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New 100 ton Rigid Hauler heads up VolvoCE’s Hauler line up

New 100 ton Rigid Hauler heads up VolvoCE’s Hauler line up The 95t (100-ton) R100E from Volvo Construction Equipment is a heavy hitter in mining and quarrying sectors, putting low total cost of ownership at the forefront of its design. With a size and capacity that makes it easily the largest hauler in the company’s …

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks

Truck Simulation 19 features MACK Trucks Astragon Entertainment and developer Jujubee are have announced the next license partner of their mobile game Truck Simulation 19. The originally licensed trucks of US manufacturer MACK® will give virtual truckers the opportunity to drive along the iconic United States highways and make their American dream come true. The …

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America As part of an innovative partnership between the Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure, Volvo Trucks will introduce all-electric truck demonstrators in California next year, and commercialize them in North America in 2020. …

740 GC articulated dump truck expands the Caterpillar hauler lineup

740 GC articulated dump truck expands the Caterpillar hauler lineup The Cat® 740 GC articulated dump truck (ADT) re-introduces the 40-ton (36.3 mt) size class to the Cat ADT range. The new model is designed to incorporate the proven features and performance of models currently in the ADT lineup, including new controls, transmission-protection features, hoist-assist system, …

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project

CA Blackwell invests in 24 Volvo Haulers and Excavators for infrastructure project So says David Lancashire, Plant Manager for CA Blackwell (Contracts) Ltd as the company takes delivery of 24 Volvo machines for one of the biggest infrastructure projects currently underway in the UK. A fleet of 24 Volvo machines, supplied by GB dealer for …

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos

Chepstow Plant International grows their fleet with 99 new Volvos Chepstow Plant International has signed a deal with SMT GB for the supply of 99 machines for its mineral, aggregates and earthmoving fleet. The deal sees CPI continuing to grow its fleet as it moves forward with sustainable, practical and safe machinery solutions for its …

Prichards of Llantrisant prefer long lasting Volvo Construction Equipment

Prichards of Llantrisant prefer long lasting Volvo Construction Equipment Prichards of Llantrisant, South Wales, has added a range of Volvo excavators and a new A30G articulated hauler to its extensive plant fleet thanks to the reliability and longevity of existing Volvo Construction Equipment products. This latest package comprises five 5-tonne ECR50Ds and five 9-tonne ECR88Ds …

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine

The Three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine Jim Moffat, Product Manager – Rigid Haulers at Volvo Construction Equipment looks at the most important factors you need to consider for investing in a mining machine. “Running a busy mining operation only to have your machine break down in the middle of …

Trio of Volvo A30G articulated haulers head for J C Balls and Sons in Derbyshire

Trio of Volvo A30G articulated haulers head for J C Balls and Sons in Derbyshire Celebrating 55 years of business, J C Balls & Sons Ltd of Ambergate, Derbyshire, has opted for three new Volvo A30G articulated haulers to supplement its plant fleet. The new arrivals are additions to J C Balls & Sons’ extensive …

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks

Volvo Excavators and Haulers heading for Cornwall’s Champion Groundworks Champion Groundworks Ltd of Doublebois, Liskeard, in Cornwall continues its association with Volvo Construction Equipment products with the addition of the their third twenty-five tonne excavator in the guise of an EC250E, a pair of smaller EC140Es and two A30G articulated haulers with a third unit …

Volvo cars and trucks communicate to increase traffic safety

Volvo cars and trucks communicate to increase traffic safety Volvo, the premium car maker, and leading truck maker Volvo Trucks will share real-time data to expand coverage of the companies’ connected safety technology, a cloud-based system that allows vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby hazards. This is the first instance of Volvo Cars sharing …

Volvo gives their machines a new lease of life with the Certified Rebuild Program

Volvo gives their machines a new lease of life with the Certified Rebuild Program  Volvo Construction Equipment’s Certified Rebuild Program offers the same quality standards as a new Volvo machine through three flexible packages. At Intermat 2018, Volvo Construction Equipment is taking a new approach to helping customers optimize the lifecycle of their Volvo machines …

