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The new Mercedes-Benz Actros premium long-haul tractor unit range was the star attraction for some of the North-West’s leading road transport operators, at a launch event staged by leading dealer Enza.

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position, optimised to provide a better view of aided by an increase in the cabʼs usable innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. Stalks and controls are arranged in priority important ones are now closest to the driver, steering wheel now has a neck tilt function – world-first in the truck world. Safety is high on the agenda, An structure features more upright give the cab an additional 1 m3 of This means an extra 300 litres (10.5 Also of benefit to drivers are improved seats and driving storage capacity, as well as greater position, optimised to provide a better view of the road. This is board.“The cab is optimised both aided by an increase in the cabʼs usable window area and an leisure time,” Nilsson said. “A innovative slimmer rear-view mirror design. integrated parking cooler, new Stalks and controls are arranged in priority so the most noise levels among other features, important ones are now closest to the driver, and the the chance of pleasant relaxation and steering wheel now has a neck tilt function – another nightʼs sleep, which in turn means world-first in the truck world. tired and more alert.” Safety is high on the agenda, An all-new cab Production of the Volvo FH will start in structure features more upright A-pillars, which for the European market. 3

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Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the Centres vehicle through its paces on UK roads. Details were scarce when we went to across the press ahead of the official launch on New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longUK September 5, but the Swedish distance transport. From the outset, designers and manufacturer told Truckstop News the new FHs will be available in both Euro engineers were determined to provide the best possible We give £5 to Volvo the lidall onspecified its he UK’s first new Volvo FH has purchase and leasing, the 6x2Trucks tractorhas liftedwere with a 6full-life 5 and form, andrepair pack a vast amount levels means we’ve never jumped about comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and of upgrades and improvements. charity for all-new been delivered to Bo’Ness units feature Volvo’s D13C EuroFH 5 series of heavy and trucks, maintenance contract, which between truck-makers.” Leading the charge will for fuel operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab every medical ESSENTIAL REVISIONS ONLY BE RECIEVED designed with the driver in mind efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See • CORRECTIONS TO THIS PROOF MUST andoptions, woodchip engines producing 500 bhp, which are be carried out at Volvo Truck and Bus Ordered more than two years ago, the function (Truckstop News, issue 301). sizes,based enginesawdust ratings and allowing customers to and a focus on fuel economy. The system, which works alongside theUK’s APPROVAL MUST BE premier CONFIRMED BY RETURN contractor Alex perfectly Anderson. Centre North & Scotland’s Edinburgh new FH series will, just like EMAIL, FAX OR POST tailor vehicles for any application. coupled to I-Shift automated gearboxes. I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed were scarce when we went to to cut consumption by five per cent by its classic FH predecessor, eventually join Almost 20 years ago, the the West XL cabs,Details leather seats, premises. 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That particular event formed the Alex Anderson’s traditional includes the tractor unit wasintegrated restored tocooler, as-new parking new lighting and low efficiency is Volvoʼs new I-See An additional five per cent saving in fuel cent improvement. noise levels among other features, all world début for Volvo’s then groundlivery is applied by Grangemouth-based of a locally based FuelwithWatch after 950,000 km, and today increase use is possible Volvo Trucksʼ new condition Fuel function (Truckstop News, issueservices 301). the chance of pleasant relaxation and a good The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test Package. This package encompasses The system, which works alongside the nightʼs sleep, which turncompany’s means drivers are less breaking new truck range. painter, off with manager. of inthe training and monthly assistance – Fuel forms the centrepiece I-Shift automated transmission, is claimed drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typicalScott King and finished tired and more alert.” Advice – and its aim is to cut fuel costs by to cut consumption by five per cent by Alex Anderson’s prime mover single-vinyl by John Coulter. “Our fleet has been 100 per cent well-known collection historic HGVs, Production of theof Volvo FH will start in spring 2013 Cotswold Medicals Ltd driving conditions.latest The route included andgraphics dualchanging driving styles and increasing storing information about the route the truck Coverdale House forincludes the Europeanother market. key Volvo Mark May reckons the 40 newyears Mercedes-Benz iswhich ʻbrilliantʼ. knowledge of how to driveActros for maximum is carriageway the first of aroads. batch Each of 16ofsimilar tractor Operating across Scotland and for almost now,” said also drives along. “The next time the Volvo truck uses the four demonstrator Little Sodbury End fuel-efficiency. the same route, I-See operates the Bristol BS37 6QE Volvoʼs new I-Torque Euro 6 drivelineTruck – trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total units ordered for delivery this year. accruing an annual mileage per vehicle Alex Anderson. “The marque’s reliable models such as the F86, F88, F7, accelerator, gears and brakes to ensure production of which for the European is asFHs economical as possible,” said of almost 700 miles covered the day. Sourced through a mixture ofon outright of around 100,000 km, progress the new record and consistent customer service F10 and FL10. market will get under way in autumn 2013 – seeCharges our include VAT Nilsson, president, Volvo Truck On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end Claes of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, should make for additional fuel savings. “ICorporation. Torque reduces fuel consumption by up to With its new Volvo FH series, Volvo is ACCIDENT ʻpushing Anan additional five per cent saving in fuel logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 four the envelopeʼ in re-defining what a premium use is possible with Volvo Trucksʼ new Fuel bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also per cent. Together with I-See and other minor see our truck can offer. Package. 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n act of heroism by an agency truck driver during the dark days of March, when blizzards swept across Kent and Sussex, has come to light recently thanks to an anonymous phone call to the transport office at the DHL Sainsbury’s depot in Dartford. Mark Riches, who drives for Milestone, put his ample driving experience and desire to help out fellow motorists to into action when his truck became stuck while attempting to reach Sainsbury’s in Sevenoaks with a food and drink delivery. Mark, who was on the 5:30 pm shift, said: “I have never seen such terrible conditions in 17 years of driving LGVs. Snow was sweeping in across the A21, visibility was very low and I slowed down to a crawl, to

avoid risks such as jack-knifing. “After making slow progress, then waiting two hours in a queue to inch past a broken-down petrol tanker on the other side of the road, which oncoming cars were being directed around by local people braving the weather, I eventually reached the roundabout at about 8:30 pm, which should have been the home straight.” Mark thought the slight hill after the right turn off the Riverhead roundabout could present a problem, and he was not wrong – despite it being the kind of day when even rivals would collaborate to get a job done. “A friendly Tesco lorry driver had got into difficulties and had already pulled over,” Mark said. “He offered to let me attempt the hill by stopping traffic behind me at the bottom, so

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package of measures put in place by the logistics sector for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games could, if adopted permanently, improve safety levels for cyclists and other vulnerable users – as well as bring environmental benefits. These are the findings of a major new in-depth analysis of the performance of the logistics sector during the Games, undertaken by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), DHL and the University of Westminster.  The study established the planned programme of measures for road deliveries adopted during the London Games last year – which included more night-time deliveries, consolidation of loads onto fewer vehicles, and much improved levels of communications between local authorities, operators, customers and employees – generated positive outcomes that could improve road safety for cyclists and deliver a ‘hat-trick’ of environmental benefits in London, and anywhere else that adopts them. These are: fewer CO2 emissions, less traffic congestion, and reduced fuel consumption. The Report highlights Transport for London data showing the number of lorries over 3.5 tonnes in the morning traffic peak (8.30 am) during the Games fell almost 15 per cent compared to a summer’s day in 2011. Smarter working achieved an overall reduction in the number of freight vehicles during the Games period, achieved by making more deliveries during the evening and overnight. Coordinated and innovative approaches meant fewer kerbside

deliveries by day, thereby improving the safety of cyclists for whom such vehicles can be an added safety hazard. It also led to a reduction in fuel consumption of between 3-6 per cent, and reductions in lorry/van driver hours of up to 20 per cent. Fewer goods vehicles on the road by day also indirectly benefitted bus services that were able to move more freely. With goods vehicles accounting for a sixth of the total distance travelled on London’s roads and over 50 per cent of all cyclist fatalities resulting from collisions with trucks, the report also said improved communications between local authorities, event managers, logistics operators and customers were a leading feature of the smooth operation of the London Games.  CILT CEO, Steve Agg, said: “For freight and passenger transport, the London Games proved a major success. Goods and services were retained at highly efficient levels, and people were able to move London’s streets more quickly and easily. We must now take advantage of this ‘London 2012 effect’ and put some of the lessons learned into practice on a permanent basis for the sake of all road users, especially for cyclists and pedestrians, to make the capital city a more pleasant place to live and work.” He added: “Freight delivery and logistics operations were made more efficient in London but these methods and approaches could easily be adopted by other cities in the UK, especially those undertaking similar events such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”

I could roll back if necessary. In the event, I lost traction, had to reverse and park up to be out of the way of the traffic.” It was now around 9:30 pm, and Mark had to update the store from his cab. While he was doing this, he noticed the camber on the road meant a car was gradually slipping towards a line of parked cars on the kerb as it moved forward. Grabbing his hi-vis vest and jumping out, he instructed the elderly driver to stop and helped push his car back on track and away from danger. It was the first of several such efforts Mark made wearing only his usual fleece and T-shirt under the hi-vis vest in the freezing cold, but he thinks the first grateful couple in the car were the ones to contact the depot.

A few days later, they left a thankful message with Sainsbury’s, which ended: “Even in his hour of need, he was a bit of a hero to others. Thank you, Mr Sainsbury’s lorry driver, whoever you are.” Luckily, around 12 am Mark spotted a gritter lorry coming down the hill in the other direction and asked the driver if he would grit Mark’s side of the hill. He did, and on the third re-attempt (with more help from the Tesco driver, for whom Mark had returned the favour), Mark succeeded in climbing the hill and reaching the Sainsbury’s store. In total, the usual 40-minute journey had taken more than five hours. Mark was characteristically modest about his efforts: “It wasn’t just me. What was special about that

day was everyone pulled together, from the local people near the tanker to the other LGV driver on the hill. The camaraderie was enormous.” His advice for other drivers is to be prepared for the unexpected, and do consider doing first aid training in case the worst happens. The story has a happy ending. Milestone said it is extremely proud of Mark and has given him 200 Smile Miles points as a bonus – not just to recognise the feedback from the members of the public whom he helped, but also for his determination and quick thinking to get the job done in adversity. Points from Milestone’s performance reward scheme can be used towards Red Letter Days experiences and Driver CPC training.

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enault has released a new Adventure kit for its tough Kerax construction chassis, in acknowledgement of its robustness and reliability demonstrated in expeditions such as the Dakar Rally and the Cape to Cape race. The Renault Kerax Adventure is distinguished by a new look – a grey radiator grille, hefty bull bar and rally-type sunshield – and a unique livery. To give the vehicle a stamp of exclusivity, both doors display the official Renault Trucks Adventure logo. On the roof of the cab, the Renault Kerax Adventure features chrome-plated fog horns

instead of regular horns. Outside Europe and in environments with high levels of dust or sand, the Renault Kerax is fitted with a special air filter. Available on Euro 3 vehicles, it is possible to prolong engine life and reduce the frequency of air filter replacements. After 30 years’ involvement in the Dakar Rally, plus participating in the 2009 Cape to Cape between the North Cape in Norway to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Renault Trucks said it is committed to adventure and pushing the boundaries of travel in extreme conditions.

Like the rest of the construction range, the Renault Kerax Adventure incorporates Renault Trucks’ Optifuel Solutions designed to reduce fuel consumption. The Optidriver+ automated gearbox has an offroad mode specially suited for negotiating challenging terrain and helping to reduce fuel costs in the process, while Optifuel Infomax allows operators to analyse and monitor consumption and driving styles. The Renault Kerax Adventure kit is available for all Renault Kerax vehicles across the different configurations and engine ratings.

