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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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22/01/2021

FPT Industrial leads DME fuel project development project

A Swiss subsidiary of IVECO’s engine maker FPT Industrial is developing an innovation project into the use of alternative fuel DME in an 11-litre heavy duty engine.
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22/01/2021

NewCold pod to play key role at new Corby facility

Refrigerated goods logistics company NewCold is installing an automated loading system for double-deck trailers at its Corby site scheduled to open in autumn.
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21/01/2021

Isuzu sparks into action with new Swindon truck dealer

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK has announced the appointment of Sparks Commercial Services as a full dealer based in Swindon, Wiltshire.
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20/01/2021

Dennis Eagle’s first 'eCollect' full-electric RCVs enter service

Dennis Eagle’s eCollect all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) has gone into service with customers around the UK. The 26-tonne vehicle is said to be the first fully-integrated RCV designed by an original equipment manufacturer.
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20/01/2021

Altrad enhances fleet safety with Trakm8

Altrad Services UK worked with Trakm8 to monitor driver behaviour on its 1,400-vehicle fleet. Over a few years, the system demonstrated positive results.
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19/01/2021

MAN appoints Manchetts Group in Peterborough

MAN Truck & Bus has confirmed Manchetts PB (trading as Manchetts Peterborough) as a MAN sales, service and parts dealer in the Peterborough area, following its takeover of a business formerly managed by Motus Commercials.
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19/01/2021

Amco truck fleet takes solar technology on the road

Logistics company Amco has fitted Trailar solar panels on its fleet.
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18/01/2021

Mix of 6x4 and 8x4 IVECO Stralis X-Way tippers for Devonian haulier

Jeremy Bishop Haulage has doubled its IVECO fleet by taking delivery of two Stralis X-WAY 26-tonne 6x4 tippers (AD260X42Z OFF) with Active Day (AD) cabs.
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15/01/2021

Scania introduces disengaging tandem axle

Scania has introduced a tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function.
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15/01/2021

Anti-crystallisation AdBlue solution

Total UK has launched CLEARNOX, which prevents crystallisation in the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system in on-road and off-road vehicles including HGVs, buses and coaches, and construction and agricultural equipment.
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14/01/2021

Midlands Truck & Van opens new-build Birmingham dealership

The new £7 million dealership of Mercedes-Benz dealer Midlands Truck & Van, on Cornwall Road, Smethwick welcomed its first customers in December.
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14/01/2021

Cartwrights expands fleet with Hiab loaders

West Midlands-based Cartwrights Waste Disposal has added four new Hiab Multilift skip loaders and a hook loader installed on DAF chassis to its fleet of specialist trucks.
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13/01/2021

Cummins brings first dual-dosing urea injection system to market for Scania V8

Cummins has successfully completed the integration of a dual-dosing urea injection system for the new Scania V8 range, contributing to enhanced emissions control and improved fuel-efficiency for the most powerful truck engine on the road ...
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13/01/2021

Herd Business delivers custom cushioned racking for Luton box van conversions

Van hire supplier Herd Business has delivered a fleet of liveried Luton CR35 Volkswagen Crafters to Tramo UK.
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12/01/2021

BYD ADL partnership brings e-bus assembly to UK

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK will commence the design and assembly of chassis for the BYD ADL partnership's electric single and double deck buses for the British market at ADL's facilities in the UK.
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12/01/2021

Maritime awards £1.3m of safety bonuses to drivers

Maritime Transport reports that it saw a significant reduction in road-related incidents and an increase in the number of drivers who achieved top-end telematics grades in 2020.
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11/01/2021

Scania (Great Britain) wins its largest-ever European civilian truck order

Scania (Great Britain) has won an order for a minimum of 2,250 trucks from Consortium Purchasing, an operation led by William Stobart, executive chairman of GreenWhiteStar Acquisitions, which owns Eddie Stobart, The Pallet Network, and ...
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11/01/2021

Kent food distributor thinks small

Kent Frozen Foods (KFF) has taken delivery of 31 new IVECO vehicles, 13 Eurocargo rigids and 18 Daily box vans from Kent dealer Haynes Trucks.
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08/01/2021

MAN Truck & Bus UK acquires central England’s HRVS Group

MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd has purchased the HRVS Group and, in so doing, has acquired five dealerships located in Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford, and a customer workshop in Burton-upon-Trent.
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07/01/2021

Mandata acquires Stirling

Newcastle-headquartered Mandata (Management and Data Services) Ltd has acquired transport software provider Stirling Solutions.
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07/01/2021

DVSA updates guidance and enforcement documents in run-up to old tyre ban

In December, DVSA announced that tyres aged over 10 years will be banned on the front axles of lorries, buses, coaches and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats).
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06/01/2021

TIP launches BrakePlus, an electronic braking performance monitoring system

TIP Trailer Services has launched BrakePlus, which it says will provide fleet operators with an alternative to carrying out physical roller brake tests throughout the year.
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06/01/2021

Millbrook to merge with UTAC CERAM

Automotive testing organisations Millbrook and UTAC CERAM of France have reached an agreement to merge their operations to create a market leading group in vehicle testing, homologation and emerging technologies for autonomous, connected ...
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05/01/2021

New MAXUS full-electric 3.5t panel van

MAXUS's eDELIVER 9 follows the eDELIVER 3, which launched in summer 2020. Two sizes are available: the 5.5m-long medium wheelbase (MH) offering 9.7m3 cargo volume and 5.94m-long long wheelbase (LH) offering 11m3.
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04/01/2021

Ryder supplies Transcentral with trucks and trailers on collision cover

West Midlands-based warehousing and logistics firm Transcentral has taken delivery of new trucks and trailers, all protected by a collision damage vehicle cover package provided by commercial vehicle and services supplier Ryder.
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