In-depth analysis of all the key topics in the truck and bus sectors

Why hydrogen trucks may be the answer

The sale of new diesel-powered lorries will be banned in 2040, and electric power alone won't fit the bill. Hydrogen, however, looks promising.

Stay safe – keeping trailers secure

Theft from trailers is a major problem, but there are plenty of ways that operators can upgrade the security of their trailers, using traditional and newer devices.

Check your nuts: the importance of wheel nut security

Wheel loss incidents can be devastating, but diligent checks and technology can help to ensure that wheel nuts stay where they should be.

Safe from harm: innovations in truck safety

With aims to reduce accidents to zero within the next 30 years, truck manufacturers are continuing to develop new safety innovations.

Maintaining ratchet straps – practical guidance

Ratchet straps are a vital part of keeping cargo safe, but it is easy to overlook the maintenance of them – which could lead to them failing or needing to be replaced more often.

Making headway: the importance of aerodynamic devices for trucks and trailers

As operators look for ways to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, aerodynamic devices for trucks and trailers are becoming more important.

Counting the cost of misaligned wheels

Misaligned wheels on trucks and trailers can lead to higher fuel and tyre costs. Regular checks highlight problems and save operators money.

Tips for the top – innovations in tipper bodies

Innovations in tipper bodies are helping operators to maximise their resources, but the impending switch to electric drivetrains could signal major changes to the stalwart truck of the construction sector.

Stay cool: Fridge trailer innovations

Decarbonising auxiliary components such as refrigeration units is crucial for the transport sector to meet climate change targets up to 2050.

Solar energy: shining example of auxiliary power for commercial vehicles

Solar panel technology is developing quickly and can provide an option for powering auxiliary equipment in commercial vehicles and is likely to become increasingly important as take-up of electric vehicles increases.

Predicting: the future

Predictive maintenance is revolutionising how commercial vehicles are maintained, making the process faster, more accurate and cheaper.

Keep on rolling

Tyre manufacturers are playing a key role in reducing truck emissions, with a range of innovations to improve mileage and sustainability.

Direct Vision Standard – check your compliance before time runs out

With less than six weeks until new Direct Vision Standard legislation comes into force, Teletrac Navman provides some timely guidance.

Maximising winter mobility for trucks and trailers

Winter is coming, and operators and drivers need to ensure that the tyres on the truck are up to anything the season can throw at it.

Tyre guidance issued for haulage companies parking fleets up due to coronavirus

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has issued guidance for haulage companies and own-account operators parking fleets for extended periods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Truck makers sound alarm at Europe’s new CO2 regulations

Road transport costs could rise sharply as a result of new European Union regulations on truck CO2 emissions, truck makers are warning.

Fleets fight to control truck operating costs

Truck operating costs in the UK rose by up to 4.7% in the past year, with rising fuel prices and Brexit uncertainties cited as key factors.

Consumer electronics take centre stage in commercial vehicle engineering

The unprecedented extent to which consumer electronic engineering is influencing CV development was underlined this month in Las Vegas at CES 2019.

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