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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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20/07/2020

Texaco oil aims to reduce DPF clogging

Texaco has launched Delo 600 ADF, a new additive technology and product line designed to reduce diesel particulate filter (DPF) clogging.
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20/07/2020

New Volvo FH rigid is the perfect move for Cotswold Carriers

Removals firm Cotswold Carriers has added another Volvo heavy truck to its fleet with the addition of a new FH 6x2 rigid.
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17/07/2020

Government to ban old tyres

Tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from lorries, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, announced roads minister Baroness Vere on 15 July 2020.
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17/07/2020

Warrington bus fleet installs COVID-19 air cleaners

Warrington’s Own Buses has installed air cleaning devices across its entire operational bus fleet, in order to best protect its drivers from the risk of airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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16/07/2020

N3 chassis for new Ashvale tippers

Ten new 20-reg tippers recently put into service by Ashvale Haulage of St. Albans for working in London and on motorways have been built to N3 on-road specification.
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16/07/2020

New depot means new trucks for fruit haulier Salvatori

The opening by The Salvatori Group of an additional depot in Sittingbourne, Kent, paved the way for the introduction of its first Mercedes-Benz trucks.
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15/07/2020

SDC trailer pair for Elddis

Transport and Logistics operator Elddis Transport has taken delivery of two new SDC Freespan curtainsiders for their general haulage operations.
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15/07/2020

Fresh fleet for FLB

FLB Bulk Transport Services, part of the FreshLinc Group, has taken delivery of 14 new DAF FTP XF 480 Space Cabs, supplied by local dealer Ford & Slater.
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14/07/2020

Nicholls is cooking on gas

Six months on from taking delivery of 10 IVECO Stralis NP 6x2 tractor units, Sittingbourne-based Nicholls Transport is finding urban deliveries and motorway trunking routes are the sweet spot for gas power.
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14/07/2020

Giti drive-axle mixed service tyre mileage increased

One of the most popular tyres in Giti Tire’s mixed service portfolio for on/off road vehicles, the Giti GDM686 drive axle, has been revamped to produce a 20% increase in mileage potential.
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13/07/2020

Trailer tyre launched in Goodyear KMAX Gen-2 regional range

Goodyear has extended its KMAX GEN-2 steer and drive truck tyre range with a new trailer tyre.
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13/07/2020

Boat transporter buys new Mercedes-Benz Actros from Marshall

Reliability on regular runs into southern Europe meant that when the time came to replace his first Mercedes-Benz Actros, boat transport specialist Michael Whelan charted a course straight back to his local dealer for a new version of the ...
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10/07/2020

Renault UK receives UK’s first 26t RHD series-produced full-electric truck

The first Range D Wide Z.E. 26-tonne 6x2 rigid has arrived in the UK. Renault calls it the UK’s first right hand drive 100% electric serial production truck.
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10/07/2020

Europump sees BigChange from digital worker solution

Europump has turned to mobile and cloud technology to expand its fuel pump maintenance services within the commercial fleet sector.
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09/07/2020

Brinor prepares for Direct Vision with four new Volvo tractors

Brinor International Shipping & Forwarding has taken delivery of four new FH 6x2 tractor units, including one 454bhp FH model with I-Save.
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09/07/2020

CV Show returns in 2021

The 2021 CV Show will be held Tuesday-Thursday 13-15 April in halls 3A, 4 and 5 at the NEC Birmingham, according to CV Show organisers IRTE Services, RHA and SMMT.
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08/07/2020

First awards announced in 2020 Microlise Driver of the Year competition

Drivers from Forterra Building Products and Boughey Distribution have been named in the Microlise Driver of the Year Awards 2020.
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08/07/2020

Michelin accelerates payback in accidental tyre damage scheme

Michelin has upgraded its accidental damage guarantee, which covers the majority of its regional and on/off-road ranges.
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07/07/2020

World’s first fuel-cell heavy trucks shipped to Switzerland

Hyundai Motor Company has shipped the first 10 units of the Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell, what it calls the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck, to Switzerland.
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07/07/2020

L Lynch goes 14 for 40

Established 40 years ago, L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage is marking its four decades in business with the purchase of 14 new Thompsons tippers, ten being conventional front-end models with the remaining four as tipper grabs.
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06/07/2020

Renault begins parts harvesting project

Renault Trucks and Indra Automobile Recycling of France are carrying out a one-year preliminary study into recycling and reusing truck parts.
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06/07/2020

Olympia Transport chooses Scania for its first new full-size coach

Heathrow-based Olympia Transport has taken delivery of a new Scania Touring executive coach.
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03/07/2020

Willmotts expands its Tiger Trailers fleet with 30 extra curtainsiders and ...

The fleet of one of the largest independent warehousing and distribution companies in the South West has been further strengthened through the addition of 30 curtainsided vehicles from long-term supplier Tiger Trailers, along with a ...
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03/07/2020

Military men Forge a new future with Actros from Ciceley Commercials

Ex-servicemen Jamie Keen and James Rose-Shaw have recruited their first truck, a striking Mercedes-Benz tractor unit, and look forward to putting nine more into action.
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02/07/2020

New Volvo FH fleet on the start line for McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing has put its new fleet of 24 Volvo FH Globetrotter XL tractor units into service, transporting all of the team’s equipment for this weekend’s season-opening F1 race in Spielberg, Austria.
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