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22/01/2020

Sensible sensors: Brigade welcomes Direct Vision amendment

Brigade Electronics has welcomed a change to London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requirements to prevent “false positive” alerts when vehicles are turning left.

The DVS specification previously said that sensors should not be set off by street furniture; this has now been updated to state that sensors on artic cabs must be “suitably positioned ...
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22/01/2020

VWS in Red Forge offer

Vehicle Weighing Solutions says it is offering assistance to customers of ...
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22/01/2020

CRS upgrades to Grafter tipper

Somerset-based CRS Building Supplies has taken delivery of seven Isuzu ...
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21/01/2020

Totalkare invests £750,000

Vehicle lifting equipment business Totalkare has announced that it is ...
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21/01/2020

Timely technology addition

Telematics provider Orbcomm has launched a new workspace within its ...
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21/01/2020

Hydrogen-electric truck pilot

Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO is trialling four electric trucks powered ...
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20/01/2020

Blackheath livery upgrade

Halesowen-based Blackheath Products has upgraded its fleet of DAF rigids ...
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20/01/2020

Hyundai electric van plans

Hyundai and sister company Kia Motors have announced a €100 million ...
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20/01/2020

Clean funding for York buses

City of York Council has awarded £1.6 million in funding to five bus ...
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Features
06/01/2020

Cranes & loaders: Big problems

Although mobile cranes generally have been brought into the annual test required of all HGVs, larger units are still exempt. Toby Clark examines new voluntary guidance for them

Before May 2018, mobile cranes based on HGV chassis – that is, vehicles used solely as cranes, rather than load-carrying HGVs fitted with loader cranes – were exempt from ...
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06/01/2020

Computer bus

Later this year, a single-decker will drive itself and passengers across the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland, in what is said to be a world first
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06/01/2020

Connecting hands-free

While fully autonomous trucks are still a long way off, some of the components which will be needed for them to practically work are already in existence, including fully automated couplings. Lucy Radley profiles two
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06/01/2020

Electric vision

IVECO and Nikola of the USA are aiming to persuade UK and European hauliers to go zero-emission for long-haul work with the launch of a hydrogen fuel cell truck with a claimed range of up to 500 miles, reports Steve Banner
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