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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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25/05/2022

UK first: Electra shows first zero-emission refrigerated hydrogen HGV at the CV ...

Electra Commercial Vehicles showed the first zero-emission refrigerated fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in the UK during the CV Show.
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25/05/2022

Two more Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks keep Formula One in pole position

A West Midlands-based fabricator and installer of UPVC windows, doors and conservatories has taken delivery of a couple of new Atego 7.5-tonners, bringing fleet numbers to five, all of which were supplied by Midlands Truck & Van.
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23/05/2022

First UK customer orders Irizar i6S Efficient Integral coach promising 13% fuel ...

Golden Boy Coaches of Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire is the first UK based company to place an order for a new Irizar i6S Efficient Integral, powered by DAF.
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19/05/2022

Daimler Buses launches print-it-yourself plastic parts programme

Owners of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses/touring coaches will soon be able to produce numerous spare parts quickly and cheaply at their own premises. They will need a certified 3D printer, a one-off registration process, and a license for ...
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19/05/2022

Hyva launches loaders

Hyva is showing a new and a modified hookloader at the IFAT trade show in Munich.
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18/05/2022

Potent Mercedes-Benz Arocs tipper rises to the occasion for DA Commercials

Devon’s DA Commercials is already saving time and hopes also to cut its fuel bill after specifying its latest Mercedes-Benz multi-wheeler with a 523bhp engine. Supplied by dedicated Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer City West Commercials, the ...
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18/05/2022

Prometeon launches new Serie 02 tyre range

A new Pirelli-branded range of commercial vehicle tyres from Prometeon Tyre Group has begun final user testing.
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17/05/2022

Goodyear launches evaluation pilot of connected tyre service

Goodyear's SightLine suite of tyre intelligence technologies encompass connected solutions that can, through the use of real-time data and the deep understanding of tyre dynamics, help identify and address issues before they become ...
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17/05/2022

Switch Mobility to supply 12 Metrocity Electric Buses to Tower Transit

Switch Mobility, formerly Optare, will supply a fleet of 12 Metrocity E-Buses to Tower Transit.
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16/05/2022

MAN and ABB E-mobility rev up for the next phase of electromobility in ...

MAN has carried out the first public demonstration of a near-series prototype battery-electric 4x2 tractor in Berlin.
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16/05/2022

James Hall & Co. Ltd greens transport refrigeration

James Hall & Co. Ltd, the primary wholesaler to SPAR retailers in the North of England, among other operations, has added three new greener Volvo tractor units to its fleet. The new Volvo Euro VI tractor units are the first equipped with ...
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13/05/2022

Government confirms fossil-fuel phase out

On 12 May the government reaffirmed its plans for a diesel truck phase out starting in 2035 for vehicles under 26t gvw, and has announced large-scale trials for zero-emission vehicles.
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13/05/2022

Large-scale zero-emission truck trial in planning

More than £200 million of government funding will be injected into an extensive zero emission road freight demonstrator programme.
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12/05/2022

2022 ACEA heavy-duty engine oil sequences published

A 2022 edition of the ACEA Oil Sequences for Heavy-Duty Engines has been published. The new sequences address engine developments that are driven by a combination of regulatory and performance needs, complemented by necessary test ...
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12/05/2022

Volvo wins DHL order for electric vehicles

Volvo Trucks and Deutsche Post DHL Group have signed a cooperation agreement to accelerate the shift to zero-exhaust emission vehicles. DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new ...
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10/05/2022

MAHA fits ATF lane at Renault Truck Commercials’ new Felixstowe site

In March, Renault Truck Commercials officially launched a new authorised test facility (ATF) in Felixstowe.
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09/05/2022

Hendy wins IVECO dealer award

Hendy Group’s heavy truck division is celebrating success after being named the number one IVECO Truck Station in the UK.
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09/05/2022

Extended van lifecycles sees 17% increase in SMR spend

With lack of vehicle availability impacting commercial vehicle replacement cycles, service, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs are rising in line with increased maintenance requirements, according to ATS Euromaster.
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09/05/2022

Truck to Track: How ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect is supporting Extreme E ...

Commercial fleets worldwide have long enjoyed the benefits afforded by Continental’s Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), ContiPressureCheck, and its digital management platform, ContiConnect. Their ability to help operators improve ...
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06/05/2022

SmartWitness launches upgradeable dashcam

SmartWitness has launched a modular road-facing/driver-facing dashcam for fleets. The camera can be purchased as a road-facing solution with or without driver-facing functionality. Later if needed, the 2.5cm x 2.5cm snap-on driver-facing ...
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06/05/2022

Isuzu Grafter finds extra work for itself at HMT

Northwest warehouse and logistics business HMT Group is operating the Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne truck as a driver training vehicle to encourage non-HGV drivers to make the step up to Class I and 2 driving levels within the overall ...
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05/05/2022

Anglesey trials new electric recycling trucks

Anglesey Council is supporting the future development of electric recycling collection vehicles across the UK as it steps up its own efforts to become net zero by 2030. The Island was recently chosen to host the first trial of a new ...
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05/05/2022

Green fleet aspirations now a higher priority than safety and cost savings, ...

Sustainability and carbon reduction is now the number one business priority for almost half of UK commercial fleets (45%), according to new research from mobility solutions specialists Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions.
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04/05/2022

UK Battery Electric Truck Trial hits the road

In one of the largest and most significant deployments of zero emission trucks in the UK to date, 20 DAF LF Electric vehicles are entering service with a range of public bodies including the National Health Service (NHS) and local ...
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04/05/2022

Cummins seals deal on Jacobs Vehicle Systems acquisition

Cummins has closed on its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
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