Cat Articulated Trucks redesigned for safety and enhanced operation

Cat Articulated Trucks redesigned for safety and enhanced operation Three new Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C) with new operator stations—including innovative new controls, transmission-protection features, new hoist-assist system, advanced traction control system, new …

Drax Power Station calls in Volvo Construction Equipment to handle Fly Ash

Drax Power Station calls in Volvo Construction Equipment to handle Fly Ash A Volvo L120H and a L150H have been supplied to Rail Freight Services on a long term contract for Lytag, handling pulverized fuel ash (Fly Ash) at Drax power station near Selby in Yorkshire. Both machines are six months into a long term …

Volvo A60H articulated hauler working hard in Halkyn

Volvo A60H articulated hauler working hard in Halkyn The very first Volvo A60H articulated hauler to be sold in Great Britain was delivered to CEMEX UK during November last year and has been pulling out all the stops at the company’s Halkyn Quarry, Calderdale, Flintshire. Previewed for the first time at Hillhead 2016, the 55 …

Morris-Perry add a new Volvo A45G Hauler to the quarry fleet

Morris & Perry add a new Volvo A45G Hauler to the quarry fleet Independent quarrying company, Morris & Perry Quarries Ltd, has taken delivery of a new Volvo A45G articulated hauler for its Gurney Slade facility near Radstock, in the heart of the Mendips. Looking to add another large capacity hauler as production output at …

TATRA special vehicles gaining in popularity in Western Europe

TATRA special vehicles gaining in popularity in Western Europe The volume of TATRA TRUCKS production and its profits keeps growing year after year. In addition to traditional markets, TATRA vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in Western Europe, even though the market has always been dominated by strong local brands. In 2016, TATRA TRUCKS produced 1,326 …

All-new Toyota Hino XL Series Class 8 Trucks

All-new Toyota Hino XL Series Class 8 Trucks Hino Trucks unveiled its new line of trucks in a ‘big’ way at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. Carrying the name Hino XL Series, this all-new line-up rounds out Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches them into the Class 8 market for …

Get it right with Volvo on-board weighing system

Get it right with Volvo on-board weighing system Wouldn’t it be great if every time you filled a hauler, you could fill it to capacity, and not an ounce more. You are wasting precious time and money by under loading, and if you overload, you are risking damage to the hauler. Volvo Construction Equipment now …

New Police Supercab trucks to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways

New Police Supercab trucks to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways Three new HGV ‘supercab’ turcks are to take to the roads as part of a unique initiative to tackle dangerous driving on England’s motorways and major A roads. Highways England has announced plans to fund three new unmarked HGV cabs after a single one …

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies MATOS is a young company founded in Nantes, France, who recently won the prestigious Intermat Start-up Innovation Award with their innovative MATOS CONNECT software. The company aims to become the first digital assistant for trucks and machinery rental companies with their innovative software tool to bring …

Caterpillar haulers retrofitted for Autonomous Operation at Marandoo Mine in Australia

Caterpillar haulers retrofitted for Autonomous Operation at Marandoo Mine in Australia Caterpillar and Rio Tinto have signed an agreement for retrofitting 19 Cat® 793F mining trucks for autonomous operation at the iron ore Marandoo Mine in Western Australia. Caterpillar will also install Cat Command for hauling software for operation of the autonomous fleet. The result …

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers

Volvo launches own range of rigid haulers Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton R100E. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) …

CECE Secretary General visits Volvo CE Swedish facilities in Eskilstuna

CECE Secretary General visits Volvo CE Swedish facilities in Eskilstuna The Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) recently met the experts at Volvo CE to discuss how technology and environmental change are shaping the future of the industry. The visit to Sweden this month of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE), the recognized organization …

Oxfordshire deploys Siemens traffic weight enforcement system

Oxfordshire deploys Siemens traffic weight enforcement system A new traffic enforcement system has been introduced by Trading Standards in Oxfordshire to help protect one of the oldest river crossings on the River Thames at Newbridge. Supplied and supported by leading traffic technology supplier Siemens, it’s the first time that Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras …

