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News
22/05/2020

Air suspension service safety alert

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert concerning work around vehicle air suspension systems used on commercial vehicles such as buses and coaches, refuse vehicles, goods vehicles and tankers.

It says: “HSE has investigated several serious incidents, including fatalities, involving air suspension systems on vehicles that have ...
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22/05/2020

Rivus joins ServicePoint

The 55-strong Rivus (formerly BT Fleet) garage network has now been made ...
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21/05/2020

Irizar launches coach screens

Irizar is aiding UK coach operators in the fight against coronavirus with ...
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21/05/2020

Ryder expands FleetCare

Commercial vehicle rental, contract hire, and maintenance services ...
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20/05/2020

Electric truck for gas dealer

Gas supplier Calor is delivering its bottled butane and propane to ...
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19/05/2020

NHS's on-demand COVID-19 bus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ViaVan and Stagecoach have launched ...
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19/05/2020

Hiab's free connectivity

Lorry loader crane manufacturer Hiab has changed the way it offers the ...
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18/05/2020

Evans' fleet tips to Renault

Shropshire aggregate and landscaping supplier Evans Aggregates has added ...
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18/05/2020

DfT COVID-19 return-to-work

On Tuesday 12 May, the government published guidance for operators on ...
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Features
20/05/2020

Lessons from COVID-19: tank haulier draws operational conclusions from telematics data

Road tanker haulage firm Abbey Logistics has shared its Microlise telematics results before and during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdown.

As most passenger traffic stopped as a result, Abbey drivers had emptier roads, and so have posted better fuel performance and fewer instances of harsh braking, for example. Steve Granite, CEO of Abbey ...
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18/05/2020

Continental driver tyre checks

While the vehicle walkaround check may seem like a mundane task, its importance should never be underestimated, says the commercial vehicle tyre brand.
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04/05/2020

Predictive maintenance future

Seven years ago Volvo took its first tentative steps towards predicting when a truck component might fail. Today, thanks to the data that it is collecting from ‘connected trucks,’ Volvo is boosting its customers’ uptime, writes Brian ...
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04/05/2020

Wincanton on maintenance

Wincanton’s technical services director sees predictive maintenance as being a concept whose time has yet to come. He speaks to Richard Simpson
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