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News
05/03/2021

John Parry FSOE FIRTE 1944-2021

John Parry, former director of IRTE and fellow of the IRTE and Society of Operations Engineers, died on 25 February. He was 76.

Most recently Parry was the chair of the irtec Steering Group, a co-opted Society board member. He has been a major influence on the Society’s industry-standard irtec initiative by instigating its relaunch in 2011, ...
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05/03/2021

Hammond's MAN TGX flagship

Essex-based haulier Hammond Transport has taken delivery of a New ...
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04/03/2021

Safety & Sustainability Awards

SOE, the parent group of IRTE, is launching a new awards programme later ...
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04/03/2021

Extra safety for new J&B RCVs

North-East independent waste management company J&B Recycling is setting ...
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04/03/2021

Start-up Ancora takes S-Ways

Specialising in nationwide pallet collection, distribution and general ...
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03/03/2021

Daimler-Cummins engine deal

Cummins is to produce medium-duty engine systems for Mercedes-Benz brand ...
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03/03/2021

22-bus Glasgow electric fleet

First Glasgow, Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) and BYD UK are collaborating to ...
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03/03/2021

TIP offers Tuffnells trailers

Parcels business Tuffnells has recently seen a fresh batch of trailers go ...
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02/03/2021

John Mitchell's health heroes

Grangemouth-based John Mitchell Haulage & Warehousing is paying tribute to ...
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Features
03/03/2021

EV safety in the workshop

Managing the risks of electric shock in heavy vehicle repair starts with awareness, and moves on from there, finds Toby Clark

A hybrid or all-electric commercial vehicle operates at high voltage — typically around 600V, or around 25 times higher than the 24V of a conventional truck or bus. For example, the Dennis Eagle eCollect refuse collection ...
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03/03/2021

Skills Challenge preview

Planned to include the necessary COVID protection measures, the Skills Challenge is set to return in June. Application deadline is 23 April; see www.is.gd/yopika for details
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03/03/2021

Pole position

Plenty of payload capacity plus the ability to stand up to life’s hard knocks are two of the key criteria scaffolding companies bear in mind when they consider acquiring trucks, finds Steve Banner
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03/03/2021

Tractor-to-rigid conversions

Once upon a time, just about every other skip lorry on Britain’s roads seemed to be an old tractor unit which had been converted. Lucy Radley examines why the practice isn’t so common these days
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