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Where are the blind spots on a truck?

Where are the blind spots on a truck?

A blind spot is an area around a vehicle where the driver cannot see, or otherwise finds it difficult to see. For example, it isn’t possible for the driver of a car to see their front bumper, so there is a blind spot there. For lorries, blind spots are enhanced due to vehicle size...

The best truck accessories for your comfort

The best truck accessories for your comfort

Driving a truck for hours on end can be uncomfortable and stressful. So it makes sense to make it as comfortable as possible, and we’ve found some great accessory ideas for you to do just that. Check out our latest blog here:

A brief history of Volvo Trucks

A brief history of Volvo Trucks

It is estimated than 1 in 4 trucks on UK roads is a Volvo, and yet despite the obvious popularity of them, few people know about their history. In this article, we will look at the history of Volvo trucks...

What is a safe following distance for a truck?

What is a safe following distance for a truck?

HGVs and trucks need extra space between vehicles for a safe braking distance. A safe braking distance is a distance where a HGV has time to brake and come to a stop short of hitting the vehicle in front, if that vehicle brakes suddenly...

Top tips for securing your truck and staying safe

Top tips for securing your truck and staying safe

Vehicle and personal security is an important consideration for truck drivers, and especially so for truck drivers who operate on the continent. We have provided some top tips for securing your truck and staying safe on the road...

Just In - Renault DXI 450 Truck for Breaking

Just In - Renault DXI 450 Truck for Breaking

Take a look at some of our latest stock...

Why is there a shortage of HGV drivers in the UK?

Why is there a shortage of HGV drivers in the UK?

The United Kingdom does have an issue with HGV-driver recruitment. In 2013, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) revealed that new driver licence acquisitions in 2013 were “25 per cent lower than in 2008”, which is a significant reduction. Those numbers are made worse when you consider that the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has revealed that they are short of 60,000 drivers with an ageing workforce in decline...

What is the world’s fastest truck?

What is the world’s fastest truck?

Trucks might have big engines, but they also have a lot of weight to haul. Add to that gearing that’s designed for economy, and what you have is a recipe for slowness. There are some trucks that duck that trend though, and there’s one from Volvo that’s seriously impressive - how does a truck that’s as fast as a Porsche 911 sound?

What to do if you have a blow-out in a truck

What to do if you have a blow-out in a truck

When a car gets a puncture, most of the time it won’t be a violent one. Yet when a truck gets a puncture, there’s a 50 per cent chance of a complete blow-out. 

A blow-out is when a tyre bursts and the air within it escapes immediately. This is an explosion, and it can be so powerful that it can flip a car upside down...

How long can a lorry stay in service for?

How long can a lorry stay in service for?

In the United Kingdom and the EU, there are no rules or regulations that stipulate that commercial vehicles, such as lorries, must be taken out of service when they reach a certain age. This means that theoretically, a lorry could remain in operation indefinitely...

What to Look for When Buying a Used Truck Axle?

What to Look for When Buying a Used Truck Axle?

Truck axles are an essential part of any vehicle, so if they become damaged it’s vital you replace them as soon as possible. However, replacing a truck axle can be expensive. If you need a fast replacement but you just don’t have the cash available, a used model could be a great alternative...

Need new Hydraulic Truck Parts for your Truck?

Need new Hydraulic Truck Parts for your Truck?

M W Truck Parts are now offering a new range of brand new hydraulic equipment and tipping gear for all makes and models of commercial vehicles, specifically Large Goods Vehicles (LGV's) and Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV's)....

Spare Parts for IVECO Trucks

Spare Parts for IVECO Trucks

If you’re searching for spare parts for IVECO trucks, look no further than M. W. Truck Parts...

What fuel economy (MPG) does a lorry get?

What fuel economy (MPG) does a lorry get?

Whilst modern diesel cars can easily achieve upwards of 50mpg on the motorway, lorries (otherwise known as HGVs and artics) achieve nothing like that...

Top tips for buying a used truck cabin

Top tips for buying a used truck cabin

Looking for a good-value, good-condition used truck cab? We can help. We have in stock used truck cabs for various makes and models, both modern and old. Below, we have also provided some top tips for buying a used truck cab, to help you shop efficiently...

Just In - Mercedes 1018 Atego Truck for Breaking

Just In - Mercedes 1018 Atego Truck for Breaking

Take a look at some of our latest stock...

Are HGV / lorry trackers worth it?

Are HGV / lorry trackers worth it?

