Volvo Trucks heads to Harrogate for Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2019

Volvo Trucks, supported by north of England dealership Crossroads Truck & Bus, will again be attending Tip-ex and Tank-ex, the UK’s only national exhibition for the tipper, tanker and bulk haulage sectors.

On display at the event, which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 30 May and 1 June, will be two models from its range – and while details are yet to be confirmed Volvo did say that they would be suitable for all sizes of construction, mining and quarrying companies – and would be complemented by products from its sister company – Volvo Construction Equipment.

Volvo also said that operators of Volvo Trucks construction vehicles would be able to take advantage of gross operating weights that now extend from 10t to 180t under STGO CAT3 rules.

Volvo will also be sponsoring the Tipper Haulier of the Year award at the Tip-ex and Tank-ex Awards – which are open for entry until 29 March. The presentation takes place at the Royal Hall, Harrogate, on the evening of Friday 31 May.

  • Tip-Ex Tank-Ex, taking place in Harrogate from 30 May - 1 June 2019 is the UK's must-attend event for operators in the dry bulk and liquid tanker sectors. You can register free on the website.

Stagefreight ups the show with three Renault Range Ts

Leeds-based Stagefreight has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, adding three Range T480 4x2 High Cabs to its 30-strong HGV fleet. The trucks, from JDS Trucks & Vans, will transport stage, sound and lights to live music events and theatre tours across the UK and abroad.

Director Ian Uttley said: “We have to think carefully about our drivers, who can be out on the road for up to 16 weeks on a tour, and they need the extra space. More room to move around helps them to have a more comfortable life on the road.”

Cab interiors feature two bunks including what Renault described as the ultimate upper bunk, which transforms into storage with access ladder and luggage net. They also have a 40-litre fridge.

Uttley added: “It’s our first time doing business with JDS Trucks & Vans and, as well as a fantastic vehicle for a competitive deal, the five year bumper-to-bumper R&M package was the icing on the cake.”