Shredding specialists set for success with Hiab hooklift

Following a period of increased demand and success, the UK’s leading shredding specialists – Shred Station – have invested in expanding their 70+ strong-fleet of vehicles and chose world leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, Hiab, as the manufacturer of choice. Headquartered in Norwich, the award-winning company selected Hiab’s MULTILIFT Ultima 24S hooklift fitted […]

‘Topping-up’ contract for forklift batteries makes high-risk operation economical

Rising diesel prices and environmental concerns have encouraged many forklift owners to make the switch to electric trucks. But, while battery power can deliver substantial savings, these can quickly be lost through poor battery care. Tom Burgess of leading international supplier Triathlon Battery Solutions explains: “A typical forklift battery represents around 30% of a new […]

IVECO adds new variants to its successfully relaunched DRIVEAWAY bodybuilder programme for Daily

Building upon the successful relaunch of the DRIVEAWAY programme, IVECO bolsters its mission focus activity with new variants joining the ready-to-roll line-up. Following on from the successful relaunch of the ready-built IVECO DRIVEAWAY programme for the Daily range in September 2020, five new mission-ready models are set-to-roll, catering for an even wider range of professionals. […]

Davis Trackhire uses Asset Alliance Group to fund multi-million pound investments

Asset Alliance Group has financed 2,000 portable aluminium trackway panels worth more than £2m for Davis Trackhire, after first securing a deal to supply two new Scania drawbar outfits.  The ground protection specialist based in Newmains, Scotland, first approached Asset Alliance Group about extending its 10-strong truck fleet with three new vehicles and agreed a five-year […]

Forklift solution as red diesel ban looms in seven weeks’ time

On 1 April 2022 the red diesel subsidy for the use of diesel in forklifts will come to an end. For diesel truck owners this means soaring fuel prices and expensive running costs. But electric offers a cheaper alternative. The good news is that switching to electric doesn’t mean compromising on performance, thanks to the […]

Special hook-up between Spencer ECA and Hiab for HS2 contract

On-road load handling equipment specialist, Hiab, was the supplier of choice for Llandysul-head quartered Spencer Environmental Care Associates, when investing in a new hooklift to support its ongoing work on the nationwide HS2 project.  The land and forest management company selected Hiab’s next generation hooklift, the MULTILIFT Ultima 21S, specially fitted to a Scania truck, […]

Scania and SCA develop first 80T electric timber truck

In another step towards a fossil-free society, SCA and Scania are together developing the first electric timber truck with a technical capability of up to 80 tonnes total weight. The vehicle is a sustainable transport solution enabled through another close cooperation between Scania and a progressive customer. It is possible to drive longer distances with […]

Hiab’s zero-emission ultra-quiet ePTO solution gains thumbs up

A family-run merchant has once again shown how protecting the environment and reducing noise levels can work hand-in-hand with increased productivity. As more UK councils become aware of a need to tackle noise pollution and traffic flows, particularly in residential areas, timber and builders’ merchants Lawsons is leading the way in effective solutions that were […]

Volvo and Holcim jointly work in a project to use autonomous electric haulers

Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Holcim Switzerland have partnered to jointly test and further develop the use of autonomous electric haulers in a limestone quarry. The two companies are dedicated to seeking infrastructure and transport solutions that are safe, efficient, innovative and sustainable. Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Holcim Switzerland have entered a collaboration to jointly test and further develop […]

Meet Volvo prototype LX03: the intelligent future of construction

A fully autonomous, battery-electric prototype by Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is the first real-world example of a self-learning concept wheel loader with the brains to make decisions, perform tasks, and interact with humans. It is also the first time ever a LEGO Technic model has been turned into a real machine. While not commercially […]

TrailerLock holds universal key to fridge trailer and sea container security

With a significant increase in unaccompanied trailer traffic from Great Britain to Europe to over 1m – 42% to the Netherlands and 28% to Ireland – the risk of theft and attempts to stow away in unsecure trailers is increased. Helping operators to combat this problem, TrailerLock have introduced a new universal key for their […]