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Volvo Take a Step Towards The Future With New Electric Trucks

One of the largest global commercial truck manufacturers, Volvo, has announced that it has started new electric FL and FE trucks for urban transport. The announcement is a clear sign that Volvo is committed to meet the increasing demand for sustainable transport solutions – and may trigger a ripple effect across the industry. Volvo has a […]

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How does a truck transmission work?

Have you ever wondered what’s going on beneath the floor of a truck when the accelerator is pushed down? Most people think of the engine as being at the heart of any vehicle. And while engines are useful for turning fuel into mechanical energy, it would be useless without the transmission. A truck transmission takes […]

Five Times Lorry Drivers Saved the Day

A quick Google search for ‘lorry driver’ will bring up hundreds of thousands of results detailing crimes and accidents caused by the nation’s hauliers. But these stories only represent a small fraction of the hard-working lorry driver populace. Every day, the nation’s lorry drivers complete loads of good deeds – whether it’s letting faster motorists […]

London mayor brings £100/day lorry charge forward 17 months

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has accused Sadiq Khan of ‘closing London for business’ after the London mayor announced plans to introduce ULEZ emissions charges 17 months earlier than planned. The hauliers’ association said it was ‘outraged’ at the news that Central London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which threatens non-compliant trucks with a £100 […]

Ecodrive sponsors truck racing team

Ecodrive is pleased to announce its sponsorship of truck racing team LRS Racing. Owned by vehicle recovery company Lantern Recovery Specialists, the team is led by driver and Managing Director Ray Coleman who currently sits sixth in Division One of the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA). Ecodrive first got involved with the company when they […]

National Lorry Week celebrates the next generation of truckers

The second annual National Lorry Week officially kicks off today as industry interest groups try to encourage a new generation of drivers to take up trucking. Organised by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), National Lorry Week encourages drivers, policy makers and the wider public to ‘Love the Lorry,’ and support campaigns to help improve British […]

Round up: Latest commercial vehicle and post-Brexit news for hauliers

The demand for new commercial vehicles across has grown for the 17th consecutive month according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) – but demand growth in Britain was markedly lower than in the rest of the European Union. In addition, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has left a cloud of […]

Product Profile: ZF Ecosplit

Video Courtesy of ZF ZF’s Ecosplit transmission is a powerful transmission system used in a range of heavy commercial vehicles. Loved by truckers, bus drivers, crane operators and earth movers – the Ecosplit transmission transfers power efficiently to where it needs to be in a wide range of commercial vehicles. This manual transmission comes in […]