Transport

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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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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