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25/02/2020

Seed Brothers cleans up with new Mercedes-Benz Atego

Cleaning product distributor Seed Brothers has taken delivery of a 12-tonne, low-height Mercedes-Benz Atego, joining its six-strong fleet of vehicles which act as mobile showrooms.

The Autosmart franchisee is using the latest addition to serve customers in north and east Norfolk.Supplied through Orwell Truck & Van and with funding from ...
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25/02/2020

Freeway predicts parts levels

Freeway Fleet Systems has added a predictive parts purchasing function to ...
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25/02/2020

Retro livery DAF for operator

Removals company Bishop’s Move has taken delivery of 17 new DAF vehicles, ...
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24/02/2020

NTM rates Canter chassis

Bodybuilder NTM GB says its range of refuse collection vehicles on the ...
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24/02/2020

Biogas buses for First West

Bus operator First West of England has put half of a 77-strong order for ...
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24/02/2020

Van security device at CV Show

Commercial vehicle security equipment supplier Maple Fleet Services will ...
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21/02/2020

Electric van launch at CV Show

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started to build the first ...
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21/02/2020

Tiger delivers for Dextra

Lighting manufacturer Dextra Group has taken delivery of a tandem axle ...
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21/02/2020

FMX Tridem for Jet Plant Hire

Road planing business Jet Plant Hire has taken delivery of its first Volvo ...
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Features
03/02/2020

Running gear : Backseat driver

Rear steer on rigid trucks has been around for a few years now, and has been widely adopted by those parts of the industry where tight access is a daily obstacle. Options are far more limited for semi-trailers, finds Lucy Radley

Rear-steer options for semi-trailers may involve turntables controlled from the fifth wheel using rigid bars, or ...
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03/02/2020

Battery boost

Fitting an electric axle to a semi-trailer to provide the tractor unit with a power boost when necessary is not a new idea, but its time might have come, reports Steve Banner
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03/02/2020

Refrigerants frozen out

For environmental reasons, R410A – a common refrigerant used in vehicle and trailer cooling systems – is being phased out. Brian Wall considers its effect on truck fleet manufacturers and suppliers, as well as alternatives
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03/02/2020

Keeping your cool

Verifiable maintenance of the cool chain is vital for operators in the temperature-controlled sector. Richard Simpson examines how telematics can help
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