Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

Automobile manufacturers publish views on biofuel directives

November 15, 2012

The European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) has welcomed a new European Commission proposal to amend the Renewable Energy Use Directive (RED) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD).

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M1 junction 24 roundabout to be resurfaced

November 15, 2012

The Highways Agency will be resurfacing the roundabout at junction 24 of the M1 in Leicestershire, starting in late November.

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New French eco-tax on horizon

November 15, 2012

A new eco-tax comes into force in France next summer, which will have significant impact on HGVs passing through the country. This Environmental Truck Tax commences as trial on 20th June in the Alsace region and will apply from 20 July onwards to the rest of France. The Ecotaxe applies to vehicles over 3,5 tonnes,…

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Stan Robinson commemorated on DAF XF 105 truck

November 15, 2012
Left to right: Pauline Wilson, finance director and Stan’s daughter; Nigel Brown, who will drive the truck; Florence Robinson, Stan’s wife; and sons Ian and Mark, directors.

The life of well-known Staffordshire haulier Stan Robinson, whose sudden death in April shocked the industry, is being commemorated by a specially painted truck that has just gone onto the road. His son Mark described the new top-of-the-range DAF XF105 with its special paint finish by leading airbrush artist Andy Scott of Barnsley, as “a fitting…

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Hankook unveils new winter truck tyre

November 15, 2012

Hankook has unveiled a new winter truck tryre, the DW06, a traction specialist for truck drive axles which is recognised for its balanced overall performance, particularly in wintry conditions.

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