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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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06/10/2020

Renault Trucks rolls out augmented reality headsets across UK dealer network

Renault Trucks is adopting the augmented reality Optiview Remote Expert Solution across all its 71 dealers in the UK and Ireland.
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05/10/2020

Ford launches heaviest-ever 5t Transit variant

A 5.0-tonne GVM (gross vehicle mass; maximum rigid weight) Ford Transit derivative for panel van or chassis cab configurations will be available at Ford dealers from late November 2020.
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05/10/2020

First UK full electric traffic management truck goes to Kier for trials

VMS Fleet Management announces the launch of what it calls the first full-electric traffic management truck, the L3H1 vehicle, based on a Renault Truck Master Z.E. chassis cab, currently on long-term rental with Kier Group.
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02/10/2020

Biggest-ever fleet refresh for Bibby

Bibby Distribution has completed its largest ever annual fleet replacement programme.
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02/10/2020

AutoSock first product worldwide certified to new European standard

AutoSock for light commercial vehicles to 3.5 tons and cars is the only product worldwide which is currently approved and certified according to a new European Standard.
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01/10/2020

Electric ambulance for Birmingham said to be UK first

Commercial vehicle converter VCS has launched what it calls the country’s first all-electric ambulance to be used in front-line service.
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01/10/2020

LV Shipping & Transport TIPs the balance with 16-trailer order

As part of a long-standing relationship between the two companies going back many years, LV Shipping & Transport has recently taken delivery of 16 new trailers from TIP Trailer Services, comprising a mixture of Dennison PSK flats and ...
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30/09/2020

London announces HGV scrappage scheme six months before ULEZ starts

The mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme for heavy goods vehicles operated by charities and small businesses in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, which will come into force on 1 March 2021.
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30/09/2020

UV cabin air steriliser from Valeo

Valeo has launched what it calls the world's most powerful air sterilisation system for bus and coach cabins.
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29/09/2020

Haulier goes to Volvo for quick supply of used tractors

Croydon-based MAH UK Transport has expanded its fleet with the purchase of five Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units from Volvo Used Trucks
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29/09/2020

Bidfood UK brings its second-generation fully-electric vehicle to London

Foodservice wholesaler Bidfood UK has brought out a second-generation, fully electric vehicle with bespoke insulated body with two separate temperature zones built on a bespoke basis by Gray & Adams.
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28/09/2020

New Scania V8 engines include industry-topping 770hp model

Scania has refreshed its 16-litre V8 engine range with four new models, including what it says is the industry’s most powerful series-produced engine, and 40hp larger than previously, at 770hp (759bhp).
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28/09/2020

Michelin adds three tyres to X Multi regional haulage range

Michelin has extended its X Multi regional haulage truck tyre range, with the addition of 315/80 R22.5 X Multi Z (multi-position) and X Multi D (drive) fitments.
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25/09/2020

Refuse Vehicle Solutions installs hydraulic cylinder repair machinery

RVS has invested in brand-new heavy-duty equipment to carry out a range of specialist vehicle repairs and inspections in-house.
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25/09/2020

Knowles knows, as it places 26-unit Volvo FH order

Warehousing and logistics specialist Knowles Transport has placed an order for 26 new Volvo FH460 6x2 tractor units, on the back of recent sales growth.
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24/09/2020

It’s ‘up, up and away’ as Mercedes-Benz Trucks dealer AGS opens £6-million ...

Leading fleet operators whose vehicles work in and around London Heathrow were among those helping Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ latest authorised repairer to launch a workshop facility on the edge of the airport.
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24/09/2020

Mercedes-Benz to start series production of the eActros next year

Series production of the battery-electric eActros for heavy-duty distribution haulage is due to start in 2021 at the Wörth, Germany plant – alongside the existing manufacture of trucks with combustion engines.
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23/09/2020

Tuffnells adds flexible rental to deal with post-COVID customer demand

Delivery company Tuffnells is expanding its partnership with commercial vehicle specialist Enterprise Flex-E-Rent to cover HGVs on both rental and contract hire, ensuring maximum flexibility for its fleet.
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23/09/2020

Yusen Logistics cites ‘solid investment’ for latest DAF fleet deal

Global shipping firm Yusen Logistics (UK) has described its latest fleet delivery from DAF Trucks as a ‘solid investment’ as the company expands the DAF proportion of its fleet with 30 new 18-tonne DAF CF 260 FA box-body and curtain-side ...
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22/09/2020

Crane firm fits specialist Michelins after positive trial

John Sutch Cranes has confirmed it will specify Michelin tyres across its fleet of mobile cranes, tractor units, trailers and rigid trucks, after a trial set of Michelins covered more than twice the distance normally seen from the firm’s ...
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22/09/2020

Abbey Logistics adds 11 DAF CF tractors to British Sugar fleet

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of 11 new latest generation trucks that will go into its core British Sugar fleet, providing bulk sugar transport movements throughout the UK and Ireland.
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22/09/2020

Telematics firm accredited to data security standard

Telematics company CMS SupaTrak has achieved ISO27001, the information security management standard. It claims to be one of only a few telematics companies to hold ISO27001.
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21/09/2020

‘Do you recognise these brakes?’ - DVSA issues aftermarket brake drum warning ...

Operators are being warned about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.
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18/09/2020

WorkReadies for ready-mix retailer

So impressed was King Concrete with Rygor Commercials’ quick response to its first order for three Mercedes-Benz truck mixers that it has just signed-up for another.
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18/09/2020

Fulda introduces all-weather trailer tyre range

German tyre manufacturer Fulda is launching the Regiotonn 3, a new trailer tyre said to provide high mileage, good all-weather performance, durability and fuel efficiency.
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