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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
01/07/2018

Shifting attitudes

Are manual gearboxes really heading for extinction? Ian Norwell looked at ...
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01/07/2018

Urbane urban warriors

Scania’s New Generation R and S-series may have more charisma, but its ...
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IRTE roundtable - 04/06/2018
Eco-friendly oil alters design - 04/06/2018
Bus and coach conversions - 04/06/2018
Legal update - 04/06/2018
Hybrid bus driveline Tech Talk - 03/06/2018

Fleet Management
01/07/2018

Telematics: Parallel lines

The use of telematics to manage UK truck fleets goes back to the 1980s. ...
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01/07/2018

Legal update: July 2018

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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Tyres: Filling the void - 04/06/2018
Tyres: reading the debris - 04/06/2018
Tyres: working under pressure - 04/06/2018
Driver management in Zambia - 04/06/2018
Driver management - 04/06/2018

Legislation and Compliance
01/07/2018

Tippers for London

Steve Banner investigates how the Direct Vision Standard is affecting cab ...
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01/07/2018

Legal update: July 2018

This page is brought to you by specialist transport law firm Backhouse ...
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Tip o’ the hat - 28/06/2018
Driver management in Zambia - 04/06/2018
Driver management - 04/06/2018
IRTE roundtable - 04/06/2018
Tips for MOT lighting checks - 04/06/2018

Bus and coach
04/06/2018

Bus and coach conversions

Rising customer expectations, but decreasing engine sizes, are squeezing ...
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03/06/2018

Hybrid bus driveline Tech Talk

BAE Systems’ new series hybrid bus driveline has a choice of energy ...
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Electric bus switch - 08/05/2018
Burning issue - 01/03/2018
Challenging times - 01/03/2018
Applying low-carbon ideas - 31/01/2018
Arrived - 02/10/2017

Vans and LCVs
08/05/2018

Seen at the CV Show

With little truck news this year, the focus shifted to LCVs and supporting ...
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08/05/2018

Dipstick eye-view

As vans are used for a variety of duties, Toby Clark looks at the ...
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CV Show preview - 05/04/2018
Computer says brake - 01/03/2018
Springtime is show time - 01/03/2018
E-axle conversions for vans - 01/02/2018
In the vanguard - 01/01/2018

Workshop
01/07/2018

Wheel alignment

Toby Clark examines the whys and wherefores of good alignment, and ...
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04/06/2018

Tips for MOT lighting checks

Peter Shakespeare turns his spotlight on to overcoming the biggest cause ...
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Gas safe? - 08/05/2018
Double the duty? - 06/04/2018
Vehicle diagnostics as sport - 06/04/2018
Legal update - 06/04/2018
Springtime is show time - 01/03/2018