family and be given the tools to grow even more.”

excellent road manners. “The driving experience in the new Volvo FM benefits from most of our recent innovations. Progress on the road is more assured, with better roll stability. To improve fuel efficiency, the I-See system - which can cut diesel consumption by up to five per cent - is now also available on the FM,” continued Nilsson. According to Volvo, lower weight, new axle configurations, increased chassis flexibility and crystal-clear interfaces for bodybuilders will allow the customer to tailor the perfect truck for their job. The in-cab environment has been designed with the driver in focus. The result is an effective, ergonomic and safe workplace with increased space for the driver andNikki moreKing small capacity willstorage be staying on as ITUK currently employs 53 than before. managing director until August to people and its headquarters is Another new feature the ensure the handover is is effected based at Isuzu House in Hatfield. possibility of downloading smoothly, and it is plannedthe she will “For me and the management new My Truck app, whichinallows have some involvement a nonteam at ITUK, this development in the driver to remotely control executive capacity post-retirement. the company is ‘nirvana’. To have andIsuzu’s monitor some ofMurata the truck’s Masayuki will the strength and power of a major functionschairman via their smartphone. become of the company, international company behind us FMhis is being launched andThe willnew divide time between is fantastic. To know the company withUK a comprehensive range of the and Belgium, where he11is safe with an exciting future and and 13-litre engines that meet retains his role as chairman ofEuro all the wonderful people who have 6 requirements, Isuzu Europe. which come into worked so hard for us can be force at the start of 2014. Previously, Murata was CEO of secure in their employment with Production the new truck gets Isuzu Australia,ofwhere Isuzu has the potential to pursue a wider under way for Europeanfor customers had market leadership well over choice of careers, is really mindDash design has improved ergonomics in September 2013. 20 years. Truckstop news blowing.” MDC QR ad (19.11.12).pdf 1 11/19/2012 4:51:57 PM

Speaking on behalf of Isuzu Motors Limited, Masayuki Murata, chairman of Isuzu Motors Europe, said: “This has been a very exciting acquisition for Isuzu. This is only the second wholly-owned distributor Isuzu has acquired. The first was Isuzu Australia, a highly successful company that has enjoyed market leadership for 24 years. Now to have a wholly-owned distributor in Europe gives Isuzu a fantastic opportunity to gain an even greater understanding of the UK Volvo pitches the FM as a good all-rounder and European markets.”

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inlithgow, Scotland-based sustainable wood fuel and timber products firm Champleurie Estate is using 3.5-tonne Isuzu Grafters to serve its customers – and the trucks are driven by the two daughters of the company owner, Ricky Kerr. Over the past seven years, Kerr and his two daughters have developed Champfleurie Estate into a successful business selling wood fuel, compost and garden furniture, and the small-footprint Grafters have proven the perfect delivery trucks for the rural firm – especially in situations where access can be problematic. Jessica, 23, and Joanna, 21, drive the vehicles and are both fans of Isuzu trucks. “We have found the Isuzu Grafter 3.5-tonners serve our business perfectly,” Ricky Kerr said. “The Grafter’s narrow wheel track allows us to deliver wherever a car can

go - right into our customer’s driveways. “The trucks completely fulfil our needs. We get impeccable service from Imperial Commercials Govan, our local Isuzu truck dealership, as well as from Isuzu’s customer CARE team. “We recently had to deliver 20 tonnes of wood fuel products to Linlithgow Palace for burning in the braziers at Chanel’s prestigious Metiers d’Art collection. Our two Isuzu trucks were the only commercial vehicles low enough to drive through the archway that leads to the Palace. Most other suppliers had to offload their deliveries a mile away and transfer everything by Land Rovers and trailers! “I know it’s unusual to have female truck drivers, but the Isuzus are so reliable and well designed, they’re ideal for our deliveries – and for my two young drivers!” Kerr concluded.

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However, the truck was eventually towed up the icy incline by a standard-build Toyota Hilux, supplied by SLM Motors of Uckfield. The Hilux, branded as ‘Invincible’ by Toyota, managed to pull the truck to can Kerr sounder footingJessica withoutand too Joanna much diffi culty.

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UPN PUSHES INTO EUROPE

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allet network operator UPN has launched a new range of European palletised freight services. The new service will allow 65 UPN depots to supply a full range of services to 26 European countries, all from within the UPN system. All countries will be served direct from UPN’s hub at Fradley Park, Lichfield. Key to the launch is a new webbased portal, developed in-house by UPN, which links all the depots in real-time and provides instant pricing, quotes and online ordering, making consignments simple to manage and far less time-consuming to process. The new systems even include full auto postcode look-ups for every destination, which the company hopes will completely eliminate mistakes from the process. “UPN has focused very hard on the UK over the last decade and is growing at twice the speed of the rest of the sector,” said UPN sales director, Andrew Spencer. “But we never stand still and have been researching the European market for the last couple of years, before deciding what we needed to do for our depots and our customers to fundamentally improve their customer experience. “We have looked at what the other networks offer, as it was essential we had to offer something significantly better if we were to make in-roads quickly and ensure we maintain our success rates of over 99 per cent.”

UPN’s research highlighted a key issue facing depots – namely, the time taken to specify and price European freight deliveries was too great, relative to the income it generated. In some cases, UPN depots offered the service as a loss leader to keep a loyal customer. Once this key issue was identified, the main effort was from IT to specify and build a back-end system that could collate large amounts of data and calculate detailed quotes in seconds. Using the new system, UPN depots just login online and input freight details for any European destination. A detailed quote is built by the system in seconds and it

can be emailed automatically to the customer. By delivering such massive time savings, UPN can set new price points for European freight. The company said this will open the doors for smaller manufacturers and online sellers, giving them access to new markets and opportunities. Major suppliers have always had good access to Europe and can negotiate good rates. Now, with the UPN model, medium and small enterprises can start to trade across borders and can send smaller consignments across Europe costeffectively and safe in the knowledge their freight will arrive. UPN’s new service is designed to make sending pallets to Europe a quick and easy process

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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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MILESTONE DRIVER GOES THE DISTANCE

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Grocontinental driver has reached an impressive milestone of 40 years and four million miles on the road. Sixty-year-old Brian Evans joined the company in 1973 at the age of 20 and has witnessed unprecedented changes in the transport industry during his long career. He puts his success down to adapting to new technology and driving regulations. “I’ve always had the view that you go with the flow, or get out!” Brian said. Regularly spending four nights a week away from home as a continental driver, Brian joined the company when his dad, Sam, approached owner Ray Grocott to find his son a job. “My dad saw Ray at the weekly cattle auction and asked him whether he would give me a chance. I started as a yard lad and then trained to be a driver when I was 21. Ray always liked things just right, but he would always roll up his sleeves and help out in the yard.” Brian’s career has taken him all over Europe – and he was also involved in Grocontinental’s trips to Eastern Europe to deliver aid to poverty-stricken families in Romania in the 1980s. The trip demanded four days on the road: “We visited orphanages in Romania and the things I saw

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there will remain with me forever.  Anything we had with us, we just gave away. I remember giving a little girl a packet of crisps, and 50 young children came from nowhere and swarmed around her.” Brian is delighted with the high-tech vehicle he now drives, but highlights his early days on the road weren’t quite as luxurious. “Today we’ve got the best of the best vehicles with great equipment including comfortable beds, air conditioning and microwaves.

