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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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25/06/2018

MLG Transport branches out with first Volvo truck

Elgin-based haulier MLG Transport has taken delivery of a Volvo FH-500 tractor, its first Volvo vehicle, for use on its timber transport operation.
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25/06/2018

Renault adds truck rally driving to TrucksSimulator app

Renault Trucks has added a cross-country rally function to its free TrucksSimulator app, enabling players to experience a ‘rally raid’ at the wheel of a Renault K520 – the truck driven each year in the Dakar and Silk Way rallies.
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25/06/2018

Hybrid HGV switches to electric power in city centre

Hybrid commercial vehicles can be switched to zero-emission electric power when travelling into polluted inner cities, following a successful trial in Leeds.
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22/06/2018

Forkers cuts inefficiency with bespoke drawbar combination from Andover

Civil engineering firm Forkers has taken delivery of a bespoke plant body and drawbar combination, from Andover Trailers, to improve the efficiency of its heavy-duty drilling operations.
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22/06/2018

Waste disposal firm dumps paper systems for new solution

Telford-based Cartwrights Waste Disposal Services has rolled out new software to give it live monitoring of vehicles.
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22/06/2018

Government funds three-year road casualty investigation project

The government has announced a new three-year road safety project, with investigation teams launched to analyse the cause of road collisions.
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21/06/2018

People news, June 2018

Mercedes-Benz Vans has celebrated the achievements of the young men and women who will be leading the drive to keep tomorrow’s vans and trucks out on the road and earning.
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21/06/2018

Truckfile ‘tremendous’ for Staples Vegetables’ Earned Recognition status

Staples Vegetables has paid tribute to IT provider Truckfile for the role it played in it being the first haulier to participate in the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme.
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21/06/2018

Freshlinc hooks up with Schmitz Cargobull for 60 reefers

Freshlinc has taken delivery of 60 Schmitz Cargobull multi-temperature refrigerated trailers, citing durability and cost efficiency as reasons for the deal.
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21/06/2018

Trojan lands Welsh emergency services contract

Three Welsh fire services have signed with Trojan Garage Equipment Services for inspection, calibration, maintenance and repair of workshop tools and equipment.
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20/06/2018

Krone Coil Liners deliver versatility for Helsby and Longden

Transport and distribution operator Helsby and Longden has taken delivery of six Krone Coil Liners, as part of its strategy to grow business in the steel transport sector.
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20/06/2018

Slick operator: Clifford Tappin named top oil industry driver

Clifford Tappin of Lovell Fuels has been crowned driver of the year by the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).
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20/06/2018

Martin Hay takes over helm at Scania (Great Britain)

Scania (Great Britain) has announced that Martin Hay will take over as managing director from 1September, replacing Claes Jacobsson, who is returning to the truck manufacturer’s Swedish HQ.
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19/06/2018

Eminox marks 40 years in business

Emissions control company Eminox held a celebratory event last week (14 June) at its Gainsborough headquarters to mark 40 years in business.
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19/06/2018

Fuso Canter’s ‘unbeatable package’ tips it for JS Berry

Preston-based demolition and groundworks contractor JS Berry has taken delivery of its first Fuso Canter, declaring the truck quality and dealer service “an unbeatable package”.
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19/06/2018

Volvo demonstrates autonomous electric bus in Sweden

Volvo is demonstrating its new autonomous electric bus in Gothenburg, Sweden throughout the Volvo Ocean Race.
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18/06/2018

Volvo delivers ‘unequalled specification’ for Flemings

Removals business Flemings of Rosyth has taken delivery of two Volvo FL rigids – its first new Volvo trucks for two decades.
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18/06/2018

Clean sweep for Mercedes at GS Hughes

Aggregates business GS Hughes has taken delivery of 20 Mercedes-Benz Arocs, completing the upgrade of its 42-strong fleet to 100% Mercedes-Benz.
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18/06/2018

Optare secures first order for Metrodecker from Reading Buses

Reading Buses has ordered five Metrodecker Euro VI double-deckers from Optare – the manufacturer’s first order for the new vehicle.
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15/06/2018

Ipswich buses begins trial of biogas double-decker

Ipswich Buses has started a six-week trial of a biogas-powered bus, which it hopes will deliver up to 84% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle.
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15/06/2018

Volvo’s Tandem Axle Lift pulls in order from J Murphy & Sons

Engineering and construction firm J Murphy & Sons has taken delivery of three Volvo FH-540 13-litre Tandem Axle Lift tractor units for its HS2 contract.
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15/06/2018

Keltruck depot lifts flexibility with mobile column lifts

Scania dealer Keltruck has installed a set of wireless column mobile lifts in its Workshop branch, to provide a total lifting capacity of 30 tonnes.
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14/06/2018

CoolKit proves its worth for bakery

Lancashire-based Rink Bakery has invested in its first freezer van, a bespoke build from CoolKit, and says the decision is already proving beneficial.
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14/06/2018

Jiffy Trucks adds Isuzu Grafter to the menu

Catering vehicle maker Jiffy Trucks has added the Isuzu Grafter to its portfolio to replace the Nissan Cabstar.
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14/06/2018

First DAF trucks for Irn-Bru maker AG Barr

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has taken delivery of 16 DAF New LF curtainsiders – the first DAF trucks in the Scottish soft drinks maker’s 100-strong fleet.
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