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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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20/12/2018

Tower Transit orders 28 StreetDeck HEVs

Bus operator Tower Transit has ordered 28 Wrightbus StreetDeck HEV vehicles, to be deployed in the capital next summer.
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20/12/2018

Heron Foods in the fast lane with Gray & Adams trailers

Retailer Heron Foods has extended its trailer fleet to 90 units, with its latest 20-strong order for semi-trailers from Gray & Adams, supplied on contract hire by Grayrentals.
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19/12/2018

Jumbo tests might of first electric DAF truck

Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has taken delivery of DAF’s first fully electric truck, the CF Electric.
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19/12/2018

ABE Transport taps into benefits of workshop and fleet management system

ABE Transport has implemented the Truckfile workshop and fleet management system, and transport compliance manager Jeff Pryce says “I can’t ever imagine being without it”.
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19/12/2018

Mayor of London unveils £23m van scrappage scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a £23m van scrappage scheme to help micro-businesses – those with fewer than 10 employees – to prepare for the forthcoming London ultra low emission zone (ULEZ).
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18/12/2018

Porsche orders electric MAN TGM for Stuttgart factory

Porsche has commissioned a fully electric MAN eTGM for logistics operations at its Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory, where it is developing the first all-electric Porsche.
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18/12/2018

MV Commercial launches asset finance division

Commercial vehicle hire and sales business MV Commercial has launched an asset finance division, promising flexible funding packages for new premium trucks.
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18/12/2018

City West apprentice wins Mercedes-Benz award

A 22-year-old apprentice from City West Commercials, in Avonmouth, has won the Mercedes-Benz award for commercial vehicle technical apprentice of the year.
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17/12/2018

Blackmores lifts fleet capability with bespoke Andover trailer

Somerset-based Blackmores Machinery Haulage has taken delivery of a new bespoke forklift trailer from Andover Trailers – its first from the manufacturer.
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17/12/2018

Machinery mover powers ahead with new Volvo FH-540

Machinery mover James Garside & Son has taken delivery of a double-drive Volvo FH-540 for its machinery relocation operations, describing the powerful FH as “the complete package”.
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17/12/2018

DVSA issues special notice on smart tacho rules

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has issued a tachograph special notice to cover matters relating to the EC legislation on ‘smart’ tachos, which comes into effect on 15 June 2019.
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14/12/2018

Heavy-duty engine oil labelling revision after VLS investigation

VLS, the Verification of Lubricant Specifications, has announced the successful outcome of a case against Agri Plant MS Ultra, a 15W/40 heavy-duty diesel engine oil made by Aztec Oils.
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14/12/2018

Alliance Electronics switches brand to Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT)

Alliance Electronics has rebranded to Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT) to better reflect the company’s expanded range of aftermarket services for the bus, coach and commercial vehicle sector.
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14/12/2018

MV Commercial moves into ex-TOM site in Airdrie

Commercial vehicle business MV Commercial has expanded into a multi-million pound “super site” in Airdrie, after its largest ever investment into the site formerly owned by TOM Vehicle Rental.
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13/12/2018

Volvo Bus has ‘winning formula’ for Travellers Choice

Coach operator Travellers Choice has placed an order for seven more Volvo B11R vehicles with Jonckheere bodywork, describing it as the “winning formula” for its fleet.
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13/12/2018

Contractor rakes in fuel savings with Mercedes Unimog

Agricultural operator T Shepperson Contracting has taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz Unimog and is predicting “massive savings”, with the Unimog already saving £1,200 per month on diesel compared to the vehicle it replaced.
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13/12/2018

Sum of the parts: car dealership picks Ctrack Online

Manufacturer-owned car dealership Robins & Day is rolling out Ctrack Online across its nationwide parts distribution operation, after evaluating three potential telematics systems to improve visibility and control for its 97-strong van ...
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12/12/2018

Hands-on fleet control with new mobile app

Vehicle camera and telematics business VisionTrack has launched a new version of its mobile app, promising a “significantly improved” user experience with more visibility of fleet operations.
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12/12/2018

Krone and TIP show their mettle for LV Shipping

Middlesborough-based LV Shipping has taken delivery of new Krone Profi Liner curtainsider trailers, supplied on lease by TIP Trailer Services.
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12/12/2018

FM Conway sweeps up risk with auto-stop reverse radar system

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has retrofitted its fleet of road sweepers with a bespoke auto-stop reverse radar system from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS), following a successful trial.
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11/12/2018

Allstone Glasgow relies on Harsh in all weathers for sheeting and tipping gear

Construction and landscaping operator Allstone Glasgow has taken delivery of a Scania P cab tipper, with a sheeting system and lightweight front-end tipping gear by Harsh.
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11/12/2018

LJX Tree Services goes the extra mile for Fuso Canter trucks

LJX Tree Services of Langbank, near Glasgow, has taken delivery of its third Fuso Canter truck in the last six months, with the operator’s co-founder Dan Kerr travelling from Scotland to Wales to secure the right deal.
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11/12/2018

Clean sweep for Volvo with sweeper fleet at Brooking Hire

Devon-based Brooking Hire has taken delivery of a flagship Volvo FH16-650 6x2 rigid, fitted with a Johnston-Beam S14000 sweeper body – said to be one of the highest specification sweeper vehicles in Europe.
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10/12/2018

Wales Enviromental saves ‘small fortune’ with new Mercedes trucks

Waste management and drainage firm Wales Environmental has taken delivery of a 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos tanker, the latest vehicle in the operator’s strategy to move from used to new vehicles.
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10/12/2018

Bath bus operator goes Solo for new Euro VI fleet

Bus operator First West of England, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, has taken delivery of nine slimline Optare Solos to use on its routes in Bath.
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