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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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28/03/2018

NV Transport in it for the long haul with four refrigerated LSTs

Fruit and vegetable distributor NV Transport has taken delivery of four refrigerated longer semi-trailers (LSTs), built by Gray & Adams and supplied by Asset Alliance Group.
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28/03/2018

Shell announces new hydrogen refuelling station on M40

Shell is opening a new hydrogen refuelling station at Shell Beaconsfield, on the M40, which will be the first ‘under the canopy’ hydrogen refuelling station, where hydrogen is offered along with petrol and diesel.
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27/03/2018

Allports announces line-up for CV Show

Allports Group has announced that a Renault Range T High will be taking centre stage on its stand at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show (24-26 April; NEC, Birmingham).
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27/03/2018

New DAF CFs score for HW Martin Waste

HW Martin Waste has taken delivery of three new DAF vehicles, one CF 460 FAT six-wheel drawbar and two CF 460 FAD eight-wheel hookloaders, part of the Martin Group’s plan to increase its fleet by 35% in the past year.
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27/03/2018

Aberdeen haulier celebrates anniversary with Volvo FH

Aberdeen-based haulier Colin Lawson Transport has taken delivery of ten new Volvo FH tractors in the past year, the latest of which features special livery to mark the operator’s 20th anniversary.
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26/03/2018

IVECO launches Service Challenge 2018

IVECO has launched the second annual Service Challenge for its European Truck Station network, with new categories including time of arrival, repair within 24 hours and recall management.
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26/03/2018

Grampian Continental sold on benefits of Mercedes Actros

Aberdeen-based logistics operator Grampian Continental has taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz tractor units, after hearing “entirely positive” feedback on the brand from other local operators.
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26/03/2018

Scania dealer opens £6.3m facility in Warrington

Scania dealer Haydock Commercial Vehicles has opened a new service centre in Warrington, with the official opening ceremony last week (22 March) conducted by Sweden’s ambassador to the UK.
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23/03/2018

Hiab launches new container handling unit

Hiab is offering a new container handling unit, which allows operators to load or unload containers in areas where no infrastructure or heavy forklifts are available.
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23/03/2018

Council expands bus fleet with Mellor Strata

Lincolnshire County Council has taken delivery of a Mellor Strata High Floor bus to add to its fleet for the pre-booked CallConnect service.
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23/03/2018

HGV star ratings available for Direct Vision Standard

Transport for London has agreed the star ratings for Euro VI HGVs as part of its Direct Vision Standard (DVS), which forms part of the Mayor and TfL’s approach to eliminating deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041.
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22/03/2018

Isuzu launches Grafter Green range in the UK

Isuzu Truck’s new 3.5-tonne Grafter Green rigid is now available in the UK, in both single and twin rear wheel configurations.
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22/03/2018

Scania P-Series the solid choice for Spot-On Concrete

Halifax-based Spot-On Concrete has taken delivery of a Scania P-Series rigid, equipped with a custom-made Sermac Zenith 4Z27 SCL130A concrete pump.
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22/03/2018

Officedrop equips new van fleet with Thermo King’s ColdCube

Bristol-based Officedrop has extended its fleet for chilled and ambient distribution, equipping 45 Ford Transits with Thermo King ColdCube units.
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21/03/2018

Bevan delivers for BuildStation

Essex-based builders’ merchant BuildStation has taken delivery of its second Renault vehicle with bodywork by Bevan Group.
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21/03/2018

2MV Logistics drives for growth with DAF New XFs

Portsmouth-based 2MV Logistics has taken delivery of two DAF New XF 480 FTG tractors, citing the brand’s reliability as key to its decision.
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21/03/2018

MAN moves workshop digitisation up a gear with Solera deal

MAN Truck & Bus is predicting its customers will experience “significant added value” thanks to a partnership with digital transaction business Solera Holdings.
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20/03/2018

Butcher hooked on benefits of Gray & Adams

Scottish butcher John M Munro has taken delivery of a new 16-tonner, with refrigerated bodywork by Gray & Adams.
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20/03/2018

Harsh acquires I&M Tarpaulins

Truck and trailer sheeting system supplier Harsh has acquired York-based I&M Tarpaulins, a move which Harsh says will deliver new market opportunities.
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20/03/2018

First UK operators take delivery of Fuso eCanter

Wincanton, DPD and Hovis have become the first UK customers to take delivery of the Fuso eCanter, the first all-electric 7.5-tonner.
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19/03/2018

Renault Range C the solid choice for Cardinalis Concrete

Cardinalis Concrete has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, replacing 75% of its fleet with new Renault Range C vehicles.
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19/03/2018

New guidance for safe transport of compressed gases

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has published new advice concerning the safe transport of compressed gases.
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19/03/2018

FlixBus begins trials of all-electric buses on long-distance routes

European bus and coach operator FlixBus is about to trial all-electric buses on two of its long-distance routes, in France and Germany.
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16/03/2018

Volvo updates FE low-entry cab for more transport operations

Volvo Trucks has announced a new version of its low-entry cab (LEC) for the Volvo FE truck, saying this makes the cab suitable for a wider range of transport operations.
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16/03/2018

Hendy boosts workshop productivity with r2c Online

Hendy Van & Truck is reporting improved efficiency and time savings of more than 50 hours per week after implementing r2c Online’s maintenance management platform for its Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire workshop.
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