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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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15/11/2019

Fuel haulier boosts all-Mercedes fleet with two more Arocs

Fuel haulier Ferguson has taken delivery of two 18-tonne Mercedes-Benz Arocs rigids, adding to its all-Mercedes fleet.
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15/11/2019

Daimler Trucks & Buses to wrap new service offering around e-trucks

Daimler Trucks & Buses has announced that its e-mobility group is to start offering consulting services for operators considering a move to electric trucks.
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15/11/2019

Grant Palmer boosts bus fleet with Enviro200

Family-owned operator Grant Palmer has taken delivery of a new Enviro200 midibus, from Alexander Dennis (ADL), citing the bus maker’s build quality and aftersales support.
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14/11/2019

People news

Our roundup of personnel news starts with Alliance Transport Technologies, which has appointed a new head of specialist resourcing to support the way in which contract engineering labour is applied across the bus, coach and commercial ...
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14/11/2019

First Welsh local authority joins ECO Stars scheme

Newport City Council has become the first local authority in Wales to join the ECO Stars fleet recognition scheme, achieving a four-star rating.
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14/11/2019

Tyrrells Court reports crisp performance with Euro VID Volvo FH

Tyrells Court, part of crisp maker Tyrrells Food Group, is reporting positive performance with its Euro VI phase D Volvo FH tractor, the first of its type to go into operation in the UK.
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14/11/2019

Landmark case sees company prosecuted for illegal emission control parts

Emission control system maker Eminox has welcomed the result of a legal action, in which the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency successfully prosecuted a company for supplying illegal diesel particulate filters (DPFs).
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13/11/2019

Gas vehicles save 1,400 tonnes of CO2 in two-year trial - updated

A UK research project has resulted in a saving of more than 1,400 tonnes of CO2 from 20 vehicles powered by biomethane.
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13/11/2019

Council predicts £42,000 fuel bill saving with Allison’s FuelSense

Fife Council is retrofitting 11 of its RCV fleet with Allison Transmission’s FuelSense 2.0 software, after a six-month trial of resulted in fuel savings of almost 9%.
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13/11/2019

SMV Commercials has workflow efficiency to a T

Yeovil-based dealership SMV Commercials is reporting improved workflow efficiency since implementing the T Cards Online solution.
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12/11/2019

NRI launches LGV assessor qualification

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) has launched the first nationally recognised LGV assessor qualification.
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12/11/2019

BPW hooks up with GTG Training

BPW has partnered with Glasgow-based GTG Training for the delivery of heavy axle training courses in Scotland.
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12/11/2019

Northgate rolls out bespoke vehicle inspection app for rental fleet

Van rental business Northgate Vehicle Hire has gone live with a vehicle inspection app, powered by CheckedSafe, to streamline management of its fleet.
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11/11/2019

Charity backers visit driver training centre in Zambia

Nine representatives of UK companies have visited Transaid’s industrial training centre (ITC) in Zambia, to see first-hand the results of the donations their businesses have made.
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11/11/2019

Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service teams up with Prometeon Tyre

Alltrucks Truck & Trailer Service and industrial tyre maker Prometeon have signed a partnership agreement, which will give Alltrucks’ network of commercial vehicle workshops exclusive access to the tyre product portfolio.
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11/11/2019

Volvo FMX the power choice for McAuliffe Civil Engineering

McAuliffe Civil Engineering has added five new Volvo FMX 8x4 rigids to its fleet, all with extra-high B Ride chassis and Volvo’s Powertronic fully automatic transmissions.
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08/11/2019

Mega benefits from Schmitz Cargobull

Schmitz Cargobull has announced Mega versions of its M.CS rigid curtainsider truck and Z.CS drawbar trailer, with a 500kg additional payload.
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08/11/2019

Asset Alliance acquires Valley Finance

Asset Alliance Group has acquired Valley Finance, a specialist leasing and finance provider for the bus and coach sector.
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08/11/2019

Mercedes-Benz reports on first year trials of eActros

Mercedes-Benz has reported on the first year of operational trials of its eActros all-electric truck, in which ten 18- and 25-tonne trucks have gone into service with operators in Germany and Switzerland.
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07/11/2019

JW Crowther choose Stralis X-Way tipper with ‘game-changing’ Hi-SCR

Plant hire and bulk excavation business JW Crowther has added the first IVECO Stralis X-Way to its tipper fleet, after positive performance from a demonstrator vehicle.
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07/11/2019

Volvo FL and FE electric truck sales start in Europe

Volvo Trucks has announced that its Volvo FL and FE electric vehicles are now available to buy in six European countries, with serial production due to start in March 2020.
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07/11/2019

CNG Fuels to deliver carbon-neutral fuel from 2021

CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon-neutral fuel for HGVs, using manure to help fleet operators to achieve net zero emissions.
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06/11/2019

Michelin announces new X Multi Z sizes with 15% more mileage

Michelin has added two new multi-position sizes to its X Multi range of regional truck tyres, saying these will provide 15% more mileage than their predecessors.
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06/11/2019

New CV hire business appoints TotalKare to kit out workshop

Chepstow-based commercial vehicle hire business Endurance Vehicle Solutions (EVS) has invested more than £400,000 in a new HQ and dedicated workshop, with lifting and brake testing equipment supplied by TotalKare.
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06/11/2019

Welsh bus operator picks up new lift for depot washbay

Bus operator First Cymru has returned to Stertil Koni for a new washbay lift to replace an older lift at its Port Talbot depot.
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