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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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24/01/2020

Renault wins first slice of the Warburtons fleet

Bakery business Warburtons has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, adding three Range T430 4x2 tractors to its 900-strong fleet.
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24/01/2020

Haulier relies on Scania with six new 44-tonners

Norfolk-based haulier Ge-Be Transport has expanded its fleet with six new Scania 44-tonne tractors, citing product reliability and dealer support for its choice.
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24/01/2020

Bevan charges into electric market with Nissan e-NV200

West Midlands-based Bevan Group has signed a deal with conversion specialist Voltia, of Slovakia, to assemble and market the zero-emission Nissan e-NV200 van.
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23/01/2020

Bridgestone helps prisoners to unlock their potential

Bridgestone has embarked on a project with HM Prison Featherstone to give prisoners the opportunity to acquire commercial tyre training qualifications.
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23/01/2020

Noone Transport picks Cool Liners for security and flexibility

Noone Transport has taken delivery of 10 more Cool Liners from Krone, joining existing double-deck and standard Cool Liners already in operation in its 70-strong mixed trailer fleet.
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23/01/2020

Ryder supplies 78 Sprinter vans for Costa Coffee contract

Logistics business Kuehne + Nagel has taken delivery of 78 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter refrigerated vans for use on its contract with Costa Coffee.
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22/01/2020

Sensible sensors: Brigade welcomes Direct Vision amendment

Brigade Electronics has welcomed a change to London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requirements to prevent “false positive” alerts when vehicles are turning left.
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22/01/2020

VWS weighs in with offer for Red Forge customers

Vehicle Weighing Solutions says it is offering assistance to customers of Redditch-based Red Forge, which ceased trading on 11 December.
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22/01/2020

CRS builds future-proof fleet with Isuzu Grafter tippers

Somerset-based CRS Building Supplies has taken delivery of seven Isuzu Grafter tipper trucks, as part of a £1.2m fleet investment programme covering delivery trucks and materials handling equipment.
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21/01/2020

Totalkare raises its game with £750,000 investment

Vehicle lifting equipment business Totalkare has announced that it is investing £750,000 in new premises and an ERP solution, as part of its plan to increase sales by 25%, following a record 2019.
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21/01/2020

Orbcomm adds working time analysis functionality to FleetManager

Telematics provider Orbcomm has launched a new workspace within its FleetManager platform to provide working time analysis and multilingual documents to manage international drivers.
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21/01/2020

Norwegian wholesaler trials Scania hydrogen-powered electric trucks

Norwegian food wholesaler ASKO is trialling four electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells in a pilot venture with Scania.
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20/01/2020

New look for Blackheath Products with rebranded livery

Halesowen-based Blackheath Products has upgraded its fleet of DAF rigids with new livery applied by Graphics Depot.
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20/01/2020

Hyundai and Kia invest 100m euros in UK electric van business

Hyundai and sister company Kia Motors have announced a €100 million investment in a partnership with Arrival, a UK-based electric vehicle business.
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20/01/2020

York awards £1.6m to bus operators ahead of clean air zone launch

City of York Council has awarded £1.6 million in funding to five bus operators to enable them to retrofit their vehicles to the Euro VI standard, ahead of the introduction of a city centre clean air zone (CAZ) at the end of this month.
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17/01/2020

Mercedes-Benz Atego shows its mettle for Specialized Fabrications

Gosport-based Specialized Fabrications has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Atego truck, citing build quality and safety features as key reasons for its decision.
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17/01/2020

Heavy haulage firm drives digital transformation with Teletrac Navman

Specialist haulage business Chris Wright is making its first move into digital fleet management with Teletrac Navman’s Director platform.
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17/01/2020

Henderson Group increases Renault share of fleet with 29 additions

Northern Ireland-based The Henderson Group has taken delivery of 15 Renault Range T460 and 14 Range D18 vehicles, citing vehicle quality and “exceptional” driver acceptance as reasons for the deal.
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16/01/2020

Prohire delivers sweet solution for Abbey Logistics

Bulk tanker operator Abbey Logistics Group has taken delivery of 11 DAF tractors from Prohire for use on its contract with British Sugar.
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16/01/2020

Online grocery retailer switches to Thermo King electric units

Swedish online grocery business MatHem.se has taken delivery of 30 new vehicles, all fitted with the electric E-200 multi-temperature refrigeration units from Thermo King.
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16/01/2020

Ricardo sells engine tech spin-out to CNH Industrial

Ricardo has announced it is selling its spin-out company Dolphin N2 to CNH Industrial.
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15/01/2020

Oxford could be first UK zero-emission city by end of this year

Oxford could become the first UK city to have a zero emission zone (ZEZ), following plans by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council to introduce a ‘red zone’ in the city at the end of this year.
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15/01/2020

First Glasgow rolls out two zero-emission electric buses

First Glasgow has taken delivery of two all-electric Enviro200 EV buses, built by the BYD-ADL (Alexander Dennis Ltd) partnership, for the M3 route between Milton and Glasgow city centre.
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15/01/2020

New traffic commissioners for the North West and Wales

Two new traffic commissioners have been appointed: Gerallt Evans will be the TC for the north west of England, while Victoria Davies becomes the new TC for Wales.
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14/01/2020

Harrisons Transport expands fleet with eight Volvo FH tractors

Temperature-controlled distribution business Harrisons Transport has added eight Volvo FH 4x2 tractor units to its fleet.
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