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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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08/01/2010

Quinton, skip hire firm gets new MAN kit

Expect to see Quinton Tyres' new MAN TGX 360bhp three axle rigid patrolling the north west in the months to come; the Manchester-based tyre supplier has invested in the new vehicle to collect and distribute built-up wheel assemblies from ...
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08/01/2010

Van best practice guide launches

The UK's transport minister, Paul Clark launched the Van Best Practice programme late last year, offering practical advice to van operators about how to improve efficiency and save fuel.
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08/01/2010

LDV component price cut at Multipart

Owners of Pilot, Convoy and Cub models from LDV have been taking advantage of an average 15% savings on more than 11,000 parts for their vehicles, thanks to Multipart.
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07/01/2010

Hedging expands to ease truck fuel price worries

Following another 12 months of wildly fluctuating fuel prices, Portland Fuel Price Protection has launched a protection scheme for mid size operators.
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07/01/2010

Tesco swaps to Secureseal for better trailer protection

The UK's largest supermarket chain has replaced electronic security seals on its 4,000 trailers, citing unacceptable failure rates and delays in obtaining replacements for existing electronic seals.
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07/01/2010

Latest addition to Veolia is no rubbish

Volvo has furnished Veolia with a diesel-electric hybrid dustcart as part of a two-year trial with Westminster City Council.
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06/01/2010

ACEA calls for global, standard truck energy efficiency improvements

Policy makers in Europe, the US and Japan need to cooperate on developing global fuel efficiency metrics, methodologies, standards and regulations that are practical and effective.
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06/01/2010

Volvo and Mack engines are first to EPA 2010

Volvo and Mack are the first truck manufacturers to have their engines certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as meeting the 2010 diesel emissions standard.
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05/01/2010

Dairy Crest goes for quieter life with Mercedes Sprinters

Dairy Crest has added 80 Mercedes Sprinter 311CDI chassis cabs to its fleet of milk&more distribution vehicles, replacing older units from a rival brand when they hit the streets in March.
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05/01/2010

Magnetic attraction brings fuel savings to Carmarthenshire

Magnetic devices retrofitted on vehicle fuel lines are far more effective in cutting fuel consumption than sceptics might have you believe.
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04/01/2010

What’s the big deal at Denby

There are mixed messages and frustration at Denby Transport, after the company's chairman, Dick Denby, took his 25.1m-long (82ft) LHV onto public roads on 1 December 2009, only to be served with a prohibition notice by the police.
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04/01/2010

Industry gears up for April CV Operator show

"An event designed to help operators run a better and more organised business." That's the message from organiser of the CV Operator Show, which takes place on 13, 14 and 15th April 2009 at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC).
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04/01/2010

FTA proposals may change VOSA amber ABS policy

As we go to press, the transport industry looks closer to achieving a change in VOSA policy concerning amber ABS warning lamps, following intense lobbying by the FTA (Freight Transport Association).
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30/12/2009

Alternative approaches must be considered for emissions reduction

Environmental benefits of the Euro 6 commercial vehicle engine emissions standard, due to come into force at the end of 2013, are disproportionate to their cost.
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29/12/2009

Forward with vision

Fresnel lenses have now been formally approved by the DfT (Department for Transport) for use on truck windscreens to improve driver vision down to the front bumper.
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28/12/2009

BTAC trials to run again in June or July

BTAC (the British Transport Advisory Consortium, which came out of the brewery industry) says it expects to run more technical trials on trucks over a weekend in June or July 2010, following last year's break.
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21/12/2009

Schmitz Cargobull trail blazes curtainsiders and rigids

Despite the European market for curtainsiders finishing down 90%, Schmitz Cargobull chose the close of 2009 to launch, you guessed it, a curtainsider – and to state that it's gunning for number one.
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18/12/2009

Tesco invests in Driver CPC

To help its drivers achieve the Driver CPC standard, and to cut costs and emissions, Tesco has enlisted the help of System Training, which will train a group of driving instructors, who will, in turn, go tutor more than 3,000 van and truck ...
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17/12/2009

Volvo eyes 10% of the street clearance market

The launch of Volvo's FE low-entry cab (LEC) gave the company an opportunity to highlight some good news in a year that has seen Volvo Truck sell close to 20,000 units in "tough operating conditions", but also keep market share "broadly in ...
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