Truck and Track Spring 2023 Spring 2023 Truck and Track 3 EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE ON SHOW IN BIRMINGHAM by Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck and Track Many companies are gearing up to prepare for the Commercial Vehicle Show 2023. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors will be heading for the Birmingham NEC between 18th and 20th April. Described by the Show’s organisers as the UK’s largest and best-attended road transport event, the CV Show is a trusted annual event that never disappoints. This issue of Truck and Track gives a heads up on who’s exhibiting and what will be on show from many leading names in the UK and European logistics industry. Top LCV manufacturers will be rubbing shoulders with their HGV counterparts, all keen to demonstrate latest products and technologies to promote their net zero aims as they move away from diesel fuels. Battery-powered electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell trucks and HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) trucks are all set to play an increasing role in the road transport industry’s future plans. Other successful names in the industry will, once again, be highlighting their latest developments. TruTac, part of the Microlise Group, will be presenting new modules and product features within their range of fleet management and compliance control software. Totalkare, the workshop equipment specialist also returns to the CV Show alongside a host of previous exhibitors including Sortimo, Motormax, Parksafe Group, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Fischer Panda and Merridale. This year’s Show will also feature two live Theatres – the Workshop Theatre and the Road Ahead Theatre – which will offer a comprehensive program with presentations across a range of essential topics relevant to the cost-effective running of commercial vehicle fleets. Alongside details of the CV Show, this issue of Truck and Track also includes latest news from Descartes, a Q&A session with TotalEnergies UK, a look at labelling and safe handling of dangerous goods plus an update from the Association of Pallet Networks. Looking ahead, Truck and Track will be taking a stand at the Multimodal Exhibition at the NEC in June so please contact me if you’d like to feature in the preview of the Show in our Summer issue. Barbara Ryan CONTENTS Page 4 BUSINESS NEWS 17 WHEEL ALIGNMENT 18 DESCARTES 23 TACHOGRAPH ANALYSIS 27 FUEL MANAGEMENT 30 OILS & LUBRICANTS 35 PALLET NETWORKS 48 TRAILERS 54 DANGEROUS GOODS 61 SAFETY & SECURITY 66 COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW 2023 70 WORKSHOP EQUIPMENT 75 CILT(UK) 82 INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SOFTWARE 84 PORTS 86 RAILFREIGHT Truck and Track The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine Truck and Track The Haulage & Logistics Buyers Magazine To advertise, contact Barbara Ryan, Publishing Director, Truck & Track Multi Media Limited, via email Designed and published by Truck & Track Multi Media Limited Creative Director: Marc Pittaway Printers: Acorn Press Swindon Limited DISCLAIMER Every care has been taken during the production of this magazine with compiling advertisements, editorial and advertorial. However, Truck & Track Multi Media Limited cannot accept responsibility for material supplied by third parties and excludes all liability either relating to any products and services promoted in this publication or arising from any error, omission or inaccuracy. Nor is Truck & Track Multi Media Limited responsible for the content of external websites. Finally, the views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of its Publishers. Copyright © Truck & Track Multi Media Limited. All rights reserved. TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TOALLPORTS GROUP