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03/12/2021

DVSA eases fully-digital maintenance reporting requirement for Earned Recognition

Digital maintenance reporting requirements for DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme have changed. Earned recognition operators, or those seeking to join the scheme, will not need to have one single fully digital maintenance reporting system by 1 April 2022.

DVSA says that the requirement to go fully digital in April 2022 was set at the pilot stage of ...
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02/12/2021

Abbey Logistics fits Freeway

Abbey Logistics is rolling out a new fleet maintenance system across its ...
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02/12/2021

Stoke gets JCB pothole-fixer

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has become the first authority in the UK to ...
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01/12/2021

KSS Hire's Andover plant body

Essex-based plant hire company KSS Hire has taken delivery of a new ...
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01/12/2021

Maclin Pumps' new rigid

MV Commercial has supplied Bishop's Stortford-based Maclin Pumps with a ...
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30/11/2021

Mobility XL-Autolift partners

Mobility XL, the lifting solutions and vehicle access manufacturer, has ...
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30/11/2021

Scania RB885 tandem lift axle

A truck equipped with Scania’s new RB885 tandem bogie is said to be ...
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29/11/2021

Volvo tippers at Brocklebank

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 Volvo FMX 8x4 tippers, ...
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29/11/2021

ADL Plaxton coaches for Park's

Alexander Dennis Limited has delivered eight high-specification, ...
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Features
09/11/2021

Safety leaders

The Sir Moir Lockhead safety award recognises leaders in operational safety around the world. Originally set up in 2018, this third year of the scheme highlights safety leaders working in the UK and overseas. Five 2021 winners work in transport, and are profiled here. Interviews by Will Dalrymple

Sir Moir Lockhead, the founder of First Group and ...
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09/11/2021

Connecting people

My key focus during my presidency will be on the Society’s ability to attract and retain apprentices and young engineers. And by ‘retain’ I mean to connect them to the SOE and to other engineers for their entire career. From being ...
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09/11/2021

Brakes: glazing over

All operators try to minimise the speed at which brakes wear out. But it’s possible to take this too far, with the result that friction is lost due to lack of use – a condition traditionally known as brake glazing, reports Lucy Radley
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09/11/2021

Low-height trailers

Low-height trailers increase vertical loading potential by lowering the load floor, usually between the wheels. John Kendall reviews these special rigs
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