Type Approval Could Hamper Heavy CV Market

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The SMMT has warned that as many as 20,000 CV registrations per year could suffer major delays for sailing to meet new Type Approval legislation. From 29 October this year, new rules will apply to around two thirds of heavy commercial vehicles – those built in stages weighing more than 3.5-tonnes. These vehicles are the […]

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Award For Technology Behind ‘The Epic Split’

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Six of the people behind Volvo Dynamic Steering have received the Volvo Technology Award 2014. “Volvo Dynamic Steering elevates the steering of heavy commercial vehicles to an entirely new level. This technology gives the driver better control over the vehicle and makes the working conditions much easier. Thanks to first-class engineering work we are the […]

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Foreign Truck Firms To Pay For UK Roads

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Foreign hauliers will be charged to use UK roads Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced. The HGV Road User Levy – which is being brought in nearly a year ahead of schedule – introduces a charge that ensures British hauliers are better able to compete with their foreign counterparts. Patrick McLoughlin said: “The HGV Levy […]

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SMMT’s Type Approval Workshops – Truck Dealers Take Note

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To get truck bodybuilders and truck dealers up to speed with the incoming type approval legislation, the SMMT is putting together a series of roadshows in conjunction with the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (formerly VOSA. The workshops will help commercial vehicle businesses, bodybuilders and convertors get to grips […]

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Volvo Trucks Continue with Viral Videos

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Volvo Trucks are continuing their series of ‘virals’ – videos that promote their brand by being so good people want to send them to others. The latest is titled ‘The Epic Split’, where film legend, Jean-Claude Van Damme performs one of his world-famous splits between two Volvo FM trucks as they are driven in reverse. […]

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Volvo Trucks’ New Viral Video – The Hamster

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In an effort to promote the features of Volvo Trucks’ new ‘Dynamic Steering’ system the company has, once more, taken to the world of YouTube. Buoyed by the previous of the ‘Ballerina’ stunt which helped to launch the new FH range – the video has received more than seven million views – Volvo Trucks will […]

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Burnt Tree launches ‘Refrigerental’

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The U.K.’s largest independent vehicle rental company, Burnt Tree has announced the launch of ‘Refrigerental’, a brand-new dedicated temperature controlled vehicle rental operation available through the company’s 19 locations in England, Scotland and Wales. The company has made a reasonable investment in getting the Refrigerental scheme off the ground.  No less considering the brand-new fridge […]

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NEW ATF FOR STUARTS TRUCK & BUS EXETER

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On 5th August, Stuarts Truck & Bus opens the company’s second ATF. The new ATF, which is independent of the company’s Plymouth facility, is located in Exeter. In addition to all makes of truck, bus and coach, the new ATF will also be available for testing trailers and Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles. Ryan […]

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RENAULT TRUCKS ENTERS THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS

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On 6 and 7 July, Renault Trucks offered members of the public a unique experience on the Place Bellcourt in Lyon to enter into the world’s largest work of 3D street art. This performance, which consists of playing with perspective and creating images which only become three-dimensional in specific locations, has entered the Guinness Book […]

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ATE’s MAN In Black Beats Aston and Lotus

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The ATE Trailers-sponsored Jenkins Motorsport Team’s Dave Jenkins took his ‘MAN in Black’, to represent truck racing at the recent  Cholmondeley Pageant of Power. The annual event is a combination of a sprint and hill climb with a wide variety of high performance cars and motorbikes old and new taking part. Dave Jenkins, currently lying […]

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