Transport

NWH in HGV drive

The NWH Group is tackling the industry-wide shortage of HGV drivers by spending £500,000 on a scheme to recruit and train 80 young people over the next five years.

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What a body!

A Fife haulier has taken its tipper specifications up another notch to enable it to carry a wider range of payloads. The aluminium body includes a 'tar specification' with split tailgate and full side panel insulation.

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‘Where’s my delivery?’

Tarmac is working with an Edinburgh company to deploy a planning and live customer delivery tracking system across its 1,800-strong vehicle fleet. Vehicles at 400 sites now have complete ‘track and trace’ monitoring.

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Alaska help for roads

After a winter in which complaints about the roads network reached an all-time high, experts from Sweden and Alaska are coming to Scotland to share their experience on preparing for tough weather conditions.

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Jamieson shows innovation

Companies ranging from a quarry operator to a crane hirer were among the big winners at the event that recognises Scotland’s top transport firms. Jim Jamieson Quarries took the prize for Most Innovative Haulier.

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Renault revs up in Scotland

Renault Trucks is building on the back of strong sales north of the border with the acquisition of a dealership and the appointment of a dealer principal. Scotland has 'a unique set of challenges' it says.

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Isuzu looks east

Isuzu Truck UK has strengthened its dealer operation in Scotland with the appointment of Broxburn company Graycoll Truck ‘N’ Trailer which will be responsible for all new truck sales, service and parts support.

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Easy choice for Breedon driver

Tayside trucker John Vannet had an easy decision when it came time to replace his five-year-old vehicle…'another Renault please'. The Range C is ideal for his work as an owner-driver for Breedon Northern, he says.

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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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