Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Mercedes-Benz introduces its first UK female CV breakdown specialist

28 August 2018 Fallon Hignett has graduated as the UK’s first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown specialist. The 19-year-old from Liverpool works as a commercial vehicle technician at North-West Dealer Roanza Truck & Van. She joined the company after finishing school three years ago, earning a place on the Mercedes-Benz Apprenticeship Programme. Although her apprenticeship […]

Trucks get special livery to celebrate RAF’s 100th anniversary year

29 August 2018 Two Iveco Stralis trucks have been given a special commemorative livery to celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary year. Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering and Ryder joined forces to celebrate the special anniversary. The two trucks were painted bright red with the RAF100 logo proudly displayed across the vehicle. The […]

Bus company Optare appoints new sales director

28 August 2018 UK-based bus manufacturer Optare has appointed a new sales director, Allan Kennedy, who joins the company from bus and coach builder Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL). Optare is a leading British manufacturer of urban buses with a modern assembly facility near Leeds, Yorkshire, employing around 300 people. As Optare’s reach grows globally, Kennedy […]

Increasing number of CV manufacturers embracing 3D printed parts

20 August 2018 Truck manufacturers are turning their attention to 3D printed parts instead of traditional methods of production. Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Renault have all embraced the technology where parts can be created at the push of a button. ‘Additive manufacturing’ is the industry term for joining materials by layering to make objects from three-dimensional […]

MAN begins electric truck trials

20 August 2018 Truck manufacturer, MAN, is to begin trials of its new all-electric eTGM model this autumn. The 26-tonne rigid, which will be one of the primary exhibits on the company’s stand at the IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show next month, will commence trials with nine companies in October. All nine of the operators […]

How telematics reporting can save time for CV fleets

20 August 2018 Telematics systems provide commercial vehicle operators with a wealth of information to help fine-tune their fleets, but it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the volume of data on offer, and few fleet managers have the time to examine a full suite of reports and address each action. Specialists in the technology acknowledge […]

Search is on for the oldest DAF truck still in service

21 August 2018 DAF Trucks is searching for its oldest truck still in transport operation. The Dutch manufacturer wants to hear stories about DAF vehicles that have survived the decades, with the search focusing on typical DAF vehicles from the early-90s, 80s and 70s or even earlier. It comes as DAF Trucks celebrates its 90th […]

UK winner of World Crane Championships to compete in global final

20 August 2018 A Buckinghamshire-based crane operator is to represent the UK in the World Crane Championships after winning the UK heat. The unusual contest is sponsored in the UK by HIAB, which supplies cranes and other truck-mounted equipment to more than 100 markets across the world. Trevor Tack, who works for Brackley-based civil engineering […]