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Five Rules That Could See Drivers Fined

Once upon a time, drivers could simply get behind the wheel and explore the open road without a single care in the world. However, as more and more people hit the highway, rules needed to be made to ensure everybody stayed safe and out of harm.   Some of these regulations are obvious. You must [...]
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Clean Air Zones Suffer Significant Delay

Clean air zones in Leeds and Birmingham have been “significantly postponed” following a government delay.   The announcement came in a joint statement by Leeds City Council and Birmingham City Council after the government failed to deliver essential monitoring equipment in time.   Both clean air zones were due to be launched at the start [...]
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Dyce Carriers – Back for More!

One of our old favourites, Dyce Carriers is back for more, taking away five trucks from us in the last two years - each more impressive than the last. We always welcome the opportunity to work with like-minded businesses, Dyce having been in the industry a similar amount of time and also, a family business. [...]
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How Will Brexit Affect The UK Truck Industry?

Whatever your views may be on the ongoing Brexit fiasco you must admit the EU has a wicked sense of humour. Initially Britain said it would leave Europe on March 30, 2019, meaning the first business day outside of the EU would be April Fools Day. What a bunch of jokers! But the EU has […]

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Another Show Stopper for Erith

Since moving to our bespoke built yard, able to accommodate for 80+ trucks at any one time. As a result, we can showcase all the major brands in a variety of configurations with an assortment of attachments. The Erith Group is a regular customer of ours, taking away another truck  only a matter of weeks [...]
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Is The UK Ready For An Oil Shortage?

Nothing ever lasts for ever and it won’t be long until our love affair with oil is consigned to the scrapheap. Over the past few decades, demand for oil globally has climbed at an alarming rate and we are now edging closer to the tipping point where demand outweighs supply. This situation would result in [...]
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Yorkshire is Known for it’s Gold Medals – Mac’s Ain’t No Exception!

At Mac's, we believe in investing in our product and our people. We are recognised as industry experts for our work with crane trucks, utilising the best products and ensuring our technicians remain on top of their game. Recently, Dean - one of our accomplished crane experts has received a Fassi Gold Award. We were [...]
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Why Should I Buy A Flatbed Truck?

  We sell hundreds of new and used flatbed lorries at Mac Trucks every year and it’s easy to see why. Not only do we stock the finest flatbed trucks in the country, from a selection of the best truck manufacturers like DAF, Iveco, Scania, Volvo and Mercedes, we also give our visitors the best […]

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One of the Longest Reach Truck Mounted Crane in Country!

One of the longest reach truck mounted cranes in the country goes to repeat customers, MRI Transport. They opted for a Volvo FH460 8 x 2 with Fassi F710RA2.27 Crane with L426 Fly Job and V20 Winch - boasting an impressive 35.5m reach! MRI Transport works with some of the largest companies in the UK [...]
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An Old Customer, L A Lockhart Back Again!

Another one for our old customer, L A Lockhart - a DAF CF480, 8 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer fitted with Mac's Low Profile Plant Body inc hydraulic ramps, winch & lashing rings. L A Lockhart was created in order to meet demand within the plant industry, for over 30 years they have been [...]
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Something Mac’s and their Team Should Be Very Proud Of…

The Erith Group prides itself on providing a quality service and making client satisfaction paramount - as a result, they spared no expense on their latest vehicle, bespoke built to their exact requirements. As i'm sure you'll agree, she's a very impressive bit of specialist kit. A Scania S730 (!!!) 8 x 4, 180 Ton [...]
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C.A.B Freight Delve into the World of Mac’s Trucks!

C.A.B Freight Services delve into the world of Mac's Trucks! Last week, they took away not one but two vehicles from us; a Volvo FH540 6 x 2 Tractor Unit with FASSI F820RA.2.26 Mounted Remote Crane & DAF CF410 6 x 2 Rigid Flatbed with FASsI F485A.2.25 Mounted Remote Crane. We agree that this will [...]
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Something A Little Different from Mac’s…

Something a little different from Mac's Trucks, supplied to one of our regular customers - Mid Kent Metals. The family run business opted for a DAF CF480, 6 x 2, Rear Lift & Steer, 9 Ton Front Axle inc. Close Coupled Draw Bar Trailer. We wish them all the best and happy trucking. Other News [...]
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McVeigh Parker Take the First of the Batch

McVeigh Parker took away their first vehicle of many today. To start, a Volvo FE350 6 x 2 Day Cab with Mounted Fassi F155.2.22 Remote Crane on a Rigid Flatbed Body.  We look forward to seeing her in action supplying farming and equestrian supplies the length and breadth of the country. Business is clearly booming [...]
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The First of Many for Mitchell & Urwin…

Mitchell & Urwin is the leading stone and brickwork contractor in Yorkshire and we were absolutely delighted when they approached us to build not one, but two vehicles for them recently. They took delivery of their first truck last week, a DAF CF450 8 x 2 with Rear Lift & Steer, Alloy Dropside Body and [...]
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A R Banks, Back Again for More!

