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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.

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 ...

Rugged reliability levels see Midwest Plant return to Volvo Trucks

Midwest Plant of Brecon, South Wales has put a new Volvo FH16-750 tractor unit into operation. The 6×4 tractor unit is plated for 80-tonne operations and its purchase came after the rugged performance of a Volvo FH12, acquired as a used truck by the company in 2009. Midwest Plant director, ...

Terberg Techniek convert 10×4 tractor for Derks BV

Truck modification specialists, Terberg Techniek recently converted a Volvo 8×4 in to this 10×4 monster – for abnormal load operator Derks BV. An original 9 tonne PAC90 Volvo steering pusher axle (which can also be lifted) was fitted to increase the legal maximum GVW by 8 tonnes ...

Smiths of Gloucester get heavy with two FH16-750 6×4 tractor units

In order to meet its heavy haulage needs, Smiths of Gloucester has taken delivery of two Volvo FH16-750 6×4 tractor units from Truck and Bus Wales & West, Avonmouth. The two double-drive tractor units are plated for operation under STGO CAT 3 at a GCW of up to 125 tonnes. They are ...

Lomas Distribution makes major investment with 70 truck deal

In a move which consolidates the company’s policy of operating trucks no more than three years old, Derbyshire-based haulier Lomas Distribution has ordered 70 new high specification Volvo tractor units and tippers from the Hartshorne Group. This major order sees all of the tractor units ...

Van der Vlist – Lifting Frames

Van der Vlist were called into action over the last month to bring some lifting frames from Eastern Germany into the UK. 4 large frame sections were each loaded to a semi low trailer for the journey, and secured down. These parts were made up of 4 sections: 8.10m x 4.71m x 3.35m, two of […]