16th August 2022 Renault facelifted its Range T models in 2021 – their first tweaks since introduction in 2013. Trucking took a flagship Range T High 520 out for a spin and found there really is a serious case for taking one of these trucks…
2nd August 2022 Trucking took a right-hand drive DAF XG480 out for a day and a night to see if the bigger cab really does make a difference…
19th July 2022 As Volvo unveils battery-powered versions of its heavy trucks, we head to Sweden to try out prototype versions of an FM Electric tractor unit and FMX Electric rigid. The move towards diesel alternatives for commercial vehicles is gaining speed, with Volvo targeting a reduction in emissions from its trucks and buses by
28th June 2022 MAN’s new-generation TGS brings plenty to the table for payload-conscious tipper operators. We take a fully loaded 32.400 with sleeper cab for a good ride around the Cotswolds to see what it has to offer… In an industry where payload is king, MAN’s new range of TGS tippers have made quite an
14th June 2022 We take a year-old Volvo FH460 Turbo Compound for a lengthy run, loaded at 44 tonnes for half of the way.
29th March 2022 We take Iveco’s new X-WAY tipper for a treacherous quarry trek to see if its off-road chops are worthy of the marque’s formidable rough-terrain pedigree.
1st February 2022 Scania has unveiled a new DC13 straight-six engine range, a new gearbox and a new rear axle, as well as a host of other tweaks. Trucking heads to Sweden to drive the new Scania SUPER range – and it’s very impressive.
21st December 2021 The no-frills, high-earning potential fleet tractor often gets overlooked – but Mercedes has plenty of choice in that sector. We took an Actros 2448 out for a couple of days to see what is (and isn’t) good about it, and why you should consider it…
7th December 2021 Iveco has been at the forefront of promoting gas-powered trucks and it is now offering CNG versions of its new S-WAY models. We took one for a drive and liked it – but questions remain over the infrastructure to fuel it.
9th November 2021 We tried the all-new XF, XG and XG+ on the roads of Spain to see if bigger really does mean better…
5th October 2021 MAN’s latest truck range has been expanded with multi-wheel rigid chassis for tippers, skips and construction. We have been out for a drive in a few of new models…
21st September 2021 As part of a recent range overhaul, the new Iveco X-WAY construction chassis models are now available for UK operators. Trucking takes a traditional eight-legger out for a spin to see if it offers much improvement its predecessor.
24th August 2021 It might be showing its age next to newer competing vehicles, but Iveco’s Eurocargo still offers hard graft at a reasonable price. We take 7.5- and 18-tonne variants for a tour around Oxfordshire to see how they perform. Arguably, Iveco has had a rough time in the UK market, but its fortunes
We test the new no-fat, fleet-spec MAN TGM 18-tonner to see if its tasty drivability is enough to win over drivers in the UK’s crowded mid-weight market. Since its initial launch in Bilbao in February 2020, literally weeks before the COVID pandemic through Europe and the UK into lockdown, MAN’s new TG range is now
20th July 2021 We take a ‘supermarket trolley’, fewer-frills Merc Actros 2546 out for a shift and kiss and make up with the Predictive Powertrain Control. It’s actually quite good – once you use it properly!
6th July 2021 The Swedish power race had been dormant for 10 years after Volvo’s FH16-750 usurped Scania’s R730, but now Scania has retaken the crown with its 770S. Trucking takes the UK’s first fleet example for a long drive…
1st April 2021 Everyone likes a snow day. Here in Britain (and certainly down South, where we are), the times when we can go outside and muck about in the white stuff can be few and far between. And this season’s warmer winter months have even kept the ice to a minimum in most parts
1st April 2021 DAF offers better traction, manoeuvrability and high payload for off-road operators with new double-drive XF480 FAW tridem. We put it to the test in the Forest of Dean… Despite offering some unarguable benefits for weight-conscious operators who demand manoeuvrability, tridems are yet to really catch hold in the UK market. We drove
1st April 2021 Trucking scoops the first UK drive of MAN’s new-generation TGM – plus top-power TGX – for a spin around Exeter as part of the German manufacturer’s Great Britain Roadshow MAN launched its new TG range in Bilbao, Spain back in February 2020 – just before the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Europe and
1st April 2021 How low can you go? We head to Reddicth-based Fly By Nite to put DAF’s XF530 FT Low Deck chassis to the test
1st April 2021 Trucking heads to Bavaria to test drive some of MAN’s new range of trucks aimed at construction and timber applications, as well as a couple of competent road-going general haulage machines. MAN’s new range was launched in February and is starting to make its presence felt in fleets – and is understandably
1st April 2021 We take Volvo’s latest 32-tonne construction chassis up hill and down dale on a cross-country trek across North Dorset and Wiltshire Volvo’s launch of its new range of heavy trucks back in March last year got off to a shaky start because of COVID. Literally the day before we were due to
1st April 2021 Pandemics don’t help truck launches, and for Iveco it has suffered with delays to getting its new S-WAY to the UK. But it’s here now, and Trucking took it for an extended two-day road test, complete with a sleepover It was July 2019 when we first drove the new Iveco S-WAY, but
1st April 2021 7.5-tonners still have a role to play, even if fewer people can drive them on a car licence. The best-seller is DAF’s LF, and we took a high-powered LF210 out on the roads of Oxfordshire If you did a family tree of the DAF LF, you could probably argue its roots started
30th March 2021 In March 2020, Volvo unveiled its new FM, FMX and revised FH models – but the official launch in Sweden was cancelled due to the pandemic. Then came lockdown. In the meantime, the first right-hand drive examples arrived in the UK, and in mid-July we finally got our hands on them. Trucking
22nd March 2021 Iveco has upped its game with its latest tractor units, with operators offered a choice of diesel or gas engines alongside a wealth of other upgrades and improvements aimed to make S-WAY stand tall alongside its competition. Iveco was one of the first manufacturers to focus not just on the purchase price
22nd March 2021 Scania’s heavy-duty XT range is aimed at operators who take their trucks off-road, or haul the heaviest loads. We take a P410 XT tipper for a fully loaded workout. Go along any motorway or dual-carriageway and you can’t fail to notice the number of New Generation Scanias out there, plying their trade.
22nd March 2021 Licence legislation changes has seen demand for 7.5-tonners dwindle, but for those wanting a vehicle in this weight category there are two distinct choices – a small ‘big’ truck or a big ‘small’ van chassis. Trucking took out both options to assess the pros and cons. The humble 7.5-tonner has to some
22nd March 2021 With the new D15 9-litre engine, the MAN TGS 35.400 is aimed at the off-road tipper market that demands a 20-tonne payload – and a sleeper cab. The market for eight-wheel chassis is definitely broadening. Gone are the days when you could only have an 8×4; now, 8x2s are popular as they
22nd March 2021 Despite having the brand-new S-WAY range to woo customers due imminently, Iveco is still plugging the last knockings of its Stralis models – and for good reasons. The S-WAY won’t be in the UK in right-hand drive form until April 2020 at the earliest, unless there is a change of heart. So,