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olvo Trucks has revealed the new Volvo FMX at the Bauma show in Munich, Germany. The Swedish manufacturer said the new FMX is easier to drive and boasts several innovations to boost its efficiency and off-road capability for models with a single steered front axle. Volvo said the driver can steer a heavily loaded truck without the slightest effort thanks to new Volvo Dynamic Steering technology. “The patented Volvo Dynamic Steering system benefits all drivers, but its advantages are most noticeable when driving at low speeds. The effortless steering makes the construction truck driver’s job far easier,” said Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. The new FMX features an electronically controlled electric motor attached to the steering gear, which works together with the hydraulic power steering and is regulated thousands of times per second by its electronic control unit. Another benefit is that Volvo Dynamic Steering self-centres automatically when reversing. “At low speeds, the electric motor replaces the driver’s muscle-power. Instead, the driver can relax and steer without any effort and strain,” said Gustav Neander, project manager for Volvo Dynamic Steering.

A new suspension system features automatic ride-height control and offers 300 mm of ground clearance. The new off-road air suspension is available in both 4x2 and 6x4 configuration, but with the 8x4 axle configuration on both the traditional twin front axle set-up and the new Tridem design. The vehicle offers improved stability as the anti-roll bar is now positioned in the centre of the bogie. At the same time, there are no unprotected suspension components behind the truck’s last axle, so making it a good fit for tipping into asphalt pavers. To create a tighter turning circle and reduced tyre wear, it is possible to specify the 8x4 configuration with tridem bogie with a hydraulically steered tag axle. The tag axle can also be lifted or dumped for increased drive axle traction in difficult operating conditions, as well as reducing tyre wear when running unladen. FMX 4x4 and 6x6 all-wheel drive vehicles can be spec’d with I-Shift automated transmission, which now has a longer oil-change interval of 45,000 km. The front-wheel drive system has been further refined to deliver † Volvo Dynamic Steering system makes the wheel effortless to turn at low speeds

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Held at the Oulton Park race circuit in Cheshire, the event gave invited guests their first chance to put the vehicle through its paces on UK roads. New Actros is the ultimate premium truck for longdistance transport. From the outset, designers and engineers were determined to provide the best possible comfort, driving dynamics, safety, productivity and operating economy, as well as a sweeping range of cab sizes, engine ratings and options, allowing customers to tailor vehicles perfectly for any application. The current Actros holds the Guinness World Record for fuel economy at 40 tonnes gvw, but road tests have shown the new model is seven per cent more frugal when specified to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, while the ultra-clean Euro 6 version shows a four per cent improvement. The 81 guests took turns to head out on a 17-mile test drive, carefully chosen to simulate a variety of typical driving conditions. The route included single- and dualMark May reckons the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is ʻbrilliantʼ. carriageway roads. Each of the four demonstrator trucks provided for the event made 10 journeys - a total of almost 700 miles covered on the day. On each trip, the mpg figure achieved was recorded and at the end of the day the winner was Craig Stewart, logistics manager at Widnes-based Ray Stewart Haulage, who averaged an impressive 11.4 mpg in the 510 bhp V8-powered Actros 2551, and 11.8 mpg in the 450 bhp Actros 2545 model. Between journeys, guests also enjoyed ‘hot laps’ of the Oulton Park circuit in two-seater racing cars piloted by professional drivers. PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS Transport manager Mark May of food waste and animal by-products recycling specialist John Pointon & Sons, summed up the feelings of many when he said: “It was a great day, very informative and enjoyable, and superbly organised. The new Actros is brilliant. The driving experience was fantastic and if the fuel performance figures are to be believed it will be an unbeatable all-round package. The previous Actros is a very good truck - but this new one is a huge step forward.”

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following axle configurations: 4x4, 6x6 tractor and rigid and 8x6 rigid. The new FMX is available with a choice of 11- and 13-litre Euro 6 engines. The D13 has power outputs from 420 to 500 bhp, while the D11 spans the range from 330-450 bhp. To meet Euro 6 requirements, the engine has been equipped with a non-cooled EGR system for recirculation of exhaust gases. The new Volvo FMX cab is made of high-tensile steel. All components in the front structure have been redesigned – and a large number of them have been moved to make the new FMX more robust in rough construction environments. Production for European customers will get under way in September 2013.

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P&H MOVES FLEET FORWARD

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ew nationwide van sales food service operation P&H Direct has rolled out its service with a fleet comprising 50 Isuzu Forward N75.150 7.5-tonne rigid vehicles. The trucks were specifically purchased for the brand new initiative, and all are specified with purpose-designed Paneltex bodywork. P&H Direct is a new van sales operation set up by Palmer and Harvey to service retail food outlets such as cafes, snack bars, garden centres, sandwich shops and pubs – and the move into food service is a first for the wholesaler. Each Isuzu vehicle stocks FMCG lines including crisps, countlines chocolate, chilled drinks, chewing

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gum and key catering essentials such as tea and coffee. A FMCG category specialist, who can provide expert advice to any of the outlets on ranging, merchandising and promotions, staffs each vehicle. Huw Davies, P&H Direct MD, said: “We pride ourselves on providing the most reliable distribution service to our customers, and for this we require a dependable vehicle fleet. As a company, Palmer and Harvey has operated Isuzu trucks for well over 10 years within its national fleet, and the proven performance and reliability of the products, supported by unrivalled customer service, is second to none.

“Furthermore, the payload capacity we achieve from the Isuzus is by far the best in the industry.” The latest 7.5-tonne Isuzus all feature Isuzu’s Easyshift transmission, and each truck has an extra-long Paneltex Ecofont S dry-freight body which has an interior length of 6100 mm. While the dry-freight body is principally designed for ambient products, there is a provision for chilled products through the supply of a mobile refrigeration unit within each truck. According to P&H Direct, the new Isuzus will each have a working life of seven years, covering approximately 20,000 miles per annum operating as sales vans working on a localised geographical area.

TC SLAMS STANDARDS

he traffic commissioner for London and the South East has called on the construction and building industry to improve HGV licence standards after six different operators appeared at public inquiry in one month. Nicholas Denton, the region’s independent regulator, issued the reminder about vehicle maintenance and driver safety standards following investigations by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA). Four of out of the six businesses faced regulatory action as a result of the inspections. Romford-based Five Oaks Scaffolding Ltd will be suspended from operating for seven days in May, while Active Plant Hire Ltd, Lakha Scaffolding Ltd and A Whalebone Building Supplies Ltd all had their licences reduced. Reports submitted by the enforcement body revealed a number of shortcomings in vehicle safety standards. Three of the firms had issues with the forward planning of safety checks and all had unsatisfactory driver defect reporting in place. In one instance, drivers were not even carrying out the required checks. The TC also heard MoT pass rates were below the national average, with two of the operators recording multiple failures on the same vehicle. Prohibitions – including the issue of significant notices for loose wheel nuts and tyre defects – were a common problem, with one operator having attracted seven in five years on an eight-vehicle fleet. In addition, Mr Denton found two of the businesses had received previous warnings about operator licence compliance, the most recent being in March 2012. The TC also noted VOSA examiners had reported on the lack of involvement of

company directors in the compliance regime for more than one of the firms. “A lack of understanding by the directors or owners of how the transport side of their business operates can have significant consequences, as these cases have shown,” Denton said. “When applying for a licence, it is the company director or owner who signs the application form. That means they sign up to the licence responsibilities – to ensure driver’s hours rules are observed, to keep vehicles fit and serviceable, to make sure drivers report defects promptly and to keep maintenance and repair records. “It is not acceptable for a director or owner to delegate control over these functions to someone else and then simply assume everything is being done properly, without ever checking this is so. This does appear to be a particular risk in businesses whose primary purpose is something other than transport. “In the construction sector, operating large vehicles is a necessary consequence of the main activity, whether that is erecting scaffolding, selling building supplies or hiring plant machinery. But they are still heavy goods vehicles. The need to carry out safety checks still applies. The minimum standards must be in place. “I am constantly amazed by the fact that people in the construction industry who are very careful about adhering to health and safety standards when on construction sites or up on scaffolding, seem to throw all that care out of the window the instant they leave the site. They leap into a goods vehicle and drive off without bothering to check properly for defects. Operating the goods vehicle should be treated with the same reverence towards safety as is given to work on the building site.”

new taskforce comprising councils, utility companies and business representatives has been set up to reduce the cost and disruption caused by roadworks. However, campaign website Potholes.co.uk, set up by automotive warranty specialist Warranty Direct in 2007, maintains greater investment is still needed across the board to bring the UK’s crumbling road network up to scratch. Statistics reported by the Local Government Association show poorly repaired roads cost taxpayers almost half a billion pounds over the past two years. A spokesperson from Potholes. co.uk said the website has experienced a record number of visitors in the first four months of this year, as Britain’s ‘Pothole Season’ took its toll on the nation’s vehicles. Warranty Direct’s Duncan

McClure Fisher said: “We are very happy to hear the government is acknowledging the mess councils and utility companies leave behind when they repair roads to an inadequate standard. “Over the years, we have found many Potholes.co.uk users report damage to the vehicles caused by stretches of road which have been dug up and repaired poorly. “We’ve always campaigned for the ‘patch and mend’ mentality to be scrapped and for better funding to be made available to local authorities so they can do the job properly in the first place. “However, we won’t be holding our breath that the taskforce will magically improve Britain’s roads – our infrastructure needs greater investment across the board, and this is just one small step in achieving that.”

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V Show organisers hosted a roundtable discussion on April 9 with the secretary of state for transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP. Attended by members from each of the bodies representing the Show Partnership, the range of issues raised covered areas such as the use of alternative fuels, capital allowances, creating incentives for haulage companies to expand their operations, and the usual dilemma of how to encourage young people into the industry. Discussions also included reducing corporation tax, the image of the workforce and, of course, the issue of road safety – particularly in relation to other road users. “It’s been fantastic to come here and see some of the cutting-edge technology at work in today’s logistics industry,” McLoughlin said. “It’s also given me the opportunity to hear direct from operators, manufacturers and engineers, and that is invaluable, given the huge importance of haulage and logistics to the nation’s economy.”

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ulti-modal transport solutions specialist Potter Logistics conducted a detailed, head-to-head comparison between its established fleet supplier’s main contender and a New Actros from Mercedes-Benz, before coming down firmly in favour of the truck with a three-pointed star. As a result, the national operator is now running 10 New Actros 2545 tractor units with fuel-efficient 450 bhp engines and aerodynamic StreamSpace cabs, all of which arrived via York dealer Northside Truck & Van. Potter needed new vehicles after taking over the business of York haulier House of James Transport. Nick Brightey, general manager at Potter Logistics’ transport division and York distribution centre, said: “Our own policy is to renew trucks every five years, but those on the House of James fleet were a good deal older than this. So we immediately began the process of replacing the vehicles we inherited. “Most of those trucks were by MercedesBenz and highly thought of. So we decided to evaluate the brand’s latest product, the New Actros, against a tractor unit from another supplier.”

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‡ Potter Logistics chose New Actros after tough fuel trial with competing marque Representatives of both manufacturers delivered presentations and provided Brightey and his colleagues with demonstration units for trial. The Potter Logistics team focused on the vehicles’ fuel efficiency, as well as seeking feedback from drivers on aspects such as ease of operation and cab comfort for nights away. The New Actros quickly moved into pole position after scoring very highly across the board. “Equally important, though,” said Brightey, “was the reassurance that Mercedes-Benz and Northside Truck & Van conveyed. They made it clear from day one that rather than just wanting to sell us a few trucks and then walk away, they were here to help us deliver the top-quality service our customers expect.” This partnership approach is already paying dividends, as Potter has since ordered another eight New Actros tractors, identical in specification to the 10 already delivered.

