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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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23/07/2018

Narrow Aisle rates ‘impressive insight’ from Ctrack Online

Materials handling equipment manufacturer Narrow Aisle has renewed a telematics contract with Ctrack to manage its service engineer van fleet.
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23/07/2018

R Collard weighs in with new Volvo flagship

Demolition and waste management business R Collard has taken delivery of a new flagship Volvo FH16-750 8x4 pusher Tag Axle Tridem heavy haulage tractor.
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20/07/2018

Drainfast meets need for speed with Maxoptra

Drainage product supplier Drainfast is reporting fleet efficiency improvements and increased service levels since implementing the Maxoptra routing and scheduling system.
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20/07/2018

New licence derogation ‘progressive step’ to alternative fuels

The government’s recent announcement of a new 4.25-tonne licence derogation has been welcomed by vehicle leasing business Arval, which is calling it “a progressive step” towards more alternative-fuelled vans.
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20/07/2018

Catering firm orders 37 new Isuzu trucks

Reynolds Catering Supplies has ordered 37 vehicles from Isuzu, as part of a fleet upgrade, including 12 of the new Forward 13.5-tonne rigids.
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19/07/2018

Lothian renews tyre management deal with Michelin

Bus operator Lothian has renewed its Effitires contract with Michelin Solutions for a further three years.
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19/07/2018

Eaton Transport has service wrapped up with Range T

Cambridgeshire-based haulier Eaton Transport has taken delivery of two Renault Range T480 6x2s, citing “excellent service” and good fuel performance as key reasons for returning to the brand.
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19/07/2018

Swithenbank drives up compliance with Carrier’s engineless refrigeration

Fresh produce supplier Swithenbank has taken delivery of 15 DAF LF 18-tonne trucks fitted with Carrier Transicold’s Syberia engineless refrigeration units, including five Twincool models for multi-temperature operations.
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18/07/2018

Actros tractors keep wheels turning at Falkirk Car Carriers

Falkirk Car Carriers has taken delivery of a second Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor, after the first delivered on reliability and driver appeal.
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18/07/2018

Euro Packaging boxes clever with eight Volvo FE rigids

Euro Packaging UK has taken delivery of eight new Volvo FE rigids, declaring the new vehicles to be good value for money and “the right tools for the job”.
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18/07/2018

Horseman Coaches signs £3m deal with Plaxton

Reading-based Horseman Coaches has taken delivery of two Plaxton Leopards and ordered 10 Panther Executive coaches, in a £3m investment to upgrade its fleet ahead of the introduction of the London ULEZ next year.
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17/07/2018

Savings flow for Anglian Water in Michelin Agilis CrossClimate trial

Anglian Water is reporting positive early results from its trial of Michelin’s new Agilis CrossClimate van tyres, including up to twice the lifespan of its previous fitments.
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17/07/2018

Wincanton sees ‘unquestionable’ benefits with Autoglass deal

Logistics operator Wincanton has appointed Autoglass to manage vehicle glass repair and replacement for its 3,700-strong fleet of commercial vehicles and 400-plus cars.
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17/07/2018

Ocado boosts green credentials with 29 CNG trucks from IVECO

Online grocery retailer Ocado is adding 29 new IVECO Stralis NP tractors to its 147-strong fleet, in what’s said to be the largest order in the UK for single-fuel gas-powered trucks of any manufacturer.
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16/07/2018

Volvo FMX tips it for J O’Doherty Haulage

North London-based construction operator J O’Doherty Haulage has taken delivery of 10 new Volvo FMX tippers, part of an upgrade of its 60-strong fleet ahead of the introduction of the ultra-low emissions zone in London next year.
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16/07/2018

Mercedes Antos takes slice of meat wholesaler’s fleet

Meat wholesaler Tican Chilled has taken delivery of eight Mercedes-Benz Antos 18-tonne rigid trucks with Chereau fridge bodies, all supplied on contract hire by Ryder.
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16/07/2018

Hiab opens largest UK sales and service depot

Load handling equipment supplier Hiab has opened a new sales and service depot in Dudley, West Midlands – said to be its largest service site in the UK, at 1,860sqm.
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13/07/2018

OEMs respond to official statistics showing fourth consecutive annual increase ...

Official statistics released in June show the fourth consecutive annual increase in the number of recalls launched for heavy goods vehicles and heavy goods vehicles, both in terms of the number of separate recalls launched, and the number ...
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13/07/2018

Number one for Genesis with limited edition Actros

Haulage firm Genesis 2014 has taken delivery of a limited edition Mercedes-Benz Actros1, one of a maximum of 100 to be manufactured.
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13/07/2018

Quarry operator hits milestone as 5,000th FORS member

Quarry operator and aggregates merchant J Suttle Transport has become the 5,000th member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
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13/07/2018

Funding opens to support transport projects in Africa and South Asia

Companies are being invited to apply for funding to support projects to boost transport efficiency and safety in low-income countries across Africa and South Asia.
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12/07/2018

DAF Trucks wins award for apprentice programme

DAF Trucks has won the employer partner of the year award from City of Bristol College.
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12/07/2018

AD Bly taps into £100,000 saving with fleet management software

Construction business AD Bly is reporting savings of £100,000 after implementing a combined technology solution designed to cut maintenance bills, improve driver behaviour and reduce mileage.
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12/07/2018

Line-up of cool Sprinter conversions

CoolKit has secured the first fleet order from Wellocks for its new insulated box vans, while Paneltex has delivered three temperature-controlled body Sprinter conversions at the Mercedes-Benz Van Experience Live event.
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11/07/2018

Schmitz offers retrofit service for ‘smart’ reefers

Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system can now be retrofitted to any make of trailer, giving operators the ability to tap into real-time data and potentially reduce operating costs.
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