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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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12/02/2019

Brocks Haulage digs benefits of Stralis X-Way

Bulk excavation business Brocks Haulage has taken delivery of its first IVECO vehicles, nine 32-tonne Stralis X-Way tippers, after a successful week-long trial of a demonstrator.
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12/02/2019

Police academy: Ryder provides driver training to officers

Eight police officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) have obtained their HGV Class 2 Cat C licences, after attending Ryder’s driver training academy.
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11/02/2019

OnPoint pinpoints premium model from DAF - UPDATED

Birmingham-based haulier OnPoint Logistics has taken delivery of its first DAF vehicles, two XF530 FTG three-axle tractors, and says it is already seeing evidence of “excellent” fuel economy.
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11/02/2019

Government updates pre-Brexit trailer registration advice

The government has published updated advice on how to register commercial trailers for use in continental Europe after the UK leaves the EU.
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11/02/2019

New finance offer for Peugeot and Citroen LCV conversions

Van conversions from Citroen and Peugeot are now available from PSA Group finance and leasing business Free2Move Lease.
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11/02/2019

Horseman invests in ten more Panthers for Euro VI fleet upgrade

Reading-based operator Horseman Coaches has taken delivery of ten Plaxton Panther Euro VI coaches, from Alexander Dennis (ADL), as part of a £10m, five-year strategy to upgrade its fleet and facilities.
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08/02/2019

Transdev starts first long-distance trial of BYD electric coach in France

Bus and coach operator Transdev has taken delivery of a BYD 13-metre all-electric coach for a trial in the Hauts-de-France region, in France.
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08/02/2019

New all-season tyre for ‘booming’ light truck market

Goodyear has launched a new all-season tyre for light trucks, a market described as “booming” by the tyre maker.
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08/02/2019

Euroroute Recovery picks up new transporter from MV Commercial

Euroroute Recovery has taken delivery of a new MAN TGL 12.220 double-deck transporter, supplied by truck provider MV Commercial.
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07/02/2019

£48m green bus fund: winning bids revealed

Transport for London, Stagecoach Manchester and Brighton & Hove Buses are among 19 organisations winning a share of £48 million to introduce ultra-low emission buses and associated infrastructure such as charging points.
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07/02/2019

Calor trials UK’s first Stralis NP 6x2 LNG truck

Calor has taken delivery of the UK’s first IVECO Stralis NP 6x2 powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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07/02/2019

New CV service centre chooses Freeway for all-round functionality

Transport and logistics operator ATL has opened a new commercial vehicle service centre near Derby, where sister company Haywood Commercials is delivering repair and maintenance services to both the operator and third party clients.
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06/02/2019

Prohire proves its worth for Abbey Logistics’ Hovis contract

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors, supplied on five-year contract hire from Prohire.
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06/02/2019

PCS appoints quality auditor

Paul Clark Services, a CV engineering firm based near Swindon, has appointed a new engineering quality standards auditor.
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06/02/2019

C&C Vehicle Services opens flagship workshop in Wolverhampton

Accident repair business C&C Vehicle Services has opened a new flagship 30,000ft² facility in Wolverhampton, fitted out at a cost of £250,000.
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06/02/2019

Davies International upgrades trailer fleet with new Carrier units

Fareham, Hampshire-based Davies International has taken delivery of ten new 13.6m temperature-controlled trailers, featuring the operator’s first Vector 1950 units from Carrier Transicold.
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05/02/2019

Transport training provider awards top marks to Volvo FL

Wiltshire Transport Training & Development has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck – an FL 4x2 16-tonne rigid, with a box body by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders.
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05/02/2019

Cartwright Fleet Services wraps up deal with Hermes UPDATED

Parcel delivery business Hermes has signed a deal with Cartwright Fleet Services for the supply of 244 box vans and 70 tractors, including maintenance for five years.
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05/02/2019

Goldstar ‘unbeatable’ praise for Harsh hookloader

Scrap metal business Goldstar Metal Traders has taken delivery of a high-spec Harsh 6x4 hookloader, describing the Harsh units as “unbeatable” for versatility and productivity.
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04/02/2019

Enterprise Flex-E-Rent adds construction spec trucks to hire fleet

Commercial vehicle rental business Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has added three new truck types to its hire fleet to meet growing demand from the construction sector.
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04/02/2019

DAF dealer opens doors to would-be apprentices

DAF dealer Ford & Slater is holding three open evenings next week to promote its HGV technician apprenticeships.
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04/02/2019

Volkswagen unveils new off-the-shelf conversions

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded its range of off-the-shelf conversions to include tippers, dropsides and Lutons.
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01/02/2019

City Lifting first UK customer for Scania L-series low-entry truck

Purfleet, Essex-based crane hire business City Lifting has become the first UK operator to put a Scania L-series low-entry truck into service.
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01/02/2019

Steel composite panels from Tata cut trailer weight by 22%

Tesco is trialling eight demonstrator trailers as part of a project, funded by Innovate UK, to test prototype units which are 22% lighter than conventional double-deckers.
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01/02/2019

Conti360° Fleet Services opens upgraded Ivybridge site

Conti360° Fleet Services has opened an upgraded and rebranded facility at Ivybridge, following its acquisition of Bandvulc in 2016.
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