“The vehicle I drove at the start of my time as a driver had one small bunk and no air-conditioning. On our trips to Spain in temperatures approaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit, we had to create our own cab air-conditioning. This consisted of filling two five-gallon drums up with water and sticking them in the temperature-controlled trailers we were pulling. We’d then wait for the water to freeze, then carry the drums into the cabs so they would cool the air a bit so we could get a good night’s sleep. “When we left the yard each Sunday night ready for our long trips, Ray Grocott would always come to see us off. All the drivers had CB radios then to keep in touch. No mobile phones in those days!” To celebrate his 40-year milestone, the directors of Grocontinental presented Brian with a commemorative watch, a VIP trip around the DAF factory in Preston, and a book featuring photographs of his career. He also recently took delivery of a new DAF truck that features a special plaque denoting his 40 years on the road with the company. Speaking about Brian’s achievement, Ray Grocott, Grocontinental’s chairman, said: “Brian’s record is to be massively

DRIVER DISQUALIFIED FOR “HORRIFYING” FALSIFICATIONS

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lorry driver who created false records to conceal some “horrifying periods” of excessive driving has been disqualified from driving large goods vehicles for two years by the region’s traffic commissioner, Nicholas Denton. The regulator told Jasvinder Arora, of Hounslow Road, Hanworth, that he had “deliberately” put the safety of other road users at risk after he was convicted of making 79 false records while working for the Egham-based firm Ocean Xpress Logistics Ltd. Arora was sentenced to a term of eight months’ imprisonment for each offence, running concurrently, at Ipswich Magistrates Court on August 9, 2012. At a hearing into his conduct as a professional driver last month, the traffic commissioner examined evidence presented by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). A traffic examiner from the enforcement body told the TC his investigation into Arora’s driving duties began after a police encounter with the driver in August 2010. After inspecting his tachographs, the VOSA officer concluded Arora had used another driver’s name to conceal his own excessive hours and insufficient rest. Under EU regulations, the maximum daily driving time is nine hours, which can be increased to 10 hours twice a week. On one occasion, which the traffic commissioner

highlighted in his decision, Arora drove for 18 hours and 20 minutes within a 24-hour period. During his evidence, Arora told the regulator he was “anything and everything” to do with the company he worked for, Ocean Xpress Logistics Ltd. Although his wife was listed as the firm’s director, Arora oversaw the running of vehicles under the licence and was listed as the company’s secretary. He admitted to the TC that he knew his actions had been wrong, but had felt under pressure to recoup losses following a period of absence from the business to attend to personal matters. The prison sentence, Arora added, taught him a lesson. He had also made changes to the business since being released, including employing a new director and transport manager. The TC acknowledged those points and a positive reference from the National Offender Management Service, but concluded the offences, which were committed over a period of four months, represented serious misconduct as a professional driver. As a result, he had to take action and order a period of disqualification. “I realise this will deprive Mr Arora of his current employment. But he made the conscious decision to falsify his tachograph records and to continue to do so over a considerable period of time, knowing he was putting others as well as himself in danger by these actions,” the TC said.

applauded and respected. Forty years working for one company is a rare achievement these days. We are very proud of him and very appreciative of his dedication, reliability and the relationships he has built up with our customers. “He is one of the industry’s characters and we look forward to him being with us for many years to come.” And what does Brian, who has

never flown anywhere in his life, rate as the best and worst places he has travelled to? “I hate London – there are so many bad drivers there; but I really like Germany. I know lots of people working at the customers I visit, and they always come and have a chat with me. “If I could live anywhere, it would be Bavaria, between Munich and Saltsburg – it’s a great way of life there.”

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SCANIA STREAMLINES NEW RANGE

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cania has revealed its new Streamline range of G- and R-series longhaulage trucks that have been optimised for low fuel consumption and feature new low-drag looks and full air deflector kits. The Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer has also unveiled a new version of its Opticruise automated transmission, which features a choice of performance modes – including a new Economy mode, fully integrated with Scania Active Prediction, to maximise fuel savings. Scania is also offering potential fuel savings of up to eight per cent for longhaul trucks with its range of new, more efficient second-generation Euro 6 engines. Corresponding savings for Euro 3/4/5 are up to five per cent. Henrik Henriksson, executive vice president in charge of sales and marketing at Scania, said: “Scania has invested a lot of ingenuity and know-how in perfecting the truck range for Euro 6, and we are very pleased with the results. “Scania’s long-standing focus on fuel economy pays off handsomely and our customers can be confident we do our utmost to keep them competitive in the transport business.” Lars Stenqvist, senior vice president 1

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vehicle definition, added: “Scania’s new second-generation 13-litre Euro 6 engines are 2-3 per cent more economical than the first ones. Scania Opticruise and Scania Active Prediction contribute 2-3 per cent each. In addition, we have improved the aerodynamics and reduced drag in our gearboxes. “Even though you cannot simply add the figures, we estimate the potential saving for a European Euro 6 long-haulage customer could reach eight per cent. For customers in markets without access to topographical map data, the potential is almost five per cent.” Streamline vehicles are offered in the UK in standard, Highline and Topline cab formats and are available to order immediately, with the first deliveries expected during early summer. At present, Scania Euro 5 and Euro 6 engines can be specified for Scania Streamline models. The new Opticruise system will be fitted as standard to all Scania UK long-haul trucks, and the system will be available as an option to all other models in the Scania range.

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Star Letter The pressure on the driver of a large vehicle to get to his destination before a compulsory rest period is due could distract him from being a safe driver to a similar extent as using a mobile telephone. The driver may get engrossed in engineering ways to save time, and in doing so may be distracted from the primary task in hand. The threat of the penalties involved if he contravenes the driving time regs (eg monetary fines, licence endorsements, loss of licence, loss of employment/livelihood, prison sentence etc), would all be looming in his mind, making it difficult for him to concentrate. If a contravention did take place, the fear of detection would remain with him for up to 12 months, as a driver’s hours inspection could still render him accountable. Driving a large vehicle is a complex task in today’s busy traffic environment and requires total concentration to drive safely and economically, without trying to get to a certain place within a certain time with

book review

Have Truck Will Travel: Donkey’s Tale Author: Mick Nuttall Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Web: www.amazon.co.uk Price: £7.16 In Have Truck Will Travel,, author Mick Nuttall has put together a wartsand-all tale of life on the road for a downtrodden British truck driver. The story begins in 1970 and concerns Donkey, an average long-distance lorry driver who struggles to make ends meet by working long shifts and spending many nights away from home. The reader follows Donkey through a series of expeditions

A THREAT TO ROAD SAFETY? circumstances totally out of the driver’s control. Driver’s hours regulations would be easy to comply with if we didn’t have collisions, unexpected slowmoving vehicles, road works, enforcement checks and everchanging weather conditions. Another stress-generating circumstance the driver can be faced with is driving a modern vehicle, on an open road, in good weather and to be restricted to 40 mph. The temptation then exists to break one regulation to avoid falling foul of another. The legislators introduce stringent rules, but make no effort to help drivers to comply. All the safety benefits of driver’s hours being expounded by government and road safety organisations may not contribute as much to road safety as is being claimed, but in many instances could have quite the reverse effect. Should anyone be expected to work in such a stressful environment, day in and day out? William J Armstrong, Armagh

and encounters that charts the evolution of the British road transport industry through the early days of tachograph recorders, the introduction of cab phones and ever-tightening legislation. As you’d expect, the anecdotes are laced with plenty of dark humour and the language can be raw at times - but Donkey’s exploits are bound to strike a chord with drivers who were trawling the country during the ’70s and ’80s. Rating: «««««

