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Dangerous driver's application denied

Scotland’s traffic commissioner (TC) has refused an application to double a haulier’s vehicle authorisation after hearing evidence of how one of its vehicle’s wheels became detached and struck a BMW.

Roadvacs to launch new route planning software at Drain-ex

Roadvacs is to use Drain-ex 2019 – sister show to Tip-ex Tank-ex – to launch its route planning and reporting software from German waste disposal specialist Muller to the UK. Muller Cockpit, an electronic operator terminal, offers GPS tagging of drains as part of the latest version of its sewer cleaning vehicle fleet management software. Roadvacs is the sole agent in the UK and Ireland for Muller and it will have the Muller Cockpit terminal available for live demonstrations on its stand at Drain-ex.

BRC Haulage gets a new concrete mixer

Peterborough-based BRC Haulage has taken delivery of a new concrete mixer, courtesy of its local Scania dealership TruckEast. The FORS-compliant 8x4 P410 with Liebherr mixer will operate for Mick George Concrete.

Asco of Amersham acquires two Mercedes-Benz Actros rigids from Prohire

Oriental food and beverage importer Asco Foods has taken on a pair of Mercedes-Benz Actros rigids from commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management company, Prohire. The two 26-tonne trucks will be based out of Amersham and be used to deliver ambient and temperature-controlled foodstuffs nationwide. 

William Stobart and former SDC Trailers director Mark Cuskeran form MAW Engineering

Mark Cuskeran (pictured), the former managing director of Northern Ireland-based SDC Trailers, has announced a new joint venture with William Stobart, formerly of Eddie Stobart Logistics. The new company, MAW Engineering, will based just a stone’s throw away from the SDC factory, and will specialise in the manufacture of walking floor trailers and bodies.