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Pirelli unveils intelligent truck tyre

May 15, 2012

Pirelli has unveiled Cyber Fleet, an intelligent truck tyre designed for road haulage that through an electronic sensor and computer system provides the truck driver and fleet manager with up-to-the-minute data regarding the tyre’s condition and the vehicle’s geographical position.

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Visual alignment indicator for commercial vehicle tyres

February 27, 2012

Excessive negative or positive camber and incorrectly set toe cause tyres to wear out prematurely. Continental’s extremely simple VAI system allows incorrect wheel alignment on trucks and trailers to be recognised easily without complex electronic measurements. VAI has been successfully used in the USA for many years. Now Continental is the first tyre manufacturer to…

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RHA welcomes Post Office report

June 8, 2010

The Road Haulage Association is pleased at the findings of the recent report from the Post Office confirming the extortionate price of diesel in the UK compared to the rest of Europe.

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BP Gas chooses Volvo

June 4, 2010
BP Gas chooses Volvo

Six new Volvo FL 4×2 rigid tankers have entered service with BP Gas. They are the first Volvo’s in the BP Gas fleet to be equipped with Dynafleet and also the first to be fitted with the I-Sync automated gearbox.

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Volvo Trucks’ support raises nearly £40,000

May 27, 2010
Volvo Trucks’ support raises nearly £40,000

Air ambulance services across the Midlands saw a £15,600 boost to their funds in April thanks to the backing of Volvo Trucks and Birmingham-based Steve Benton Transport. [private]

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EuroTra Safety and Innovation Award

May 13, 2010

[private] Each year, the European Transport Training Association (EuroTra) – in co-operation with Volvo Trucks – awards those responsible for the best product or service aimed at improving road safety for the European road transport and logistics industry. As a consequence, nominations are now sought for this year’s award.

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Concrete barrier works start on A160

May 12, 2010

The Highways Agency is advising road users that work to install a concrete safety barrier along part of the A160 Humber Road in South Killingholme started this week.

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Scania is back in Iraq

May 7, 2010

Scania has a presence in Iraq again, including both production and sales.

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Volvo ready to launch FMX

April 20, 2010
Volvo ready to launch FMX

Volvo Trucks is launching the rugged, new Volvo FMX. Built specifically for heavy construction tasks, this truck will be available on European markets in September, followed by a global roll-out during the rest of the year.

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Volvo FH16-700 centre-steer tractor unit

April 15, 2010
Volvo FH16-700 centre-steer tractor unit

The UK’s first Volvo FH16-700 equipped with a hydraulically-steered centre axle has entered service with West Country bulk operator H. Curtis & Sons of Pensford, near Bristol.

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From warehouse to workshop

March 24, 2010

Yes, it’s true.  From 13 to 15 April in one day at Workshop 2010 you can find all you need to convert an empty space to a fully fitted workshop – car, van, truck or bus.

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Renault goes on product offensive

February 9, 2010

Renault is stepping up its product offensive with the introduction of two further new models: the new Kangoo Van Maxi and new Trafic.

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