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C M Downton lands £12m contract with aluminium giant

C M Downton lands £12m contract with aluminium giant

Leading UK logistics company C M Downton has secured a three year contract extension with world-leading aluminium extrusion producer Sapa Profiles UK, worth around £4m a year. The renewal comes following a competitive tender process and sees Downton further extending its operation for Sapa to include new services. Downton will …

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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of Actros at Truckfest 2016

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years of Actros at Truckfest 2016

As the world’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz have once again be presenting an impressive display of new and historic vehicles at Truckfest 2016, Peterborough (1st- 2nd May). Twenty years ago Mercedes-Benz launched its flagship Actros range. Featuring many technological firsts, it “took the trucking world by storm”. In …

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FTA asks: Best or worst driver – which are you?

FTA asks: Best or worst driver – which are you?

Truck drivers often bear the brunt of motorists’ complaints but new figures suggest they’re actually the fourth BEST drivers on our roads. The analysis comes from accident claims figures for 2015 from insurer 1st Central, based on the professions of those making claims. Lorry drivers were fourth behind roofers, farm …

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Hydrogen technology revolutionises industrial trucks

Hydrogen technology revolutionises industrial trucks

A new collaborative research project, H2IntraDrive, has proved that using industrial trucks with hydrogen drive is the most sustainable and cost-effective way of powering materials handling equipment in the automotive industry. The project, led by the BMW Group, Linde Material Handling and the fml Institute of Technical University Munich (TUM), …

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Wash power of the Wilcomatic family

Wash power of the Wilcomatic family

The Wilcomatic family of companies will be exhibiting a range of equipment to meet all truck washing needs at this year’s CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As well as Christ units from Wilcomatic, there will also be information on specialist truck wash equipment from its sister companies, Wickham …

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