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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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30/03/2020

Tesco boosts home delivery cold chain reliability with Thermo King refrigeration

Tesco has taken expanded its home delivery fleet with 52 vans equipped with E-200 refrigeration units from Thermo King.
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30/03/2020

Prometeon Tyre statement on Pirelli commercial vehicle tyre supply

Prometeon Tyre Group UK, supplier of Pirelli-branded commercial vehicle tyres, has confirmed it has “robust procedures” in place to minimise supply disruption during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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30/03/2020

Milk transporter lifts the lid on Michelin’s ‘invaluable’ support

Scottish transport operator TP Niven has praised Michelin for its “invaluable” support as its fleet works at maximum utilisation, delivering milk for major dairies.
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27/03/2020

Dennis Eagle confirms support for waste collection operators

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has underlined its commitment to help waste collection operators across the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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27/03/2020

Volvo technicians volunteer to help food transport operator

A team of technicians from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia is working weekends to help Knowles Transport catch up on essential repair and maintenance for its 100-plus fleet of Volvo trucks.
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27/03/2020

SFS Flooring goes to great lengths with New Daily

SFS Flooring Supplies has taken delivery of an IVECO Daily Hi-Matic 7.2-tonne chassis cab, after a demonstrator vehicle proved the model’s high payload capacity.
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26/03/2020

Metals distributor expands trailer fleet

West Midlands-based metals distributor Amari Metals has expanded its trailer fleet with nine units, built by Cartwright.
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26/03/2020

‘Balanced approach’ from regulators – new guidance

Senior traffic commissioner Richard Turfitt (pictured) has announced new guidance to help the transport industry in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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26/03/2020

Measures announced to safeguard apprentices

Apprentices should be able to continue and complete their apprenticeship programmes, according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which has announced measures to combat the challenges faced during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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25/03/2020

Go-Ahead Ireland raises workshop flexibility with Skylift

Bus operator Go-Ahead Ireland has acquired a 25-tonne capacity Skylift, from Stertil Koni, to support workshop operations at its Dublin depot.
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25/03/2020

TMJ Interiors bridges the gap with two Volvo FE rigids

Ipswich-based premium joinery business TMJ Interiors has added two new Volvo FE 6x2 rigids to its fleet, with the 26-tonners de-rated to 18 tonnes to ensure they can cross London’s Tower Bridge into the City where most of the operator’s ...
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25/03/2020

Traffic commissioners urge operators to use web portals and email

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is asking operators to use online portals and email for information and communication during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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24/03/2020

DAF Trucks writes to dealers to confirm support

DAF Trucks has pledged its support for DAF dealers and their customers during the coronavirus outbreak, confirming that dealers are operating “at, or close to normal levels” to ensure operators receive the necessary service.
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24/03/2020

MOT testing suspended for up to three months – DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards agency has announced that MOT testing of HGVs, trailers and PSVs will be suspended for up to three months.
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24/03/2020

Drivers’ hours relaxation extended to all road haulage operations

Following calls between RHA chief executive Richard Burnett and transport secretary Grant Shapps, the Department for Transport has announced that the current limited drivers’ hours relaxation will now apply to all road haulage operations ...
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23/03/2020

Maze sees clear route to driver appeal with Volvo FH tractors

Maze Logistic Solutions has taken delivery of its first Volvo trucks, a pair of FH Globetrotter-cabbed 6x2 tractors, citing dealer support and driver recommendations.
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23/03/2020

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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23/03/2020

Daimler group service centres supporting transport and logistics

Daimler has issued a statement, thanking the “everyday heroes” in its 3,000 European service centres for keeping critical commercial vehicles on the road.
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20/03/2020

Petit Forestier maximises workshop space with Stertil Koni lifts

Refrigerated vehicle rental business Petit Forestier is using mobile column lifts, from Stertil Koni, to maximise floorspace at its Bicester workshop.
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20/03/2020

Save water: new recycling solution for vehicle wash bays

Vehicle wash equipment manufacturer Istobal has announced a new water recycling system, said to save up to 6,380 litres of water per hour for commercial vehicle wash facilities.
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20/03/2020

Cartwright and Joloda hook up on order for DHL Express

DHL Express has taken delivery of 12 double-deck trailers from Cartwright, fitted with loading systems by Joloda.
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19/03/2020

Vehicle lift maker introduces partner certification scheme

Vehicle lift and test equipment supplier AUTOPSTENHOJ has introduced a certification system to recognise its sales and service partners.
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19/03/2020

RHA welcomes relaxing of drivers’ hours rules

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the government’s announcement of a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules during the coronavirus outbreak.
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19/03/2020

IRTE Skills Challenge postponed to October

The IRTE Skills Challenge 2020 has been postponed from June to later this year, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
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18/03/2020

GEM Contracts boosts flexibility with bespoke bodies for tar tippers

Stirling-based GEM Contracts has taken delivery of two Scania G500 tippers, with bespoke tar bodies by Thompson.
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