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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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12/01/2018

Volvo ‘the clear winner’ for Haldane Fisher fleet expansion

Builders and plumbers merchant Haldane Fisher has expanded its fleet with its first Volvo trucks, describing the manufacturer as “the clear winner” on product quality and dealer support.
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12/01/2018

DVSA road tests reveal 300 lorries fitted with emissions cheat devices

In August 2017, DVSA started to include checks for emissions cheat devices in roadside checks of lorries at five locations across Great Britain.
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12/01/2018

Wabco to supply AMT valves to European OEM

Wabco has signed a deal with a major European truck and bus manufacturer to supply automated manual transmission (AMT) valve technology.
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12/01/2018

Hoban Transport boosts compliance confidence with r2c Online

Waste haulage business Hoban Transport is reporting increased productivity, visibility and compliance confidence since adopting r2c Online’s fleet management platform last year.
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11/01/2018

Kier sees benefits with Brigade’s vehicle recording systems

Kier Environmental has fitted CCTV solutions, from Brigade Electronics, to a 40-strong fleet of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) that it deploys on a contract for Walthamstow Forest Borough Council.
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11/01/2018

Former SOE president joins Ryder in new engineering role

Commercial vehicle contract hire business Ryder has appointed Shaun Stephenson to the newly created role of director of engineering.
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11/01/2018

LVT Transport specifies double-sided Sprinter

Pontyclun-based LVT Transport has taken delivery of another Mercedes-Benz vehicle to its fleet – a Sprinter with an unusual body specification of one rigid side and one curtainside.
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10/01/2018

National bus survey reports falling passenger numbers

The number of local bus passenger journeys in England fell by 70 million, or 1.5%, to 4.44 billion in the year ending March 2017, according to official figures published by the Department for Transport in December.
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10/01/2018

Kier Highways saves time and money with TH White barrier rig

Kier Highways has taken delivery of a new barrier rig, built by TH White Lorry Cranes and ordered on Kier’s behalf by LC Vehicle Hire.
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10/01/2018

VW Commercial Vehicles extends scrappage scheme

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is extending its scrappage scheme, first launched in September 2017, to encourage operators to acquire new petrol or diesel Euro 6 models.
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10/01/2018

Volvo quality secures clean sweep at Berrisford

Derbyshire-based Berrisford Sweeper Hire has taken delivery of a new Volvo FE-818, fitted with a Johnston sweeper body – the first in the operator’s planned fleet upgrade to all-Volvo vehicles.
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09/01/2018

Eddie Stobart launches second training academy

Following the successful launch of its previously in-house training academy last year near Warrington, Cheshire, Eddie Stobart is opening a brand-new training facility in the Midlands.
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09/01/2018

CV Show 2018 open for visitor registration

The 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show is now open for registration, with organisers promising “no better environment” for anyone involved in the road transport industry.
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09/01/2018

Van sales fall for first time since 2012 – SMMT

Van registrations for 2017 were down by 3.6% for the year – the sector’s first annual fall since 2012.
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09/01/2018

Kwik Fit regains British Gas tyre business

British Gas has reappointed Kwik Fit as the exclusive supplier of tyre-related services for its 12,500-strong van fleet.
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08/01/2018

NewCold expands with double-deckers from Ryder

NewCold has taken on 15 double-deck trailers from commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider Ryder.
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08/01/2018

HB Clark calls time on ageing fleet with DAF New LF rigids

Drinks wholesaler HB Clark has taken delivery of six DAF New LF 16-tonne rigid curtainsiders, with two more arriving shortly. The order is the first stage of a fleet modernisation programme and, says the operator, DAF was chosen for its ...
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08/01/2018

FTA fleet maintenance prize for Suttons Group

Global logistics business Suttons Group has received a 2017 roadworthiness award from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which cited the Widnes-based group’s high standards of fleet safety, compliance and efficiency.
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08/01/2018

Veolia cleans up with CNG-powered Daily vans

Waste management organisation Veolia has taken delivery of three IVECO Daily Natural Power vans for use on a new graffiti-removal contract for London Borough of Camden.
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05/01/2018

Motward dedicates new Volvo FH tractor to managing director

Pallet distributor and wood waste recycling firm Motward has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH16-750 tractor and has dedicated it to boss Jason Tolhurst.
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05/01/2018

DfT clamps down on concrete trucks

Volumetric concrete mixers face capacity limitations, the loss of their operator licence exception and the need for annual tests later this year, as they are brought into the mainstream of commercial vehicle enforcement following a ...
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05/01/2018

Council drives new collection regime with Mercedes-Benz Econics

Aylesbury Vale District Council is investing in a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Econics for its waste collection and recycling operation.
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05/01/2018

Vehicle repair firm returns to Stertil Koni for workshop lift

Vehicle repair firm Stepney Brothers has taken delivery of a second two-post lift from Stertil Koni to support growing demand for its services.
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04/01/2018

Cartwright and Poundworld collaborate on load-maximising new trailer

UK retailer Poundworld has developed a unique trailer in collaboration with Cartwright Group, following the successful trial of a concept trailer that can fit up to 52 pallets through a more efficient loading process.
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04/01/2018

Vertu Volkswagen Hereford supplies 42 vans to electrical contractor

Vertu Volkswagen is helping a Hereford-based business to grow with a delivery of 42 new vans within three months.
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