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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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23/08/2019

Prohire caters to requirements for Bunzl deal

Bunzl Catering Supplies, supplier of non-food consumables to the catering and hospitality sector, has appointed Prohire to supply and manage its 110-strong fleet of delivery vehicles operating from seven branches and a national ...
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23/08/2019

Biffa gives green light to Isuzu for trucks in London and Manchester

Waste management business Biffa has deployed ten new Isuzu 3.5-tonne Grafter Green trucks on the streets of London and Manchester this summer, working in the operator’s industrial and municipal fleets.
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23/08/2019

Hawkins Logistics trials three powertrain options on Volvo FH

Staffordshire-based Hawkins Logistics has put three new Volvo FH-500 tractor units into service, with different powertrain options which the operator is testing for performance and fuel economy.
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22/08/2019

John Stacey boosts fleet performance with hydraulic tailgates

Hampshire-based John Stacey & Sons has specified Thompsons Loadmaster bodies with AutoLift tailgates for all eight of its recent tipper fleet additions.
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22/08/2019

New group formed to deliver engineering solutions to CV sector

SB Components, Priden Engineering and McPhee Mixers are collaborating under a new umbrella group to provide engineering solutions to the commercial and industrial vehicle sector.
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22/08/2019

VMS invests £2m in new Isuzu refrigerated rental trucks

VMS Fleet Management is taking delivery of 37 Isuzu dual-compartment refrigerated 7.5-tonne rigids for its rental division, VMS Vehicle Hire, in a deal said to be worth over £2 million.
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21/08/2019

CML buys into benefits of Carrier’s Vector HE19 unit

CML Fulfilment & Logistics, a division of the Culina Group, has taken delivery of 20 of Carrier Transicold’s latest trailer refrigeration unit, the Vector HE 19.
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21/08/2019

Government approves suppliers for vehicle hire

Ryder, Nexus Vehicle Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are among eleven organisations that are approved suppliers for vehicle hire solutions from the government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS).
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21/08/2019

Mellor Strata ‘perfect addition’ for Essex County Council

Essex County Council has taken delivery of a low-floor Strata bus, from Mellor, describing it as “the perfect addition” for its ongoing fleet upgrade programme.
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20/08/2019

Merritts upgrades fleet with new Nooteboom trailer

Heavy machinery moving business Joseph Merritt Group has acquired a new Nooteboom trailer to transport its fleet of forklift trucks.
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20/08/2019

Limehillock Quarries weighs in with heavy haulage Volvo FH

Morayshire-based Limehillock Quarries has taken delivery of a Volvo FH16-750 8x4 tractor to move mobile crushers and screening plant between its seven sites in northern Scotland.
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20/08/2019

Mercedes-Benz Vans offers free telematics on Sprinter and Vito

Mercedes-Benz Vans is including driver monitoring software as standard, for three years, on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer models.
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19/08/2019

ASCO Group upgrades fleet with 15 Renault Range Ts

Aberdeen-based logistics operator ASCO Group has taken delivery of 15 Renault Range T460 6x2s, with the latest vehicles joining a 60-strong, all-Renault fleet.
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19/08/2019

Margate operator picks up two more Scania coaches

Margate, Kent-based L&I Coaches has taken delivery of two more Scania Touring HD coaches as part of its fleet upgrade programme.
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19/08/2019

Orders flow from Rioned for 46 Fuso Canter trucks

Sewer and drain cleaning equipment manufacturer Rioned has followed up its initial order for 21 Fuso Canter trucks with another for 25 more vehicles.
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16/08/2019

Hermes boosts capacity with bespoke Don-Bur trailers

Delivery business Hermes has taken delivery of 32 new double-decker trailers, custom designed in partnership with Don-Bur.
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16/08/2019

Meat transporter builds fleet muscle with another Volvo FM

Waterford-based temperature-controlled transport operator Twomey To You Transport has added a new Volvo FM rigid to its fleet, for the distribution of meat and fruit across Ireland.
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16/08/2019

Reed Boardall in £3m trailer fleet upgrade with Asset Alliance

Fresh and frozen food distributor Reed Boardall has taken delivery of 12 double-deck refrigerated trailers, part of a £3m, 32-unit order, built by Gray & Adams and supplied by Asset Alliance Group.
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15/08/2019

LCV fleet managers share telematics priorities – report

Tracking vehicle location is the priority for light commercial vehicle fleet managers when implementing a telematics solution, according to research from Arval.
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15/08/2019

Gas contractor renews Citroen van fleet with Free2Move Lease

Nationwide gas contractor Robert Heath Heating has taken delivery of 80 new Citroen vans as part of a fleet replacement programme, with the new arrivals funded through Free2Move Lease, its preferred van financing partner.
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15/08/2019

Classic choice: supercar business relies on Mercedes Atego

Supercar business Bob Houghton has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Atego transporter, replacing a previous Atego that had been in operation for 15 years.
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14/08/2019

Kitchen supplier focuses on fraudulent claims with vehicle telematics

Manufacturer and retailer Wren Kitchens has equipped 150 of its vehicles with cameras and mobile digital recording systems, linked to a cloud-based 4G Bridge system, all provided by Brigade Electronics.
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14/08/2019

UK charity launches van tyre safety campaign

Tyre safety charity TyreSafe has launched a new campaign targeting the four million-plus vans operating on Britain’s roads.
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14/08/2019

Tread carefully: Michelin advice for van fleet managers

Operators of van and car fleets could extend their tyre replacement intervals and make greater efficiency savings if drivers were encouraged to take more care of their tyres.
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13/08/2019

Chris Good Haulage won over by benefits of telematics

Shrewsbury-based Chris Good Haulage is reporting improvements in driver behaviour, security and fleet efficiency since implementing the Kinesis vehicle telematics solution.
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