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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
03/02/2020

Backseat driver

Rear steer on rigid trucks has been around for a few years now, and has ...
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03/02/2020

Battery boost

Fitting an electric axle to a semi-trailer to provide the tractor unit ...
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Driver not required - 03/02/2020
Computer bus - 06/01/2020
Connecting hands-free - 06/01/2020
Electric vision - 06/01/2020
Fuel of the future - 06/01/2020

Fleet Management
03/02/2020

Refrigerants frozen out

For environmental reasons, R410A – a common refrigerant used in vehicle ...
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03/02/2020

Keeping your cool

Verifiable maintenance of the cool chain is vital for operators in the ...
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Better bandstand - 03/02/2020
Driver not required - 03/02/2020
Editor’s view - 02/02/2020
Big problems - 06/01/2020
Computer bus - 06/01/2020

Legislation and Compliance
03/02/2020

Driver not required

Prototypes and concept designs are demonstrating the potential of ...
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03/02/2020

Strap in

Inexpensive and ubiquitous, polyester straps are the unsung heroes of load ...
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Legal update: February 2020 - 03/02/2020
Editor’s view - 02/02/2020
Big problems - 06/01/2020
Computer bus - 06/01/2020
Electric vision - 06/01/2020

Bus and coach
03/02/2020

Legal update: February 2020

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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06/01/2020

Computer bus

Later this year, a single-decker will drive itself and passengers across ...
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Focus on:hybrid buses - 05/11/2019
Urban PSV drivelines' future - 05/11/2019
Power politics - 09/10/2019
Space age - 09/10/2019
Happy trails - 05/08/2019

Vans and LCVs
06/09/2019

Low Riders

A demand for more cargo space combined with a low loading height has ...
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07/03/2019

Lightweight rigid roundup

Although LCVs and rigids over 3.5t gvw stray into truck territory, they ...
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Van-based power supplies - 03/01/2019
LCVs: Supervan - 03/10/2018
IAA review: roundup - 03/10/2018
Schmitz’s slimmer self - 03/08/2018
Seen at the CV Show - 08/05/2018

Workshop
03/02/2020

Battery boost

Fitting an electric axle to a semi-trailer to provide the tractor unit ...
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03/02/2020

Better bandstand

A 15-year veteran of transporting touring American orchestras, Pulleyn ...
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Strap in - 03/02/2020
Big problems - 06/01/2020
Electric vision - 06/01/2020
Data day - 06/01/2020
Shining example - 06/12/2019

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