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20/08/2018

Redcorn powers up with Mercedes Antos

End-of-life vehicle business Redcorn has expanded its fleet with two 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos and has a further two on order.
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20/08/2018

Amey up front with first Mercedes-Benz front loader

Amey has taken delivery of its first front end loading (FEL) waste collection vehicle, part of a £12 million fleet upgrade.
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20/08/2018

First Renault truck for Glenvale Waste is ‘the full package’

Armagh-based Glenvale Waste has put its first Renault truck into service, a Range C480 6x2 with Vallely Jetvac waste tanker, citing local dealer support as key to its choice.
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17/08/2018

JMC Scotland lifts versatility with Cartwright machine carrier

Powered access platform provider JMC Scotland has taken delivery of its first trailer from Cartwright, a bespoke machine carrier to transport a range of plant equipment, telehandlers and machinery across the UK.
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17/08/2018

LSS Waste Management relies on ‘first class’ Scania

Leeds-based LSS Waste Management is expanding its fleet with the arrival of 14 Scania XT vehicles over the next month.
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17/08/2018

Durham Render Centre sticks with Fuso Canter

Durham Render Centre has replaced a six-year-old Fuso Canter with another of the same model, citing the vehicle’s impressive payload and manoeuvrability as reasons for sticking with the marque.
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16/08/2018

MC Truck & Bus team celebrates at Volvo world final

A team of technicians from the Thurrock dealership of MC Truck & Bus has come sixth at Volvo’s VISTA global final in Brazil.
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16/08/2018

Imperial Engineering adds Bosch parts to portfolio

Parts distributor Imperial Engineering is now offering Bosch components for the bus and coach sector, after its appointment as a wholesaler for the OEM.
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16/08/2018

Robert Summers Transport looks forward to arrival of Actros1

Robert Summers Transport is looking forward to taking delivery of one of the 100 limited edition Mercedes-Benz Actros1 trucks – the tractor goes into service on 1 September, but was on show earlier this month at Truckfest Scotland.
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15/08/2018

Unipart Group chooses Microlise for ‘excellent fit’

Manufacturing, consultancy and logistics business Unipart Group has brought its fleet management back in house and has selected Microlise technology to manage the operation.
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15/08/2018

First new Volvo FH tanker for RTS Contractors

Waste management and drainage business RTS Contractors has taken delivery of a Volvo FH13 8x4 rigid tanker – the first new vehicle to join its all-Volvo fleet.
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15/08/2018

Kinesis telematics delivers for Yorkshire courier firm

Yorkshire-based operator Dave Kirby Couriers has implemented vehicle tracking and telematics software from Kinesis, citing functionality and value for money.
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14/08/2018

Readypower Rail on track with heavy haulage Volvos

Readypower Rail Services has taken delivery of seven heavy haulage Volvo tractor units, plated at 65 or 80 tonnes gvw.
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14/08/2018

Operator sold on smooth ride of Daily midicoaches

London-based Westbus has taken delivery of two IVECO Daily Hi-Matic Euro 6 luxury midicoaches, after a demonstrator proved the vehicle’s ride quality.
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14/08/2018

Krispy Kreme sweet on new Sprinter

Doughnut business Krispy Kreme has taken delivery of one of the first chassis cabs in the new Sprinter range, adding to its 60-strong fleet of 3.5, 5 and 5.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
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13/08/2018

CSG celebrates driver apprentice success

Waste management business CSG is reporting HGV driver apprentice success at its Aylesford, Kent site.
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13/08/2018

Volvo FH ‘comes up trumps’ for LTS Global Solutions

LTS Global Solutions has taken delivery of two Volvo FH13-500 tractors, chosen after an extensive multi-marque trial in which Volvo “came up trumps”.
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13/08/2018

Renault gives the lowdown on new 6t Master

Renault Trucks is offering a Master 6-tonne rigid 6x2 low deck chassis cab, which it describes as a “game changer” and says will rival the traditional 4x2 7.5-tonner for urban operations.
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10/08/2018

BPW launches QR code for parts ordering

BPW is expanding its digitalisation strategy with QR codes to make it easier for workshops to identify and order spare parts.
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10/08/2018

Eddie Stobart on track with bridge strikes campaign

Eddie Stobart is backing a Network Rail campaign to stop HGV drivers from hitting low bridges.
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10/08/2018

Yearsley Logistics says Mercedes Actros wins on whole-life cost

Yearsley Logistics has taken delivery of its latest order of 20 Mercedes-Benz Actros, with the marque now accounting for almost all of the operator’s 200-strong tractor fleet.
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09/08/2018

A breath of fresh air: traffic commissioner speaks at IRTE conference

Nick Jones was appointed as the first full-time traffic commissioner for Wales in 2016, after previously combining that role with the same responsibility in the West Midlands. A funding deal cast between England’s Department for Transport ...
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09/08/2018

Vanarama offers CoolKit-converted refrigerated vans

Vehicle leasing business Vanarama is now offering refrigerated vehicles converted by CoolKit, saying the vans will deliver an affordable option for any small business or start-up.
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09/08/2018

Rentool returns to Andover for bespoke plant body

Plant hire business Rentool has taken delivery of its latest bespoke-built Andover Trailers plant body, citing build quality and longevity as reasons for returning to the brand.
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09/08/2018

Budapest beckons for Ryder technician

Ryder technician Kieran Leyland will be representing the UK in the heavy truck maintenance category at the EuroSkills 2018 finals, taking place in Budapest in September.
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