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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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01/08/2011

MJ Abbott goes for Mercedes-Benz vans

Golf courses builder MJ Abbott has just purchased eight more Mercedes-Benz vans from local dealer Rygor Commercials, all of which feature low-emission Euro 5 engine technology.
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01/08/2011

Arriva takes extra steps to improve safety

Arriva has moved to improve safety in the workplace by introducing free-standing barriers and retractable wall-mounted units from Tensator.
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01/08/2011

Hankook tyres nominated for two TAFF Awards

Hankook has been nominated for two categories in the 2011 National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) Tyres & Fast-Fit Awards (TAFF).
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29/07/2011

Fuso Canter investment for JB Landscape

The latest arrival at JB Landscape might be the company's third 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter, but it is the first from the company's Euro 5 range.
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29/07/2011

Swiss filters for Arriva Italia fleet

Arriva Italia has begun the installation of the diesel particulate filters from Hug Engineering AG, a Swiss company involved in the filtration of industrial, naval and railway engines.
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29/07/2011

Stoneridge upgrade for Carefoot & Sons

Since winning the Stoneridge time-saving challenge at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April, Carefoot & Sons (Transport) has upgraded 16 of its existing tachographs with Stoneridge SE5000 Exakt units – with the remainder of the fleet ...
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29/07/2011

Maximum authorised mass brake testing still on hold

Industry proposals to move to testing commercial vehicle brakes (freight and PSVs) against maximum authorised mass (MAM), rather than design weight, remain in abeyance.
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28/07/2011

Volvo bus announces Coventry open sales day

Volvo Bus has announced it is to hold a one-day sales event at its Coventry sales centre on Tuesday 9th August.
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28/07/2011

Sheffield steels itself for new Isuzu truck dealership

The dealer network for Isuzu Trucks has grown following the recent addition of HRVS Sheffield as the company's official truck sales, parts and service dealer for the Sheffield and Don Valley areas.
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28/07/2011

Fraikin wins major cell vehicle contract

Fleet management, contract hire and rental specialists Fraikin has been awarded a specialist commercial vehicle solutions contract to provide over 400 custodial cell vehicles to GEO Amey PECS (GEOAmey).
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28/07/2011

Research shows small to medium fleets prefer van purchase

Outright purchase remains the most attractive method of acquiring light commercial vehicles, vans and company cars for small to medium size fleet operators, according to a survey by MIB Data Solutions.
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28/07/2011

VOSA highlights testing directive changes

Operators and fleet managers need to be aware of changes to the Testing Directive, which comes into effect on 1 January 2012, according to VOSA, which wants to ensure a smooth transition for commercial vehicles.
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27/07/2011

Kerry Logistics makes double freight forwarding purchase

Kerry Logistics has acquired two UK freight forwarding companies: Bergen Freight Forwarding, based in Manchester, and Yorkshire's Regency Forwarding.
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27/07/2011

200 engineering and maintenance jobs at Nissan Sunderland

Nissan, the UK's largest auto maker, has launched a recruitment campaign for engineers and maintenance technicians to join its record-breaking Sunderland Plant.
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27/07/2011

Tax refunds on technicians’ tools amount to £2.2 million

Tax refund specialist Refunds Direct claims to have secured tax refunds worth a total of £2.2 million for more than 4,600 auto technicians.
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27/07/2011

Mann and Hummel receives Bosch Supplier Award

Mann + Hummel has been presented with the Bosch Supplier Award in the mechanics and resale goods category.
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26/07/2011

Bowker Group chooses Krone for versatility and safety

Freight forwarding and warehousing specialist Bowker Transport's fleet has been expanded with a repeat order for 30 Profi Liners from Krone Trailers UK.
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26/07/2011

New Michelin deal for Blakeley’s Waste Management

Wigan-based Blakeley's Waste Management has renewed a three year pence per kilometre (ppk) contract with Michelin, in a deal labelled by managing director Stephen Blakeley as a "sound commercial decision".
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26/07/2011

Isuzu boss goes undercover for TV tonight

The commercial vehicle industry will fall firmly under the media spotlight tonight (Tuesday 26 July 2011), when Channel 4's Undercover Boss series feature's the head of Isuzu Trucks UK.
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25/07/2011

Trailer height allowance must remain, says FTA

As major players in the parcel, 3PL, retail and bakery transport sectors make their concerns known about EC proposals to limit the height of UK trailers to four metres, the FTA has leant its weight to their cause.
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25/07/2011

Millbrook upgrades commercial vehicle testing facilities

Millbrook Proving Ground has invested in its component testing laboratory (CTL) and safety systems departments, with an additional and more advanced full vehicle climatic chamber, as part of its infrastructure upgrade programme.
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25/07/2011

VOSA’s safe driver’s guide wins award

VOSA's pocket guide, 'Staying Legal – the Basics', designed to improve road safety, by helping professional drivers understand driver's hours rules, has won the Print Innovation prize at the 2011 Good Communication Awards.
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22/07/2011

ZF Services UK completes merger of aftermarket businesses

ZF Services UK has completed the merger of its sales and service organisation (formerly ZF Great Britain) in Nottingham, with the automotive aftermarket parts business (formerly ZF Trading UK) in Crick.
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22/07/2011

New trailer for abnormal loads joins WMB fleet

Specialist carrier WMB Heavy Haulage has added a specialist trailer to its fleet for the transportation of abnormal loads – from wind turbines and industrial boilers to boats, planes and military vehicles.
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22/07/2011

Volkswagen leaks new Crafter LCV data

Ahead of its official launch on 1 August, new Volkswagen Crafter models have arrived in VW Van Centres across the UK.
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