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According to Mercedes, the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good event gavethrough invited guests their firstroads. chance to put the for extra Centres noise levels among other features, all increase The system, which works alongside the world-first in the truck world. be used a long-distance vehicle. unveiled its completely vehicle its paces on News, UK Details were scarce when we went to cab version, developed in partnership function (Truckstop issue 301). event gave invited guests their first chance to put the across nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less Safetythe is high on the agenda, An construction sector will be known under extremely stable andand resilient vehicle through its paces on UKpremium roads. press ahead of the official the launchchance on it is of pleasant relaxation a good I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed New Actros is the ultimate truck for longstorage if required. with Nissan, will be released in 2015 to new line-up of commercial The K range offers a structure features more upright Theissystem, which works alongside the UK September tired 5, but theand Swedish vehicle through its paces on premium UK roads. more alert.” New Actros theby ultimate truck for longSigned: ................................................................................. the name Arocs. and has been manufactured to be idling speed. Maximum tractive power a four-axle vehicle with all-wheel drive give the cab an additional 1 m of nightʼs sleep, which in turn means drivers are less distance transport. From the outset, designers and to cut consumption five per cent by manufacturer told Truckstop News the The engine tunnel address the 3.5-7.5 tonne sector. vehicles designed to meet the more rugged build, better I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 Also of benefit to drivers are improved seats and driving New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longProduction of uncompromising thealert.” Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 distance transport. From the outset, designers and FHs will be available both Euro tiredinand more The new dump trucks, all-wheel drive and the ranges from and will and frontnew axles. Fourengineers were determined to the best possible about the route the truck storing information storage We give £5capacity, to as well as greater view of the road. 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The latter rear axles, a wide range of degrees. air-sprung efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See angle of 32 The transmission iswill fitted across The route, last of I-See the major manufacturers other upgrades noise levels among other features, comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab important ones are as now standard closest to the driver, and the function (Truckstop News, issue 301). sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing to and in a focus on fuel vehicles, economy. or a load-optimised the same route, I-See operates theiscustomers accelerator, gears andthreebrakes to ensure the chance of pleasant relaxation besizes, available as two-, and fourtrade fair in April 2013. completely new and comes the concretesteering wheel now has BY a neck RETURN tilt function – another The system, benefi which works alongside thethe APPROVAL MUST BErange. 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Mercedes said the Arocs will 5,also be of the variety of tailor perfectly anyGuinness application. The current the World Record for the European market. September but the Swedish tandem are examplesdrives for vehicles fuel economy atholds 40for tonnes gvw, but road tests have said it is working hard toadditional boost 1its entire range –Actros which has been the object Recaro seats, along. “The next time the truck uses Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck give the cab an m service of interior space. Corporation. manufacturer told Truckstop News the the same route, I-See operates the The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have The engines have been designed setting an example with its drive system. new Arocs versions available straight off an extra 300 litres (10.5 cu ft) of This means THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE shown the new model isthe seven per cent more frugal network throughout Europe by up to Corporation. of a €2bn investment by French fi rm’s an ergonomic new FHs will be available in both Euro accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure An fuel additional fiveatper cent saving in fuel storage capacity, as well as greater comfort onor 0870 6091540 5 and 6 form, and pack a vast amount new istonnes seven per cent more frugal for economy 40 but roadregulations, tests have with when specified to meet Euro 5and emissions said per cent – though Peter Karlsten, toshown meet the future Euro 6 emissions The engine’s power will be transmitted the production line. progress is as economical as possible,” 40 Anmodel additional five gvw, per cent saving in fuel parent company, Volvo Group, theFuel board.“The cab is optimised both for work and dashboard use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new of upgrades and improvements. Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A better bed, while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per use istesting possible with Trucksʼby new Fuel standard, and the trucks will beVolvo PowerShift 3 automated The Arocs has seven cabs available Leading the charge for fuel Corporation. most stringent Renault has carried 7the inch central Volvo’s executive vice president Package. This package encompasses integrated parking cooler, new lighting and low efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See An additional five per cent saving in fuel while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, cent improvement. Package. This package encompasses noise levels among other features, available forentire orderhistory. as assistance a Euro 6 – Fuel transmission, fitted as a standard. Drive in301). 14 different versions. As supplements out in its display (the use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel group trucks sales & marketing, toldall increase function (Truckstop News, issue training and monthly cent the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good The guests took turns to assistance headshows out on 17-mile whileimprovement. the81 ultra-clean Euro 6 version four per test training and monthly –aa Fuel Package. 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Gov cracks down on bad drivers C areless drivers who put other road users at risk face onthe-spot penalties under new measures announced in June by road safety minister Stephen Hammond. The changes are set to be enforced from July will give the police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving, giving them greater flexibility in dealing with less serious careless driving offences – such as tailgating or middle-lane hogging – and freeing them from resource-intensive court processes. The fixed penalty will also enable the police to offer educational training as an alternative to endorsement. Drivers will still be able to appeal any decision in court. Existing fixed penalty levels for most motoring offences – including using a mobile phone at the wheel and not wearing a seatbelt – will rise to £100 to bring them into line with the penalties for similar non-motoring fixed penalties.

Stephen Hammond said: “Careless drivers are a menace and their negligence puts innocent people’s lives at risk. That is why we are making it easier for the police to tackle problem drivers by allowing them to immediately issue a fixed penalty notice rather than needing to take every offender to court. “We are also increasing penalties for a range of driving offences to a level which reflects their seriousness and which will ensure they are consistent with other similar penalty offences.” The crackdown on mobile phone use while at the wheel has been particularly welcomed by the AA. Edmund King, AA president, said: “It is worrying that three quarters of drivers see others using mobile phones behind the wheel on some or most journeys. This epidemic of hand-held mobile phone use while driving has already cost lives and our members have demanded

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action. An increase in the standard motoring fixed penalty fine will help deter those who commit motoring offences, including mobile phone use. AA members broadly support

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ith the current football season draws to a close, East Midlands Renault Trucks dealer RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has announced it is supporting an innovative community initiative to prepare for the start of the next season. RHCV recently helped deliver some unusual new equipment to Notts County Football Club, which also appeared on the TV. Students from Nottingham University created new lighting rigs from recycled material to encourage grass growth for problem areas of the pitch at Notts County’s ground Meadow Lane. As part of this community initiative, Nottinghamshire police supplied highly specialised lamps Renault Trucks dealer RHCV delivered specialised lighting rigs to help the Notts County football team’s pitch recover

which had been seized in cannabis raids. Local firms supplied free workspace to be constructed, and a golf club supplied wheels for the rigs. These new lighting rigs, which effectively produce a false sunlight and encourage grass growth, should see a dramatic improvement in the level of remedial work that the groundstaff are able to carry out on the pitch during the forthcoming season. Paul Pearson, RHCV commercial director, said: “We are a local, familyrun business and so doing our part to help in this project can only help to serve the wider community. We were more than happy to lend a hand in this endeavour.” The students produced four lighting rigs in total – two with

retractable arms that will serve large parts of the pitch, and two smaller builds that will be used primarily to encourage grass growth in the goalmouth areas of the Meadow Lane playing surface. Wear on the pitch, particularly in the area in front of the Derek Pavis Stand, has been an on-going issue for Notts and several ideas have been tried in the past to alleviate the problem. Stadium manager Greg Smith said of the new lighting rigs: “We’d really like to thank RHCV for their help in delivering these huge rigs. It’s been a great project for me to work on, with some brilliant individuals and it’s inspiring that there are people out there in Nottingham to help support the club.”

an increase in the level of the fixed penalty. Our members also fully support educational training as an alternative to penalty points.” However, the Freight Transport Association has called on government to issue clear, transparent guidance to police forces

in identifying careless driving. While the FTA said it supports the increase in fixed penalty values in line with accumulated inflation, it also expressed concern the changes had been left for so long with sudden increases so as to catch up with inflation. Malcolm Bingham, FTA’s head of policy for roads, said: “While calculating inflation over a 12-15 year period is a mathematical issue, it becomes difficult to convince the public the large increases are in line with inflation. We therefore would support a better system of review of penalties, say, on a two-yearly basis.” The fixed penalty for careless driving will be £100 with three points on the driver’s licence. The most serious examples will continue to go through court, where offenders may face higher penalties. There are no changes to penalty levels for parking offences.

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team of motorcyclists is embarking on a 3400mile circuit of Great Britain to raise funds for the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). With an average of around 45 per cent of air ambulance call-outs being to attend road traffic accidents, the service is of particular importance to roadusers – and the bike riders are hoping to gain support from the nation’s truck drivers to help them reach their goal of £32,000 raised for the charity helicopter network. Tour organiser Phillip Summerfield said: “We are asking people to consider supporting our efforts to raise funds and awareness of the air ambulance services that provide vital emergency medical assistance for every person, in every part of the country. “These charities are not supported in any way by the government or National Lottery funding, and rely entirely on charitable donations to stay in operation. And at a cost of around £1000 to £1700 per mission, and £1.3 to £3 million per year to keep a single HEMS unit in operation,

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these charities need sustained support from the general public. “This is why we wanted to set up the fundraising site so that donors can select their preferred service in any part of the country. However, through this event it would be nice to think we have managed to raise awareness of the scale of HEMS operations in Great Britain.” The tour kicks off on Saturday, June 22 from East Midlands Airport and will take the riders anti-clockwise around England, Scotland and Wales to visit 20 charities across 30 bases, two hospital helipads, one hospital pad under construction (including two current landing sites) and three Scottish NHS bases (working in conjunction with SCAA). The route will also visit Land’s End and John o’ Groats, and is due to finish back at EMA on Friday, July 5 after completing a full circuit of the country in 14 days. To support the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/a2ct2013 – where donors can select their preferred air ambulance region from the list that covers all HEMS units in the country.


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ongested roads across England are to be tackled with £165 million of funding, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced. The statement marks the second tranche of funding from the £190 million Local Pinch Point Fund, first announced in December 2012. A further 62 schemes have now won department funding, bringing the total number of schemes financed by the fund to 72. Combined with local contributions, the total investment rises to more than £300 million. The successful schemes include improvements and upgrades to vital roads and bridges, new access routes and enhancements to address congestion at local traffic hotspots. Many of the schemes will help enhance provision for buses, as well as improving facilities for cycling and walking.

