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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
14/06/2021

Roller brake tests

A vehicle’s roller brake test leads to an overall verdict – pass or fail – ...
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14/06/2021

Longer heavier vehicles, again

Following the end of the consultation to end the longer semi-trailer (LST) ...
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Stop and go for trucks - 11/06/2021
Automated vs automatic clutch - 11/06/2021
The new electric truck brands - 07/05/2021
Whatever happened to... - 07/05/2021
The future of hybrid engines - 07/05/2021

Fleet Management
14/06/2021

Remote control and servicing

A data standard dictates how trucks send status information back to base. ...
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11/06/2021

Information is king

When planning vehicle maintenance, you can opt for a time, mileage basis ...
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The future of hybrid engines - 07/05/2021
To demo or not to demo - 07/05/2021
Legal Update - May 2021 - 07/05/2021
Road accident investigator? - 07/05/2021
Hot air? - 06/04/2021

Legislation and Compliance
14/06/2021

Roller brake tests

A vehicle’s roller brake test leads to an overall verdict – pass or fail – ...
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11/06/2021

Legal update - June 2021

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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The future of hybrid engines - 07/05/2021
Road accident investigator? - 07/05/2021
Hot air? - 06/04/2021
Hydrogen injection - 06/04/2021
Road safety: London and beyond - 06/04/2021

Bus and coach
06/04/2021

ATFs earn a solid pass

A government review of the heavy vehicle annual test programme has found ...
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06/04/2021

Safety in depot operations

Bus operators have come up with many ways of keeping the people that work ...
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Skills Challenge- back UPDATED - 03/03/2021
Apprenticeship standard review - 03/03/2021
Skills Challenge: 14-18 June - 11/01/2021
BAE Systems Tech Talk - 08/12/2020
Ride-hailing minibus services - 14/10/2020

Vans and LCVs
11/06/2021

Inside supermarket deliveries

Over the past two decades, supermarkets have perfected a new intraurban ...
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08/12/2020

Commercial Vehicle Show

After 26 months, the Commercial Vehicle Show is coming back to the NEC ...
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Ride-hailing minibus services - 14/10/2020
Full-electric panel van review - 03/09/2020
SAIC Maxus profile - 03/09/2020
Linked lanes - 05/03/2020
Low Riders - 06/09/2019

Workshop
07/05/2021

Cycle and recycle

Not all vehicles involved in accidents are old; sometimes they are almost ...
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07/05/2021

Making & breaking

High-quality replacement parts need not only come from a warehouse. ...
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EV safety in the workshop - 03/03/2021
Oil changes point the way - 03/03/2021
irtec accreditation - 05/02/2021
How I do diagnostics - 05/02/2021
Legal update: February 2021 - 05/02/2021

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