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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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25/04/2018

Shell and AirFlow unveil ‘hyper-efficient’ solar truck

Shell Lubricants has partnered with US-based AirFlow Truck Company on a new “hyper fuel-efficient” concept vehicle said to challenge the definition of truck efficiency.
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25/04/2018

Operator lifted by Stertil Koni following workshop fire

Construction logistics operator Wm Hamilton & Sons has specified a Stertil Koni Skylift 350 for its vehicle washbay, as part of a workshop reconstruction following a fire at its Larkhall facilities.
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25/04/2018

Scotts builds fleet efficiency with two Volvo FMX tippers

Evesham-based Scotts Plant & Haulage has put two new Volvo FMX tippers into service, citing vehicle build quality and dealer service as reasons for its choice.
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24/04/2018

Simple checks save lives – major tyre study by Highways England and Bridgestone

Almost three quarters of motorway incidents related to tyre failure could be prevented if drivers carry out simple checks.
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24/04/2018

Telematics ticks the boxes for Spar distributor Appleby Westward

Distribution business and wholesaler Appleby Westward has signed a three-year contract to install fleet management technology from Teletrac Navman across its fleet of 14 HGVs and 30 cars.
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24/04/2018

TCR Food Service expands Isuzu distribution fleet

Food manufacturer TCR Food Service has taken delivery of two Isuzu Forward 11-tonne rigids – the latest arrivals in a gradual switch to the marque for its distribution fleet.
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23/04/2018

Peugeot boxes clever with LCV conversion offer

Peugeot has announced a new LCV conversion programme, called Built for Business, offering tippers, box bodies, dropsides, Lutons, low-floor Lutons and curtainsides, all based on its Boxer 335 chassis.
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23/04/2018

Pentalver lifts safety standards with 26 Mercedes-Benz Actros

Container logistics business Pentalver Transport has taken delivery of 26 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors, citing the manufacturer’s “definite edge” with safety features.
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23/04/2018

London Concrete rates DAF for payload and performance

Pre-mixed concrete supplier London Concrete has added 11 DAF New CF 8x4s to its fleet, citing vehicle payload and dealer support as key reasons for the deal.
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20/04/2018

Universal Tyres predicts swift payback on Mobileye

Tyre and vehicle service business Universal Tyres has installed collision-avoidance technology across its 100-strong fleet – and is predicting payback in less than a year.
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20/04/2018

Haulier returns to Volvo for new FH-540 tractor

Aberdeenshire-based Robert Addison Haulage has bought its first Volvo tractor unit in 23 years, with the 3,200mm wheelbase 6x2 tag axle chassis also becoming the inaugural FH model acquired by the operator.
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20/04/2018

Ryder has right ingredients for Longs of Leeds

Longs of Leeds has taken delivery of 25 SDC curtainsider trailers, supplied on contract hire from Ryder, to service its longstanding contract with food business Symington’s.
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19/04/2018

FM Conway ‘revolutionises’ maintenance processes with Freeway

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has implemented a maintenance management system from Freeway Fleet Systems – and says the system has “revolutionised” its operation.
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19/04/2018

Scottish haulier hooks up with Tiger for four new curtainsiders

Haulier Hayton Coulthard has taken delivery of four new curtainsider trailers from Tiger Trailers, after seeing impressive results from a seed trailer which has been in its fleet since 2016.
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19/04/2018

Camera action: guide to GDPR implications

Brigade Electronics is offering a free guidance pack on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its effect on vehicle cameras and recording equipment.
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18/04/2018

Body damage tops list on vehicle safety checks

Body damage is the most common issue identified during commercial vehicle safety checks, followed by windscreen damage, mechanical noises, failed bulbs and internal damage.
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18/04/2018

Fife Council cashes in 15% fuel saving from Webfleet

Fife Council is reporting annual fuel savings of £189,000 following the implementation of a driver improvement programme underpinned by Webfleet, a fleet management solution from TomTom Telematics.
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18/04/2018

Total pledges $1m to new UN Road Safety Trust Fund

Total has pledged its support for the creation of the UN Road Safety Trust Fund and, as a founding member, will contribute $1 million.
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17/04/2018

So-called "world's first" zero-emission combustion-engine truck under ...

Commercial vehicle converter ULEMCo is planning to convert a diesel-powered 16-l Volvo FH truck to run on hydrogen combustion.
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17/04/2018

Aggrecom chooses Volvo FL for latest roadsweeper vehicle

Derbyshire-based tipper operator Aggrecom has taken delivery of a new Volvo roadsweeper truck. Supplied by dealer Hartshorne Motor Services, the Volvo FL 4x2 rigid is powered by a D8K engine producing 247bhp.
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17/04/2018

Fuso Canter weighs in with solution for Evans European Transport

Grimsby-based Evans European Transport has taken delivery of a Fuso Canter 7.5-tonne refrigerated truck fitted with a sleeper body, with “more than a tonne” more payload than other manufacturers could offer.
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17/04/2018

Heavy recovery firm picks up the pace with DAF New XF

Vehicle service and recovery business RD Avery has taken delivery of its first new recovery vehicle, a DAF New XF 530 FAS.
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16/04/2018

Senator drives efficiency with demounts and drawbars from Tiger

Lancashire-based office furniture manufacturer Senator has taken delivery of new drawbar trailers and demount bodies from Tiger Trailers, to help boost efficiency for inner city deliveries.
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16/04/2018

DAF dealer reopens after ‘heroic’ effort by staff

DAF dealer Imperial Commercials reopened its Wellsbourne Park, Warwick site last week (9 April) exactly one month after a serious fire at an adjacent business.
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16/04/2018

First Volvo FL 18-tonne crew cab makes its mark for WJ UK

Road marking business WJ UK has taken delivery of the UK’s first 18-tonne Volvo FL with factory-fitted crew cab, after positive experience with a 16-tonne version.
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