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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
03/02/2015

How will transport react

As Brent crude dips below $50 per barrel and the price of diesel at the ...
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03/02/2015

Independent revolution

Tucked away beneath expensively designed bodies that define vehicles’ form ...
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Keep the noise down - 03/02/2015
Cool solutions - 03/02/2015
Glitz or grit - 03/02/2015
Lifting moments - 06/01/2015
Ahead by a nose - 06/01/2015

Environment
03/02/2015

How will transport react

As Brent crude dips below $50 per barrel and the price of diesel at the ...
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03/02/2015

Keep the noise down

Last year’s Quiet Cities conference revealed plenty of sound arguments ...
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Cool solutions - 03/02/2015
Strategy for improvement - 06/01/2015
NOx reduction - 04/12/2014
Cutting carbon emissions - 04/12/2014
Blowing in the wind - 04/12/2014

Fleet Management
03/02/2015

How will transport react

As Brent crude dips below $50 per barrel and the price of diesel at the ...
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03/02/2015

Keep the noise down

Last year’s Quiet Cities conference revealed plenty of sound arguments ...
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Past, present and future - 03/02/2015
Safe and sound - 03/02/2015
Training trouble - 03/02/2015
Self regulation - 03/02/2015
Strategy for improvement - 06/01/2015

Health & Safety
03/02/2015

Keep the noise down

Last year’s Quiet Cities conference revealed plenty of sound arguments ...
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03/02/2015

Pressure group

Continental is pressing the EU to legislate for type pressure monitoring ...
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Ahead by a nose - 06/01/2015
Are you ready? - 05/11/2014
Future gazing - 05/11/2014
What’s your score? - 05/11/2014
Vorsprung durch technik - 05/11/2014

Legislation and Compliance
03/02/2015

Safe and sound

The XL standard for curtainsider trailers and bodies is rapidly gaining ...
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03/02/2015

Self regulation

In comparison with HGVs, van operators get off lightly when it comes to ...
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Strategy for improvement - 06/01/2015
Lifting moments - 06/01/2015
Ahead by a nose - 06/01/2015
Safe or sorry - 06/01/2015
DVSA and irtec - 06/01/2015

On-Vehicle Equipment
03/02/2015

Keep the noise down

Last year’s Quiet Cities conference revealed plenty of sound arguments ...
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03/02/2015

Cool solutions

The demand for increased productivity hasn’t only been visited on truck ...
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Safe and sound - 03/02/2015
Lifting moments - 06/01/2015
Only available in red - 06/01/2015
Coupling-up - 06/01/2015
Safe Pass - 04/12/2014

People
04/02/2015

People news March 2015

Senior traffic commissioner Beverley Bell is to be the next president of ...
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02/02/2015

People February 2015

Millbrook CEO Alex Burns has been appointed to the board of the South East ...
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People news January 2015 - 05/01/2015
People news for December 2014 - 03/12/2014
People news for November 2014 - 04/11/2014
People news for October 2014 - 02/10/2014
People news for September 2014 - 27/08/2014

Training
03/02/2015

Training trouble

As the government looks to improve apprenticeships by forcing funding to ...
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03/02/2015

Self regulation

In comparison with HGVs, van operators get off lightly when it comes to ...
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DVSA and irtec - 06/01/2015
Shifting gear - 04/12/2014
Safe Pass - 04/12/2014
Gearing up - 05/11/2014
What’s your score? - 05/11/2014

Vehicle
03/02/2015

How will transport react

As Brent crude dips below $50 per barrel and the price of diesel at the ...
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03/02/2015

Keep the noise down

Last year’s Quiet Cities conference revealed plenty of sound arguments ...
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Cool solutions - 03/02/2015
Past, present and future - 03/02/2015
Glitz or grit - 03/02/2015
Brick and block - 03/02/2015
Self regulation - 03/02/2015

Vehicle Parts
03/02/2015

Independent revolution

Tucked away beneath expensively designed bodies that define vehicles’ form ...
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03/02/2015

Glitz or grit

Far from being detached from the reality of everyday vehicles, motorsport ...
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Pressure group - 03/02/2015
Cutting carbon emissions - 04/12/2014
Shifting gear - 04/12/2014
The extra mile - 04/12/2014
Gearing up - 05/11/2014

Workshop
04/12/2014

Shifting gear

In this second of our two-part series on automated manual transmissions, ...
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04/12/2014

Construction and use

With N2 and N3 trucks coming into scope of Whole Vehicle Type Approval ...
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Gearing up - 05/11/2014
Blues and twos - 05/11/2014
Are you ready? - 05/11/2014
In or out? - 05/11/2014
Euro Bus Expo 14 - 03/10/2014

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