Lorry and HGV trackers have seen a surge in demand in recent years. They are commonly associated with vehicle theft prevention, but in truth, they are gaining popularity mostly because fleet operators can track their driver’s behaviour, have a greater level of control over their fleet and provide real-time routing information to improve efficiency...

What should you do if you break down on a three-lane motorway?

What should you do if you break down on a three-lane motorway?

Motorways are the most dangerous places to break down, because of the speeds vehicles travel at. Because of this, it is absolutely vital that you know what to do in the event of an emergency, to prevent an accident...

Will an electric HGV ever really work?

Will an electric HGV ever really work?

Electricity is the fuel of the future. Or so we’re told. There’s no doubting the potential it has, and for this reason the investment car manufactures are making into it, but the fact is this; the range of electric vehicles is seriously affected by weight...

Driverless Trucks – The Future, or Hyperbole?

Driverless Trucks – The Future, or Hyperbole?

In the near future, driverless trucks could automate hundreds of thousands of British jobs; or in other words, they could put some 600,000 out of work - and the technologies required for driverless trucks to work are already available.

How much do lorry drivers get paid?

How much do lorry drivers get paid?

Generally speaking, in the United Kingdom, truck and lorry drivers get paid according to their level of experience. For example, a newly qualified HGV driver would typically earn less than an experienced driver, under the same employment...

Just In - 2011 MAN 18.250 TGM Truck For Breaking

Just In - 2011 MAN 18.250 TGM Truck For Breaking

Truck Just in - Breaking for Parts

Best apps for HGV drivers

Best apps for HGV drivers

If you have a smartphone with GPS, then you have an awesome tool at your disposal as a lorry or HGV driver. There’s a huge variety of apps available to you, which can improve your driving experience and improve your journeys overall...

Spare parts for Volvo and Mercedes trucks

Spare parts for Volvo and Mercedes trucks

If you are looking for spare parts for Volvo and Mercedes trucks, look no further than M. W. Truck Parts. At M. W. Truck Parts, we operate in conjunction with a dedicated breakers yard, on the Carnaby Industrial Estate in the North East of England, with over 30 years of experience in the Truck Breaking Industry...


Reserving or pre-purchasing new stock due for arrival

Reserving or pre-purchasing new stock due for arrival

At M. W. Truck Parts our stock is always changing and we welcome our customers to enquire about new stock due for arrival and reserve or pre-purchase what they need...

What is the maximum age of a road worthy HGV?

What is the maximum age of a road worthy HGV?

The roadworthiness of a heavy-goods vehicle, or HGV, is determined by its condition and not its age. Meaning in the UK at least, a HGV can operate for as long as it likes so long as it meets condition standards as set out by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)...

Spare parts for MAN and IVECO trucks

Spare parts for MAN and IVECO trucks

M. W. Truck Parts has become well accustomed to supplying and distributing used truck parts from our UK site in Bridlington, East Yorkshire...

How to choose the right engine for your vehicle

How to choose the right engine for your vehicle

If your truck’s engine has a serious mechanical problem, which cannot be repaired without spending lots of money, there is no reason why you should send the vehicle to the scrapheap. Providing everything else is in good condition, you can prolong the lifespan of your truck by simply replacing the engine...

Are used truck axles fit for purpose?

Are used truck axles fit for purpose?

The cost of brand new or even refurbished truck and plant parts can be astronomical. For this reason...

How long will a used truck gearbox last?

How long will a used truck gearbox last?

Used truck gearboxes are one of our most popular products. We can deliver them all over the world to be used immediately or stored as backups...

What is a Large Goods Vehicle?

What is a Large Goods Vehicle?

Depending on where in the world you live, the term ‘large goods vehicle’ will mean different things. For example...

Top Tips for Buying Used Truck Tyres & Alloy Wheel Rims

Top Tips for Buying Used Truck Tyres & Alloy Wheel Rims

M. W. Truck Parts break and salvage many truck steel and alloy wheel rims every year. The steel and alloy rims we break come from a wide range of vehicles including Volvo, Scania and Mercedes trucks...

How to handle a Truck Tyre blow out

How to handle a Truck Tyre blow out

High speed blow-outs can be devastating. For example, one lane of the A27 had to be closed after a lorry suffered a tyre blow-out which caused miles of tailbacks and in a truly tragic incident, a British lorry driver was killed instantly when he suffered a tyre blow-out and lost control on a Belgian motorway...

