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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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26/06/2019

BT Fleet top of the class for school bus safety inspections

School bus leasing and service provider Castle Minibus has signed a deal with BT Fleet Solutions to deliver minibus safety inspections across the UK.
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26/06/2019

Arriva signs pan-European deal with TomTom Telematics

Bus operator Arriva has signed a contract with TomTom Telematics, recently acquired by Bridgestone, to install its telematics system on up to 15,000 buses in the UK and mainland Europe.
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25/06/2019

Consultation starts on older tyre ban

The government has launched a consultation on its proposals to ban older tyres on HGVs, buses, coaches and minibuses.
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25/06/2019

Goodyear upgrades UltraGrip winter tyre range

Goodyear has upgraded its UltraGrip winter tyre range, promising improved braking and grip thanks to the introduction of new technology.
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25/06/2019

TSG cleans up with deal on depot refuelling techology

Fuelling service provider TSG has signed a deal with IDENTIC to distribute the Swedish firm’s spill-free refilling technology.
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24/06/2019

Lyon Metropole picks up first Renault D Wide ZE

Lyon Metropole has taken delivery of a Renault D Wide ZE refuse collection vehicle (RCV), the first pre-production model in the new all-electric range due for launch at the end of this year.
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24/06/2019

Falck UK boosts non-emergency fleet with 92 MAN TGE ambulances

Ambulance provider Falck has taken delivery of 92 MAN TGE vehicles for its non-emergency ambulance fleet, operating from a new base in Wembley.
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24/06/2019

Scania dealer Keltruck opens new Lutterworth facility

Scania dealer Keltruck has officially opened a new service centre in Lutterworth, where it is now offering aftersales services for all commercial vehicle marques.
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21/06/2019

Fast fire suppression for bus and coach sector

Alliance Transport Technologies has launched a new division to offer fire suppression equipment and advice to the bus and coach sector.
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21/06/2019

Brocks builds IVECO fleet with Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor

Bulk excavation business Brocks Haulage has taken delivery of the UK’s first 44-tonne Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor unit, from IVECO.
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21/06/2019

Home interiors business sharpens focus on fleet data

Home interiors wholesaler McGowan and Rutherford has implemented a vehicle tracking solution, from Kinesis, using the technology to manage its fleet of low-loader style vans.
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20/06/2019

Burcombe Haulage specifies Volvo FM with I-Shift dual clutch

Cornish haulier Burcombe Haulage has taken delivery of a new Volvo FM tractor, the first in the UK to feature the I-Shift dual clutch.
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20/06/2019

Sir John Parker joins SOE as new patron

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) has announced that Sir John Parker will take over as its new patron, replacing Beverley Bell CBE at the society’s AGM next month.
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20/06/2019

Scottish haulier clocks up 10% fuel boost with telematics

Scottish haulier Ian Craig Haulage is reporting a 10% boost to mpg figures since implementing a fleet management solution from TomTom Telematics.
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19/06/2019

Assetminder launches graphical planner for vehicle maintenance and repair

Assetminder is now offering an enterprise planner module within its cloud-based fleet maintenance and workshop management system, which the company says can boost workshop efficiency and compliance.
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19/06/2019

Biffa specifies live camera technology for two flagship contracts

Waste management company Biffa is equipping 80 of its vehicles with live camera systems, from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS).
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19/06/2019

Scania unveils ‘vision of the future’ for urban transport

Scania has unveiled a concept battery electric self-driving vehicle, called the NXT, which the company says is “a vision of the future for transport in cities”.
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18/06/2019

Trailer fleet management launch from Wabco and Rio

Commercial vehicle braking systems supplier Wabco has teamed up with digital brand Rio to launch a trailer-specific fleet management system.
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18/06/2019

Technician shortage at crisis point in near future – FTA

More than half (52.7%) of vacancies for vehicle mechanics, technicians and fitters will not be filled in the near future, with vehicle inspection and repair units hitting “crisis point”.
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18/06/2019

Smart solution from Hyva for tipping assistance

Hyva is launching a cloud-based fleet management and onboard tipping guidance system, designed to boost the safety and efficiency of tipping operations.
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17/06/2019

Prize partnership cuts emissions and fuel use on Cadent fleet

Technology company Clayton Power UK, in partnership with gas distributor Cadent and vehicle converter Bri-Stor Systems, has won an innovation award for a system to cut carbon emissions for Cadent’s 80-strong vehicle fleet.
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17/06/2019

New tacho rules prompt strong demand

Tachograph manufacturer Stoneridge is reporting strong demand for its full type-approved 1C smart tachograph, the SE5000 Connekt, which was launched in April at the Commercial Vehicle Show.
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17/06/2019

Norwich technicians in Renault Trucks grand final

A team of technicians from dealer Norfolk Truck and Van, in Norwich, will represent Renault Trucks UK & Ireland at the manufacturer’s Road to Excellence Championship (RTEC).
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14/06/2019

Bradfords specifies bespoke crane trucks from Ryder

Builder’s merchant Bradfords Building Supplies has taken delivery of the first vehicles from a 28-strong order of crane trucks, from commercial vehicle rental and hire business Ryder.
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14/06/2019

Volvo’s autonomous vehicle Vera in operation at Swedish port

Vera, Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle, has gone into operation on a trial with Danish-based operator DFDS, transporting goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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