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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
06/08/2014

Rrenewables to go mainstream

In the end, achieving change is all about money seasoned with political ...
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06/08/2014

Trailer inspection

Trailers and semi-trailers have a largely unwarranted reputation for poor ...
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Pragmatic power - 06/08/2014
Light challenge - 06/08/2014
Training our technicians - 02/07/2014
Trakker transformation - 02/07/2014
Walmart wonder wagon - 02/07/2014

Environment
06/08/2014

Rrenewables to go mainstream

In the end, achieving change is all about money seasoned with political ...
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06/08/2014

Light challenge

Choosing the best vans for your operation is about taking a structured ...
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Walmart wonder wagon - 02/07/2014
Power surge - 02/07/2014
IRTE Conference 2014 - 04/06/2014
Not so niche - 04/06/2014
Air to the throne - 04/06/2014

Fleet Management
06/08/2014

Rrenewables to go mainstream

In the end, achieving change is all about money seasoned with political ...
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02/07/2014

On the right tach

Transport managers and drivers need to know their responsibilities ...
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IRTE Conference 2014 - 04/06/2014
Helping hands - 04/06/2014
Service with a smile - 04/06/2014
Lane discipline - 04/06/2014
Air to the throne - 04/06/2014

Health & Safety
06/08/2014

Trailer inspection

Trailers and semi-trailers have a largely unwarranted reputation for poor ...
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06/08/2014

Lighten that load

Tail-lift manufacturers are working hard to cut the weight of their ...
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Case review - 06/08/2014
Cracking performance? - 02/07/2014
Rubber and fuel - 04/06/2014
Driving business - 28/04/2014
Spotlight on stability - 28/04/2014

Legislation and Compliance
06/08/2014

Rrenewables to go mainstream

In the end, achieving change is all about money seasoned with political ...
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06/08/2014

Trailer inspection

Trailers and semi-trailers have a largely unwarranted reputation for poor ...
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Training our technicians - 02/07/2014
On the right tach - 02/07/2014
IRTE Conference 2014 - 04/06/2014
Helping hands - 04/06/2014
Lane discipline - 04/06/2014

On-Vehicle Equipment
06/08/2014

Lighten that load

Tail-lift manufacturers are working hard to cut the weight of their ...
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02/07/2014

On the right tach

Transport managers and drivers need to know their responsibilities ...
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Air to the throne - 04/06/2014
Tipping point - 03/04/2014
Cold starts - 04/03/2014
Load luggers - 06/01/2014
Combination lock - 06/01/2014

People
06/08/2014

People news for August

Des Evans, formerly chief executive of MAN Truck & Bus UK, has stepped ...
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09/07/2014

People news for July 2014

Ian Jones, a director of Backhouse Jones and a leading transport lawyer, ...
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People news June 2014 - 02/06/2014
People news May 2014 - 28/04/2014
People news April 2014 - 02/04/2014
People news March 2014 - 05/03/2014
People news February 2014 - 03/02/2014

Training
06/08/2014

Roll of honour

60 technicians from 10 bus operators took part in the IRTE Skills ...
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06/08/2014

Trailer inspection

Trailers and semi-trailers have a largely unwarranted reputation for poor ...
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Training our technicians - 02/07/2014
Service with a smile - 04/06/2014
Smooth operator - 28/04/2014
Got what it takes? - 03/04/2014
Front line maintenance - 04/03/2014

Vehicle
06/08/2014

Roll of honour

60 technicians from 10 bus operators took part in the IRTE Skills ...
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06/08/2014

Trailer inspection

Trailers and semi-trailers have a largely unwarranted reputation for poor ...
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Spoilt for choice - 06/08/2014
Light challenge - 06/08/2014
Trakker transformation - 02/07/2014
Walmart wonder wagon - 02/07/2014
Borismaster or Saunamaster? - 02/07/2014

Vehicle Parts
06/08/2014

Pragmatic power

With its new Euro 6 D38 diesel, MAN wants to provide TGX operators with a ...
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06/08/2014

Case review

While the truck makers have been stealing the limelight with Euro 6 ...
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Turbo retarder - 02/07/2014
Fighting friction - 02/07/2014
Euro 6 vehicle electronics - 04/06/2014
Not so niche - 04/06/2014
Air to the throne - 04/06/2014

Workshop
06/08/2014

Efficiency equation

Modern workshop management systems promise to transform workshop ...
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04/06/2014

Euro 6 vehicle electronics

The arrival of Euro 6 has resulted in changes to heavy truck electronic ...
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Tools of the trade - 04/06/2014
Workshop worries - 03/04/2014
Health check - 03/04/2014
Good as new - 04/02/2014
Faster, better, cleaner - 05/12/2013

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