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14/12/2018

Heavy-duty engine oil labelling revision after VLS investigation

VLS, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications, has announced the successful outcome of a case against Agri Plant MS Ultra, a 15W/40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil made by Aztec Oils.
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14/12/2018

Alliance Electronics switches brand to Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT)

Alliance Electronics has rebranded to Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT) to better reflect the company’s expanded range of aftermarket services for the bus, coach and commercial vehicle sector.
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14/12/2018

MV Commercial moves into ex-TOM site in Airdrie

Commercial vehicle business MV Commercial has expanded into a multi-million pound “super site” in Airdrie, after its largest ever investment into the site formerly owned by TOM Vehicle Rental.
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13/12/2018

Volvo Bus has ‘winning formula’ for Travellers Choice

Coach operator Travellers Choice has placed an order for seven more Volvo B11R vehicles with Jonckheere bodywork, describing it as the “winning formula” for its fleet.
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13/12/2018

Contractor rakes in fuel savings with Mercedes Unimog

Agricultural operator T Shepperson Contracting has taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz Unimog and is predicting “massive savings”, with the Unimog already saving £1,200 per month on diesel compared to the vehicle it replaced.
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13/12/2018

Sum of the parts: car dealership picks Ctrack Online

Manufacturer-owned car dealership Robins & Day is rolling out Ctrack Online across its nationwide parts distribution operation, after evaluating three potential telematics systems to improve visibility and control for its 97-strong van ...
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12/12/2018

Hands-on fleet control with new mobile app

Vehicle camera and telematics business VisionTrack has launched a new version of its mobile app, promising a “significantly improved” user experience with more visibility of fleet operations.
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12/12/2018

Krone and TIP show their mettle for LV Shipping

Middlesborough-based LV Shipping has taken delivery of new Krone Profi Liner curtainsider trailers, supplied on lease by TIP Trailer Services.
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12/12/2018

FM Conway sweeps up risk with auto-stop reverse radar system

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has retrofitted its fleet of road sweepers with a bespoke auto-stop reverse radar system from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS), following a successful trial.
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11/12/2018

Allstone Glasgow relies on Harsh in all weathers for sheeting and tipping gear

Construction and landscaping operator Allstone Glasgow has taken delivery of a Scania P cab tipper, with a sheeting system and lightweight front-end tipping gear by Harsh.
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11/12/2018

LJX Tree Services goes the extra mile for Fuso Canter trucks

LJX Tree Services of Langbank, near Glasgow, has taken delivery of its third Fuso Canter truck in the last six months, with the operator’s co-founder Dan Kerr travelling from Scotland to Wales to secure the right deal.
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11/12/2018

Clean sweep for Volvo with sweeper fleet at Brooking Hire

Devon-based Brooking Hire has taken delivery of a flagship Volvo FH16-650 6x2 rigid, fitted with a Johnston-Beam S14000 sweeper body – said to be one of the highest specification sweeper vehicles in Europe.
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10/12/2018

Wales Enviromental saves ‘small fortune’ with new Mercedes trucks

Waste management and drainage firm Wales Environmental has taken delivery of a 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos tanker, the latest vehicle in the operator’s strategy to move from used to new vehicles.
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10/12/2018

Bath bus operator goes Solo for new Euro VI fleet

Bus operator First West of England, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, has taken delivery of nine slimline Optare Solos to use on its routes in Bath.
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07/12/2018

Volvo steps up with D11 and D13 engine upgrades

Volvo Trucks is upgrading its D11 and D13 diesel engines for its FH, FM and FMX models, ahead of the introduction of the Euro VI Step D regulation.
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07/12/2018

Microlise acquires 20% stake in Trakm8

Telematics business Microlise is to acquire a 20% stake in Trakm8, an AIM-listed telematics firm, citing “exciting opportunities to collaborate”.
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07/12/2018

New £5.3m facility for Scania Bridgwater

Scania’s new Bridgwater facility was officially inaugurated this week (5 December) by Torbjörn Sohlström, Sweden’s ambassador to the UK. The event was attended by transport operators, local dignitaries, and representatives from Scania ...
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06/12/2018

Everywoman awards for 2019 open for entries

Entries are now open for the 2019 Everywoman in Transport & Logistics awards.
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06/12/2018

Renault package flattens competition at Comley Demolition

Basingstoke-based contractor Comley Demolition has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, citing build quality and dealer service as key to the deal.
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06/12/2018

Face the facts: cyclists want to see driver’s face, says survey

Nine out of ten cyclists and motorcyclists realise truck drivers have limited visibility, but 61% of them admit to having stopped or passed on the inside of a vehicle which then turned left.
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05/12/2018

Eddie Stobart cements five-year deal with Tarmac

Tarmac has awarded a five-year deal to Eddie Stobart to help its cement and lime division move from a national to a regional transport operation.
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05/12/2018

RB Watts raises the roof with another Fuso Canter

Norfolk-based roofing business RB Watts has taken delivery of a second Fuso Canter truck, following impressive performance from its first which arrived less than six months ago.
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05/12/2018

Regulator confirms 2019 financial standing levels for operators

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has confirmed the 2019 financial standing levels for standard operator licences will increase to £8,000 for the first vehicle and to £4,450 for each additional vehicle.
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04/12/2018

Hayton Coulthard lifts fleet capability with Volvo FH tractors

Scottish haulier Hayton Coulthard Transport has taken delivery of three Volvo FH tractors, the first the operator has ordered with Volvo’s Tandem Axle Lift.
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04/12/2018

Ideas factory: Cartwright and Royal Mail in apprentice exchange

Trailer manufacturer Cartwright Group and Royal Mail are hailing the success of an apprentice exchange initiative, which aims to provide trainees with greater insight into other operations.
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