ONLINE CALC SORTS DRIVERS HOURS

new website has been set up to help truck drivers record and manage their driving hours online. Called My Driving Hours (www. mydrivinghours.co.uk), the site was created to calculate and track average working time, payback hours, extended driving, weekly driving, two-weekly driving, the Working Time Directive and generally keep track of hours to help drivers stay on the right side of the regulations. The website keeps track of all the above and presents the key information in an easy-to-read format. It’s free to use, and once registered, users just enter start and finish times, driving, working, POA and rest times and the system will do the rest.

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A summary is given of essential data – like driving time for the current week and over the two-week period, how many times a driver has increased his driving time, how many reduced daily rests have been taken, working time for the current week and average working time. At the bottom of the page, a three-week graph is drawn to enable drivers to see and calculate the payback of any reduced weekly rests. The site also shows details of the current week plus 28 days’ history, so it can be used as a record and calculates time worked minus rest (but not POA), so it can also be used to track payment hours.

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he Retro Truck Show is all set to take place at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon on September 15. The show will exhibit over 400 modern classic trucks manufactured between 1960 and 2000 arranged by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. This year, a modern section will be parked just outside the show entrance, open to trucks registered after 2000.

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Star Letter

PARKING STRATEGY STALLED?

For many years now, Truckersworld, the RHA and FTA have been campaigning for far better secure overnight parking facilities in the UK for driver safety and welfare. Following meetings with the DfT where we have presented proposals and solutions to this problem, the Lorry Parking Strategy was introduced – but now seems to have come to a stop, just like many other words of wisdom on the subject, but as yet no actual action has been introduced. With the introduction of

Dear Mr Hammond MP

After posting the news of a levy on foreign freight vehicles entering the UK on my forum at http://forum.truckersworld.co.uk it is seen to be well accepted and possibly well overdue to bring about fairer competition in the UK haulage industry. We as drivers only hope there are no catches that will see the UK cost rise. As this levy on foreign vehicles entering the UK is to produce extra income, and on a whole from trucks, then has any consideration been put forward to improving the facilities for the truckers in the UK using this extra income? It is well recognised from the many Euro drivers on my forum that the facilities offered in other European countries far outweigh

book review

British and European Trucks of the 1970s Author: Colin Peck Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd Web: www.veloce.co.uk ISBN: 978-1-845844-15-8 Price: £14.99 The 1970s was a time of great change in the commercial vehicle industry, with the arrival of trucks that offered great advances in terms of power and driver comfort. Competition among domestic and European truck manufacturers was reaching fever pitch with the arrival of vehicles from the Continent that boasted high-bhp engines and well-appointed sleeper cabs, and

the new levy to be introduced on foreign trucks entering the UK, we consider there is an opportunity for this government to use the extra income for this purpose. Income from truckers, providing better facilities for truckers. With this incentive in mind, I have sent a letter to the DfT asking for consideration. The letter is below, and I will inform you of any reply. Barrie Tozer www.truckersworld.co.uk what is on offer in the UK. There is a massive shortage of secure overnight parking at a reasonable cost, very few decent roadside facilities with toilets, and more lay-bys are being closed down for safety reasons. If a charge is to be introduced on vehicles entering the UK, then should this UK government not also look at providing better facilities than presently offered to also bring about a standard they would expect and receive in other EU countries? We have had meetings with present and past government DfT ministers and have expressed and presented different ways conditions and facilities could be introduced at a respectable cost, and maybe this extra income now offers the opportunity to act instead of just talking about it.

the British lorry-makers were left to play catch-up as perviously loyal customers took their money elsewhere. This new book by Colin Peck, published as part of Veloce Publishing’s Those were the days... series, takes a detailed look at the output of all British and European truck manufacturers that were active during the decade. UK companies covered include AEC, Albion, Atkinson, Bedford, Commer, Dennis, ERF, Foden, Leyland and Scammell; while European marques in operation include Berliet, DAF, Faun, FiatIveco, Ginaf, Magirus-Deutz, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Scania and Terberg, to name a few. Alongside detailed information and high-quality photographs of the trucks in question, the book also tackles the complex series of merges, acquisitions, amalgamations and take-overs that occurred during the ’70s, including the ultimately catastrophic rapid expansion of British Leyland. Over 96 pages and offering 120 photographs, this is a fascinating and well-researched book that serves as a comprehensive, yet

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

I believe many ministers recognise the shortfall in facilities on offer in the UK. More and more we are told it is unsafe to park here or there, but where do we go? Industrial estates are introducing more double yellow lines to stop overnight parking without any consideration of where drivers go to park up safely. May I respectfully request you make full consideration of putting this extra income to good use in possible offering grants to town councils to open up the many park & rides as secure overnight parking, a simple solution which will provide safety for drivers and easily policed. When new planning applications are received for new developments, they must provide within the plans suitable provisions. Possibly in major road development consider better of road lay-by facilities with toilets. What has happened to the much talked about Lorry Parking Strategy? Is it still in the back burner along with other talk or improvements? We as professional drivers in the UK deserve to be treated better by this UK government. We are limited by law and legislation, and yet very few town or city councils offer decent facilities for the trucks that keep their economy moving and the drivers who need proper rest and consideration for their safety. The time is right for action, and not just words of wisdom. This letter will be produced on my forum for the observation of my many members and other drivers, and I will with pleasure post any such reply I receive from you or your ministers. Thank you for taking the time to read this with our concerns and I hope to receive a considered reply in the near future. Yours sincerely

First of the new reg

accessible account of one of the most unsettled times in the history of commercial vehicles.

From Camel to Truck: The Bedouin in the Modern World Author: Dawn Chatty Publisher: White Horse Press Web: www.amazon.co.uk ISBN: 978-1874267720 Price: £25

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Sea to Sky Author: RE Donald Publisher: Proud Horse Publishing Web: www.amazon.co.uk ASIN: B00AS9WNSK Price: £3.18 This ebook continues the popular series of mysteries featuring hardboiled ex-homicidedetectiveturnedInterstate-truckdriver Hunter Rayne, who’s life on the road is interrupted when he becomes the prime suspect in a US police hunt for a particularly nasty serial killer. Sea to Sky is an entertaining read, with a well-paced story that will appeal to fans of procedural crime fiction and trucking fiction alike. Well worth a download. Rating: «««««

nationwide companies, including Scania. Unfortunately, Eddie Stobart is too far for me to do the academy, as I live in the Midlands. Do you know any company/organisation who can help me fund my initial licence, preferably with employment at the end of it?

Andrew Hartley, by email

If anyone has any information that can help Andrew out, please get in touch with us at the usual address and we’ll pass it on -ed.

Us truck nuts always like to compete for a photograph of a truck with the new reg. As 13 reg took effect on March 1, I was out on the A14 at the beginning of the month to try my luck… and bingo – I was lucky enough to grab a shot of this DAF CF with the new reg. Thirteen going on 14, you might say! The A14 is the now best photographic spot in East Anglia since the M1 north of Junction 10 has been totally ruined for us truck photographers – there’s no hard shoulder at Toddington Services, and a concrete barrier has been built that effectively obscures the lower part of passing trucks. I sometimes wonder if the Highways Department has it in for us truck enthusiasts. Only joking, of course.

Peter Davies, by email

Funding problem

I’m 21 and unemployed and I’m desperately trying to gain my first HGV (Cat C) licence, but I am having real difficulty getting the money for it. I’ve found a reputable company to give me the training and a quote of £1100 for the practical course. I’ve also phoned local and

This book from Dawn Chatty, professor of anthropology at Oxford University, explores how the Bedouin tribes of Northern Arabia have traded their camels – the tribes’ traditional means of goods transportation – for trucks in reaction to the Middle East’s rapidly changing cultural and economic climate. As Chatty says, “the ship of the desert is now a Toyota, Datsun, Nissan or GM pick-up”, and the widespread adoption of motor vehicles is changing the way these previously pastoral people operate and interact with the region’s economy. Though not the lightest of reads,

Suspect showers?

I refer to your article about Moto services starting to charge for showers (Truckstop News, May). It may be worth running a poll on what drivers think about this. Most drivers I have spoken to say the showers are not worth this – the showers are very small and poorly maintained. Moto had a turnover of £786 million pounds along with a profits of £52 million pounds, so this charge seems very unfair. It makes you wonder if Tim Moss, the chief executive of Moto, would use these poor facilities? You would imagine his office is equipped with an ensuite so he could wash after his hard day in his executive office, waited on hand and foot. All info sourced from internet under ‘Moto profits’.

Kev By email

We would be interested to hear more readers’ thoughts on this, so please do send them into the usual address -ed.

this book presents an enlightening picture of how the introduction of trucks is altering the traditional role of Middle Eastern tribes, and how motorised transport is affecting their communities. Rating: «««««

The Racketeer Author: John Grisham Read by: JD Jackson Runtime: 12 hours AUDIO 44 minutes BOOK Publisher: REVIEW Hodder & Stoughton Web: www.audible.co.uk Price: £19.99 (digital download) In The Racketeer, US legal thriller master John Grisham spins the complex tale surrounding the mysterious murder of Judge Raymond Fawcett, who’s body is found alongside that of his secretary in the basement of his lakeside cabin. Told from the perspective of an incarcerated lawyer who holds the key to the puzzle, this is a top-notch yarn. Rating: «««««


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Issue 311 summer 2013 ADVERTORIAL

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nfortunately, many businesses involved in the personal injury arena regard an accident claim as a commodity to be traded. Despite it now being illegal to sell the details of an injured person wanting to claim compensation, large commercial entities in the market (including insurance companies) have re-structured their arrangements to get round the new rules, with the intention of continuing to profit from your misfortune. The legal costs that a successful claimant can recover from their opponent have been drastically reduced, and their solicitor is now under pressure to carry out the work as economically as possible. This can lead to your claim being handled by less qualified and inexperienced staff operating on a call centre basis. They are often target driven, aiming to complete each case as quickly as they can, with the obvious risk of a poor quality service and claims being settled at significantly less than they are actually worth. What options are available to you? CAN I DEAL WITH THE CLAIM MYSELF? The answer is “yes”, but without a detailed knowledge of the legal procedures involved there is a high risk that you will not be fully compensated. This is particularly so following the introduction of Government led online claims systems, with complicated rules and timescales. Your opponent’s insurers will be looking to pay out as little as possible. They may offer to get a medical report from a specialist, but will you know if this paints the truest picture of your situation? If they defend the claim forcing you to go to Court, will you know what needs to be done? The Courts have indicated that claimants acting in person will not be given special treatment, but will be expected to know the relevant law and procedure. WHAT ABOUT USING A CLAIMS COMPANY? Some have become household names, but their adverts (whether on TV, the Internet or in the press) can be very misleading. You might think they will handle your case personally from start to finish, but in reality they

In this month’s issue Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist Personal Injury Compensation firm Hinchliffes Solicitors (see their advert on the front page) revisits the question “WHO SHOULD HANDLE MY ACCIDENT CLAIM?”

