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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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18/05/2020

COVID-19 operational return-to-work advice published

On Tuesday 12 May, the government published guidance for operators on safer working principles and risk assessments for transport operators and organisations.
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15/05/2020

Penso brings carbon fibre to CV bodybuilding, starting in home delivery

British engineering firm Penso is launching a new range of ultra-lightweight bodies for 3.5-tonne commercial vehicles.
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15/05/2020

Nuneaton trailer workshop capacity doubled

TIP Trailer Services has opened a new flagship depot created from a brownfield site next door to its existing operation in Nuneaton.
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15/05/2020

Thermo-King still open for business

Thermo King and its dealer network provide continuous and constant support to critical supply chain operations during COVID-19 pandemic.
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14/05/2020

Virtual training receives official sanction

Great Britain’s traffic commissioners have determined that virtual courses can be used in place of classroom-based training to meet licence undertakings, provided that they meet certain criteria to enable them to match classroom-based ...
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14/05/2020

Microlise keeps calm and carries on during COVID-19 pandemic

Telematics firm Microlise has continued to deliver essential engineering support services to customers during the current COVID-19 crisis.
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13/05/2020

Farrall’s all-in-one transport management system

Farrall’s Group, a Chester-based haulier, has installed an integrated transport management system from Mandata.
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13/05/2020

Maxi Haulage signs three-year tyre deal with Goodyear

As part of a three-year deal, Goodyear will supply Maxi Haulage with tyres from the KMAX GEN-2 range, and be supported by roadside assistance service TruckForce.
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12/05/2020

Oxford market stall turns to home delivery with help from Rygor

Family-run greengrocers, Bonners, which has been based out of the historic Oxford covered market for the last 70 years is just one of many businesses forced to diversify their offering to stay open during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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11/05/2020

Bin lorry advertising screens display COVID-19 health messages

Environmental services firm Urbaser has been utilising digital display screens installed on its refuse collection vehicles to broadcast health messages to locked-down residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Welwyn Hatfield ...
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11/05/2020

Orbcomm turns EBS into trailer scales

Orbcomm has introduced a new trailer weight feature to solve the problem of overloaded trailers by accessing data from the electronic braking system (EBS) module.
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07/05/2020

DAF dealer and supply chain team up to deliver urgent order for NHS

DAF Trucks, local dealer Motus Commercials, Solomon Commercials and a number of strategic third-party suppliers have combined to fast-track a delivery of eight DAF LF 180 rigids for NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) as it embarks upon ...
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07/05/2020

MV Commercial vehicle takes UK’s longest Hiab truck-mounted crane

The Volvo FH500 GT 8x2 unit incorporates a Hiab 1058 crane featuring ten hydraulic extensions, giving the vehicle a lifting capability of 2.5 tonnes at a reach of almost 24m.
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06/05/2020

Baker’s dozen expands Fraikin’s mobile support offering

Fraikin has added seven 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and six new mobile technicians to its national network, bolstering the capabilities of its maintenance service.
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06/05/2020

Natural gas haulier’s new relationship with Renault begins with a bang

JGas, the Bathgate, Scotland-based energy provider, has added a second Renault Trucks Range T tractor unit after a positive experience with a seed vehicle.
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05/05/2020

COVID-19 bus driver protection screen launched by Vision Systems

Vision Systems’ Safety Technologies division, which specialises in driver assistance systems and driver protection doors, has developed a screen to help protect bus and coach drivers from possible transmission of the virus when in contact ...
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05/05/2020

Tiger supports goods flow with ten forklift curtainsiders for McGregor

Doncaster-based haulier McGregor Logistics has taken delivery of ten tri-axle, straight-frame bespoke curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers.
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04/05/2020

Yodel specifies all-season tyres for Sprinters as it renews Michelin tyre deal

Parcel carrier Yodel is rolling out a new generation of all-season tyres on 550 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans as part of a new three-year fully-managed Effitires contract with Michelin.
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04/05/2020

EWD Recycling positively disposed to Volvo tippers

Colchester, Essex-based EWD Recycling has bought an order for four new Volvo FMX 8x4 rigids from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia for its waste disposal and waste recycling services for industrial and domestic users across the east ...
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01/05/2020

DAF introduces switchable all-wheel drive option

This new ‘PXP’ drive has been developed together with German commercial vehicle converter Paul Nutzfahrzeuge. It will be available on the DAF CF and XF 4x2 tractors powered by the PACCAR MX-11 or MX-13 engine. Other chassis types will ...
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01/05/2020

First four LNG tractors for haulier improving its eco-credentials

A logistics company has added four eco-friendly vehicles to its fleet as it continues to ‘invest in the future’.
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30/04/2020

Don-Bur invents lifting-deck trailer with adapting-height roof

For the first time, Don-Bur has manufactured a lifting deck tri-axle trailer design with an expanding roof.
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30/04/2020

UK service partners of Schmitz Cargobull to offer rigid truck bodybuilding

Schmitz Cargobull is extending assembly of its rigid truck bodies in the UK through its national service partner network.
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29/04/2020

DAF vehicles are the foundations of growing builders’ merchant CRS

South west builders’ merchant CRS has added a further four DAF CF 370 FAN rigids to its fleet.
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28/04/2020

NHS Wales’ van fleets supported by Euro Commercials

Emergency services in Wales are relying on the support of Mercedes-Benz van dealer Euro Commercials to keep their ‘blue light’, clinical logistics and supply chain operations on the road during the Coronavirus crisis.
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