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19/04/2018

FM Conway ‘revolutionises’ maintenance processes with Freeway

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has implemented a maintenance management system from Freeway Fleet Systems – and says the system has “revolutionised” its operation.

Deployed to manage 8,500 assets, including a 1,100-strong vehicle fleet as well as a wide variety of plant, the Freeway software is integrated with Oracle, FM Conway’s ...
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19/04/2018

Haulier rates Tiger's trailers

Haulier Hayton Coulthard has taken delivery of four new curtainsider ...
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19/04/2018

Camera action: GDPR guide

Brigade Electronics is offering a free guidance pack on the General Data ...
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18/04/2018

Body damage tops checklist

Body damage is the most common issue identified during commercial vehicle ...
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18/04/2018

Council cuts fuel bill by 15%

Fife Council is reporting annual fuel savings of £189,000 following the ...
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18/04/2018

Total in $1m safety pledge

Total has pledged its support for the creation of the UN Road Safety Trust ...
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17/04/2018

Hydrogen-combustion truck

Commercial vehicle converter ULEMCo is planning to convert a ...
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17/04/2018

Volvo cleans up at Aggrecom

Derbyshire-based tipper operator Aggrecom has taken delivery of a new ...
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17/04/2018

Fuso Canter delivers for Evans

Grimsby-based Evans European Transport has taken delivery of a Fuso Canter ...
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Features
06/04/2018

The platooning alternatives

Might there be a better way to cut road freight emissions and reduce congestion than operating HGVs in tight formation, asks Peter Shakespeare

At the end of August 2017, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced it would spend £8.1 million on an operational trial of HGV platooning in the UK. The Transport Research Laboratory is the trial lead, ...
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06/04/2018

Free-wheeling

Can fuel-economy truck tyres really offer operators something for nothing? Richard Simpson finds out
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06/04/2018

Semi-trailer slipstreaming

Radical designs of trailers are racking up big gains in fuel consumption on the road in research and development tests. They suggest that we are entering a new era in aerodynamic design for large goods vehicles, reports Steve Banner
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06/04/2018

Double the duty?

The maintenance requirements of lifting deck trailers go far beyond the checks and servicing needs of standard vans or curtainsiders. Options are available for both outsourced and in-house maintenance, reports Will Dalrymple
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