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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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30/07/2018

Scaffolding firm raises payload capacity with Volvo FE rigids

Hull-based Altitude Scaffolding has added two Volvo FE 26-tonne rigids to its transport fleet – the largest vehicles it has operated to date and also its first new trucks from the manufacturer.
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27/07/2018

HSS Hire sees swift results with Wheely-Safe Light

HSS Hire is rolling out a new tyre pressure monitoring system to 250 vans, after a four-month trial revealed improved fuel performance and reduced tyre wear.
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27/07/2018

Government investigates emissions from brakes and tyres

The government has launched a call for evidence on the impact of emissions from brakes, tyres and road wear.
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27/07/2018

Snapshot of fleet risk from ProVision

Many fleets are failing to make use of technology such as vehicle cameras, according to a new study, which reveals that only 20% have cameras in all vehicles and, of those, more than four in ten (42%) rely on single dashcams, with no data ...
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26/07/2018

EIS Waste boosts fuel efficiency with more Mercedes Econics

Aberdeen-based EIS Waste Services has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Econics – the first to be commissioned in Scotland with the Powershift 3 automated transmission.
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26/07/2018

Howdens upgrades fleet with eight DAF CF tractors

Kitchen manufacturer Howdens has taken delivery of eight DAF CF tractor units as part of a fleet upgrade.
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26/07/2018

Coach operator raises workshop flexibility

Mansfield-based coach operator Redfern Travel has purchased an additional set of mobile column lifts to boost the capacity and flexibility of its service centre in Nottinghamshire.
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26/07/2018

Synthetic oil found wanting

An investigation by oil testing organisation VLS into a synthetic light duty van lubricant has resulted in the product being discontinued.
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25/07/2018

Fuel tank device wins Queen's Award

TISS's TankSafe Impregnable fuel siphoning deterrent has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise for Innovation. The device also helps to prevent fuel spills.
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25/07/2018

Type-approved chassis solutions deliver for Advanced KFS

Derbyshire-based specialist vehicle manufacturer Advanced KFS says its longstanding partnership with chassis systems maker AL-KO Kober is delivering much-needed expertise on a range of vehicles, ranging from recovery trucks to car ...
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25/07/2018

Callinan Coaches extends tyre life by 20% with Michelin

Galway-based Callinan Coaches is reporting lower running costs after adopting a regrooving policy for its fleet of coaches fitted with Michelin X Multiway 3D tyres.
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25/07/2018

Direct Trade sees clear fuel savings with 15 Atego rigids

Window, door and conservatory manufacturer Direct Trade has taken delivery of 15 Mercedes-Benz Atego rigids, after a demonstrator vehicle delivered a “substantial cost saving” on fuel in just one week.
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24/07/2018

Drive with caution: UK deadliest roads revealed

The A6 between Luton and Cumbria has topped the list of Britain’s most dangerous roads, accounting for 70 fatalities between 2012 and 2016.
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24/07/2018

Government’s eyesight campaign welcomed by Vision Express

Vision Express has welcomed the government’s campaign, launched yesterday (23 July), to educate all UK drivers on the importance of checking their eyesight.
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24/07/2018

Alwin picks up fuel performance with New XFs

West Midlands-based Alwin has taken delivery of two more DAF vehicles, to meet growing demand for its move into temperature-controlled distribution.
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23/07/2018

Waste collection firm boosts profit by 10% with bin-weighing systems

Kent-based Equinox Recycling is reporting a 10% increase in profits since fitting its waste collection fleet with Enviroweigh bin-weighing technology, from Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS).
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23/07/2018

Narrow Aisle rates ‘impressive insight’ from Ctrack Online

Materials handling equipment manufacturer Narrow Aisle has renewed a telematics contract with Ctrack to manage its service engineer van fleet.
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23/07/2018

R Collard weighs in with new Volvo flagship

Demolition and waste management business R Collard has taken delivery of a new flagship Volvo FH16-750 8x4 pusher Tag Axle Tridem heavy haulage tractor.
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20/07/2018

Drainfast meets need for speed with Maxoptra

Drainage product supplier Drainfast is reporting fleet efficiency improvements and increased service levels since implementing the Maxoptra routing and scheduling system.
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20/07/2018

New licence derogation ‘progressive step’ to alternative fuels

The government’s recent announcement of a new 4.25-tonne licence derogation has been welcomed by vehicle leasing business Arval, which is calling it “a progressive step” towards more alternative-fuelled vans.
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20/07/2018

Catering firm orders 37 new Isuzu trucks

Reynolds Catering Supplies has ordered 37 vehicles from Isuzu, as part of a fleet upgrade, including 12 of the new Forward 13.5-tonne rigids.
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19/07/2018

Lothian renews tyre management deal with Michelin

Bus operator Lothian has renewed its Effitires contract with Michelin Solutions for a further three years.
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19/07/2018

Eaton Transport has service wrapped up with Range T

Cambridgeshire-based haulier Eaton Transport has taken delivery of two Renault Range T480 6x2s, citing “excellent service” and good fuel performance as key reasons for returning to the brand.
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19/07/2018

Swithenbank drives up compliance with Carrier’s engineless refrigeration

Fresh produce supplier Swithenbank has taken delivery of 15 DAF LF 18-tonne trucks fitted with Carrier Transicold’s Syberia engineless refrigeration units, including five Twincool models for multi-temperature operations.
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18/07/2018

Actros tractors keep wheels turning at Falkirk Car Carriers

Falkirk Car Carriers has taken delivery of a second Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor, after the first delivered on reliability and driver appeal.
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