“This government is taking action on both jobs and growth,” McLoughlin said. “The schemes we have announced are designed to target key bottlenecks around the country, making life easier for the thousands of motorists and businesses who use the local road network every day. “Investing in these schemes shows the government is serious about accelerating growth where it is needed most. These schemes have the potential to help create more than 100,000 jobs and around 100,000 new homes. I look forward to seeing works underway as soon as possible.” A full list of the successful bids can be found on at http://tinyurl. com/n2fhwrc All the schemes for which funding has been confirmed are also receiving funding contributions from the local council or the private sector.

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ritain’s roads could see a cut in sign clutter if they were to adopt simple join-the-dots, colour-coded route marks, according to the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA). New marking technology means permanent or temporary markings can be laid for just a few hundred pounds – replacing unsightly forests of signs and providing clear information on roads and pavement instead. While permanent markings provide attractive alternative signage for tourist attractions, temporary markings, using a resin that can be softened with a mild detergent and then removed with a low-pressure water spray, are ideal for one-off events such as summer festivals and shows. The temporary markings meet the requirements of the Environment Agency, and waste can be allowed into rainwater drains. “It is time we addressed the proliferation of road signs and signposts throughout the UK, particularly in our historic towns and cities and picturesque villages. Just look at an average-sized city like Sheffield, for example, which has an astounding 28,000 street signs and 18,000 items of street furniture,” says George Lee, national director of the RSMA. 

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The Campaign to Protect Rural England has long pressed for a reduction in the number of signs. The CPRE’s senior transport campaigner, Ralph Smyth, said: “A sign added here and a sign there over time can become a forest of traffic signs. Strong policies against cluttered streetscapes and landscapes need to be backed up by clutter audits to assess the problem. “With public spending limited and the public calling for action, it makes sense to encourage community groups to assess and address the problem in the local areas they know best,” he added.

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ne hundred and 80 truckers tackled five times darts World Champion Eric Bristow at the launch of a refurbished truck stop. The truck drivers got a shock when they turned up at the Road King New Hollies Truck Stop near Cannock, Staffordshire, to find crafty Cockney Eric, 56, waiting for a game of darts. Eric, from Leek, Staffs, said: “I used to call in this place a long time ago with my driver – you wouldn’t recognise it now.

“The truckers were queuing up for a game and I was dying for a big breakfast – I had the mega feast at £5.50 – not even I could manage the Belly Buster at six quid. “Last year I was in the jungle for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! and I was dreaming of breakfasts like this back then. “It is far better than Rosemary Shrager’s cooking in the jungle – and she was a celebrity chef. “One of the lads I played reminded me that his uncle Mike

Darts world champion Eric Bristow opened the New Hollies Truck Stop near Cannock

Tilsley – known as the Black Prince – beat me in a boozer about 30 years ago. It’s been a real trip down Memory Lane, with good-value food and beer to go with the darts.” Among those to give Eric a run for his money was wagon driver Jason Foxall, 40, of Dalaston, Walsall, who said: “I’ve never played darts with a world champion before – this place is a lot better than it used to be.” Retired policeman and trucker Bob Hill, 69, of Kingswinford, West Midlands, beat Eric with nine darts and said: “I used to play football until I was 51, but darts clearly should

New FH makes lucky 13

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dmitting that he was “completely bowled over” by the appearance, comfort and driveability of the latest new FH, Mike Barnsley, MD of MT Barnsley Ltd (Chippenham) placed an order for two of Volvo’s all-new tractor units as soon as the order books were opened. Specified to work in conjunction with the company’s huge 70 cubic yard bulk trailers, the new 6x2 tractors feature Globetrotter XL cabs and are powered by the 13-litre Volvo diesel rated at 500 bhp. The Swedish company’s I-Shift automated gearbox was also specified. “Perhaps it’s a coincidence but, although we have nearly 20 vehicles in the fleet, the acquisition of the first of the new pair increases the number of maximum capacity artics to 13 – and that has to be lucky for us,” said Mike Barnsely. “And the 13-litre Volvo diesel, especially the 500, comes with an awesome

reputation for performance and economy. “Our Volvo trucks have done us proud for almost 30 years, and we have every reason to believe the latest version will exceed our expectations by a comfortable margin.” The spacious XL cabs incorporate many useful driver amenities, such as full leather trim, under-bunk refrigerator and integral cab phone. In addition, a complete cab and chassis makeover was carried out by Tor Trucks to ensure continuity with the traditional, yet distinctive Barnsley livery. Supplied by the Avonmouth-based dealer Truck and Bus Wales & West, the new 4.1 m wheelbase Volvos were retrofitted with a PTO and pump and chassis-mounted hydraulic oil tank. The Rothdean tri-axle tipping trailers are designed to carry bulk commodities such as aggregates and scrap metal.

have been my game. I’ve never beaten a world champion at anything else before.” And Northern Irish trucker Barry McGurgan, 36, of Amagh, said: “This place is my local – I am always in here as it’s right by the depot where I load. It’s unbelievable having a game of darts with Eric Bristow before loading your wagon.” Bookie Fred Done, co-owner of the Betfred empire, took a gamble on buying the truck stop and pulled in his sporting pal Eric Bristow for a game of arrows with the truckers to launch it. In the first few months

turnover has gone from £10,000 per month to £100,000 – with up to 137 lorries parking up at the truck stop overnight. Fred, who took on the Bristow challenge but failed to hit the bullseye, said: “I get the same buzz out of this place as when I opened my first bookmaker’s shop in Odsall – and I’ve got 1365 of those now. “We aim to give people good service, good surroundings and good value and the money usually follows from there. I’d hope to open up around 50 nationwide in the next five years.”

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Opencast Images: An Informal Look at British Coal Opencast Sites 1986-1994 Author: Dave Wootton Publisher: Old Pond Publishing Web: www.oldpond.co.uk ISBN: 978-1-908397-42-3 Price: £24.95 This book by Dave Wootton offers an interesting pictorial look at the workings of major British surface coal mines during the eight-year period up until British Coal Opencast (BCO) was privatised in 1994. In researching the book, the author visited 24 sites around the

terms, they have never made any difference to the outcome of fuel duty, as the government announces it, waits for the uproar, then at the appropriate time says it is deferred or cancelled to gain public support. Then it adds up all of the 3p per litre rises and tells you this is what you have now saved thanks to its policies – the rises you never actually received, so it cost you nothing and you save nothing. Never once has any of the above been accredited with being responsible for getting fuel duty dropped. In fact, I cannot think of one thing that is accredited to these sticker-issuing non-entities. If you think there is any financial incentive (for you) to being a member of the above organisations, then think again. You are continuing to fund them for supplying you with something you can source for free on the internet. You are just paying for nobodies to become self-promoting somebodies who have well-paid salaries and pensions. That money would be better spent within your own company. Proudly displaying their company logo on your vehicle or website gives you no credibility whatsoever; that ship has long since sailed. Fuel for the average SME is 50 per cent of the revenue of a well-utilised vehicle, so it is your biggest company overhead – and making it show as 40 per cent to make this look better is just not correct practice. Know your costs, as fuel is now attributing to thousands of businesses trading insolently, which we all know is against the terms and conditions of your operator licence – but many have personal guarantees they are trying to honour (now there is a story for another day!). Kevin Shield Director, Platinum European

country – including Derbyshire, Northumberland, Yorkshire and South Wales – and captured some stunning panoramas and the activities of overlarge vehicles and mining equipment hard at work. Examples of the latter include the 4000-tonne ‘Ace of Spades’ walking dragline, which held the record for being the largest example of its kind in Europe; plus the colossal O&K RH300 hydraulic shovel that resided in Derbyshire. Other equipment featured include cable shovels, crawler draglines, dump trucks, hydraulic excavators, dozers, wheel loaders, scrapers and drill rigs, plus other ancillary plant. Running across 144 pages and packed with 230 colour photographs, this hardback book is a good read for those interested in the British mining industry and the machines that worked within it. Rating: «««««

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

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FUEL UPS AND DOWNS

Yet again fuel is dropping in price slowly and rising in price twice as quickly – just when you thought you were going to feel the short-term gain. I review the pricing from nine different fuel providers every Saturday morning for the forthcoming week. Constantly it is the same provider week in week out that remains competitive for me, but they happen to be French and an association I have had since 2005 when France was my mainstay business. One of the largest providers and the one 500 yards from one of my operating centres is 6p per litre more expensive. The rest fluctuate within a penny per litre of each other. But my French card is piggybacking on the main UK Fuels network, so how can it be that it is consistently cheaper? When I ask the others to price match, they say they are selling cheaper to get your business, and we will not match that price. But remember: going to different garages to save a penny a litre is not really cost-effective. So we have very few choices. Miss a payment for whatever reason and the credit insurer could force the hand of the card provider and tell them to withdraw your facility. If you are an owner-operator, it may be the only card you are able to obtain is that one, and fuel is the catalyst of your business. No fuel, no work. So when the government tells us to expect fuel duty rises in the forthcoming budgets, we start to panic – unless, like me, contracts have built in fuel duty escalators. Out come the saviours of our industry – Fair Fuel UK, the RHA and FTA – jumping on the bandwagon of how they will lobby the government to get it abolished. In simple

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Having been made redundant last August, I thought gaining another job within the transport industry would have been easy. Think again. I have been with a couple of agencies since then with no chance of a full-time job. What I have seen is the steady reduction of pay rates from over £9 an hour to £8 – and even less in some cases – for a Class 1 driver. There almost seems a case of collusion between agencies, as all are offering the same rate. A local company is only paying £8 for continental driving, and that is across the board with no extra for overtime. I feel the low rates are a direct fault of local agencies’ low rates for drivers. But there a couple of fairly large companies paying less than £8 an hour, which I believe is pathetic in this day and age. I must compliment you on an excellent newspaper. Roy Driver, by email

