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18/01/2019

MacPlant Construction acquires first new Volvo

Bude-based civil engineering and surfacing business MacPlant Construction has purchased its first new truck, a Volvo FM-500 8x4 rigid tipper, chosen for its power and durability as well as the dealer’s ability to supply the vehicle without delay.

Fitted with a Wilcox insulated body, the vehicle is already out working on MacPlant’s contracts for ...
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18/01/2019

Daily Hi-Matic for Social Vend

Brentford-based Social Vend has taken delivery of its first IVECO van, a ...
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18/01/2019

Final say on Direct Vision

Transport for London’s final consultation on its Direct Vision Standard ...
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17/01/2019

Operator draws on Volvo FH

Agricultural and rural products supplier Carrs Billington has put a new ...
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17/01/2019

Scottish bus fund deadline

Operators in Scotland have until 1 March to apply for funding from the ...
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17/01/2019

New Scania-Hyva skiploader

Scania has unveiled a skiploader based on its 18-tonne gvw New Generation ...
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16/01/2019

Bus retrofit deal for Alliance

Aftermarket solutions supplier Alliance Transport Technologies has been ...
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16/01/2019

Prohire wraps up Bunzl deal

Food packaging and consumables supplier Bunzl Catering Supplies has taken ...
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16/01/2019

Reading council picks Renault

Reading Borough Council has taken delivery of its first Renault vehicles, ...
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Features
03/01/2019

Emergency services: recovered with glory

Just as commercial vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, so too do the breakdown recovery vehicles that service them. One worry on the horizon for urban operators of these long-lived units are emissions restrictions in clean air zones, reports Steve Banner

Anybody who invests a substantial sum in a major piece of capital equipment ideally wants ...
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03/01/2019

Urgent care: ambulance update

Ambulances have been quietly migrating from box bodies to a lighter panel van conversion. Meanwhile, a review published in September suggests that all UK ambulances should follow the same specification. Dan Gilkes reports
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03/01/2019

Van-based power supplies

Vans used in a range of industries are increasingly being transformed into mobile workshops with their very own power supplies, reports Chris Tindall
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03/01/2019

Inspecting small trailers

Lacking the force of the law, inspections of small trailers may not be carried out as often as they should. Kevin Swallow reviews how operators should maintain and service LCV trailer couplings
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