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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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23/03/2017

GRS Roadstone wipes out workshop worries with Online

GRS Roadstone says it has solved its fleet maintenance and repair visibility and control problems since installing r2c Online’s digital system to optimise workshop management.
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23/03/2017

Tenth anniversary Cenex-LCV2017 event opens for registration

The 10th annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event (LCV2017. 6—7 September 2017, Millbrook) is now open for free visitor registration at: www.cenex-lcv.co.uk
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22/03/2017

Ewals renews 3,550 vehicle Goodyear tyre contract

Ewals Cargo Care has renewed its more than 20-year-old pan-European contract with Goodyear, which now covers 550 tractor units and 3,000 trailers, including truck tyre support under the FleetFirst brand.
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22/03/2017

Wales Environmental cleans up with Mercedes Sprinters

Liquid waste management and drainage specialist Wales Environmental has taken delivery of its first Euro 6 vans – three Mercedes-Benz Sprinters which, says the operator, were chosen for their reliability and durability, following positive ...
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22/03/2017

Golden years: Gray & Adams celebrates at CV Show

Refrigerated trailer maker and bodybuilder Gray & Adams is celebrating its 60th anniversary, but will have its eyes firmly on the future at next month’s CV Show (25-27 April; NEC, Birmingham), when it showcases a 44-pallet lifting-deck ...
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22/03/2017

Brigade MD challenges FORS on 360 truck camera safety systems

“FORS (the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme) is missing an opportunity to demand zero tolerance of driver blind spots, which are unacceptable on any work vehicle.”
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22/03/2017

Dawsonrentals takes trailer safety integration to a new level

Dawsonrentals Truck & Trailer is now fitting Axscend TrailerMaster flashing safety sidelight systems, synchronised to work with indicator signals, on all its new trailers.
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22/03/2017

FORS demands members tackle LCV driver shortage

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is acting to help address the heavy vehicle driver shortage issue by demanding that Gold members develop plans to encourage drivers into the industry.
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22/03/2017

Government adviser to address Microlise Transport Conference

Microlise has announced that senior UK policymaker Dr Rupert Lewis will join the line-up of key figures speaking at the Microlise Transport Conference, taking place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 17 May.
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22/03/2017

Competition launched to win a Mintex Van Kit

Readers are being offered the chance to get their hands on the ultimate brake service solution for light commercial vehicles – the Mintex Van Kit – by participating in the Mintex online competition.
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21/03/2017

First low-entry Mercedes-Benz tractor debuts at CLOCS

Mercedes Benz showed its first low-entry 4x2 tractor unit at last week’s CLOCS conference and exhibition (14 March 2017, ExCel exhibition centre, Docklands), designed for operation in urban areas such as London.
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21/03/2017

Culina Group signs “major” semi-trailer deal with Cartwright

Culina Group has ordered an undisclosed number of semi-trailers from Cartwright Group for its Culina Logistics and Great Bear shared food logistics brands.
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21/03/2017

Thermo King launches compact all-electric refrigeration unit

Thermo King has launched an all-electric, vehicle-powered refrigeration unit for small delivery trucks and vans.
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21/03/2017

AA Recovery patrol of the year gets first of new Atego trucks

AA Recovery Patrol of the Year Tony Doran is one of the first to collect the keys to a new breed of Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Atego.
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21/03/2017

MAN is top fleet choice for Topps Tiles

Topps Tiles has taken delivery of 20 new MAN trucks, after the vehicle manufacturer beat several other leading truck makers in a tender for the tile specialist’s order.
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21/03/2017

SDC announces trailer line-up for CV Show

SDC Trailers has announced that it will be lining up five trailers at next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show (25-27 April; NEC, Birmingham).
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21/03/2017

Humac Civil Engineering chooses VW Caddy Maxi Kombi vans

Humac Civil Engineering is buying 31 Caddy Maxi Kombis from VW Commercial Vehicles as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme that will see it acquiring 56 VW vans over the next 12 months.
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20/03/2017

TfL’s Direct Vision trucks proposal a “ridiculous fiasco”, says RHA

Transport for London’s proposal to ban half the existing HGV fleet from London, starting in 2020, is causing consternation in the transport industry.
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20/03/2017

DAF MD Ray Ashworth to retire

DAF Trucks has announced that managing director Ray Ashworth (pictured) will be retiring in the next few months and will be replaced by Robin Easton, currently managing director of Paccar India.
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20/03/2017

Cumbria fire service readies Unimogs for challenging terrain

Next month (April 2017) will see Cumbria’s Unimog U500 ultimate off-roaders’ Econ grit hoppers and spreaders swapped to 4,000-litre water tanks bodies with high-pressure Angloco spraying pumps and racking for hill firefighting.
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20/03/2017

Simon Gibson’s massive fleet expansion goes to Volvo

Simon Gibson Transport has commissioned 51 new Volvo 6x2 tractor units, all equipped with factory-fitted light-weight Volvo pusher axles.
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20/03/2017

Scania opens Europe’s first indoor used truck sales centre

Scania has opened what is believed to be Europe’s first dedicated indoor Used Truck Sales Centre – close to the M6 in Warrington, Cheshire.
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20/03/2017

DAF apprentices deliver out-of-hours support

Six DAF apprentices have received much-deserved praise after coming to the rescue of a pregnant Bristol woman who was stranded with a flat tyre.
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20/03/2017

Semi-trailers set to be major pull at CV Show

Several leading semi-trailer manufacturers will be taking centre stage at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show, on 25-27 April at the NEC, Birmingham.
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17/03/2017

TfL procurement contracts to include direct vision requirement from April

From April, Transport for London’s procurement contracts will include a requirement for ‘direct vision’ cabs for HGVs, TfL commissioner Mike Brown told the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) conference at the London ExCel ...
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