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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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22/09/2020

Crane firm fits specialist Michelins after positive trial

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelins covered more than twice the distance normally seen from the firm’s ...
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22/09/2020

Abbey Logistics adds 11 DAF CF tractors to British Sugar fleet

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of 11 new latest generation trucks that will go into its core British Sugar fleet, providing bulk sugar transport movements throughout the UK and Ireland.
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22/09/2020

Telematics firm accredited to data security standard

Telematics company CMS SupaTrak has achieved ISO27001, the information security management standard. It claims to be one of only a few telematics companies to hold ISO27001.
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21/09/2020

‘Do you recognise these brakes?’ - DVSA issues aftermarket brake drum warning ...

Operators are being warned about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.
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18/09/2020

WorkReadies for ready-mix retailer

So impressed was King Concrete with Rygor Commercials’ quick response to its first order for three Mercedes-Benz truck mixers that it has just signed-up for another.
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18/09/2020

Fulda introduces all-weather trailer tyre range

German tyre manufacturer Fulda is launching the Regiotonn 3, a new trailer tyre said to provide high mileage, good all-weather performance, durability and fuel efficiency.
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17/09/2020

Mercedes-Benz announces fuel-cell concept trucks as part of comprehensive move ...

The GenH2 Truck, a fuel-cell truck with a range of up to 1,000km and more for flexible and demanding long-haul transport begins customer trials in 2023, start of series production in second half of the 2020s.
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17/09/2020

Volvo gas tractors for Kuehne+Nagel trunking operation

Logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel has put eight new Volvo FH Globetrotter LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor units into 24/7 operation on two major contracts with Whitbread and Costa, as part of a drive to reduce emissions and improve the ...
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16/09/2020

ADL Enviro400ER completes ultra low emission bus certification

ADL’s zero-emission capable Enviro400ER double decker has been certified as an ultra low emission bus by the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.
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16/09/2020

Back to school for IVECO

Kent-based supplies firm KCS – a wholly owned business of Kent County Council – has taken delivery of 13 new IVECO Daily 70C18A8 seven-tonne panel vans, replacing a fleet of three-year-old vehicles on their distribution fleet.
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15/09/2020

Scania launches its first series production electric truck range

A fully electric truck and a high-performance plug-in hybrid are the first two models of Scania’s first series-production range of electric trucks.
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15/09/2020

Crane truck in a week - Hiab's new rapid bodybuild

The Hiab T-Boom Frameworks is a new solution built by and installed by Hiab in under a week.
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14/09/2020

Sadique relaunches northern Mercedes-Benz dealer Roanza as eStar Truck & Van

There’s a new name for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in the North West and North Wales, led by entrepreneur Sid Sadique, who has stepped in to buy most of the assets of Roanza Truck & Van after the former franchisee fell into ...
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14/09/2020

Replacement refuse trucks feature electric bin lifts

Five brand-new refuse trucks, all fitted with fuel-saving electric bin lifting technology, have arrived at Hyndburn Borough Council (Lancashire).
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11/09/2020

Four freight friends for H. Freund

Runcorn-based logistics specialist H. Freund has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 6x2 Lite tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs, after its drivers praised the trucks’ quality and reliability.
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11/09/2020

Continental launches on board weighing system for commercial vehicles

Continental has developed an on-board weighing system that records and displays the weight of commercial vehicles, including trailers and semitrailers before travel, and is independent of stationary scales.
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10/09/2020

Parker teams up with distributor BSP to open first UK truck hydraulic centre

The new ‘one-stop truck shop’ in Normanton, West Yorkshire is a partnership between supplier Parker Hannifin and long-term distributor BSP Hydraulics.
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10/09/2020

IVECO relaunches its DRIVEAWAY chassis cab bodybuilder programme

IVECO says that it is helping facilitate business in these turbulent times by relaunching a range of ready-bodied chassis-cab vehicles based on its new Daily platform.
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09/09/2020

Rinus raises the roof for new Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Mercedes-Benz operator Rinus Roofing Supplies is now running its first two trucks to be equipped with the manufacturer’s latest safety technology.
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08/09/2020

HB Commercial launches CV brake remanufacturing operation

Vehicle service, parts, rentals and sales group HB Commercial has opened a new remanufactured calliper and brake-shoe profiling facility at its parts supply centre in Bury St Edmunds.
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08/09/2020

Metropolitan Demolition is hooked on Hiab

A demolition firm which supports some of the UK’s largest commercial developments has increased capacity in response to an uplift in construction output.
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07/09/2020

N.S. Clarke specifies Michelin tyres for 30 new Volvo 6x2 tractors

Staffordshire-based N.S. Clarke Transport has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 30 new Volvo FH 6x2 493-bhp tractors joining its fleet.
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07/09/2020

Dayco supplies aftermarket water pumps for DAF engines

Engine products and drive systems supplier Dayco has introduced six water pumps – produced and supplied to Dayco by the OE pump manufacturer – for the 10.8 and 12.9-litre, MX-11 and MX-13 engines used in a number of popular DAF ...
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04/09/2020

Kersey Freight takes delivery of 20 SDC Freespan Curtainsiders

Suffolk-based haulage operator Kersey Freight Ltd has added 20 new SDC Freespan Curtainsiders to its 180-strong trailer fleet, in addition to 24 new trailers from the manufacturer in 2019.
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04/09/2020

Maintenance visit criteria is changing – DVSA

DVSA inspectors carrying out maintenance investigation visits at HGV and PSV operators’ premises will be checking some new areas, DVSA reports. They include assessments of managing exhaust emissions, wheels and tyres, safety recalls and ...
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