Welcome to Transport Engineer magazine's website, the homepage for transport engineers and fleet managers, brought to you by the IRTE Professional Sector of SOE and MA Business.

News
19/03/2019

Haulier pinpoints safety benefits with Reverse Smart sensor system

Haulage and distribution business K Transport Services (Midlands) is reporting positive driver feedback since installing the Reverse Smart safety device, from Doctor Air Brake, to several of its DAF CF rigids.

The Wolverhampton-based operator has an 80-strong truck fleet operating from its two sites in the West Midlands, as well as from various ...
» Read More

19/03/2019

Four Fuso Canters for CRS

Builders’ merchant CRS Building Supplies has taken delivery of four ...
» Read More



19/03/2019

First autonomous bus trial

A trial is underway of the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus, at the ...
» Read More



18/03/2019

Sound generator for EVs

Brigade Electronics has launched the Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS), a ...
» Read More



18/03/2019

New gearbox for LF Sweeper

DAF Trucks has announced that its LF Sweeper chassis, in partnership with ...
» Read More

18/03/2019

VBG buys BPW drawbar business

VBG Truck Equipment, part of the VBG Group, has announced it has agreed to ...
» Read More



15/03/2019

Paneltex plucks new deal

Soanes Poultry has taken delivery of its latest fleet addition, a ...
» Read More



15/03/2019

EU digital connectivity plan

The European Commission announced this week that it has agreed new rules ...
» Read More



15/03/2019

Six electric buses for airport

Birmingham Airport has awarded a contract to Volvo Bus for the supply of ...
» Read More

Features
07/03/2019

Driver conduct: case in point

When it comes to driver conduct and compliance, fleet managers can use case study examples from the regulator to boost drivers’ knowledge

How many of your drivers know they would face a four-week suspension for using a mobile phone while driving a commercial vehicle? Or that they could be suspended for six weeks for a second speeding offence?The ...
» Read More

07/03/2019

Braking and stability

Retarders augment the functions of a traditional braking system to lessen the speed of a vehicle, but they also help to cut costs and driver fatigue. Chris Tindall reports
» Read More



07/03/2019

Automatic brake safety systems

Retrofit automated braking systems can prevent a vehicle rolling away, or do away with avoidable slow-speed incidents. By Kevin Swallow
» Read More



07/03/2019

Braking: disc or drum?

Although disc brakes appear to have won the popularity contest in motor vehicles generally, drum brake technology is hanging on in certain CV sectors. Buyers face a trade-off between capital cost and weight. By Chris Tindall
» Read More

Focus On

For dedicated news and information about specific topics, please visit our focused pages.

Most Popular
1
New RCVs for Harrow Council
Harrow Council is upgrading its refuse collection vehicle ...
2
EU agrees HGV emissions levels
Truck manufacturers will need to cut CO2 emissions by 30% ...
3
Norse 'transformed' with r2c
Facilities management business Norse Commercial Services ...
1
Lead Engineer/Master Tech - £7
Running a quarter of the London Bus network as the ...
2
Vehicle Mechanic
When you join Western Power Distribution you become part of ...
3
Engineering Supervisor - Lea I
Tower Transit is a dynamic and innovative bus operator and ...
1
Technician recruitment advice
This month we profile how bus operator Stagecoach is ...
2
Braking and stability
Retarders augment the functions of a traditional braking ...
3
Apprenticeships – Old school
Concerned about a growing engineering skills gap in its ...