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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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10/01/2011

JobServe engineers a new relationship with Findlay Media

JobServe, one of the UK's leading online job boards, and engineering publishing house Findlay Media have together launched www.TotallyEngineering.com – a new job board specifically for engineers.
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10/01/2011

Mobile service provider selected by Hitachi Capital

Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services has contracted SEV Group as its nationwide mobile service engineering network supporting light commercial vehicles.
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10/01/2011

Scania tractor units for McBurney, Northern Ireland

McBurney Transport, the largest haulier in Northern Ireland, is adding a dozen Scania units to its truck fleet line-up.
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07/01/2011

Keltruck acquires Silurian Scania

West Bromwich-based Keltruck – the world's largest privately owned Scania dealership – has acquired Silurian Scania, the Scania dealer for south Wales.
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07/01/2011

Stertil Koni helps Staffordshire council with new workshop

Staffordshire County Council reports that vehicle lifts from Stertil Koni, for its relocated fleet workshop, were successfully installed in just five working days.
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06/01/2011

HE Payne Transport treads the green truck path

Next-generation tyres from Vacu-Lug are being trialled by HE Payne Transport and its customer Greenvale AP in a bid to improve efficiency.
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06/01/2011

Eddie Stobart delivers Christmas in festive TV special

Following last year's TV documentary series tracking Eddie Stobart trucks and trailers, Channel Five will broadcast a so called Christmas Special at 8pm on Monday 10 January.
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05/01/2011

New year, new tax headache for transport operators

The FTA (Freight Transport Association) believes that the increase in fuel duty this month will leave the transport industry out of pocket to the tune of £95 million.
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05/01/2011

Yodel orders 100 new Cheetah Fastback trailers

Cartwright has commenced delivery of the first of 100 trailers for parcels brand Yodel, created following Home Delivery Network's purchase of DHL Express's domestic arm.
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05/01/2011

Major fleet contract for Lex Autolease as Speedy renews

Lex Autolease has renewed its contract with nationwide plant and equipment hire firm Speedy, under a deal worth circa £60 million for cars and vans over the next five years.
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05/01/2011

CV Show 2011 registration opens today

Registration is now open for the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show and Workshop via the show websites - www.cvshow.com and www.workshopshow.co.uk.
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04/01/2011

Lockwood adds first Schmitz trailers to haulage fleet

Lockwood Haulage has taken delivery of eight Freepost trailers and two Euroliner curtainsiders, from Schmitz Cargobull, to cope with increasing business.
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04/01/2011

Boden’s takes five new Volvo trucks for waste wood haulage

Manchester-based waste wood recycler Boden's Wood Waste Recycling has added five new Volvo FH-500 6x2 tractor units, all plated for 44 tonnes gcw, to its existing Volvo fleet.
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24/12/2010

Whale Tankers’ GullyWhale helps council deliver gully cleaning efficiencies

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council says it expects to improve the efficiency of its gully cleaning operation with its new GullyWhale MVC (medium volume combination) tanker.
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24/12/2010

Scotland approves Ashwoods hybrid van for low carbon

Ashwoods Hybrid Transit van has won approval for Scottish government LCVPSS (Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Support Scheme).
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23/12/2010

Dulux turns to electric van for London deliveries

In a bid to reduce noise levels during customer deliveries, Dulux Decorator Centres has invested in an electric van from Smith Electric Vehicles.
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23/12/2010

United Utilities confirms Volvo tipper fleet expansion

Providing some good news going into 2011, United Utilities has announced it is set to add to its fleet of 69 Volvo trucks.
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22/12/2010

Flagship Actros V8-engined truck delivers 10.5mpg for MFR

Fuel returns of almost 10.5mpg have vindicated the decision of MFR Haulage to buy a V8-engined Mercedes-Benz truck fleet, according to the firm.
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22/12/2010

Ford ECOnetic vans get zero rated for London congestion charge

Drivers of existing low-CO2 Ford vans equipped with ECOnetic are set to benefit from zero London congestion charge regulations next year.
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22/12/2010

Shorten Environmental cuts punctures in half with Michelin

Waste transfer contractor Shorten Environmental is reporting a 50% reduction in punctures since it changed to Michelin new and Remix tyres across its fleet.
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21/12/2010

Taurus boss gives thumbs up to Volvo I-Shift transmission

Byfleet-based Taurus Waste Recycling Group has added another FM 6x4 tractor unit to its Volvo truck fleet – this time with the OEM's automated I-Shift transmission.
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21/12/2010

FM Conway goes green on Fuso Canter 7.5 tonne tippers

Civil engineering and road maintenance contractor FM Conway has selected a fleet of clean, green 7.5-tonne Fuso Canters to work in London's Low Emission Zone.
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21/12/2010

Bevan hosts government green trailer fact finding visit

Adrian Bailey, MP for West Bromwich West and chair of the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee, visited dry freight bodybuilder Bevan Group recently for a fact-finding visit.
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20/12/2010

GreenChem announces AdBlue price increase

Steep increases in the cost of the raw materials for AdBlue have forced producer GreenChem to announce a price increase of 2.8p per litre, with effect from 1 January.
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20/12/2010

Workshop 2011 grows to meet changing CV landscape

Confirmed exhibitors at next year's Workshop show include Gemco, Jubilee, Maha, NGK Texa, Unipart GES, V-Tech and Wurth.
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