Truck News and Views from Trucklocator

Welcome to our blog where we cover a range of truck-related topics – It's not all about trucks and trailers, but we focus on some of the issues facing UK hauliers, own account operators and people exporting trucks from the UK to right hand drive markets like Africa and the Caribbean. We also feature information about new truck launches, truck technology and truck shows – both in the UK and abroad. Remember also to check out our Facebook page and Twitter for the latest from trucklocator. If you have any information you would like to see here contact us via the website or give us a call on +44 (0) 1733 566933.

Read Volume 21 Issue 17 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 90+ pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 28th April 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 17 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Mercedes-Benz Adds Apple and Android Smartphone Compatibility to Trucks

While passenger cars have been offering compatibility with modern smartphones for some time, HGV drivers have not been as lucky, having to make do with less convenient methods of accessing features and functions available on cutting-edge devices while behind the wheel. The good news is that earlier this month Mercedes-Benz Trucks announced that it is … Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz Adds Apple and Android Smartphone Compatibility to Trucks”

Renault Trucks Kicks Off Fuel-Efficiency Competition

It has been two years since the last Optifuel Challenge was held by French HGV manufacturer Renault Trucks, so in 2017 the competition is back once again, with thousands of drivers set to face off against one another to see who is the most efficient, according to UK Haulier. Before the final showdown, which is … Continue reading “Renault Trucks Kicks Off Fuel-Efficiency Competition”

Read Volume 21 Issue 16 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 80+ pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 21st April 2017, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 16 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Report into Viability of Electrified Motorways Published

A number of recent trials have set out to study whether electrifying certain sections of major highways across Europe is a sensible way to cut the harmful emissions associated with HGVs. And now a new study by Carbone 4 has delved into this issue more comprehensively than ever, according to Commercial Fleet. Truck manufacturers such … Continue reading “Report into Viability of Electrified Motorways Published”

Read Volume 21 Issue 15 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 70+ pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 14th April 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 15 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Red Bull Racing Snaps Up New HGVs from Renault Trucks

The fleet of trucks operated by top F1 team Red Bull Racing is growing this month, with a trio of cutting-edge T Series tractors being added to the nine HGVs already in service, according to Transport Engineer. The team operates out of a headquarters in the UK, although it originates from Austria, with the latest … Continue reading “Red Bull Racing Snaps Up New HGVs from Renault Trucks”

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Handle Diverse Duties for Cumbria County Council

As winter gives way to spring and the temperatures rise across the UK, the threat of snow and frost causing problems on the roads recedes. And while this may leave some specialised grit-spreading vehicles out of action during the warmer months, others are a little more adaptable, making them useful throughout the year. This is … Continue reading “Mercedes-Benz Trucks Handle Diverse Duties for Cumbria County Council”

Read Volume 21 Issue 14 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 80+ pages of new and used trucks, vans and plant equipment for sale across the UK. The printed magazine can be purchased at good UK newsagents from 7th April 2017, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 14 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”