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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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26/04/2011

Goodyear Dunlop gets into the groove with Mercedes-Benz

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear Dunlop has turned to Mercedes-Benz for its new vans, replacing a fleet of similar-sized vehicles.
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26/04/2011

EcoStralis truck duo heads for Bedfords

Bedfords Transport has bought two Iveco EcoStralis tractor units to run on behalf of its recent acquisition, LinQ Alliance.
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21/04/2011

Drinks manufacturer invests in Bevan21 body

As part of AG Barr's drive to reduce its carbon footprint, the independent soft drinks manufacturer has bought an environmentally-friendly Bevan21 truck body.
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21/04/2011

Miles better performance for H&L’s Mercedes-Benz Vito

One customer in a Mercedes-Benz Vito has recorded an average fuel economy figure of in excess of 50mpg during an H&L Garages MPG challenge.
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21/04/2011

Wagner brake pads set to make operators stop and look

Federal-Mogul is now offering a range of what it describes as "competitively priced, quality brake pads" to complement its Ferodo brake products.
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21/04/2011

Oakleaf European takes first Paneltex refrigerated box body

Fine food specialist Oakleaf European has taken delivery of a MAN 4x2 12-tonne rigid specified with its first Paneltex 5.8m refrigerated box body.
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21/04/2011

Double Manx success for Isuzu Truck

Following B&C Engineering's appointment as the main dealer for Isuzu Truck UK on the Isle of Man, two Manx companies have specified Isuzus for the first time.
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20/04/2011

Turners Soham breaks through 300 DAF CF barrier

Turners (Soham) has recently taken delivery of its 300th specialised DAF CF FTP tractor unit – making the Cambridgeshire haulier one of the largest fleet operators of FTP CFs in the UK.
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20/04/2011

Carrier Transicold expands vector range with Vector 1550 City

Carrier Transicold has introduced the Vector 1550 City trailer refrigeration unit, with noise levels below 60dB and a standard 'nose-mount' installation.
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20/04/2011

Volvo Buses and SAIC Motors team up on energy driveline systems

Volvo Buses and China's SAIC Motors have formed a joint venture for driveline systems for hybrid and electric buses.
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20/04/2011

Vehicle rollover guide published by the IRTE

From July, it will be mandatory for all new trucks and buses to be fitted with ESC (electronic stability control) equipment, starting with two-axle tractive units, in accordance with Economic Commission for Europe regulation 13.
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20/04/2011

London Buses trial new equipment to tackle air pollution

In a first of its kind, TfL (Transport for London) is to trial several retrofitted NOx emissions reduction technologies on 18 buses, before signing up for equipment on more of its bus fleet.
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20/04/2011

Volvo FL 12-tonner improves customer relations

A new Volvo 12-tonne gvw FL curtain sided bodied rigid, supplied to Ace Packaging of Plympton, Devon, is already benefiting customer relations.
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19/04/2011

Tesco tips Transicold for 99% cold chain availability

Chilled transport fleet availability and low lifecycle costs are being cited as reasons for Tesco's 400-plus order of refrigeration systems from Carrier Transicold.
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19/04/2011

WABCO continues Team Allgäuer truck racing partnership

WABCO Holdings says it will continue its partnership with truck racing's Team Allgäuer in the European Truck Racing Championship – supplying advanced, high performance braking technology.
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19/04/2011

GreenRoad revels in increased show business

GreenRoad has signed more than 10 bus and coach customers following its presence at Eurobus 2010, the company has revealed – meaning that its telematics will now be used in an additional 2,100 vehicles operating around the UK.
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18/04/2011

Dual-fuel Mercedes-Benz Axors for Warburtons

Warburtons has introduced a breath of fresh air to its distribution fleet, in the shape of six dual-fuel Mercedes-Benz Axor tractor units.
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18/04/2011

Iveco Daily helps transportation of tents

A new 7-tonne Iveco Daily is helping Yorkshire-based PapaKåta to carry larger loads when transporting its modular Kåtas – teepee style tents pioneered by the Sami people of Lapland.
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18/04/2011

NetDespatch helps Station Couriers’ European operations

Web-based technology from NetDespatch is being used by Station Couriers to set up a Europe-wide road parcel service.
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18/04/2011

Twin Countershaft gearbox improves tractor fuel efficiency

A pioneering 10-speed fully automatic transmission that incorporates Allison's torque converter and twin countershaft design is promising optimised acceleration and higher fuel economy across a range of tractor unit duty cycles.
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15/04/2011

FTA president plans to tackle “unfinished business”

After being confirmed as president of the FTA (Freight Transport Association) for another two years, Stuart Oades has spoken exclusively to Transport Engineer about his hopes for the upcoming term, and what he, and the association hopes to ...
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15/04/2011

LEZ compliance ramps up with Eminox

As Transport for London (TfL) tightens the emission standards and widens the scope of the Low Emission Zone in early 2012, it estimates that 145,000 vehicles will not comply.
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15/04/2011

FTA’s telematics investigation brings big news for small fleets

A three-month trial conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and transport management solutions provider Microlise has questioned the widely-held view that telemetry is the sole preserve of large fleet operators.
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15/04/2011

Mann and Hummel employees respond to Japanese relief appeal

Mann+Hummel employees world-wide have collected €50,000 to date for the victims of the Japanese earth quake and tsunami, from fund-raising at more than 40 locations world-wide.
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14/04/2011

Major successes reported at Clean Air Power

Dual-Fuel combustion technology developer Clean Air Power, which enables heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on diesel and natural gas, says the past 12 months have been the most successful since its formation in 1991.
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