POLISH STORY

My name is Simon and I’ve been living up north in Scotland for eight years now (I’m originally from Poland). I have decided to write and share my passion for transport and trucks, as some of my dreams came true here in the UK. I was born in 1978 in Poland, and at that time my country was governed by Communism and the transport scenery was very limited. I’m not sure if you ever heard about Polish trucks like Star, Jelcz, Russian Kamaz, Zil (probably you know those ones) or Czech Liaz, Tatra etc. One exempt was a company called PEKAES, which was owned by government (it was not possible to have private transport or a haulage company, or to have your own truck either, though the situation changed after 1990). PEKAES in late 1970 and ’80 used to have beautiful yellow Volvo F12 and F16, and Iveco Turbo Stars mostly, and few depots in Poland. The only reason they had a decent fleet was that they were going abroad, I suppose. Every time I saw those trucks on the road, my heart rate increased and I couldn’t stop dreaming that it was me behind the wheel in the future. Well, I stick to my dreams and after my primary and high school (meantime, our political situation changed for better and we became independent in 1990), I went to college and took a six-year course (two parts, three years each) with qualifications gained as a vehicle technician. Big advantage of the college was I had an opportunity to get my driving licence at a very low cost, including HGV and PCV, as the course was dedicated

The World of Custom Trucks Authors: Ferdy De Martin, Xavier Stéfaniak Publisher: Old Pond Publishing Web: www.oldpond.co.uk ISBN: 978-1-908397-64-5 Price: £19.95

This new book from Old Pond Publishing presents a detailed pictorial look at the world of custom truck design in Western Europe and the United States of America. Put together by French authors Ferd De Martin and Xavier Stéfaniak, this 160-page hardcover book takes a close

to a wide range of vehicle maintenance and repairs. But then the education system changed and government scrapped this licence scheme, and even though I started to work as a mechanic, I would have to save every month’s salary for a year to get my HGV/PCV licence – and I couldn’t afford that. Thanks to my uncle, who was an HGV/PCV driver, my dream never ended as I was helping him to maintain his coach, as he had small private transport business. In 2005, I decided to emigrate, took my savings and arrived in Scotland. I have to admit I was lucky finding a job after few days, and I worked in a garage as a mechanic, trying to improve my English. In the winter of 2007, I noticed in a local newspaper that Stagecoach was looking for trainee drivers, so instant decision: I applied for the job, went through the interview with positive results, an started my training. At Stagecoach, I met wonderful people including driving instructors Neil and Tom (who run an HGV driving school), and after two weeks I had a driving test – which I failed (four minors and I went over the white line at the junction). But the second time I passed, and I felt great having a professional entitlement. I have been driving buses and coaches for over five years now, all over the country, but I’ve been still looking at nice trucks on the road every day. Last year I decided to spend some money and go for my Class 2, which I passed first time. I think a big advantage was that I’d already been driving coaches for few years, and I chose Tom as an instructor. I was thrilled. I said to myself I will go for Class 1 in a few months, but Tom encouraged me to do it as soon as possible as I was well prepared for it. So as you can imagine, I listened him and went for it – and passed first time. I can’t even describe my feelings; I was so happy. I’ve been dreaming for so many years, and eventually my dreams came true. I have passed three big driving tests (PCV, HGV Class 2 and 1) here in the UK, and I can tell you that DSA examiners were very helpful – but on the other hand, very demanding and professional. I admire and respect them for what they do. In next few months, I’m hoping I will find a job in the haulage industry and will be enjoying hard trucker work. At the end of my email, I would like to thank you for great newspaper (superb job), which I’m picking up every month.

look at unique trucks that range in levels of customisation from the subtly tweaked to the intricately upgraded - always with an eye for detail and with first-class workmanship. Eighteen of the 29 featured trucks are from Europe, while three hail from the UK (Fred Greenwood & Son’s Scania R580 Topline, AR Keen & Son’s ‘Transformers’ Scania 143, and Gordon Longthorne’s Scania T580). The remaining eight are from North America. Each truck is explored in close detail with a number of high-quality photographs that showcase exterior and interior work, and the dual English/French text explains the inspiration for the build and how the work was achieved. This is a fascinating book and should be in the collection of custom truck enthusiasts and those who may be looking for some inspiration for their own projects. Rating: «««««

DVD End of Watch Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick Director: David Ayer Certificate: 15 Run time: 109 minutes Price: £10 (Amazon) This hardhitting thriller from Training Day director David Ayer is a blistering account of a day in the shoes of an Los Angeles police officer. Captured in the style of a hand-held camera, it plays out a bit like a documentary that follows cop partners Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena) as they work a typical shift (or ‘watch’), only to stumble upon a cache of weapons that belongs to a local drug boss and get caught in the violent repercussions. Rating: «««««


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elton Mowbray, Leicestershire-based transport operator Charles Brown & Son Haulage Ltd has become the first UK operator to fit Westlake tyres to its fleet since Vacu-Lug was appointed sole UK distributorship for the brand. To date, Charles Brown & Son has fitted Westlake units to the steer axles of six Scania tractor units out of its fleet of 16. As the initial batch have now proven themselves in service across a variety of demanding transport applications, the company’s remaining vehicles will also be equipped with Westlake tyres

as replacements become due. “We undertake general haulage, fridge work, waste and bulk tipper work and run our fleet hard, with some vehicles covering up to 3000 km a week,” said Charles Brown & Son transport manager, Paddy Conboy. “Consequently, we need tyres which are versatile, durable, reliable and competitively priced. In Westlake, we have found all these demands are met by a single tyre range, hence our commitment to them for the future.” Westlake tyres span a wide variety of operation types – and with a choice of 17.5 inch, 19.5 inch and

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Charles Brown & Son has spec’d Westlake tyres for six of its Scanias

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local scaffolding business got “caught out” after one of its vehicles was detained for running illegally, the traffic commissioner for Scotland has ruled. Joan Aitken told Lindsay Scaffolding Contracts Ltd, of Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, that it had taken a risk in the face of commercial pressures after using a vehicle to transport materials without permission on multiple occasions. Her findings follow a hearing into the company’s application for the return of its vehicle. The HGV was impounded by VOSA on April 5, 2013 in Ferry Road. After hearing evidence from the company, and a VOSA traffic examiner, Miss Aitken refused to return the vehicle to the company. During the hearing, the TC noted the firm, and a previous company, had applied for and held licences to run HGVs in the past. One of those applications was refused at a public inquiry in October 2011, when a deputy TC ruled directors Grant Lindsay and Valerie Lindsay could not be trusted. Evidence considered at that inquiry revealed both had been complicit in running vehicles without authority. At the impounding hearing, Miss Aitken was told by the VOSA officer about further evidence of illegal operation. Records from

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the digital tachograph on the impounded vehicle confirmed it had been driven on 63 days between December 15, 2012 to April 5, 2013. Director Grant Lindsay acknowledged and accepted his company required a licence to operate legally, and conceded he had been disrespectful to the TC. He also admitted the company was desperate to be able to serve existing contracts, and that he had allowed vehicles to be used for certain jobs without authorisation. Lindsay added he had made a fresh application for an O-licence, which was under consideration at a separate inquiry, and outlined his plan to allow matters to progress, including an agreement with a haulage company. Issuing her decision in writing after the hearing, Miss Aitken concluded Lindsay’s application for the return of the vehicle and his evidence had been about one thing: the financial difficulty that would be caused by the vehicle’s detention. “He was caught out, quite simply. He took a risk in the face of commercial pressures and operated unlawfully, with the result that VOSA impounded the vehicle. Against that clear state of knowledge, I cannot find any ground on which this application can succeed.”


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In this month’s issue Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist Personal Injury Compensation firm Hinchliffes Solicitors (see their advert on the front page) considers another “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ROAD ACCIDENT CLAIM”

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ontinuing his review of successfully completed accident claims, Steven Hinchliffe looks at a situation experienced by a reader of Truckstop News that resulted in an award of personal injury compensation. All of the accident victims mentioned in these articles are clients of my firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. They have kindly given permission for the disclosure of their details, and in particular their real life experiences of incidents resulting in personal injury claims, and the steps taken to make a successful accident compensation claim. All of these clients contacted my firm after seeing our details in Truckstop News. In this article I highlight another road accident where the innocent driver’s vehicle was hit from the rear by another vehicle. This is commonly known as a “rear end shunt” and can leave the injured person with significant symptoms, even when the impact occurs at a relatively slow speed. As with previous articles, the common trend remains the effect on the injured person’s life, and although using the existing process of law to make personal injury claims as a means of redress cannot truly compensate for the trauma and inconvenience suffered, it can assist

in requiring the guilty party to provide medical treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards of compensation. Legal responsibility for a rear end shunt usually rests with the driver of the vehicle approaching from behind. That driver may be distracted by other things happening on the road and fails to notice that the vehicle ahead has slowed down or even stopped. This is particularly so at junctions or roundabouts, where a watchful eye also has to be kept for traffic approaching from the right. Another common situation here is when all the vehicles in the line stop safely and the driver at the rear expects the vehicle in front to move, but it does not and the driver behind (who is still looking to the right) collides with it. Even the most cavalier of drivers knows they must leave an adequate distance between themselves and the vehicle in front, so they can brake safely if the vehicle ahead has to slow down quickly. You have probably experienced tailgaters, particularly on the motorway, whose antics are a major cause of accidents at high speed, the consequences of which can be catastrophic for both them and other road users. Sections of many motorways have painted chevrons on

