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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.

Chrome (Northwest) to exhibit at Convoy in the Park

Automotive cleaning products provider Chrome (Northwest) Ltd have confirmed that they will be exhibiting at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23. Chrome is a family run business based in Middlewich, Cheshire and offers a full range of no nonsense automotive cleaning products, with a motto of ‘its so simple it just works’ The company has its …

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Classic movie Convoy to be screened at outdoor cinema at Convoy in the Park

Classic 1978 truck film Convoy will be shown in an outdoor cinema on Saturday 22 July at Convoy in the Park, organisers have announced. The Sam Peckinpah-directed Convoy is regarded as one of the all-time great trucking-based movies. In it, driver ‘Rubber Duck’ (Kris Kristofferson) and his unsuspecting ride-along Melissa (Ali MacGraw) are chased through three states by a corrupt traffic …

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RHA concerned by reports of attacks on UK-bound hauliers by migrants

UK-bound hauliers are facing the threat of attacks and intimidation from migrants for the third summer in succession – and security needs to be urgently increased to tackle this, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). The RHA said it is “deeply concerned” for the lives of UK-bound hauliers who are reporting experiencing attacks by migrants as they approach Calais …

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Knocksville to play live at Convoy in the Park

Eastbourne-based 3-piece rock n’ roll band Knocksville are to play the main stage at Convoy in the Park on July 22. Knocksville, who describe themselves as a “blues infused dirty rock n roll band”, have played across the UK and Europe since forming in 2009. The band’s second album, Volume II, was released in September 2016. Other acts playing on …

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Mashville to play at Convoy in the Park

Kent-based alt-country/Americana band Mashville are to play on the main stage at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22. Mashville have a range of influences, including Johnny Cash, Wilco and The Jayhawks. The 5-piece band play a mix of covers and original material. They are currently working on their third album, due for release later this year. …

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Anglo Dutch Model Trucks are exhibiting at Convoy in the Park

Anglo Dutch Model Trucks will be exhibiting its range of scale models of trucks at Convoy in the Park on July 22-23. Steve Bowden is the man behind Anglo Dutch Model Trucks – and is a true case of an enthusiast turning his hobby into a business. He began collecting model trucks as a teenager and continued collecting over the …

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Roaming entertainment confirmed for Convoy in the Park

A number of roaming entertainment acts have been confirmed for Convoy in the Park at Donington Park on July 22-23. Three acts will be performing at the festival on both days, Murtha Truckers, Dingle Fingle and Flambe, providing family-friendly laughs and stunts. A comedy take on the glamorous world of female truck driving comes from the Murtha Truckers. These heroines …

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Take the Rock Crawl Challenge at Convoy in the Park

Fans of off-road action have the chance to test their skills at Convoy in the Park at Donington Park at 22-23 July with the Rock Crawl Challenge. The challenge sees drivers take one of a selection of 1:10 scale highly detailed radio controlled Defenders – which all have independent suspension, 4-wheel drive and off-road tyres – take on a portable …

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Convoy in the Park Picture Post: Alex Broadley’s Volvo Globetrotter XL

Convoy in the Park Picture Post: Alex Broadley’s Volvo version 4 Globetrotter XL. It is predominantly used on general haulage and ferry trailers. Alex says: “We have added a low bar, visor bar plus extra lights, durabrites alloy wheels. Everything has been colour coded to give a sleek yet smart appearance.” This truck – and hundreds more – can be …

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Eating competitions coming to Convoy in the Park

Eating competitions have been a staple of festivals in the US for many years, but are becoming increasingly popular in the UK – and visitors will get the chance to see it for themselves at Convoy in the Park. There will be two eating challenges at Convoy in the Park – chili eating and a bush tucker trial. The chili …

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