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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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17/09/2020

Mercedes-Benz announces fuel-cell concept trucks as part of comprehensive move ...

The GenH2 Truck, a fuel-cell truck with a range of up to 1,000km and more for flexible and demanding long-haul transport begins customer trials in 2023, start of series production in second half of the 2020s.
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17/09/2020

Volvo gas tractors for Kuehne+Nagel trunking operation

Logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel has put eight new Volvo FH Globetrotter LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor units into 24/7 operation on two major contracts with Whitbread and Costa, as part of a drive to reduce emissions and improve the ...
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16/09/2020

ADL Enviro400ER completes ultra low emission bus certification

ADL’s zero-emission capable Enviro400ER double decker has been certified as an ultra low emission bus by the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.
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16/09/2020

Back to school for IVECO

Kent-based supplies firm KCS – a wholly owned business of Kent County Council – has taken delivery of 13 new IVECO Daily 70C18A8 seven-tonne panel vans, replacing a fleet of three-year-old vehicles on their distribution fleet.
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15/09/2020

Scania launches its first series production electric truck range

A fully electric truck and a high-performance plug-in hybrid are the first two models of Scania’s first series-production range of electric trucks.
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15/09/2020

Crane truck in a week - Hiab's new rapid bodybuild

The Hiab T-Boom Frameworks is a new solution built by and installed by Hiab in under a week.
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14/09/2020

Sadique relaunches northern Mercedes-Benz dealer Roanza as eStar Truck & Van

There’s a new name for Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in the North West and North Wales, led by entrepreneur Sid Sadique, who has stepped in to buy most of the assets of Roanza Truck & Van after the former franchisee fell into ...
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14/09/2020

Replacement refuse trucks feature electric bin lifts

Five brand-new refuse trucks, all fitted with fuel-saving electric bin lifting technology, have arrived at Hyndburn Borough Council (Lancashire).
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11/09/2020

Four freight friends for H. Freund

Runcorn-based logistics specialist H. Freund has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 6x2 Lite tractor units with Globetrotter XL cabs, after its drivers praised the trucks’ quality and reliability.
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11/09/2020

Continental launches on board weighing system for commercial vehicles

Continental has developed an on-board weighing system that records and displays the weight of commercial vehicles, including trailers and semitrailers before travel, and is independent of stationary scales.
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10/09/2020

Parker teams up with distributor BSP to open first UK truck hydraulic centre

The new ‘one-stop truck shop’ in Normanton, West Yorkshire is a partnership between supplier Parker Hannifin and long-term distributor BSP Hydraulics.
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10/09/2020

IVECO relaunches its DRIVEAWAY chassis cab bodybuilder programme

IVECO says that it is helping facilitate business in these turbulent times by relaunching a range of ready-bodied chassis-cab vehicles based on its new Daily platform.
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09/09/2020

Rinus raises the roof for new Mercedes-Benz Arocs

Mercedes-Benz operator Rinus Roofing Supplies is now running its first two trucks to be equipped with the manufacturer’s latest safety technology.
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08/09/2020

HB Commercial launches CV brake remanufacturing operation

Vehicle service, parts, rentals and sales group HB Commercial has opened a new remanufactured calliper and brake-shoe profiling facility at its parts supply centre in Bury St Edmunds.
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08/09/2020

Metropolitan Demolition is hooked on Hiab

A demolition firm which supports some of the UK’s largest commercial developments has increased capacity in response to an uplift in construction output.
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07/09/2020

N.S. Clarke specifies Michelin tyres for 30 new Volvo 6x2 tractors

Staffordshire-based N.S. Clarke Transport has specified Michelin tyres as original equipment across 30 new Volvo FH 6x2 493-bhp tractors joining its fleet.
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07/09/2020

Dayco supplies aftermarket water pumps for DAF engines

Engine products and drive systems supplier Dayco has introduced six water pumps – produced and supplied to Dayco by the OE pump manufacturer – for the 10.8 and 12.9-litre, MX-11 and MX-13 engines used in a number of popular DAF ...
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04/09/2020

Kersey Freight takes delivery of 20 SDC Freespan Curtainsiders

Suffolk-based haulage operator Kersey Freight Ltd has added 20 new SDC Freespan Curtainsiders to its 180-strong trailer fleet, in addition to 24 new trailers from the manufacturer in 2019.
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04/09/2020

Maintenance visit criteria is changing – DVSA

DVSA inspectors carrying out maintenance investigation visits at HGV and PSV operators’ premises will be checking some new areas, DVSA reports. They include assessments of managing exhaust emissions, wheels and tyres, safety recalls and ...
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03/09/2020

Rygor Commercials opens new Heathrow Truck Centre

Mercedes-Benz dealer group Rygor Commercials has now opened a brand-new truck site at The Camgate Centre in Stanwell, Surrey.
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03/09/2020

Young operator chooses theft-resistant curtainsider

In response to heightened activity in online shopping, largely brought on by Covid-19, Preston-based Forge Logistics has purchased a Krone Profi Liner trailer with reinforced curtains, sliding roof and flush-fit rear doors, all of which ...
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02/09/2020

Volvo floats Wincanton’s boat with milk tankers

Third-party logistics firm Wincanton has taken delivery of two new Volvo FM 8x2 tankers to work within its milk delivery division, supplied on a five-year operating lease through Volvo Financial Services.
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02/09/2020

Speedy sings the praises of video telematics

Speedy Services, the UK’s leading tools and equipment hire company, has improved road safety, reduced fleet insurance fraud and cut claims costs using video telematics.
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01/09/2020

Tiger puts 30 double deckers on Hovis’s plate

Bakery Hovis is entirely refreshing its double deck fleet with an initial order of 30 units from Tiger Trailers.
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01/09/2020

JKT International tries a new length of Scania Irizar coach on for size

Despite the challenging prevailing conditions, Walsall-based coach operator JKT International has added a sixth Scania Irizar coach to its 12-strong fleet.
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