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News
15/01/2021

Scania introduces disengaging tandem axle

Scania has introduced a tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function.

Designated 'LDTA' and available to order in conjunction with the RB662/R660 axle family, the new option can save up to 3% on fuel with the tag-axle disengaged and lifted, depending on operation.As such, it is said to offer a more sustainable and economic ...
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15/01/2021

Anti-crystallisation AdBlue

Total UK has launched CLEARNOX, which prevents crystallisation in the ...
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14/01/2021

£7m Midlands Truck dealership

The new £7 million dealership of Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & ...
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14/01/2021

More loaders for Cartwrights

West Midlands-based Cartwrights Waste Disposal has added four new Hiab ...
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13/01/2021

Cummins' new emissions system

Cummins has successfully completed the integration of a dual-dosing urea ...
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13/01/2021

Cushioned racking for Luton

Van hire supplier Herd Business has delivered a fleet of liveried Luton ...
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12/01/2021

UK e-bus assembly by BYD ADL

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK will commence the design and ...
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12/01/2021

Maritime awards safety bonuses

Maritime Transport reports that it saw a significant reduction in ...
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11/01/2021

Scania wins largest-ever order

Scania (Great Britain) has won an order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks from ...
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Features
12/01/2021

People people: managing engineers

Learning how people work requires a different set of skills to learning how a vehicle works. However, that is an essential requirement of a management role in engineering, finds Will Dalrymple

Once apprentices transition to full-time work in a commercial vehicle workshop, they may aspire to a management position within the operator, in which they ...
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12/01/2021

Finding a way

COVID-19 lockdowns may have slowed the progress of some apprenticeships in the commercial vehicle world, but the sector has not seen the kinds of mass layoffs reported to have occurred in other sectors, at least judging from the ...
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12/01/2021

Looking to tomorrow

When I started in the motor vehicle industry in 1984 as an apprentice, it was the start of the decline of apprentice programmes.
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12/01/2021

Crane safety checks

Daily checks for lorry loaders go above and beyond the wheels and chassis items required of goods wagons, reports John Kendall
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