Tag Archives: Volvo

British Truck Racing Association Championship Round 6 review: Snetterton shake-up

Snetterton saw seven different men stand on the top step of the podium across the two divisions – but the division leaders largely maintained their advantages. The annual visit of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship to Norfolk featured close racing and some welcome variety, producing four different Division One winners in the four Snetterton races. Championship leader Ryan Smith …

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Volvo unveils driverless, cabless tractor unit

Volvo Trucks previewed a zero emission, driverless, cabless tractor unit, at its Innovation Summit in Berlin on Wednesday, 13 September. Known as Vera (the Swedish word for faith), the fully electric truck is designed to carry out repetitive, short distance journeys, such as shunting trailers at ports, terminals or large distribution centres. It will be driven autonomously be operators in …

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British Truck Racing Championship round 3 – Ringmeister Ryan

Ryan Smith collected three victories and the biggest trophy in truck racing as he stole the show at the sun-soaked 2018 ADAC Truck Grand Prix – watched by an incredible crowd of 117,500 fans at Nurburgring in Germany in early July. After dominating qualifying, Ryan had taken wins in the Mittelrhein Cup races – which score towards the BTRA Championship …

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British Truck Racing Championship – Smith’s Easter extravaganza

The 2018 truck racing season got off to a spectacular – if soggy – start at Brands Hatch in Kent over the Easter weekend, with some familiar names at the top of the standings. Ryan Smith (MAN No.1) was on top form for the bruising opening round of the 2018 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship with the reigning champion turning …

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British Truck Racing Championship – Smith takes title in style

For the final event of the 2017 BTRA British Truck Racing Championship the trucks descended on Brands Hatch in Kent, where there were plenty of fireworks on – and off – the track. It didn’t take Ryan Smith long to destroy the opposition in the final event of the season. The reigning champion arrived at Brands Hatch with one hand …

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Picture Post: Eddie Stobart Volvo FH ‘Rhiannon Grace’ by John Headon

Picture Post: Eddie Stobart Volvo FH named ‘Rhiannon Grace’ pictured at Wickes DIY in Bridgend by John Headon. Picture Post can be found in the print version of Truck & Driver magazine, online and on Instagram. Those printed in the magazine win a £10 voucher, and the picture of the month wins a model truck. If you wish to submit …

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Moving a steel giant in Sweden

This impressive bit of moving took place in Gothenburg harbour in Sweden recently – the gigantic steel structure measured 24m long and 34m wide and weighed about 95 tonnes. Swedish company Tabergs Åkeri AB, specialists in heavy and special transportation, took on the challenge and attached their 10 CombiMAX axle lines with Add-On-beam extension to their Volvo FH16 750. A …

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Convoy in the Park show truck winners announced

The winners of the 25 show truck categories at Convoy in the Park have been announced, with Coles & Sons taking the ‘best in show’ award. Convoy in the Park, which took place at Donington Park last weekend (22-23 July), had more than 1000 trucks attend. In addition to the 25 categories, there was a special ‘spirit of the show’ …

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Hartshorne on the road to Convoy in the Park

Midlands-based Volvo dealership Hartshorne Group will be at Convoy in the Park promoting its recently opened Nottingham branch. On its stand will be a fully restored 1976 Volvo F88 6×2 tag-axle tractor unit (pictured) and an FMX 8×4 tipper grab, both in the colours of customer Colson Transport. A Volvo FH16 750 6×4 tractor unit coupled to a 4-axle Faymonville …

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