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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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14/01/2020

Cartwright goes to Iceland with 43 tri-axle trailers

Frozen food retailer Iceland Foods has added 43 multi-temperature refrigerated trailers to its fleet, upgrading from tandem axle to tri-axle units for added operational benefits and residual value advantages.
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14/01/2020

AO switches to latest Mercedes-Benz Actros

Online electrical retailer AO has expanded its fleet with eight Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units, supplied by Fraikin on five-year, full-service contract hire agreements.
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13/01/2020

Chichester council extends Bandvulc tyre management deal

Chichester District Council has signed a two-year extension for its tyre supply and management contract with Bandvulc, part of Continental Tyres, for its fleet of 26 Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse collection vehicles.
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13/01/2020

Fuso Canter ‘best on the market’ for Scottish charity

Scottish charity New Start Highland has taken delivery of its third Mercedes-Benz Fuso Canter truck, declaring the vehicle’s body and payload to be “the best on the market” for 7.5-tonners.
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13/01/2020

SDC’s Freespan curtainsider now available in the UK

Trailer manufacturer SDC has announced that its Freespan curtainsider is now available to operators in the UK.
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10/01/2020

Brakes Foodservice boosts productivity with bespoke truck

Brakes Foodservice has taken delivery of a bespoke vehicle specially designed for faster, more efficient city centre deliveries.
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10/01/2020

Scottish Citylink invests £7m in Edinburgh-Glasgow fleet upgrade

Scottish Citylink has taken delivery of 18 Panorama double-deck coaches, from Plaxton, to meet growing demand for express services between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
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10/01/2020

Plaxton announces new accessible coach options

Bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) has announced it is producing wheelchair-accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches to comply with the new PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR), built to stock to meet customer requirements.
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09/01/2020

Nicholls Transport opens on-site LNG refuelling facility

Sittingbourne-based Nicholls Transport has opened a refuelling station for pumped liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its Kent base, which will be used to support an initial order for 10 IVECO Stralis NP 460 6x2 tractor units.
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09/01/2020

TJ Transport signs up for Goodyear Total Mobility

Bulk haulage provider TJ Transport has signed a five-year contract with Goodyear for its Total Mobility package, comprising predictive tyre management, breakdown support and technology-based services.
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09/01/2020

Bibby Distribution completes fleet upgrade to Euro VI

Bibby Distribution says it is now operating a 100% Euro VI fleet following a four-year vehicle replacement programme.
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08/01/2020

DAF adds remote tacho download function to DAF Connect

DAF Trucks has added a remote tachograph download function to its DAF Connect fleet management platform.
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08/01/2020

PVS launches ‘one-stop’ solution for fleet and driver data

PVS Innovation, a division of Puddy’s Vehicle Solutions (PVS) Group, has launched a platform to provide fleet managers with “a one-stop data repository” for business-critical fleet information.
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08/01/2020

Go Plant Fleet Services achieves new ISO safety standard

Go Plant Fleet Services has been awarded the ISO 45001 standard for occupational health and safety.
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08/01/2020

Continental launches new tyre range for intercity buses

Continental has launched Conti CoachRegio, a new tyre line for intercity buses.
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07/01/2020

SM UK opens second vehicle conversion centre

Vehicle engineering and safety equipment supplier SM UK is opening a £3m vehicle conversion workshop in the Midlands this month.
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07/01/2020

Riney equips HGV fleet with camera systems and cycle signs

Civil engineering business Riney has equipped its 25-strong HGV fleet with cameras, recording devices and vehicle signage from Sentinel Systems.
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06/01/2020

Hiab appoints MAW Engineering as sales partner for NI

Hiab has appointed MAW Engineering as its sales and installation partner for Northern Ireland.
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06/01/2020

Ashtead boosts line-up of remote visual inspection tools

Ashtead Technology has added new remote visual inspection technologies to its line-up of rental equipment.
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06/01/2020

ZF advice for chassis checks before weather worsens

ZF is reminding workshops that a thorough check of vehicle chassis before the worst winter conditions arrive could prevent costly repairs.
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03/01/2020

Arval calls for WLTP recognition of streamlining for vans

New worldwide harmonised light vehicle test procedure (WLTP) rules for vans could result in fleets shunning fuel-saving designs.
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03/01/2020

MC Truck technician shines in Japan

A technician from the Thurrock branch of Isuzu dealer MC Truck & Bus has participated in a competition in Japan to find the best Isuzu technical team in the world.
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03/01/2020

Council acquires four Mercedes-Benz Arocs gritters

Lincolnshire County Council has purchased four 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz 6x4 Arocs gritters, with the new 6x4 vehicles replacing older eight-wheelers by the same manufacturer.
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02/01/2020

ETI closes off with three HGV emission reports

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has published three final reports relating to HGV emissions, with their release completing ETI’s work ahead of its planned closure earlier this week.
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02/01/2020

Quarry operator builds fleet capability with two Volvo FMX tippers

West Midlands-based quarry business NRS has taken delivery of two Volvo FMX tippers, one a fleet replacement and the other an addition to meet growing demand.
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