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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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15/10/2018

Transport buyers will pay more for better services – DHL report

Transport decision-makers say they will pay more for better services from logistics operators, as long as they provide a measurable return on investment, and 75% of companies believe investing in ground transport will directly support ...
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15/10/2018

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre opens new Reading site

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre has opened a new facility Reading, where it will offer a full range of servicing and maintenance for trucks, buses and coaches.
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15/10/2018

Mick George collects two new DAF FAD CF trucks

Aggregates supplier and waste management operator Mick George has taken delivery of two DAF FAD CF 400 trucks, custom designed for waste collection duties.
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12/10/2018

Denby’s DAF fleet breaks ‘magic’ fuel performance barrier

Lincoln-based Denby Transport is reporting impressive fuel performance from the DAF vehicles in its mixed fleet, with the entire DAF line-up beating the operator’s “magic” target of 30 litres/100km.
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12/10/2018

Tructyre rolls out Ctrack Online

Commercial vehicle tyre business Tructyre Fleet Management is rolling out the Ctrack Online vehicle tracking system across its 150-strong fleet of vans and HGVs.
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12/10/2018

‘UK’s first’ biofuel trial for intercity coach operations

Scania and operator Lucketts Travel have completed out a three-month trial to test the viability of biofuel in intercity coach operations.
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11/10/2018

Greenline weighs in with new Mercedes Econic

London-based waste collection and disposal business Greenline Environmental has taken delivery of a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Econic, supplied from stock by Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS).
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11/10/2018

Hella launches independent lighting system for trailers

Lighting and electronics business Hella has launched a battery-powered lighting system for trailers, to ensure the equipment can be seen by other road users when decoupled and parked up at night.
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11/10/2018

Ryder furnishes Herman Miller with four Mercedes Actros

Office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller is upgrading its UK delivery fleet with four Mercedes-Benz Actros drawbar rigids, supplied on contract hire from Ryder.
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10/10/2018

Freeway launches defect management app

Freeway Fleet Systems has announced a new defect management app, which gives workshop technicians immediate access to vehicle data, including historical records of maintenance work and parts.
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10/10/2018

Krone and Volvo pair up on City Liner trailer trial

Krone and Volvo have paired up to trial a Krone City Liner in urban areas, including inner London, with the aim to re-open the debate on the use of articulated vehicles.
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10/10/2018

Daventry transport charity picks up first Mellor vehicle

Daventry Action Community Transport (DACT) has taken delivery of a Tucana II, from Mellor, following a successful trial.
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09/10/2018

Have your say in the 2018 Transport Engineer readers' survey

The 2018 Transport Engineer readers' survey aims to better understand the needs and desires of commercial vehicle engineers.
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09/10/2018

Plantforce Rentals cashes in with new Volvo additions

Plantforce Rentals is expanding its fleet with a Volvo FH tractor and two FM rigids, after positive performance from its first Volvo vehicles.
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09/10/2018

Michelin goes the extra mile with new coach tyre

Michelin has launched the X Coach Z, a multi-position coach tyre that delivers up to 16% more mileage than its predecessor, according to the manufacturer.
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09/10/2018

Council upgrades waste and recycling trucks with Specialist Fleet Services

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has taken delivery of a new fleet of waste and recycling vehicles, supplied on contract hire by Specialist Fleet Services (SFS).
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08/10/2018

Brakes gears up for capital deliveries with Mercedes Econic

Foodservice operator Brakes has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Econic equipped with a Carrier Transicold refrigeration unit – the first fridge-bodied Econic to feature the Mercedes Powershift transmission.
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08/10/2018

New facility for Keltruck Scania Newark

Keltruck Scania Newark has officially opened its upgraded site, following an 18-month building project.
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08/10/2018

Applefields picks up Fuso Canter tipper

Building and landscaping firm Applefields has taken delivery of a 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter dropside tipper, citing the vehicle’s build quality, swift availability and dealer expertise as reasons for its decision.
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05/10/2018

Doctor Airbrake prescribes healthy outlook with vehicle maintenance services

Airbrake business Doctor Airbrake has moved its product and service divisions into a single, larger site at Slade Heath, Wolverhampton, following “significant growth” in vehicle maintenance services in addition to its core airbrake ...
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05/10/2018

Total Motion moves to Agilis CrossClimate for 17,500 vans

Fleet management company Total Motion is converting 17,500 light commercial vehicles to Michelin’s Agilis CrossClimate tyres, making it one of the largest users of the new LCV tyre in the UK.
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05/10/2018

Haulier’s licence curtailed for three months after interrupters found

Haulage firm J&G Riddell has had its licence curtailed from 20 to 15 vehicles for three months, after examiners from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency found two vehicles fitted with tachograph interrupter devices.
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04/10/2018

Knapen Trailers goes to Extreme with new trailer launch

Knapen Trailers has unveiled a new heavy-duty moving floor trailer, which will be available in 2019.
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04/10/2018

Industry leaders line up to share insight at Euro Bus Expo

Representatives from leading bus and coach operators, government and industry organisations will be appearing in the Master Class theatre at the forthcoming Euro Bus Expo (NEC, Birmingham; 30 October to 1 November).
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04/10/2018

Potato firm orders insulated curtainsiders from Cartwright

Potato packer and transporter Linroyale Potatoes has ordered two temperature-controlled trailers, from Cartwright, for the delivery of products to retailers and foodservice companies.
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