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Engineering Technology
05/11/2020

IAA replaced

The cancellation of the big German trade show IAA did not stop ...
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05/11/2020

Trailer side skirts

They look stylish, and are claimed to return fuel savings of up to 7% at ...
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EN 12642-XL curtainsiders - 05/11/2020
Bridge gritter overview - 14/10/2020
Transmission upgrades - 03/09/2020
Full-electric panel van review - 03/09/2020
LCV automatic transmissions - 03/09/2020

Fleet Management
05/11/2020

IAA replaced

The cancellation of the big German trade show IAA did not stop ...
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05/11/2020

Tail-lift maintenance

Maintenance and servicing of vehicles is paramount to ensure they stay on ...
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Trailer fridge futures - 05/11/2020
DVSA accesses ANPR system - 14/10/2020
COVID-proofing coaches - 14/10/2020
Legal update: October 2020 - 13/10/2020
Electrical fault-finding - 03/09/2020

Legislation and Compliance
05/11/2020

Life in the ATF lane

Opening a DVSA-approved facility to conduct MOT testing demands a great ...
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05/11/2020

Rolling road brake testing

The brake testing of trailers on a rolling road comes with its own ...
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IAA replaced - 05/11/2020
Tail-lift maintenance - 05/11/2020
Legal update: November 2020 - 05/11/2020
Avoiding S-marked prohibitions - 14/10/2020
DVSA accesses ANPR system - 14/10/2020

Bus and coach
14/10/2020

Ride-hailing minibus services

Some regular bus routes have been scaled back because of COVID-19. They ...
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06/08/2020

Torsus off-road bus

A Czech-built conversion of the MAN 13.5t chassis seats 38. Strap in: it’s ...
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Metroline's COVID-19 story - 09/07/2020
Tech Talk: specifying e-buses - 04/06/2020
COVID-19 bus ventilation guide - 27/05/2020
Flat(s) batteries - 04/05/2020
Red bus 2.0 - 03/04/2020

Vans and LCVs
14/10/2020

Ride-hailing minibus services

Some regular bus routes have been scaled back because of COVID-19. They ...
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03/09/2020

Full-electric panel van review

While the major van brands ready the deployment of electric models, some ...
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SAIC Maxus profile - 03/09/2020
Linked lanes - 05/03/2020
Low Riders - 06/09/2019
Lightweight rigid roundup - 07/03/2019
Van-based power supplies - 03/01/2019

Workshop
03/09/2020

Third-party diagnostics

Every OEM will have its own diagnostics laptop offering, which may be an ...
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06/08/2020

How to become a parts advisor

Automotive parts advisors/technicians need a wide range of skills when ...
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Metroline's COVID-19 story - 09/07/2020
DVSA plans irtec retest - 04/06/2020
Predictive maintenance future - 04/05/2020
Skills Challenge 2020 preview - 05/03/2020
Battery boost - 03/02/2020

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