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From the latest truck launches from the likes of Scania, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz and DAF, to heart-warming stories  that show why driving a truck for a living is the best job in the world, Truckanddriver.co.uk has it all. We also bring you the latest changes to the rules and regulations that affect you on (and off) the road – and, of course, all the latest developments from the best truck festival in Britain – Convoy in the Park.

MiX Telematics to monitor safety at the International Truck Grand Prix in Germany

Vehicle and safety monitoring systems provide MiX Telematics has been enlisted by ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), organisers of the International Truck Grand Prix, to provide telematics services to the event. At the International Truck Grand Prix, which takes place at the Nürburgring in Germany from June 30 – July 2, MiX Telematics’ service will cover top speed monitoring and infringement …

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Renault Trucks launches right-hand drive Range T High in the UK

Renault Trucks has announced that a right-hand drive Range T High will be introduced to the UK market from early 2018, in response to demand from customers. The Range T High will come in three core variants. ‘International’, which features fabric seats with rotating passenger seat, flat floor, standard bunk and steel wheels, and will  be available in 440hp and …

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Montracon celebrating 40th anniversary at Convoy in the Park

Trailer manufacturer Montracon will be exhibiting at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23, it has been confirmed. This year sees Montracon celebrate its 40th anniversary. From humble beginnings in Ireland in 1977, the company has steadily built up its product portfolio and brand presence and can now boast a multi-million pound business spread across numerous sites …

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FTA calls for trade and logistics to be priorities in Brexit negotiations

The government should priorities logistics and trade in the upcoming Brexit negotiations and look to ensure that freight can continue to move freely throughout Europe, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said. With the logistics industry contributing more than £121 billion to the economy and employing 2.54 million people in the UK, according to figures from the FTA, its importance …

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Collectors Toys Ireland coming to Convoy in the Park

Irish model truck retailer Collectors Toys Ireland will be exhibiting its products at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23. Collectors Toys retail scale models predominantly of companies in the Irish road haulage industry. The models are manufactured by Tekno. From late last year Collectors Toys began commissioning 1:50 scale Tekno model trucks in England, Scotland and …

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The Johnny Cash Tribute confirmed for Convoy in the Park

The Johnny Cash Tribute – aka Kevin Lovatt and his band – have been confirmed as playing at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23. Kevin’s performance as the Man in Black has received high praise – with die-hard Cash fans commenting that he sounds “more like Johnny Cash than Johnny Cash”. His band is capable of …

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Get your own Scania rubber duck at Convoy in the Park

People attending Convoy in the Park will have the chance to win one of 1000 exclusive Convoy in the Park rubber ducks from Scania. The ducks – a nod to Kris Kristofferson’s character from the legendary trucking movie Convoy – will be available to win over both days of the festival. To win one of these ducks, all you need …

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Volvo test self-steering truck in Brazil

Volvo Trucks has been testing a self-steering truck which, it hopes, can boost productivity for Brazilian sugar cane growers. For the past growing season, Volvo Trucks has been testing a prototype in the sugar cane fields in Maringa owned by the Usina Santa Terezinha Group. The truck is used to transport newly harvested sugar cane through the fields with precision …

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