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15/10/2019

Archbold Logistics switches to fuel-efficient DAF XF tractors

Archbold Logistics is taking delivery of 16 DAF XF tractors, replacing its fleet of non-DAF units, after a demonstrator unit delivered fuel savings of 0.5mpg.

Supplied by dealer F&G Commercials, of Manchester, the Heywood-based operator’s new additions are all XF 480FTG models with mid-lift and steer axles.“We all know demonstrators come out to ...
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15/10/2019

Blocks boost workshop safety

Outriggerpads has released a new range of cribbing and jacking blocks to ...
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15/10/2019

EBS opens new Manchester site

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer European Braking Systems (EBS) ...
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15/10/2019

Mobile lifts for bus retrofit

Grayson Thermal Systems is using heavy-duty mobile lifting equipment from ...
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14/10/2019

Fuel savings with EcoLife 2

ZF has released information on the EcoLife 2, the latest generation of its ...
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14/10/2019

TfL height restriction data

Transport for London has partnered with Ordnance Survey to offer vehicle ...
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14/10/2019

First Scania for Lincs Fire

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) has taken delivery of the first of a ...
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11/10/2019

Bahco powers up new range

Bahco has upgraded its range of heavy-duty battery boosters, designed to ...
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11/10/2019

New Sprinters for Priority

Express delivery business Priority Transport has taken delivery of six ...
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Features
09/10/2019

Power politics in electric drivetrains

Engineering is not enough. Political and fiscal incentives will decide the fortunes of hybrid trucks, argues Richard Simpson

Thanks to grants and tax concessions, hybrids have been one of the great successes of the automotive industry in these otherwise troubled times.The second half of 2017 saw a 40%-plus increase in registrations of plug-in ...
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09/10/2019

Space age

Using the lightest element in the universe, hydrogen, produces only energy and water vapour, which is why some see it as the future of fuel in the long term. Publicly funded bus trials have been overcoming some of its issues – ...
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09/10/2019

A third rail for road

A number of electric roads are currently in testing, mostly in Sweden, Germany and China. Invited by a Swedish Transport Administration official, Tim Wynne-Jones reports from Frankfurt’s ERS conference in May 2019
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09/10/2019

A history of irtec

The irtec technician qualification scheme has helped to raise standards and safety across the commercial vehicle world. Its expansion – which was never a certainty, particularly in the early days – is one of the SOE’s biggest ...
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