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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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06/12/2021

BP acquires a stake in Gasrec

BP has acquired a 28.57% stake in Gasrec, the UK provider of bio-liquefied natural gas (LNG) and bio-compressed natural gas (CNG) to road transport. The company builds, owns and operates biomethane refueling stations, providing renewable ...
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06/12/2021

Isuzu strengthens its dealer coverage in the South West

Isuzu Truck UK has strengthened its dealer coverage in the South West with the addition of SMV Commercials Ltd, which has been appointed authorised repairers for the Isuzu truck range at its location in Yeovil.
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03/12/2021

DVSA eases fully-digital maintenance reporting requirement for Earned ...

Digital maintenance reporting requirements for DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme have changed. Earned recognition operators, or those seeking to join the scheme, will not need to have one single fully digital maintenance reporting system by ...
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02/12/2021

Abbey Logistics installs Freeway for fleet maintenance

Abbey Logistics is rolling out a new fleet maintenance system across its four workshop locations to help improve vehicle reliability and utilisation. Supplied by Freeway Fleet Systems, the software will be accessed by engineers and ...
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02/12/2021

JCB pothole-fixer arrives in Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has become the first authority in the UK to take delivery of a JCB PotholePro machines.
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01/12/2021

KSS Hire returns to Andover Trailers for new plant body

Essex-based plant hire company KSS Hire has taken delivery of a new 26-tonne plant body from Andover Trailers.
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01/12/2021

MV Commercial delivers in record time for Maclin Pumps

MV Commercial has supplied Bishop's Stortford-based Maclin Pumps with a DAF CF450 6x2 Jet-Vac Combination Unit within just two weeks of the order being placed. This enabled the operator to quickly respond to growing customer demand.
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30/11/2021

Mobility XL absorbs Autolift UK dealer - UPDATED

Mobility XL, the lifting solutions and vehicle access manufacturer, has teamed up with Autolift S.r.l. to provide a wider range of lifting solutions for the personal mobility, care, and general passenger transport sectors in the UK and ...
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30/11/2021

Scania offers RB885 tandem bogie with lifting axle

A truck equipped with Scania’s new RB885 tandem bogie is said to be well-suited for GTWs of up to 90t on tarmac. It also comes with several gearings to choose from and the option to order it as both liftable and disengageable.
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29/11/2021

Volvo returns To Brocklebank & Co Demolition With 12 FMX tippers

Brocklebank & Co Demolition has taken on 12 Volvo FMX 8x4 tippers, replacing a rival manufacturer’s trucks in the business's muckaway fleet.
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29/11/2021

ADL delivers eight Plaxton Elite coaches to Park’s of Hamilton

Alexander Dennis Limited has delivered eight high-specification, PSVAR-compliant Plaxton Elite coaches to Scottish operator Park’s of Hamilton.
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26/11/2021

Allison Transmission partners with Dakar Rally Winner Team de Rooy to develop ...

Allison Transmission has announced a three-year partnership agreement with Team de Rooy, multiple-winner of the world-famous Dakar Rally, to help develop electrically-powered trucks for the Dakar rally and other rally events.
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26/11/2021

Alltruck Group opts for Stertil Koni heavy duty vehicle lifts for new ...

The Alltruck Group relies upon a mix of Stertil Koni four-post and two-post heavy duty vehicle lifts to simplify a wide range of operations within its new workshop in Grangemouth.
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25/11/2021

Fuso Canters drive growth for Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse

Builders’ merchant Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse bought its first FUSO Canter in 2017, and since then has never wavered in its loyalty to the ruggedly reliable light truck. The service-led company runs a fleet of eight 3.5-tonne Canters – ...
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25/11/2021

Coach operator cuts infringements with TruTac

Skills Group, the Nottingham-based coach operator, has reduced driver infringements and improved staff working time control since switching to TruTac’s CPT accredited tachograph analysis and HR management software.
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23/11/2021

ZF provides bus data in real time

ZF Bus Connect is a new product which caters to the needs of bus fleet operators. It enables public transport or private bus operators to enhance and improve efficiency and performance of their fleets.
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23/11/2021

Ballard Power announces acquisition of Arcola Energy

Fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems has acquired Arcola Energy, a UK-based systems engineering company specializing in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and vehicle systems integration. The purchase price was up to US$40 million, ...
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22/11/2021

IVECO Daily chassis to carry Dawsongroup ‘hotbox’ conversions

Self-drive municipal and highways maintenance equipment rental business Dawsongroup Sweepers, have taken delivery of 10 IVECO Daily chassis cabs for conversion to ‘hotbox’ road repair vehicles.
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22/11/2021

Employees burned in explosion at vehicle servicing centre

A commercial vehicle servicing and repair company has been fined after two workers suffered serious burns when flammable brake cleaning fluid ignited, causing a fire.
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19/11/2021

New ADR and ‘Pet Reg’ service at Midlands Truck & Van

West Midlands-based operators of fuel tankers and other vehicles used to transport hazardous goods will soon be able to call upon Midlands Truck & Van for specialist maintenance and repair back-up.
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19/11/2021

TruckEast Norwich adds tachograph services

TruckEast Norwich has gained DVSA approval to become an approved tachograph centre.
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18/11/2021

DVSA names and shames operators by publishing drivers’ hours infraction rates

DVSA has published data on drivers’ hours offences picked up by its enforcement teams at the roadside in 2020 and 2019.
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18/11/2021

IVECO to supply 1,064 gas-powered S-WAY tractors for Amazon to support European ...

Amazon has already taken delivery of a first batch of 216 IVECO S-Way CNG (compressed natural gas) tractors to be operated by its partners in Europe. Now, another 848 units have been ordered, with deliveries to be started in the middle ...
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17/11/2021

Irizar shows ie battery-electric truck at Solutrans

The Irizar Group, known best in the UK for its range of coaches, has presented the battery-electric Irizar ie truck at the Solutrans international trade fair in Lyon, France.
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17/11/2021

Van fleet sector splitting into thirds over eLCVs, says FleetCheck

The van fleet sector appears to be splitting into thirds over eLCV adoption, FleetCheck is reporting, with 'sceptics' set to be a potential issue.
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