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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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22/01/2018

Bourneville Village Trust declares VW Transporter ‘the perfect choice’

Housing association Bourneville Village Trust has taken delivery of 36 Transporter vans, from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, for use by its service and maintenance team.
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22/01/2018

Galt Transport expands fleet with Scania S-series

Dumbarton-based haulier Galt Transport has taken delivery of two new Scania S-series trucks – the largest in the Scania range – citing build quality, fuel efficiency and dealer service.
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22/01/2018

Special edition Volvo FH tractors deliver for Chilton Bulk Transport

Chilton Bulk Transport has taken delivery of two Volvo FH tractors in the manufacturer’s 50th anniversary Aisla Edition specification, both fitted with the I-Shift Dual Clutch automated transmission and Dynamic Steering.
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19/01/2018

Council cleans up with washbay lift from Stertil Koni

East Riding of Yorkshire Council had “no hesitation” specifying Stertil Koni for a new washbay lift, after positive experience with two vehicle lifts from the manufacturer.
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19/01/2018

Cartwright Conversions achieves Ford QVM accreditation

Cartwright Conversions has been awarded Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) status for its conversions of the Ford Transit.
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19/01/2018

Haulier loses licence for operating vehicle without AdBlue

Stoke-on-Trent haulier Rapid Response Deliveries has lost its operating licence after one of its vehicles was found with a device designed to cheat emissions tests.
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18/01/2018

Fowler Welch picks dual-temperature fridge trailers from Cartwright

Ambient and chilled produce transporter Fowler Welch has ordered ten dual-temperature refrigerated trailers from Cartwright.
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18/01/2018

Brampton Skips rolls out ContiPressureCheck across fleet

Cumbria-based Brampton Skips is rolling out the ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system across its 20-strong fleet, after a successful trial on one truck.
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18/01/2018

Hardcrete sees solid benefits with Renault Range C Tridem

Ready-mixed concrete supplier Hardcrete has taken delivery of its first Renault truck, a 32-tonne Range C430 8x4 Tridem, citing dealer support and vehicle manoeuvrability as key factors in its decision.
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17/01/2018

Entry now open for Skills Challenge competition for bus and coach technicians

The eighth IRTE Skills Challenge is now accepting applications from contestants until 31 March 2018.
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17/01/2018

RK Bell rings the changes with return to Volvo

Construction and civil engineering business RK Bell Group has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH-500 tractor – its first Volvo vehicle for almost 15 years.
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17/01/2018

Schmitz Cargobull hits the right note for Brian Yeardley

Brian Yeardley Continental has taken delivery of seven additional Schmitz Cargobull Mega box and curtainsider low-ride trailers for its TRUCKINGBY live event division.
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17/01/2018

Harsh tractor kits standard spec for Walter Carefoot

Walter Carefoot & Sons (Transport) is specifying Harsh tractor kits as standard for all new trucks joining its bulk tipper fleet.
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16/01/2018

Primafrio sets the standard for expansion with 280 DAF New XFs

Spanish transport operator Primafrio has taken delivery of a further 250 DAF New XF trucks, following “excellent reliability and fuel efficiency” from its first 30 New XF vehicles.
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16/01/2018

Isotrak Group acquires Alcolock GB

Isotrak Group has announced the acquisition of Alcolock GB, supplier of breathalyser immobilisation systems to the bus, coach and wider commercial vehicle sector.
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16/01/2018

Clean sheet for Saica Paper with Bibby Distribution concept trailer

Manchester-based manufacturer Saica Paper says a concept trailer developed by Bibby Distribution and Don-Bur has eliminated all wet claims in 2017 – a feat it describes as “incredible”.
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15/01/2018

Volvo brings a breath of fresh air at ETM Recycling

Bristol-based waste management, reprocessing and skip hire firm ETM Recycling has replaced around half of its 49-strong fleet with new Volvo trucks in the last three years.
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15/01/2018

Contraflow drives Isuzu Forward backwards

The ease by which the Contraflow drivers can adjust the reversing speed of the Isuzu 7.5tonne Forward truck, matching the variable walking pace of operatives collecting traffic cones, was one of the principle considerations behind ...
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15/01/2018

Marigold is quietly confident with new chilled truck

London-based Marigold Health Foods has expanded its fleet, adding a new DAF LF 18-tonne rigid truck specified with Carrier Transicold’s Iceland engineless refrigeration system.
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15/01/2018

CoolKit reports a successful 2017

Refrigerated vehicle converter CoolKit’s revenues grew by 21% in 2017, despite a contraction in the light commercial vehicle market at large.
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15/01/2018

Allison customers report fuel savings and maintenance benefits

Allison Transmissions says two major European customers are reporting fuel savings of up to 17% and maintenance benefits by using natural gas-fuelled trucks equipped with its fully automatic transmissions.
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15/01/2018

Shortage of drivers the key challenge for 2018 – survey

The shortage of drivers is the key challenge facing the road transport sector in 2018. That’s according to Paragon Software Systems, which polled its UK customers for an annual survey.
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15/01/2018

Stagecoach Inverness trials Optare’s Metrocity EV

Bus operator Stagecoach Inverness has been trialling a Metrocity EV over the festive period and has been “extremely impressed” with the vehicle’s range and performance.
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12/01/2018

Renault trucks again competing in Dakar Rally

Two Renault K520 4x4s and a Renault CBH 385 (Sherpa) built by Czech racing truck builder MKR are competing in the truck category of the 40th anniversary Dakar 2018 rally, which runs 6-20 January in Latin America.
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12/01/2018

Upcoming changes to truck testing listed

Detailed changes to the annual MOT test of trucks coming into force on 20 May have been published by the government in draft form.
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