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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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23/03/2011

EMR skiploader trucks feature ultimate specification

Warrington-based European Metal Recycling reckons its latest four skiploaders represent the ultimate specification.
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23/03/2011

Budget 2011 requests from the FTA

Today is Budget day and the FTA (Freight Transport Association), which represents transport firms operating more than 220,000 goods vehicles, has called on the Chancellor to:
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22/03/2011

Volvo celebrates FMX truck production milestone in construction

Since its launch in April last year, almost 5,000 Volvo FMX construction trucks have been sold and the new vehicles have been put to the test in extreme conditions throughout Europe.
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22/03/2011

Görrel invests in Bell 12-wheeled loaders

Görrel, one of the UK's largest self-drive plant rental firms, is taking delivery of 12 wheeled loaders from Bell Equipment, following a £2m investment from Görrel's parent company Hydrex.
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22/03/2011

Trakm8 aims to help cut CO2 with CV Show exhibits

Following the EU's announcement of new CO2 emissions limits for LCV manufacturers, Trakm8 is aiming to help by offering accurate measurements for van fleets – and visitors to the CV Show in April will be able to find out how.
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21/03/2011

Verran calls on MAN for truck fleet replacement

Thames Valley warehouse and distribution firm Verran Freight has taken delivery of seven MAN 26.440BLS 6x2 tractor units, bringing the number of vehicles on the Abingdon-based haulier to 16.
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21/03/2011

Roger Dyson launches oldest recovery vehicle challenge

Roger Dyson has launched a competition to find the oldest Dyson vehicle recovery truck still in operation.
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21/03/2011

Liftmaster to debut lift equipment at CV Show

For those companies considering an ATF, Liftmaster's stand at the CV Show will feature the latest approved test lane equipment.
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21/03/2011

Low weight tipping cylinders save operators £1,400 per year

Edbro is suggesting that its recently launched CX14 tipping cylinder is among key measures open to bodybuilders wanting to cut tipper weight in order to increase payload.
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18/03/2011

Vans to vie for attention at NEC’s CV Show 2011

Light commercial vehicles from Ashwoods Automotive, Citroën, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Smith Electric, Supertrucks, Tata and Volkswagen will all be on show at April's CV Show.
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18/03/2011

VOSA meets ATF target; ramps up testing transformation

VOSA's (the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) drive to reduce burdens on industry and take testing to the customer is gathering pace, as the agency confirms that two new non-VOSA testing stations opened this week.
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18/03/2011

Abellio reports fast results from Freeway fleet management

Public transport operator Abellio reports rapid benefits from a computerised fleet management system from Freeway Fleet Systems, which, it says, is improving the efficiency of its London and Surrey bus services.
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17/03/2011

Eco-Equip saves €30,000 in clutch replacements

Since buying a Mercedes-Benz Atego 1828 18-tonner fitted with an Allison 3000 Series automatic transmission in 2005, Eco-Equip believes it has saved more than €30,000 in clutch replacements.
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17/03/2011

Stagecoach opts for driver management system from GreenRoad

Stagecoach has announced a multi-million-pound investment in an eco-driving system for its bus operations in Scotland, England and Wales.
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17/03/2011

TW Services recycles with Scania trucks

Waste management and recycling specialist TW Services has added five more Scania trucks to its vehicle fleet.
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16/03/2011

DIBS Distribution deploys Paragon technology for transport planning

DIBS Distribution has installed a high-tech solution from Paragon Software Systems to reduce transport costs and improve customer service.
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15/03/2011

Volvo trucks give Redwings extra horsepower

Redwings, the UK's largest horse sanctuary, has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, which will be used as a horse ambulance for the charity's rescue and round-up operations.
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15/03/2011

Massey Wilcox finds Michelin a good tyre fit

Signalling a step change in its tyre policy, Massey Wilcox Transport has signed a deal to fit Michelin radials across its entire transport fleet.
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15/03/2011

Tradeteam signs six-year Whitbread contract

Tradeteam has won a six-year contract to provide supply chain services to Whitbread, the UK's largest hotel and restaurant group.
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14/03/2011

Revealed: Nissan’s CV Show commercial vehicle line-up

Those wishing to see Nissan's latest large van, the NV400, should make sure they are at the CV Show in Birmingham next month.
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14/03/2011

Cartwright adds aerodynamic rigid to Cheetah range

The Cub is the latest model in Cartwright Group's Cheetah aerodynamic commercial vehicle range.
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14/03/2011

FTA president to lead two-week cycle ride for Transaid

The Freight Transport Association is organising a 14-day cycle ride around the UK in June, to raise funds and awareness for Transaid's Professional Driver Training Project, which is helping to save lives on Africa's roads.
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11/03/2011

DAF Trucks returns to the CV Show 2011 in April

On its first CV Show appearance since 2008, DAF Trucks will be displaying a full line-up of the manufacturers' products and services, including the new LF Hybrid, which recently entered production.
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11/03/2011

Finning chooses Masternaut for Caterpillar fleet tracking

The sole dealer for Caterpillar equipment for the UK and Ireland, Finning, has selected Masternaut vehicle tracking technology for its field service fleet across the UK.
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11/03/2011

Vacu-Lug boosts its’ green credentials with ISO qualification

Vacu-Lug Tyres has been awarded ISO14001:2004 status for its Environmental Management System, which it says underlines the green benefits of dealing with this independent retread tyre manufacturer.
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