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 Developer: SCS Software Publisher: Excalibur Publishing Web: www.excaliburpublishing.com Format: PC Price: £14.99 (Amazon) This new game from truck sim developer SCS Software is without a doubt as close as you can get to driving a truck on a computer. Coming

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I thought I would share this, although I guess it will not affect too many people. Last year in August, I completed my fifth and final DCPC module. By November I had still not received my DCPC card, so contacted the DVLA. It passed me onto the DSA, which it seems deals with the DCPC. The DSA told me the reason I had not been sent a card was that I still had a paper driving licence, and did not have a photo card licence. I was annoyed nobody had told me the reason for not sending it out, and was told to receive my card I needed to change my licence for a photo card one, as my DCPC card needed to have a photo on it. I went back to the DVLA and asked about changing licences, and was told it could be done online, and there was no need to send a photo in as it could be taken from my passport photo. I then asked the obvious question: If the DVLA can get my photo from my passport to issue a Driver Card, why couldn’t the DSA? The answer was: “That’s just the way it’s done!” I have never seen the need to change my old paper licence, and I never had a problem when producing it to people such as the police – and that includes all of Europe, Scandinavia and Russia. I also object to the fact that

once I have paid to get a card licence, it will need renewing every five years, at more cost to myself, but my paper licence does not run out until 2038. It may seem petty, but I would like to hang onto my paper licence as long as possible; at least until I am told that legally I have to change it. I even presumed in 2009, when I surrendered my licence to get speeding points put on it, that it would come back as a card licence; but it didn’t. So if it is good enough for the police in every country I travel in, and the law courts in UK, why change it at cost to myself? I have appealed to the DVLA/ DSA and stated that when I took my DCPC modules, I was not told at any point I would not be issued a card, nor have I seen that written anywhere in any publication or on the DVLA website. They replied that to receive a card, I would have to hold a photo card licence. No exceptions. So my question is this: Do I need a DCPC card? After all, I have completed the required 35 hours of ‘training’, and that is logged on the DVLA system. When you get stopped by the police/ VOSA, the information they need regarding licence etc is held on computer now, so won’t they be able to look up if I have done my 35 hours’ ‘training’ in an instant? Any help on this would be

on leaps and bounds from the original Euro Truck Simulator and improving in every way, this is a trucking simulator in the true sense of the words. The game boasts a huge amount of content. First up, over 60 European cities have been modeled (with countries including England, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and France for starters, complete with famous landmarks and structures), along with thousands of miles of real and well-known road networks. The graphics also look superb - but crucially, behind the gloss resides a very good game mechanic. Players start out as an employee for a haulier, and are tasked with moving fairly simple loads from point to point using a fleet truck. As you progress, your skills increase and you can earn more money by taking on more difficult cargoes and journeys, until eventually you have enough dosh to buy your own truck and start out on your own. At this point the game expands massively, as you can now spec up your vehicle (most

of the main manufacturers are represented, including Scania, Volvo, MAN and Renault) with a host of performance or cosmetic upgrades. Over time, your business will expand and you can hire additional drivers, expand your depot and buy more trucks to rake in even more profits. It’s addictive stuff, to be sure - but the best part is the simulated driving. The trucks are modelled in great detail and respond well, and the feeling of successfully threading your rig through the simulated towns, cities and countryside without coming a cropper with the (sometimes busy) traffic is rewarding. The title even features fully functioning GPS, plus an excellent in-game MP3 player so you can listen to your own tunes on the road. Brilliantly, it also lets drivers listen to internet radio while at the wheel via a built-in tuner - so you can still listen to Pop Master on Radio 2 while cruising along the motorway. Be warned, though before you know it, you’ll have been playing for hours. Rating: «««««

very welcome. As far as I am concerned, I have paid my money for a DCPC card and am entitled to it, so I should be sent it. Nick Ireland Leigh-on-Sea

DCPC at the door

Would it be too much to ask for ferry companies and/or Border Agency officials to ask for Driver CPC cards when inspecting official ID for all truck drivers entering the UK after September next year? According to the instructor doing my latest module, there are thousands of European drivers who have not yet started to attend modules. Rob Orzel, Preston

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I thought you might want to see a picture I managed to take at the beginning of March of the new fleet from James Irlam’s fledgling Red Lorries company. David Weston By email

The Green Mile Author: AUDIO Stephen King BOOK REVIEW Read by: Frank Muller Runtime: 13 hours 55 minutes Publisher: Hodder Headline Ltd Web: www.audible.co.uk Price: £29.99 (digital download) This audiobook version of Stephen King’s experiment in serial novella publication is a first-class production of a excellent tale. Set in the death-row cellblock of Cold Mountain Penitentiary, convicted rapist and murderer John Coffey awaits his turn in ‘Old Sparky’ – the electric chair that marks the end of the road for some of the US’s most dangerous criminals. But as honest prison warden Paul Edgecombe is about to find out, there’s a lot more to Coffey than may at first meet the eye. Rating: «««««


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ast Yorkshirebased Robinson Contract Services Ltd has invested in six new Renault Premium Lander 430.32 8x4 bulk tippers to service a new contract awarded to the company by Yorkshire Water. The vehicles, a mix of low-roof and highroof sleeper cabs, were supplied through Renault Trucks dealer Thompson Commercials Hull and join a 12-strong, predominantly Renault fleet. The new Renault Landers have been fitted with Weightlifter 32 m3 plank-sided bulk tippers with airlocking tail-doors and Harsh K110 under-floor tipping gear. Robinson Contract Services provides recycling services for the whole of the Yorkshire Water region, which sees the new Renault Landers hauling over 350,000 tonnes of biosolid products per year. In addition, the vehicles also transport Robinson Contract Services’ own quarry materials, such as lime and aggregates, as well as agricultural fertilisers. Neil Fewlass, director, Robinson Contract Services Ltd, said: “We chose the Renault Lander mainly due to its excellent payload. The

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Lander’s chassis is strong, but lightweight and gives the vehicle a payload capacity of 19.7 tonnes, which is extremely impressive for an eight-wheeler sleeper cab. “Driver comfort was also an important consideration as the trucks will be working away all week. The sleeper cab is spacious and comfortable and driver feedback has been very positive.” The company also cited the excellent service received from Thompson Commercials Hull as a key reason for its continued loyalty to Renault. Neil Fewlass continues: “The service and back up we receive is second to none, and is another reason why we have turned to Renault once again.”

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ucar-Trailer has showcased a new Iveco Eurocargo light road tractor equipped with its latest POLICAR system and an Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission in Madrid. The 16-tonne, 300 bhp truck has been designed to bring new levels of flexibility and cost savings to the food and distribution sector.   The innovative ‘two in one’ solution converts a trailer truck into a rigid box truck through simple operation of a remote control. The

dual-purpose trailer consists of two movable boxes, capable of operating at different temperatures during a single trip, which can be coupled to a tractor unit. Once the vehicle reaches a lorry parking area, it can be converted into a rigid truck to allow easy delivery of the two boxes to different distribution areas. Designed specifically for the distribution sector, this concept offers superior flexibility in the delivery of goods, as well as

lowering CO2 emissions and providing savings in fuel, labour and maintenance costs. The POLICAR trailer can be mounted on all types of vehicle configuration: rigid box vehicles, tautliners, refrigerated trucks, tankers, container trucks and more. As it can be manufactured with isothermal boxes and multitemperature cooling units, the trailer is able to transport fresh, dry and refrigerated foods in one journey.

