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Scania Sweeper Picked for Stansted Cleaning Duties

As a major global airport, London Stansted deals with hundreds of planes and thousands of passengers each day. This means that maintaining the runway is a vital task that requires constant attention and the assistance of some specialised vehicles.  The latest truck to join the cleaning team is a specially adapted Scania P 250 which … Continue reading “Scania Sweeper Picked for Stansted Cleaning Duties”

British Truck Manufacturers Enjoy Export Boom

The first six months of the year were particularly positive for the UK’s home-grown HGV manufacturing industry, with a healthy 11.6 per cent rise in the number of trucks being exported for sale overseas. This is according to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders which indicate that most of the trucks … Continue reading “British Truck Manufacturers Enjoy Export Boom”

Leak Reveals Tesla’s Self-Driving Truck Ambitions

Autonomous trucks powered by electric motors rather than diesel engines are being developed by US firm Tesla, with more information about its eco-friendly HGV ambitions having been made public last week after a leak, according to the Guardian. The first self-driving truck from Tesla is set to be unveiled for the first time next month, … Continue reading “Leak Reveals Tesla’s Self-Driving Truck Ambitions”

Trial of Natural Gas Trucks Gets Under Way in ‘Dedicated to Gas’ Project

A number of the nation’s largest transport firms have committed to kick-starting a switch from traditional diesel-powered HGVs to more eco-friendly alternatives fueled by either compressed or liquefied natural gas. Transporter Engineer reports that this latest trial involves the likes of supermarket chain Asda and will see a total of 81 brand new trucks rolled … Continue reading “Trial of Natural Gas Trucks Gets Under Way in ‘Dedicated to Gas’ Project”

Isuzu Announce Raptor Tough and Protective Coating for D-Max Pick Ups

Isuzu have announced the addition of Raptor Tough and Protective coating to their selection of accessories.  Although the traditional option for unprotected flat-beds has been an ABS Plastic Load Liner designed to give some protection. However, this choice can leave pick-up trucks vulnerable to scratches and damage, often caused by awkward loads. Raptor has been … Continue reading “Isuzu Announce Raptor Tough and Protective Coating for D-Max Pick Ups”