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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.

Truck driver jailed for driving wrong way down road while over drink-drive limit

A truck driver has been jailed for 12 weeks after being caught over the drink drive limit while driving the wrong way down the A1139 in Peterborough. Cristian Murariu, 48, from Romania, was sentenced at Peterborough Magistrate’s Court yesterday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and drink driving. Officers were called at 1am on Sunday, 22 July to reports of …

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A6 between Luton and Cumbria named Britain’s riskiest road

Britain’s deadliest road has been identified – the A6 between Luton and Cumbria, where there were 70 fatalities between 2012 and 2016. In all, 8,534 fatal traffic accidents were recorded between 2012 and 2016, according to a map of the UK’s most dangerous roads launched by telematics technology provider Telectrac Navman using fatality data gathered by the Department of Transport …

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New 600-space truck stop in Ashford gets green light

A new 600-space truck stop is to be built in Ashford in Kent after Ashford Borough Council’s planning committee approved the plans for it. The new truck stop will be a replacement for the current 300-space Ashford International Truck Stop off Bad Munstereifel Road near J10 of the M20. Darren Smith, senior business manager at Ashford International Truck Stop said …

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Walker Movements and FleetEX coming to Convoy in the Park

Walker Movements and sister company FleetEX are coming to Convoy in the Park at Donington Park this weekend with a range of trucks and much more. A range of premium used tractor units and tippers from manufacturers including Scania, Daf and Volvo will be on the stands, including the Truck & Driver Help for Heroes Scania tractor unit and Walker …

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What’s happening off the track at Convoy in the Park

Convoy in the Park at Donington Park this weekend (21-22 July) has a wealth of activities happening away from the racetrack and there is something for all ages. Here is the full timetable: Friday 20:00 Film: Smokey & the Bandit (music stage) 21:45 Close Saturday 07:30 Gates open 08:30 Trade stands open 09:30 Red Dragon – monster truck rides Taylor …

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Model truck dealer Collectors Toys Ireland coming to Convoy in the Park

Collectors Toys Ireland is coming to Convoy in the Park on July 21-22 at Donington Park, where it will be selling a range of its exclusive model trucks. Collectors Toys Ireland has been the exclusive Irish Tekno dealer for the past 20 years and responsible for the Irish Tekno Collection, with to date more than 200 models released. In May …

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Iveco launches first pure gas powered tractor unit for 44-tonne operation

Iveco has launched its new Stralis NP 460 6×2 tractor unit for 44-tonne operation – the first three-axle tractor to operate on 100% liquefied natural gas (LNG). The tractor was unveiled at Gasrec’s refuelling site at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal – one of Europe’s largest liquefied gas filling stations. This adds to Iveco’s gas-powered range, which starts at …

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Road transport bodies hit out at clean air zone plans

Pricing trucks off the road in towns and cities is not the way to reduce emissions in Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and targeting hauliers is unfair, a coalition of road transport trade bodies has said. The Road Haulage Association (RHA), British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA), Freight Transport Association (FTA) and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) are concerned that …

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