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Steven Hinchliffe PERSONAL INJURY SPECIALISTS SHOULD I TRUST8MY OWN INSURERS TO LOOK ME? • TRUCKSTOP NEWS • ISSUE 299 • AFTER JULY 2012 ADVERTORIAL Particularly if you have had a road accident, your own insurers may be This process is known as “third party capture” and the aim is to buy keen to handle your claim. This seems an easy option, as surely they will off Inyour claim as cheaply as possible. Your welfare is not taken into this month’s issue, Steven Hinchliffe of the specialist PersonalatInjury Compensation Solicitors fight for justice on your behalf. Do not be fooled! Insurers spend vast account all. 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The easy option is not always the on the injured person’s life, andOFFERED although using the process of law insurers took a sensible approach to the claim and handled (d) Failed to ensure the trailer was loaded in a safe manner. claims as a means of redress cannot truly to make personal injury It is quite common after a road accident for your opponent’s insurers best one. matters with reasonable efficiency, which meant it was possible compensate for the trauma and inconvenience suffered, it can (e) Exposed our client to a danger or a trap and a foreseeable to reach agreement and for Mr R to be in funds in just under six to contact you directassist within requiring an immediate offer of cash to settle your claim, risk of injury. the guilty party to provide medical treatment months from the date the first letter was sent to his employer. and rehabilitation, in addition to financial relief by way of awards and Principal of the Hinchliffes Solicitors He suffered a painfulSteven cut to the Hinchliffe, top of his headsolicitor and, as was This also had effect of keeping the legal costs to a insisting that it is a fair sum and will save you the bother of dealing with of compensation. 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Next month’s topic will consider “TRIPPING AND SLIPPING IN THE WORKPLACE” - please e-mail your questions to Next month’s topic will consider another “READER’S SUCCESSFUL ACCIDENT CLAIM (PART 29)” - please e-mail your questions to Steven Hinchliffe and his team at Steven Hinchliffe and his team at hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) or call 01684 580900 quoting “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”. You can“Truckstop also find the firm News on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. hinchliffes@hinchliffes.co.uk (heading your message “Truckstop News Legal Advice Page”) or call 01684 580900 quoting Legal Advice Page”.

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 beware to: Legal advice Confirmation / amendments by email,tellicence or faxholders shouldshould be addressed using mobile phones while driving hand to offer legal advice to Truckstop News readers. If you require advice or further information, head to www.marshallglover.com or call on 0844 801 1422.

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

KAREN WAYMAN Kelsey Publishing Group, Cudham Officebefore loading to make sure it is safe. unloading. Uneven loads can make person in or on the vehicle, trailer or penalty points will be attributed

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on the road. Regulation 100 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 also provides at paragraph 2 that: ÒThe load carried by a motor vehicle or trailer shall at all times be so secured, if necessary by physical restraint other than its own weight, and be in such a position, that neither danger nor nuisance is likely to be caused to any person or property by reason of the load or any part thereof falling or being blown from the vehicle or by reason of any other movement of the load or any part thereof in relation to the vehicle.” If you are found guilty of an offence under section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, then you are liable on conviction in the MagistratesÕ Court to a fine not exceeding level five (currently £5000) on the standard scale if the offence is committed in respect of a goods vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than eight passengers, or to a fine not exceeding level four (currently £2500) on the standard scale in any other case. For an individual, it is an endorsable offence. Endorsement

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.

the vehicle or trailer unstable. Loads Look out for debris, broken boarding, (see the Road Traffic Offenders Act should be secured, or arranged so etc. Loading should allow for safe sections 9, 28 & Schedule 2), unless they do not slide around. Racking unloading. Loads must be suitably there is a successful argument under may help stability. Safety equipment packaged. When pallets are used, the section 48 of the Act, namely that the must be considered. Mechanical driver needs to check that: individual proves they did not know, Exemptions from prosecution are few ■ They are in good condition equipment and heavy moving loads and had no reasonable cause to A person does not contravene any of these provisions if, at the Repercussions are hard-hitting contravention: they are usingvehicle the telephone or time of the alleged ■ Loads are properly secured to them are dangerous. suspect, that the use of the other device to call the police, fire, ambulance or other emergency However, if you are the holder of a vocational licence the service; they acting in response to a genuine emergency; and it implications of a mobile offence do not end there. You are ■ Loads are safe on the vehicle - they Guards orphone skirting plates may be involved a are danger of injury to any is unsafe or impracticable for them to cease driving 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. senior is traffic has may need to be securely attached to necessary if The there a commissioner risk of anything person. licence holder, for the provisional licence holder to cease driving issued a document entitled ‘Statutory Document No 6 Vocational while the call was being made). Driver Conduct, which gives detailed view of vocational make sure they cannot fall off being caught inamachinery (for driver For an individual disqualification Under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations, a conduct. Here I have reproduced the paragraph on the use of mobile telephone or other device is to be treated as hand-held if it mobile phones “A dock specific starting point is provided in respect oftail Tailgates and sideboards must be example, levellers or vehicle from isatdiscretionary, butof making or is, ordriving must be, held some point during the course the use of hand held devices such as mobile telephones receiving a call or performing any other interactive communication because There of the prevalence in recent years. function. An ‘interactiveis communication function’ closed when possible. If overhang lifts). mayof this beoffence other mechanical disqualification obligatory ifincludes the Disclaimer:within No information this column as legal advice information is offered for to general purposes based on the current be law kept to cannot be only avoided, it must dangers and and safety procedures be information committed threein years of shall a be construed when the article was first written. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry. a minimum. The overhanging part of considered. previous conviction of the offender Ensure the vehicle or trailer has its the load must be clearly marked. under s40A. The Health and Safety Executive brakes applied and all stabilisers are If more than one company is (HSE) has published some guidance used. The vehicle should be as stable involved, they should agree in on issues to consider to ensure safe as possible. advance how loading and unloading loading and unloading procedures. In some workplaces, it may be will happen. For example, if visiting These can be found on the HSE possible to install a harness system drivers unload their vehicles website and include observations that to protect people working at height. themselves, they must receive the loading and unloading areas should A safe place should be provided necessary instructions, equipment be: clear of other traffic, pedestrians where drivers can wait if they are not and co-operation for safe unloading. and people not involved in loading or involved. Drivers should not remain Arrangements will need to be agreed unloading; clear of overhead electric in their cabs if this can be avoided. in advance between the haulier and cables so there is no chance touching No one should be in the loading/ the recipient. them, or of electricity jumping to unloading area if they are not needed. Some goods are difficult to ‘earth’ through machinery, loads or Vehicles must never be secure during transport. Hauliers people. To maintain stability, trailers overloaded. Overloaded vehicles can and recipients will need to exchange should be parked on firm level ground. become unstable, difficult to steer or information about loads in advance Loads should be spread as evenly be less able to brake. Always check so they can agree safe unloading as possible, during both loading and the floor or deck of the loading area procedures.

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The subject of load security is one that is always of concern. Below is a look at some of the issues involved from a legal perspective regarding the offence which can occur under the Road Traffic Act, and a look at some of the issues which have been identified as being necessary to consider in order to operate safe procedures. The legal position of load security is that under section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988, a person is guilty of an offence if they use a vehicle, or cause or permit another to use a vehicle, on the road when (1) the condition of the vehicle/trailer, (2) the purpose for which it is being used and (3) the weight, position or distribution of its load, or the manner in which it is secured, is such that the use of the vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to another person. Regulation 100 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 provides that the weight, distribution, packing and adjustment of the load of a vehicle shall at all times be such that no danger is likely to be caused to any

Disclaimer: No information in this column shall be construed as legal advice and information is offered for general information purposes only based on the current law when the article was first written. You should always seek advice from an appropriately qualified solicitor on any specific legal enquiry.

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olvo Trucks has launched an app for the Worldtrucker online community, which enables truck drivers to connect and share experiences from life on the roads. First to trial the app is celebrity truck driver Lisa Kelly from the TV series Ice Road Truckers – and who is already a Worldtrucker member. The Worldtrucker app for iPhone and Android is designed to make it easier for the more than 20,000 members of the Worldtrucker community (www. worldtrucker.com) to exchange experiences and expertise with other truck drivers, both in their local community and around the world. “The app is both an extension of the website and a fantastic social tool for truckers to generate and share content directly from the roads – from photos to handy tips like good

‡ Celebrity driver Lisa Kelly helped launch Volvo’s new community smartphone app

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rest areas along the roads or recommendations of safe places to park,” said Paula Kühnel, online communication manager at Volvo Trucks. Among other things, the app contains a GPS-based function that allows drivers to record and share their routes on a map. Through TIPs (Trucker Interest Points), drivers can check-in, comment, rate and upload photos from a specific location, and then share the information with fellow truckers. Other features include a chat function that helps drivers to find and contact other drivers nearby. The app is free and available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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he European Commission has stated EU rule changes allowing longer and rounder truck cabs could cut accidents involving ‘vulnerable’ road users as well as saving up to 10 per cent of fuel use and cutting emissions by 7-10 per cent. The new proposals from Brussels will tackle the current problem of HGV designers squeezing cab size to capitalise on load space. If approved by MEPs and EU transport ministers, they would be able to alter dramatically the current ‘brick’-shaped cab which rules out rounder, more streamlined front sections. Aerodymanic flaps could also be fitted at the back of the trailer without breaching maximum length requirements. The existing EU directive restricting heavy goods vehicle weight to 44 tonnes maximum will not change, but the current maximum length of 18.75 m (61.5 ft) will be increased as long as the increase is in the cab section and improves safety and aerodynamic efficiency. Coming a week after a cyclist was killed in a collision with a lorry during the rush hour in central London, the proposals were welcomed by London’s transport commissioner as well as the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and Transport & Environment (T&E) campaigning groups. FEVR president Jeannot Mersch said: “Lorries have an infamous reputation when it comes to road safety. Currently, a frontal crash with a lorry is like hitting a brick wall. Design changes to the nose of the lorry cab will help to reduce severe injuries and save hundreds of lives each year. These improvements should be

… Vice president of the EC, Siim Kallas, said relaxing restrictions on truck design could help save lives mandated for all lorries as soon as possible.” Transport & Environment policy officer William Todts said: “European lorries have been stuck in the past, and this is costing Europe billions of euros in wasted fuel. The proposal is a small step towards freight transport fit for the 21st century.” Following the recent cyclist fatality in London, mayor Boris Johnson said he wanted to ban HGVs from the capital unless they were fitted with cycle-safety measures, including ‘skirts’ and special mirrors. The new plan would free up designers to develop deeper cabin skirts as part of a round, deflecting nose shape and extended crumple zone. The bigger cabs would also improve driver vision. The Commission acknowledged that current, 30-year-old rules on truck weights and dimensions did not have energy efficiency or other environmental objectives in mind. And on safety, a Commission statement said: “In practice, the current rules now actually prevent the introduction of innovative designs - such as more rounded cabins – which are essential to increase fuel efficiency and safety.”

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CELEBRATIONS FOR CV SHOW 10 • TRUCKSTOP NEWS • ISSUE 299 • JULY 2012 rganisers of the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show have announced more than 18,000 people visited over 430 exhibitors during the three days of this year’s event. The achievement tops last year by around 2000 people. The unaudited figures show the number of visitors through the door demonstrates an attendance increase of 11.6 per cent compared with 2012. For DAF’s marketing director, Tony Pain, the CV Show 2013 was a tremendous success. “We believe it was possibly our most successful CV Show ever. We were inundated with visitors and enquiries, particularly on the Tuesday and Wednesday. It also gave us a great opportunity to showcase the worldwide launch of two thirds of our product range.” The 2014 CV Show will The be held the NEC, four at winners of RTITB training flank Ice Road Truckers star, Lisa Kelly. Birmingham from April 29-May 1.

