FAW Jiefang J7 crowned Chinese Truck of the Year 2019

The FAW Jiefang J7 has been crowned Chinese Truck of the Year 2019. The jury, a spin-off of the International Truck of the Year, concluded that the J7 measures up to European standards in terms of design, safety, comfort and production processes, and sets a new benchmark for the Chinese truck market. The 6×4 tractor unit, which was developed in-house, uses a Euro-5 550hp 12.5-litre engine, matched to a 12-speed manual gearbox. Grab King has been given the go-ahead for 10 vehicles at a site in Spellbrook Lane East, Spellbrook, Bishop’s Stortford. Husky Trucking can locate one vehicle and one trailer at the East Anglian Freight Terminal, Parker Avenue, Felixstowe. Pallet Plus has been granted authorisation for 25 vehicles and 19 trailers at the Crossways Centre, Great Bromley, Colchester. I Haulage can base two vehicles and two trailers the Breedon Plant site on the Woodham Industrial Estate, Aylesbury. Turners (Soham) can station 10 vehicles and 10 trailers at the Port of Tilbury, Fortress Distribution Park, Tilbury. H Dunne & Sons (Haulage) can base six vehicles and two trailers at Breedon Quarry, Black Cat Roundabout, Chawston. DHL Supply Chain has been given the green...

Al Tayer debuts Ford compactor truck at EcoWaste – Products & Services

Want more construction news and views from the Middle East? Sign up now to receive our specially curated newsletters. Premier Motors, Ford Trucks dealer in Abu Dhabi and an Al Tayer Group company, is presenting a 6×4 3543 rigid chassis truck with a 25m3 RosRoca refuse compactor in its first appearance at EcoWaste 2017, an exhibition that is held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Powered by the new Ford Ecotorq engine family, the truck is part of Ford’s 2017 range, which comes with more pulling power and more torque, for better uphill traction, than the previous range. The 6×4 series now delivers a 430 PS and 2,150 Nm of torque, which are increases of 22.8% and 53.6% respectively compared to the previous generation’s 350 PS and 1,400 Nm of torque. Helal Hanei Omar, VP of Premier Motors, said: “We offer Ford Trucks’ customers a very competitive total cost of ownership with a comprehensive three-year/unlimited-kilometre standard warranty – a pioneering move when we introduced the brand in the UAE in 2014.” The 2017 Ford series also features an upgraded braking system, with a 400 KW engine brake and optional 600 KW retarder option for a total potential braking capa...