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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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22/06/2010

Micheldever Tyre Services plumps for Mercedes and Montracon

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has taken delivery of 15 new Mercedes-Benz Axor tractor units and 25 aerodynamic Montracon trailers.
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22/06/2010

Study suggests incentives needed for aggressive emissions cutting technologies

Technologies likely to deliver carbon emissions cuts from commercial vehicles capable of meeting government targets are going to require financial incentives to drive development and uptake.
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21/06/2010

Fuel tax needs urgent reform, FTA tells Treasury

Fuel duty, road charging and decoupling duty for diesel for commercial vehicles were key agenda issues, when the FTA met Justine Greening MP, the new Economic Secretary last week.
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21/06/2010

Mitsubishi Fuso selects Allison for Aero Star Transit Bus

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has specified Allison's T310 fully automatic transmission for its new Aero Star large transit bus in Japan.
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18/06/2010

Veolia chooses EEV-engine Mercedes for Camden

The first Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse trucks to be factory-fitted with ultra-clean EEV (enhanced environmentally friendly vehicle) engines have now entered service in the London borough of Camden.
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17/06/2010

Telematics boost North Lincolnshire refuse collection vehicles

North Lincolnshire Council and vehicle tracking firm Masternaut Three X have developed a web-based telematics system that, they say, is increasing refuse collection and gulley cleansing performance.
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16/06/2010

Tincknell Fuels orders third Volvo narrow-track tanker

The first two Volvo narrow-track fuel tankers in the UK capable of carrying 11,000-litres have been successfully plying their trade with Tincknell Fuels of Wells in Somerset.
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16/06/2010

Optare wins eur1.9 million maintenance contract

Optare, which recently reported an eur13 million contract to supply 66 hybrid buses to Greater Manchester, has now confirmed the repair and maintenance contract.
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16/06/2010

Glastonbury festival road layer gets MAN 6x2 specials

MAN is supplying 14 new TGX 26.440 full-air 6x2 rigids to temporary access system supplier Eve.
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16/06/2010

Total launches AdBlue on first five forecourts

Total UK is now offering AdBlue HGV additives from a pump dispenser on five of its UK forecourts.
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15/06/2010

Keltruck’s three heroes on display at air action day

Keltruck displayed three vintage Scanias at the 'Help for Heroes' Action Day at Throckmorton Airfield, Pershore, last Sunday (13 June), as part of the Throckmorton Air Show.
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15/06/2010

Giti Tire reports strong CV Operator show

GITI Tire (UK) has gone on record, saying that it was "extremely pleased" with the Commercial Vehicle Operator show.
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15/06/2010

Stagecoach co-founder and chief executive honoured

The chief executive of Stagecoach Group, Brian Souter, has received a major European award for a career in service to public transport.
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15/06/2010

Squeeze formed wheels are lighter and stronger

Squeeze formed wheels for the Warrior FV150 Infantry Fighting Vehicle are 35% lighter and have a performance life four times longer than traditional forged steel wheels for armoured fighting vehicles, according to GKN Land Systems.
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14/06/2010

CV Show 2011 preparations go from strength to strength

Spurred on by the success of the CV Operator show and the commitment of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, there is optimism in the commercial vehicle industry surrounding the CV Show 2011.
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14/06/2010

Tow Show set for new Roger Dyson innovations

Vehicle recovery bodybuilder Roger Dyson will unveil the biggest accident unit it has ever built on a four-axle chassis, at the European Tow Show 2010, being held in Telford from 24 to 26 June.
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14/06/2010

Hickmans’ goes for Mercedes reliability and support

Distribution firm Hickmans of Kidderminster says its new Mercedes-Benz trucks – the first it's bought for 27 years – were acquired for the brand's reliability and after sales support.
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11/06/2010

Vito models join RHC Lifting fleet

Lifting specialist RHC Lifting has taken delivery of nine Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, under a contract that has seen the dealer, Bristol's City West Commercials, take back six non-Mercedes vehicles in part exchange.
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11/06/2010

Coca-Cola 21-tonners trial aerodynamics, EEV and gas engines

Coca-Cola Enterprises has begun trials of a 21-tonner truck fitted with an aerodynamic Bevan21 fast access curtainslider body.
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11/06/2010

TfL to extend LEZ to large vans, minibuses and specialist vehicles

Larger vans and minibuses are likely to be included in London's Low Emission Zone restrictions by January 2012, with the statutory public consultation now underway and due to close on 28 June.
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10/06/2010

Mercedes-Benz Euro 5 Sprinter wins fuel trials with HomeServe

HomeServe, which provides mobile emergency plumbing services, is buying a fleet of Euro 5 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, after a demonstrator beat its competitor in fuel trials.
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10/06/2010

Central Auto Supplies goes for Nemo’s fuel efficiency

Central Auto Supplies (CAS – a founder member of the UK Parts Alliance) has taken delivery of a major Citroën LCV order that, it says, is aimed at improving the fuel efficiency and emissions of its delivery fleet.
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10/06/2010

Stobart Group selects SDC for curtainsiders

Operations of the Stobart Group throughout the UK and Ireland will be boosted from the second half of 2010, thanks to the company placing an order with SDC Trailers for 300 curtainsiders.
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10/06/2010

Volvo says it’s time for better driver training

Inadequate driver training is responsible for a loss of income and human life, according to Volvo Trucks.
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09/06/2010

AA DriveTech wins TfL’s FORS assessment contract

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed AA DriveTech to manage the initial bronze assessment process for the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) in London.
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