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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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07/07/2020

World’s first fuel-cell heavy trucks shipped to Switzerland

Hyundai Motor Company has shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell, what it calls the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland.
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07/07/2020

L Lynch goes 14 for 40

Established 40 years ago, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage is marking its four decades in business with the purchase of 14 new Thompsons tippers, ten being conventional front-end models with the remaining four as tipper grabs.
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06/07/2020

Renault begins parts harvesting project

Renault Trucks and Indra Automobile Recycling of France are carrying out a one-year preliminary study into recycling and reusing truck parts.
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06/07/2020

Olympia Transport chooses Scania for its first new full-size coach

Heathrow-based Olympia Transport has taken delivery of a new Scania Touring executive coach.
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03/07/2020

Willmotts expands its Tiger Trailers fleet with 30 extra curtainsiders and ...

The fleet of one of the largest independent warehousing and distribution companies in the South West has been further strengthened through the addition of 30 curtainsided vehicles from long-term supplier Tiger Trailers, along with a ...
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03/07/2020

Military men Forge a new future with Actros from Ciceley Commercials

Ex-servicemen Jamie Keen and James Rose-Shaw have recruited their first truck, a striking Mercedes-Benz tractor unit, and look forward to putting nine more into action.
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02/07/2020

New Volvo FH fleet on the start line for McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing has put its new fleet of 24 Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units into service, transporting all of the team’s equipment for this weekend’s season-opening F1 race in Spielberg, Austria.
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02/07/2020

Boost for Earned Recognition scheme during lockdown - FleetCheck

There was a marked increase in the number of commercial vehicle fleets adopting the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme during the earliest months of lockdown, reports fleet management software company FleetCheck.
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01/07/2020

Bridgestone's subsidised training designed to inflate spirits

Bridgestone’s commercial customers are being offered discounted training courses aimed at helping them back on their feet following lockdown.
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01/07/2020

Used Fuso Canter pays off for John Dinham Transport

Proprietor John Dinham purchased his first pre-owned vehicle from Mercedes-Benz dealer City West Commercials in 2016, and has since added another 14.
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30/06/2020

Renault tractor replaces rival unit for Yorkshire haulier

Bulk carrier John Petch Transport has added a Renault Trucks Range T520 High to its fleet of 25 tractors and tipping trailers.
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30/06/2020

Guest launches first IVECO S-Way test runs in UK

Guest and Sherwood Truck and Van toured a host of companies to try out the new IVECO S-Way tractor near its West Bromwich, Peterborough and Stoke on Trent depots.
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29/06/2020

Axtec launches load indicator for eight-wheelers

The latest version of the Axtec OnBoard Axle Load Indicator can now be installed on most four-axle rigid vehicles, with a particular focus on tippers.
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29/06/2020

Magtec consortium wins £6m to scale up electric vehicle motor production

A consortium led by electric motor developer Magtec has been awarded a significant Advanced Propulsion Centre grant in the latest round of R&D funding for achieving low carbon technology in the automotive industry.
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26/06/2020

TIP Trailer Services launches telematics offering

TIP Trailer Services has launched a range of telematics-based digital and connected services under the name of TIP Insight.
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26/06/2020

Holdsworth expands fleet with six Isuzu rigids

The recent addition of a further six new Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids within its all-refrigerated transport fleet means that Holdsworth Foods now currently operates over 45 Isuzus in total, out of a fleet of 140 refrigerated vehicles from ...
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25/06/2020

ADL appoints Ardee Coach Trim as Irish service partner

Alexander Dennis Ltd has appointed Ardee Coach Trim as its exclusive service partner in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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25/06/2020

Tradebe takes three

Environmental services company Tradebe Healthcare has cited Fraikin’s ability to ‘get things done’ as a major factor in being able to put its three new DAF rigids on the road in time to help with vital hospital waste collections during the ...
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24/06/2020

Seven-brand electronic parts catalogue published by TecAlliance

Despite the prevalence of vehicle manufacturer-derived electronic parts catalogues (EPC), they generally rely on a variety of search methods to identify a replacement part, which for wholesalers and CV workshops servicing and repairing ...
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24/06/2020

Mahle launches air purifier for bus and coach

Mahle Aftermarket’s new OzonePRO unit offers a way to sanitise buses, commercial vehicles and passenger cars in a world still struggling to contain COVID-19.
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23/06/2020

DAF rolls out AEBS-3 braking system as standard across truck range

DAF Trucks has introduced an improved advanced emergency braking system for its LF, CF and XF models: AEBS-3. This third-generation system can provide up to full autonomous emergency braking to assist with collision avoidance of both ...
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23/06/2020

Carlisle City Council retrofits RCV safety technology

Carlisle City Council has equipped its fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles with camera recording technology, reverse radar and safety equipment.
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22/06/2020

DVSA to restart heavy vehicle tests from 4 July

After a 15-week hiatus due to COVID-19, DVSA will restart heavy vehicle testing from Saturday 4 July, it announced at the weekend. Operators can now book tests from that date.
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22/06/2020

New Thermo-King fridge design promises 30% better fuel economy and 40% quicker ...

Thermo-King’s new trailer fridge uses a new 48V mild hybrid power architecture.
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19/06/2020

Leeds buys 120 small electric vans; offers 20 for local business trials

Leeds City Council has taken delivery of 122 examples of the full-electric Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 compact van, with 102 to be used in the delivery of a wide range of services across the city, including property maintenance and civil ...
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