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 8 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 24th February 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full edition … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 8 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Scania’s CNG Trucks Adopted by Waitrose

UK supermarket chain Waitrose has partnered with Swedish truck-maker Scania in order to roll out a fresh fleet of HGVs which are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) rather than traditional diesel engines, according to New Atlas. The two main reasons behind this change are that Waitrose wants to make its distribution of goods more … Continue reading “Scania’s CNG Trucks Adopted by Waitrose”

Read Volume 21 Issue 7 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 17th February 2017, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the full … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 7 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

French Researchers Unveil Advanced Platooning Technology

As autonomous trucks loom on the horizon, the promise of an age of increasingly efficient and safe transport is becoming a reality. But so far most of the trials of this technology have involved a small number of HGVs, with limitations on the capabilities of platooning systems leaving much to be desired. Last week a … Continue reading “French Researchers Unveil Advanced Platooning Technology”

Read Volume 21 Issue 6 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 10th February 2017, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full edition … Continue reading “Read Volume 21 Issue 6 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Trial of Hybrid Scania Trucks Commences

At the start of the month the first real-world trial of hybrid HGVs which can use either a diesel engine or electric motors powered by overhead cabling began, with Swedish truck-maker Scania partnering with German firm Siemens to create this ground-breaking solution to the issues of sustainability currently facing the transport sector. Yahoo! Finance reports … Continue reading “Trial of Hybrid Scania Trucks Commences”

Iveco Secures Another Award for LNG-Powered Stralis

The Stralis NP from Iveco has already walked away with a handful of industry accolades thanks to its eco-friendly and efficient design. And this week its trophy cabinet got a little fuller after it was voted Project of the Year during the European Gas Conference 2017, according to UK Haulier. Industry and regulatory representatives from … Continue reading “Iveco Secures Another Award for LNG-Powered Stralis”

Scania Offers Advanced Truck Driving Course to Combat Rollovers

HGVs are subject to a range of safety risks whenever they hit the road, with arguably the most prominent problem being the likelihood that the truck and its trailer might overturn in the event that the driver has to take evasive action. High-sided heavy vehicles like this can roll with surprising ease, which is why … Continue reading “Scania Offers Advanced Truck Driving Course to Combat Rollovers”