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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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19/06/2019

Assetminder launches graphical planner for vehicle maintenance and repair

Assetminder is now offering an enterprise planner module within its cloud-based fleet maintenance and workshop management system, which the company says can boost workshop efficiency and compliance.
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19/06/2019

Biffa specifies live camera technology for two flagship contracts

Waste management company Biffa is equipping 80 of its vehicles with live camera systems, from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS).
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19/06/2019

Scania unveils ‘vision of the future’ for urban transport

Scania has unveiled a concept battery electric self-driving vehicle, called the NXT, which the company says is “a vision of the future for transport in cities”.
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18/06/2019

Trailer fleet management launch from Wabco and Rio

Commercial vehicle braking systems supplier Wabco has teamed up with digital brand Rio to launch a trailer-specific fleet management system.
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18/06/2019

Technician shortage at crisis point in near future – FTA

More than half (52.7%) of vacancies for vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters will not be filled in the near future, with vehicle inspection and repair units hitting “crisis point”.
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18/06/2019

Smart solution from Hyva for tipping assistance

Hyva is launching a cloud-based fleet management and onboard tipping guidance system, designed to boost the safety and efficiency of tipping operations.
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17/06/2019

Prize partnership cuts emissions and fuel use on Cadent fleet

Technology company Clayton Power UK, in partnership with gas distributor Cadent and vehicle converter Bri-Stor Systems, has won an innovation award for a system to cut carbon emissions for Cadent’s 80-strong vehicle fleet.
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17/06/2019

New tacho rules prompt strong demand

Tachograph manufacturer Stoneridge is reporting strong demand for its full type-approved 1C smart tachograph, the SE5000 Connekt, which was launched in April at the Commercial Vehicle Show.
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17/06/2019

Norwich technicians in Renault Trucks grand final

A team of technicians from dealer Norfolk Truck and Van, in Norwich, will represent Renault Trucks UK & Ireland at the manufacturer’s Road to Excellence Championship (RTEC).
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14/06/2019

Bradfords specifies bespoke crane trucks from Ryder

Builder’s merchant Bradfords Building Supplies has taken delivery of the first vehicles from a 28-strong order of crane trucks, from commercial vehicle rental and hire business Ryder.
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14/06/2019

Volvo’s autonomous vehicle Vera in operation at Swedish port

Vera, Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle, has gone into operation on a trial with Danish-based operator DFDS, transporting goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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14/06/2019

ZF to launch two lens camera for commercial truck market

ZF has announced that it has developed a two lens camera system, called Dual-cam, which will be available from next year as part of its ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) technologies.
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13/06/2019

DfT says evidence stacking up to support ban on older tyres

The Department for Transport says its plans to ban older tyres on commercial vehicles have been backed up by independent research.
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13/06/2019

Car retailer loads up with two Mercedes-Benz transporters

Vehicle retailer Sinclair Group has taken delivery of two 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos car transporters, citing build quality and safety features as key factors in its decision.
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13/06/2019

Government commits to net zero emissions by 2050

The government has committed the UK to a net zero emissions target by 2050 – the first by any major economy.
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12/06/2019

IRTE completes ninth annual Skills Challenge

This year’s IRTE Skills Challenge, which took place the first week of June, welcomed 23 teams from 12 operating companies to S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.
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12/06/2019

Waste management firm selects Norba N4 for latest RCV

Commercial waste management business Select Environmental Services has taken delivery of a new refuse collection vehicle, a Norba N4 from Geesinknorba, to add to its 30-strong fleet operating throughout the Thames Valley.
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12/06/2019

DT Spare Parts expands truck and bus aftermarket range

DT Spare Parts, the aftermarket arm of Diesel Technic, has added more than 1,200 new parts to its range, along with six new online catalogues.
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12/06/2019

Blakemore Logistics cleans up with hybrid refrigeration

Blakemore Logistics has introduced hybrid refrigeration units to 13 of its trailers to cut vehicle emissions by 90%, working with trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams on the trailer design.
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11/06/2019

Knorr-Bremse hooks up with Mobileye on retrofit collision avoidance system

Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the braking system supplier’s aftermarket division, has hooked up with technology company Mobileye to develop a retrofit collision avoidance system for heavy commercial vehicles.
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11/06/2019

Shell rewards scheme now available for HGVs

Shell has launched Shell Go+, a new rewards programme available to all fleets, including HGVs.
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11/06/2019

Sureway repeats order for three Isuzu rigids

Palletised freight distributor Sureway Express Transport has taken delivery of three Isuzu 7.5-tonne rigids, which replace three identical trucks now stood down after five years’ reliable service.
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10/06/2019

Workshop technician in the driving seat

Gary Voisey, workshop technician at Mercedes-Benz dealer City West Commercials, has secured his Class 1 (categories C+E) truck licence – part of his preparation for the arrival of the new Actros.
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10/06/2019

Schmitz Cargobull picks up award for EcoDuo concept

Schmitz Cargobull has won an environmental award for its EcoDuo long HGV concept, which can cut CO2 emissions by 25% for long-distance hauliers.
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10/06/2019

Cummins powers up for Euro VI Phase D production

Cummins has announced that it will begin full production of Phase D-certified Euro VI engines at its Darlington factory before 1 September, when the Phase D regulations come into force.
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