Extreme HGV

Volvo FH 6-wheelers feature in Ice Road Truckers

February 16, 2012
Volvo FH 6-wheelers feature in Ice Road Truckers

History Channel’s top-rated ‘IRT (Ice Road Truckers): Deadliest Roads’ stars can be seen in the present series driving a trio of ageing Volvo FH 6-wheelers across the awesome and exceedingly narrow ‘Death Road’ high up in the Andes in Bolivia. These ‘old, but nonetheless good’ FH Globetrotters were originally from the UK and the drivers…

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Two world records in Volvo VN

June 22, 2010
Two world records in Volvo VN

Boije Ovebrink started his 59th birthday celebrations at Hultsfred Airport in Sweden on June 9th 2010, but before the day was over, he had two reasons for celebrating. With his new Volvo VN, Boije set the world truck speed record in both the 500 metre and 1,000 metre standing-start events.

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Bridgestone wins first DAF Quality Achievement Award

May 19, 2010

Bridgestone has won the prestigious PACCAR 50PPM Quality Achievement Award for its performance as a tyre supplier in Europe in 2009.

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Autohome chooses Renault

February 19, 2010

UK and European Assistance Breakdown company, Autohome, has taken delivery of a new Renault Master and two Renault Midlum 280.14 trucks, through Renault Trucks distributor, WTL Truck & Van Centres Ltd (WTL).

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C&H gets a silver star

February 12, 2010
C&H gets a silver star

‘Forest products’ specialist C&H (Hauliers) is proud of its 50-year heritage – which explains why it decided to mark its Golden Jubilee by commissioning a striking commemorative livery for one of its new Mercedes-Benz tractor units.

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Autoglym takes on monster challenge

February 1, 2010
Autoglym takes on monster challenge

Autoglym loves a challenge, but its technical services team faced one of its toughest tasks when it tackled Big Pete, the world’s largest working monster truck, and the only one to feature a HGV cab body.

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UK thaw reveals 2010 pothole season

January 13, 2010

As the temperature rises and the UK’s roads begin to clear following the icy weather, campaign website Potholes.co.uk has noticed a surge in visitor numbers as record numbers of road users report poor roads across the UK.

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Focus on digital dashboards

January 11, 2010

The Internet dashboard, or ‘infotainment system’ is the next in-vehicle device that could cause a major distraction to drivers, according to Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

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Police HGV targets drivers

January 8, 2010

Central Motorway Police are filming truck drivers who use their mobile phones while driving – using their own HGV.

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Big in Japan

December 14, 2009
Big in Japan

A trio of self-propelled heavy-duty transport systems made by specialist heavy haulage trailer manufacturer Goldhofer has been used by the Central Nippon Expressway Company to move a 545 tonne bridge section forming part of the new Higashi-Meihan-Highway between Nagoya City and Osaka in Japan.

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Axeon partners with US truck maker

December 9, 2009

Britain’s leading lithium ion battery designer and producer – Dundee-based Axeon – is a major beneficiary of the breakthrough order for Modec electric vehicles from its Joint Venture with Navistar, a leading American truck maker.

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Scania commended

October 26, 2009

Scania has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 475 institutional investors with USD 55,000 billion in assets under management, for its approach to climate change disclosure.

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