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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
05/02/2021

Low riders

Low height tractor units may be a niche market, but they most definitely ...
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05/02/2021

LSTs - not much longer?

The Department for Transport (DfT) is looking to end the longer ...
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Hub inspection and maintenance - 05/02/2021
E-axles for refrigeration - 05/02/2021
Full-electric fire trucks - 12/01/2021
Cutting out jackknifing - 12/01/2021
Commercial Vehicle Show - 08/12/2020

Fleet Management
05/02/2021

irtec accreditation

The independent third-party assessment scheme reassures heavy vehicle ...
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05/02/2021

E-axles for refrigeration

A combination of mains power and kinetic energy recovered from trailer ...
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Fridge trailers as a service - 05/02/2021
People people: managing engine - 12/01/2021
Operator costs: a bad year - 11/01/2021
Commercial Vehicle Show - 08/12/2020
Digital workshops - 08/12/2020

Legislation and Compliance
05/02/2021

irtec accreditation

The independent third-party assessment scheme reassures heavy vehicle ...
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05/02/2021

E-axles for refrigeration

A combination of mains power and kinetic energy recovered from trailer ...
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Legal update: February 2021 - 05/02/2021
People people: managing engine - 12/01/2021
Working at height on trucks - 08/12/2020
Legal update: December 2020 - 08/12/2020
Life in the ATF lane - 05/11/2020

Bus and coach
11/01/2021

Skills Challenge: 14-18 June

After a year’s enforced break, the IRTE Skills Challenge returns for its ...
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08/12/2020

BAE Systems Tech Talk

BAE Systems advertising feature
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Ride-hailing minibus services - 14/10/2020
Torsus off-road bus - 06/08/2020
Metroline's COVID-19 story - 09/07/2020
Tech Talk: specifying e-buses - 04/06/2020
COVID-19 bus ventilation guide - 27/05/2020

Vans and LCVs
08/12/2020

Commercial Vehicle Show

After 26 months, the Commercial Vehicle Show is coming back to the NEC ...
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14/10/2020

Ride-hailing minibus services

Some regular bus routes have been scaled back because of COVID-19. They ...
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Full-electric panel van review - 03/09/2020
SAIC Maxus profile - 03/09/2020
Linked lanes - 05/03/2020
Low Riders - 06/09/2019
Lightweight rigid roundup - 07/03/2019

Workshop
05/02/2021

irtec accreditation

The independent third-party assessment scheme reassures heavy vehicle ...
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05/02/2021

How I do diagnostics

Managing a 24/7 business where the work is continuous, I have to best ...
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Legal update: February 2021 - 05/02/2021
Commercial Vehicle Show - 08/12/2020
Trailer lighting - 08/12/2020
Digital workshops - 08/12/2020
Third-party diagnostics - 03/09/2020

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