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TruTac

TruTac launch new workshop module

TrueTac, part of the Microlise Group, are offering incredible fleet management with their seamless planning software TruFleet. The software is about to get even better with the addition of a new module that goes live on the 6th of March. The upgrade allows access to a range of new workshop-focused features, including the ability to...

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Shire Aggregates’ major investment in 18 new Thompson tippers

Shire Aggregates’ major investment in 18 new Thompson tippers

SHIRE Aggregates, part of the North East – based ReadyMix Group, is now benefiting from the arrival of 18 new 8×4 tippers, all featuring Thompsons’ market leading Loadmaster Lite bodywork. The new trucks mark a major investment by ReadyMix, which took over Shire as a dedicated aggregates business just over a year ago. Renewal of...

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Protecting vulnerable road users: Can you put a price on life or reputation?

Protecting vulnerable road users: Can you put a price on life or reputation?

By Andy Brooke, CLOCS Programme Director WITH nearly four times as many construction-related fatalities outside the hoarding compared to inside, it is clear there is still much work for our industry to do to reduce the risk to Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). HGVs are disproportionately involved in collisions with VRUs, typically comprising around just 5%...

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NWH tackles driver shortage head on with new HGV driving school

NWH tackles driver shortage head on with new HGV driving school

THE NWH Group, one of the UK’s leading recycling and waste management companies, has launched The NWH Driving School – a new initiative to tackle the on-going HGV driver shortage. The business aims to secure two new HGV drivers per week through its fully-funded training programme. Ricky Ray, Group Compliance Director at The NWH Group,...

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Is the skip loader of the future electric?

Is the skip loader of the future electric?

By Dominic Scholfield THE short answer to the above is ‘yes’. But if you’d like a little more context, read on… The Government has already announced that all new HGVs up to 26t will need to be ‘zero-emission at tailpipe’ by 2035, and those over 26t by 2040. ‘Zero emission at tailpipe’ effectively means electric,...

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Transport Minister and Mayor of Teesside witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Transport Minister and Mayor of Teesside witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

TRUDY Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Teesside, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on Wednesday, 31 August. The event underlined how hydrogen vehicles are out there and working with a fully...

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O’Donovan takes the lead with switch to HVO

O’Donovan takes the lead with switch to HVO

O’DONOVAN Waste Disposal has made the bold move to switch its entire fleet to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO). This is a huge step for the multi-award winning business that operates with a fleet of 100 HGVs, serving the construction and demolition sectors throughout London and the Home Counties.  HVO is a sustainable and 100% renewable fuel...

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September’s Skip Hunk is a real smooth operator

September’s Skip Hunk is a real smooth operator

HE’S a smart dressed man, so look out for your daughters. It’s Skip Hunk Owen Hoult, of KCM Waste Management in South Yorkshire. Hi! Nice to see you dressed up for the occasion. Introduce yourself.I’m Owen Hoult, I’m 22 and I work for KCM Waste Management. Tell us what you do there.I’m an HGV Technician:...

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Scott Bros donates HGVs so Cleveland Fire Brigade can practise vital rescue skills

Scott Bros donates HGVs so Cleveland Fire Brigade can practise vital rescue skills

RECYCLING and haulage experts Scott Bros donated two hard-to-source HGVs to enable Cleveland firefighters to practise their life saving rescue skills. Cleveland Fire Brigade crews visited the family-run firm’s base, near Stockton, where they were able use the lorries for vital training in road traffic collision techniques. The Brigade’s acute need for this type of...