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The watch design has been inspired by elements from the new Volvo truck, such as the pattern of the truck’s interior and the signature Volvo fonts in the truck’s new instrument cluster. The the training they received was with a watch’s proportions and the way it sits on reputable organisation. the Lucky wrist has alsowould been get designed to give drivers the chance to win the watch a stance reminiscent ofwith the one newof their 35 hours of periodic training the following Master Driver CPC Consortium Volvo FH. members: Training Ltd,aTransport “The briefDLT was to create collection& Training Services Ltd, Gist Limited, the RTITB linked to the launch of our new FH. The Academy. challenge us waswinners to capture feeling Draws for to identify werethe carried out oftwice the truck, just copy the design, by Ice Road Truckerís star Lisa a day not Kelly theown RTITB marquee. but findatour ways of interpreting it,” The lucky winners of 35 hours of periodic Palovaara said. training are: Dave Smith, from Norfolk, The Volvo Driver Performance Watch is Andrew Jennings, from Staffordshire, Leslie priced £132 andand is available now from Baker,atfrom Kent, Michael Currie, from www.volvomerchandise.co.uk Essex.

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RACING RENAULTS GET IN GEAR

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he start of the new FIA European Truck Racing Championship is fast approaching, and the Renault TrucksMKR Technology team – European Champions in 2012 – is preparing to defend their title. After having worked all winter long on the racing trucks, the team is counting on its two drivers, Adam Lacko and Markus Bösiger, to challenge at the front of the pack during the 10 races in the 2013 season. The 2013 FIA European Truck Racing Championship season will be the seventh year that Renault Trucks has been involved in the competition. After two European Team Championship wins with MKR-Technology in 2010 and 2012, the manufacturer and its partner are now preparing to defend their crown. To achieve this, the team has decided to field two trucks, which will be driven by Czech driver Adam Lacko and Swiss driver Markus Bösiger.

Engineers and mechanics have been working throughout the winter to improve the chassis and the engine on the new trucks. “We have optimised the useful range of our DXi 13 racing engine and carried out significant work on the camshaft, injection and electronic controls which will further improve our performance, particularly with regard to pick up at low engine speeds,” said Gérard Pétraz, Renault Trucks Racing technical director. “We have also reduced the engine’s internal friction, which improves its overall yield, by applying solutions used in the Euro 6 engines equipping the new Renault Trucks range.” Driver Adam Lacko added: “I think we’re going to give our rivals a very tough time this year and that it will be crowned with success for the team and for me.” ˆ Renault Trucks-MKR Technology team is hoping to repeat its success in the FIA Euro Truck Racing Championship

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Iveco is back for the fourth year running as commercial vehicle supplier to the MotoGP, renewing its partnership with the premier international motorcycle racing world championship. The Italian manufacturer has also renewed its sponsorship of the 2013 Yamaha Factory Racing Team. The championship will conclude on November 10 in Valencia, Spain. Skilled riders will compete in the 18-race series which takes place across 13 countries, on four continents.

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Issue 311 summer 2013

Volvo launches new FL & FE

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olvo has launched new versions of its FL and FE trucks which the Swedish manufacturer said are now even easier to drive in city conditions where the demand is for fast, smooth and clean transport. The new trucks feature an enhanced driver environment, and the Volvo FL range is now extended with a very competitive four-cylinder, five-litre engine. “Drivers often climb into and out of their trucks many times on each shift. That’s why we’ve focused on creating a comfortable, convenient driver’s environment with good visibility in every direction,” said Claes Nilsson, president, Volvo Trucks. The driver’s working conditions have been improved with clearer instrumentation and new ergonomic seats featuring an integrated headrest and safety belt. A reinforced seat and seat anchoring in the floor help improve safety in the event of an accident. Two new, in-house designed five- and eightlitre engines are offered. The new six-cylinder

D8 engine has a displacement of 7.7 litres and is available with a choice of three power outputs: 320 bhp (1200 Nm), 280 bhp (1050 Nm) and 250 bhp (950 Nm). The Volvo FL is also available with the compact four-cylinder D5 engine, which has a displacement of 5.1 litres and comes with power outputs of 240 bhp (900 Nm) and 210 bhp (800 Nm). “With their swift torque delivery at low revs, both engines are ideal for quick, comfortable and safe driving in cities and suburbs. Their easy driveability helps drivers keep up with tight work schedules and multiple transport assignments,” said Ruddy Houtmeyers, strategic product manager for medium duty vehicles, Volvo Trucks. “These engines meet the new Euro 6 emission requirements and their fuel consumption is on a par with our Euro 5 engines. The technological solution for meeting the Euro 6 demands is a combination of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and variable turbo geometry, a cooled EGR system and a particulate filter.” A comprehensive range of transmissions complements the two new engines. Among the various options, it is now possible to equip the Volvo FE with the I-Shift automated gearbox. Another welcome new feature for drivers is ESP (Electronic Stability Program) is now fitted as standard to both the Volvo FL and the Volvo FE. ESP helps the driver keep the truck on the road if it swerves unexpectedly or severely. Volvo has also designed a new 12-tonne version of the Volvo FL, which has the most powerful engine in its segment (four-cylinder

D5 with 240 bhp), specially optimised I-Sync transmission and weighs 500 kg less than a corresponding truck with a six-cylinder engine. “The new 12-tonner is a sharp contender in the largest European medium-duty segment. The truck is lighter, lower and more competitively priced than the current model. It increases customer productivity and efficiency at the same time as it offers the driver better working conditions,” Bergman said. “The truck is well-thought-out in every detail. For instance, take the smaller wheels, which lower the cab by 5 cm. This gives the driver better all-round visibility and makes it easier to get in and out of the cab,” Bergman added.

Crash claims beggar belief

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ar-drivers putting on make-up, changing CDs and arguing with their passengers have all contributed to traffic accidents, according to recent insurance claims. In a statement released by UK insurance comparison website InsureAnts.co.uk, one driver was involved in an accident after claiming they saw an unnamed celebrity walking along the street (the ‘celebrity’ turned out to be a normal member of the public). But despite the humorous nature of the claims, many of these accidents betray a shocking ignorance of the Highway Code and basic driving skills. “We never cease to be amazed by some claims,” said Paul Gilbert, customer services director of InsureAnts.co.uk price comparison website. “It’s almost as if some people pass their driving test and immediately forget the basic rules of the road.” According to the insurance firm, some of the most bizarre recent claims included: ■ “I was practising what I’d do in the event of a car crash, and crashed.” ■ “The other driver said he was too busy looking at the map to notice he had gone the wrong way on a one-way street.” ■ “I was trying to swat a fly with the ice scraper and didn’t see the other car.” ■ “The other driver said they had just driven off the ferry after a week in France, and forgot to drive on the left.” ■ “I saw somebody getting undressed in their front window, and crashed through their wall.” ■ “We were driving up to the traffic lights

A selection of front and side mirrors combined with the possibility of adding extra side, rear and door windows also contribute to the excellent all-round visibility for the driver. In terms of appearance, the classic Volvo ironmark logo has been moved up to a new position below the windscreen. Redesigned headlamps and distinctive daytime running lights also emphasise the family relationship with the other new Volvo truck models. The lamps are integrated into the new bumper, which is a three-piece unit with corner sections made of steel for extra durability and inexpensive repairs in the event of minor bumps and scrapes.

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just as they turned red, and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake pedal” ■ “The other driver was too busy putting on their make-up to see me coming the other way.”

C Butt Ltd has wrapped its new MAN TGX in the company’s bold new livery

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orthampton-based haulier C Butt Ltd has extended its number of MAN trucks in the company’s bold new livery with the the addition of six new TGX 26.440 XL units. The vehicles, all with MAN’s three-year warranty and supported locally by MAN Northampton, are the second batch of MANs purchased by the haulier, replacing a variety of ‘spot hire’ vehicles that had been used extensively in the Group’s operations. Clive Hodgkinson, managing director at C Butt Ltd, said the choice of the MAN tractors was based on a blend of contributing factors. “For us, it’s about total cost of operation and the driver experience,” he said. “MAN’s servicing, PMI and MoT costs are very competitive in comparison with other makes of vehicles, the mpg is where we need it to be and the XL cab delivers very good driver comfort and safety.

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“The entrance/exit to the cab ideal for our regional operations. In all these respects, negotiations with the MAN team were very ‘down to earth’, with both parties confident the costs of operating the vehicles were fully understood, realistic and achievable. “The icing on top for us was the fact the cab projects the right image for the company. We spend a couple of thousand per cab on our new livery wrap, and the MAN TGX enhances it perfectly.” The new vehicles will be predominantly utilised on the company’s well-established regional collections/deliveries for a number well-known companies, involving regional mileage of around 250 miles per shift. C Butt Ltd restricts the trucks to 52 mph with a cut-off at three minutes. Fuel is monitored continuously by systems deployed across the whole of the company’s operations.


TRUCKSTOP NEWS

ISSUE 311 SUMMER 2013

BACK DOOR WIN FOR CANCER CHARITY

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he Road Haulage Association for Scotland and Northern Ireland is backing a campaign to drive down deaths from bowel cancer. The RHA met with Bowel Cancer UK to support the Scottish government’s Detect Cancer Early campaign, as it targets truck drivers and motorists to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Almost 4000 Scots are diagnosed with the third biggest cancer in Scotland, yet only half of those eligible for the national screening programme actually take the test. Nine out of 10 people survive the disease if it’s detected and treated early, and screening is the best way to spot the early hidden signs of bowel cancer. Long-haul drivers, truckers and those who drive as part of their job and are over 50 will be urged to take the test, as trucks from ARR Craib Transport Ltd will travel the country sporting the new advertising campaign on their back doors. This is the next phase of the Detect Cancer Early campaign. Phil Flanders, director of the RHA for Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “We know the importance safety and the health of drivers play in continuing to keep truckers on the road. Bowel cancer can be a devastating disease and can affect many in the driving and road transport industry, and this organisation will encourage drivers and truckers who are eligible for the screening programme to take the test.

