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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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14/04/2010

FTA brings report to CV Operator Show in Birmingham

The FTA arrived at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show yesterday, armed with copies of a document designed to highlight the need for investment in the UK's transport infrastructure.
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13/04/2010

Citroen gets double iVan awards with Nemo and Dispatch

Citroën is a double winner in the iVan Awards 2010, announced today at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show.
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13/04/2010

Fitch fuel catalyst makes it to the RHA's Hauliers' Shop

The RHA (Road Haulage Association) has opened its arms to Fitch's fuel catalyst for vans, trucks and buses -- said to deliver up to 5.3% fuel economy improvement and carbon emissions reduction -- by making the device available on its ...
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13/04/2010

FTA launches tacho reporting service at CV Operator show today

The FTA (Freight Transport Association ) has launched an online tachograph reporting suite, dubbed the Reporting Gateway, here at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show at the NEC, Birmingham.
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13/04/2010

New equipment excites crowds at CV Operator Show

The stand of heavy-duty mobile vehicle lifting equipment supplier Somerstotalkare, here at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show, is dominated by the S6cf, a cable-free lifting unit that features a rechargeable battery pack.
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13/04/2010

Grant helps Cummins to fire on all cylinders

The world's largest independent designer and manufacturer of diesel engines is planning to develop next generation Euro 6 clean diesels for ultra-low emission commercial vehicles in the Tees Valley.
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12/04/2010

A fresh look at road charging needed, says think tank

A report published today argues that every citizen should be given a free, tradeable share in the road network, combined with the introduction of road user charging and the abolition of VED (vehicle excise duty).
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12/04/2010

Specialist trucks for specialist collectors at the CV Operator Show

A recent 1:50 scale release from Derbyshire-based promotional model trucks specialists Search Impex will be among 70 vehicles to grace the company's stand at the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show tomorrow.
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12/04/2010

Telematics offer on Mercedes-Benz tractors promises big savings

Operators contract hiring new Actros and Axor X tractor units, through Mercedes-Benz CharterWay, can now get Daimler FleetBoard's telematics, with three months' vehicle management services, all free.
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09/04/2010

Vehicle giants to collaborate on commercial vans

A strategic partnership covering the development and production of engines, passenger cars and commercial vans has been signed between none other than the Renault-Nissan alliance and Daimler.
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09/04/2010

Bevan signs new deal for graphics division

Bodybuilder Bevan Group has added a graphics team to its operation in a bid to grow the company in different directions.
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09/04/2010

MAN CLA trucks business booming in Asia and Africa

MAN CLA says it's made a good start in 2010, with agreements already signed totalling 1,200 units, most for Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, South Africa and Morocco.
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08/04/2010

WR Refrigeration stays cool with Mercedes Vito

Leicester-based refrigeration contractor WR Refrigeration has taken delivery of 97 Vito 111CDIs – two the long-bodied variants, the remainder compacts – from city dealer Mertrux.
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08/04/2010

Transport engineers show opens next week in Birmingham

Two halls of Birmingham's NEC will play host to the biggest commercial vehicle operator event of the year from 13 to 15 April, when the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show arrives in the city.
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07/04/2010

Nottingham add 10 more Optare Scania Omni-Dekkas

Ten more Scania Omni-Dekka double-deck buses, delivered to Nottingham City Transport from Optare's Blackburn plant, takes Nottingham's total to 134 out of a fleet of 330.
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07/04/2010

Pilkington gets seven shiny new Supertrucks DAFs

Pilkington has specified seven specialist coach-built bodies for 18-tonne gvw DAF LF 55-220 chassis cabs, with a 9.5 tonne payload, from Supertrucks.
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06/04/2010

Be prepared for stricter sideguards checks

From next month (May), vehicle sideguards will be subject to stricter compliance checks during VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) annual testing.
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06/04/2010

Research shows half of all truck drivers do not belt up

A study undertaken by research institute CEESAR has discovered that, while the use of seat belts by European truck drivers is on the rise, fewer than half of those behind the wheel bother to use the safety device.
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02/04/2010

CV Operator Show set to answer burning transport questions

For operators and vehicle makers concerned with keeping existing vehicles running longer and more efficiently, as well as coping with new legislation, the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Operator Show (13—15 April) should provide answers.
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01/04/2010

Arla variable deck trailer set to improve dairy capacity by 50%

In a bid to massively increase load capacity and fleet efficiency, Arla Foods has invested in its first variable deck trailer.
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01/04/2010

Preston gets brand new MAN truck and bus centre

This week sees the opening of MAN's new purpose-built truck and bus dealership in Preston, on the Walton Summit Industrial Estate at Bamber Bridge.
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31/03/2010

All-electric Vito prototype is ready to rock ‘n’ roll

A prototype electric version of the Vito Taxi is now ready for trials, having been designed and built in just six months by a consortium involving Zytek, Valence Technology, Penso and Mercedes-Benz UK, which donated the base vehicle.
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30/03/2010

Fuso Canter Hybrid passes London trials halfway stage with flying colours

With the UK Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid truck trials now 18 months in, and at the half way mark, Mercedes has released what it sees as encouraging results so far.
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30/03/2010

CV registration results for February announced

The EU saw a decline in commercial vehicle registrations of 3.1% in February, according to ACEA (the Eurolpean Automobile Manufacturers' Association), with a total of 121,510 units being registered during that period.
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30/03/2010

Mercedes trucks are cream of the crop for Pattemores

Environmental compatibility was the key criterion for dairy distribution specialist Pattemores Transport when it bought its latest 6x2 Mercedes-Benz Axor 2533 26-tonne tanker.
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