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the road indicating the distance required between vehicles. Steven Hinchliffe PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS A rear end shunt can also involve collisions between multiple vehicles • ISSUE 8 • TRUCKSTOP NEWS 299 • when JULY 2012 ADVERTORIAL are too minor or the claim itself could low speed causing only minor damage a queue of traffic has formed and the be fraudulent. Their aim has been to to the vehicles, the injuries sustained In this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist vehicle at the back is struck with such Compensation Hinchliffes Solicitors people from pursuing valid claims can be significantPersonal and areInjury usually to the firm deter force that it is pushed into the one in front, (see their advert on the front page) byconsiders makinganother them feel somehow guilty neck, shoulders and along the spine. The which in turn is forced into the vehicle SUCCESSFUL CLAIM”thereby increasing the and awkward, consequences can“READER’S be particularly serious ACCIDENT ahead, and so on. In this situation the insurers’ profits. These underhand if large, heavy vehicles are involved and of legal liability for all of the collisions rests HINCHLIFFES tactics should not prevent you from course if the collision occurs at speed. with the driver of the rear most vehicle, SOLICITORS For years the insurance industry’s claiming what is rightfully due to you. andContinuing their insurers would be responsible his review of successfully completed PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Steven Hinchliffe CASE STUDY - INJURY CAUSED BY have A public relations campaigns accident claims, Steven Hinchliffe at just for the damage caused to all thelooks vehicles one situation experienced by a reader of DEFECTIVE LOAD Steven Hinchliffe, solicitor and Principal of suggested that there is no need for involved andNews havethat toresulted compensate anyof In the summer of 2010, HGV driver Mr R of Telford (name claim, there was also some affect on his pre-accident hearing Truckstop in an award Hinchliffes Solicitors © Copyright 2013 compensation to be paid in claims such withheld at client’s request) was strapping a load that had difficulties. occupants who suffered injuries. personal injury compensation. already been placed on a trailer by a colleague when an item sent a detailed letter to his employer, who passed Hinchliffes Solicitors All of the accident victims mentioned in these articles are actual as this one, because either the injuries thisMyonfirm Even when this type of accident is at from the load fell, striking his head. to their insurers. Within just over 2 months the insurers clients of my firm, Hinchliffes Solicitors. They have kindly given

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of their STUDY real life experiences of incidents resulting in personal CASE injury claims, and the steps taken to make a successful accident In December 2009 my clients firm contacted was my firm after compensation claim. All of these seeing our details in Truckstop News. contacted by Mr C F McVeigh of Lanark, In this article I highlight a fairly common situation where a driver who wanted to and claim is required to deliver unloadcompensation a lorry or trailer that has been packed by someone else - either a fellow employee of the same following accident thatdifferent hadcompany company, orabyroad an employee of an entirely perhaps even based abroad. It is month often the case that your own occurred the previous when employer will be held responsible for compensating you for an he injury wascaused heading north the A1 nearit. If you by a defective load,on no matter who packed are self employed or an agency driver, you also benefit from the Doncaster. At the junction with the M18 same rights enjoyed by the employees of the company you are work for. However, worth noting that if you were he contracted slowedto down due toit istraffic ahead and in charge of loading the vehicle the accident may be found to have hadhappened almost stopped hein was struck entirely due to yourwhen negligence, which case a claim for compensation would probably not be successful. from behind at speed by an employee As with previous articles the common trend remains the effect on the injured person’s life, and although process of law of Hire Power Contracts Ltd.usingIntheJanuary to make personal injury claims as a means of redress cannot truly 2010 we contacted theinconvenience company’s compensate for the trauma and suffered, it can assist in requiring the guilty the party following to provide medical treatment insurers and made and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards of compensation. As previously indicated, under the current law allegations against their driver:and procedures the basic aim of an accident claim is to try and return the injured party to the position that he or she would otherwise have been in had the accident not happened.

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employer the injured person’s solicitor must have extensive (a) he drove too knowledge of the Health and fast; Safety Regulations that have beenhe breached, and be to comprehensively (b) failed toablekeep any or set out details when first contacting the employer. Without this level of awareness the employer’s insurers will almost certainly try and any proper lookout; exploit any perceived deficiencies or weakness in the case in (c) hetofailed totoobserve notice in their rightful an effort avoid having pay the injuredor person compensation. time, adequately, or at all, In Mr R’s claim, the allegations of breaches of Regulation were as follows:either the vehicle our client was (a) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent the driving orthethe thatcontrary he was item within trailerfact from falling, to Regulation 10(1) of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. braking; (b) Failed to take suitable and sufficient steps to prevent our (d)client hebeing failed stop, to slow down, struck to by the item, contrary to Regulation 10(2) of the above Regulations. to steer or otherwise manoeuvre his (c) Failed to ensure that the trailer was loaded in such a way vehicle sounintended as to avoid collision. as to prevent movementa of the contents,

contrary to Regulation 10(4) of the above Regulations. These are fairly standard allegations (d) Failed to ensure the trailer was loaded in a safe manner. of negligence ina danger a case such this, (e) Exposed our client to or a trap and aas foreseeable risk of injury. and we also outlined the injuries Mr He suffered a painful cut to the top of his head and, as was McVeigh suffered, which wereof his later confirmed had in the medical report obtained in support

accepted responsibility for the accident. By this time steps were already well underway for Mr R to be examined by an ENT surgeon so that a comprehensive medical report, setting out full details of the injuries and their consequences, could be obtained. Once this was available and had been approved by Mr R, a copy was sent to the insurers, together with details of his very modest financial losses incurred as a direct result of the accident. Settlement negotiations then started, with offers and counter offers being put forward by both sides. Within a few weeks it was possible to reach an acceptable settlement at a total figure of £2250, the vast majority of which was to compensate Mr R for his pain and suffering. He kept the full sum recovered, as my firm’s costs and the expenses we had incurred in dealing with the claim (eg paying for his medical records and the medical report) were subsequently negotiated with the insurers and paid separately. Fortunately, despite the accident circumstances Mr R suffered only a relatively minor injury, and this was reflected by the level of compensation he recovered. His employer’s insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled matters with reasonable efficiency, which meant it was possible to reach agreement and for Mr R to be in funds in just under six months from the date the first letter was sent to his employer. This also had the effect of keeping the legal costs to a minimum.

later confirmed to have been severe for a couple of weeks (requiring time off work) and would not settle completely until around 16 months after the accident. The insurers quickly admitted responsibility and once we had a comprehensive medical report following an examination by an A&E Consultant, together with a full list of Mr McVeigh’s financial losses, we sent details to the insurers and were soon able to negotiate a settlement. He received £2,650 for his injuries and £600 for his financial losses (mostly comprising lost wages), making £3,250 in total.

Steven Hinchliffe, solicitor and Principal of Hinchliffes Solicitors

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Next month’s topic will consider “Summer Fun? - accidents on holiday and how to make a compensation claim” - please e-mail your questions to Steven Next month’s topic will consider “TRIPPING AND SLIPPING IN THE WORKPLACE” - please e-mail your questions to Hinchliffe and his team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message Legal Advice Page”) or call 580900News quoting “Truckstop News Steven“Truckstop Hinchliffe and his News team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your01684 message “Truckstop Legal Advice Page”) or call 01684 580900 quoting “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”. You can also find the firm on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Legal Advice Page”. His office is close to the venue of the Truckfest South West & Wales event on 6 & 7 July.

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LEGAL ADVICE David Glover of leading commercial and transport law firm Marshall Glover is on

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.

Vocational licence holders should beware using mobile phones while driving Confirmation / amendments Ifby email,tel or fax should be addressed to: DRIVER CONDUCT’, which gives from an enforcement agency that you’re caught using a handa vocational driver has used their held mobile phone or similar device a detailed view of vocational driver The risks of picking up WAYMAN the phoneKelsey KAREN Publishing Group, Cudham Office mobile telephone whilst driving while driving, you can expect to get conduct. Below I have reproduced

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ecently in the press, there has been notification of the government’s plan to increase fixed penalties for certain motoring offences. One of these offences 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 hand-held 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. “A person does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the time of the alleged contravention:

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they are using the telephone or other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency service; they are acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it is unsafe or impracticable for them to cease driving in order to make the call (or, in relation to the supervision of a provisional licence holder, for the provisional licence holder to cease driving while the call was being made).” Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations a mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication function. An “interactive communication function” includes the 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.

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.

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.

the paragraph on the use of mobile without a hands free device in the an automatic fixed penalty notice. phones: last three years will result in that This means you’ll get three penalty driver being called to a hearing points on your driving licence and “A specific starting point is Exemptions from prosecution are few before the traffic commissioner. haveA person to pay a fine of £60, although provided in respect of the use does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the Repercussions are hard-hitting time of the alleged contravention: they are using the telephone or Each case will be decided on theother government has announced of hand-held devices such as device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency However, if you are the holder of a vocational licence the they are acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it implications of a mobile phone offence do not end there. You are its own facts and merits and the thisservice; is likely to increase todriving £100. mobile telephones because of is unsafe or impracticable for them to cease in order to likely to be called to vocational driver conduct hearing in front of make the call (or, in relation to the supervision of a provisional a traffic commissioner. The senior traffic commissioner has licence holder,your for the provisional licence holder to cease driving presiding traffic commissioner However, case may go to the prevalence of this offence issued a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational while the call was being made). Driver Conduct, which gives a detailed view of vocational driver Under the Road Vehiclesyou (Construction andalso Use) Regulations, a will be keen to ascertain the court. If it does, may face in recent years. Parliament conduct. Here I have reproduced the paragraph on the use of mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it mobile phones “A specific starting point is provided in respect of is, or must be, held at some point during the course of making or reason the driver is engaged in disqualification from driving on top has recognised the inherent the use of hand held devices such as mobile telephones receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication because of the prevalence of this offence in recent years. An ‘interactive communication function’ includes the the telephone call. In cases where of afunction. maximum fine of £1000. If you dangers caused by drivers of 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 arelegal speaking with their were a drivingwhen a PCV orwas goods motor when using qualified solicitor drivers the article first written. You should always vehicles seek advice from an appropriately on any specific enquiry. employers or their customers the vehicle, you could face a maximum mobile telephones whilst driving traffic commissioner may consider fine of £2500. and brought forward specific the effect this might have upon Also, if the matter were legislation. There has been an the operator’s repute.” considered of a serious nature, unacceptable increase in the So you are likely to be called you could face prosecution for number of vocational licence to a hearing in order to show other road transport related holders using mobile telephones cause why an order should not offences, which carry more serious without a hands free device be made. The guidelines which sentences. whilst driving large goods and a traffic commissioner will be However, if you are the holder passenger carrying vehicles. This considering are to suspend of a vocational licence, the practice is unacceptable and vocational entitlement for 14 days implications of a mobile phone presents an undue risk to road (21 days if driving a commercial offence do not end there. You are safety. Studies have indicated vehicle) to commence with likely to be called to vocational that even the use of hands-free immediate effect. Second and/or driver conduct hearing in front of devices can distract a driver subsequent offences will multiply a traffic commissioner. The senior to the extent that they may be accordingly – for example, second traffic commissioner has issued prevented from applying the offence in a commercial vehicle = a document entitled ‘Statutory requisite care and attention. A Document No.6 VOCATIONAL report for an offence received 2x 21 days.