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He therefore applied a great deal of force accident claims, Steven Hinchliffe looks at just Where the work one equipment is faulty or defective, situation experienced by a reader of the Employer’s DEFECTIVE LOADto the door, causing it to open suddenly and swing out, striking his Inthis the summer of 2010, HGV driver Mr R of Telford (name claim, there was also some affect on his pre-accident hearing NewsAct that resulted an award of Liability (Defective Truckstop Equipment) 1969 isinvery important, as left shoulder. withheld at client’s request) was strapping a load that had difficulties. personal injury compensation. already been placed on a trailer by a colleaguean when an item of the Myshoulder, firm sent a detailed to hisphysiotherapy employer, who passed greatly improves the a compensation claim succeeding. Following x-ray heletter had Allchances of the accidentof victims mentioned in these articles are actual from the load fell, striking his head. this on to their insurers. Within just over 2 months the insurers of my firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. Theyan haveemployee’s kindly given The Act contains aclients presumption that where injury is and a cortisone injection, which did not cure thewere To successfully claimtreatment personal injury compensation from an accepted responsibility for the accident. By this time steps their permission for the disclosure of their details, and in particular employer the injured person’s solicitor must have extensive already well underway for Mr R to be examined by an ENT of their real life experiences of incidents resulting used in personal caused by defective equipment that has been in the course We by an Orthopaedic Surgeon knowledge of of the Healthsymptoms. and Safety Regulations thathad have him examined surgeon so that a comprehensive medical report, setting out injury claims, and the steps taken to make a successful accident been breached, and be able to comprehensively set out details full details of the injuries and theirshoulder consequences,that could be their employment, the employer be liable. whose initial view was that he had a frozen could compensation claim. All will 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 certainly try and Mr R,H a copy was sent to theto insurers, together treatment with details of The present law seeing isIn that the employer’s duty is an absolute one take 2-3 years to settle. Mr continued receive 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 lorry or trailer been solely rightful examination andue effort to avoid havingand to pay following the injured person and even if they were unaware ofunload the adefect, orthatithas was atheir further by the medical expert the accident. packed by someone else - either a fellow employee of the same compensation. Settlement negotiations then started, with offers and counter company, or by anof employee of an entirely different company then the to a fault in the manufacture the item of equipment, the conclusion reached was that the accident had most likely In Mr R’s claim, the allegations of breaches of Regulation 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 acceptable settlement total figure employer (or their insurers) be responsible toyoucompensate the accelerated pre-existing degenerative changes in theat ashoulder by employer will bewill held responsible for compensating for an (a) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent the of £2250, the vast majority of which was to compensate Mr R injury caused by a defective load, no matter who packed it. If you item within the trailerup fromto falling, for his pain and suffering. He kept the full sum recovered, as injured worker. Usually, all the accident victim needs to prove for 2 contrary years.to Regulation 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 enjoyed by the employeeswith of the company you are their claim to succeed is that the defect the equipment was Documents existed showing the been damaged with the claim (eg door paying forhad his medical records and the (b) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent our contracted to work for. However, it is worth noting that if you were medical report) were subsequently negotiated with the insurers client being struck by the item, contrary to Regulation 10(2) the cause of their injury. this presumption currently in a previous accident, and after lengthy negotiations with the in charge ofHowever, loading the vehicle the accident may be found tois have and paid separately. of the above Regulations. happened entirely due to your negligence, in which case a claim despite accident circumstances Mr R Failed to ensure thatemployer’s the trailer was loaded in such a way it wasFortunately, under attack from the Government who wish to remove the (c)absolute insurers, possible tothereach a settlement of 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 withand previous articles the the common trend remains the effect the level of compensation he recovered. His employer’swith his liability of the employer force employee to prove that the the claim at a sum Mr H was happy to accept, together contrary to Regulation 10(4) of the above Regulations. on the injured person’s life, and although using the process of law insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled (d) Failed to ensure the legal trailer was loaded in a safe manner. means of redress to make personal injury claims as abecause accident causing the injury happened ofcannot the truly employer’s costs. matters with reasonable efficiency, which meant it was possible 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 negligence. This isassist a much harder testto provide and medical if thetreatment changes arerisk of injury. in requiring the guilty party months from the date the first letter was sent to his employer. and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards He suffered a painfulSteven cut to the top of his head and, as was and This also had the of keeping Solicitors the legal costs to a Hinchliffe, solicitor Principal of effect Hinchliffes brought in there willof compensation. be a substantial weakening of workers’ rights to As previously indicated, under the current law later confirmed in the medical report obtained in support of his minimum. © Copyright 2013 Hinchliffes Solicitors fair compensation. and procedures the basic aim of an accident claim is to try and

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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.

licence holders should beware Legal advice Vocational Confirmation / amendments by email,tel fax should be addressed to: using mobile or phones while 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.

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.

States have ratified it. However, Group, the impossible to record these activities KAREN WAYMAN Kelsey Publishing Cudham Office(EC) No 561/2006 or the AETR,

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

following: sending or receiving oral or written messages; sending or receiving facsimile documents; sending or receiving still or moving images; and providing access to the internet. If you’re caught using a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving, you can expect to get an automatic fixed penalty notice. This means you’ll get three penalty points on your driving licence and have to pay a fine of £60. However, your case may go to court. If it does, you may also face disqualification from driving on top of a maximum fine of £1000. If you were driving a PCV or heavy goods vehicle, you could face a maximum fine of £2500. Also if the matter were considered of a serious nature you could face prosecution for other road transport related offences, which carry more serious sentences.

Convention allows one EU Member by the recording equipment. unless there is a justified suspicion. State to recognise another’s driving The use of the form of attestation The attestation covers certain disqualifications before all Member of activities is only obligatory in activities during the period States have ratified. those Member States which require mentioned in article 15 (7) (a) of The agreed it. However, enforcement authorities Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85, Exemptions frombehaviours prosecution are covered few A person does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the by the 1998 Convention include: in all EU Member States must namely the current day and the Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or other deviceor to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency However, if you are the holder of(in a vocational licence the reckless dangerous driving; respect this form any Community previous 28 days. The electronic service; they are acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it implications of a mobile phone offence do not end there. You are is unsafe or impracticable for them to cease driving in order to likely to be called to if vocational driver conduct hearing in front of hit-and-run driving; driving while language) a driver presents it to and printable form as well as make the call (or, in relation to the supervision of a provisional a traffic commissioner. The senior traffic commissioner has licence holder, for the provisional licence holder to cease driving issued a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational call was being made). of alcohol or while the under the influence attest to one of the three activities. information regarding the Member Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a conduct. Here I have reproduced the paragraph on the use of mobile telephone or other device is todriving be treated aswhile hand-held if it drugs; speeding; and The use of a form for the attestation States that accept solely this form mobile phones “A specific starting point is provided in respect of is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or the use of hand held devices such as mobile telephones receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication disqualified. Thecommunication Convention andthethe of activities established by years. the is available online. Only the signed because of the prevalence of this offence in recent function. An ‘interactive function’ includes Disclaimer: No information in thisnot column shall be construed as legal advice and information has is offered for general information purposes based on the current present agreement does apply Commission Decision been original is only valid. The text oflawthe form when the article was first written. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry. to disqualifications under the totting subject to a European Commission may not be modified. The form may up of penalty points procedure. Guidance Note. It should be not be pre-signed, nor may it be In respect of the query relating noted that the form of attestation altered by handwritten statements. to use of an attestation for periods shall not be required for activities If it is legally possible according of sickness etc, generally speaking, that can be recorded by the to the national legislation, a telecopy this relates to the attestation of tachograph, as the primary source (fax) or a digitalised copy of the activities which may be used when of information at the roadside form may be accepted. The form a driver has: been on sick leave; checks is the recordings made by may be printed on paper containing been on leave, which forms part the tachograph, and the lack of the company logo and contact of the annual leave according records should only be justified with details, but the fields containing the to the legislation of the Member an attestation if tachograph records, company information must also be State where the undertaking is including manual entries, were not filled in. established; been on leave or rest; possible for objective reasons. In all All drivers engaged in driven another vehicle exempted circumstances, the complete set of international activities should be from the scope of Regulation (EC) tachograph records, complemented aware of the form and the need for No 561/2006 or AETR; performed by the form, when necessary, shall it to be used correctly. Failure to other work than driving; been be accepted as sufficient evidence do so can result in prosecution for available, and where it has been to prove compliance with Regulation falsification.

