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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.

New truck park opens at DP World London Gateway

A new truck park with space for 170 vehicles has been opened at DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex. The park, operated by fleet vehicle management company Hireco, is located on a larger truck park plot adjacent to the port’s main gate, and off the main artery road of the Logistics Park. Currently, only parking …

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Hauliers warned not to leave driver CPC until the last minute

Hauliers and drivers have been warned not to leave their driver CPC training until the last minute, as the deadline for the second phase is now just a year away. HGV drivers are legally required to complete 35 hours training over a five-year period to remain legally compliant. Failure to do so will result in the loss of their Driver …

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Plan for new fuel bunker at ‘fechan Truckstop

A new HGV refuelling bunker facility is to be developed at the ‘fechan Truckstop in Scotland. The ‘fechan Truckstop, owned by Eardley International, is located at Junction 19 of the M74 in Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, and has recently been expanded to provide more overnight parking options for customers. Independent fuel distributor Certas Energy hopes to open the site in the next …

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Daf searches for oldest operational truck

Daf has begun a search to find the oldest of its trucks that is still working day-to-day. Daf regularly receives images from operators and drivers around the world, proudly showing trucks that left the production line many decades ago, and are still in daily use. This has triggered Daf Trucks’ interest – what is the oldest Daf truck still in …

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Worcestershire haulage firm prosecuted after driver death

A Worcestershire-based haulage firm has received a heavy fine following a fatal incident in which a driver was crushed by a reversing vehicle. Worcester Crown Court heard how, on 11 December 2013, a Tooles Transport Limited employee, 60-year-old Kevin Scott, was assisting a colleague to reverse a vehicle when he became trapped between the reversing vehicle and his own causing …

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FTA hits out at Hackney Council’s upcoming introduction of Ulta-Low Emission Vehicle zone

Hackney Council’s decision to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) zone from 3 September will have a detrimental effect on local businesses and the wider Hackney community due to its effective ban on HGVs, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has warned. Once introduced, two pedestrian and cycle zones in Hoxton and Shoreditch will only allow road access to vehicles emitting …

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Scania restarts production and sales of V8s

Swedish truck maker Scania has restarted production and sales of its V8 engine, after a strike at one of its main casting suppliers forced the temporary halt of production. Scania said it has begun the “challenging process” of reducing its backlog of truck and industrial and marine engine orders that has built up. It has secured a small but steady …

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Picture post – James Innes & Son Scania R560 V8 by Sharon Moffat

This striking Scania R560 V8 Streamline and bulker from James Innes & Son of Portsoy was snapped on the A96 heading towards Elgin by Sharon Moffat. Picture Post appears in every issue of Truck & Driver, as well as on the website and on Instagram. Every picture published in the magazine receives a £10 high street voucher, and the person …

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