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.

Special-Edition Iveco Truck Sold at Charity Auction

A month-long auction held by Iveco has helped to drum up the equivalent of over £194,000 for UNICEF, with a unique Stralis XP unit being sold alongside a coach to raise money for this incredibly worthy cause, according to Transport Engineer. The limited-edition Stralis XP in question is decked out with a livery that celebrates … Continue reading “Special-Edition Iveco Truck Sold at Charity Auction”

Read Volume 20 Issue 49 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 110+ 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 6th December 2016, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full … Continue reading “Read Volume 20 Issue 49 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

Volvo Trucks Launches Paragliding Promotional Stunt

In recent years Volvo Trucks has really innovated when it comes to marketing its HGVs and raising awareness about them amongst a mainstream audience and not just by targeting industry veterans. And its latest promotional video, titled The Flying Passenger, has launched today across the web and social media. The main focus of this stunt, … Continue reading “Volvo Trucks Launches Paragliding Promotional Stunt”

UK Buyer Snaps Up First Hybrid FUSO Canter in Europe

The first of the brand new FUSO Canter Eco Hybrid trucks to be delivered to a European customer has been snapped up in the UK by Sophie Dunkerley, who works in the world of equestrian activities and thus has invested in the horse-box body adaptation for this model. UK Haulier reports that the Eco Hybrid … Continue reading “UK Buyer Snaps Up First Hybrid FUSO Canter in Europe”

Decline in HGV Sales Marks End of Extended Market Growth

The third quarter of 2016 was not as strong for the truck market in the UK, with new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showing that registrations for HGVs dropped by 3.6%, according to Commercial Fleet. This dip factors in all trucks weighing six tonnes or more, and it is … Continue reading “Decline in HGV Sales Marks End of Extended Market Growth”

Read Volume 20 Issue 48 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 110+ 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 29th November 2016, and is available on subscription. Click to launch the full … Continue reading “Read Volume 20 Issue 48 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”

First Delivery by Autonomous Truck Completed in US

The future of haulage may well lie with self-driving trucks, although until earlier this month the use of autonomous HGVs was largely theoretical rather than a practical reality. All that changed when taxi app Uber completed a delivery of Budweiser beer in the American state of Colorado using a truck which was not directly controlled … Continue reading “First Delivery by Autonomous Truck Completed in US”

Read Volume 20 Issue 47 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now

The latest issue of Truck Locator is available to read online now. Our latest issue features 110+ 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 22nd November 2016, and is available on subscription.   Click to launch the … Continue reading “Read Volume 20 Issue 47 Of Truck Locator Magazine For FREE Now”