GAME TURNS REAL FOR TRUCK SIM PLAYERS

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“As someone who has taken the test several times myself, I can verify it’s a simple process. Yes, you have to deal with poo – but that’s of minor importance if doing the test could save your life. Drive down bowel cancer by taking the test. If anything, it gives you peace of mind and you can sleep a bit easier at night.” Emma Anderson, head of operations at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “There are so many factors that can put people at risk of bowel cancer, including leading inactive lifestyles and having a poor diet. But it can also just happen. Bowel cancer is very treatable, especially if diagnosed at an early stage. The best way to spot the signs of bowel cancer, which are often hidden, is to do the screening test. “This is why it is so important that if anyone receives a screening kit, they use it and return it. Bowel cancer

screening really does save lives.” Mike Simpson, commercial director at ARR Craib Transport Ltd, said: “ARR Craib is delighted to support this campaign. We understand the devastating effect that bowel cancer can have on patients and their families throughout Scotland, so we’re very keen to play a part in promoting participation in the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. We employ over 300 drivers, many falling into the 50+ age group, and we’re encouraging them to participate. If we can encourage others to do the same, that’s great.” People in Scotland aged 50-74 are eligible to participate in the Scottish National Bowel Screening Programme and are sent a kit every two years. Over 74s can opt into the programme by contacting the bowel screening helpline on 0800 0121 833.

xcalibur Publishing is giving players of its latest truck driving game the chance to cross over from simulation to reality by launching an online competition – the winner of which will win an HGV training course to full qualification. The competition, launched by the publisher of PC truck driving simulator Euro Truck Simulator 2 (reviewed in Truckstop News last issue), challenges entrants to correctly answer 10 multiple-choice questions based on a selection of training videos put together with the help of driver training company Easy as HGV. Excalibur’s head of marketing, Richard Barclay, commented: “Consumers of our simulation titles take the simulation experience very seriously, and offering them an opportunity to engage their interest with reality is a very appealing proposition. “Most truck driver wannabes don’t have a spare £4000 lying around to take an HGV driving course.” To be in with a chance of winning, head to www. iwanttobeanhgvdriver.com

OPERATOR BAGS FREE FUEL Making Driver

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eominster-based Thomas Panels & Profiles has won £20,000 worth of diesel fuel in MAN Truck & Bus UK’s Free Fuel promotion. The draw was made on day two of the CV Show at the NEC, Birmingham, after additional prizes of £5000 and £1000 were also awarded earlier at the three-day show. A surprised transport planner, Paul Thomas, received the news via a phone call from the MAN Show Stand directly from MAN’s CEO in the UK, Des Evans. “I just couldn‘t believe it,” said Thomas. “Des told me we had won, but I had to call him back a little later to check it was all for real. My boss, Richard Thomas, and I were invited to the CV Show the next day as guests of MAN, and it was a brilliant experience. For a company with a small truck fleet, £20,000 is a significant sum – fuel is the largest single running cost for us.” MAN’s Free Fuel promotion was open to any truck operator who visited the company’s

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) website (www.man-tco.co.uk) to register their interest. Alongside the top prize of £20,000 of free fuel, MAN offered a second prize of £5000 of fuel and five third prizes of £1000 of fuel each. “The objective,” said Sandy Millar, sales director of MAN Truck & Bus in the UK, “was to try and bring home to people just what they are missing if they don’t have MAN trucks in their fleet. We know from independent tests and hands-on experience with operators taking our trucks and driver training for the first time just how much people can save – up to 15-20 per cent in many cases. “By simply logging on to our TCO website, operators can do a quick calculation for themselves on what it might mean to them in their own fleets. The online calculator is very simple to use and does give a very real example of what could be possible with a switch to the economy and efficiency of MAN trucks.”

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TGS helps cut fuel spend SB Waste went for new TGL eight-legger due to impressive fuel economy

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rials with a day-cabbed MAN TGS 32.400 eight-wheel tipper have delivered sufficiently convincing fuel economy for SB Waste Management & Recycling to add the truck to its 32-strong fleet. Until now, the leading Wolverhampton-based operator has had a fleet made up largely of DAF, Scania and Volvo with a variety of hookloaders, tippers and a couple of artics with walking-floor trailers. SB Waste’s transport manager, Martyn Whiley, said: “When we took the demo truck from MAN, I put one of my most experienced tipper drivers, Richard Logan, on it because we really wanted to know what it was all about. When we’re working in town, there’s an awful lot of stop/start motoring and that burns fuel – and, like anyone else, fuel is the biggest single cost we have. “So we’ve spec’d the new truck using

MAN TipMatic automated transmission with its special on/off road software, and that’s making sure we get the right torque at the right revs at the right time for maximum fuel efficiency. It’s a major consideration for us, and to date has been very impressive.” The waste industry in the Wolverhampton area has been buoyant for some time, but SB’s general manager, Mark Cox, notes the economy has caused even this sector to slow down. However, the company has been able to protect itself against the worst ravages of the downturn, as it is also involved in processing the waste as well as simply collecting and transporting it. SB Waste Management & Recycling has taken a full MAN R&M package on its new vehicle, which will be supported locally by MAN network member Aquila Truck Centres from its Tipton location.

BOUGHEY KICKS OFF EUROLINER TRIAL

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heshire-based Boughey Distribution is putting the first Schmitz Cargobull Euroliner to the test within its 280-strong trailer fleet. The trailer also stands out for featuring the new FIXStrap proprietary load securing system offered by Schmitz Cargobull in association with NWE Network Engineering. Paul Brimelow, Boughey’s group fleet engineer, will be monitoring the trailer’s performance over the coming months to assess how it copes with UK operations versus secure loads safely to the deck on both sides. conventional curtainsiders. This can be done without the need for the Commenting on the new delivery, Brimelow driver to throw the strap across the load, or to said: “The Euroliner costs less to buy than a climb over the load while carrying the strap. traditional UK-spec trailer, it’s lighter – which As well as saving time and guaranteeing load means carrying capacity is greater – and we security, the system’s bungee cord retention expect it to hold its residual value better. facility prevents straps being lost when not in “At Boughey Distribution, we focus on use. making our business as efficient as possible Innovatively, the trailer’s ability to load for our customers. If the Euroliner and this through the roof is uninhibited by the FIXStrap new load securing system perform as well as system. Furthermore, the sliding tarpaulin we hope it will, we’ll look at buying more in the Schmitz Cargobull Safety Roof helps to maxfuture.” imise internal trailer height and permits loading 2013 is the sixth successive year of up to the reinforced roof mechanism. Boughey Distribution purchasing trailers from The trailer weighs approximately 500 kg Schmitz Cargobull, with this latest addition less than a standard UK curtainsider, offering marking the 90th Schmitz trailer to join the an ultra-competitive payload capacity and a fleet. It will be used for general UK distribution, load space which can accommodate up to primarily carrying ambient groceries such as 34 Euro pallets. It achieves this while meeting canned food and beverages to major multiples the European Standard EN 12642 (Code XL), nationwide. which ensures the trailer will retain its cargo in Loads are secured via the FIXStrap system, the event of an incident. which comprises 13 pairs of straps attached To ensure uniformity with the rest of the to bungee cords on the roof, which spring out fleet, Boughey has specified an optional false of the way when not in use. When required, front bulkhead in the trailer to enable flush theyTraffic can beStopping_Quarter_May_V1_Layout reached by the driver and used to1 07/05/2013 loading in line withPage traditional curtainsiders. TSN 11:47 1

HGV driver skippers yacht for global race

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r uck driver Richard Gould, 26, from Swindon, has been selected as one of 12 elite skippers who will each lead a team in this year’s Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. Richard will be the only professional sailor on board one of a matched fleet of 12 brand-new, stripped down 70 ft ocean racing yachts, and will command a non-professional crew as they compete in the gruelling 40,000-mile race around the globe. The team with the highest total points at the finish wins the Clipper Race Trophy. Richard holds a Class 2 licence and has been in haulage since 2009, traversing the UK in a range of vehicles from bin tippers to refrigerated trucks. Swapping the wheel of a truck for the helm of a Clipper 70 to lead a diverse team from different backgrounds, nationalities and with a range of sailing experience is no mean feat, but it is this challenge that appeals to him the most. Richard had planned to take his Class 1 test this year, but upon being accepted onto the Clipper Race, has postponed it until his return in 11 months’ time. “Sailing round the world is a big challenge

and I’m proud to have been chosen as a skipper for the Clipper Race,” Richard said. Richard was first introduced to the sport when he was taken dinghy sailing by his father, and it didn’t take long before he decided to turn his new-found hobby into a vocation, training and working abroad as a water sports instructor. The unique Clipper Race is now in its 17th year and was first established by legendary yachtsman, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who, in 1969, became the first man to sail solo and non-stop around the world. It’s the only event where people from all walks of life, regardless of previous sailing experience, background or nationality can step outside of their comfort zone and do something truly extraordinary by taking on nature and racing around the world under sail. There are currently two amateur crew who are swapping their day-to-day lives working as HGV drivers to take part in the race this year, and having no previous sailing experience before they signed up, the race will test their physical and mental endurance levels like few other sporting challenges can.

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Use your fuel card at any of the sites below below = truck wash & park = parking only Red Trans Clean Ltd, Stansted Airport...CM24 1RY Extra Services Beaconsfield...HP9 2SE HF Veale & Sons, Chilcompton...BA3 4JW OPEN 6am WEEKDAYS • 4pm WEEKENDS Truckin’ World Alconbury Truckstop..PE28 4WD Ardleigh Truckstop,Colchester...CO7 7SL Albion Inn & Truckstop, Ashcott...TA7 9QT 7 8 LETTING ROOMS • REASONABLE RATES Purfleet, Juliette Way...RM15 4YD LPW Felixstowe (BP Garage)... IP11 4HU LPW Avonmouth, Bristol...BS11 9YP 20 CARLISLE ROAD, CRAWFORD, ML12 6TW 5 LPW 01864 502267 • SAT NAV ML12 6TP Purfleet Truckwash, Beacon Hill... RM1 1SR UK Truck Clean South Mimms... EN6 3QQ Havant Lorry Park, Hants...PO9 1JW HB Commercials, 76 The Havens, Ipswich IP3 9BF Portsmouth Truckstop...PO6 1UJ Swindon Truckstop...SN3 4ER Sittingbourne Commercial Wash...ME10 3SJ Extra Services Cambridge... CB23 4WU Extra Services Cullompton...EX15 1NS LPW Ashford Truckwash...TN24 0LH Junction 9 Truckwash M1 Luton...AL3 8HA Bridgwater Tankwash...TA6 5LB NEWTONMORE GRILL & BAR WHITLEY BRIDGE Services, TRUCK J11 STOP Stop 24, Folkstone M20...CT21 4BL Green Chippenham9Pit Stop...SN15 5LH 1The mile from A9 Welly Motel Chatteris .. PE16 6UA Opening Times: Extra Services Baldock...SG7 5TR Orwell Crossing, A14 East Ipswich..IP10 0DD Extra Services Peterborough... PE7 8UQ A1 trunk road, Grantshouse JustJust off junction 40 on40 M6on motorway CA11 9EH off junction M6 motorway MON 7am – 10pm TUES – FRI 6.30am- 10pm TD11 SAT- 7am–Erith 8pm SUN-8am – 8pm Airport cafe A20 nr. Ashford TN25 6DA Truckstop, Belvedere, Kent...DA17 6AB CA11 9EH Roadchef Clacket Lane (East) J6/5 M253RP TN16 2ER 7 ●Open 24 hours Monday to Friday, closing at Fresh Home Cooked Food, Overnight Parking Open 24 hours with Home Cooked Food A19 Rownhams Southbound M27 J3/4 SO16 8AP Avon Lodge Truck Stop, Avonmouth.. BS11 9YP Extra M25 Cobham (J9/10) 12.00 noon on Saturday & re-open at Services 06.00 Tel:Surrey 01361 850 371 Showers, TV etc. WiFi available on Overnight Parking is £15 with £2.00 10 Monday morning - Security patrolling 24/7 A Warm Welcome Awaits J26 M25 Truckstop, Waltham... EN9 3QU Cardiff Truckwash & Park ....CF10 4ED Chris’s Cafe M40 J 5...... HP11 3XB Meal Voucher andisFree - Agency Fuel 24/7 Sunday to Friday 8am - 8pm ● Overnight Parking £15Shower with £2.00 If your arriving between 9.30 – 10pm M62 - Good food Meal Voucher and Free Shower Saturday 8am - 5pm Call before and have a meal waiting for you. E W - The Maltings Ind. Est. 8 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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Home cooking and all day breakfast

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

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Crewe Lorry Park

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Chequers Road, Derby, DE21 6EP

