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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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16/04/2021

CCF launches 27-tonne zero-emission vehicle in London delivery fleet

CCF has worked in collaboration with Electra, to launch what they call the UK’s first 27-tonne curtainside battery electric vehicle (BEV), with 287kWh traction batteries.
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16/04/2021

Dunmow expands fleet with 15 new Hyva skiploaders

Hyva UK has supplied 15 skiploaders to Dunmow Waste Management in the east of England.
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15/04/2021

Farrall’s Group moves up a gear

Family-owned haulage and warehousing specialists, Farrall’s Group of Chester, has recently taken delivery of its first New Generation MAN TGX tractors and two new MAN TGE 3.5 tonne vans.
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14/04/2021

Giti targeting hard urban distribution vehicles with new 17.5” GAU867v1

Giti Tire is targeting the small stop-start city bus and 7.5 tonne delivery vehicle markets with the launch of its Giti GAU867v1 all-position tyre in size 215/75R17.5.
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14/04/2021

ZF Aftermarket celebrates Global Remanufacturing Day 2021

For the fourth year in a row, April 8 was Global Remanufacturing Day, an event organised by international group the Remanufacturing Industries Council to raise the profile of this alternative means of component production that reduces the ...
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13/04/2021

IVECO partners with Plus to develop autonomous trucks

IVECO has signed a memorandum of understanding with technology firm Plus to jointly develop autonomous trucks.
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13/04/2021

Scania (Great Britain) names new managing director

Succeeding Martin Hay, who leaves the business at the end of June, is James Armstrong. He will officially take up this post on 1 July 2021.
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12/04/2021

Daimler celebrates 125 years of the truck

One of the greatest talents of inventor Gottlieb Daimler was finding new areas of application for his engine. He invented the motorcycle, then went to the motorised trolley car, a motorised firefighting hose and then, almost inevitably, to ...
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12/04/2021

UK dealers win big at DAF 2021 awards

UK DAF Dealer group, Lawrence Vehicles Ltd. – which comprises the Lancashire DAF and Lothian DAF dealerships plus two TRP all-makes parts shops – has picked up the manufacturer’s pan-European, International Dealer of the Year award.
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09/04/2021

Marshall Fleet Solutions plans Midlands depot for 2022

Commercial vehicle services company Marshall Fleet Solutions is investing in a brand new, multi-million pound, 26,000 m² purpose-built flagship depot that will be centrally located in Tamworth in the Midlands.
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09/04/2021

Jost officially launches KKS automatic coupling system

The new KKS automatic coupling system enables the driver to couple and uncouple the semi-trailer via remote control – automatically, safely and quickly. Therefore, you can increase efficiency, con-venience and safety with one single ...
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08/04/2021

UK-first Astra 7.2t Daily EV conversion

Chassis conversion specialist Astra Vehicle Technologies is working with Guest Truck and Van to produce an electric 7.2 tonne IVECO Daily.
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08/04/2021

New Volvo sweeper brushes up for ISM Waste

Bury-based ISM Waste has taken delivery of a new Volvo FL road sweeper to keep its waste transfer facility, yard and adjoining local roads clean and tidy.
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07/04/2021

Miniclipper Logistics celebrates half century with £5.5m investment

Miniclipper Logistics celebrated its half century of trading on 23 March 2021 by announcing a £5.5 million investment in its transport and warehousing divisions.
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07/04/2021

Juratek acquires Bettaparts

Juratek has acquired Bettaparts Ltd in a deal that will see the Doncaster-based braking specialist take 100% control of the Bradford-based distributor.
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06/04/2021

Ford ‘smart mirror’ provides van drivers with a rear view through opaque rear ...

Ford is introducing a ‘smart mirror’ - a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic rear view for the driver of Transit and Transit Custom vans.
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06/04/2021

H2Haul wins hydrogen transport award

European publicly-funded hydrogen R&D project H2Haul received the Hydrogen Transport Award at the first edition of the World Hydrogen Awards organised by the Sustainable Energy Council.
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01/04/2021

HSE alert: look out for modified road tanker pressure/vacuum relief valves

The Health and Safety Executive has published an alert warning that users of hazardous goods tanks should visually inspect the pressure/vacuum relief valves fitted to tank containers and road tankers. The inspection should establish if ...
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01/04/2021

Knorr-Bremse books €1bn CV brake contract

German brake manufacturer Knorr-Bremse has signed a continuation brake supply contract for series production of braking systems and air treatment systems for an unnamed global truck OEM’s European heavy-duty and medium-duty platforms.
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01/04/2021

UTAC CERAM Millbrook opens new chassis dynamometer for truck powertrain testing ...

UTAC CERAM Millbrook has officially opened its new four-wheel drive VTEC (variable temperature emissions chamber) facility, allowing truck engineers to conduct a wider range of powertrain tests on larger vehicles than before. (The new name ...
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31/03/2021

Cardiff Council drives safety with new Mercedes-Benz Econic impact-protection ...

The safety of motorists and members of their own highways team was uppermost in the minds of Cardiff Council procurement chiefs when they ordered two new Mercedes-Benz trucks to help traffic flow smoothly in and around the city.
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31/03/2021

Stagecoach orders 46 BYD ADL electric buses for fleets in Scotland

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK jointly announced today that their electric vehicle partnership has taken firm orders from Stagecoach for 46 full-electric buses.
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30/03/2021

RiverRidge invests in driver tracking with connected fleet management solution

Irish waste recovery specialist RiverRidge has invested in an integrated vehicle camera and telematics solution to maximise driver safety and compliance, while mitigating insurance risk on non-fault accidents.
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30/03/2021

R. Keith Price haulage mixes it up

North Powys-based family business, R. Keith Price Haulage Limited, has taken delivery of its first Renault Truck, a C380 6x4 with day cab and 7m McPhee mixer drum.
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29/03/2021

New look for Primark: LNG tractors pull LST trailers

Having taken delivery of new, higher capacity LSTs (longer semi-trailers) in August 2020, Primark has rolled out a fleet of new natural gas-powered trucks for its UK transport operations.
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