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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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04/04/2011

Ford launches commercial vehicle scrappage scheme for London

Ford is supporting London-based commercial vehicle customers with a CV scrappage programme that will help them move from older vans into cleaner, greener vehicles.
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04/04/2011

Truck, bus and coach licensing to be reviewed

A consultation on the implementation of new EU rules covering the licensing of truck, bus and coach operators has been announced today by Roads Minister Mike Penning.
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04/04/2011

Keltruck Silurian Scania merger completes

Following its acquisition of the shares of Silurian Scania at the beginning of the year, Keltruck completed the merger with Silurian on 1 April.
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04/04/2011

Fuso Canter sets a shining example for Autoglym

When Bridgend-based ARB Autocare wanted an eye-catching vehicle for showcasing its products, the answer was a range-topping 7.5-tonne Fuso Canter 7C18D.
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04/04/2011

NR Evans continues tyre contract with Bridgestone

Bridgestone UK has extended the tyre supply agreement with temperature controlled distribution company NR Evans.
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01/04/2011

All clear for take-off at RAF bases, thanks to Mercedes

RAF bases around the world are being kept fighting fit by a fleet of Mercedes-Benz-based airfield sweeping and snow clearing vehicles deployed to help keep RAF bases operational during bad weather.
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01/04/2011

Pick-up business at the CV Show, Birmingham

Japanese pick-up manufacturer Isuzu has announced it will be displaying its Rodeo range at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show, which runs between 12 and 14 April at Birmingham's NEC.
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01/04/2011

National Express signs key Volvo Bus deal

Volvo Bus has secured an important order from National Express Group (NEG) to supply a total of 59 new buses, destined for operation in the West Midlands.
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01/04/2011

Property management firm selects Quartix vehicle tracking

First Choice Homes Oldham has chosen Quartix vehicle tracking for its commercial fleet, after the online system came top for price, quality and technical merit in a European public tendering exercise.
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31/03/2011

Scania premieres two Euro 6 heavy truck engines

Scania's Euro 6 440 and 480hp (2,300 and 2,500Nm torque respectively) 13-litre engines received their official premiere today, with a web conference for the world's transport press.
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31/03/2011

£160 million bus order announced by FirstGroup

Representing one of the largest orders in the history of the British bus industry, FirstGroup has announced the signing of a contract for 955 vehicles over the next two years, worth some £160m.
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31/03/2011

Volvo begins hybrid truck sales across Europe

Volvo Trucks is starting to sell heavy hybrid trucks – in the form of its new FE Hybrid – in Europe, following a series of successful field tests.
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31/03/2011

HMF loaders lift Maun Motors to new heights

Maun Motors has spent close to £600,000 on 24 HMF truck-mounted cranes in the last six months.
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30/03/2011

Longer lorries could cut carbon, says government

The government has today (30 March) announced a consultation into the viability of longer trailers. The announcement came as independent research, also published today, showed increased trailer length could cut carbon without compromising ...
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30/03/2011

Revolutionary Luton body set for Iconic truck status

Bevan Group has launched a Luton body for 3.5-tonne vehicles that offers a market-leading payload of more than 1,200kg and improved fuel economy.
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30/03/2011

Sun set to shine on Birmingham’s CV Show

Snap-on has announced that it will be using the upcoming CV show to introduce its first commercial truck diagnostics tool, under the Sun brand.
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30/03/2011

London hybrid buses deployed in city’s pollution hotspots

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that 90 hybrid buses will be hitting the streets of the city during 2011, in a bid to improve the city's air quality and reduce carbon emissions.
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29/03/2011

Bespoke Scania tanker is fit for a Prince

When Leicester operator Prince Petroleum wanted an unusual specification of Scania Truck for its haulage fleet, Keltruck came up with the solution.
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29/03/2011

Two Volvo crane-equipped rigids added to L Lynch fleet

A pair of Volvo FM 8x2 rigids with cranes has been added to construction and plant hire specialist L Lynch's 450-strong fleet, as part of its expansion plan.
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29/03/2011

Envirocare strengthens its Whale Tankers fleet with trailer

Cheshire-based Envirocare North West has recently invested in a non-hazardous, frameless Whalevac tanker trailer to support the company's waste disposal, treatment and drainage operations.
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29/03/2011

Eco-friendly Mercedes-Benz Vito is anything but plain

Kitchen specialist Plain English says it has been realising the benefits of green transportation after taking delivery of two of the first Euro 5-compliant Mercedes-Benz Vito vans in the UK.
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28/03/2011

Volvo and Eminox team up to combat LEZ emission standards

A partnership between Volvo Trucks, Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London and Eminox is helping operators comply with tougher particulate matter (PM) standards for the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ), scheduled to come into force on 3 January ...
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28/03/2011

Mountain orders walking floor waste trailers from Legras

Mountain Transport has taken delivery of two new Legras waste specification FMA moving floor trailers, bringing the company's Legras fleet to 17.
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28/03/2011

Parliament to debate commercial vehicle wheel security

Commercial vehicle wheel safety is to be challenged tomorrow (29 March 2011) in a debate at Westminster Hall, led by Paul Goggins MP.
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28/03/2011

MIRA partners with Drive System Design for transmission projects

MIRA and Drive System Design have cocluded a deal that will see the two transport engineering organisations working together on transmission, driveline and gearbox projects.
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