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ontinuing its Euro 6 offensive, MercedesBenz has revealed the latest Unimog all-terrain vehicle, the Unimog implement carrier and the Econic - which makes the German company the only vehicle manufacturer in Europe to offer Euro 6-compliant products in all categories of the light, medium and heavyduty segments, as well as in the special-purpose vehicle sector. “In a wide variety of applications, the three new model series impressively demonstrate the leading role the Unimog and the Econic play in innovation,” said Yaris Pürsün, head of Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks. “We’re convinced the new vehicles will set standards

and substantially contribute to the business success of existing and future customers.” Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks invested around €135 million in the three completely new vehicle concepts for its Euro 6 range – and the launch introduces the new BlueEfficiency Power medium-duty engine generation in special trucks, now it has been proven in regular Merc trucks. The four and six-cylinder engines have outputs ranging from 115 kW (156 bhp) to 260 kW (354 bhp), which combine low fuel consumption with extremely clean exhausts. These engines make the Unimog more efficient, despite the extensive design changes

that were implemented to ensure compliance with Euro 6. In the Econic, the engines are claimed to reduce fuel consumption by up to four per cent. Mercedes said the new generation of Unimog all-terrain vehicle, Unimog implement carrier and Econic have substantially increased performance and efficiency, while also being easier to operate. In addition to new engines for all model series, the Unimog all-terrain vehicle boasts a revamped mid-engine concept, and the Unimog implement carrier driveline features a new seamless change between the infinitely variable

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ummins’ Euro 6 ISB engines have successfully completed cold climate testing in Sweden and Norway as part of its three-year development programme. Engineers carried out 6000 km of product validation in extreme vehicle operating conditions, with ambient temperatures down to -29 degrees C. The four-week test was carried out with an 18-tonne truck powered by an ISB6.7 and a 12-tonne truck powered by an ISB4.5. Both were instrumented to collect engineering data from the engines, aftertreatment system and other related truck components. The testing team was based in Kiruna, Sweden, 145 km north of the Arctic Circle, where the average ambient temperature was expected to be -20 degrees C. The area has good roads and workshop facilities to support vehicle testing. Typical test routes were in and around the Kiruna area, as well as to Narvik in Norway. Driving conditions on the E10 road to Norway were particularly challenging. Both vehicles were installed with advanced telemetry which measures and records more than 1300 engine and vehicle parameters on a real-time basis. This data was automatically sent via GSM equipment back to the Darlington Technical Centre every hour for review and analysis by functional specialists. After validating findings and identifying solutions in the lab, the test team on site in Kiruna were then able to make focused adjustments and modifications to the engine and aftertreatment system to further optimise performance in the cold ambient temperatures. The trucks were also left for extended periods to achieve the lowest possible system temperatures, ensuring every operator’s needs had been considered. Cold starting was achieved down to -29

degree C with standard hardware, proving the system is robust in all European operating environments. Throughout the test, Cummins engineering teams monitored the Euro 6 technologies to ensure emissions compliance was maintained in the challenging climate. The aftertreatment system (incorporating Cummins’ DPF and SCR technologies) has to be kept within a specific temperature band to operate efficiently. This is achieved through advanced control strategies which manipulate the engine hardware and combustion strategy to maintain exhaust temperatures in the optimum range while maximising fuel efficiency. In addition, urea freezes at -11 degrees C, so the capability of the heating system for the Urea tank and delivery system also had to be confirmed. If the SCR catalyst does not achieve the right temperature or AdBlue is unavailable, the system cannot control NOx emissions and a fault code will be triggered. Jonathan Atkinson, chief engineer of Product Development, said: “The testing successfully validated Cummins’ hardware and control strategy for Euro 6 in very cold conditions. This is an important step in our development programme which, combined with our hot climate work, ensures our Euro 6 package delivers for all vehicle users, wherever and whenever they operate.”

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Open everyday 6am to 10 pm • Rooms from £12 PPPN • Overnight parking • Licensed Bar • Showers • All Home made, all day breakfasts 7 • 5éFood Hygiene rating • Male & Female to showers

Ye Olde Hut Café

GL20 6HB • J1 M50...follow A38 Worcester Truckstop 200 yards on left Open 7am to 2pm • Monday to Friday All Day Breakfasts 1 Home Cooked Daily Specials

07821 803398 3

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• Debit/Credit cards accepted

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• Parking £22 per night inc meal voucher • Wireless internet access/CCTV

DINER

Under New Management,

Now Open Monday To Saturday Food Served 8am –3.00pm & 5.00pm – 9.00pm Licensed Bar Shower Facilities & 24hr Toilets , Sky Sports Overnight Parking from £15 Fuel Cards and Snap Account Accepted

Tel: 01458 210281

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• Accounts welcomed

M25

• Licensed Bar now open

SKILLETS HILL FARM, HONEY LANE, WALTHAM ABBEY EN9 3QU

T 828795 Tel: Tel: 01304 01304

TEL: 01992 809 100 www.j26london.co.uk

Pitstop Cafe Pitstop Cafe

M5, J23-A39 towards Glastonbury, Ashcott TA7 9QT Only 10 mins from M5

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• Mens/ladies Toilets/Showers

• Opening hours... Mon-Thurs 6am-9pm Fri 6am-8pm Sat 6am-2pm Sun Closed • Breakfast, lunch & dinner

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TEL: 01760 722345

• Pre MOT & Chassis Cleaning

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Café and Facilities Adjacent to the Truck Wash Centre

• Refrigeration Hygiene Cleaning

MEAL  VOUCHERS  AVAILABLE  WHEN  PARKING  OVERNIGHT   Open:  Mon  –  Friday  6am  –  10pm  Sat  7am  –  midday   WEB:  www.watlingstreetcafe.co.uk  Phone:  01582  840270  

A47 Lynn Road, Swaffham, Norfolk,PE37 7PZ

• 10th Wash Free!

Services include: • All Commercial Vehicles

Hot/cold  food  to  eat  in  or  take  away  •  Secure  overnight   parking  •  Shop  •  Hot  counter  •  Showers  •  Trucklife   accessories    •  24  hour  fuel  •  Truckwash  •  CDs/DVDs  

Heathside Café and Grill Overnight parking • Shower available • Freshly cooked food • Comfortable Seating and a TV Lounge • Free customer WiFi 6 • We are also licensed.

Truck Wash Centre

                 WATLING  STREET  CAFE                            2  mins  from  M1  J9  AL3  8HA  

Tel: 01354 695490

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Green Welly Motel A141/A142 PE16 6UA

Pitstop Cafe • Concrete hard standing 24hr security plus CCTV • Vehicle wash Toilets and showers

Seb Thomas – 07740 404 488 Just a few miles from Junction 9 off the M40. Waddesdon – HP18 0NF

All home-cooked food and friendly staff Now taking fuel keys and snap

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02392 475310 (24hrs)

SEE: www.ashfordtruckstop.co.uk SEE: www.ashfordtruckstop.co.uk FLEXipark Mon -- Fri Fri £1 £1 per per hour hour FLEXipark Mon

• Chris’s Café Motel •

• Brighton • Portsmouth

Southmoor Lane, Havant, PO9 1JW

24/7 PARK & RESTAURANT OPEN 24/7 £13.00 PER PER 24HR 24HR PARKING FROM £16.00 NEW ACCOUNTS WELCOME WELCOME ANY ANY SIZE! SIZE!

Oxford Road... Turn off at J5 M40 - 3 miles down the old A40 towards High Wycombe and London Opening times Monday - 6.30am-7pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - 6am-7pm Friday 6am-2pm • Saturday - 7am-12pm Overnight Parking with 24hr CCTV in car park, TV Room, Toilets, Showers and 14 single bedrooms

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LORRY PARKING PARKING LORRY LORRY PARKING DA17 6AB DA17 6AB DA17 TEL: 0208 311 7444

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Marsh Barton Trading Estate Marsh Barton Trading Estate Exeter EX2 8PQ

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7 Days 6.30am to 7.30pm •Open Home Cooked Daily Specials • All Day Breakfast •Roast Dinners, Transport Welcome • Parking: £12.00 •Overnight •Includes Meal + Shower Exeter EX2 8PQ

WALES & SOUTH WEST

Open 7 Days 6.30am to 7.30pm Home Cooked Daily Specials

Roast Dinners, All Day Breakfast Transport Welcome

Overnight Parking: £12.00 Includes Meal + Shower

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Tel: 01392 259941

Tel: 01392 259 941

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Newport City Truck Stop Junction 28

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For more information call 01278 662200 or have a look at the article in this edition of Truckstop.

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just stay with Truckstop@J24 •  Fully lit, off road parking •   Fresh and filling restaurant facilities, open during working hours •  Coming soon, new shower block

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5 minutes from M4 • NP20 2NS

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We are open 24 hours 7 days.

