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BRITAIN'S most important motor show of the year opens next week in Glasgow. It will be the biggest Scottish Motor Show ever, the first held in a venue large enough to give exhibitors a reasonable amount of space. In next week's issue we take you on a stand-by-stand tour of the Scottish Exhibition Centre, picking out all the commercial vehicle items of interest. And there will be a floor plan as well, to help visitors find their way around.
• Commercial Motor's technical staff have been trying out another 38-tonner around our Scottish test route. This time, it is Bedford's Cummins E290-engined TM 3800 which has been put through its paces. The E290 has always promised good economy: does it deliver on its promise in this installation? And what effect did a series of minor equipment failures have on the performance of Bedford's flagship? All is revealed next week.
• We have also been looking at some interesting operations using vehicles of below 7.5 tonnes in applications where much greater weights would normally be expected. There are some interesting lessons to be learned, as we show you next week.