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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
28/08/2014

When times change

So there's good news and bad news. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards ...
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28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
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Reality check - 28/08/2014
Cinderella comes to the ball - 28/08/2014
Reaching the parts - 28/08/2014
Brake in power - 28/08/2014
Weighing up the odds - 28/08/2014

Environment
28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
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06/08/2014

Rrenewables to go mainstream

In the end, achieving change is all about money seasoned with political ...
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Light challenge - 06/08/2014
Walmart wonder wagon - 02/07/2014
Power surge - 02/07/2014
IRTE Conference 2014 - 04/06/2014
Not so niche - 04/06/2014

Fleet Management
28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
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28/08/2014

Do you feel lucky?

Tachograph fraud remains alive and kicking in the UK, but DVSA, the police ...
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Enforcement order - 28/08/2014
Rrenewables to go mainstream - 06/08/2014
On the right tach - 02/07/2014
IRTE Conference 2014 - 04/06/2014
Helping hands - 04/06/2014

Health & Safety
28/08/2014

When times change

So there's good news and bad news. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards ...
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28/08/2014

Enforcement order

Although already tightly regulated, drivers and operators are finding ...
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Weighing up the odds - 28/08/2014
Trailer inspection - 06/08/2014
Lighten that load - 06/08/2014
Case review - 06/08/2014
Cracking performance? - 02/07/2014

Legislation and Compliance
28/08/2014

When times change

So there's good news and bad news. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards ...
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28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
» Read More

Do you feel lucky? - 28/08/2014
Enforcement order - 28/08/2014
Weighing up the odds - 28/08/2014
Rrenewables to go mainstream - 06/08/2014
Trailer inspection - 06/08/2014

On-Vehicle Equipment
28/08/2014

Do you feel lucky?

Tachograph fraud remains alive and kicking in the UK, but DVSA, the police ...
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28/08/2014

Weighing up the odds

Inadvertent overloading is a perennial worry. Steve Banner talks to ...
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Lighten that load - 06/08/2014
On the right tach - 02/07/2014
Air to the throne - 04/06/2014
Tipping point - 03/04/2014
Cold starts - 04/03/2014

People
28/08/2014

People news for September 2014

Simon Elliott has been appointed the new managing director of MAN Truck & ...
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06/08/2014

People news for August

Des Evans, formerly chief executive of MAN Truck & Bus UK, has stepped ...
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People news for July 2014 - 09/07/2014
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

Training
28/08/2014

When times change

So there's good news and bad news. The DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards ...
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28/08/2014

Early diagnosis

Troubleshooting electrical and electronic problems on commercial vehicles ...
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Enforcement order - 28/08/2014
Roll of honour - 06/08/2014
Trailer inspection - 06/08/2014
Training our technicians - 02/07/2014
Service with a smile - 04/06/2014

Vehicle
28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
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28/08/2014

Reality check

Vehicle engineering concepts that explore the edge are always interesting. ...
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Brake in power - 28/08/2014
Roll of honour - 06/08/2014
Trailer inspection - 06/08/2014
Spoilt for choice - 06/08/2014
Light challenge - 06/08/2014

Vehicle Parts
28/08/2014

Alternative fuels

Despite the lack of proven Euro 6 dual-fuel engine conversions to date, ...
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28/08/2014

Reality check

Vehicle engineering concepts that explore the edge are always interesting. ...
» Read More

Cinderella comes to the ball - 28/08/2014
Reaching the parts - 28/08/2014
Brake in power - 28/08/2014
Weighing up the odds - 28/08/2014
Pragmatic power - 06/08/2014

Workshop
28/08/2014

Early diagnosis

Troubleshooting electrical and electronic problems on commercial vehicles ...
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28/08/2014

Reaching the parts

Lubricant specifications are about to witness some fundamental changes, ...
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Efficiency equation - 06/08/2014
Euro 6 vehicle electronics - 04/06/2014
Tools of the trade - 04/06/2014
Workshop worries - 03/04/2014
Health check - 03/04/2014

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