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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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05/12/2019

SM UK best fit for Arriva service vans

Arriva Bus and Coach is kitting out its service vans with new storage systems and high-tech equipment.
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05/12/2019

Michelin delivers bespoke training for Midland Tyre Services

Midland Tyre Services (MTS) says it can now offer its customers the best truck tyre management solutions in the market, after appointing Michelin to carry out bespoke training for its team of mobile technicians.
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05/12/2019

TRL launches route risk assessment tool

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has developed a tool to calculate the collision risk of specific routes, with the risk adjustable according to the use of various in-vehicle technologies.
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04/12/2019

IVECO and Nikola unveil the all-electric Nikola TRE

IVECO and Nikola have unveiled a prototype of the Nikola TRE, the first electric truck to be built by the partnership between Nikola Motor Co and CNH Industrial, IVECO’s parent company.
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04/12/2019

Future Industrial Services banks 50 hours a week with r2c Online

Waste management business Future Industrial Services says it has streamlined operations and saved more than 50 hours a week in fleet admin time since implementing r2c Online’s fleet and workshop management software platform.
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04/12/2019

Japan Centre Group adds to Isuzu fleet

Japan Centre Group has taken delivery of its fifth Isuzu truck, moving up for the first time to a 13.5-tonner to meet growing demand for its retail and restaurant business deliveries.
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03/12/2019

Mercedes-Benz reigns supreme for racehorse transporter

Lambourn Racehorse Transport (LRT) has added a new Mercedes-Benz transporter to its 16-strong bespoke horsebox fleet, citing build quality and reliability.
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03/12/2019

Crouch Recovery boosts fleet with DAF XF

Leicestershire-based Crouch Recovery has taken delivery of a DAF XF 530 FAS 6x2 rigid, with the vehicle fitted with specialist lifting equipment by Boniface Engineering.
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03/12/2019

Translink renews deal with MiX Telematics

Northern Ireland bus operator Translink has renewed its fleet management contract with MiX Telematics for a further 12 months.
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02/12/2019

Exeter Council weighs in with new RCVs

Exeter City Council has taken delivery of seven new refuse collection vehicles (RCVs), built by Dennis Eagle and supplied on contract hire by Specialist Fleet Services.
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02/12/2019

International haulier puts Volvo FH rigids in the spotlight

International entertainment and events haulier Fly By Nite has taken delivery of four Volvo FH rigids – the first to join its 170-strong fleet.
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02/12/2019

DAF dealer F&G Commercials changes name to Motus

DAF dealership F&G Commercials has changed its name to Motus Commercials following its acquisition by the business earlier in the year.
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29/11/2019

Operator buys into benefits of Mercedes after three-way trial

Renfrewshire-based operator A&D Logistics has acquired its first Mercedes-Benz vehicle, following a three-marque trial in which the Mercedes-Benz Actros came top on fuel efficiency, reliability and driver appeal.
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29/11/2019

ISS launches anti-roll away and security device

ISS has launched a new vehicle safety device, called IDClear, designed to prevent vehicles from rolling away or being stolen when stationary.
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29/11/2019

ZF Services technicians ready for next-generation commercial vehicles

ZF Services UK says it is “service ready” on the next generation of commercial vehicles, after investing in training and equipment for its Nottingham service and repair facility.
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28/11/2019

Astra hooks up with Isuzu for fleet replacement programme

Hydraulic excavator attachment supplier Astra Attachment Solutions has taken delivery of 16 Isuzu rigid trucks as part of its fleet replacement programme.
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28/11/2019

Subscan digs benefits of BigChange mobile technology

Utility, drainage and survey business Subscan UDS has implemented the BigChange mobile operations solution, replacing five other systems and leading to a 30% saving in administration time.
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28/11/2019

Go-Ahead Ireland quick off the mark with new Enviro200 buses

Go-Ahead Ireland has taken delivery of three new Enviro200 single-deckers, from Alexander Dennis (ADL), for a newly acquired contract from the country’s National Transport Authority (NTA).
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27/11/2019

Williams Transport signs five-year deal with Goodyear

RD Williams & Sons Haulage has signed a five-year deal with Goodyear for its Total Mobility package, covering tyres, maintenance, breakdown services and digital solutions.
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27/11/2019

Tata Steel takes on Hardox with new steel strip product

Tata Steel has launched a high-strength steel suitable for tipper bodies to compete with rival supplier SSAB’s Hardox brand.
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27/11/2019

Bevan Group builds up warranty to five years

Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group is now offering a five-year warranty on its entire range of bodies for trucks and vans.
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27/11/2019

Teletrac Navman partners with Stream for ‘compelling’ new solution

Telematics supplier Teletrac Navman is partnering with logistics software provider Stream to deliver what is described as “a compelling offering” for transport operators.
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26/11/2019

Pentalver loads up benefits with Bridgestone package

Container logistics business Pentalver is tapping into the full range of products and services offered by Bridgestone, declaring the tyre maker to be “as good, if not better” than every competitor.
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26/11/2019

Fowler Welch proves tyre benefits at Millbrook

Supply chain logistics business Fowler Welch has teamed up with Bandvulc, a Continental subsidiary, to carry out tyre trials at Millbrook to evaluate the fuel performance benefits of low rolling resistance tyres.
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26/11/2019

VWS solution combines vehicle weighing and identification

Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) has launched a new solution combining real-time weight data with vehicle recognition for improved site security.
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