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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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15/07/2010

LowCVP launches HGV technology challenge

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) launched a new challenge to find new carbon technologies for HGVs yesterday at its annual conference in Twickenham.
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15/07/2010

Ten Scania OmniExpress tourers for Bowen Travel

Scania (GB) has secured an order for 10 OmniExpress 36 touring coaches from the Bowen Travel Group, following trials of a Euro 4 unit in its Lincolnshire based Appleby 'Elite' fleet.
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15/07/2010

Don-Bur announces major workshop investment

Two additional workshops are to be constructed by Don-Bur at its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, as part of a £1 million investment.
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14/07/2010

S&J European Haulage swaps to Michelin MaxiTrailer tyres

Leicestershire-based S&J European Haulage is the first operator in the UK to fit Michelin's X One MaxiTrailer tyres to double-deck box trailers with front- and rear-lifting axles.
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14/07/2010

UKWA chairman calls on Tories to honour pre-election pledge

Derrick Potter, chairman of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has called on the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, to fulfil the Conservative Party's pre-election pledge to introduce a fuel duty stabiliser.
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14/07/2010

East Riding Sacks rates MAN package performance

East Riding Sacks says it bought MAN tractor units for the first time, because of their "productivity potential" on country-wide distribution.
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13/07/2010

Britain’s greenest transport firms are honoured

Companies at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from road transport will be announed at a new awards ceremony tomorrow at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) annual conference on July 14.
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13/07/2010

JJ Food Service goes large on 18 tonners

Food distribution specialist JJ Food Service has restructured its fleet almost entirely away from 7.5-tonne vehicles to 18-tonners – more than 100 Volvo FLs.
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12/07/2010

Search team discovers advantages of Sprinter

A specially designed Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Long has been deployed as a mobile command and control centre for the Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team (SSART).
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12/07/2010

Stardes’ new trailers set for European Mika tour

Stardes, which provide logistics services to the music, concert and entertainment industry, has added two new Schmitz Cargobull FP25 dry freight box trailers, with enhanced lighting and security, to its fleet.
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12/07/2010

Optare lands largest export midibus order ever

Optare has won a €3 million order for 25 Optare Solo midibuses, with an option for a further three, from Syntus, which runs a network of integrated bus and rail services in the east of The Netherlands.
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09/07/2010

Fleet safety honour goes to Michelin

Michelin's X One MaxiTrailer tyre has been named as Fleet Safety Product of the Year at the annual Fleet Safety Forum awards for excellence, organised by road safety charity Brake.
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09/07/2010

Double first for BP Gas, with I-Sync and Dynafleet

Six new Volvo FL 4x2 rigid tankers that have entered service with BP Gas are the first in the fleet to be equipped with Dynafleet telematics and Volvo's I-Sync automated gearbox.
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09/07/2010

ETS Distribution gains Eco-Fleet of the Year award

Loughborough-based ETS Distribution took the Eco-Fleet of the Year prize at the 2010 Brake Fleet Safety Awards, with the judges recognising its pioneering telematics in promoting safe and fuel-efficient driving.
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09/07/2010

Weight Angel measures vehicle load to 0.5% accuracy

Weight Angel has now officially launched its award-winning commercial vehicle overload and load shift protection system in the UK, for vehicles from 1—7.5 tonnes, with an HGV version due later this year.
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08/07/2010

DAF first to offer all engines to EEV specification

DAF says it is now offering its 6.7 litre Paccar GR-engine and several versions of the 12.9 litre Paccar MX-engine in EEV (enhanced environmentally-friendly vehicle) versions, without the need for DPFs (diesel particulate filters).
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08/07/2010

Lincolnshire Highways Division gets 53 new trucks from Translinc and May Gurney

A total of 49 Mitsubishi Canter 7C18, 7.5-tonne box vans and three-way tippers, plus four Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 18-tonne three-way tippers are being supplied by TransLinc to Lincolnshire Council for its Highways Davison.
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07/07/2010

Isuzu’s new 18tonne refrigerated truck launched as demo

Isuzu has put a new 18-tonne 4x2 refrigerated demo vehicle into service boasting a 9 tonne-plus payload and unlimited mileage three-year warranty on the body, refrigeration system and chassis/cab.
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07/07/2010

DHL Tradeteam and Nijhof-Wassink to test truck and driver safety

DHL Tradeteam in the UK and Dutch haulage firm Nijhof-Wassink are participating in an EU road safety study aimed at assessing driver behaviour and truck safety systems.
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06/07/2010

Gray & Adams announces Brycol takeover

Trailer and body manufacturer Gray & Adams is the new owner of commercial vehicle repair specialist Brycol, following a takeover, just announced.
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06/07/2010

Cullimore saves significant fuel from storage monitoring

Gloucestershire-based haulage and aggregates firm Cullimore Group reports "significant efficiency gains", following the installation of stock management technology on its diesel storage facilities.
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06/07/2010

Demolition contractor specifies Mercedes-Benz Axor tippers

Competitive pricing swayed Aberdeenshire demolition and construction firm Les Taylor Contracts when the firm selected its latest pair of 8x4 tippers.
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05/07/2010

Roger Dyson gives Fillongley artic a second life

It worked for five years as a standard 6x2 Scania R420 tractor unit, but has now been transformed into a Commander heavy recovery truck for Fillongley Garage.
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05/07/2010

Cummins shows 3,500bhp Mini at Goodwood

Visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed found probably the oddest exhibit of all on Cummins' stand.
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02/07/2010

Refrigeration unit range expanded by Carrier Transicold

Carrier Transicold has extended its alternator-driven NEOS range of refrigeration units with the launch of the NEOS 100S. This conventional split system concept is designed for commercial vehicles that have a loadspace of up to 6m³.
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