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26/10/2020

eActros deployed at German chocolatier

The battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eActros truck is now being used by the chocolate manufacturer Alfred Ritter GmbH to run between its production site in Waldenbuch near Stuttgart and a warehouse in Dettenhausen 7km away, as well as a ...
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26/10/2020

MAN announces plans for full-electric and hydrogen drivetrains

MAN Truck & Bus has announced an electric and hydrogen roadmap. The company is entering into several partnerships for this purpose.
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23/10/2020

ADL delivers first of 200 Enviro500 double-deckers to Berlin

The first two Enviro500 buses have been unveiled by Berlin bus operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (“BVG”), ahead of a new fleet of double deckers for the transport operator of Berlin, Germany.
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23/10/2020

Four rigids for food waste recycling

Urbaser has invested in four specialist food waste vehicles to carry out collections of more than 40,000 green caddies that have been delivered to homes in Welwyn Hatfield.
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22/10/2020

John Lewis looks to Access XL for bespoke lifting solution

Central Transport, the fleet engineering department of John Lewis Partnership, has risen to a number of delivery challenges at its Oxford Street store by fitting Access XL Multi-Deck tail lifts to its urban double-deck trailers for dock ...
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21/10/2020

Newport Transport begins operating first full-electric bus fleet in Wales

A fleet of 15 full-electric single-deck buses have begun operation in Newport, Wales, in a country first.
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21/10/2020

Four more dealers for Isuzu Trucks

Following its recent appointment of two Norfolk Trucks sites in London and Suffolk as full dealers, Isuzu Truck UK announces four more appointments in Scotland and the Midlands.
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20/10/2020

New Gregory Distribution tractor units powered by gas

Volvo Trucks has delivered Gregory Distribution’s first FH Globetrotter LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor units, as part of a trial by the customer to test the suitability of LNG to replace diesel in its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks.
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20/10/2020

Copart UK drives toward direct vision compliance with retrofit and new-build ...

Online vehicle remarketing business Copart UK is gearing up for the introduction of London’s direct vision regulations by installing connected technology on its 250-strong transporter fleet over the next few months.
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19/10/2020

Fraikin launches HGV technician apprenticeship programme

Commercial fleet services company Fraikin has launched a new apprenticeship programme, offering the opportunity to begin a specialist career as an HGV technician at five of the company’s maintenance depots across the UK.
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19/10/2020

Harsh fitting station wins two-year type approval extension

Having opened 18 months ago on a trial basis, a Harsh wet kit fitting station at Bailey Ltd, supplier and fitter of truck accessories in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, has secured VCA permission to offer type approval of different truck types ...
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16/10/2020

Crestchic banks on Mercedes-Benz Actros

A Mercedes-Benz 26-tonne 6x2 Actros 2540 has joined Crestchic’s fleet of 10 trucks.
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16/10/2020

Building materials haulier chooses Jost axles

N. J. Docksey is supporting some of the largest and most important infrastructure construction projects currently underway in London.
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15/10/2020

Isuzu appoints two new dealers in London and Suffolk

Isuzu Truck UK has promoted two Norfolk Trucks dealerships to full sales, service and parts franchisees
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15/10/2020

In-stock skip loaders hauled off by waste firm

MV Commercial has supplied waste and recycling management company the NWH Group with three MAN TGM 4x2 skip loaders within a matter of weeks, enabling the operator to quickly keep up with continued business growth.
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14/10/2020

LEDs key to new bus display boards

Hanover has launched a high-resolution destination display technology for public transit.
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14/10/2020

‘Dramatic shift’ to electrified vans predicted

Arval Mobile Observatory is predicting a ‘dramatic shift’ in the composition of the European vehicle parc following a survey it commissioned about attitudes toward electric vans.
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13/10/2020

DAF launches driver app

DAF Trucks has launched its ‘DAF Connect App’ to optimise driving behaviour via the driver’s mobile phone.
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13/10/2020

Brewsters orders ready-bodied refuse vehicles

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has provided Brewsters with two new refuse vehicles, both Dennis Olympus 26t bodies on DAF chassis with Beta trade lifts, and the company has just ordered another vehicle of the same specification.
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12/10/2020

Arla trials use cow manure to generate biogas for milk tankers

Dairy cooperative Arla is transforming cow manure from its farms into vehicle fuel in a three-month trial.
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12/10/2020

Renault Trucks appoints Cornish dealer

Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has announced the expansion of its dealer network with the opening of a new service point in Launceston, Cornwall.
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09/10/2020

Aberdeen hydrogen-powered double decker bus a world first

The first unit of a fleet of 15 hydrogen-powered double decker buses has been shown off before beginning service in the Scottish city in October 2020.
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08/10/2020

Renault Trucks announces UK sale of first two full-electric heavy goods vehicles

?Bakery brand Warburtons is introducing the first Renault Trucks D Z.E. 16t. Equipped with box body with rear side door and tail lift by PPS Commercials, this distribution model will join Warburtons secondary bread fleet carrying around ...
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08/10/2020

Andover body suits plant hire firm

Oxfordshire-based Southern Plant & Tool Hire has taken delivery of a new 32-tonne rigid truck featuring a bespoke plant body from Andover Trailers, strengthening a relationship between the two companies that stretches back more than two ...
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07/10/2020

Guest Truck and Van delivers UK’s first IVECO S-Way tractor

?The S-WAY, which launched in Europe last year, takes connectivity to a new level through its Connectivity Box, while complying with Euro 6D/Temp emissions standards.
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