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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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09/04/2019

Bridgestone highlights ROI potential of FleetPulse

Bridgestone is reminding operators that they can achieve reduced downtime, improved visibility of vehicle condition and fewer potentially dangerous breakdowns with its FleetPulse fleet management solution.
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09/04/2019

Nagel Langdons starts trial of Terberg truck in London

Food distribution business Nagel Langdons is starting a trial this month in London of a multi-temperature, low-emissions vehicle from Terberg DTS UK.
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08/04/2019

IVECO partners with Verizon Connect on Daily van telematics

IVECO is now equipping all new Daily vans with telematics and mobile workforce management technology from Verizon Connect.
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08/04/2019

City of London to become first local authority with fully electric RCV fleet

The City of London Corporation has awarded a “tech-driven” waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract to Veolia – with the City set to become the first UK local authority to run a fleet of fully electric refuse ...
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08/04/2019

Three men clock up nine years for tacho fraud UPDATED

Three men convicted of industrial-scale tachograph manipulation and money laundering offences were sentenced last week (5 April) to a total of nine years in prison at Preston Crown Court.
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05/04/2019

Cormac branches out with first Isuzu trucks

Highways and environment business Cormac, part of the Conserv Group, has taken delivery of its first Isuzu trucks, citing payload, ergonomics and compact footprint as reasons for the deal.
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05/04/2019

TWT Logistics turns to Tiger for fleet upgrade

Cardiff-based TWT Logistics Group has taken delivery of the first of a batch of new trailers from Tiger Trailers, as parts of its 2019 fleet modernisation plan.
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05/04/2019

Dennis Eagle adds Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 Max to all new chassis

Dennis Eagle has announced that all of its new chassis now benefit from the addition of Allison Transmission’s FuelSense 2.0 Max technology, a package of features said to improve fuel performance by up to 6%.
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04/04/2019

Operators urged to consider fuel efficiency of accessories

Operators are being urged to consider fuel efficiency when specifying accessories on a new truck.
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04/04/2019

Fletcher Access raises fleet capability with a Mercedes-Benz Unimog

Fletcher Access has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Unimog, with the all-terrain vehicle replacing three vehicles used by the operator to perform the same duties.
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04/04/2019

Ryder hooks up with Trailar solar power system for trucks

Ryder has announced that it is now the exclusive UK provider of the Trailar solar technology system for rigid trucks.
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03/04/2019

Stannah reports £280,000 saving with Fleet Service GB

Stairlift and loading systems supplier Stannah is reporting savings of almost £280,000 in fleet maintenance costs, despite increasing its fleet size by 19%.
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03/04/2019

Haulier reports ‘outstanding’ results from Continental tyre policy

Haulage contractor H&L Transport is reporting “outstanding” results since switching to a Continental-only policy from another premium tyre brand.
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03/04/2019

Courier business signs for expanded Ctrack solution

Courier business JMHC Logistics has expanded its Ctrack telematics solution, fitting tracking technology to an additional 150 vans used for last-mile deliveries.
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02/04/2019

Bridgestone completes purchase of TomTom Telematics

Bridgestone Europe has completed its acquisition of digital fleet solutions provider TomTom Telematics for €910 million, with the deal having secured regulator, shareholder and works council approval.
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02/04/2019

Autoglass wins three-year deal with Eddie Stobart

Autoglass has won a three-year deal to provide vehicle glass repair and replacement services to Eddie Stobart.
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02/04/2019

Woodall Nicholson expands vehicle manufacturing portfolio

Woodall Nicholson Holdings has purchased Scarborough-based JM Engineering and Promech Solutions, adding to its portfolio of vehicle suppliers which includes Mellor Coachcraft and Treka Bus.
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01/04/2019

Matthews Coaches raises capacity with Plaxton Panorama

Irish operator Matthews Coaches has taken delivery of its first double-deck Plaxton Panorama, boosting capacity on a daily route between Dundalk and Dublin.
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01/04/2019

Archway fixed on Volvo chassis for Roadmaster bodies

County Leitrim-based Archway Products has fitted its Roadmaster road repair machinery bodywork to a new Volvo FL rigid – the first time the operator has fitted this body to the FL.
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01/04/2019

Land recovery operator cleans up with Renault Range D sweeper

Land recovery and recycling business Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleansing vehicle to its fleet, a Renault Trucks Range D16 4X2 R Sweeper 250 E6.
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29/03/2019

A Cones makes an impact with bespoke Bevan-bodied Mercedes fleet

Traffic management business A Cones will take delivery of the first of a ten-strong order of new impact protection vehicles (IPVs) next week, at the Traffex 2019 event (NEC, Birmingham; 2-4 April).
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29/03/2019

Enterprise to buy SHB Hire

Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK has signed an agreement to acquire commercial vehicle rental business SHB Hire.
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29/03/2019

WABCO-ZF merger to go ahead

Braking systems supplier WABCO Holdings has announced that its proposed merger with ZF Freidrichshafen is to go ahead, with ZF acquiring WABCO for US $7 billion.
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28/03/2019

Pommier signs UK distribution deal with Edscha

Commercial vehicle bodywork accessory supplier Pommier UK has signed an exclusive distribution contract with German company Edscha Trailer Systems.
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28/03/2019

DVSA trials body cameras for roadside enforcement officers

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has completed its first trial of body cameras for its roadside enforcement staff.
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