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I was asked to provide some information about international driving. The first request was to clarify whether, if a driver is banned from driving in Britain, will that also apply to Ireland? The second query was in relation to letters of attestation for sickness etc. In respect of the first query, the process is called ‘mutual recognition’. Mutual recognition of driving disqualifications came into effect between the UK and Northern Ireland on October 11, 2004 and was extended to include the Isle of Man on May 23, 2005. From January 28, 2010 a similarly significant development came into force, this time concerning mutual recognition between the UK (comprising England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland; the purpose being to keep disqualified drivers off UK and Republic of Ireland roads. Under the agreement, a UK resident driver disqualified for

serious motoring offences in the Republic of Ireland will no longer escape punishment when they return home, as they will be disqualified in the UK. Similarly, a Republic of Ireland resident driver disqualified for serious motoring offences in the UK will no longer escape punishment when they return home, as they will be disqualified in the Republic of Ireland. The objective to be achieved will ensure disqualified drivers are not able to escape their disqualification, and will ensure dangerous drivers are kept off the roads. The agreement has its foundations in the 1998 European Convention on driving disqualifications. The Convention provides for six agreed kinds of conduct which will be internationally recognised for the purposes of driving disqualification. The Convention automatically comes into force across all Member States only when all original signatory

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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BODIED FMX BASH LEAD TIMES trucks if there’s a mismatch between the chassis and the body,” said Tony Cairns, J&M Murdoch’s operations manager (transport). “By offering Thompsons bodies, we know the trucks we get will operate to their fullest potential. “The whole truck has to work as one unit, with no compromises. The Loadmaster is absolutely ideal for the FMX chassis, being tough, durable and extremely reliable. “As a complete vehicle, we’ve proven the Volvo/Thompsons package gives us an unrivalled level of performance.”

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n a move to significantly reduce lead times for a range of waste and construction vehicles, Volvo Trucks is working in partnership with four key bodybuilders to provide selected vehicles complete with bodywork. After a successful initial scheme with Thompsons, Volvo has extended its programme so customers can now opt for an FMX 8x4 fitted with a Thompson Loadmaster steel tipper, an FMX with a Boweld Taperlite steel body, an FL 18-tonner with Hyva skip-loader or an FM equipped with a Boughton Engineering Hooklift. In a little over a year, three new Volvo FMX eight-wheelers have joined the tipper fleet of Glasgow-based J&M Murdoch, and in each case the company has been able to take full advantage of Volvo’s ‘ex-stock’ availability of fully bodied vehicles. “In our business, we need to be able to react quickly to new opportunities,” said director Andrew Murdoch. “This in turn means that when we want new trucks, we want them as quickly as possible. With the Volvo key bodybuilder programme, we can get a new tipper on the road in about 10 days, rather than the standard order to delivery time of around three months. This makes a huge difference to our capability.” J&M Murdoch’s FMXs are fitted with Thompson’s all-steel Loadmaster Lite tipper bodies, providing an optimal blend between strength, reliability and payload capacity. Indeed, Murdoch sees the Thompsons body as the perfect complement to the rugged FMX. “There’s no point in having fully built-up

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our new fleet with the three-pedal version of Scania Opticruise, which requires the clutch to be used only while starting and stopping and otherwise provides all the benefits of an automatic gear selection system. “This format of Scania Opticruise is acceptable to the DSA, which requires tests to be taken in a three-pedal vehicle.” In addition to a full range of licence acquisition services, Scania Driver Training also provides Mechanical Handling training courses. For further information, visit www.scania.co.uk/learntodrive or call 0844 800 9131.

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ent-based CVME Truck Rental is running the first two rigid reefers built by Bevan Group in co-operation with Schmitz Cargobull. The 18-tonne chassis cabs have temperature-controlled 7.5 m bodies and are now working for one of CVME Truck Rental’s leading customers – a national high-street department store chain. The bodies were assembled at Bevan’s production facility in Oldbury, West Midlands, using designs, components and materials supplied by Schmitz Cargobull – including unique features such as bolted and galvanised sub-frames and high-performance FERROPLAST panels. The bodies are fitted with singletemperature refrigeration units, but have moving bulkheads with thermostatic fans that allow for dual-temperature operation. The trucks are also equipped with temperature recorders and 1.5-tonne tuckaway tail lifts. Schmitz Cargobull is best known in the UK for its refrigerated semi-trailer product line, while Bevan’s expertise is in the manufacture and marketing of all types of dry freight bodywork. The co-operation between the two companies offers operators of temperaturecontrolled distribution fleets the guarantee of high-quality rigid reefer bodies backed up by high-quality aftercare. The proven Schmitz Cargobull design attributes, coupled with Bevan’s attention to detail, premium build quality and rapid turnaround times, mean customers are guaranteed a first-rate service. Philip Browning, CVME Truck Rental director, said: “I had read about Schmitz Cargobull working with Bevan Group in the

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trade press, and when our client approached us with a requirement for refrigerated rigid trucks, I decided to take a closer look. “The dimensions, specification and high payload allowance offered a good fit for my client’s needs, and the pricing was competitive too – so I had no hesitation in choosing these bodies.” “The whole build, including fitment of the internal partitions and ancillaries, was completed well within the six week window that our client demanded, and the trucks were delivered in perfect condition. “I’ve seen enough to be happy recommending these bodies to other clients, and have already ordered another rigid refrigerated truck from Bevan and Cargobull to add to our general rental fleet.”

i s Royal Highness the Prince of Orange officially started production of the new DAF XF on Wednesday, April 3 at commercial vehicle manufacturer’s factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The new truck, developed to meet Euro 6 emissions standards, represents an investment by DAF of around €1bn to develop an entirely new Euro 6 vehicle range and to prepare its production facilities in Eindhoven and Westerlo in Belgium for the new generation of trucks. Euro 6 comes into force in the European Union on January 1, 2014. Compared with the current Euro 5 standard, the new legislation requires nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions be reduced by a further 77 per cent, while soot particle emissions must be cut by 66 per cent. The new emissions legislation was a main driver for DAF to develop a completely new vehicle series of which the XF, the new flagship model designed for long-distance transport, has now officially entered production. “We are incredibly honoured that His Royal Highness officially started the production of the new DAF XF,” said Harrie Schippers, president of DAF Trucks NV. “Developing a brand-new generation of market-leading Euro 6 vehicles and preparing our production facilities for this

new generation is the largest project in our company’s history. “The visit of the Prince of Orange is a wonderful recognition for all of the 8000 DAF employees involved in the Euro 6 project, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The visit beautifully coincided with the fact that exactly 85 years ago, Hub van Doorne laid the foundations for our current company.”

