On October 3rd and October 4th, visitors to the first edition of Commercial Motor Live have the chance to test some of the newest HGVs, large vans, or other commercial vehicles.
They can go behind the wheels and drive the latest trucks from Isuzu Truck, Mercedes-Benz, Renault or Volvo, on miles of open track.
Commercial Motor Live is a new event from Road Transport Media, launched under brand name Commercial Motor, a weekly magazine, founded in 1905. The magazine is dedicated exclusively to the commercial vehicles and to the road transport industry in the United Kingdom.
The two-day event is held at one of the largest vehicle testing centers in Europe, Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, UK. Constructed in the 1960s by Vauxhall, the General Motors subsidiary, the tracks have been used for the development and demonstration of every type of land vehicle, from motorcycles and passenger cars to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), military and off-road vehicles. Hill Route, one of the most important tracks, has appeared in motoring television programmes as Top Gear and in the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
Commercial Motor Live 2012 is dedicated to commercial vehicle operators and aims to bring them the latest legislation and technology updates, latest product development updates, and latest vehicles to try.
Fleet managers and business owners, operations managers, and industry stakeholders participate to this event.
Exhibitors include large goods vehicles producers, tires manufacturers, service and fuel suppliers to the road transport industry, such as Goodyear, Isuzu Truck UK, Mercedes-Benz UK, Pullman Fleet Services, Michelin Tyre, Renault Trucks, Scania, Shell Fuel Save Partner, Texaco UK, Toyota Material Handling, Volvo Truck & Bus.
The seminars aim to provide visitors with useful industry information. The programme contains industry advice, legal updates and recent technology developments, such as Road Transport Legislation and Compliance, Drivers: Managing your best assets, Out of Hours Deliveries – Unlocking the Night, Operational Update, Euro-6, Telematics, Tyre labelling, Tachographs.
At Commercial Motor Live 2012 visitors have the chance to drive the new Antos, the new Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty distribution truck, for the very first time.
Also, guests have the opportunity to ride and drive a Unimog, new Canter Hybrid, new Actros and Mercedes-Benz vehicles which have been equipped with Dual Fuel technology.
From Renault Trucks delegates can drive:
Premium Long Distance 6×2 tractor with Privilege cab: 44 tonnes; 460hp EEV.
Premium Long Distance 6×2 tractor with Privilege cab: 44 tonnes; 460hp EEV. Both Premiums are fitted with Optidriver+ automated gearbox, Optiroll controlled ‘freewheeling’ function, intelligent cruise control and EBS/ESP.
Kerax 8×4 tipper with Global cab: 32 tonnes; 380hp EEV; Thompsons Loadmaster 14m³ steel tipping body; Optidriver+ automated gearbox.
Midlum 4×2 rigid with Global cab: 18 tonnes; 270hp EEV; Newlands GRP 8.8m body with Anteo tuckaway 2t tail lift; Optitronic six-speed automated ’box.
From Volvo Truck & Bus, as well as an FM11, there are a dual-fuel FM13, an FLH curtainsider, and an FMX.
FM11 6×2 Globetrotter: 44 tonnes; D11 450bhp; I Shift transmission
FM13 6×2 Globetrotter: 44 tonnes; D13 460bhp; I Shift transmission; dual-fuel LNG
FLH 4×2 rigid medium cab; 18 tonnes; D7 290bhp; Bevan curtainsider with Dhollandia Tuckaway Tail lift; I Sync transmission
FMX 8×4 B Ride sleeper cab; 32 tonnes; D11 450bhp; Wilcox Wilcolite insulated aluminum tipper body; I Shift transmission.