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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
01/04/2015

CV Show: driving industry

With spring finally upon us, and the green shoots of Britain’s recovery ...
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01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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Oil to burn - 01/04/2015
Tractor engineering - 01/04/2015
Safer trucks - 01/04/2015
Smarter engines - 01/04/2015
Get a grip - 03/03/2015

Environment
01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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01/04/2015

Oil to burn

There may be a welcome respite in diesel prices, but don’t be fooled: it ...
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Smarter engines - 01/04/2015
Carbon dating - 03/03/2015
Selling efficient space - 03/03/2015
Stiff competition - 03/03/2015
Safer lorries - 03/03/2015

Fleet Management
01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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01/04/2015

Data-driven

EU tachograph legislation is set for another overhaul, but operators ...
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Oil to burn - 01/04/2015
Safer trucks - 01/04/2015
Independently assessed - 01/04/2015
Get a grip - 03/03/2015
Carbon dating - 03/03/2015

Health & Safety
01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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01/04/2015

Fix the flaws

Repair and maintenance can be a costly business in many ways. Vehicle ...
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Safer trucks - 01/04/2015
CV Show 2015 - 03/03/2015
Safer lorries - 03/03/2015
Keep the noise down - 03/02/2015
Pressure group - 03/02/2015

Legislation and Compliance
01/04/2015

CV Show: driving industry

With spring finally upon us, and the green shoots of Britain’s recovery ...
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01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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Data-driven - 01/04/2015
Oil to burn - 01/04/2015
Safer trucks - 01/04/2015
Power to the people at the CV - 03/03/2015
Get a grip - 03/03/2015

On-Vehicle Equipment
01/04/2015

CV Show: driving industry

With spring finally upon us, and the green shoots of Britain’s recovery ...
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01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
» Read More

Data-driven - 01/04/2015
Get a grip - 03/03/2015
CV Show 2015 - 03/03/2015
Keep the noise down - 03/02/2015
Cool solutions - 03/02/2015

People
31/03/2015

People news April 2015

Mike Belk is taking over as managing director for Mercedes-Benz Trucks ...
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02/02/2015

People news March 2015

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

Training
01/04/2015

Independently assessed

The IRTE’s irtec technician licensing scheme and its Workshop ...
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03/03/2015

Get a grip

Managing hefty trucks on snow and ice requires techniques many UK fleets ...
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Training trouble - 03/02/2015
Self regulation - 03/02/2015
DVSA and irtec - 06/01/2015
Shifting gear - 04/12/2014
Safe Pass - 04/12/2014

Vehicle
01/04/2015

CV Show: driving industry

With spring finally upon us, and the green shoots of Britain’s recovery ...
» Read More



01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
» Read More

Oil to burn - 01/04/2015
Tractor engineering - 01/04/2015
Safer trucks - 01/04/2015
Smarter engines - 01/04/2015
Safe and sound - 01/04/2015

Vehicle Parts
01/04/2015

Smarter engines

Hybrid powertrains are now common in cars, and the technology is creeping ...
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03/03/2015

CV Show 2015

New names, products and services in transport – the CV Show 2015 promises ...
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Carbon dating - 03/03/2015
Stiff competition - 03/03/2015
Braking with tradition - 03/03/2015
Independent revolution - 03/02/2015
Glitz or grit - 03/02/2015

Workshop
01/04/2015

CV Show: the main event

As this year’s CV Show gets underway at the NEC, Birmingham (14—16 April ...
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01/04/2015

Fix the flaws

Repair and maintenance can be a costly business in many ways. Vehicle ...
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Choice is yours - 01/04/2015
CV Show 2015 - 03/03/2015
Shifting gear - 04/12/2014
Construction and use - 04/12/2014
Gearing up - 05/11/2014

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