8th September 2022 A reader’s poll in German magazine Auto Bild has seen MAN’s eTGM win a ‘Green Track Award’. Readers were asked to vote in six categories and subsequently voted the truck top of the ‘last mile’ category. The electric truck triumphed for a number of reasons, according to the magazine. For example, it
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7th September 2022 When looking for a UK-based customer to trial its ContiConnect 2.0 platform, Continental found the perfect fit.  G.Webb is long-time beneficiary of the Continental Digital Solutions range.  Therefore, the company had practical knowledge and experience to support the system’s development.  Tyre pressure monitoring systems are fitted to the vast majority of G.
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This month’s Veteran’s View goes out to all the drivers who are sweltering in the warm weather.  I am working up here in the north, so we don’t see too many days above 95 degrees.  However, I hear from drivers who routinely work where it gets up to 115 degrees or more.  I was in
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6th September 2022 Turners (Soham) Ltd has received another DAF FTP 6×2, making it 1,000 three-axle tractor units for the operator.  The latest addition to the fleet is a XF450 FTP and forms part of an intake of 69 vehicles. As a result, the Cambridgeshire company now has more than 2,000 vehicles on its fleet.
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Raising money for kids in need is always a noble endeavor.  The Dirty Business Truck Show is one that I enjoy attending every year, because it reminds me of a big neighborhood block party, but with trucks.  This was the third year for this event, which was put on by the good folks at HD
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There has always been a competition between the sexes since Adam and Eve.  But it seemed to have come to a head on September 20, 1973.  That is when tennis pros Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs held a tennis event called “The Battle of the Sexes” on television.  It was so monumental, they even
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5th September 2022 Tessa Wilson, a GXO graduate has taken a six-month secondment as a project officer in Uganda. Specifically, her role is part of Transaid’s Professional Driver Training project in the country.  Therefore, Wilson will help with the increasing demand for truck and PSV drivers in Uganda. During her time in Uganda, she will
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Though it wasn’t common in years past, women have become part of the trucking industry, and most of them not only do their jobs, but they do them well.  Pauline “Polly” Hylton (64) is one of those women who wasn’t born into the industry, but you wouldn’t know it by the way she handles her
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It is hard for me to believe, but the Ohio Vintage Truck Reunion is ten years old!  How time flies!!  In the past it was called the Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboree, but in 2020 they changed the name.  Due to the pandemic, the show was canceled that year, but many ATHS members still got together
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This month’s creation was built for Nick Sanchez (48) of Bakersfield, CA.  Growing up in a huge family that farmed, Nick was always taught if you didn’t want to work in the fields, you’d better get educated or find something else to do.  Thankfully, his dad had trucks, and Nick was able to gravitate toward
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The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has announced Haleigh Fickett as its September 2022 Member of the Month.  Haleigh has been a transport driver for R.H. Foster Energy for a little more than four years.  Haleigh’s professional driving career started at a young age.  She attended a local technical school and, in an effort to
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There aren’t many things that are hotter than California’s Central Valley in the summer – except maybe a truck show being held there.  The 2nd Annual Soza Memorial Truck Show & Rodeo, held at Merced County Fairgrounds on June 24-26, 2022, was a hot event – and not just because of the weather!  The lot
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If you’ve been listening to The Power Hour with Kevin Rutherford of late, you will have heard talk of our chassis dyno getting ready to have a bit of a facelift.  Well, the time has come, and the old girl is about to be bigger and better than ever.  It took months of planning and
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2nd September 2022 Optimising fleet performance has been given a boost with the arrival of FORS Transport Planner. The technology has been developed with The Algorithm People (TAP), thereby aiming to make life easier for businesses.  Fleets are experiencing spiralling costs, however, FORS Transport Planner is designed to help out.  For example, algorithms will work
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When building a truck, you should never settle for less than you want or deserve.  And the same is true if you are building trucks – you should never settle for “good enough” because your customers deserve more than that.  For this reason, Tyler Van Der Zwaag (29) of Van Der Zwaag Customs in Hull,
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1st September 2022 Livestock nutrition company Harbro has invested in three Iveco trucks as it gives its fleet a bit of a refresh. Arriving are a 6×2 rigid drawbar unit and two new Iveco S-Way 6×2 mid-lift tractors. The S-Way 6×2 6.7m chassis (AS260S42Y/PS) is fitted with a 7.9m curtain sided body. In addition, it
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30th August 2022 A fleet stocked exclusively by a rival manufacturer now features a brand new Volvo FM 460. The Globetrotter 8×4 tipper has joined Banbury-based A C Services after previous experience of used trucks. Choosing a Volvo was, specifically, down to impressive fuel returns from those two other vehicles. In addition, A C Services
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26th August 2022 There’s a new fleet flagship at Mr Plant Hire courtesy of French truck manufacturer Renault. The plant hire specialist has taken delivery of a C430 8×2 tag, which also uses the company’s new branding. The new C430 joins the eight-strong fleet on a like-for-like replacement as part of the company’s 5-year renewal
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