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News
30/11/2020

Plaxton Leopard coaches adapted to fit four wheelchairs

Three Plaxton Leopard coaches supplied to the London Borough of Havering are the first of the type to provide space for up to four wheelchair users on each vehicle.

They join the borough’s passenger transport service fleet, which is available for private hire to schools and local organisations. While the council-owned fleet includes smaller ...
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30/11/2020

Three Volvo 4x2s for Unisurge

Medical supplies manufacturer Unisurge has added three more Volvo ...
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27/11/2020

Go-Ahead's North East e-buses

Go-Ahead is launching the first fully electric bus fleet in the North East ...
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27/11/2020

New DVSA MOT digital resources

Vehicle inspections restarted four months ago after being halted during ...
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26/11/2020

IVECO shows off RHD S-WAY

At a digital event held at IVECO UK’s headquarters in Basildon, Essex ...
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26/11/2020

BJS's 260-unit Renault order

Delivery business BJS Home Delivery has added 260 new Renault trucks and ...
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25/11/2020

55 ice cream van Sprinters

Bodybuilder Whitby Morrison, which specialises in customised ice cream ...
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25/11/2020

B&M: straight-frame trailers

Variety retailer B&M has taken delivery of 21 Tiger trailers to further ...
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24/11/2020

H Parkinson upgrades gas fleet

Preston-based H Parkinson Haulage (HPH) has taken delivery of seven 460hp ...
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Features
05/11/2020

Life in the ATF lane

Opening a DVSA-approved facility to conduct MOT testing demands a great deal of investment. Brian Wall speaks to authorised testing facility (ATF) operators to find out what it takes and why they went down this path

The primary role of a DVSA authorised testing facility (ATF) is to ensure that heavy goods vehicles, trailers and public service ...
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05/11/2020

Rolling road brake testing

The brake testing of trailers on a rolling road comes with its own procedures and pitfalls, some of which could easily catch the unwary operator out. Lucy Radley looks at the best way to prepare and present these vehicles, in order to ...
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05/11/2020

Planning for the worst

During the first COVID lockdown, I had to adopt new ways of providing a critical support function to my organisation. I am the head of fleet and transport services for a large blue light emergency service.
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05/11/2020

Rollover safety

Having spent a career in the construction products industry, Nick Elliott was seen as the ideal choice to lead the updating of IRTE’s best practice guide on vehicle roll-over. He speaks to Will Dalrymple
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