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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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02/07/2020

Boost for Earned Recognition scheme during lockdown - FleetCheck

There was a marked increase in the number of commercial vehicle fleets adopting the DVSA’s Earned Recognition scheme during the earliest months of lockdown, reports fleet management software company FleetCheck.
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01/07/2020

Bridgestone's subsidised training designed to inflate spirits

Bridgestone’s commercial customers are being offered discounted training courses aimed at helping them back on their feet following lockdown.
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01/07/2020

Used Fuso Canter pays off for John Dinham Transport

Proprietor John Dinham purchased his first pre-owned vehicle from Mercedes-Benz dealer City West Commercials in 2016, and has since added another 14.
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30/06/2020

Renault tractor replaces rival unit for Yorkshire haulier

Bulk carrier John Petch Transport has added a Renault Trucks Range T520 High to its fleet of 25 tractors and tipping trailers.
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30/06/2020

Guest launches first IVECO S-Way test runs in UK

Guest and Sherwood Truck and Van toured a host of companies to try out the new IVECO S-Way tractor near its West Bromwich, Peterborough and Stoke on Trent depots.
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29/06/2020

Axtec launches load indicator for eight-wheelers

The latest version of the Axtec OnBoard Axle Load Indicator can now be installed on most four-axle rigid vehicles, with a particular focus on tippers.
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29/06/2020

Magtec consortium wins £6m to scale up electric vehicle motor production

A consortium led by electric motor developer Magtec has been awarded a significant Advanced Propulsion Centre grant in the latest round of R&D funding for achieving low carbon technology in the automotive industry.
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26/06/2020

TIP Trailer Services launches telematics offering

TIP Trailer Services has launched a range of telematics-based digital and connected services under the name of TIP Insight.
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26/06/2020

Holdsworth expands fleet with six Isuzu rigids

The recent addition of a further six new Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids within its all-refrigerated transport fleet means that Holdsworth Foods now currently operates over 45 Isuzus in total, out of a fleet of 140 refrigerated vehicles from ...
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25/06/2020

ADL appoints Ardee Coach Trim as Irish service partner

Alexander Dennis Ltd has appointed Ardee Coach Trim as its exclusive service partner in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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25/06/2020

Tradebe takes three

Environmental services company Tradebe Healthcare has cited Fraikin’s ability to ‘get things done’ as a major factor in being able to put its three new DAF rigids on the road in time to help with vital hospital waste collections during the ...
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24/06/2020

Seven-brand electronic parts catalogue published by TecAlliance

Despite the prevalence of vehicle manufacturer-derived electronic parts catalogues (EPC), they generally rely on a variety of search methods to identify a replacement part, which for wholesalers and CV workshops servicing and repairing ...
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24/06/2020

Mahle launches air purifier for bus and coach

Mahle Aftermarket’s new OzonePRO unit offers a way to sanitise buses, commercial vehicles and passenger cars in a world still struggling to contain COVID-19.
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23/06/2020

DAF rolls out AEBS-3 braking system as standard across truck range

DAF Trucks has introduced an improved advanced emergency braking system for its LF, CF and XF models: AEBS-3. This third-generation system can provide up to full autonomous emergency braking to assist with collision avoidance of both ...
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23/06/2020

Carlisle City Council retrofits RCV safety technology

Carlisle City Council has equipped its fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles with camera recording technology, reverse radar and safety equipment.
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22/06/2020

DVSA to restart heavy vehicle tests from 4 July

After a 15-week hiatus due to COVID-19, DVSA will restart heavy vehicle testing from Saturday 4 July, it announced at the weekend. Operators can now book tests from that date.
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22/06/2020

New Thermo-King fridge design promises 30% better fuel economy and 40% quicker ...

Thermo-King’s new trailer fridge uses a new 48V mild hybrid power architecture.
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19/06/2020

Leeds buys 120 small electric vans; offers 20 for local business trials

Leeds City Council has taken delivery of 122 examples of the full-electric Renault Kangoo Z.E.33 compact van, with 102 to be used in the delivery of a wide range of services across the city, including property maintenance and civil ...
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19/06/2020

Falken for football: tyres fitted to Liverpool team coach

This season’s Premier League fixtures may now be back under way, but one thing that's been ready and awaiting football’s return for some time is the Liverpool Football Club team bus. Primed to carry some of the world’s best footballers as ...
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18/06/2020

Wash bay lift offers better access for Surrey RCV fleet

Guildford Borough Council has improved access to the underside of vehicles during cleaning operations following the purchase of a Stertil Koni heavy duty wash bay lift.
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18/06/2020

John Lewis places ‘largest UK order’ of gas trucks as it starts building ...

The John Lewis Partnership is building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station and placed an order for 143 gas trucks, to be in operation by the end of 2020, to enable its largest heavy goods vehicles to use a low-carbon alternative to ...
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17/06/2020

18-tonne curtainsider body includes chilled section

Bristol-based wholesaler and worker cooperative, Essential Trading, has taken delivery of a new 18-tonne rigid truck to further develop its chilled delivery capabilities.
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17/06/2020

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter supports work of independent technician

As independent truck and trailer technician Dom Coia endeavours to rearrange a crucial meeting with a potential customer that was postponed when lockdown restrictions were introduced, he is convinced that his comprehensively-equipped ...
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16/06/2020

Econic rigids reordered for road maintenance fleet

Infrastructure support service firm Amey will be relying on a new batch of Mercedes-Benz Econics to keep north west transport links open as the UK continues to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
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16/06/2020

Harris launches new SAIC LCV platform in new name

Following its rebrand from LDV in April, Chinese automaker SAIC Motor distributed by Harris Group of Ireland is launching its first light commercial vehicle under the new Maxus branding: the Deliver 9.
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