News

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.

Page 1 of 420 2 3 4 5 »»
26/11/2020

IVECO shows off right-hand drive S-WAY tractor

At a digital event held at IVECO UK’s headquarters in Basildon, Essex hosted by Cara Roberts and motor-racing driver Steve Parrish, IVECO introduced right-hand drive variants of its new IVECO S-WAY heavy truck to the UK.
» Read More



26/11/2020

Home delivery success spurs 260-unit Renault order from BJS

Delivery business BJS Home Delivery has added 260 new Renault trucks and LCVs to its fleet.
» Read More



25/11/2020

Lockdown demand heats up for frozen treats, boosting sales of specialist ...

Bodybuilder Whitby Morrison, which specialises in customised ice cream vans, has ordered 55 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.
» Read More



25/11/2020

B&M switches to straight-frame double deck semi-trailer design

Variety retailer B&M has taken delivery of 21 Tiger trailers to further strengthen its sizeable fleet, warehouse and store portfolios as an essential business that has remained open during both UK lockdowns.
» Read More



24/11/2020

H Parkinson Haulage upgrades IVECO gas-powered fleet

Preston-based H Parkinson Haulage (HPH) has taken delivery of seven 460hp IVECO Stralis NP AS440S46T/P CNG 4x2 tractor units after successfully running seven of the Stralis NP 400 4x2s for 30 months, with each truck having covered ...
» Read More



24/11/2020

Cappagh takes first 40 units of revised Loadmaster body design

Thompsons has introduced a major upgrade to its heavy duty Loadmaster tipper body. From now on, this double-skinned design is being built without front cornerposts. And the first 40 such examples are going to London-based Cappagh.
» Read More



23/11/2020

Three-year, £32m LEFT programme to cut freight emissions published

The Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trials (LEFT) was a £20 million government-funded programme (2017-2020) to cut emissions and improve air quality by focusing on emissions-busting technologies for trucks and vans.
» Read More



23/11/2020

Totalkare buries mobile brake tester for D E Talbot

Worcestershire-based D E Talbot Transport is set for increased productivity following an investment in bespoke brake testing equipment from Totalkare.
» Read More



20/11/2020

Scania’s Sweden battery factory plans will support new full-electric and hybrid ...

Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has announced plans to build a battery assembly plant and laboratory to support the range of electric trucks that it will manufacture in the coming years.
» Read More



20/11/2020

Hills and NRG Fleet Services collaborate on co-located workshop

NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions have opened up a workshop and servicing facility in Calne, Wiltshire.
» Read More



19/11/2020

Isuzu Velocity road repair trucks open up new avenues for innovative pothole ...

Isuzu Truck UK has supplied two new 11-tonne Isuzu rigid trucks to road repair specialists Velocity, who needed a solution to help them tackle potholes and defects on the most constricted parts of the UK’s road network.
» Read More



18/11/2020

Commercial Vehicle Show returns to the NEC in June

The UK’s largest and most important road transport event announces new dates for 2021.
» Read More



18/11/2020

Trans Haul takes eight – full-service tractor deal with Asset Alliance

Asset Alliance Group has won a deal to supply eight new DAF XF530 tractor units to Trans Haul.
» Read More



17/11/2020

Scania supplies coaches to Wren Kitchens for staff transport

Wren Kitchens, the UK’s number one kitchen retailer that designs, manufactures and delivers 2,000 kitchens every single week, is reducing its carbon footprint with the introduction of sustainable employee-transport.
» Read More



16/11/2020

Two public consultations launched on allowing longer (and heavier) semi-trailers

Longer goods vehicles that increase productivity and reduce haulier emission levels could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as the government has launched a consultation into their future.
» Read More



16/11/2020

St John Ambulance rolls out first purpose-built logistics vehicles

St John Ambulance is preparing to deploy a new fleet of eight specially-designed logistics vehicles that will be used initially to provide front-line support to the NHS and local communities.
» Read More



13/11/2020

Front-end loading RCV fitted with bin weighing system

The first Remondis UK FEL (front end loader) waste collection vehicle fitted with c-trace’s dynamic weighing system has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster.
» Read More



13/11/2020

Slam transport orders 10 4x2 tractors from Volvo

Volvo Trucks has secured a conquest deal with Slam Transport for 10 FH with I-Save 4x2 tractor units, becoming the first Volvos in the customer’s 225-strong fleet for more than six years.
» Read More



12/11/2020

DAF 6x2 tanker drives renewable fuel agenda of New Era Fuels

South-east England fuel distributor New Era Fuels in Harlow has taken delivery of its latest DAF CF tanker, as the company ramps-up its ‘go-green’ message with the supply of Green D+ HVO (enhanced hydro-treated vegetable oil) – a renewable ...
» Read More



12/11/2020

Full-service tyre contract for Farrall’s

Farrall’s Group is moving its entire fleet of 65 trucks and 100 trailers onto a Michelin tyre policy. The decision follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres, which demonstrated the sustainability advantages ...
» Read More



11/11/2020

Mellor extends Orion to make 27-passenger bus

Based on Mellor’s Orion product, the new uprated 5.5-tonne Orion Evolution features a 180bhp Euro VI diesel engine, ZF 9-speed automatic transmission and 10-year structural warranty for a base price of £90,000.
» Read More



11/11/2020

Scottish haulier takes its first refrigerated double-deck

Bute, Scotland-based haulier, John Mackirdy, has taken delivery of the company’s first ever double-deck semi-trailer.
» Read More



10/11/2020

Haydock’s Preston Scania workshop reborn after £2.7m refit

Haydock Commercial Vehicles Limited, the Scania dealer for the Preston-Liverpool-Warrington triangle, Chester and north Wales, has invested in £2.7m in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art service centre on land adjacent to its existing ...
» Read More



10/11/2020

Rivus to provide UK-wide support for CPL access equipment

Rivus Fleet Solutions (formerly BT Fleet) and CPL (Cumberland Platforms Limited) have set up a new partnership to provide a service infrastructure network for owners of CPL’s cherry-picker equipment.
» Read More



09/11/2020

Crane trailer offers big bag deliveries without the lorry

A partnership between Hiab and Nugent Trailer has seen mushroom grower Connetts Farm benefit from a new electric-powered crane installed on a trailer with solar-charging ability.
» Read More

Page 1 of 420 2 3 4 5 »»
Editors Choice
Nick Jones speaks at event
Nick Jones was appointed as the first full-time traffic commissioner for Wales in ...


Brakes halves NOx emissions
Foodservice business Brakes is reporting a 47% reduction in NOx emissions since ...


Bruce McGill named new SOE CEO
The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), the parent group of the IRTE which ...