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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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06/09/2021

MV Commercial acquires Fruehauf

Specialist truck provider MV Commercial has completed a multi-million-pound deal to buy tipping trailer and rigid body manufacturer Fruehauf out of administration – protecting 120 jobs and securing a positive future for one of the ...
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01/09/2021

Five new rigids from Fraikin help Belgrade Insulations expand its service

Fraikin’s long-standing relationship with nationwide supplier of insulation and drywall systems, Belgrade Insulations, has been strengthened with the delivery of five new DAF curtainsiders.
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31/08/2021

Liverpool City Region orders 20 hydrogen double deckers

Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) has been selected by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as supplier for 20 zero-emission hydrogen double deck buses following a competitive tendering process. This is the first order for ADL’s H2.0 ...
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27/08/2021

Real-world trial of wireless electric vans goes live in Edinburgh

Initially, four modified Vauxhall vans will take to the streets, fitted with a slim charging pad on the underside. To charge, they are simply parked above electric pads, and they’re topped up in under an hour with no need to plug in.
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26/08/2021

Introducing Motus Truck & Van, a new Mercedes-Benz and FUSO dealer

Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans have welcomed the latest member of their shared dealer network. But unlike other new franchisees, there will be no ‘learning curve’ to negotiate for Motus Truck & Van.
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26/08/2021

Giant specification for Aylestone transport’s new Volvo FH 540

Leicester-based Aylestone Transport has taken delivery of one of the highest-spec new model Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter tractor units to be built for the UK market to-date, with the 6x2 pusher axle tractor unit riding on full air-suspension ...
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25/08/2021

Government moves closer to launch of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) and weight ...

Longer goods vehicles could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as early as next year, the government has announced. The Department for Transport has published its response to its consultation on the introduction of longer-semi ...
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25/08/2021

MAN Truck & Bus UK opens five dealerships across Central England

In January 2021 MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd announced the purchase of the HRVS Group and, in so doing, acquired five dealerships located across central England: Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford, as well as a customer ...
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24/08/2021

Gray & Adams showcases fully-electric Vector eCool at the 2021 TCS&D Show

Gray & Adams is showcasing the Vector eCool refrigerated trailer on stand E30 at the 20211 Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) Show in Peterborough, 7-8 September.
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24/08/2021

Wheel security alerts displayed on dashboard of new Wrightbus electric double ...

Wrightbus has incorporated Wheely-Safe technology into the prototype of its fully-electric StreetDeck Electroliner, its first-ever electric vehicle.
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23/08/2021

Earl Transport’s long-term partnership with TIP grows a treat

East Lancashire haulier Earl Transport has continued its long association with TIP Trailer Services with the recent arrival of 14 new SDC 4.2m curtain-sided trailers that have been supplied by TIP on a five-year leasing arrangement, which ...
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23/08/2021

Merton bus garage gears up for full-electric operations

Full-electric buses are operating from a South West London bus garage, thanks to a new electricity connection.
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17/08/2021

Wrightbus creates hundreds of permanent jobs, and opens finance arm

Bus manufacturer Wrightbus is to create up to 300 permanent jobs after winning a string of orders from the UK and Ireland. It will also convert 120 existing temporary jobs into permanent positions as it looks to ramp up production at its ...
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17/08/2021

Solomon to create 50 new jobs across its business

Solomon Commercials, the manufacturer of rigid refrigerated vehicles, is to create 50 new jobs at the Lancashire-based business.
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16/08/2021

Plant provider chooses Volvo for rigids

National provider of plant and site equipment, Garic, has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 8x2 rear-steer rigids and one Volvo FM Globetrotter 6x2 rigid, with several additional FMs to follow later in the year.
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16/08/2021

TruTac software is a ‘one-stop shop’ for JG Pears

An animal by-product processor has simplified its fleet and driver management by using TruTac’s compliance software suite, TruControl.
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13/08/2021

Public consultation kicks off review of Traffic Commissioner function

The Department for Transport is encouraging industry, local authorities, trade organisations and passenger groups to review the role of Traffic Commissioners in an online consultation (available via the link below; it expires on 8 ...
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13/08/2021

Second Rivus vehicle service centre opens in Bristol

UK fleet company Rivus Fleet Solutions, formerly BT Fleet, has expanded its offering to fleet customers in Bristol with the opening of a new vehicle service centre in the south of the city.
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12/08/2021

Knowles Transport steps up a gear with biggest ever single vehicle order

Logistics firm Knowles Transport has supplemented its fleet following the recent purchase of 50 Volvo FH460 turbo compound vehicles – the largest single order in company history.
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12/08/2021

MV Commercial opens new base in the south

Commercial vehicle rental and sales firm MV Commercial has opened its fifth depot near Oxford to better serve new and existing customers in the area and provide HS2 contractors easy access to Euro VI equipment.
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12/08/2021

Hydrogen-fuelled fire engines are focus of latest funded project at ULEMCo

ULEMCo has been awarded government funding with its partners to produce an optimised design for specialised hydrogen fuelled vehicles. Working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and its Fire and Rescue Service, ULEMCo will design the ...
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11/08/2021

TSG UK acquires Prime Fuelling

TSG UK Solutions Limited (TSG UK), the nationwide fuel system installation and maintenance company, has acquired Prime Fuelling Systems Limited.
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11/08/2021

Scania to enhance its bus and coach service

Scania (Great Britain) Limited announces that it and its independent dealers will make significant investments in staff training and equipment over the coming two years in order to further raise the levels of service provided to the ...
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10/08/2021

TSG UK Solutions launches commercial wash installation service - UPDATED 6 ...

Commercial fleet services and maintenance firm TSG UK Solutions has expanded its partnership with cleaning solutions provider Kärcher to launch a new commercial wash service.
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09/08/2021

ZF Aftermarket recommends replacing flywheel when changing clutch

In most commercial vehicle engines, the flywheel is a massive component. But despite its size, it can wear out: for example, on the starter gear ring or the friction surface. This is because the flywheel is tapered by only a few tenths of ...
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