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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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26/04/2010

Top Technician is Stuart White of Complete Care Maintenance

Surrey mechanic Stuart White has been named Top Technician 2010, after winning the annual competition recognising the best automotive technicians in the UK.
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23/04/2010

CV Operator show is huge success, say exhibitors

Last week's Commercial Vehicle Operator Show, held at Birmingham's NEC, was a roaring success; according to exhibitors, visitors and the organisers.
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23/04/2010

Multipart gets parts distribution contract extension

Dennis Eagle's contract with Multipart for parts distribution has been extended for a further seven years.
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23/04/2010

Esso tankers to get the MAN badge, under Hoyer deal

Hoyer is to get a new fleet of 22 MAN TGS 440BLS 6x2 tractor units to work on its Esso contract.
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23/04/2010

HCT takes its first Scania OmniCity double deckers

Hackney-based HCT Group has taken delivery of its first 10 new Scania OnmiCity double deck buses.
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22/04/2010

Acta succeeds in fuel enrichment system evaluations

Clean energy products supplier Acta has announced that independent validation of its onboard hydrogen enrichment system has taken place, and been successful.
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22/04/2010

New MAN 26 tonner tanker debuts at FPS

MAN has introduced a new 26 tonne chassis for the fuel-oil home delivery market at the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers) Expo 2010 in Harrogate yesterday.
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21/04/2010

Eddie Stobart first on new Workington bridge

The first vehicle to cross the temporary new Workington road-bridge in Cumbria today was an Eddie Stobart tractor and trailer unit.
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21/04/2010

Revolutionary steering design saves money and the environment

A young entrepreneur from Hammersmith has scooped a national award after creating an innovative steering design for vehicles.
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21/04/2010

Hoyer selects MAN for new Bowmans contract

Transport logistics provider Hoyer has been awarded a new distribution agreement with Bowmans Flour, and has gone for MAN as its preferred truck supplier.
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21/04/2010

Electric vehicles coming in all shapes and sizes

Electric trucks are slowly gaining ground, as more variants are built by more manufacturers for more operations at ever larger sizes – and operators see some potential.
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21/04/2010

Vehicle recalls now online at Transport Engineer

Latest recalls affecting commercial vans and trucks, as well as buses and coaches are now available on the Transport Engineer website, courtesy of VOSA (the Vehicle & Operator Services Agency).
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20/04/2010

Graham’s gears up with auto-shift Atego trucks

An increasingly demanding multi-drop urban delivery schedule has prompted Scotland's largest independent milk producer to buy its first rigid trucks with automated transmissions.
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20/04/2010

Drivers get a new charity, under Steve Parrish

The UK Professional Drivers Association has now established itself as a registered charity, the Professional Drivers Foundation (PDF).
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19/04/2010

Jungheinrich warns of importance of reporting near misses

Materials handling equipment supplier Jungheinrich is warning that forklift truck users should implement 'near miss' reporting procedures, if they want to reduce accidents on their sites.
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19/04/2010

New V8 range from Scania includes Euro 6-ready EEV model

Boasting what Scania is calling the most powerful truck in the world, the Swedish manufacturer has introduced a seriously updated V8-powered range of vehicles.
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19/04/2010

Smith telemetry promises to cut vehicle off road time

Smith Electric Vehicles launched a telemetry system "specifically engineered for commercial electric vehicles" at last week's CV Operator Show.
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19/04/2010

More than fuel savings from telematics trials

MiX Telematics reckons that, in the last year alone, its technology has saved bus and coach operators a staggering £8 million in fuel bills.
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16/04/2010

Corus fined £240,000 following lorry driver death

Steelmaker Corus has been fined £240,000 and ordered to pay pay £112,500 costs, after a lorry driver was crushed under three tonnes of steel at its Staffordshire site.
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16/04/2010

Truckfile launches electronic daily walkaround check

A so-called electronic walk-around check system has been launched by Truckfile, adding to the company's existing workshop management system.
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15/04/2010

Stagecoach Group vows to become cleaner and greener

A sustainability strategy has been launched by Stagecoach Group, aimed at reducing emissions fleet-wide throughout the UK and North America.
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15/04/2010

Iveco sponsors MotoGP motorbike racing championship

Iveco has agreed a two-year deal with Dorna Sports, which runs the MotoGP motorbike racing championship, to be its official commercial vehicle supplier.
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14/04/2010

Lanes for Drains invests in revolutionary recycling tanker

Lanes for Drains, the UK's largest independent drainage specialists, has taken delivery of another Kaiser-Whale sewer cleaning Jet-Vac with continuous dirty water recycling, from Whale Tankers.
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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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