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ridgestone has added a dedicated trailer product to its economical truck tyre range in the form of the new ECOPIA H-TRAILER 001, which has been designed to achieve increased fuel savings in highway operations. Bridgestone said the new tyre combines the levels of durability, wear, handling and retreadability of its predecessor, the R109 Ecopia, while also providing substantially lower rolling resistance, and enhanced grip and braking response in wet-weather conditions. By incorporating Bridgestone’s exclusive NanoPro-Tech compound which reduces energy loss, the ECOPIA H-TRAILER 001 has improved rolling resistance without compromising other tyre performance areas such as drive traction, wet grip and mileage. The tyre also features a waved belt, which increases casing stability and durability to allow for higher load capability and casing retreadability. Bridgestone said independent road tests showed ECOPIA H-STEER 001 and ECOPIA H-DRIVE 001 provide 18.9 and 26.5 per cent lower rolling resistance respectively than the previous ECOPIA series, leading to 4.4 per cent lower fuel consumption. Together with the ECOPIA H-TRAILER 001, Bridgestone said highway operators could save up to five per cent of fuel with the

combination of the new trailer tyre with the ECOPIA H-STEER 001 and ECOPIA H-DRIVE 001 compared to the previous ECOPIA series. “Thanks to an optimum balance between rolling resistance and mileage durability, the new ECOPIA tyres are the answer for fleets that want to reduce operating costs, both in fuel reduction and for lowering the cost per kilometre,” said Harald Van Ooteghem, senior manager marketing planning, Bridgestone Europe.

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www.snapaccount.co.uk With more sites, online .. Free drivers’ helpline until 10pm each night

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Red Trans Clean Ltd, Stansted Airport...CM24 1RY Tel: 01604 831914 Truckin’ World Alconbury Truckstop..PE28 4WD A45, Weedon Road, Upperheyford, Northampton, NN7 4DE LPW Purfleet, Juliette Way...RM15 4YD Purfleet Truckwash, Beacon Hill... RM1 1SR HB Commercials, 76 The Havens, Ipswich IP3 9BF TRUCKSTOP OF THE YEAR 2013 Sittingbourne Commercial Wash...ME10 3SJ  24/7 Security manned, parking for over 100 vehicles LPW Ashford Truckwash...TN24 0LH  Smartcard enabled, fully automated diesel bunkering - 24/7  NEW - Fully refurbished ladies/disabled showers & toilets Stop 24, Folkstone Services, J11 M20...CT21 4BL 7  3 Brush Rollover Vehicle Wash with Hot Pressure Wash  Freshly cooked homemade dishes available until late ExtrabarServices Baldock...SG7 5TR  Licensed with 52” Plasma TV with SKY SPORTS / ESPN  Truckers Shop: CB, electrics, newsagents and essentials Airport cafeInternet A20access nr. Ashford TN25 6DA  NEW - Free Wireless (WI-FI)  Contract, daytime/weekend parking Rownhams Southbound M27 J3/4 SO16 8AP J26 M25 Truckstop, Waltham... EN9 3QU

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100 sites offer SNAP as a payment method for parking and/or washing

SNAP offers: FREE Window stickers for all SNAP .. Far more sites in the UK on a single account than anyone else! drivers to stop you being woken .. No additional parking cost (for pre-paid accounts) .. Both HGV parking and HGV washing (with controls) .. A growing number of SNAP–ONLY, VERY SECURE sites with guaranteed space for you (pre-booked online) .. Clear and transparent information with lowest parking prices .. Online access and control via registration number – no card needed .. Free drivers guide for each cab regularly updated and NEW! Window stickers being issued to all drivers .. Free drivers’ Helpline until 10pm each night SNAP gives you an 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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AquaWhale pump makes debut

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new combination unit that utilises liquid ring pump technology has been revealed by Whale Tankers at the CV

less pipework than a conventional machine, thereby increasing system performance and efficiency. As the pump is submerged Show. in a special water compartment, cooling is Called the AquaWhale, the unit was more effective, with the additional benefit of been built for West Country waste specialist reduced noise levels. It can operate at lower Clearflow and joins a fleet of 50 vehicles – temperatures too, as the unit is less prone to predominantly Whale products. freezing. The AquaWhale also features the latest The debut of the new vehicle follows the Whale Feedback Remote Control System, launch of Clearflow’s first KaiserWhale at the as well as being equipped with enhanced CV Show in 2008 and a further KaiserWhale storage lockers for ease of operation. vehicle purchase in early 2013, which Bobby Eustis, senior operations manager convinced the waste specialist of the benefits for Clearflow, said: “The new AquaWhale of using this technology for ‘deep lift’ work. gives us a true multipurpose machine, Developed, tested and built at Whale’s with the flexibility to handle a variety of Solihull headquarters, the AquaWhale has work such as deep lift, digester cleaning been designed as a multi-purpose unit as well as sewer cleaning. And as a Whale to give waste operators a highly flexible product, it comes with the assurance of machine with enhanced environmental built-in reliability and in-service support that credentials. is vitalbetween in our business to minimise machine Featuring a Kaiser liquid ring pump in A young woman walks a slackline two brand-new downtime.” the front compartment, the unit requires far

Touch device fingers drink drivers

lcoDigital has launched a new system that’s 96 per cent accurate at detecting alcohol levels and capable of determining a persons’ level of intoxication in seconds with just a touch of the finger. The AlcoSense TruTouch uses a nearinfrared light to measure blood alcohol content in the skin via contact with an optical pad. The light reflected back by the skin is then analysed to determine alcohol concentration in the tissue and to verify the identity of the user, and can be linked to site or depot entrances making supervision unnecessary. Suzannah Robin, AlcoDigital sales director, said: “Alcohol abuse is not a problem restricted to transport. Screening every employee, every day can produce a stepchange in underlying behaviour. Vehicle interlocks can ensure drivers are tested on a daily basis, but TruTouch introduces the same safety culture to every environment.” The manufacturer said TruTouch is ideal

Volvo FH trucks driving at full speed – not even in Hollywood has this stunt ever beentakes attempted. new Now the Scanias film about the Treasure stunt is a massive success on YouTube and within nine days, pecialist distribution company and associated with Euro 6 stricter limits on more than 3.8 million people have seensoit.it is the right time to make a Palletline member Treasure Transport emissions,

Services has taken delivery of 14 new Scania tractor units. The new R420 tractors are part of the company’s £1.4 million investment in its future. Each unit been painted in Treasure’s updated corporate look – a modern twist on the Lincolnshire-based company’s distinctive green and silver livery. The vehicles are a mixture of fleet additions and replacements and will help the company to handle the increasing demand for its services. “We are a growing business and keen to avoid the possible teething problems