Just In - *MINT* Vintage 1988 Mercedes 1317 RARE Sleeper Cab Box Truck

Just In - *MINT* Vintage 1988 Mercedes 1317 RARE Sleeper Cab Box Truck

MOT September 2018 - 141,158 kms - A Real Thoroughbred!


Truck Parts service for fleet operators

Truck Parts service for fleet operators

Whether you have a fleet of 100 trucks or a fleet of 10, reliability and longevity are critical components to a successful fleet. Heavy goods vehicles require regular inspections to ensure compliance with the latest legislation...

Volvo FL6 Engines For Sale

Volvo FL6 Engines For Sale

We have several Volvo FL6 engines available for immediate purchase. These are used engines in a mechanically-sound condition. They have been stored on pallet racking in our dry, air-conditioned warehouse since we removed them from their host vehicles. You won’t find better examples elsewhere...

Why do most trucks in the UK have diesel engines?

Why do most trucks in the UK have diesel engines?

It’s rare to see any UK-spec truck that’s not a diesel. Petrol trucks aren’t even considered by haulage companies, and private truck owners avoid petrol engines as well. But why is this?

How we ensure the quality of our used truck parts

How we ensure the quality of our used truck parts

At M. W. Truck Parts we have handled our fair share of good parts – those that are perfectly suitable for sale – and poor parts – those that are at the end of their life and can’t be sold on...

2004 MAN ERF ECM 18 TONNER with Cummins Engine - Just In

2004 MAN ERF ECM 18 TONNER with Cummins Engine - Just In

2004 MAN ERF ECM 18 TONNER MOT June 2018 - Just In

Cummins Engine, ZF 6 Speed Manual & Air suspension and Comes with Cabin Air Kit....

Are E.R.F trucks reliable? Everything you need to know

Are E.R.F trucks reliable? Everything you need to know

The E.R.F brand is named after Edwin Richard Foden. Foden was a pioneer, and he influenced future truck design in the early 1900s’ by designing the first steam wagon with steel tyre wheels – so this was the first truck with solid rubber wheels! Foden passed away in 1950, but his name has lived on in the E.R.F brand...

How long should a truck engine last?

How long should a truck engine last?

Truck engines can last a very, very long time. We’ve witnessed both petrol and diesel truck engines safely rack up over 1,000,000 kilometres over the past 30 years – including Deutz engines, Mercedes engines, Scania engines and DAF engines...

How can I be sure a used truck gearbox will be reliable?

How can I be sure a used truck gearbox will be reliable?

Truck gearboxes, whether manual or automatic, are hardy machines. They can comfortably rack up over 500,000 kilometres if well looked after and we’ve seen original gearboxes in trucks that are over twenty years old working perfectly fine...

2004 Iveco Eurocargo 75 E17 - Just In

2004 Iveco Eurocargo 75 E17 - Just In

2004 Iveco Eurocargo 75 E17 Car Transporter With De-mountable Box

Manufacturer: Iveco

Model: Eurocargo 75 E17

Function: Car Transporter With De-mountable Box / 4X2 Rigid

Can UK truck parts be used in non-UK trucks?

Can UK truck parts be used in non-UK trucks?

Businesses around the world import truck parts and plant machinery from the UK for their fleets. They would not be doing this if the parts were not compatible with their vehicles...

How often should truck drivers have a medical examination?

How often should truck drivers have a medical examination?

In comparison to other countries, British law is not quite as harsh when it comes to medical examinations. They are, of course, needed, but nowhere near that frequently. That being said, this is only what the law states. Responsible trucking companies will have their staff checked-over on a far more frequent basis...

Truck driver shortage in the UK - is there really a crisis

Truck driver shortage in the UK - is there really a crisis

A recent report, Barriers to Youth Employment in the Freight Transport Sector, was released by a group working on behalf of the British government. This report resulted in a considerable amount of discussion in the British media, far more than the trucking industry normally gets. The results of this report were absolutely stunning...

Fuel economy tips for HGV driving this summer

Fuel economy tips for HGV driving this summer

Fuel economy is one of the most important components of a trucker’s job. After all, poor fuel economy will drive up the cost of transportation and will, in turn, lead to a reduction in profits. Poor fuel economy may even eliminate those profits completely. Thankfully, with the right methods, you have the potential to reduce fuel consumption by as much as 20%. On this page, we are going to share a few tips ‘for the summer’, although, to be honest, these tips are going to be useful no matter what time of year you are driving.

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