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News
14/02/2020

DPD orders 100 eTGE electric vans from MAN

Parcel delivery business DPD has ordered 100 eTGE 3.5-tonne electric vans from MAN Truck & Bus UK.

The new vehicles will be delivered when production begins in June.The eTGE has a load capacity of 10.7m3 and a range of 65-70 miles. The 36kW lithium ion battery can be fully charged in just over five hours or rapid charged to 80% in 45 minutes, ...
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14/02/2020

DFDS rates new Carrier units

Shipping and logistics business DFDS has taken delivery of three new ...
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14/02/2020

AA Salt gains with BigChange

Gritting business AA Salt is reporting “substantial” productivity gains ...
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13/02/2020

Carlsberg orders 20 Renault ZE

Carlsberg Group has ordered 20 all-electric Renault D Wide ZE trucks for ...
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13/02/2020

First Irizar for Drury Coaches

Goole-based operator Drury Coaches has taken delivery of its first Irizar ...
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13/02/2020

Haulier ordered to pay £500k

Pembrokeshire-based haulier Mansel Davies and Son has been fined £380,000 ...
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12/02/2020

Mackirdy rates Volvo FM

Haulage firm John Mackirdy of Rothesay, Isle of Bute, is reporting ...
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12/02/2020

DAF XF for Sydenhams

Timber and builders’ merchant Sydenhams has taken delivery of a DAF XF ...
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12/02/2020

LDV completes Maxus rebrand

LDV will fully rebrand as Maxus from April this year and will launch two ...
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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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