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Senior management changes at DAF Trucks

22 March 2017 One of the best-known figures in the truck industry has announced his retirement, with plans to leave his post later this year. DAF Trucks Managing Director, Ray Ashworth, has worked in the UK truck industry for 48 years, the last eight of which were in his current role at DAF. Ray will […]

New aerodynamic simulator will assist HGV efficiency

22 March 2017 A web-based system that simulates aerodynamic efficiency of HGVs is being developed with funding support from the Department for Transport (DfT). TotalSim’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package, known as ACT (Aerodynamic Configurator for Transport), is part-supported by the DfT’s Low Emissions Freight and Logistics Trial, which has awarded a grant of £392,240 […]

Renault-Nissan plans new global LCV strategy

22 March 2017 The Renault-Nissan Alliance is creating a standalone light commercial vehicle business unit to expand its global presence in the rapidly growing segment. The Alliance plans to use Renault’s van expertise and Nissan’s truck making background to launch a number of new vehicles for the two brands that will complement each other in […]

Feature: Why truck-specific satnavs are essential for HGV operators

22 March 2017 The plethora of satellite navigation units on the market, and the sophistication of the technology, is enough to make you think that pretty much any model will get you where you need to go. That philosophy might work if you are driving a car, but the same doesn’t apply to HGVs. Your […]

Trailers to draw the crowds at CV Show

22 March 2017 A number of the industry’s leading semi-trailer manufacturers will be pulling out all the stops to ensure visitors to this year’s CV Show are kept in tow. Major trailer makers, including Cartwright, Chereau, Don-Bur, Ekeri, Gray & Adams, Lawrence David, Montracon, SDC, Tiger and Transdek will be on-site, with innovations designed to […]

Fiat Professional to launch new flagship pick-up

22 March 2017 Fiat is set to launch a new version of its recently introduced Fullback, following a year of record registrations in the pick-up market. The Fullback Cross was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show held earlier this month, and is set to go on sale in the UK this summer. As well as […]

Reactive warning signs reduce HGV bridge strikes

22 March 2017 New colour motorway-style matrix warning signs have helped reduce HGV bridge collisions by over a third since their launch last October. In a six-month period from January to July 2016, before the new measures were introduced, there were 11 crashes at the Thurlow Park Bridge in Tulse Hill. Since the new signs […]

New LCV Manager for Renault Trucks

22 March 2017 Renault Trucks UK Ltd has appointed Grahame Neagus as its new Head of LCV, responsible for the truck maker’s light commercial vehicle operations in the UK and Ireland. Grahame has over 30 years’ industry experience in the truck and van industry serving in OEM roles, as well as heading-up the Lex Autolease […]

VW e-load up! to make UK debut at CV Show

15 March 2017 One of the smallest electric vans ever created will be making its UK debut at this year’s CV Show, which takes place next month at the NEC, Birmingham. The VW e-load up! is based on VW’s smallest passenger car, yet despite its diminutive proportions it has a load capacity of almost 1,000 […]