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Latest news from the commercial transport industry, brought to you by Transport Engineer magazine, covers transport, vehicle and workshop technologies - with engineering updates on trucks, tippers, LCVs, buses, coaches, trailers, engines, transmissions, brakes, hybrids, fuels and more - as well as equipment for technicians, maintenance, legislation, environmental issues, fleet operating costs, company and people news.

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24/04/2017

Richard Turfitt to be new senior traffic commissioner

Richard Turfitt will be the new senior traffic commissioner, taking over from Beverley Bell on 1 June 2017.
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24/04/2017

David Browning: 1943-2017

David Browning, former managing director of the Ray Smith Group, died on 13 April in Peterborough after a six-month fight against cancer.
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24/04/2017

Northside named Mercedes top truck dealer

Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire franchisee Northside Truck & Van has been named dealer of the year at the Mercedes-Benz Trucks awards.
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21/04/2017

Go Direct rewards drivers with high-spec MAN TGX

Cannock-based transport and logistics form Go Direct has taken delivery of two new MAN tractors, allocating them to two drivers as reward for their service.
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21/04/2017

Muller on Traxx for revamped trailer livery

Dairy product manufacturer Müller has revamped the livery of 96 of its trailers to promote a new Müllerlight campaign using Traxx, a quick-change frame and banner system.
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21/04/2017

Matt Lorne Transport reports fuel improvements with Krone drum brakes

East Yorkshire-based Matt Lorne Transport is reporting improved fuel performance from its Krone drum brakes, with owner Matt Lorne confirming “operational benefits through improved fuel consumption, and our drivers say the trailers handle ...
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20/04/2017

Fuel delivery firm pumps up flexibility with DAF drawbar

Commercial fuel delivery firm Mini-Tankers has taken delivery of a new DAF CF drawbar vehicle – the first of its type in the operator’s all-rigid fleet.
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20/04/2017

Stagecoach awards 314-vehicle order to ADL

Stagecoach Group has awarded a contract to Alexander Dennis (ADL) for 314 new vehicles, as part of the group’s annual competitive tender process.
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20/04/2017

Schmitz Cargobull downsizes to offer LCV bodies

Trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull has announced that it is offering bodies for light commercial vehicles for the first time – which, it says, will offer LCV fleet operators “huge potential to reduce costs”.
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19/04/2017

Tesco front of the queue to trial new refrigeration system

Tesco is trialling Carrier Transicold multi-temperature refrigeration units, which run on hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s Euro 6 engine.
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19/04/2017

New Thames Crossing ‘could be obsolete’ – RHA

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the government’s confirmation of a new Thames Crossing, but is warning that the 10-year timescale could mean there is little or no effect on traffic congestion.
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18/04/2017

De Rijke renews with Michelin for European tyre management

European transport business De Rijke has signed a deal with Michelin Solutions to manage the tyres for its fleet of 160 tractor units and 660 trailers based in The Netherlands, Belgium and UK.
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18/04/2017

Regulator disqualifies Abbeylands’ haulage director

The director of a Welsh haulage firm has been disqualified for one year after the traffic commissioner for Wales found she had manipulated the system to allow her business to continue without adhering to licence undertakings.
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18/04/2017

XPO Logistics extends deal with Renault Trucks

Global transport and distribution business XPO Logistics has signed a multi-million euro contract with Renault Trucks for a further two years.
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18/04/2017

Greene King goes for glory with DAF trucks from Ryder

Brewery Greene King has taken delivery of nine DAF CF trucks as part of a new six-year leasing deal with Ryder.
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18/04/2017

IAE breaks new boundaries with first Mercedes-Benz trucks

Steel fencing manufacturer IAE has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors – the first Mercedes vehicles to join its 20-strong fleet.
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13/04/2017

Fraikin has right ingredients for Deliserve

Fresh and frozen food wholesaler Deliserve has taken delivery of two DAF and three Mercedes-Benz vehicles, as part of a new contract hire agreement with Fraikin.
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13/04/2017

Arval and FTA to recognise van training candidates

Leasing business Arval has announced that the first successful candidates to complete its new van training course will be presented with their certificates at this month’s Commercial Vehicle Show (25-27 April; NEC, Birmingham).
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12/04/2017

Eaton and Cummins join forces for new transmissions business

Eaton and Cummins have announced plans for a joint venture to produce automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles.
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12/04/2017

Cancer charity boost from M25 repairs

Drivers are not the only beneficiaries of road repairs to the M25 – road maintenance business Connect Plus Services (CPS) has engaged Techjoint to replace manholes on the M25, with revenue from recycled manholes donated to cancer charity ...
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12/04/2017

Record sales for Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK is reporting a record start to 2017, with van registrations for the first quarter up by 18% on the same period last year.
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11/04/2017

Manfreight has the lot with Volvo limited edition truck

Chris Slowey of Manfreight is the proud owner of a limited edition Volvo FH16-750, after bidding for the vehicle at a gala dinner, held last week in Birmingham as part of Volvo UK’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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11/04/2017

Trials begin for the 2017 Optifuel Challenge

More than 2,500 drivers from 31 countries are about to test their skills in the Optifuel Challenge, a driving competition organised by Renault Trucks to promote fuel-efficient driving.
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11/04/2017

Freightliner turns training into reality with bespoke used truck

Container transport business Freightliner’s trainee drivers are having hands-on experience as part of their training, with a customised used vehicle from ATE Truck & Trailer Sales.
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10/04/2017

Samworth Brothers reports ‘staggering’ savings with Michelin

Food producer Samworth Brothers is reporting “staggering” fuel savings from its use of Michelin tyres, after trialling the brand against a competitor.
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