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You can find all the latest news from the heavy and abnormal transport sector and the heavy lifting industry here, including new equipment and legislation, and recent information from manufacturers and operators. Click on the headline to read the full story, or use the search facility below to find specific information.

DAF, Headquarters, UK
DAF, Headquarters, UK

DAF Trucks opens new UK Headquarters

DAF Trucks UK held an official opening ceremony this week to celebrate its recent move to a new head office facility in Haddenham. The £20 million investment in the new headquarters is described by Robin Easton, Managing Director of DAF Trucks, as “a demonstration of the commitment to further ...

Jørn Bolding – Goldhofer’s man for Scandinavia for Forty years

In 1970 Jørn Bolding set up his own logistics business and has retained his passion for the transport industry to this day. Even at the age of 75, it still goes without saying for the Dane to attend to his customers’ needs from Monday to Friday. As an independent haulage contractor, he ...

Maximum combinations for A. Kothmaier

Further CombiMAX vehicles are working in Austria: two goosenecks, 2+3+3+4-axle bogies, one Joker-axle (countless possibilities), one add-on beam, one excavator bed and one 6-axle loading platform with pendle axle technology PA-X and excavator trough are used by the company A. Kothmaier in ...

HeavyTorque no longer available through Newsstand

It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business. HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the ...

ALE Jacks-up topside 14m and aids speedier load-out

The time and cost efficiency of ALE’s Mega Jack system has been demonstrated while completing a 14m-high jack-up of a topside in Mexico. As the Mega Jack had its own starter beams, extensive time and cost savings were made as the client did not need to fabricate temporary beams. For a ...

Cometto MSPE excels in harsh conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa

Recently, four modular combinations of Cometto self-propelled trailers MSPE 40t in side-by-side configuration have been involved in heavy duty movements by customer Marine Maroc. The project consisted of the transport of six diesel engines each weighing 215t and six generators each weighing 72t ...

20 axle lines of Cometto MSPE 48t for the Groupe Cayon

The French company Groupe Cayon recently received four modules of self-propelled MSPE 48t from the specialist Cometto. A total of 20 axle lines with lateral coupling to also allow projects with largest loads. The order included two 6-axle modules type MSPE 6/4 48t, two 4-axles modules type MSPE ...

Readypower Rail Services on the right track with seven new Volvo Trucks

Readypower Rail Services has recently taken delivery of seven, heavy haulage, Volvo tractor units from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London’s brand-new Banbury dealerpoint. The new group were supplied by Dave Sheldon, Transport Solutions Executive at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London and consist ...

There’s no shortage of power with Volvo’s FH16 range

Designed for the heaviest and most demanding operations, the FH16 is Volvo’s most powerful truck. Its distinctive design expresses the massive capabilities built into it, as well as its level of refinement, plus – of course – it is probably one of the safest and most comfortable workplaces in ...

AET Transport acquire first Mercedes-Benz Arocs crane truck

AET Transport Services’ new Mercedes-Benz eight-wheeler has a rear-mounted, 65 tonne-metre crane, one of the biggest to be fitted at the back end of a UK-registered 32-tonne chassis. The Arocs 3248LK ENA has been assigned to the Poole-based company’s factory relocations team, who move ...

ALE use Mega Jack to install Perth bridge

ALE has used its innovative Mega Jack system to lift both halves of the main arch of Matagarup Bridge in Perth, Australia. ALE executed the complex lifting and installation works for two 400t steel wishbones that form the large central arch of the bridge, with the completed arch reaching 72m ...

Denzai Group continues to expand with Goldhofer

Founded in 1968, Denzai Group is one of Japan’s leading heavy haulage companies and engineering service providers, with eleven national sales offices and eight machinery centres plus additional sales offices in Malaysia and Bangladesh. Denzai maintains its position as market leader with a ...

Two 2500 tonne heavyweights for Silamas

The Thai transportation specialist Silamas, headquartered in Samuthprakan, owns more than 550 Goldhofer axle lines in its fleet and is one of the biggest and most important customers of the Memmingen-based world market leader for heavy and special transport solutions in Asia. For many years, ...

Volvo’s tandem axle lift is a winner for Murphy Plant

Leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction specialists, J Murphy & Sons Ltd has recently put three Volvo FH-540 13-litre Tandem Axle Lift tractor units in operation for the HS2 building works, all supplied by Pete Schofield, Transport Solutions Executive at Thomas ...

FG Barnes Group installs TotalKare lifts for DAF truck servicing

FG Barnes Group has appointed TotalKare to provide heavy-duty vehicle lifting solutions for its state-of the-art truck centre in Guildford. Its award-winning Barnes DAF division has installed two sets of four T8AC mobile column lifts to help engineers at the centre carry out a range of services ...

Announcement

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

Please note, this change will only affect newsstand purchasers. There will be no change for our loyal print subscribers.

Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

For those of you who have enjoyed HeavyTorque from the newsstand, we sincerely appreciate your business – and we would hope that you’ve enjoyed the magazine enough to consider a direct subscription?

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