CCTV + Night Watchman. Parking £12.00 includes meal until 12.00pm Showers - cafe on site, toilets O’ licence parking Storage by arrangement

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Use your SNAP account at these sites in London, South East/West and Wales. Parking sites Ardleigh truckstop, Stop 24, Folstone services, J11 Colchester, CO7 7SL M20, CT21 4BL Portsmth trckstp, PO6 1UJ Extra services baldock, SG7 Extra services, Cambridge, 5TR CB23 4WU Airport cafe A20 nr, Ashford The Green Welly Motel, TN25 6DA Chatteris, PE16 6UA J26 M25 Truckstop, Waltham, Orwell crossing, A14 East I EN9 3QU pswich, IP10 0DD Parking sites truckstop, Extra Services Beaconsfield, HFArdleigh Veale and sons, Stop Colchester, CO7 7SL HP9 2SE24, Folstone services, J11 Chilcompton, BA3 4JW 4BL Portsmth trckstp, PO6 1UJ UKM20, TruckCT21 STOP Ltd, Ceaser's Albion Inn and Truckstop, Extra services baldock, Extra services, Way Folkestone CT19 4ALSG7 Ashcott, TA7 9QTCambridge, 5TR CB23 4WU Airport cafe A20 nr, Ashford The Green Welly Motel, TN25 6DA Chatteris, PE16 6UA

Swindon trckstp, SN3 4ER Extra services, Cullompton, EX15 1NS Chippenham pit stop, SN15 5LH Extra services, Peterborough, PE7 8UQ Extra services M25, Cobham, Surrey, (J9/10) Swindon SN3 4ER Chris’ Cafe,trckstp, M40 J5, Extra services, Cullompton, HP11 3XB EX15 1NS Chippenham pit stop, SN15 5LH Extra services, Peterborough, PE7 8UQ

Washing sites Red trans clean LTD, Stanstead Airport, CM24 1RY Truckin’ world, Alconbury Truckstop, PE28 4WD LPW Purfleet, Juliette way, RM15 4YD Purfleet Truckwash, Beacon hill, RM1 1SR Washing sites HB Commercials, 76 the Red trans clean LTD, StanHavens, IP3 9BF stead Airport, CM24 1RY Sittingbourne commercial Truckin’ world, wash, ME10 3SJ Alconbury Truckstop, PE28 4WD LPW Purfleet, Juliette way, RM15 4YD

Also accepting fuel cards

LPW Ashford truckwash, J6/5, M25 TN16 2ER TN24 0LH Rownhams Southbound, M27 Combined sites J3/4, SO16 8AP Erith truckstop, Belvedere, LPW Felixstowe (BP garage), Kent, DA17 6AB IP11 4HU Avon Lodge Truckstop, UK truck clean, South Mimms, Avonmouth, BS11 9YP accepting fuel cards EN6 3QQ Cardiff TruckwashAlso and Junction 9 Truckwash, M1 Park, CF10 4ED LPW AL3 Ashford J6/5, M25 Luton, 8HAtruckwash, Havant LorryTN16 park,2ER PO9 1JW TN24 0LH Bristol, BS11 9YP LPW Avnmth, Rownhams Southbound, M27 Combined sites Bridgwater Tankwash, TA6 5LB J3/4, SO16 8AP lane (East) Erith truckstop, Belvedere, Roadchef Clacket LPW Felixstowe (BP garage), Kent, DA17 6AB IP11 4HU Avon Lodge Truckstop, UK truck clean, South Mimms, Avonmouth, BS11 9YP EN6 3QQ Cardiff Truckwash and

Use your SNAP account at these sites in London, South East/West and Wales.


Sponsored by SNAP: the cashless parking and washing solution that works for drivers, and operators.

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TRUCKSTOP NEWS

ISSUE 312 JULY 2013

Sponsored by SNAP: the cashless parking and washing solution that works for drivers, and operators.

Junction 19, M74

01576 300 500

LOCKERBIE LORRY PARK LOCKERBIE

SCOTLAND & THE NORTH

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Parking upto 200 Parking 200 trucks trucks

Security SecurityGuard Guard on on site site from from 6pm to 6am

£10 ith aa meal £10 for for parking parkingonly only••£15 £15 wwith meal voucher

Excellent café Open Monday – Friday 6am until 9pm; Saturday 7.30am until 1pm Excellent truckwash Open Monday 7am until Saturday 1pm (24 hours) Excellent showers & TV room

Home Cooking Cooking • SKY Home SKY SPORTS SPORTS Licenced at 6pm every night exceptand Saturdays Licenced Bar bar now open Open 6pm every night except Saturday Sunday Open 6am-10pm OpenMonday Mondayto toThursday Thursday 6am-11pm 6am-11pm • Friday 6am-10pm Saturday Saturday6am-2pm 6am-2pm && Sunday Sunday 8am-3pm New open -- selling selling drivers every day day necessities New shop shop now open

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EVIE’S KITCHEN & TAYSIDE TRUCKSTOP

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OPENING HOURS FOR FOOD

MONDAY – 8.30AM – 8.30PM TUESDAYS – THURSDAYS7.30AM – 8.30PM FRIDAY – 7.30AM – 3PM

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PHONE ORDERS 07507 061 243 FUEL OFFERED – KEY FUELS & UK FUELS PARKING FOR 25 LGV’S – SHOWER FACILITIES

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Crawford Arms Hotel & Truckstop DEFINITELY OPEN FOR

01864 502227

THE HUNGRY TRUCKER CAFÉ Mon: 8am-Late;

Tues- Friday: 6am-Late;

Saturday: 8am-1pm

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JUNCTION 14 M74

OPEN 6am WEEKDAYS • 4pm WEEKENDS

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01864 502267 • SAT NAV ML12 6TP

20 CARLISLE ROAD, CRAWFORD, ML12 6TW

WHITLEY BRIDGE TRUCK STOP 7 A19

- Security patrolling 24/7 - Agency Fuel 24/7 - Good food - The Maltings Ind. Est.

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OVERNIGHT PARKING • CCTV • HOMEMADE FOOD • SKY TV + ESPN • SHOWERS BAR • POOL TABLE • WI-FI ACCESS

OVERNIGHT PARKING ●£10 PARKING INCLUDING £2 VOUCHER ●SHOWERS ●£14 PARKING + MEAL + £2 VOUCHER ●LICENSED BAR ●ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ●HOMEMADE FOOD ●FREE WI-FI ●BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES, DINNERS AVAILABLE ALL DAY ●TAKE AWAY AVAILABLE ●

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NEWTONMORE GRILL & BAR 1 mile from A9 Opening Times: MON 7am – 10pm TUES – FRI 6.30am- 10pm SAT- 7am– 8pm SUN-8am – 8pm Fresh Home Cooked Food, Overnight Parking Showers, TV etc. WiFi available A Warm Welcome Awaits If your arriving between 9.30 – 10pm Call before and have a meal waiting for you. Perth Road, Newtonmore, PH20-1BB

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A1 trunk road, Grantshouse TD11 3RP

JustJust off junction 40 on40 M6on motorway CA11 9EH off junction M6 motorway

CA11 9EH

●Open 24 hours Monday to Friday, closing at Open 24 hours with Home Cooked Food 12.00 noon on Saturday & re-open at 06.00 on Overnight Parking is £15 with £2.00 Monday morning Meal Voucher andisFree ● Overnight Parking £15Shower with £2.00 Meal Voucher and Free Shower

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Tel: 01768 866995

Tel: 01768 866995

The SNAP account offers you: -Access to the largest number of sites in the UK available from one account. -No hidden costs. Prepaid accounts pay for what they use only while accounts paid in arrears are billed at an extra 2% -Free welcome pack for drivers containing a cab map of all of our sites (including details of facilities and contact numbers), a ‘don’t wake me, I'm with SNAP’ window sticker and access to a driver helpline open until 10pm daily ensuring easy, safe and relaxing overnight stays for drivers. -Fleet operators manage their SNAP account through our fluid online interface offering full traceability by vehicle registration plates.

The SNAP account offers you:

The Cedar Cafe Tel: 01361 850 371 Sunday to Friday 8am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 5pm Home cooking and all day breakfast

Scotland/North Parking sites The Redmoss hotel, Abington, ML12 6SX Kingstown truck park, Carslile, CA3 0EU Purdy lodge, Belford, NE70 7JU NT Truckstop, Carlisle, CA3 0JR Crawford arms, ML12 6TP Edinburgh truckpark, EH15 2QA Newton Aycliffle truckpark, DL5 6AJ Washing sites Wash n go, Chester le street, DH2 1AA Combined sites Eardley International, Lockerbie, DG11 3JD

Scotland/North

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JOIN FOR ACCESS TO MANY MORE SITES These pages show only a small selection of the 100+ locations available to SNAP users. Not listed, amongst others, are our pre-bookable, extra secure SNAP only sites.

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-The cashless solution for drivers and operators. TRUCKSTOP NEWS 15 -Easy access to a growing network of over 100 UK sites. -Effortless management from an online account.

ISSUE 312 JULY 2013

-The cashless solution for drivers and operators. -Easy access to a growing network of over 100 UK sites. -Effortless management from an online account. Crewe Lorry Park Cowley Way, Crewe CW1 6AE

07894 622250 BACK TO ORIGINAL SIZE, 100+ SPACES

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RED LION TRUCKSTOP AWARD WINNING FOOD SERVED HERE

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A151 Colsterworth NG33 5JN

• Good home cooked meals • pool table • darts • Sky TV • rooms to rent from just £15 per night • Shower Facilities • Takeaway Available • Overnight Parking Available – Competitive Rates

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

McDonalds, Tesco, many shops, takeaways and restaurants in easy walking distance Snap accepted - Accounts can be opened - Insurance company approved

500 yards from Junction 16 M1

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A1 TRUCKSTOP DINER

Kates Cabin Truckstop

Now Open Under New Management

Chequers Road, Derby, DE21 6EP

M6 J16 Whole site block paved, fenced, gated and manned 24/7 Separate area for fridges and trailer changes Toilets/showers (Newly Opened Facility) Cafe open until 9pm - Pub next door NOW WITH WIFI

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Serving food Mon - Fri 6am till 10pm and Sat 8am till 5pm

SNAP

Single National Account Package

01332 361 344

for HGV parking, washing and recovery

Located behind the BP Garage. Call: 0775 730 7885

Can be found using postcode PE7 3UJ

• Good home cooked meals • Famous for our Salads • All day breakfasts • Take Away

LODGE FARM CAFÉ

01406 424283

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A45, Weedon Road, Upperheyford, Northampton, NN7 4DE

A17 Holbeach, PE12 8LT

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Pit Stop Café and Truckstop

TRUCKSTOP OF THE YEAR 2013         

24/7 Security manned, parking for over 100 vehicles Smartcard enabled, fully automated diesel bunkering - 24/7 NEW - Fully refurbished ladies/disabled showers & toilets 3 Brush Rollover Vehicle Wash with Hot Pressure Wash Freshly cooked homemade dishes available until late Licensed bar with 52” Plasma TV with SKY SPORTS / ESPN Truckers Shop: CB, electrics, newsagents and essentials NEW - Free Wireless Internet access (WI-FI) Contract, daytime/weekend parking

