Transport

Lovie in dealer boost

A quarry business is running its first vehicle delivered by the newest addition to the Mercedes-Benz dealer network. “We’re very happy to give the new dealer the opportunity to demonstrate what they can do.”

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Thieves target van tools

Tool theft from vans has rocketed by 15% in the last three years and is costing businesses millions of pounds a year according to new research. Police recorded a record 23,859 incidents in 2017/18.

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Send for The Heavies

Scotland’s big movers were well to the fore at the awards ceremony to acknowledge the companies who transport heavy and abnormal loads. Team of the Year and Escort Operator of the Year titles both came north.

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MV ‘supermen’

Truck specialist MV Commercial has acquired a ‘super site’ in Airdrie as a new central hub. The eight-acre facility was previously operated by T.O.M. Vehicle Rental which went into administration in March.

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HGV strike action

A Scots driver is at the heart of a Network Rail campaign urging HGV operators to “wise up” and cut the number of bridge strikes. The number of strikes across the network in 2017 was the highest for five years.

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JMC’s star turn

A trailer built for JMC Scotland, a specialist in access platform servicing and repair, took centre stage on the stand of manufacturer Cartwright at the recent Tip-Ex conference in Harrogate.

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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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