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Volvo Plans Urban Truck Showcase and Operator Consultation at Freight in the City

Next month sees the Freight in the City event return to London, shining alight on the benefits and pitfalls of operating HGVs in modern urban environments. Volvo Trucks will be just one of the manufacturers in attendance, bringing with it a number of its latest FM series vehicles to showcase their cutting-edge features. Safety Standard … Continue reading “Volvo Plans Urban Truck Showcase and Operator Consultation at Freight in the City”

Britcom offer video walk-round and operation of truck and plant stock

Britcom have announced that they have begun offering video walk round footage of truck and plant equipment stocks. The videos feature an external walk around, with focus on any particular features of each unit, and where feasible, shows certain aspects of the vehicles operating, along with a short video of the internal of the cab. … Continue reading “Britcom offer video walk-round and operation of truck and plant stock”

Scania hit with hefty fine for price-fixing involvement

Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has been hit with a fine by EU regulators after it was found to have been involved in a price-fixing scheme.  The European Commission is calling on the company to pay up the equivalent of £771 million, although another appeal against the ruling has already been launched. Last summer a fine … Continue reading “Scania hit with hefty fine for price-fixing involvement”

Volvo argues for increased LNG truck investment

Trucks with power trains based on natural gas rather than diesel should be seen as a natural choice for long-haul transport operators, according to Swedish firm Volvo. The company has concluded that LNG (liquefied natural gas) is particularly appropriate as an alternative fuel source, both as a result of its environmental impact and its potential … Continue reading “Volvo argues for increased LNG truck investment”

Iveco truck takes part in transcontinental Blue Corridor Rally

An Iveco Stralis NP will be just one of the vehicles taking part in this year’s Blue Corridor Rally, which began in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon last week and will conclude in the Russian city of St Petersburg. This event aims to draw attention to the advantages associated with using natural gas as a … Continue reading “Iveco truck takes part in transcontinental Blue Corridor Rally”