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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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10/08/2020

Full-electric eActros trials get closer to UK, but don’t cross the North Sea

Following trials in Germany and Switzerland, Mercedes-Benz Trucks has provided eight test units to customers in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as other customers in Germany.
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07/08/2020

Greggs takes delivery of one of Europe’s first Thermo King hybrid fridges

Bakery Greggs is one of the first customers in Europe to take delivery of Thermo King’s T- and UT-Series hybrid refrigeration systems that switch between diesel and electric mode, allowing transporters to operate in inner cities, ...
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06/08/2020

Hultsteins gains asset finance funder for PTO fridge customers

Hultsteins, the Swedish and British transport refrigeration supplier, has teamed up with First Asset Finance to provide bespoke funding solutions for operators using Hultsteins’ systems.
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06/08/2020

Microlise announces drivers of the year

A trio of drivers from Culina Logistics, Gist and Yodel have scooped the distance categories in the Microlise Driver of The Year Awards 2020.
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05/08/2020

Check your transmission service intervals, advises Allison

?Savings of £200,000 per year on truck transmission servicing costs are planned to be achieved by waste management firm Biffa as a result of advice provided by Allison Transmission.
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05/08/2020

Medical distributor expands 7.5t fleet

With the arrival of six new Isuzu 7.5 tonne N75.190 rigid trucks, York-based company Genta Medical now has gone 100% with Isuzu for its 7.5 tonne distribution vehicles.
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04/08/2020

Triple point: Carrier launches three new transport fridges

Carrier Transicold is introducing three new transport refrigeration units into the UK and Ireland.
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04/08/2020

Geofencing comes to vans

The Ford Transit Custom plug-in hybrid now comes with the option of geofencing technology to help improve urban air quality. The geofencing module will be available later in the year to retrofit to vehicles produced earlier
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03/08/2020

Twelve-month MOT holiday for top fleets

DVSA has announced plans to offer some fleets a 12-month exemption from MOT testing requirements, in an attempt to manage demand at authorised testing facilities (ATFs) as the country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown.
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02/08/2020

Light bodies earn tipper operator extra pounds

Surrey quarry owner and tipper operator J&J Franks has put into service three new tippers fitted with Thompsons’ lightest steel tipper body, the Loadmaster X-Lite. Fully fuelled, each of these new eight-wheelers weighs 12,740kg, thereby ...
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31/07/2020

New electric vehicle tools in Webfleet 3.10

Telematics provider Webfleet Solutions has enhanced its offering with new features that give fleet managers remote insights into their electric and hybrid vehicles.
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31/07/2020

Lucketts Travel uses TruTac to keep on top of data

South-coast-based Lucketts Travel, part of National Express, has been using TruTac compliance control software for over 10 years.
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30/07/2020

Volvo FM is the perfect fit for Height For Hire’s underbridge unit

Height for Hire of Ireland is reaping the benefits of its new Volvo FM 4x2 rigid truck equipped with a versatile underbridge unit to allow survey and construction teams to work beneath bridges without the need for scaffolding.
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29/07/2020

ADL is pick of the patch for Little Gem bus services

ADL has delivered three Enviro200 midibuses to Manchester operator Go Goodwins for its Little Gem-branded bus services.
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29/07/2020

Electronic valve control system launches for heavy diesels

Camcon Automotive is launching the concept of a digital engine for heavy-duty diesels, following development of a dynamic prototype of the technology for passenger cars.
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28/07/2020

VW expands UK commercial vehicle service network

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has brought two new sites on board to increase its dedicated network to 30 authorised repairers and 66 van centres.
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28/07/2020

All-seeing RCVs for Kirklees

Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire, is equipping its new waste and recycling fleet with the latest vehicle safety technology.
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27/07/2020

Project HyTime demonstrates potential of hydrogen dual fuel

Over 14 tonnes of CO2 was saved in a two-year trial involving 11 urban trucks and vans running on green hydrogen dual fuel.
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27/07/2020

Grafter Green ‘absolute perfect truck’ for arboriculture, says Bartlett Tree ...

Isuzu trucks are the standard ‘go to’ vehicle for arboriculture in the UK, according to Bartlett Tree Experts, who has recently added a further five new Isuzus to its nationwide transport fleet.
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23/07/2020

Winter is coming – and now Egis Road Operation is ready

Econ Engineering, the UK’s largest manufacturer of gritters and salt spreading vehicles, has taken delivery of eight new DAF LF 260 ‘Construction’ 4x2 rigid dry-spreaders with the extended day cab to service its customer contract with Egis ...
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23/07/2020

Five new Arocs urban tractors with MirrorCam sharpen LondonEnergy’s safety focus

Waste management service specialist LondonEnergy has underscored its safety ethos by commissioning some of the first Mercedes-Benz Arocs tractor units in the UK to be equipped with MirrorCam digital mirrors.
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22/07/2020

Eurovia Contracting moves urban tippers to low-entry chassis such as Econic

The safety of its staff and other vulnerable road users was the overriding priority for infrastructure leader Eurovia Contracting when it decided to base its latest 32-tonne tipper-grab on a Mercedes-Benz Econic.
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22/07/2020

Ctrack and MaxOptra offer telematics-enabled route optimisation

Ctrack and MaxOptra are collaborating to offer telematics-enabled solutions that use real-time data to support dynamic route planning and planned-versus-actual performance monitoring.
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21/07/2020

FORS across the Channel

Specialist precast concrete transport company Driessen Speciaaltransport from the Netherlands has become the first FORS member internationally to attain FORS Gold - the highest level of the voluntary accreditation scheme.
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21/07/2020

JOST brake pads hit a blue note

JOST UK is launching a new range of high performance disc brake pads for trucks and other large commercial vehicles that are said to feature premium friction material and a profiled design to optimise contact with the discs.
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