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News
20/03/2019

Lightweight Edbro CX14 tips it for Cemex, with 57-vehicle order

Building materials supplier Cemex has ordered 57 new tipper lorries, all of which are specified with Edbro hydraulic systems from Jost UK.

The vehicles are all 32-tonne, eight-wheeler rigids; delivery will be completed by the end of this month and the order to build them has been split between two different OEMs. Jost UK is supplying the full ...
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20/03/2019

Odyssey battery launch

EnerSys has launched the Odyssey Performance Series batteries for buses, ...
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20/03/2019

Two-year call for van MOTs

Consumer website HonestJohn.co.uk is calling for van MOTs to be carried ...
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19/03/2019

Haulier rates Reverse Smart

Haulage and distribution business K Transport Services (Midlands) is ...
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19/03/2019

Four Fuso Canters for CRS

Builders’ merchant CRS Building Supplies has taken delivery of four ...
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19/03/2019

First autonomous bus trial

A trial is underway of the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus, at the ...
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18/03/2019

Sound generator for EVs

Brigade Electronics has launched the Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS), a ...
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18/03/2019

New gearbox for LF Sweeper

DAF Trucks has announced that its LF Sweeper chassis, in partnership with ...
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18/03/2019

VBG buys BPW drawbar business

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