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18/09/2019

DHL takes delivery of first of 700-vehicle order from Volvo

Contract logistics operator DHL Supply Chain has taken delivery of the first of a 700-strong order for Volvo vehicles, including 550 Volvo FH tractors – said to be the largest purchase of vehicles of this type in the UK.

The order is part of the operator’s £90 million upgrade of its UK fleet to meet the latest Euro VI Step D standard, with the ...
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18/09/2019

BYD-ADL single-deck upgrade

BYD Europe and Alexander Dennis (ADL) have announced that their electric ...
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18/09/2019

NHS Trust picks Fleetwave

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) is rolling out Fleetwave ...
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17/09/2019

Winter advice from Continental

Continental has released a new version of its guidance on winter tyres for ...
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17/09/2019

R2c Online founder to leave

R2c Online has announced that Nick Walls, the company’s founder and ...
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17/09/2019

VISTA opens on 30 September

Registration opens on 30 September for the next Volvo International ...
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16/09/2019

Gas bus fleet for Bristol

HCT Group has cut emissions and boosted passenger numbers on a route in ...
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16/09/2019

LCV best practice event in NI

Van operators attended a briefing in Northern Ireland recently, which was ...
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16/09/2019

Load warning from DVSA

Heavy haulage operators are being reminded that failure to follow ...
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Features
06/09/2019

Clutches and transmissions: Turbocompound interest

A new long-haul package deal from Volvo, among other features, sees the return of turbocompounding, in which extra use is made of exhaust gases. The result is smooth power at low revs, finds Lucy Radley

Volvo Trucks’ latest release, its FH tractor with I-Save, will, it says, save up to 7% on fuel costs over the standard spec D13 counterpart, ...
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06/09/2019

Halfway house

Only Scania offers a compromise when choosing between manual and automated transmissions in heavy goods vehicles, finds Kevin Swallow
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06/09/2019

Inspector gadget

An Israeli start-up is using artificial intelligence to automatically perform visual inspections of undercarriages in a fleet of 150 buses at an Israeli depot of bus operator Kavim, reports Will Dalrymple
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06/09/2019

Keeping trucks in check

DVSA maintenance assessments are not widely reported, possibly because of the mixed results that come out of them and how those results could be interpreted. John Challen takes a closer look
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