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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
03/04/2014

Sustainable road transport?

As we go to press, the transport industry's verdict on last month's budget ...
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03/04/2014

CV Show preview

As the transport industry continues to recover post-recession, John ...
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Under starter’s orders - 03/04/2014
Long is beautiful? - 03/04/2014
Gas charge? - 06/03/2014
Gas-fuelled transformation - 04/03/2014
Inside braking systems - 04/03/2014

Environment
03/04/2014

Sustainable road transport?

As we go to press, the transport industry's verdict on last month's budget ...
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06/03/2014

Gas charge?

Dual-fuel and gas trucks are set for exponential growth as the LNG/CNG ...
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Gas-fuelled transformation - 04/03/2014
Diesel electric - 04/02/2014
Green red buses - 04/02/2014
Dual-fuel and gas trucks - 06/01/2014
Cooking on gas - 05/12/2013

Fleet Management
03/04/2014

Sustainable road transport?

As we go to press, the transport industry's verdict on last month's budget ...
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06/03/2014

Gas charge?

Dual-fuel and gas trucks are set for exponential growth as the LNG/CNG ...
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Gas-fuelled transformation - 04/03/2014
Information overload - 04/03/2014
Front line maintenance - 04/03/2014
Good as new - 04/02/2014
Dual-fuel and gas trucks - 06/01/2014

Health & Safety
03/04/2014

CV Show preview

As the transport industry continues to recover post-recession, John ...
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03/04/2014

Tyres maintenance

Tyre technicians need more knowledge than many realise. Brian Tinham talks ...
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Workshop worries - 03/04/2014
Safer passage - 04/03/2014
Spice of life - 06/01/2014
Case to answer - 06/01/2014
Max factor - 07/11/2013

Legislation and Compliance
03/04/2014

Sustainable road transport?

As we go to press, the transport industry's verdict on last month's budget ...
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03/04/2014

Workshop worries

Accidents in the workshop are mostly avoidable, if appropriate steps are ...
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Gas charge? - 06/03/2014
Gas-fuelled transformation - 04/03/2014
Safer passage - 04/03/2014
Front line maintenance - 04/03/2014
Losing their heads - 04/02/2014

On-Vehicle Equipment
03/04/2014

Tipping point

Nowhere is weight contested as fiercely as in the tipper market, where ...
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04/03/2014

Cold starts

Operators' demands of refrigerated vehicles are simple: fitness for ...
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Load luggers - 06/01/2014
Combination lock - 06/01/2014
Renault: a new construct - 05/12/2013
In from the cold - 07/11/2013
Too much, too late? - 03/10/2013

People
02/04/2014

People news April 2014

Former Iveco boss Chris Thornycroft-Smith has been appointed non-executive ...
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05/03/2014

People news March 2014

FTA (Freight Transport Association) has elected Dave Rowlands, technical ...
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People news February 2014 - 03/02/2014
People news January 2014 - 06/01/2014
People December 2013 update - 04/12/2013
People update October 2013 - 04/10/2013
People update September 2013 - 04/09/2013

Training
03/04/2014

Got what it takes?

With reports of eightfold improvements in first-time MOT pass rates, 66% ...
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04/03/2014

Front line maintenance

Driver management is key for fleet engineers, transport managers and ...
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Losing their heads - 04/02/2014
Funding for engineering - 05/12/2013
Rollover lottery - 05/12/2013
A professional industry needs - 07/11/2013
It’s your ‘O’ licence - 07/11/2013

Vehicle
03/04/2014

CV Show preview

As the transport industry continues to recover post-recession, John ...
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03/04/2014

Tipping point

Nowhere is weight contested as fiercely as in the tipper market, where ...
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Long is beautiful? - 03/04/2014
Heavy handed - 06/03/2014
Counting the kilos - 04/03/2014
Freightliner fever? - 04/02/2014
Could do much better - 04/02/2014

Vehicle Parts
03/04/2014

CV Show preview

As the transport industry continues to recover post-recession, John ...
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03/04/2014

Tyres maintenance

Tyre technicians need more knowledge than many realise. Brian Tinham talks ...
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Under starter’s orders - 03/04/2014
Gas-fuelled transformation - 04/03/2014
Inside braking systems - 04/03/2014
Safer passage - 04/03/2014
Braking with tradition - 04/02/2014

Workshop
03/04/2014

Workshop worries

Accidents in the workshop are mostly avoidable, if appropriate steps are ...
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03/04/2014

Health check

Just as you would expect specialists, not GPs, to diagnose rare ...
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Good as new - 04/02/2014
Faster, better, cleaner - 05/12/2013
Uplifting experience - 03/10/2013
Counting the cost - 09/09/2013
Beating the drop zone - 09/09/2013

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