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• FRESH FOOD SERVED ALL DAY • BREAKFASTS LUNCHES SNACKS PRE-ORDERS TAKEN FOR EAT IN OR TAKEAWAY • DRIVERS’ LOUNGE WITH BAR, POOL & DARTS • OVERNIGHT PARKING £15.00 • SNAP PARKING AVAILABLE • CCTV & SHOWER FACILITIES • OPEN 7 DAYS

www.RedLionTruckstop.com

Tel: 01604 831914

• Bar 5-11pm M-F • Bunkered Diesel 24/7 • Secure Parking • Toilets/Showers

Tel: 01476 860916 / 861543

We are 1 mile past Peterborough services going North - PE7 3UJ

NORTH & THE MIDLANDS

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 24 Hour Parking with Security Guard and CCTV  Parking for 100 trucks  Cafe open from 5am till late  Licenced Bar open until 11pm  Digital Widescreen TV Open 7 days a week OPEN ALL BANK HOLIDAYS  Free Male and Female showers

Food SUNDAY 8 till 8

Tel: 01527 869245

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 Roast Carvery/Steak & Chips  Fresh Homemade Recipes  Meal Deals/Healthy Options

See you soon…

Tanya x Chef

Use your SNAP account at these sites in the North and Midlands. Parking sites Red Lion truckstop, Northampton, NN7 4DE The Fox, A1 Colsterworth, NG33 5LN Jacks hill cafe, Towcester, NN12 8ET Lincoln Farm cafe and hotel, Solihull, B92 0LS Stibbington diner, A1 nr, Peterborough, PE8 6LR Kates cabin, Peterborough, PE7

3UJ Truckers rest, Cannock, WS11 1 SF Extra services, Blackburn, BB3 0AT North wales truckstop, Deeside, CH5 2NR Hessle Truckstop, HU13 0EG NT truckstop, Rugby, CV23 0AG Newark lorry park, NG24 1BL Crewe lorry park, CW1 6AE Heywood distribution park,

OL10 2TT The new Hollies, Cannock, WS11 1SB The kitchen, Sleaford road (A15), LN4 2AN Caenby corner, Glentham (A15), LN8 2AR Lodge farm cafe, Holbeach, PE12 8LT

M62 Burtonwood Services, J8/9 WA5 3AX B Taylor and sons, Notts, NG17 2HU RCS Logistics, Corby, NN17 5XZ LPW Castleford, WF10 5QH Junction 1, Hellaby, Rotheram, S66 8QL Welcome break, Hartshead moor, HD6 4JX Washing sites Roadchef M6, Stafford Lymm truckwash LTD, WA13 0SP southbound, ST15 0EU

They also take fuel cards.

Chester motorway service area, CH2 4QZ Victor Valet, M6/M42, B76 9DS Truck jet clean, Ellesmere port, CH65 4LB Combined sites Docklands Logistic Support, Goole, DN14 6UD Junction 29 Chstrfld, S42 5SA Junction 23 Lorry Park, Shepshed, LE12 9BS

Use your SNAP account at these sites in the North and Midlands.

0330 123 9110 @snapaccount

They also take fuel cards.


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COBRA SETS SIGHTS ON CYCLISTS

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obra UK has launched Global Live Cycle Scanner, a variant of its 3G mobile CCTV system aimed at protecting cyclists. Specifically developed for HGVs, the new product has been brought to market in response to a growing need for onboard cyclist protection systems, particularly in vehicles that work predominantly in urban areas. The Global Live Cycle Scanner features a scanner and six sensors along the nearside of a vehicle to detect a cyclist, and a live video camera to see exactly what is happening. If a cyclist enters the nearside of the vehicle, the system warns both the driver in the cab and the operator back at base with automatic alerts.

The Cycle Scanner also provides live images and a recording of every journey, providing instantly available evidence in the event of an incident, along with GPS location to show the vehicle journey and location. Andrew Smith, MD, Cobra UK said: “The new Global Live Cycle Scanner is a must-have product for all HGV fleet operators to help their drivers who operate in busy city centres. It brings the safer HGV of 10 years’ time to today’s roads. The technology ensures cyclists are kept safe and drivers are given an added protection system to safely carry out their job.” The Global Live Cycle Scanner is available from £899 per vehicle including scanner, sensors, live mobile CCTV system, camera and web portal (excluding installation).

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new system has been launched that converts an ordinary tipper truck into a complete asphalt/aggregate application system in just 15 minutes. Called the Sprider Asphalt Application System, it is capable of work rates on hand laying of up to 30 tonnes per hour, which can enable operators to achieve significant cost savings on hand work, paver loading and difficult-to-access application sites. There are two models of Sprider: the

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laudio Zanframundo has been appointed managing director of Iveco UK after more than two years as general manager of Iveco Acentro S.p.a., the joint venture multi-brand Iveco, Irisbus and New Holland Construction dealership in Sardinia. Zanframundo, 38, succeeds Luca Sra, who is relocating back to Iveco worldwide headquarters in Turin in a new role which sees him take responsibility for the company’s activities in the Middle East and Africa.

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M25S is available with a 4.6 m or a 5 m arm, which will give a 40 m2 or a 48 m2 working area; while the model M25E is available with a 4.3 m or a 4.6 m arm, which will give you a 32 m2 or a 40 m2 working area. The Sprider’s movements are precision controlled by a specially designed remote control unit, and the same remote control unit can be used to control the truck from the outside if it is equipped with ReCoDrive.


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Premium honours vintage livery

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teel-carrying haulier A Hingley Transport Ltd has taken delivery of a new Renault Premium 460 6x2 tractor unit – and to mark the company’s 45th anniversary, the vehicle has been decorated in Hingley Transport’s original 1960s livery. The Renault Premium with Privilege cab has a steel-carrying trailer which also features the original corporate colours. Hingley Transport has a long-standing relationship with Renault Trucks, with the marque making up three quarters of its 80-strong fleet. Based in the West Midlands, the Renault Premium ‘Anniversary Truck’ will operate across the UK, on contract work for bluechip clients including Tata Steel and Norbert Dentressangle. Dave Smith, finance director, Hingley Transport said: “We added the first Renault

trucks to our predominantly Scania fleet in 2000 when we were awarded a major contract with what was then Corus Steel UK Ltd. Renault has always been competitively priced, with a great total package supplied by Renault Trucks Midlands. “Most importantly for our contract work, the Renaults have also been very reliable trucks – which is why Renault now makes up the vast majority of our fleet. It seems fitting, therefore, that our flagship anniversary truck should be a Renault.” Hingley Transport cites a good working relationship with local dealer Renault Trucks Midlands as a key factor in the company’s loyalty. The dealer undertakes all repair and maintenance of the Renault trucks on Hingley Transport’s fleet, as well as its 150-strong trailer fleet.

Quattro steps it up

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pecialist plant hire business Quattro Group has invested in standardising and modernising its fleet of trailers with an order for 10 SFCL 67 four-axle step frames from Andover Trailers, worth nearly £700,000. The East London-based company is responsible for providing 30 per cent of the specialist wheeled and tracked ‘road rail vehicles’ (RRVs) used throughout the UK, as well as hiring machinery capable of dealing with a vast range of construction and civil engineering projects. Having previously purchased second-hand trailers from Andover, Quattro Group was so impressed with their strong performance it tasked Andover with building a fleet of new step frames to a bespoke specification. John Murphy, Quattro Group MD, said: “Our previous experience with Andoversupplied trailers demonstrated their suitability to our demanding operation. When we were looking to standardise and upgrade our fleet, Andover seemed like the perfect fit.” Each new trailer features a low-profile neck, plus rail lines in the floor of the neck, lower deck and beavertail to allow easy loading of RRVs. The specification also includes two fixed and two self-tracking BPW axles to aid manoeuvrability and minimise tyre wear, BPW air suspension with a Wabco raise/lower valve, which can be used to lower

the trailer for loading and unloading. Slide out extensions are fitted to the deck, bridge and beavertail to assist with loading wide machines. Worth approximately £70,000 each, the trailers are fitted with a number of safety features to meet Quattro Group’s high standards of health and safety. This includes Andover’s slide-out safety lights, halogen reversing lights, strobe beacons on the rear ramps and floodlights all the way round the trailer for safer working at night. The trailers also feature a bespoke working at height system, which Andover has engineered for use even when the side extensions are deployed. This means when loading wide machines, such as an excavator, it can be set-up around the outside of the excavator’s tracks, to ensure maximum safety. The 10 SFCL 67 step frames also combine hydraulic power toe ramps with Andover’s unique fuel-saving fold-forward ramps – the first time Andover has incorporated this ramp technology on a 53-tonne payload trailer. Andover’s design team worked hard to combine the two technologies, whilst also adding hydraulic sideways movement to the ramps, to enable Quattro Group to load machines of varying widths.  All 10 trailers have been supplied on a contract hire agreement by Prohire.

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he team at Rhys Davies Freight Forwarding are no strangers to unusual cargos – but when the call came in to ship a family of woolly mammoths from Cardiff to Norway, even manager John Lyon was a little taken aback.  The hairy family of three had been commissioned by the Norwegian Glacier Museum in Fjaerland and created using fibreglass by bespoke display fabrication company, Wild Creations in Cardiff. The life-size exhibits - the largest is almost 3 m tall - were carefully loaded onto a jumbo trailer for shipment via Tilbury to Gothenburg, and onward by road to Fjaerland. All arrived safely and were later installed outside the museum by technicians from Wild Creations. “The job was certainly unusual, but the guys at Rhys Davies did an excellent job,” said Wild Creations’ managing director, Matthew Wild. “This was the first time we’d had items as large as this to send to Norway, and we were unsure how to go

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about it and the paperwork involved. But despite the potential difficulties and the destination being very remote, it was all in a day’s work for the guys at Rhys Davies and everything went without a hitch. “Amazingly, their forwarding manager John Lyon actually knew the area and had visited the museum a few years ago, so he knew exactly where they were going.” Although transporting three woolly mammoths to a remote area of Norway may seem a little tricky, some of Rhys Davies’ shipments are even more challenging. For example, one customer regularly sends refrigeration gasses in 40 ft tanks to the Middle East, including Libya and Syria, so reliable contacts and an in-depth knowledge of the regulations is essential – especially in a war zone. Other contracts handled by Rhys Davies include shipping food ingredients from the Far East, skin and beauty products from India, and transporting photocopy paper for offices throughout the world.


