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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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11/10/2019

DAF unveils lightweight, fuel-efficient rear axle

DAF Components will be showcasing a new, lightweight driven rear axle at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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11/10/2019

Majorlift nets security accreditation

Lifting equipment manufacturer Majorlift has achieved accreditation to Cyber Essentials, a security standard to prove safety of online systems.
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10/10/2019

Europe’s largest truck wash opens at new site

Lymm Truckwash – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – will open its new £2.3m Cheshire site on 14 October.
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10/10/2019

All-electric shuttle buses land at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport has taken delivery of three Enviro200EV battery-powered buses to replace diesel buses on its shuttle operation for the long-stay car park – making it the first airport in the UK to switch to all-electric car park shuttles.
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10/10/2019

Cummins to debut new electric power system at Busworld Europe

Cummins will unveil a new battery-electric system – including a new low-profile battery – at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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09/10/2019

Chemical business shifts to Volvo for double-digit fuel saving

KMG Ultra Pure Chemicals has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, an FH 540 4x2 tractor, which the operator says is already proving 10% more fuel efficient than other vehicles in the fleet.
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09/10/2019

FleetCheck interface brings dashcam footage to the office

FleetCheck has designed a new interface allowing dashcam video to be imported directly in the fleet management system, a development said to offer “considerable potential”, according to the company.
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09/10/2019

Alloy Bodies clocks up 50 years in business

Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Alloy Bodies is celebrating its 50th anniversary, citing its design capabilities and loyal workforce as key to its success.
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08/10/2019

Heathline Commercials invests £500,000 in new repair facility

Commercial vehicle repair and service business Heathline Commercials is investing £500,000 in a new facility in Cramlington, Northumberland.
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08/10/2019

Quest Waste expands with JobWatch mobile technology

Quest Waste Management has embarked on an ambitious expansion drive to double in size over the next three years, and says this is underpinned by its implementation of the JobWatch mobile workforce management system, from BigChange.
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08/10/2019

Grundon upgrades RCV fleet at Bristol depot

Grundon Waste Management has purchased two new waste collection vehicles for its Bristol depot, supplied by Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS).
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07/10/2019

Triscan boosts range with vehicle recognition tags

Fuel management system provider Triscan Group is now offering vehicle identity tags from HID Global.
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07/10/2019

Barrier manufacturer upgrades fleet with 26 MAN trucks

Fencing and barrier manufacturer Blok ‘n’ Mesh has upgraded its fleet with 26 new vehicles from MAN Truck & Bus.
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07/10/2019

Biogas bus order for Paris

CATP (French Public Transport Central Purchasing Office) and Ile-de-France Mobilités have placed an order for 409 Urbanway Natural Power buses, from IVECO Bus.
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04/10/2019

Carrier has right ingredients for Scottish foodservice business

Williamson Foodservice has purchased two new Volvo refrigerated trucks, each equipped with a Supra 1150 MT (multi-temperature) unit from Carrier Transicold.
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04/10/2019

Caterpillar off-road truck delivers 28% fuel saving in technology demo

The Energy Technology Institute (ETI) has announced that an off-road Caterpillar heavy-duty articulated truck, equipped with energy-saving technologies, has completed a demonstration with a fuel improvement of 28%.
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04/10/2019

First public demo of full-size autonomous bus at NEC

The UK’s first full-size autonomous bus was on show this week at Coach & Bus UK 2019 (2-3 October; NEC, Birmingham), where it gave its first public demonstration.
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03/10/2019

First UK order for two-axle Irizar i8 Integral

White’s of St Albans has ordered what will be the first two-axle Irizar i8 Integral in the UK, confirming the deal at this week’s Coach & Bus UK event (2-3 October; NEC, Birmingham).
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03/10/2019

VW launches ‘e-consortium’ for electric truck development

Volkswagen Caminhoes e Onibus (VWCO) has revealed plans to establish a new ‘e-consortium’ at its factory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to develop components for the manufacture of electric trucks, as well as charging infrastructure and ...
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03/10/2019

Silver lining: technician apprenticeships with Ryder

Commercial vehicle rental business Ryder says support and mentoring underpins the success of its technician apprenticeship scheme, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
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02/10/2019

SOE Women in Engineering event to be hosted by Cathy Newman

An SOE Women in Engineering event, taking place in November, will be hosted by Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman.
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02/10/2019

Full-electric rigid conversions ramp up

A full-electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Econic rigid chassis for refuse collection and other commercial duties enters serial production this month in Blackburn, UK.
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02/10/2019

Prometeon Tyre Group rolls out driver monitoring solution

Prometeon Tyre Group – formerly Pirelli Industrial – has signed a deal with software provider GreenRoad for a fleet management and telematics solution.
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02/10/2019

Campeys of Selby sees clear benefits with r2c Online

Yorkshire-based haulier Campeys of Selby is saving a full day a week on admin tasks and has improved fleet and workshop efficiency since implementing r2c Online’s software.
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01/10/2019

Go-Coach confident of payback from new tyre policy

Go-Coach Hire has moved to a Bandvulc and Uniroyal tyre policy – both part of the Continental family – for its 55-strong fleet.
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