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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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22/02/2017

Iveco takes top honours for Daily Euro 6 range

Iveco has taken top spot in the best light truck category at the 2017 Fleet World Honours for its Daily Euro 6 light commercial vehicle range, with judges describing the line-up as “simply unequalled”.
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21/02/2017

‘World first’ electric low-floor minibus at CV Show

The world’s first fully low-floor electric minibus will be unveiled in April, when Mellor Coachcraft showcases its Orion E at the Commercial Vehicle Show (25-27 April; NEC, Birmingham).
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21/02/2017

Caravan transporter feels at home with Renault Range T High

Hanson European Caravan Transport has expanded its all-Renault fleet with a Range T440 4x2 High Cab with flat floor – ideal for its driver, Aron Dulson, who is 6’7” tall.
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21/02/2017

Conti YardReader system preview set for CV Show

Continental Tyres says it will use the upcoming CV Show (25—27 April 2017, NEC, Birmingham) to preview its Conti YardReader, designed to monitor tyre pressures automatically for all vehicles in a fleet’s yard.
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21/02/2017

The AA takes another 158 VW Transporter vans

Vehicle recovery giant The AA has ordered a further 158 VW Transporters – adding to the 500 new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles vans it took last year.
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21/02/2017

TomTom global traffic index puts UK at number two

The UK is now the second most congested country in the world behind China, with Brits in 2016 spending an average of five more days a year (6.3 days for Londoners) stuck in traffic than in the previous year.
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21/02/2017

AW Lumb: high praise for Loadmac truck-mounted forklifts

Midlands-based builders’ merchant AW Lumb added two Loadmac 825iSR UK-built truck-mounted forklifts to its lorry fleet last year, and says both are reliable and enabling full vehicle offloads from one side.
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21/02/2017

HGVs not to blame for pot-holes, says RHA

The Road Haulage Association has leapt to the defence of UK hauliers, saying they have been made the scapegoat to cover decades of underinvestment in road maintenance.
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20/02/2017

UKCM turns to Volvo Trucks for fleet updates

UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) has taken delivery of another five Volvo FH-460 6x2 tractor units as part of a programme, started in 2014, that will see the company update its entire fleet 100% Volvo fleet.
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20/02/2017

Abbey shows intent with high-spec Mercedes Actros

Top-end furniture business Abbey Upholsterers & Specialist Joinery has taken delivery of an equally top-end Mercedes-Benz Actros, declaring the vehicle a “statement of intent” for the company’s ambitious growth plans.
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20/02/2017

Ambulance Trust gets green light for hydrogen vehicles

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust will be the first UK ambulance service to adopt hydrogen vehicles, after securing grant funding from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles for two hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles.
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20/02/2017

Krone to unveil cool chassis option

Krone will be showcasing a container chassis from its Box Liner eLTU5 Plus series at next month’s Transportation Complete event in Hardenberg (21-23 March).
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20/02/2017

Teletrac Navman offers online fleet compliance checklist

Telematics specialist Teletrac Navman and fleet management consultancy Fleetcheck have together published a checklist, which it says is aimed at helping operators assess their levels of fleet compliance.
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20/02/2017

Fulda launches high-load semi-trailer tyre range

Fulda says its new 385/65R22.5 Ecotonn 2 HL high-load trailer tyre allows 10-tonne axle weights so will help truck operators wanting to maximise profits with higher payloads.
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17/02/2017

Cartwright in the limelight with Fly By Nite

Music and entertainment industry haulier Fly By Nite has ordered a further 16 tri-axle box van trailers from Cartwright, after moving to the trailer manufacturer’s products four years ago and declaring them to be “fantastic”.
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17/02/2017

Iveco boosts HGV service promise with Truck Station scheme

IVECO has launched an accreditation programme enabling dealers with heavy truck expertise to become an Iveco Truck Station.
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16/02/2017

Mercedes-Benz all electric Urban eTruck starts operator trials

Following the launch of its all-electric 25-tonne gvw Urban eTruck – the first and with a range of 200km – at last year’s IAA commercial vehicle show, in Hannover, Mercedes-Benz is now starting customer trials across Europe.
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16/02/2017

Lannutti Group signs 610-vehicle order with Iveco

Italian logistics operator Lannutti Group has signed a deal with Iveco for 610 trucks, a mix of New Stralis XP and NP tractor units.
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16/02/2017

McGill’s Buses renews with Michelin Solutions

McGill’s Buses has renewed its tyre management deal with Michelin Solutions, citing the company’s “fantastic support” as key to its decision.
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16/02/2017

Fuso Canter is cream of the crop for Greencroft

Greencroft Milk Supplies has replaced its entire fleet over the past 18 months and is now using 26 Fuso Canters to help its drive for growth outside its North East base, following a business acquisition in Cumbria.
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16/02/2017

John Jolly rides high with first Isuzu truck

Orkney-based shipbroker John Jolly has taken delivery of its first Isuzu truck, a 3.5-tonne Isuzu Grafter which is now in operation with the company’s fleet at Kirkwall harbour, providing a ship stores transfer service.
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15/02/2017

CV Show 2017 sees a return of the HGVs

Heavy trucks are returning to the CV Show this year, with the announcement that DAF, MAN and Iveco (through Guest Trucks) will be joining more than 450 exhibitors at this major industry event (25—27 April, NEC, Birmingham).
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15/02/2017

Low rider Volvo FH tridem: first for UK and first for Blackmores

Yeovil-based Blackmores Machinery Haulage has acquired its first new truck in 30 years of business, selecting a Volvo FH-500 8x2 Tridem rear-steer, 44-tonne gtw drawbar.
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15/02/2017

Multiple pallet network integration for RouteMaster system

AGM Telematics has announced that its RouteMaster Planner and Dispatch modules now come with full pallet network integration, allowing operators to coordinate work for multiple networks and non-network haulage jobs.
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15/02/2017

MAN Truck to Go is top of the class for haulage firm

Haulage firm 1st Class Transport has taken delivery of its first MAN vehicle, an MAN TGM 18.250BL LX Cab sleeper, delivered within a fortnight of the order through the manufacturer’s Trucks To Go programme.
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