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Tevva sweetens up emission free transport

12 September 2017 A truck that uses a cake ingredient as one of its key power sources will go on trial in the UK next year. Built by Chelmsford-based Tevva motors, the truck will feature an engine that runs on a form of glycerine, along with a range-extended battery pack. Tevva’s CEO, Asher Bennett, a […]

Hydrogen-powered bin truck enters service

12 September 2017 A waste disposal truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is to go into service in Oxford. The bin lorry, operated by waste management company Grundon, has an ULEMCo hydrogen-diesel dual-fuel conversion and is based on a DAF chassis. ULEMCo has previously retro-fitted a number of lorries and vans in the public […]

Scania launches new construction range

12 September 2017 Scania is to introduce a new range of heavy duty trucks aimed at operators working in extreme environments, such as quarries, mines and construction sites. The new XT line-up is part of Scania’s ‘Tailor Made for Applications’ business model, provide turnkey solutions for eight key construction industry applications: tipper, mixer, hook-lift, skip […]

National Lorry Week gets underway

12 September 2017 This week sees the return of ‘National Lorry Week’, a campaign led by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) to raise awareness of the hard work that trucks and hauliers do for the UK economy. The week got underway with a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons on Tuesday September 12, with […]

DAF launches new multi-axle CF and XF trucks

12 September DAF Trucks has introduced a new range of multi-axle variants of its new CF and XF ranges. In line with the more conventional cabs, the new rigid trucks benefit from a fuel economy improvement of up to seven per cent, thanks to lightweight technology that has reduced the gross weight of the trucks’ […]

Volvo training awards open for entries

12 September 2017 Registration has opened for Volvo Trucks’ acclaimed VISTA (Volvo International Service Training Awards), in which more than 18,000 Volvo Truck and Bus technicians from across the brand’s global dealer network compete to find the best in their field. Even though VISTA is a competition, the main objectives are to encourage teamwork, build […]

IRTE National Conference programme announced

12 September To highlight the importance of compliance and sustainable transport, the IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) is holding its national IRTE Conference, which takes place at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire on 28 September. The event will feature a keynote speech from one of the major figures in sustainable transport, Dr Phil Greening, associate […]

UK new van market remains steady in August

05 September 2017 Demand for new vans remains stable in August, up 1.5% to 15,619 units. Lighter vans weighing 2.0-2.5T see biggest increase, with registrations rising 39.9%. Year-to-date registrations down -2.8%, and in line with market expectations. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND The new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market remained steady in August, with 15,619 […]

DfT awards £11 million funding for low emission buses

06 September 2017 Bus operators and local authorities have been awarded a total of £11 million in funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) towards a new wave of low emission buses. The schemes, in in Bristol, York, Brighton, Surrey, Denbighshire and Wiltshire, are to share the funding pot, which will contribute to 153 cleaner […]