The woman on the line is American slackliner Faith Dickey. She is the world record-holder in highlining, a young sport which is all about walking on a line as high and far as possible. “Iʼm used to heights, long lines and lines that sway in the wind, but those lines are firmly anchored to cliff-faces. Walking a line attached to two moving points is something quite different,” Faith Dickey said. When the Hollywood team behind the film first heard the idea, they were dumbstruck. “And here was I thinking that every imaginable stunt had already been done,” said Peter Pedrero, who normally works with stunts in films such as James Bond, Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean. “The fact is that nobody has ever before walked a line between two moving trucks. It felt like an enormous challenge, and itʼs challenges that get me going.” The filmʼs director is Oscar-nominated Henry Alex Rubin, whose feature film Disconnect starring Swedenʼs Alexander Skarsgård is currently playing in cinemas. “My favourite kind of shoot is when someone tells me something is impossible to

sound investment in the future,” said Treasure MD, Peter Greenhalgh. “It is very important that any downtime is kept to an absolute minimum. Scania offers good, reliable vehicles and helps us to achieve this. These new units are returning excellent levels of fuel consumption too, which means we can continue to provide excellent levels of service at a competitive rate.  “We are delighted. They look very striking in the new fleet livery. The old one had been in use since 2002, so we thought we would update it with a fresher, more contemporary look. Look out for them on the road.”

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Croatia, with no oncoming traffic. The stunt looks very dramatic but, as youʼd expect, safety was of paramount importance for Volvo Trucks, as well as for stunt co-ordinator Peter Pedrero. “Stunts are not for the reckless. Safety always comes first. You have to prepare for the worst possible scenario at all times and plan for how to deal with it. Preparation down to the tiniest detail, meticulous planning theyʼre absolutely vital,” Pedrero said. The aim of the Read film is the to highlight the paper online at www.truckingmag.co.uk driveability and superior handling of Volvoʼs latest truck model – the new Volvo FH. The stunt was possible to carry out due to the

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for use in sectors such as construction, mining and heavy industry. While not a UK certified device, AlcoDigital has combined the TruTouch with its new Lab-in-a-Bag, which is approved in the UK for police use and provides results for both drugs and alcohol that can be defended in court if necessary.

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Issue 310 may 2013

Boyle directors fined & jailed

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wo former directors of a transport company have been ordered to pay £1,835,793 by HH Judge Hughes following a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) hearing at Carlisle Crown Court. On March 25, 2013, 67-year-old Patrick James Boyle and 38-year-old Mark Anthony Boyle, who are both from Newry, Northern Ireland and former directors of Boyle Transport Limited, were found to have benefitted from their criminality to the sum of £10,016,810. On May 2, 2012 Patrick Boyle and Mark Boyle were handed two-year and 18-month sentences respectively at Carlisle Crown Court, after they pleaded guilty to conspiring with drivers to make the false tachograph records on February 18, 2011.

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After a year-long investigation, it was revealed each digital tachograph owned by the company had been interfered with and the drivers had, in fact, been driving up to 22 hours per day (the law states the maximum should be 10 per day) and failing to take their lawful breaks. Heather Cruickshank, VOSA’s operations director, said: “Operators and drivers should be in no doubt that if they choose to work outside the law, there will be serious financial consequences – as this case highlights. “VOSA’s number one priority is road safety, and our investigators will always seek to take robust action against those who risk the lives of other road users through arrogance or just blatantly ignoring the rules.”

Glenside upgrades Iveco dealership

lenside Commercials Ltd has become a main distributor in South East Wales for Iveco. The company, which last summer moved into a bespoke new admin and workshop complex on land it bought in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, previously sold Iveco Daily vans as one of the services it offered commercial vehicle operators. Now it will be selling the full range of vehicles, from light commercial vans, such as the Daily, to the Stralis HGV with a gross weight of up to 44 tonnes and the specialist Trakker heavy truck designed to operate on any terrain. Glenside will also look after a territory covering all the CF, NP and LD postcodes. The company, which was established in Caerphilly in 1993, provides a full range of services to commercial vehicle operators including repair, maintenance

and a 24-hour breakdown and recovery service. There is also an ATF lane at the new premises, providing pre-booked MoT testing by VOSA inspectors. It also provides service and maintenance across South Wales and southern England for transport refrigeration unit maker Carrier Transicold. Managing director Mark Lovering said: “We’ve been working with Iveco for 10 years now, covering the area as an authorised repairer. “Ultimately, we had the connections and the understanding of the Welsh market it was looking for. Now we’ll be selling the full range of award-winning Iveco vehicles and providing spare parts and repairs too from our complex in Bedwas, which is just 10 minutes from the M4 and the A470 and easily reached from all over South and Mid Wales,” he concluded.

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ne of the UK’s leading textile rental providers is cleaning up with a new 7.5-tonne Fuso Canter that’s being double-shifted to do the work of two previous vehicles. Fenland Laundries of Skegness, Lincolnshire is using the Canter 7C18 to make trunking runs to and from Sunderland at night, and local deliveries and collections during the day. Fitted with a GRP box body with side door by Lincoln Commercial Bodies and a 1000 kg capacity DEL tail-lift, the truck works for the company’s Micronclean division, which provides ‘cleanroom’ garments to clients in the pharmaceutical and micro-electronics industries. Fenland Laundries is so impressed with its latest vehicle that it has already placed an order for a further three identical units. Group transport & logistics manager James Bell said: “We make a regular night-time trunk from our main pharmaceutical-grade laundry plant in Skegness to a depot in Birtley, near Sunderland.

“This work was previously undertaken by another 7.5-tonner, but it was bigger than we needed. The Canter, by contrast, is perfect for this job. It’s relatively compact for a vehicle in this weight category, and this means that as well as being highly manoeuvrable, it’s also very cost-effective to operate. Although Fenland Laundries commissioned the Canter for this trunking role, the operator quickly spotted an opportunity to gain extra productivity from its latest acquisition. “The fact it’s not too big meant we could also use it during the day to do the work of one of our vans,” Bell continued. “A traditional 7.5-tonner would struggle to access some of the tight locations to which we deliver, but the Canter has no such problems. “We’ve therefore been able to remove a rented van that was working at full capacity and struggling somewhat anyway, and instead assign its work to the Canter as well. The result is a more efficient use of our fleet assets.”

Fenland Laundries’ Fuso Canter does local deliveries by day, and trunking by night

Bedfordshire Truck Stop

Ampthill (mk45 2qw) on A507

3 minutes from M1 Junction12 or Junction 13

Eastern trailer demand on the up

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new forecast report issued by consultant group CLEAR shows heavy trailer demand in Eastern Europe fell by 4.7 per cent in 2012 – though this was a better outcome than was anticipated halfway through 2012. In particular, Turkey and Poland had stronger second halves to the year. But the picture is far from uniform, with some countries outperforming expectations whereas others are stuck in the doldrums. A variety of market drivers are operating in the region. According to CLEAR, the sluggishness of the West European economy is affecting exports from the East. Some countries are suffering from the hangover arising from the 2009 recession. Others expanded so rapidly in the period from 2004 to 2008 that they have enough equipment to meet the demand for transport. Political instability is also affecting consumer and business confidence in some markets. Gary Beecroft, managing director of CLEAR, said: “Despite the 2009 recession

and the weakness of trailer demand in 2012, Eastern European is forecast to return to the pre-crisis level of demand seen in 2008. The size of the trailer parc has increased every year since the 1990s.” Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia are forecast to have GDP growth well below the regional average over the five years to 2017 covered by the report. Of these countries, the Czech Republic will exhibit reasonable trailer market growth during the forecast period, having sunk to such a low level by 2010. The out-performing countries in terms of GDP growth will be Russia and Turkey. These two will provide most of the growth and most of sales of trailers in the region. Poland and Ukraine will be the other most significant sources of growth in trailer demand. Even in some countries that are underperforming economically, trailer registrations are increasing due to the demand for international transport to, from and through the country, even if national transport demand is stagnating or falling.

