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Transport Engineer's library houses editorial features going back five years. The content is classified and can be filtered by key transport industry sector topics such as engine/transmission management, trailers, heavy good vehicles, tippers, truck aerodynamics, workshop equipment, maintenance and fleet operating costs and much more.

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Engineering Technology
14/06/2022

Pick up and go

When are two identical gearboxes, fitted in two identical trucks, not ...
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14/06/2022

Cog-swapping

Rebuilding gearboxes is a time-consuming and specialist task. Richard ...
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E-trucks around Europe - 18/05/2022
Renault e-truck assembly line - 18/05/2022
Off-grid gas - 12/04/2022
Organic goodness in gas? - 12/04/2022
Many roads - 12/04/2022

Fleet Management
18/05/2022

Changes to O-licence for LCVs

From 21 May 2022, the law will update to bring more vans and car/trailer ...
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12/04/2022

Off-grid gas

Methane needn’t only be sourced from underneath the North Sea. In fact ...
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Organic goodness in gas? - 12/04/2022
Municipal vehicle maintenance - 12/04/2022
Leading in a crisis - 15/03/2022
Maintaining differentials - 15/02/2022
Comment: leading in change - 15/02/2022

Legislation and Compliance
18/05/2022

Changes to O-licence for LCVs

From 21 May 2022, the law will update to bring more vans and car/trailer ...
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12/04/2022

Off-grid gas

Methane needn’t only be sourced from underneath the North Sea. In fact ...
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Organic goodness in gas? - 12/04/2022
Van brakedown - 12/04/2022
One-stop shop: J&M Morgan - 12/04/2022
Legal update April 2022 - 12/04/2022
Leading in a crisis - 15/03/2022

Bus and coach
15/03/2022

Sparking new bus and coaches

Electric powertrains are reducing the engineering constraints imposed by ...
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15/02/2022

Adrian Jones Metroline profile

At the 2021 IRTE Skills Challenge awards, Adrian Jones, engineering ...
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Somerset Passenger Solutions - 15/12/2021
Bus decarbonisation - 14/12/2021
Silent hydrogen revolution - 14/10/2021
A new vision for coaches - 14/10/2021
All change: the new Optare - 14/10/2021

Vans and LCVs
18/05/2022

Changes to O-licence for LCVs

From 21 May 2022, the law will update to bring more vans and car/trailer ...
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15/02/2022

Legal update - February 2022

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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Hands-free help - 10/08/2021
Learning from LCVs - 28/06/2021
Inside supermarket deliveries - 11/06/2021
Commercial Vehicle Show - 08/12/2020
Ride-hailing minibus services - 14/10/2020

Workshop
12/04/2022

Van brakedown

3.5-tonne van MOT failures are unacceptably high and defective brakes are ...
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15/03/2022

Eye safety

In today’s modern vehicle workshop, there a multitude of hazards waiting ...
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Transmission lubricant update - 15/03/2022
Hooklift for the British army - 04/01/2022
Emergency services: profile - 04/01/2022
Engines' final safety barrier - 15/12/2021
Somerset Passenger Solutions - 15/12/2021