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

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Kates Cabin Truckstop

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

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01332 361 344

Located behind the BP Garage. Call: 0775 730 7885

Can be found using postcode PE7 3UJ

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

Use your fuel card at any of the sites below below

1RY Tel: 01604 831914 Truckin’ World Alconbury Truckstop..PE28 4WD A45, Weedon Road, Upperheyford, Northampton, NN7 4DE LPW Purfleet, Juliette Way...RM15 4YD Purfleet Truckwash, Beacon Hill... RM1 1SR HB Commercials, 76 The Havens, Ipswich IP3 9BF TRUCKSTOP OF THE YEAR 2013 Sittingbourne Commercial Wash...ME10 3SJ  24/7 Security manned, parking for over 100 vehicles LPW Ashford Truckwash...TN24 0LH  Smartcard enabled, fully automated diesel bunkering - 24/7  NEW - Fully refurbished ladies/disabled showers & toilets Stop 24, Folkstone Services, J11 M20...CT21 4BL 7  3 Brush Rollover Vehicle Wash with Hot Pressure Wash  Freshly cooked homemade dishes available until late Extra Services Baldock...SG7 5TR  Licensed bar with 52” Plasma TV with SKY SPORTS / ESPN  Truckers Shop: CB, electrics, newsagents and essentials Airport cafeInternet A20 access nr. Ashford TN25 6DA  NEW - Free Wireless (WI-FI)  Contract, daytime/weekend parking Rownhams Southbound M27 J3/4 SO16 8AP J26 M25 Truckstop, Waltham... EN9 3QU

= 10 truck wash & park Extra Services Beaconsfield...HP9 2SE 15 Ardleigh Truckstop,Colchester...CO7 7SL LPW Felixstowe (BP Garage)... IP11 4HU UK Truck Mimms... EN6 3QQ 1 12Clean South 14 Portsmouth Truckstop...PO671UJ Extra Services Cambridge... CB23 4WU 4 2 Junction 9 Truckwash M1 Luton...AL3 8HA 6 The Green Welly Motel Chatteris .. PE16 6UA 9 3 13 Orwell Crossing, A14 16East Ipswich..IP10 0DD Erith Truckstop, Belvedere, Kent...DA17 6AB 5 8 Avonmouth.. Avon Lodge Truck Stop, BS11 9YP 11 Cardiff Truckwash & Park ....CF10 4ED New Cafè

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Food SUNDAY 8 till 8 • Good home cooked meals • Famous for our Salads • All day breakfasts • Take Away

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

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= parking only HF Veale & Sons, Chilcompton...BA3 01406 4JW 424283 Albion Inn & Truckstop, Ashcott...TA7 A17 Holbeach,9QT PE12 8LT LPW Avonmouth, Bristol...BS11 9YP Havant Lorry Park, Hants...PO9 Pit1JW Stop Café Swindon Truckstop...SN3 4ER and Truckstop Extra Services Cullompton...EX15 1NS Tel: 01527 869245 8 Bridgwater Tankwash...TA6 5LB Manned Security Overnight Open 364 days of the year Chippenham Pit Stop...SN15 5LH Plasma TV Off licence on forecourt CCTV Fuel and Parking 24/7 Extra Services Peterborough... PE7 8UQ All major fuel cards accepted Free to use cash machine Café Open:Open: Mon–ThursMon-Fri - 5.30am–10pm. Friday - 5.30am–8pm Saturday - CLOSED Café 5.30-10pm Sat 7am-12pm Roadchef Clacket Lane (East) J6/5 M25 TN16Road, 2ER 1 mile from junction 5, M5... A38 Worcester Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. B61 7ER Extra Services M25 Cobham Surrey (J9/10) Chris’s Cafe M40 J 5...... HP11 3XB l

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Option of No surcharges No cash needed (card or E W - The Maltings Ind. Est. Why not come along and say hello! Many sites (card) more sites (SNAP) DN14 0HH A19 T: 07980 083 393 Online controls and download (SNAP) Single detailed weekly invoice (SNAP) Sat nav: CV3 4PY 14 Complete traceability (SNAP) 02476 992 866 Mansfield Road ( A617 ), members, Heath, S44 5SE.  Easy to use (card or SNAP) More sites13available to SNAP Just off junction 29 of the M1.  Wash frequency controls (SNAP)      

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The North and The Midlands

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Lymm Truckwash Ltd...WA13 0SP M62 Burtonwood Servs J8/9 ..... WA5 3AX B Taylor & Sons Sutton in Ashfield Notts NG17 2HU Red Lion Truck Stop, Northampton... NN7 4DE The Fox A1 Colsterworth... NG33 5LN Docklands Logistic Support,Goole... DN14 6UD Jacks Hill Café, Towcester... NN12 8ET Lincoln Farm Café & Hotel, Solihull... B92 0LS RCS Logistics, Corby...NN17 5XZ Stibbington Diner, A1 nr. Peterborough PE8 6LR Kate’s Cabin Peterborough.... PE7 3UJ

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NORTH & THE MIDLANDS

www.RedLionTruckstop.com Red Trans Clean Ltd, Stansted Airport...CM24

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A1 TRUCKSTOP DINER

Now Open Under New Management

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

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

SNAP offers: FREE Window stickers for all SNAP .. Far more sites in the UK on a single account than anyone else! drivers to stop you being woken .. No additional parking cost (for pre-paid accounts) .. Both HGV parking and HGV washing (with controls) .. A growing number of SNAP–ONLY, VERY SECURE sites with guaranteed space for you (pre-booked online) .. Clear and transparent information with lowest parking prices .. Online access and control via registration number – no card needed .. Free drivers guide for each cab regularly updated and NEW! Window stickers being issued to all drivers .. Free drivers’ Helpline until 10pm each night SNAP gives you an unrivalled choice combined with efficiency when it comes to overnight parking and HGV washing; we provide a cashless solution which helps drivers, truck park owners and fleet operators too. SNAP works purely on the registration numbers of the vehicles involved, in this way it is truly flexible and can accommodate vehicle changes with instant effect across the UK

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

NEW GUIDE OUT NOW! Ask your transport manager for your copy complete with window sticker

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

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ATEGOS GET CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH Spire Healthcare’s new Ategos all feature 4.25-litre engines and manual transmissions

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o impressed was Spire Healthcare with its first batch of Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5-tonners that when the time finally came to replace them after nearly eight years of service, it opted to do so with a like-for-like fleet bearing the three-pointed star. However, before taking the plunge, the leading private hospital operator had undertaken a comprehensive evaluation process which entailed trialling demonstration vehicles and receiving tenders from several other manufacturers. “The criteria on which our acquisition decision was based included price, R&M service, vehicle performance and account management,” said Gill Kite, Spire Healthcare’s senior buyer – indirect.  “The respondents were scored and Mercedes-Benz came out on top in all areas. We also invited our drivers to test and comment on the various demonstrators and their feedback was also factored in – the Mercedes was definitely the drivers’ choice.”

 The seven Atego 816s are based at Spire Healthcare’s National Distribution Centre in Droitwich, Worcestershire. Supplied by Kidderminster dealer Rygor Commercials, they are the subject of a CharterWay contract hire agreement with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, under which each will cover 115,000 miles a year. The trucks are powered by 150 bhp, 4.25-litre engines. Like all Atego models with manual transmissions, they also came fitted as standard with the MSS (Motor Stop Start) system. This further boosts economy and cuts emissions, simply by switching off the engine whenever the vehicle is in neutral and stationary for three seconds – for example, in heavy traffic or at lights – then switching it back on again automatically as soon as the driver depresses the clutch. The trucks’ box bodies are by Fred Smith & Son of West Bromwich, which also fitted their Dhollandia 1000 kg tail-lifts with ‘autoerect’ side gates and applied the operator’s eye-catching liveries.

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kills for Logistics (SfL) has announced the Military Work Placement Scheme has been extended until August 31, 2013. The pilot programme enabling 1000 funded work placements, which was formally launched by SfL and The Logistics Guild last November, was due to end on March 31 (Truckstop News, April issue). Commenting on the extension, Dr Mick Jackson, CEO of Skills for Logistics, said:

“This is tremendous news for those leaving the armed forces who are seeking a new career. The enthusiasm with which the pilot programme has been greeted is a clear indication of the potential that the MWPS has to help more men and women cross the bridge between the leaving the armed forces and taking a role in a civilian logistics operation.” For details, see www.logisticsguild.net

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he Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA) have joined forces in voicing their deep concern at the recent advice issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding garage technicians and mechanics driving heavy goods vehicles to statutory annual tests being considered in-scope of the Driver CPC Directive (2003/59/EC). In a joint letter to the parliamentary under secretary of state for transport, Stephen Hammond MP, the associations raised the point that according to industry estimates, there are more than 30,000 technicians in the UK, and added that although they were aware a few companies have taken the decision to include these employees in their DCPC training programmes, they believed the vast majority have not. The FTA and RHA added that for all of them to achieve full compliance for their staff in just over one year would be a massive and costly task, and one they believe will deliver relatively little benefit to the freight industry. Within their correspondence, FTA and RHA called on the minister to consider their points, and requested the opportunity to discuss the matter with him in further detail. In representing their members on this

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subject, both associations reinforced their concerns, saying they feel the Directive was never intended to include such activity, and referring the minister to the title of the Directive 2003/59/EC and the frequent references within the recital which refer to “the profession of driver”. Theo de Pencier, FTA chief executive, said: “FTA feels strongly that the recent advice issued by the DfT represents an unreasonable reading of the Directive, which we believe will put undue burden on our members and all businesses within the logistics sector. It also appears to run contrary to the Department’s stated aim – presented in the Logistics Growth Review and the Red Tape Challenge – to reduce the regulatory burdens placed on industry.” Geoff Dunning, RHA chief executive, added: “RHA doesn’t think the Directive was ever intended to include the same restrictions on technicians and mechanics carrying out these activities, and the frequent reference to “the profession of driver” in the recital confirms to us that technicians, who are neither professional drivers nor engaged in the carriage of goods, were not who the Commission had in mind when developing these requirements.”


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ISSUE 311 SUMMER 2013

TRUCKFEST PETERBOROUGH

aking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, this year’s Truckfest at the East of England Showground managed to grab the best of the season’s changeable weather and offer show-goers a superb assortment of gleaming commercial vehicles from home and abroad. Truck manufacturers were also showing their support of the event, with stands from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, DAF, Scania and Iveco drawing much attention from visitors eager to set eyes on the latest Euro 6 vehicles. Renault Trucks was also in attendance with a glistening variety of current models, but with the release of its complete new range taking place in June, we’ll have to

wait a little longer to before we see its new chassis. Picking up the big prize this year for Best Kept Working Truck was John Templeton for his Avatar-themed Scania, which also took the gong for Best Kept Owner Driver Working Truck, Best Mural & Paintwork and Best Custom Truck. Elsewhere, Richardsons Transport won the Best New Truck prize for its jet-black Scania R500 V8, and FG Bond took home the award for Best Kept Rigid/Tipper and came second place in the Best Fleet category, as SE Broscombe took the main award here. Here’s our pick of the best trucks at the show this year...

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SCOTLAND / NORTH / MIDLANDS ADR Network is the largest temporary HGV driver recruitment business in the UK. With sites across the UK, delivering a managed services solution to most major logistics business and retailers, we are able to offer assignments throughout the year. Drivers interested should have no more than six points and must be flexible as assignments rotation around our contracts is a common feature. SCOTLAND – BELLSHILL / LIVINGSTON

We opened this branch in September 2009 and since then we have won two major contracts with two leading food retailers and with the UK’s largest 3pl. We are now one of Scotlands largest suppliers of agency drivers and we have a number of assignment opportunities with immediate starts. Drivers who are supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £29,500 per annum. Interested drivers should contact Steve on 01698 743150

NEWTON AYCLIFFE

This branch covers over 300 driving assignments per week, supplying drivers into major companies in Darlington, Stockton and Flaxby. It has assignment opportunity on all these contracts. Annualised earning for drivers supplying flexible, full time services to this branch are in excess of £27,000 per annum. Drivers interested should contact Tracy or Matt on 01325 327313.