Opening times Monday - Friday 06.00 hrs to 22.00 hrs Sat and Sun 09.00 hrs to 21.00 hrs

• all new facilities, secure with cctv and fenced

• free male / female showers and drivers rest area • drivers own kitchen with microwave oven • hot food and drink available • loyalty reward bonus to every driver for every visit

ring mike for further details mob: 07710 154156 DIRECTIONS: Exit M1 Junction 13. At roundabout take the 3rd exit, then at roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A507. At traffic signals turn right onto the A507 passing Amazon Distribution centre on your left hand side. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A507. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A507. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A507. At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Station Road. Proceed to end of road, turn left passing Elliot Port-a-cabins on your left. Turn left. Bedfordshire Truck Stop will now be in front of you, Stop in front of gates for assistance.

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RECRUITMENT

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Templine currently have the following opportunities:

Urgently require HGV drivers nationally for immediate starts on ongoing contracts.

2 CLASS 1 NATIONWIDE – NIGHTCLASS TRUNKING

Daventry Crick Lutterworth Northampton SWADLINCOTE - 5 x ON-GOING C+E DRIVERS REQUIRED Coventry Daventry MON-FRI FLAT BED AND STRAPPING EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL Birmingham Coventry Dartford Birmingham WORKSOP – 5 X ON-GOING C+ERugby DRIVERS REQUIRED Dartford mon-fri flat bed and strapping experience essential Heathrow Lutterworth Thrapston Rugby ST NEOTS/BEDFORD – 4 X ON-GOING C+E DRIVERS Huntingdon Worksop Tamworth REQUIRED MON-FRI AND SOME WEEKEND WORK. Lichfield Alfreton HuntingdonEXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL AND LORRY CONSTRUCTION St Neots C1 - 7.5 Ton LOADER/HIAB TICKET PREFERRED Dunstable Coventry Milton Keynes Rugby

• National lead vendors for BT, City link DHL,TK Maxx, M&S • Min 2 years Experience Max 6pts for minor offences • Lutterworth/Northallerton/Taunton/Bracknell/Scotland. – HGV 1/ HGV 2 multi drop & Long Haul. Mon – Fri £9.30 - £14 • Coventry/Leicester/Long Eaton/Neasden/Sheffield – HGV 1 Store Deliveries/ long haul. Various shifts Weekends available. £10 - £14.50 • Rugby – HGV 2 Multi drop drivers weekend shifts available. £9 - £13 • Walsall/Spitfire – HGV1 store deliveries /Long Haul Weekends Available. £9.35 - £14 • Northampton/Peterborough – HGV 1 Store Deliveries/ Long Haul. Mon – Fri £10 • Heathrow – HGV 1 Long Haul weekends available £10 - £14.50 • Coventry – HGV 1 Long Haul 1700 + Mon – Fri £10-£14 • Various locations nationwide for all HGV work. £9 - £14.50 • LTD & Nova drivers welcome

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WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, WE ALSO WORK IN HAVE RUGBY, MAGNAINPARK, PLEASE GETHAVE IN TOUCH IF YOU EXPERIENCE THAT 01788 546869 or Email driving@primetime.co.uk SECTOR OFNORTHAMPTON TRANSPORT. COVENTRY, CRICK, AND LGV 1 DRIVERS REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTS LGV IN1 DRIVERS REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTS IN DAVENTRY AREAS. CALL FOR MORE WE CAN OFFER FREE CPC TRAINING ONCEDETAILS. YOU ARE WELLINGBOROUGH, WELLINGBOROUGH, CRICK, NORTHAMPTON, CRICK, NORTHAMPTON, WORKING REGULARLY FOR US. LGV | DRIVERS REQUIRED FOR TRUCKSTOP MILTON MILTON KEYNES AND FENSTANTON CONTRACTS AND FENSTANTON IN WELLINGBOROUGH, NO DR/DD/CD or IN endorsements on licence.KEYNES Max 6 points. NEWS

Bradmoore Drivers Ltd. Bradmoore Drivers Ltd.

No DR, DD, CD, or IN endorsements will be accepted. No more than 6 penalty points.

CRICK, NORTHAMPTON AND • CLASS 2 DRIVERS 2 DRIVERS WANTED • KEYNES BUCCIERO on WANTED • • CLASSMILTON Primetime.indd 1

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CLASS 1 DRIVERS forand further details Excellent rates of pay - up to £12 days and up to £17 weekends Excellent rates of pay - up to Call £12 days up to £17 weekends Minimum 18 months experience 23/01/2013 17:08 Driver CPC Training Available Driver CPC Training Available available • Accommodation Excellent rates of pay – up to £12 days Approved Jaupt Training Centre Approved Jaupt Training Centre • LGV & PCV Drivers Welcome LGV & PCV Drivers Welcome and up to £17 weekends

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Transport Company Training Options Training available across the East Midlands

Contact John or professional Karl on: 01604 491224 We urgently require flexible, reliable john@bradmoore.co.uk or email: drivers for a number of contracts in the Midlands

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RECRUITMENT CONTAINERFLOW LTD T/A C.A. RIGBY NORTH WEST SUB-CONTRACTORS REQUIRED FOR U.K. CONTAINER HAULAGE Fuel, Trailer Excellent early pay system (No reductions) Contact Carl Rigby

01772 422800 + 01772 461533

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All classes of LGV Drivers required for on going contracts

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We also offer Driver CPC Training. Work for 28 continuous days and receive your first module FREE! (normally £55)

Contact Jo on 01604 764633 or email joanne.miller@24-7response.co.uk

Integrity Haulage Ltd have recently purchased the well established bulk tipper operation of E Jackson Bulk Transport of Lancashire. We now require additional dedicated owner drivers/sub contractors for bulk tipper work throughout the North and Midlands. Also looking for experienced Class 1 bulk tipper drivers Good Rates and prompt payment. If you would like to work for a small friendly family company with a regular established customer base please contact us on: 01200 444 111

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All drivers must have minimum 2 years experience with no more than 6 points on licence. Self employed and Ltd companies welcome, Full, Part time and weekend work available.

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B.L.I Commercials Limited

Due to continued growth and the continued success of ongoing contracts we are seeking experienced reliable hauliers/owner drivers to fulfil our full load trailer and container deliveries. Working from the ports of Felixstowe/Ipswich/Harwich and or Killingholme /Immingham you must be fully conversant with unaccompanied trailer and container deliveries. Market related rates of pay are offered with guaranteed weekly payments. We are in a position to offer spot, daily or weekly ongoing work to suit your individual requirements.

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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.

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

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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 innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. Stalks and controls are arranged in priority so the most important ones are now closest to the driver, and the steering wheel now has a neck tilt function – another world-first in the truck world. Safety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab structure features more upright A-pillars, which give the cab an additional 1 m3 of interior space. This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of storage capacity, as well as greater comfort on board.“The cab is optimised both for work and leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low noise levels among other features, all increase the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less tired and more alert.” Production of the Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 for the European market.

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