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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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05/06/2020

Tablet-based engineering at Gregory

Gregory Distribution has equipped its fleet engineers with mobile devices to replace a significant amount of paperwork in workshops.
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05/06/2020

More COVID-19 coach safety products from Irizar

Coachmaker Irizar Group has developed two products to help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus among passengers.
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04/06/2020

Latest round of Isuzus for drinks wholesaler

Dorset drink wholesaler Nectar Imports has taken delivery of five new Isuzu trucks into the Nectar fleet.
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04/06/2020

Caetano full-electrics begin London service for Abellio

The first five full-electric buses in a fleet of 34 have started operating on one of two London bus routes operated by Abellio.
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03/06/2020

Fowler Welch opts for fridge-freezer from Carrier in latest trailer order

Food distribution company Fowler Welch has taken delivery of 45 new Schmitz Cargobull semitrailers mounted with Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT refrigeration units.
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03/06/2020

Knorr-Bremse snaps up US steering systems firm Sheppard

Commercial vehicle braking system supplier Knorr-Bremse has acquired steering systems manufacturer R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc of the USA, for $149.5 million.
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02/06/2020

Roll on summer with Michelin’s new LCV tyre

Michelin has launched its new Agilis 3 summer tyre for light commercial vehicles.
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02/06/2020

Tower Transit adds full-electric double-deckers to London fleet

London bus operator, Tower Transit, has ordered 37 Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare.
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01/06/2020

ZF completes WABCO acquisition

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has successfully completed the acquisition of US commercial vehicle technology supplier WABCO, having gained approval from all required regulatory authorities.
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01/06/2020

DfT ends COVID-19 EU drivers’ hours relaxation, but offers fortnight’s ...

To help facilitate the movement of essential goods, the UK government temporarily relaxed enforcement of both EU and GB drivers’ hours rules on 23 March.
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29/05/2020

Integrated trailer TPMS launched by Continental and Mercedes-Benz

Continental Tyres and Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have created a new integrated digital TPMS, designed specifically to meet the unique safety requirements of fleets using trailers, especially multidecks.
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29/05/2020

DAF does the heavy lifting for Recovery North West

Wirral-based recovery and automotive logistics firm Recovery North West has taken delivery of six new DAF vehicles as part of its ongoing fleet renewal strategy.
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28/05/2020

COVID-19 lockdown harshest in UK, according to new CV telematics benchmarking ...

The UK has witnessed some of the lowest levels of commercial transport activity in Europe compared to the pre-COVID baseline, particularly since 23 March.
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28/05/2020

All-makes fridge monitor launched by Marshall Fleet Solutions UPDATED

MFS TempLog captures temperature data for any transport refrigeration system, and can be fitted to any refrigerated van, truck or trailer.
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27/05/2020

SFS rolls on with Bandvulc for Teignbridge waste fleet

Specialist Fleet Services, a contract hire and fleet management supplier to local authorities across the UK, is seeing its relationship with Teignbridge District Council move into an 18th year, owed in part to its tyre supply and ...
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26/05/2020

In it for the long haul, Brian Easey acquires top-of-the-range Volvo tractor

Brian Easey Transport has added a fourth Volvo to its fleet, taking delivery of a new 44t FH Lite tractor with I-Save for the hauliers’ long-distance tanker operation.
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26/05/2020

Terberg DTS updates its terminal tractor

Terberg DTS UK has launched a fourth generation of its YT tractor range, to be known as the YT193/223, succeeding the YT182/222 logistics and terminal tractor.
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22/05/2020

Air suspension service safety alert

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert concerning work around vehicle air suspension systems used on commercial vehicles such as buses and coaches, refuse vehicles, goods vehicles and tankers.
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22/05/2020

Rivus garage network joins ServicePoint scheme for vans and passenger cars

The 55-strong Rivus (formerly BT Fleet) garage network has now been made available to users of the ServicePoint fleet service, maintenance and repair platform for cars and vans with or without an Allstar fuel card.
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21/05/2020

Irizar provides retrofit COVID-19 bus screens and air purifier

Irizar is aiding UK coach operators in the fight against coronavirus with the launch of two systems that will help to protect passengers and drivers against airborne infection.
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21/05/2020

Ryder expands FleetCare operation with investment in Devizes

Commercial vehicle rental, contract hire, and maintenance services business Ryder is expanding its Devizes operations and creating new local employment opportunities within its FleetCare business of a network of approved commercial vehicle ...
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20/05/2020

Gas supplier goes electric

Gas supplier Calor is delivering its bottled butane and propane to customers in central London using a battery-powered Fuso eCanter.
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19/05/2020

Stagecoach and ViaVan launch Nottinghamshire nursemobile

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ViaVan and Stagecoach have launched the UK’s first demand-responsive public bus service exclusively for essential NHS workers, powered by a mobile app.
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19/05/2020

Hiab launches free version of connectivity platform

Lorry loader crane manufacturer Hiab has changed the way it offers the HiConnect remote monitoring system for all connected Hiab loader cranes, Multilift hooklifts, Moffett truck mounted forklifts and Waltco tail-lifts.
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18/05/2020

Balance of fleet tips toward Renault

Shropshire aggregate and landscaping supplier Evans Aggregates has added two Range C460 8x4s to its line-up, making the brands represented in its 13-truck mixed fleet a Renault majority.
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