WARRINGTON / ST HELENS /NORTHWICH

Across 4 locations our Bury and Warrington offices cover over 1000 driving assignments per week. We have a new contract requiring 40 LGV Class 1 drivers for immediate starts on full time hours. We also require 20 drivers who wish to work part time. Weekday pay rates up to £9.20 per hr / Weekend pay rates up to £13.50 per hr. Drivers interested in Lea Green, St Helens – contact Millie Smith on 01744 417511. Drivers interested in Warrington and Northwich contact Rob or Josh on 01925 594449.

WAKEFIELD

We have an immediate requirement for drivers who can supply services on both a full time and part time basis to two premier retail contracts. A number of Class 1 drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning £640 per week. Interested drivers should contact Shane or Pete on 01924 566424

ALFRETON

Covering over 730 driving assignments per week we have been the managing agent to the NFT Distribution site in this are for over 6 years. A number of Class 1 drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £680 per week. Interested drivers should contact Carley on 01773 545860

LICHFIELD and HINCKLEY

Covering over 940 driving assignments per week we have a major retail account, with an urgent requirement. A number of Class 1 drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £706 per week. Interested drivers should contact Liam or Ria on 01827 215694.

STAFFORD and MARKET DRAYTON

As part of our national supply agreement with Culina Logistics we currently have opportunities for hightly desirable trunking assignments. Earnings potential is very good given long shift lengths. Drivers interested should contact Liam or David on 01785 330614

NORTHAMPTON and CORBY

Covering over 850 driving assignments per week we have a major food retail account, with an urgent requirement. We also have opportunities for store delivery assignments on a major clothes retail contract. The work is highly regular with no more than 5 deliveries per run. There is some limited handballing, but the work is extremely clean and light and garments are boxed. Annual earnings are in excess of £31,400 per annum. Contact Piers, Matt or Will for Corby area on 01536 201260. Contact Martin or Rob for Northampton on 01604 210298.


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SOUTH Across the UK we have contracts of employment available which have industry leading terms, guaranteeing up to 37.5 hours per week, whilst still providing drivers with full flexibility. These are genuine employment contracts, which will also appeal to drivers currently in full time employment who are looking to gain more control over their working lives. Our full-time employed drivers do need to be flexible as they work across a number of locations but given our size, all locations are within a sensible travelling distance. BRISTOL

Covering 462 driving assignments per week we supply to four major contracts in this area, where we control all agency driver supply. The volume of activity at this branch offers regular opportunity for drivers to work 6 shifts per week, when Working Time provisions allow. Interested drivers should contact Tracy Brock on 0117 906 2260

AVONMOUTH & SOUTH WALES

Covering over 550 driving assignments per week, we are currently recruiting drivers for immediate assignment opportunities for this major household name retailer. A number of drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £630.00 per week. Interested drivers should contact Dan Puttick on 01633 749910

THURROCK

Covering 550 driving assignments per week during June we have two major contracts in this area, with an immediate requirement. A number of drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £605.00 per week. Interested drivers should contact Cory Wallace on 01708 200584

SITTINGBOURNE

Covering over 400 driving assignments per week we have an immediate requirement for work on a major retail store delivery contract. A number of Class 1 drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £28,900 per annum. Interested drivers should contact Kristy or Tracey on 01795 432861

HARLOW and ENFIELD

Our branch in Harlow covers 640 driving assignments per week in Harlow and a further 250 in Enfield. We have a number of long standing contracts, with an immediate requirement. A number of flexible Class 1 drivers currently supplying services to this branch on a full time basis are earning the equivalent of £38,500 per annum. Interested drivers should contact Emma on 01279 408650

HAVERHILL

Covering 200 shifts per week at the Culina site in Haverhill, this is a 7 day operation with long hours and nights out available. Interested drivers should contact Tash on 01440 844980

GLOUCESTER

Managing up to 200 shifts per week at the Wincanton GSK site in Gloucester we have immediate opportunities for deliveries to distribution centres over 7 days a week with start times to suit. Interested drivers should contact Dan on 01452 223449

HUNTINGDON

Covering over 250 shifts per week, we are Lead Vendor to one of the largest retail accounts in the area. We have immediate requirements for full time and part time store delivery drivers. Weekday pay rates up to £11.50 per hr / weekend pay rates up to £14.00 Interested drivers please contact Will on 01480 270655

ST ALBANS

Opportunities available at two major distribution sites in the area. Part-time and weekend drivers are also required. Please contact Tash on 01582 344294


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RECRUITMENT

Templine currently have the following opportunities: 2 CLASS 1 NATIONWIDE – NIGHTCLASS TRUNKING

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, NORTHAMPTON, CRICK, NORTHAMPTON, WELLINGBOROUGH, FOR CONTRACTS IN WELLINGBOROUGH, FENSTANTON FENSTANTON MILTON KEYNES AND CRICK, NORTHAMPTON and MILTON KEYNES

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LGV 1 drivers with a minimum of 2 years LHD European experience: Very competitive rates of pay A maximum of 9 penalty points on licence Full time / holiday cover drivers required. Please contact Martin May Tel: 01908 698797 / Email: martin@optimumeuropean.com

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£10.11 to £12.58 per hour basic with up to £18.75 per hour premium overtime pay Anglian Water is looking for Tanker and Jetter drivers, from Tilbury to Grimsby! We cover various areas across the whole of the Anglian Water region, from Tilbury to Grimsby and we can offer you shifts to suit your lifestyle: days or nights, weekdays or weekends. Bring a full LGV 1 licence, and we’ll provide all the training and support you will need towards other accreditations and qualifications. We offer bags of attractive work perks including private healthcare and competitive pensions. Take the plunge and find out more at

www.anglianwater.co.uk/careers to see all available jobs. Anglian Water values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

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

Tel: 1 800 268 6985 or 403 328 8011 B&D Walter Trucking thanks all drivers for their hard work & dedication

* Great Health Benefits Package * All picks and drops $25.00 * Safety Bonus Program * Regular Home Time * Late Model Equipment * Assigned Trucks Check out our B&D Walter Trucking Facebook Page

• Must have 2 years experience • Must be 21 years of age • Must have Air Brake Course • Abstract with less than 2 moving violations in the past 12 months • Experience with hoppers, super b’s, equipment hauling or cattle an asset Pay Schedule: • Single Drivers 0.44/mile guaranteed, increases every 2nd year • Vacation pay accumulated until requested


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TURNERS (SOHAM) LTD ALL SUBCONTRACTORS/OWNER DRIVERS INVITATION TO COME & WORK FOR ONE OF THE UK’S FASTER GROWING CONTAINER DIVISION NEW OPPRTUNITIES IN TILBURY & FELIXSTOWE

Contacts for Details • Tilbury – George Holding 07748 650036 email: tilbury@turners-distribution.com • Felixstowe – Steve Baalham 07702 691556 email: felixstowe@turners-distribution.com

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Due to an increase in container business from all the above ports, & SEAFORTH PORT we are looking for additional owner drivers/sub-contractors. Due to an increase in container business to the Midlands/A14 corridor from all the Excellent weekly earnings plus a FUEL SURCHARGE. above ports, we are looking for additional Weekly payment, trailers and fuel can be supplied owner drivers/sub-contractors.

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UKI Express Transport Limited

UK & INTERNATIONAL HAULIERS/ FREIGHT FORWARDING AGENTS/ TRANSPORT CONSULTANTS

UK & EUROPEAN OWNER DRIVER REQUIRED Guaranteed Weekly Work, Backloads, UKI Express Transport Limited have a proven track record, when it comes to earning money for it’s partners and small Hauliers or Round-trips throughout the:

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United Kingdom Europe Ireland All Miles Paid Instant Payment

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We currently have over 150 journeys per day throughout the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany and can offer Guaranteed Mileage rate both loaded and empty “NO EXCEPTIONS” At UKI we believe that we offer the BEST RATE around for both UK & European call for brochure or complete the online application form

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

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

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Q We recently had a truck that was only nine months old written off. Our insurer offered us the market value of the vehicle at the time it was damaged, an amount that was a lot less than what I needed to buy a brand-new truck. If I had a nine-month-old car and it was written off, I’d get a brand new car under the ‘newfor-old’ clause in my insurance policy which applies to cars less than 12 months old. Why are trucks treated differently? A Most truck insurers offer ‘new-for-old’ cover only on vehicles up to six months old. The reason for this is the wear and tear some trucks experience means even after only nine months, they might be worth quite a lot less than what they cost when new. So to offer to settle a loss on a ‘new-for-old’ basis after possibly significant wear and tear might put a customer in a significantly better position after a total loss compared with the point just before the damage occurred. What you may wish to consider for the future depending on your needs and circumstances is taking out a ‘backto-invoice’ insurance policy (covering the difference be-tween a market value based insurance settlement and the invoice price), which may be available through certain truck manufacturers. Q As well as running a small transport company, as a side-line we buy and sell a few trucks. We also do a bit of mechanical work for a firm that’s based near-by. Our insur-ance cover is based on us just being a haulage company. Do you think that’s OK given haulage is very much our main business?

A You need to let your broker or insurer know as soon as possible exactly what all your business activities entail so that the right cover can be arranged. And until the right cov-er has been put in place, our advice has to be to put your motor trade activities on hold until the cover is there. The reasons for this are very clear. Firstly, you need to make sure you have Employers’ Liability and Motor Third-Party Liability covers – both being compulsory covers – that cater for your motortrade-related activities. Secondly, there are covers available under specially designed motor trade policies that provide protec-tion that’s particularly appropriate to the needs of motor vehicle dealers and workshops. Talk to your broker as soon as you can, tell them about all your business activities, and ask them to arrange an insurance programme that offers cover both for your haulage and motor trade activities. Q I run a small haulage business employing around four full-time staff. They all belong to a National Lottery syndicate. I’m slightly concerned that one day, they could ‘win the jackpot’ and all disappear off to sunnier climes! Can I arrange insurance cover to protect me against the impact that this could have on my business? A As you obviously know, this does very occasionally happen, albeit the chance, com-pared with many other insurance ‘perils’, is considered rather remote. That said, if it does happen, it could leave a business really struggling, so yes, cover against this risk is available. Specialist standalone cover can be arranged. Alternatively, one or two in-surers do offer this type of cover as

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Q I’m an owner-driver. Recently I started collecting trailers arriving on ro-ro ferries. Do I need CMR insurance, or will my standard hauliers’ liability insurance which is based on my using RHA Conditions of Carriage be sufficient? A Statutory liability under CMR applies, with a few exceptions such as furniture removal, to every contract for the carriage of goods by road in vehicles for reward from one country to another provided that at least one of the countries has signed up to the con-vention. The term ‘vehicles’ means motor vehicles, articulated vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers. CMR under statute applies to the entire journey meaning in your case that collecting trailers that have arrived at UK ports on roll-on roll-off ferries does require the arranging of CMR cover. Q I’ve currently got all my

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While I’ve been using my existing insurance broker for over 10 years, for certain reasons I’m thinking about switching to another broker. How would you advise a firm like ours to go about choosing a new broker?

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Insurance broker, Adelaide Insurance Services in partnership with the IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) the UK’s leading road safety charity, recognise that LGV drivers enhanced driving skills make them safer drivers and less of a risk than your average CAR driver. Therefore, Adelaide Insurance and the IAM are offering LGV drivers – as safer drivers – an outstanding package comprising: ● 12 months’ FREE Affiliate Membership of the IAM worth £15 which rewards you with… ● Further discounts on your personal car insurance from IAM Surety, the IAM’s official insurance service for its members which has been administered by Adelaide Insurance since 2005.

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