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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, 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.

Iveco’s 3430 mile Brazilian Christmas adventure

News from Turin today with a press release from those kinds chaps at Iveco who have helped to bring a special Christmas to more than 2,000 children in a small and remote town in Northern Brazil. Here’s the story and there’s a link to a Youtube video as well.     Christmas for the children of Palestina do Pará, a …

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Fully-electric DAF CF goes to work for Dutch supermarket

Here’s the first electric DAF CF to hit the road. With 100km range, 30 minute quick charge and 90 minute full-charge time the truck is the perfect solution for zero-emission delivery into cities, especially those with Ultra-low emission zones. The horsepower is a modest 280bhp, but that doesn’t tell the whole story as there’s 2000nm of torque available from standstill.

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650hp Volvo FH16…. road sweeper?! Yep!

  Devon-based Brooking Hire operates a fleet of 14 truck-mounted vacuum sweepers – all of which are based on Volvo chassis – but their recently-delivered new Volvo FH16-based flagship, supplied by Justin Fisher, Sales Director at Stuarts Truck and Bus, is one of the highest-specification sweeper vehicles in Europe.       One of the most unusual vehicles of the …

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We spend a week tramping in Volvo’s new FH 540 tag

In the December issue of Truck & Driver, on sale now, new Editor Dougie Rankine spends a week on the road in Volvo’s latest rear-steer tag-axle tractor unit. With a fully-loaded Globetrotter XL cab and 540hp on tap, it’s safe to say he was incredibly impressed with the outfit. BUT NOT THE MANY, MANY ROAD CLOSURES…. Dear Highways England, if …

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British Truck Racing Association Championship to be screened on Amazon Prime Video

The British Truck Racing Association Championship (BTRAC) will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video in the near future, thanks to a new deal, it has been announced. Digitex TV has launched a tie-up which will see content broadcast on the platform, following the end of broadcasting with its previous broadcaster. The first programmes to feature on the platform include multiple …

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Truck driver injured after being shot at on A14 in Cambridgeshire

A truck driver suffered head injuries after a ball bearing was shot through the windscreen of his cab while driving along the A14 in Cambridgeshire yesterday [30 September]. The incident happened the man was driving his truck westbound along the A14 in the area of Fen Ditton, Cambridge, at about 3.45pm. The driver received head injuries but managed to stop …

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Truck driver dies and another injured in M40 crash

A truck driver has died in a crash on the M40, and another has been injured after a three-truck collision on the M40 between junctions 15 and 16 in Warwickshire. The crash occurred on the northbound stretch of the road at 4am. The road was closed in both directions for 13 hours. This incident happened just an hour after a …

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Truxx Factor results announced

Truxx Factor took place at the Rockingham Motor Speedway over the weekend of 22-23 September, with thousands of people heading to the Corby-based circuit for the mix of on- and off-track action. On track, spectators could watch the Pickup Truck Championship, as well as various other racing series, and see some demonstration events, such as Nascar stock cars. Some of …

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