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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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11/05/2011

Vauxhall announces increased van sales

Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has stayed at the top of the retail sales charts with April volumes up 68.69% year-on-year, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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11/05/2011

Ashwoods looks for European expansion

By participating in the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Ashwoods Automotive, a producer of affordable low carbon vehicles and systems, is looking to expand into mainland Europe.
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10/05/2011

Arden Wood Shavings looks for efficiency gains with DAF

Optimising journey times and overcoming wind resistance when carrying high sided containers are the main reasons behind Arden Wood Shavings choosing the highest power rating available in its new 44-tonne DAF drawbar outfit.
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10/05/2011

Innovative tanker introduced at Truckfest

Whale Tankers' exhibited the largest and most sophisticated KAISERWhale ever produced by Whale when it exhibited the KAISERWhale dirty water recycler sewer cleaning vehicle at Truckfest.
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10/05/2011

Panther now on the prowl for Battersby Silver Grey

A Plaxton Panther has joined operations at Morecambe's Battersby Silver Grey. The news coach, which is based on a Volvo B9R chassis, will be used for Leger Travel's Silver Service holiday tours.
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09/05/2011

Blind-side accidents tackled by Volvo

Volvo Trucks has announced measures to tackle the problem of blind spots at every level, using new technology and public traffic education.
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09/05/2011

Peugeot launches web site to aid company vehicle choice

Peugeot has launched a new dedicated website that allows fleet customers and company car and van drivers to compare key facts and figures to see which Peugeot or competitor is best in key sectors.
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09/05/2011

LEZ-affected operators offered further manufacturer discounts

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that more major vehicle manufacturers have signed up to offer discounts for drivers of vehicles set to be affected by changes to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) next year.
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06/05/2011

Forklift specialist chooses Andover Trailers design

Crown Lift Trucks in Swindon says the latest addition to its fleet – a bespoke forklift trailer with a sliding roof – will allow for easier, safer and more flexible transportation of its extensive range of materials handling equipment.
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06/05/2011

Leicester customers benefit from cool new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters have the competition well and truly licked on their ice cream rounds in and around Leicester.
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06/05/2011

Screw compressor technology aids Anneberg expansion

When Anneberg needed to optimise the performance and reduce the weight of its fly ash-transporting trucks it turned to MH6. More specifically, it chose MH6's new screw compressor system — the result of a partnership between Mouvex and ...
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05/05/2011

Clear advantages for Atego truck chassis

Working with Mercedes-Benz UK, entrepreneur Chris Hocken has just launched The Clear Idea, an eye-catching, mobile promotional space mounted on the truck manufacturer's Atego chassis.
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05/05/2011

BW panel van fleet is a Somers-only zone

BW Refrigerated Couriers has now started to switch all its panel van fleet over to Mercedes Sprinter vans, each specified 100% with Somers ATP certified refrigerated panel van conversions.
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05/05/2011

Top ten Transits prove a hit for Gelder Group

British construction company Gelder Group has taken delivery of 10 Ford Transit ECOnetic vans in a bid to operate a greener fleet.
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04/05/2011

Scrappage programme launched by Stertil Koni

Mobile column lifts specialist Stertil Koni has introduced a 'no quibble' commercial vehicle lift scrappage scheme.
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04/05/2011

Ipswich haulier confirms Krone Euroliner investment

Ipswich steel haulier European Warehousing & Transport has called upon HB Commercial to add six Krone Euroliner tri-axial semi-trailers to its fleet.
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04/05/2011

Acodent Dental rooting for APC Overnight

Delivery times of products from Acodent Dental Laboratory to the nation's dentists are being speeded up, thanks to next day deliveries from APC Overnight.
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03/05/2011

AP Pavers proves that three into one truck does go

Road construction operator AP Pavers' new Volvo FMX works as a rigid, wagon and drag vehicle, and also a low loader – and is already increasing productivity.
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03/05/2011

More of the same for Selwyns’ coaches

North-west coach operator Selwyns Travel has taken delivery of a repeat order of Plaxton's flagship Elite vehicle.
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03/05/2011

Wabco supplies MAN with new air disc brakes

Wabco has announced details of the first supplier deal for its NG22MAX air disc brakes, with MAN's European trucks.
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28/04/2011

Britelite opens up business with Mercedes-Benz

Maidstone-based Britelite Windows has taken delivery of 10 new Long-bodied Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, with low-emission Euro 5 engines.
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28/04/2011

DAF award aims to improve maintenance standards

DAF Trucks' service and maintenance standards may be evidenced by its DAFcheck system, but now the firm is raising its game by adopting the IRTE's technician accreditation scheme, irtec.
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27/04/2011

Manchetts’ Dyson SLa offers damage-free supercar rescue

Following Manchetts Rescue & Recovery's purchase of a Roger Dyson slidebed recovery truck, supercar owners can rest assured that their prized possessions will be transported in safety.
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27/04/2011

Power Plane duo comes courtesy of Keltruck

Lancashire's Power Plane has added two Scania trucks – one R565LA 6x4 HSZ Highline and a P405CB 6x4 MNZ sleeper – to its fleet, with a little help from Keltruck.
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27/04/2011

Canute commits to deal for a dozen heavy DAFs

Canute Group has added 12 DAF XF105 tractor units to its 600 commercial vehicle fleet in order to evaluate the whole life cost of running the trucks.
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