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Elddis Transport demos UK’s biggest curtainsider at Multimodal

Elddis Transport is showcasing “the biggest curtainsider trailer in the UK” at this week’s Multimodal show, ahead of its operational debut later this month. The Lawrence David engineered high-cube trailer, which is based on an SDC chassis, is part of the Department for Transport’s longer semi-trailer trial. The 15.65m, single deck long-trailer was collected from […]

Bosch focuses on driver drowsiness detection

Fatigue and microsleep at the wheel are often the cause of serious accidents. However, the initial signs of fatigue can be detected before a critical situation arises. Bosch Driver Drowsiness Detection can do this by monitoring steering movements and advising drivers to take a break in time. The required information is provided either by the […]

Pullman Fleet Services opens additional ATF in West Thurrock

Pullman Fleet Services, the commercial vehicle repair firm, has opened an Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) at Motherwell Way, West Thurrock, Essex. The nine-bay workshop has petrochemical (ADR) compliant bays, an MOT test lane and can handle anything from light vans up to tractor units and trailers. Graham Hunter, MD of Pullman, says: “As the UK’s […]

International status arrives for 2013 CV Show

This year’s CV Show may still be in full swing, but the 2013 Commercial Vehicle Show has received international recognition from the automotive industry’s global body, OICA (Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles). The new status reflects the global significance of the UK road transport industry and the success of the Show – particularly this year. […]

Rocketship megatruck aims to change transport for good

The spaceship-cum-HGV you see here is the Innotruck, which is one big fat feasibility study into the personal mobility issues of the future. Built by the clever dudes and dudettes at the Technical University Munich (TUM), Innotruck is the embodiment of the university’s ‘Diesel Reloaded’ project. It sounds like an eau de toilette pour hommes, […]

Treat for F1 fans at CV Show

Formula 1 fans are in for a treat, as consecutive Double World Championship winning team, Red Bull Racing showcase its RB6 replica showcar at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in partnership with TRACKER. Head to stand #3A10 to see the car and enter a prize draw for two lucky winners to win two tickerts to […]

TruckNet UK charity auction raises £1,700

This year’s TruckNet UK annual charity auction broke all records, raising £1,700 for the Professional Drivers Foundation. Approximately 40 drivers attended the auction, which took place at Longford House in Cannock, Staffs, on 7 April – with some generous employers allowing drivers to depart a day early and divert off route to attend. The Professional […]

Stan Robinson funeral details released

The family of Stan Robinson has released details of his funeral, after the Staffordshire haulier died on Friday. It will take place on Saturday 21 April St Chads Church, Seighford, Stafford at 11:00am. A wake follows at the Stan Robinson Stafford depot (main yard) on the nearby Landfordfields industrial estate, Seighford, Stafford. The family have […]

Owens Road Services sees turnover rise 8%

Owens Road Services is conducting a ‘radical change’ in its policy towards buying and maintaining vehicles in a bid to reduce its running costs and maintain its margins. The policy change, which sees Owens plan to replace a third of its existing  fleet with contract hire vehicles, is revealed in the Welsh firm’s annual report. […]