Transport

AB2000 in van deal

AB2000 is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new vehicles. It’s the first time the Glasgow-based company – acquired last year by the Quattro Group – has contract hired.

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Grafter does the business

An all-Isuzu distribution fleet at a 15th century West Lothian estate has been boosted with the arrival of the customer’s first Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigid truck to join three other Grafters.

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Scania ready to deliver

Powered access business AFI group has expanded its transport fleet with a £1m investment in nine Scania vehicles. “We expect powerful, robust, economical performance,” the company says.

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Volkswagen’s Arctic role

A one-off Volkswagen pick-up has been designed exclusively for use in the Arctic Circle. It has a raised ride height, big all-terrain tyres…and a cappuccino maker.

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‘We’re unbeatable’

A Glasgow business that supplies up to 250,000 tonnes of topsoil a year believes it has come up with an unbeatable combination for delivering loads. But it's got things front to back.

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Transport titles awarded

A haulage company specialising in truck-mounted cranes and buckets has won an award in its 50th anniversary year. And Jim Ritchie and Campbell Stewart of Cadzow Heavy Haulage shared the Personality of the Year title.

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Overweight? You’ll get caught

HGV drivers using an historic north-east bridge in contravention of weight limits will be identified by a new monitoring installation. The equipment is being installed at Inverbervie’s Jubilee Bridge.

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Winter draws on

Specialist equipment has been added to the fleet as Transport Scotland gears up for winter weather. It includes a specialised vehicle from Finland, fitted with a V plow, to be be trialled on the M80.

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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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