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Truck & Driver’s Shunter of the month

ERFs are popular as shunters as they’re simple and tough. This one looks to be in pretty good nick too. Gareth Reece sent us the picture and he writes: “While reading through the mag during my 45-minute break I thought I should nominate our V-registration EC11 for the ‘Shunter of the Month’ section in T&D. It’s the last of the …

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We remember Truck & Driver reader Jim Gill

Truck & Driver reader Jim Gill (1941-2018) was taken on his final journey to Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham by the 1950 Leyland Beaver of Vintage Lorry Funerals. Jim had a lifelong passion for lorries and started on a coal round. He worked for a number of companies in the area before putting his own fleet, J W H Gill Haulage, on …

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Scottish Clean Air Roadshow rolls into Glasgow on Tuesday 26th March

  Freight operators delivering into Scotland are invited to attend a free half-day workshop to learn how plans for Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee will affect them. Scotland’s four biggest cities have all been tasked with introducing LEZs by 2020, with further cities expected to come on-board by 2023. This free roadshow will invite policy-makers …

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Who remembers the DAF CF ATE? BigLorryBlog does! But are any still around?

  Towards the end of Euro 5, DAF launched a special ATE (Advanced Transport Efficiency) range, which was designed with maximum fuel economy in mind. The trucks implemented a lot of technology which DAF would go on to develop for their subsequent Euro 6 and Euro 6c ranges. For a driver, the headlines weren’t much to get excited about. You …

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Tasty new low-calorie cooked breakfast from Chippenham Pitstop!

Those fine folks at the Chippenham Pitstop got in touch this morning to tell us about their new kitchen extension, and some new menu options. The innovative, award-winning truckstop has previously installed an outside gym, round trip walking route and even a set of scales. Completion of a major £250,000 kitchen extension at the Chippenham Pit Stop for truckers will …

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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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