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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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11/07/2011

Largest Volvo hybrid buses order heads for Norway

Volvo Buses has received an order for vehicles – including the largest number of hybrid models to date in Europe – from Norway.
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08/07/2011

New engineering president outlines SOE community vision

Garry Gilby became president of the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) yesterday (7 July 2011) during the organisation's AGM in Westminster.
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08/07/2011

CV show 2012 confirmed for next April at the NEC

Plans for a full CV Show to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, from 24—26 April 2012 have been announced by the Commercial Vehicle Show LLP – comprising the RHA, SMMT and IRTE Services, the trading company of the Society of Operations ...
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08/07/2011

Mercedes-Benz dealer offers CV wheel alignment in 10 minutes

A Mercedes-Benz van and truck dealer, covering the South West of England, says it is working to help commercial vehicle operators reduce excessive fuel and tyre costs, caused by wheel misalignment.
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07/07/2011

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is first past the post

Five Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are now helping to bring the Post Office to the doorsteps of rural communities in England and Wales.
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07/07/2011

Jubilee Clip secures Fuso Canter truck tie-up

Ninety years after it gave the world the Jubilee Clip, L Robinson & Co has bought its first 7.5-tonne Fuso Canter delivery vehicle.
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07/07/2011

Bywaters looks to Volvo trucks for fleet upgrade

The delivery of 52 new Volvo trucks to London and south-east England recycling giant Bywaters is well underway – providing for an almost complete renewal of the company's waste collection fleet.
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06/07/2011

Isuzu trucks cover the ground for SQS

Three years after the first eight Isuzu 7.5-tonne trucks joined Stanmore Quality Surfacing's (SQS) fleet, the North London company has now taken delivery of a further 15 vehicles.
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06/07/2011

Imperial Commercials purchases MiX Vehicle Conversions

MiX Vehicle Conversions, the specialist body building and vehicle equipment fitment division of MiX Telematics, has been sold to Imperial Commercials.
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06/07/2011

Euroway’s commercial vehicle rental business relocates

Commercial vehicle company Euroway is relocating its Magnum vehicle rental operation from the current base in Purfleet to its East Midlands depot in Corby, Northamptonshire.
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05/07/2011

DAF Trucks named as top employer for apprentices

DAF Trucks has been named in the elite group of UK companies that best support apprenticeships.
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05/07/2011

Sam’s first new recovery truck is a Roger Dyson

Two years after he launched his own vehicle recovery operation, Sam Burke has bought his first brand new truck – a Hydraloader 3000La (low approach) aluminium slidebed, from Roger Dyson.
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05/07/2011

Anchor Tours set for summer with new Volvo 9700

County Louth-based Anchor Tours says it is now prepared for summer, having invested in a Volvo 9700 coach, with the Prestige Plus bodywork.
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04/07/2011

Econic, Axor and Canter clean up in Norfolk

Norfolk residents are now benefiting from improved waste and recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance services following the introduction of a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso trucks.
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04/07/2011

Worldwide rollout for xlite aluminium wheels

xlite has become a worldwide brand thanks to an exclusive trademark agreement between European distributor, Motor Wheel Service, and manufacturer Wheels India.
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01/07/2011

Volvo hybrid breaks records

A team from Volvo Trucks has set no fewer than three unofficial world records with 'Mean Green', a converted Volvo VN featuring the very latest hybrid technology from Volvo Trucks. This is the first time these speed records have been set ...
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01/07/2011

Bridgestone announces TPMS rollout

After demonstrating its new TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system) in May, Bridgestone Europe has announced that it plans to roll out its commercial vehicle system in Europe during this year.
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01/07/2011

Operator’s give a positive Sprinter V6 verdict

County Durham-based Derek Cheesey has reported that his V6-engined Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 319CDI has clocked up an incredible 163,000 miles in its first 12 months and never missed a beat.
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01/07/2011

Renault Kerax and Lander set for Easymix Concrete

Concrete delivery firm EasyMix Concrete has added two new Renault Premium Lander 270.18 6x2 chassis cabs, fitted with a midlift axle, and two Renault Kerax 380.32 8x4s to its 18-strong mixed fleet – with a further two Kerax on order from ...
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30/06/2011

Arla Foods updates trailer fleet with Vector refrigeration

Following a successful six-month road trial, dairy giant Arla Foods has purchased 21 all-electric Vector 1550 low-noise trailer refrigeration units from Carrier Transicold.
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30/06/2011

Junk-It goes for growth with Euro 5 Fuso Canter

Waste management and clearance specialist Junk-It (Scotland) has taken delivery of a 'clean, green' 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter.
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30/06/2011

Actros converts Bond man to automatic transmissions

Bond's transport manager Ian Addis, a devout manual gearbox man, has had his views challenged after recently trying a Mercedes-Benz Actros with a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift automated system.
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30/06/2011

Linfox places order for 100 Volvo trucks

Asian logistics operator Linfox has chosen Volvo Trucks as the supplier for 100 tractor units. The order consists of FM 11, FM 13 and FH trucks, all of which will be built locally at Volvo Trucks' production facility in Brisbane, ...
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29/06/2011

Renault Truck Commercials London site gets major upgrade

Renault Truck Commercials has invested more than £175,000 in refurbishing its London dealership, at Park Royal.
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29/06/2011

Wabco signs trailer axle air disc brake deal

Commercial vehicle components supplier Wabco has entered into a long-term agreement with one of Europe's largest manufacturers of commercial trailers.
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