The Streets of London

On the streets of London, the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck makers are showcasing the designs they have come up with to avoid cyclist fatalities.   In 2011, an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them...

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Truck Of The Future From Renault

Although they do not play in the Australian market, the Truck Of The Future From Renault may be of interest to our operators. It is an attempt to optimise fuel use and utilises different technologies from a range of component suppliers.     Renault Trucks recently unveiled the latest in its series of on-road mobile laboratories designed to find ways to maximise fuel efficiency. After originally starting the ball rolling with...

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Truck Of The Future From Iveco

Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Europe’s truck manufacturers liked to spring the odd surprise at the various annual shows. By ‘odd’ I mean those wonderfully futuristic concept trucks that looked great under the spotlights, before eventually ending-up in some dusty corner of the R&D department…or scrapped.     While concept trucks have rather fallen out of fashion with other truck makers, to its great credit Iveco continues to...

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The CLOCS Ticking

On the streets of London, the CLOCS ticking for truck owners in the UK capital. There’s been a growing debate in the UK on how to avoid collisions between commercial vehicles and cyclists. Truck suppliers and operators recently gathered in London to showcase their latest cycle-friendly products. In 2011 an analysis of nine cycling fatalities involving trucks in London discovered that seven of them were construction vehicles,...

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Smart Fuel Saving 

When the second generation Stralis Hi-Way’ smart fuel saving was unveiled to the press (it went on to win the International Truck of the Year award for 2013) the Italians made great play of the fact that the driving force behind their new long-haul heavy was a major reduction in its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Here is a brief run down on the latest Stralis range from Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Brian Weatherley....

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