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TRUCKSTOP NEWS

ISSUE 312 JULY 2013

TRUCKSTOPS

J23 TRUCKSTOP

• FORECOURT SHOP • OVERNIGHT PARK • T.V. SATELLITE • VEHICLE WASHING NOW AVAILABLE • CASH BACK OFFERED • SHOWERS LADIES & GENTS AVAILABLE • NOW WITH WIFI SKY SPORTS

CAFE OPEN

Mon-Friday:- 6am - 9pm Sat: 6am - 11am

RESTAURANT OPEN

Mon- Friday:- 11am - 9pm LICENSED BAR

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200 YARDS FROM JUNCTION 23 M1 - LE12 9BS • DIESEL AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK

TEL: (01509) 507479/507480 TELEX: 341412 CREDIT & FUEL FAX: 01509 600667 CARDS ACCEPTED

YORK LORRY PARK • Well signed, easy access next to A64 York Bypass & A166 Bridlington road junction • Open 4pm through to 9am Monday to Friday

TRUCKSTOP OF THE YEAR 2013

• Cafeteria providing home cooked evening meals (till 9pm) and breakfast (from 7am)

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• Male & female shower and washroom facilities • On site security guard & CCTV surveillance • Floodlit & tarmacadam parking area

York Lorry Park, Murton, York YO19 5GF Tel: 01904 486713

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A-Z ref pages 91/92 page 91 ref 2H

ADVANCE BOOKINGS TAKEN Birmingham’s first & foremost overnight Truck Parking facility.

TEL: 0121 628 2339 Entertainment Weekly! Call for details

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Over 300 spaces with CCTV & 2 patrolling guards 24 hr restaurant & bar, shop & reception 24 hr diesel, gas oil & Adblue station Free Wi-Fi & internet café LPW Truckwash Loyalty scheme for cash paying customers! Prepaid accounts available, for greater rates contact us for details Showers/toilet facilities, laundry & bedrooms Cinema screen Sky TV & live entertainment Live parking space update! Euro toll/tax available 24 hrs a day Winter equipment/vehicles Trailer exchange

BIG TV SCREEN SLEEPER CAB £7.50 Ask our security for your FREE SAUNA when parking!

Fenced, Floodlit, Tarmac parking for over 100 vehicles 24/7 Security manned site with infra red security cameras Smartcard enabled, fully automated diesel bunkering - 24/7 8 high-speed diesel pumps on 4 sheltered fuel islands Gas Oil & Adblue Available on pump NEW - Free Wireless Internet access (WI-FI) Manned 3 Brush Rollover Vehicle Wash Hot/Cold Cabinet Pressure Wash Unit - for those final touches Fully refurbished Ladies & Gents WC & Showers Freshly cooked homemade dishes available 05:00 – 23:15 Licensed bar with 52” Plasma TV with SKY SPORTS / ESPN Truckers Shop: CB, electrics, newsagents and essentials ATM & Cash back facilities available Fleet accounts available for Overnight Parking & Washing (All major fuel cards accepted for fuel, parking & washing)

En-suite with TV £18.00 Laundry Service Available

LICENSED RESTAURANT

RED LION TRUCKSTOP

Open 11am - 11pm Mon - Fri

Cafe Open 6.00am-9.00pm Mon to Fri 6.00am - 12noon Sat

500 yards from Junction 16 M1

SPECIAL STEAK BREAKFAST ONLY £4.00 SELECTION OF DINNERS FROM £3.20

OPEN ALL BANK HOLIDAYS

‘Please follow international Lorry Park signs’

 24 Hour Parking with Security Guard and CCTV  Parking for 100 trucks  Cafe open from 5am till late  Licenced Bar open until 11pm  Digital Widescreen TV  Free Male and Female showers  Pallet station in car park

Tired? Hungry? See Page 15-18 for ideas on where to head for your next rest stop

Peters Pan Café Sat Nav IP6 0SL

SWIPE and PARK

Open 7 days a week

THE WHARF, WHARF ROAD, TYSELEY, BIRMINGHAM B11 2EB

Open 7am – 4pm 7am -12pm Sat

day breakfast / pie of the day *AllHome cooked daily specials * Takeaway + lunchtime meal * deals available Visa and Mastercard accepted Free Wi-Fi Find us on Facebook

Telephone: 07954 166 022

We now accept FUEL CARDS to pay for parking

www.RedLionTruckstop.com Daventry

J16

M1 STH.

A45 - Northampton

PALLET STATION

THE RED LION

Tel: 01604 831914 A45, Weedon Road, Upperheyford, Northampton, NN7 4DE

Kates Cabin Truckstop

Now Open Under New Management • Good home cooked meals • pool table • darts • Sky TV • rooms to rent from just £15 per night • Shower Facilities • Takeaway Available • Overnight Parking Available – Competitive Rates Serving food Mon - Fri 6am till 10pm and Sat 8am till 5pm Can be SNAP

Single National Account Package for HGV parking, washing and recovery

Located behind the BP Garage. Call: 0775 730 7885

found using postcode PE7 3UJ

We are 1 mile past Peterborough services going North - PE7 3UJ


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ISSUE 312 JULY 2013

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INSURANCE

INSURANCE ADVICE

VAN - TRUCK - FLEET

INSURANCE “Quick Quote”

“ONE CALL” Need some help covering your fleet? Our expert adviser has been providing specialist truck insurance for over 30 years Truck theft PREVENTION ADVICE Q Having recently had my truck stolen, I’m looking into how best to make sure this doesn’t happen again, and if it does, what might give me the best chance of recovering my truck. What advice can you offer?

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Think carefully about how secure the environment is within which your truck is based and operates. For example, are your premises adequately secured? Where is your vehicle parked and what precautions are taken when it’s unattended, both during the day and particularly at night? If someone tries to steal your truck, how visible are they to members of the public? What security precautions do you take as regards your vehicle keys? Then there’s the security of the truck itself to consider, including vehicle locks, alarms and immobilisers. Information about the adequacy of security devices is available via the Thatcham Research website. If you feel your vehicle security may need upgrading, companies such as Maple Fleet Services may be able to help with providing appropriate solutions. And finally, should your truck be stolen despite taking appropriate precautions, there are devices available which can help locate a missing vehicle. GPS/GSM based vehicle tracking devices may be able to help, though these can be jammed and may be ineffective if a vehicle is concealed, for example, inside a building. So if stolen vehicle recovery is your principal concern, an alternative to consider (if your truck is being used within the UK) is the installation of a Tracker VHF radio signal vehicle device whose signal can be picked up by suitably-equipped police vehicles.

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Employers’ liability INSURANCE NEEDS Q I’m an owner-driver. The only person who might be considered to be an employee is my wife, who takes care of the operational side of the business. Do I need to arrange Employers’ Liability insurance?

A Every business, including a family business, which is incorporated as a limited company needs to arrange Employers’ Liability insurance, regardless of size. If a business is a family business and is not a limited company, and the only people working for the business are closely related (husband, wife, civil partner, father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, stepfather, stepmother, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, brother, sister, half-brother or half-sister), the business is exempt from the Employers’ Liability regulations. So, providing you are not a limited company and the only person working with you is your wife, your business should be exempt from having to arrange Employers’ Liability insurance. Damaged goods RHA CONDITIONS Q One of my customers recently hit me with a large claim for goods they claim were damaged by me whilst in transit. The damage allegedly occurred about two months ago. I’m sure the claim is spurious - I don’t think I had anything to do with the goods being damaged, but the customer insists I’m responsible. I operate under RHA Conditions. Might this help me in some way?

A Notify your insurer as soon as possible and remind them you operate under RHA Conditions of Carriage. The RHA Conditions require damage to be notified in

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writing within seven days and a claim to be submitted in writing within 14 days. That being the case, your insurer can be expected to repudiate the claim on your behalf, on the grounds your customer failed to report the damage within the required time frame. Transit insurance CMR COVER Q I spend quite a lot of time abroad carrying goods under CMR Conditions and my transit insurance policy has been arranged accordingly. I’ve recently come across an opportunity to engage in occasional ‘cabotage’ work in France. Does my CMR cover protect me adequately, or do I need to make special insurance arrangements?

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CMR only applies to the movement of goods from one country to another. As your cabotage work will involve haulage work between different points within the same country, CMR won’t apply. Instead, you will be carrying under whatever conditions of carriage have been agreed locally between yourself and the customer. Chances are you will be required to carry under conditions of carriage which your customer, rather than you, are familiar with. You need to obtain a copy of those conditions of carriage, make sure you understand entirely what your

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liabilities are under the contract, and ask your insurance provider to arrange an appropriate extension to your transit insurance policy. Multi-drop drivers UNATTENDED VEHICLES Q I’m an owner-driver. Most of my work involves multi-drop parcel-type deliveries. Because I’m so busy, I don’t feel I’ve got the time to keep locking my van every time I take a parcel out and take it in to the customer’s premises. If I was to have some of the load stolen - or worse still, my van - would I be covered, given I’m never more than a minute or two’s walk away from my vehicle?

A Doing what you do means a claim relating either to the goods on your vehicle or the vehicle itself may well not be met, as the insurer is likely to regard the vehicle as being ‘unattended’ at the time of the loss and may also feel you have failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent a loss. What might be worth looking into is the possibility of having a good quality after-market ‘slam-lock’ fitted, which has been specially designed for operators (like you) who are engaged in multi-drop delivery work. All risks cover TRANSHIPMENT COSTS Q Under our transit insurance policy, we’ve got ‘all risks’ cover for

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loss or damage to consignments we’re moving on behalf of our customers. What would happen if one of our trucks was damaged in a crash and the cargo had to be re-loaded onto another vehicle before continuing its journey? Would the ‘transhipment’ cost be covered under our policy?

A Transit insurance policies do typically cover transhipment costs, usually in the form of an automatic extension with a limit of perhaps £10,000. Wordings do vary between insurers, so check your cover carefully and ask your broker for advice. If you have an insurance question, please contact our panel of experts on 01952 298 753 email: insurancequery@towergate.co.uk or visit: www.truckquote.co.uk

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