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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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04/12/2018

Certas aims to clear up confusion over alternative fuels

While one in seven of UK transport, construction and public sector representatives intend to source alternative fuels in the coming year, only a fifth can identify the most sustainable fuel type.
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03/12/2018

Soaring demand sees two Mercedes Sprinters at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport Storage and Hydrant Company (GASHCo) has taken delivery of two specially equipped Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to maintain the network of aviation fuel hydrants at Gatwick Airport.
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03/12/2018

Record results for 100% hydrogen engine -- UlemCo

Hydrogen technology company UlemCo says fully hydrogen-powered trucks are “a realistic prospect” in the short term, after reporting record energy efficiency results from its latest project.
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03/12/2018

Humberside Fire & Rescue boosts fleet capability with New Generation Scania ...

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service is taking delivery of two 18-tonne Scania P-series rigids – the first of Scania’s New Generation trucks to go into service with any UK fire and rescue operation.
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30/11/2018

UK has green light for world’s largest commercial electric vehicle project

A three-year, 3,000-vehicle project to test the impact of electric commercial vehicles has been announced today (30 November), after receiving the go-ahead from UK energy regulator Ofgem.
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30/11/2018

Jacobs smoothes the path for HGV stop-start with ADT launch

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has launched Active Decompression Technology (ADT), which enables larger commercial vehicles to use an engine stop-start system by overcoming the traditional problem of engine-shake at both start-up and shutdown.
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30/11/2018

Renault converts used tractors to rigids

Renault Trucks is expanding its range of used vehicles with the Range T P-Road, a tractor converted into a rigid.
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29/11/2018

Volvo taps into technology for uptime-boosting services

Volvo Trucks is introducing new monitoring services, for tyres and truck components, in a bid to boost customer uptime by predicting potential failures before they occur.
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29/11/2018

Ryder is the healthy choice for Semichem fleet upgrade

Scottish high street retailer Semichem has taken upgraded its fleet to Euro VI with delivery of two DAF tractors and four DAF rigids, supplied by Ryder.
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29/11/2018

Millers Oils launches new CV lubricant for mixed age fleets

Oil, lubricants and treatments manufacturer Millers Oils has launched a new fully-synthetic commercial vehicle engine oil developed for Euro VI engines.
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28/11/2018

Goodyear launches new range of mixed-service truck tyres

Goodyear is launching a new range of mixed-service truck tyres, promising better damage resistance and longer service life than previous versions, plus an accidental damage and retreading guarantee.
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28/11/2018

World’s largest biogas bus fleet in operation with Nottingham City Transport

Nottingham City Transport has taken delivery of all 53 of its double-deck biogas-fuelled buses, ordered last year in a £17m deal from Scania and Alexander Dennis (ADL) and part funded by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (see link below).
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28/11/2018

‘World-first’ technology prevents wheel loss and detects brake issues

Wheely-Safe has launched new technology for truck, bus, coach and trailer operators, which is designed to tackle multiple issues of wheel loss, tyre pressure drops, and brake and hub overheating.
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27/11/2018

FM Conway trials two electric vans in London

Infrastructure services company FM Conway is trialling two Nissan e-NV200 plug-in vans in its London-based fleet, supplied on rental by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.
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27/11/2018

Flora-tec digs up cost savings with fleet management deal

Landscaping and ground maintenance business Flora-tec has outsourced the management of its 55-strong car and van fleet to Fleet Operations, and says it is already benefiting from cost savings.
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27/11/2018

Bibby Distribution in £1m camera action

Bibby Distribution has invested more than £1 million installing in-cab cameras throughout its fleet in a bid to boost driver safety and improve performance.
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26/11/2018

McGill’s signs £4.8m deal with ADL for low-emission buses

Scottish bus operator McGill’s has signed a £4.8m deal with Alexander Dennis (ADL) for 26 single-deck vehicles built to Low Emission Bus standards.
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26/11/2018

Two million drivers admit to daily road rage – survey

One in five of UK drivers, some 7.5 million road users, experience road rage at least once a week, while 6% – more than 2 million – admit to being angry behind the wheel every day.
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26/11/2018

DVSA takes tougher action on old tyres

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is taking tougher action to limit the use of old tyres on heavy goods vehicles or trailers.
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23/11/2018

Creed goes to Iceland for fleet refrigeration systems

Gloucestershire-based Creed Foodservice has specified its first Carrier Transicold Iceland Twincool engineless refrigeration systems for 12 new DAF LF rigid trucks, declaring the system “perfectly suited” to its fleet operation.
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23/11/2018

‘World-first’ autonomous bus trial to start in Scotland

The world’s first trial of a full-sized autonomous bus fleet will operate between Fife and Edinburgh, with Stagecoach running five single-deckers across the Forth Road Bridge.
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23/11/2018

New MD for Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland

Volvo Trucks has announced that Robert Grozdanovski will take over from Arne Knaben as managing director for UK and Ireland.
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22/11/2018

Power boost for Waste-A-Way with 14 new Arocs

Basildon-based waste and recycling operator Waste-A-Way has taken delivery of 14 new Mercedes-Benz Arocs, declaring the robust model to be “ideally suited” to its operations.
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22/11/2018

Volvo signs first deal for autonomous trucks on pay-per-tonne service

Norwegian operator Bronnoy Kalk has signed a deal with Volvo Trucks for the manufacturer’s first autonomous commercial vehicle solution, with the customer buying the service on a pay-per-tonne basis.
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22/11/2018

Grand designs at DAF’s new HQ

A training school, contemporary auditorium and entrance atrium were all on the list for DAF Trucks, when it gave a team of designers the brief for its new UK headquarters.
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