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Yuill and Dodds Trakker has an automated box

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire-based haulier Yuill and Dodds has taken delivery of a new Iveco Trakker 8x4.The Euro-3 Trakker, supplied by Iveco distributor Kerr & Smith, is one of the first eight-wheelers in the fleet to be fitted with an automated transmission. It is powered by a 12.9-litre Cursor 13 engine producing 380hp with 1,800Nm of torque between 940 and 1,480rpm. It will be used for on and off-road applications.

Protests over Dudley's £10m traffic light plan

Shadow Transport Minister Owen Paterson joined protesters in Dudley, West Midlands, on Monday 12 February to speak out against a multiple traffic light installation at the Burnt Tree roundabout.Organiser Chris Kelly, from local Scania dealer Keltruck, says: "Spending £10m on a set of complex traffic lights isn't the way to be going. Minuscule amounts are being spent on the roads these days and they go and spend this much money on a relatively free-flowing section of road.

Wash and brush-up at Corus

Corus has installed a 54-tonne vehicle wash at its Teesside Road Vehicle and Mobile Plant workshop, making the site ideal for carrying out pre-MoT inspections.

Brittany Ferries expands Cherbourg freight service

Brittany Ferries has announced an expansion of its cross-Channel freight service from Autumn this year. It will introduce a new purpose-built freighter, the MV Cotentin, to replace its current vessel the MV Coutances. The Cotentin will be able to carry 120 accompanied artics, compared to the Coutances' capacity of 40 trucks.

Gordon Leslie finds its feet

Gordon Leslie Distribution is prospering since its split from previous owner Geodis in 2004, with both turnover and profit up significantly.Gordon Leslie Distribution is now on target to top £5m in turnover this financial year, says managing director Craig Leslie.

More Sanctions Sabre-Shaking from Bush.

The Bush administration is stepping up its efforts to isolate the Ahmadinejad regime in Iran. Adding fuel to the long-running hostilities between Washington and Tehran, this week a US House of Representatives panel approved a bill to expand sanctions against US companies and non-US oil and gas companies that invest in Iran.

Last chance to enter apprentice awards

The Learning and Skills Council is giving a final call to automotive employers and apprentices to enter the national Apprenticeship Awards 2007 - entries close next Friday. There are 15,000 apprentices in the industry: the Awards recognise employers for their training programmes and apprentices for their personal achievements.According to Stephen Gardner, Director of Apprenticeships at the Learni

What is meant by 'financial standing'?

When applying for an Operator Licence a business must satisfy the requirement of financial standing by showing “immediate access” to the following funds:Restricted licence

Enter the Motor Transport Awards

Are you proud of your company's achievements? Imagine going up on stage at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane in front of 1,400 people in the industry to collect an Award for Excellence.To win or to be shortlisted, shows that you have reached the very highest standard, as judged by leading experts.If you are proud of what you have done enter the Motor Transport Awards and prove that you are the best.You do not have to put in a sophisticated entry – a simple explanation of what you have done and achieved is enough.