MGS Training School gears up with State of the Art VolvoCE Equipment

MGS Training School gears up with State of the Art VolvoCE Equipment MGS Training Ltd, with its headquarters located at Bargeddie in Glasgow and its 40-acre training centre at Heartlands just off the M80 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, has invested in three new pieces of Volvo Construction Equipment for its twenty year-old, CPCS accredited training …

Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity

Volvo Trucks unveils new innovative transport solution to drive safety and productivity The self-driving truck, driving autonomously from one hub to another, is part of a development project exploring how automation can contribute to increased productivity, enhanced safety and lower environmental impact. Volvo Trucks has for the first time been demonstrated to a broader audience …

GM outlines possibilities for flexible, autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform

GM outlines possibilities for flexible, autonomous Fuel Cell Electric Platform General Motors aims to solve some of the toughest transportation challenges created by natural disasters, complex logistics environments and global conflicts. The company will display its Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure (SURUS), a flexible fuel cell electric platform with autonomous capabilities, at the fall meeting …

Three’s not necessarily a crowd at Collier Quarrying & Recycling

Three’s not necessarily a crowd at Collier Quarrying & Recycling Another Volvo L220H loading shovel has been delivered to Collier Quarrying & Recycling, a division of the Collier Group, located at Cowdenbeath in Fife, and takes up re-handling duties at the company’s Goat Hill Quarry along with two L220H’s that were delivered at the end …

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show International Trucks today launched the International® HV™ Series at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show. HV Series is the first severe service truck available with the International® A26 12.4L big bore engine and designed to deliver power, refined driver-features, and impressive reliability for …

Siemens builds eHighway for hybrid trucks in Germany

Siemens builds eHighway for hybrid trucks in Germany Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck. Siemens originally presented its innovative “eHighway” concept in 2012. …

Volvo Construction Equipment celebrates their 75,000th hauler

Volvo Construction Equipment celebrates their 75,000th hauler With half of all the articulated haulers ever made bearing the Volvo brand, the company has just passed another landmark – the production of its 75,000th hauler. More than half a century after they invented the concept, Volvo Construction Equipment recently celebrated the production of the 75,000th articulated …

Volvo haulers keep on running at Jakto Excavations

Volvo haulers keep on running at Jakto Excavations Barnsley based Jakto Excavations has taken delivery of a further three Volvo A25G articulated haulers, increasing the company’s mixed fleet of A25s and A30s to seventeen machines “We need reliable machines for our earthmoving, remedial and demolition contracts and in our long experience of owning and operating …

Kubota RTV-X900 delivers deep underground

Kubota RTV-X900 delivers deep underground With a rich founding history of gold and diamond mining, South Africa remains a leader in deep underground mining as well as safety in this arena, making the transfer of equipment and goods underground a task with little margin for error. Enter the Kubota RTV-X900. While the tasks involved in …

New Cat 745 Truck delivers next generation cab design, controls, comfort and productivity gains

New Cat 745 Articulated Truck delivers next generation cab design, controls, comfort and productivity gains Offering a 45.2-ton (41-tonne) rated payload capacity, the new Cat® 745 articulated truck features a world-class cab design, completely re-engineered from the inside-out using global operator feedback to advance comfort and ease of operation. The new external “spinal” ROPS structure boasts …

John Deere expands E-Series ADT family with addition of 260E and 310E Haulers

John Deere expands E-Series ADT family with addition of 260E and 310E Haulers Taking performance, productivity and durability to the next level, John Deere introduces two new models to its articulated dump truck (ADT) lineup. The 260E and 310E are designed and built from the ground up in Davenport, Iowa, and they boast updated styling, …

Truck mounted floodlight system designed to protect road workers at night

Woodway Engineering, a major emergency services’ provider and Acklea, a traffic management vehicle specialist, have joined forces to develop an illumination system to help protect vulnerable road side workers. Both companies understand the hazards faced by workers who operate in demanding road situations, on busy motorways, at night time and in poor weather conditions. The …