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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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18/10/2019

Scania launches new generation Citywide range

Scania has announced a new generation of its Citywide range for urban and suburban operations, promising lower fuel consumption, higher passenger capacity and improved experience for passengers and driver.
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18/10/2019

ADL launches European Class II version of Enviro500

Alexander Dennis (ADL) is unveiling a European Class II inter-urban version of its three-axle Enviro500 double-decker at this week’s Busworld Europe event (Brussels; 18-23 October).
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18/10/2019

Cummins cleans up bus gas engine to ‘close to zero’ emissions

Cummins says its L9N natural gas bus engine can now achieve “close to zero emission levels” of NOx and particulate matter, following a number of design enhancements.
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17/10/2019

Certas launches upgraded FuelTrace solution

Fuels and lubricants supplier Certas Energy has released an upgraded version of FuelTrace, its integrated telematics and fleet management solution.
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17/10/2019

Bathroom distributor taps into benefits of Mercedes-Benz

Bathroom distributor Qualitex Supplies has taken delivery of two more Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks, citing build quality and reliability as reasons for its 30-year relationship with the brand.
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17/10/2019

New name and new deals for Rivus Fleet Solutions

Rivus Fleet Solutions – the new name for BT Fleet Solutions – has announced contract wins with construction company Kier Group and Highways England.
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17/10/2019

Maritime Transport orders 330 trucks from Scania

Maritime Transport has confirmed orders with Scania for a total of 330 tractors for delivery during 2019/20, reaffirming its longstanding relationship with the marque.
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16/10/2019

Recovery firm picks up two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Breakdown business Millers Recovery has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, its first two from the latest generation of Sprinters, which have joined its fleet of four other vans, heavy breakdown trucks and low-loader ...
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16/10/2019

XPO Logistics acquires 100 Stralis NP tractors

XPO Logistics has purchased 100 Stralis NP tractors, from IVECO, for its fleet based in France.
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15/10/2019

Archbold Logistics switches to fuel-efficient DAF XF tractors

Archbold Logistics is taking delivery of 16 DAF XF tractors, replacing its fleet of non-DAF units, after a demonstrator unit delivered fuel savings of 0.5mpg.
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15/10/2019

New cribbing and jacking blocks boost workshop safety

Outriggerpads has released a new range of cribbing and jacking blocks to help improve workshop safety.
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15/10/2019

European Braking Systems opens new facility in Manchester

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer European Braking Systems (EBS) has opened a new remanufacturing and technical centre in Trafford Park, Manchester.
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15/10/2019

Grayson installs mobile lifts for bus retrofit project

Grayson Thermal Systems is using heavy-duty mobile lifting equipment from Totalkare for one of the largest single operator exhaust retrofit projects in Europe.
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14/10/2019

ZF accelerates fuel savings with EcoLife 2

ZF has released information on the EcoLife 2, the latest generation of its automatic transmission for city buses, declaring the new version to be lighter, more efficient, more robust and easier to maintain.
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14/10/2019

TfL releases free Ordnance Survey data to reduce bridge strikes

Transport for London has partnered with Ordnance Survey to offer vehicle operators free access to information on height restrictions for tunnels and bridges.
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14/10/2019

First Scania vehicle for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) has taken delivery of the first of a 33-strong order for Scania fire appliances.
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11/10/2019

Bahco powers up battery boosting range

Bahco has upgraded its range of heavy-duty battery boosters, designed to start large diesel engines in cold temperatures.
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11/10/2019

Six new Sprinters for Priority Transport

Express delivery business Priority Transport has taken delivery of six Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from the new range, replacing six older Sprinters in its 14-strong van fleet.
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11/10/2019

DAF unveils lightweight, fuel-efficient rear axle

DAF Components will be showcasing a new, lightweight driven rear axle at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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11/10/2019

Majorlift nets security accreditation

Lifting equipment manufacturer Majorlift has achieved accreditation to Cyber Essentials, a security standard to prove safety of online systems.
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10/10/2019

Europe’s largest truck wash opens at new site

Lymm Truckwash – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – will open its new £2.3m Cheshire site on 14 October.
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10/10/2019

All-electric shuttle buses land at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport has taken delivery of three Enviro200EV battery-powered buses to replace diesel buses on its shuttle operation for the long-stay car park – making it the first airport in the UK to switch to all-electric car park shuttles.
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10/10/2019

Cummins to debut new electric power system at Busworld Europe

Cummins will unveil a new battery-electric system – including a new low-profile battery – at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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09/10/2019

Chemical business shifts to Volvo for double-digit fuel saving

KMG Ultra Pure Chemicals has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, an FH 540 4x2 tractor, which the operator says is already proving 10% more fuel efficient than other vehicles in the fleet.
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09/10/2019

FleetCheck interface brings dashcam footage to the office

FleetCheck has designed a new interface allowing dashcam video to be imported directly in the fleet management system, a development said to offer “considerable potential”, according to the company.
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