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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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28/01/2020

Tool hire company halves fleet risk with Lytx telematics

Tool and plant hire business Brandon Hire Station is reporting significant fleet safety improvements in its first year of using video telematics and analytics solutions from Lytx, with overall risk more than halved.
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28/01/2020

‘Compelling’ case for switch to electric RCVs – report

New research from environmental consultancy Eunomia says there is now a “compelling” case for councils to switch from diesel-powered refuse collection vehicles to electric trucks.
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28/01/2020

Time for change: brake fluid checks

ZF Aftermarket is reminding workshops that brake fluid should be changed every year to ensure optimal performance of the braking system.
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27/01/2020

Driver eyesight: operators reminded about duty of care

Fleet management organisation Fleet Operations is urging operators to ensure that drivers have regular eyesight tests, following the release of official figures showing thousands of drivers lose their licence each year in the UK due to ...
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27/01/2020

School achieves top marks with ‘UK-first’ coach

Taunton School has taken delivery of the UK’s first 57-seater Scania Interlink coach, supplied on contract hire from Falcon Vehicle Solutions.
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27/01/2020

Go-Ahead to deploy more air-filtering buses across the UK

Bus operator Go-Ahead Group is rolling out its ‘air-filtering bus’ (AFB) nationwide, following a trial in Southampton that “exceeded all expectations”.
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24/01/2020

Renault wins first slice of the Warburtons fleet

Bakery business Warburtons has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, adding three Range T430 4x2 tractors to its 900-strong fleet.
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24/01/2020

Haulier relies on Scania with six new 44-tonners

Norfolk-based haulier Ge-Be Transport has expanded its fleet with six new Scania 44-tonne tractors, citing product reliability and dealer support for its choice.
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24/01/2020

Bevan charges into electric market with Nissan e-NV200

West Midlands-based Bevan Group has signed a deal with conversion specialist Voltia, of Slovakia, to assemble and market the zero-emission Nissan e-NV200 van.
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23/01/2020

Bridgestone helps prisoners to unlock their potential

Bridgestone has embarked on a project with HM Prison Featherstone to give prisoners the opportunity to acquire commercial tyre training qualifications.
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23/01/2020

Noone Transport picks Cool Liners for security and flexibility

Noone Transport has taken delivery of 10 more Cool Liners from Krone, joining existing double-deck and standard Cool Liners already in operation in its 70-strong mixed trailer fleet.
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23/01/2020

Ryder supplies 78 Sprinter vans for Costa Coffee contract

Logistics business Kuehne + Nagel has taken delivery of 78 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter refrigerated vans for use on its contract with Costa Coffee.
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22/01/2020

Sensible sensors: Brigade welcomes Direct Vision amendment

Brigade Electronics has welcomed a change to London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requirements to prevent “false positive” alerts when vehicles are turning left.
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22/01/2020

VWS weighs in with offer for Red Forge customers

Vehicle Weighing Solutions says it is offering assistance to customers of Redditch-based Red Forge, which ceased trading on 11 December.
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22/01/2020

CRS builds future-proof fleet with Isuzu Grafter tippers

Somerset-based CRS Building Supplies has taken delivery of seven Isuzu Grafter tipper trucks, as part of a £1.2m fleet investment programme covering delivery trucks and materials handling equipment.
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21/01/2020

Totalkare raises its game with £750,000 investment

Vehicle lifting equipment business Totalkare has announced that it is investing £750,000 in new premises and an ERP solution, as part of its plan to increase sales by 25%, following a record 2019.
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21/01/2020

Orbcomm adds working time analysis functionality to FleetManager

Telematics provider Orbcomm has launched a new workspace within its FleetManager platform to provide working time analysis and multilingual documents to manage international drivers.
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21/01/2020

Norwegian wholesaler trials Scania hydrogen-powered electric trucks

Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO is trialling four electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells in a pilot venture with Scania.
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20/01/2020

New look for Blackheath Products with rebranded livery

Halesowen-based Blackheath Products has upgraded its fleet of DAF rigids with new livery applied by Graphics Depot.
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20/01/2020

Hyundai and Kia invest 100m euros in UK electric van business

Hyundai and sister company Kia Motors have announced a €100 million investment in a partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle business.
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20/01/2020

York awards £1.6m to bus operators ahead of clean air zone launch

City of York Council has awarded £1.6 million in funding to five bus operators to enable them to retrofit their vehicles to the Euro VI standard, ahead of the introduction of a city centre clean air zone (CAZ) at the end of this month.
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17/01/2020

Mercedes-Benz Atego shows its mettle for Specialized Fabrications

Gosport-based Specialized Fabrications has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Atego truck, citing build quality and safety features as key reasons for its decision.
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17/01/2020

Heavy haulage firm drives digital transformation with Teletrac Navman

Specialist haulage business Chris Wright is making its first move into digital fleet management with Teletrac Navman’s Director platform.
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17/01/2020

Henderson Group increases Renault share of fleet with 29 additions

Northern Ireland-based The Henderson Group has taken delivery of 15 Renault Range T460 and 14 Range D18 vehicles, citing vehicle quality and “exceptional” driver acceptance as reasons for the deal.
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16/01/2020

Prohire delivers sweet solution for Abbey Logistics

Bulk tanker operator Abbey Logistics Group has taken delivery of 11 DAF tractors from Prohire for use on its contract with British Sugar.
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