Eddie Stobart News – They’re Testing 2 Iveco EcoStralis

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Eddie Stobart is putting two Iveco EcoStralis tractor units to the ultimate test within its extensive transport operation.

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The company, whose trucks are some of the most recognisable in the country, says it will be closely monitoring the performance of the Iveco vehicles over the coming months.

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The Winner Of The Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2012 Is …

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The Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2012 has finished and the winning driver has been crowned.  And he is … well you’ll have to keep reading.

Tachoblog can tell you that the winner of the Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2012 is DHL – B&Q driver Edward Fowell.

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On hearing the announcement that he had won the gruelling fuel economy focused final ~Edward told Tachoblog thay he is,  “Overwhelmed, it’s marvellous. I couldn’t believe it,” he said, adding modestly. “I knew I’d done good, but not that good!”

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How You Can Join The Tachoblog Tribe

Want to become a member of the Tachoblog Tribe?  You don’t have to be a driver and send in pictures for View From The Cab.  And joining is really, really easy …

All you have to do is fill in your name and email address on the form on the right hand side and click the ‘Sign Up Now’ button.

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Cycle London To Paris To Help Transaid

Senior executives from the CILT, FTA, RHA and TfL have joined forces with Transaid to organise a charity bike ride from London to Paris.

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Together, the five organisations are looking to recruit a 50-strong team to pedal to the French capital this October, collectively raising £100,000 to support Transaid’s Professional Driver Training projects in Africa.

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Fresh Direct Go Direct To Isuzu Truck – Again

Fresh Direct has bought a further batch of 7.5t distribution trucks from Isuzu Truck.  The order is thanks to the company’s existing Isuzu Truck trucks.

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Following the success of their first 20 Isuzu 7.5t rigids, originally delivered in 2009, leading food service company, Fresh Direct (UK) Ltd based at Bicester, has taken delivery of its next batch – 39 x N75.190 Isuzu Forward refrigerated rigids recently joining the 200+ strong UK vehicle fleet.

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Tachoblog’s View From The Cab – 6.7.12

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It’s been away for far, far too long but today Tachoblog’s back with View From The Cab – our look through the Tachoblog Tribe’s windscreens.

And it’s fitting that with View From The Cab back for the first time in ages, the first View comes from a member of the Tachoblog Tribe who we haven’t had a View from in ages …

TruckerDesiree (and Karma the Wonderdog) are ‘Back on the road’ and sent this from Bloomington ,Indiana …

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Top Notch Volvo FH16-750 Is First Volvo For Witney Plant Hire

If you’re buying your first ever Volvo Truck what better way to start than with a new FH16-750 and that’s just what family-owned and managed Witney Plant Hire have done.

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The FH16-750 joins the Oxfordshire operator’s four-strong truck fleet and was supplied by Volvo dealer Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London through their Didcot Dealerpoint.

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Renault Trucks Do Battle At Donnington – Tachoblog Reports

Renault Trucks was part of the fighting spirit that was in the air at Donington last weekend (June 30th / July 1st) where the fifth leg of the FIA European Truck Racing Championships took place.

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Once again, the Renault Trucks MKR-Technology team scored some valuable points by gaining three podium places: a second and two thirds. Renault Trucks UK, the event’s main sponsor, took advantage of the weekend to offer its 4,000 guests a number of convivial and welcoming attractions around its stands.

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Iveco Launches STRALIS Hi-Way – Tachoblog Has The News

Yesterday (July 3rd 2012) Iveco launched  the STRALIS Hi-Way -  the next generation of the company’s heavy-duty vehicle range. The new STRALIS offers a highly competitive proposition to the heavy-duty transport sector of today and tomorrow.

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According to Ivceo, the STRALIS Hi-Way stands out in efficiency, quality and customer value and delivers in terms of Iveco’s commitment to sustainable mobility with ultra-clean tailpipe emissions.

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Become A Freight Broker – You Could Earn $ Millions Says Tachoblog

Have you ever thought it’s time for a change?  Time to strike out on your own maybe, or just get some extra money coming in.  Tachoblog certainly has.

If you live in America, or Canada – or fancy living there – then why not become a freight broker – it could be just what you’re looking for …

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Dennis Brown is the CEO Logistic Dynamics, Inc. and will teach you what you need to know to become a freight broker.

Dennis was self taught, going from not knowing what a freight broker did to over $32,000,000 a year in sales.

But don’t just take Tachoblog’s word for it.  Thanks to Dennis M. Jones from Detroit learnt how to become a freight broker too.  This is what he says:

“Thanks for the great training material. We are now in our fourth month of our new venture and your training and tools have been a tremendous help and at times, even a morale booster. I started as a one person operation and in this short period of time have grown to three agents and one clerical plus myself. With the pace we are going we should be well on our way to becoming a solid financially secure company. Every additional employee I have added and will add in the future will be required to read and learn your material as part of their training.”

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