A R Banks are back again! The transport & lifting contractors opted for a Scania G450, 8 x 2 fitted with a FASSI F545RA2.28 Crane (achieving a 20.8m reach!) and Cabin Specification Flat Body inc. Twist Locks. This is the fourth vehicle we have supplied to A R Banks in the past two and a [...]
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Multi-Taskin’, Mac’s Style.

Never a Quiet Day at Macs! Our qualified Fassi crane testers can be seen here putting not one but two, cranes through vigorous testing before customer's collect their vehicles to ensure they are safely operating at their optimum efficiency. Mac's are industry renowned for our pioneering work with crane vehicles, let us do the heavy [...]
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Five Tips For Driving In Stormy Weather

Storms Freya and Gareth brought widespread disruption across the UK during March. Heavy winds and rain resulted in trees being blown down, rivers bursting their banks and homes being damaged. Travel plans were thrown into chaos, sporting fixtures were cancelled and some homeowners had to carry out expensive clean-up operations.   Truck drivers, and motorists [...]
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Truck Drivers Face Losing Licence Over Poor Eyesight

Truck drivers with poor eyesight risk having their licence taken away at the roadside by police.   Police forces across the UK are clamping down on motorists with defective eyesight in a bid to slash the number of death and serious injuries on the road.   Almost 3,000 people are injured in the UK due [...]
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Here Comes a Regular, Another One for Star Autos.

One of our regulars, Star Autos are back again but for something special! A DAF (2019) CF480, 8 x 2 with a fitted Fassi F820RA2.26 Remote Crane with Three Manual Extensions - boasting a MASSIVE 24m Reach! This vehicle is the first in the country with front stabiliser legs - Mac's leading the way yet [...]
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A New Vehicle for One of Our Old Favourites, R E Plant

After rigorous crane testing last week, RE Plant's new vehicle has arrived at it's new home - Volvo FH540 6 x 4 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F660RA.2.26 Remote Crane with L414 Fly Jib. R E Plant provide hiab and telehandler vehicles to a vast range of business sectors from engineering companies to private [...]
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Is Your Truck Euro 6 Ready For The ULEZ?

While the Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to find a sensible solution to the on-going Brexit fiasco, we are sure of one thing happening after the scheduled Brexit deadline of March 29.   Come April 8, 2019, London will launch its ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). The zone will replace the controversial T-Charge, but operate alongside [...]
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The Sky is the Limit for RE Plant Hire

Testing the crane of one of our favourite customers, R E Plant Hire - a Volvo FH540, 6 x 4 with a fitted FASSI F660RA2.26 Remote Crane with 6 Hydraulic Extensions, L414 Fly Jib & V20 Winch. Mac's are industry renowned for our work with cranes - let us help drive your business forward today, [...]
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The Real Reason Why Everyone Loves Skip Lorries

We love weird and wacky news stories at Mac’s Trucks. Just last month we were in stitches at the revelation that a woman was going to marry her duvet. Now, I love my bed, but not so much that I’m going to walk down the aisle with it!   But it turns out there are [...]
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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life…

Despite the enduring effects of the looming Brexit deadline, the Construction Industry is expected to be bolstered by large scale civil engineering projects like the Thames Tideway Tunnel and HS2. Also, the demand for private housing is predicted to rise by 2-3% in 2019 and a further 1.9% in 2020, underpinned by the ‘Help to [...]
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Winter Is Here – Tips On How To Drive In The Snow

Driving in the snow and ice strikes the fear of God in to most motorists. While everyone under the age of 11 loves the snow, having snowball fights and practising their snow angels, the rest of the nation - especially those who must drive to work - is praying the snow stays well away.   [...]
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Local Company, Myers Skip Hire Take First Vehicle

Local Company, Myers Skip Hire take their first Skip Loader. A DAF (2019) LF230 with fitted 14 Ton Lift VDL Skip Equipment with Sheeting System. From all of us at Mac's - Happy Trucking! If you require a Skip Loader or any other vehicle, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 01422 377285! You [...]
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Paris is Always A Good Idea..

Tomato Plant hard at work in the City of Lights. A DAF (2015) 6 x 4 with a Fassi Mounted Remote Crane - it's craftmanship only rivalled by the famous Parisian landmark behind! We wish you all the best and happy trucking. Other News Articles
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Six Sensational Facts On New And Used Trucks

Scottish rockers Wet Wet Wet had a massive hit in the 90s with their worldwide smash Love Is All Around. Well it’s not just love that is all around us, trucks are too! Trucks play an essential part in keeping the UK running. Not only are they used to move around 85% of goods across [...]
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J P Lewis Metals Take First Truck

J P Lewis Metals take first vehicle from us. Scania (2018) G410 8 x 2 Rigid with VDL Hook Loading Equipment. They choose to opt for a rear lift configuration rather than double drive. From all of us at Mac's, we wish you all the best and hope to do business again soon. Happy Trucking! [...]
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The Rolls Royce of Complete Vehicle Solutions

After recently selling to local customer, S E Broscombe, they sent us a picture of the vehicle working outside Rolls Royce - they described "it as very much at home in those surroundings, like all Mac's Trucks Builds." The vehicle itself is a Volvo (2018) FH540, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, 6 x 2 Axle Configuration & [...]
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