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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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24/10/2019

Earl Transport driver represents UK in Optifuel Challenge

Gary Masterman of Earl Transport represented the UK in the international final of Optifuel Challenge, Renault Trucks’ eco-efficient driving competition, which took place in Lyon, France on 16 October.
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24/10/2019

Shipping firm sold on ‘first-class’ service from Ryder

Transportation and shipping firm A2B-online Transport has taken delivery of 30 new DAF XF tractors, supplied by contract hire business Ryder.
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23/10/2019

Healthcare at Home upgrades van fleet to Mercedes Vito

Medication service provider Healthcare at Home is replacing its 140-strong van fleet with Mercedes-Benz Vito refrigerated vans.
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23/10/2019

Hella levels with flat floor solution

Hella Gutmann Solutions (HGS) has released a new accessory for its CSC-Tool to ensure accurate calibration of vehicle camera and sensor systems.
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23/10/2019

Giti rolls out 3PMSF winter tyre range

Giti Tire has added to its three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) range for the 2019/20 winter season, bringing the total number of options to 23.
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22/10/2019

Brigade Electronics marches off with award

Commercial vehicle safety system supplier Brigade Electronics has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in recognition of its international trade success.
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22/10/2019

Michelin launches X Line Energy Z2

Michelin is claiming to offer the most fuel-efficient tyre on the market, with its launch of the X Line Energy Z2.
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22/10/2019

Cartwright Conversions opens flagship Belton site

Cartwright Conversions has opened a new multi-million flagship manufacturing base in Belton, Lincolnshire.
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22/10/2019

Knorr-Bremse and Kiepe team up to showcase electric bus solutions

Knorr-Bremse is partnering with Kiepe Electric to demonstrate a range of products and services for electric bus fleets at the Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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21/10/2019

Bus trial reveals 7% fuel saving with Allison xFE transmission

Go Ahead London is reporting fuel efficiency improvements of more than 7% on an Enviro200 bus after 15 months of an ongoing trial with Allison’s xFE transmission.
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21/10/2019

Highways firm boosts gritter fleet with Mercedes Arocs

Highways service provider Ringway Jacobs has taken delivery of eight new Mercedes-Benz Arocs gritters for its contract with Cheshire East Council.
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21/10/2019

TIP Trailers opens new site in Scotland

TIP Trailer Services has relocated its branch in Scotland from Motherwell to a new five-acre site at nearby Chapelhall, following what it describes as “rapid expansion” since its acquisition of D&M Trailer Services five years ago.
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18/10/2019

Scania launches new generation Citywide range

Scania has announced a new generation of its Citywide range for urban and suburban operations, promising lower fuel consumption, higher passenger capacity and improved experience for passengers and driver.
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18/10/2019

ADL launches European Class II version of Enviro500

Alexander Dennis (ADL) is unveiling a European Class II inter-urban version of its three-axle Enviro500 double-decker at this week’s Busworld Europe event (Brussels; 18-23 October).
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18/10/2019

Cummins cleans up bus gas engine to ‘close to zero’ emissions

Cummins says its L9N natural gas bus engine can now achieve “close to zero emission levels” of NOx and particulate matter, following a number of design enhancements.
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17/10/2019

Certas launches upgraded FuelTrace solution

Fuels and lubricants supplier Certas Energy has released an upgraded version of FuelTrace, its integrated telematics and fleet management solution.
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17/10/2019

Bathroom distributor taps into benefits of Mercedes-Benz

Bathroom distributor Qualitex Supplies has taken delivery of two more Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks, citing build quality and reliability as reasons for its 30-year relationship with the brand.
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17/10/2019

New name and new deals for Rivus Fleet Solutions

Rivus Fleet Solutions – the new name for BT Fleet Solutions – has announced contract wins with construction company Kier Group and Highways England.
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17/10/2019

Maritime Transport orders 330 trucks from Scania

Maritime Transport has confirmed orders with Scania for a total of 330 tractors for delivery during 2019/20, reaffirming its longstanding relationship with the marque.
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16/10/2019

Recovery firm picks up two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Breakdown business Millers Recovery has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, its first two from the latest generation of Sprinters, which have joined its fleet of four other vans, heavy breakdown trucks and low-loader ...
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16/10/2019

XPO Logistics acquires 100 Stralis NP tractors

XPO Logistics has purchased 100 Stralis NP tractors, from IVECO, for its fleet based in France.
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15/10/2019

Archbold Logistics switches to fuel-efficient DAF XF tractors

Archbold Logistics is taking delivery of 16 DAF XF tractors, replacing its fleet of non-DAF units, after a demonstrator unit delivered fuel savings of 0.5mpg.
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15/10/2019

New cribbing and jacking blocks boost workshop safety

Outriggerpads has released a new range of cribbing and jacking blocks to help improve workshop safety.
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15/10/2019

European Braking Systems opens new facility in Manchester

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer European Braking Systems (EBS) has opened a new remanufacturing and technical centre in Trafford Park, Manchester.
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15/10/2019

Grayson installs mobile lifts for bus retrofit project

Grayson Thermal Systems is using heavy-duty mobile lifting equipment from Totalkare for one of the largest single operator exhaust retrofit projects in Europe.
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