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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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25/07/2017

New trailers halve transport costs of F1 events firm

FCL Events Logistics has halved the cost of its pan-European operations thanks to additional volume provided by four new MEGA box trailers from Schmitz Cargobull, being used to transport equipment to Formula One circuits and European ...
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25/07/2017

BigChange delivers better performance to ecommerce trailblazer Buy It Direct

Buy It Direct, a large UK online retailer, has rolled out BigChange’s JobWatch Mobile Workforce Management platform across its nationwide delivery fleet.
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25/07/2017

Marshall to convert to R452a gas

Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS), a Thermo King dealer, has announced that it will replace R404a refrigeration gas in Thermo King equipment with R452a gas, to comply with F-Gas regulations.
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25/07/2017

Transdek to unveil the Tall Boy at TCS&D Show

Transdek will be unveiling the Tall Boy – a new multi-temperature double-deck trailer – at this year’s TCS&D Show (13-14 September; Ricoh Arena, Coventry).
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25/07/2017

FTA publishes updated Drivers’ Handbook

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has released a fully updated version of its Drivers’ Handbook, which contains key compliance information for drivers of large and heavy goods vehicles.
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24/07/2017

Europa invests £2 million with Renault for growing fleet

Europa Road, a dedicated division of logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group, has recently invested £2 million in 23 new Renault trucks.
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24/07/2017

Severn bridge tolls to end in 2018

Drivers will see an end to tolls on the two Severn Crossings on the M4 and M48 motorways at the end of 2018.
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24/07/2017

Euro Municipal boosts workshop efficiency with Stertil Koni

Refuse collection vehicle supplier Euro Municipal is reporting improved workshop safety and efficiency thanks to set of mobile column lifts from Stertil Koni.
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24/07/2017

3D in shape with Ryder maintenance deal

Glasgow-based 3D Transport has appointed Ryder to perform all maintenance and servicing on its mixed fleet.
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24/07/2017

Bradley Transport finds Volvo ‘a great fit’

European and UK haulier Bradley Transport has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FH-460 4x2 Globetrotter tractors, describing Volvo as “a great fit” for the business.
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21/07/2017

Temperature-controlled low carbon delivery truck trial begins

Drinks haulier Kuehne + Nagel will trial the effectiveness of zero emission-capable trucks and refrigeration units on its urban delivery routes in a two-year project to March 2019.
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21/07/2017

CoolKit brings air curtain to refrigerated vans

CoolKit has introduced new technology that gives an alternative option to the traditional PVC strips designed to regulate the temperature in refrigerated vehicles.
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21/07/2017

Mercedes Actros delivers on safety and value for Woodside

Vehicle transporter Woodside Motorfreight has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Actros, declaring the flagship vehicle to be “the pride of the fleet”.
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21/07/2017

TDW drives maintenance efficiency with Freeway

South Wales operator TDW Distribution has deployed technology from Freeway Fleet Systems, including tablet devices for engineers.
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21/07/2017

Chevin fleet management software supports Earned Recognition

Chevin Fleet Solutions has announced that its FleetWave software will be expanded to include automate reporting for the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme.
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20/07/2017

Removals firm Euro UK Moves opts for Renault Range T rigid

Driver comfort and safety comes first for Staines-based Euro UK Moves Group, which has selected a left-hand drive 26-tonne Renault Trucks Range T440 High 6x2 rear-steer rigid to support its international and domestic removals business.
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20/07/2017

O’Donovan to run LoCITY driving course

O’Donovan Waste Disposal, the London independent waste management company, is continuing its commitment to raising professional standards across its workforce with the presentation of the LoCITY Driving course.
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20/07/2017

Dennis Eagle assured of StaySafe benefits

Vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle is using the StaySafe app to monitor and protect its mobile engineers.
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20/07/2017

LED warning sign boosts cyclist safety

Sentinel Systems has unveiled a new LED warning light as an addition to its Bike Hotspot vehicle safety system.
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20/07/2017

Next-generation Scania vehicles ‘no brainer’ for LinkLine

Wellingborough-based haulier LinkLine has taken delivery of four next-generation Scania R 500 trucks, citing fuel efficiency and dealer support as key reasons for the deal.
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19/07/2017

Carrier publishes cool chain operator guidance

Given the amount of updates to European legislation affecting the transport refrigeration industry, Carrier Transicold UK has created a new guidebook aimed at helping refrigerated fleet operators stay informed and compliant.
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19/07/2017

Sam Fazackerley is Volvo’s top apprentice

Sam Fazackerley, of Thomas Hardie Commercials’ Trafford Park site, is Volvo Trucks’ apprentice of the year.
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19/07/2017

TCS&D goes to Coventry

Organisers of the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution (TCS&D) exhibition are promising the biggest showcase of its kind, with the event’s move to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
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19/07/2017

Mercedes ‘in different league’ for Gowing & Pursey

Skip hire and waste management business Gowing & Pursey has upgraded its fleet to Mercedes-Benz vehicles, after a trial last year in which the brand “really shone out”.
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18/07/2017

New electric vehicle guide for fleet operators

UK Power Networks has published a guide to help businesses electrify their commercial fleets.
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