New over-the-air software update service from MAN

MAN operators can now take advantage of over-the-air (OTA) software updates direct to their vehicles. Based on the MAN Now platform, installed on current models, the facility will give the ability to access an expanding range of features, beamed direct to the truck. The service is now active in the UK, EU, Norway and Switzerland.

The first stage of the project is MAN OnlineTraffic, which provides real-time truck-specific traffic information, allowing automatic re-routing if required, throughout Europe direct to the MAN media systems Navigation Advanced and Navigation Professional. One year of free access is included with Navigation Advanced, doubled for Navigation Professional users

Other features will be added during 2021, the next being MAN MapUpdate, with fuel consumption reduction software, gearbox driving programmes and additional language packs among those to follow.

Free food and cabin upgrades for drivers on P&O ferries


P&O is offering free food, discounts in shops and cabin upgrades to drivers as part of its Free Food February campaign.

All freight drivers sailing with P&O between Dover and Calais will get a complimentary meal from a set menu on all sailings between midnight and 8am on weekdays and on all weekend sailings between midnight on Friday and 8am on Monday.

On North Sea routes, P&O is offering free upgrades to Club Cabins and providing refreshments straight to cabin doors, in order to help drivers socially distance.

P&O is also offering 10% discounts for freight drivers in all of its World Duty Free shops

Peter Hebblethwaite, RoPax Ferry Services MD, said: "The wellbeing of our passengers is our highest priority and I am delighted to be able to announce that we are taking these special measures to support freight drivers during these challenging times."

"Road haulage is the lifeblood of the global economy and the dedication and hard work of freight drivers ensures supply chains remain intact and keeps food on the shelves.