Transport

Scania targets construction

Scania this week launched its XT truck range as it stepped up its drive to target construction users. 'We now have the right products, the right services and the right skills' said its CEO.

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That’s a bit Harsh

Malcolm Construction has added a “quite special” demountable skiploader that can be loaded on and off a chassis fitted with a conventional hookloader system. It means one vehicle can do the job of two.

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New D-Max launch date

Isuzu’s new generation D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 will be officially launched on October 1. The pick-up has been built to work in “gruelling” conditions and has a 3.5 tonne towing capacity.

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We all make mistakes

An Ayrshire civil engineering contractor has put its hand up to making a mistake when it briefly moved away from a long-time supplier. It corrected its error recently with an order for a truck and trailer combination.

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TOM takes on 3,500

TOM Vehicle Rental has boosted its fleet to 16,000 vehicles with the acquisition of Transflex Vehicle Rental. The dea sees 3,500 cars and light commercial vehicles, four depots and 80 employees join the company.

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X-rated Mercedes

European market launch will begin in November of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class – said to be the first pick-up from a premium manufacturer. The vehicle combines off-road capabilities with the classic Mercedes design.

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NWH tackles driver shortage

NWH Group, the Midlothian transport and waste management business, has launched its own driving school to tackle the industry-wide shortage of Class 2 HGV drivers.

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VW fleet for Paisley firm

Paisley building services company G D Chalmers has taken delivery of six Volkswagen Transporters with a further 30 to arrive in the coming months. They're fitted with tracking and variable speed limit systems.

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Thompsons moves into Scotland

Tipper bodybuilder Thompsons is looking at a number of sites as it presses ahead with plans for a factory in Scotland. 'Over the last couple of years we have sold more tipper bodies than ever north of the border.'

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Heavyweights lift titles

Scotland’s heavy mob has flexed its muscles in a UK awards scheme that recognises the people and equipment with the responsibility for transporting abnormal loads throughout the UK and beyond.

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