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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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20/05/2010

GRW goes on tour with tanker engineering

Abandoning all of its static exhibitions, GRW Engineering has taken the decision to take a mobile exhibition unit out onto the road from 7 to 16 June.
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19/05/2010

McArthur Scania opens up to Bevan curtainsider

Bristol-based fencing and wire products supplier McArthur Group has specified its first Scania, but has stuck with a curtainsider body from Bevan.
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19/05/2010

St John’s Ambulance London sticks with Mercedes-Benz

Seven new ambulances have been drafted in by St John Ambulance's London (Prince of Wales) District, to work with the Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS), South Thames Retrieval Service (STRS) and helicopter crews from RAF Search & ...
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18/05/2010

Stockport takes delivery of ultra low emission RCVs

Solutions SK, which manages Stockport Council's refuse and recycling operations, has taken delivery of two ultra-low emissions RCVs (refuse collection vehicles) from TransLinc.
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18/05/2010

Rotrak sets sights on downsized engine efficiencies

Variable drive specialist Torotrak has formed a 50-50 joint venture with centrifugal supercharger firm Rotrex, called Rotrak, to develop affordable engine downsizing technologies.
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17/05/2010

Everywoman awards winners revealed

The votes have been counted, and the winners have been announced. No, we're not talking about the General Election: this is the 2010 MAN everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.
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17/05/2010

F-Gas Support can’t clarify air conditioning maintenance

F-Gas Support, the government agency set up to provide guidance on new laws concerning air conditioning maintenance, says there isn't 'serious ambiguity' over which rules apply to vans HGVs, trailers, coaches and buses.
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17/05/2010

Smeg signs up to four more Mercedes-Benz years

Prestige Italian kitchen appliances manufacturer Smeg has taken delivery of seven Mercedes-Benz Atego rigids with high-roofed, air-conditioned sleeper cabs.
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14/05/2010

Optare wins largest ever UK hybrid bus order

Optare has won the largest single order for hybrid buses so far placed in the UK – a mix of 66 Tempo, Versa and Solo buses for Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority.
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14/05/2010

Conwy Council gets versatile recycling vehicle

A new recycling truck for Conwy Borough Council has been cleverly engineered by Truck Specialists to handle highly variable quantities of waste paper, glass and plastics on mixed collections.
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14/05/2010

Hewicks Haulage signs up to Mercedes Actros deal

Bury St Edmunds-based Hewicks Haulage has ordered a Mercedes-Benz 6x2 Actros 2546 with the flat-floored MegaSpace cab and 12-speed Mercedes Powershift automated transmission.
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13/05/2010

Drawbar coupling service now offered by Jost

A one-stop service for drawbar operators has been launched by Jost-GB, including an all-inclusive package for users of its Rockinger drawbar couplings.
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13/05/2010

4x4 Sprinters can go to off-road blazes

Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service has increased its operational capability in rural areas by investing in four 4x4 Mercedes-Benz 5.0-tonne Sprinter vans.
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12/05/2010

Samworth confirms aerodynamics fuel savings

Chilled foods producer Samworth Brothers Distribution says that trials with Gray & Adams aerodynamic Eco-Aer temperature-controlled trailers have shown "a marked improvement in fuel consumption."
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11/05/2010

Scania R 620 flagship truck for Knights of Old

Kettering-based transport firm Knights of Old has taken delivery of a new high-spec Scania R 620 LA 6x2/4MNA twinsteer tractor to replace 'Excalibur', its specially-commissioned gold Scania purchased seven years ago to celebrate its golden ...
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10/05/2010

Battery-driven Vito passes arctic endurance test

Mercedes-Benz Vito battery-electric drive prototype has passed polar circle testing, with temperatures down to -30oC and driving on sheet ice and compacted snow.
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10/05/2010

Allison expands range of buys transmissions

Allison's Torqmatic series of fully automatic transmissions for bus applications has two new members, thanks to the addition of the T390 and T390R models.
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10/05/2010

UK capital set for electric vehicle revolution

A £67 million tender has been issued by Transport for London, for the supply of up to 1,300 electric and hybrid vehicles.
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07/05/2010

Optare Solo reaches 550 mark with Stagecoach

Stagecoach now has 550 Optare Solos in its fleet nationwide, on town and rural operations, following the latest batch of deliveries.
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07/05/2010

Renault Trucks buys up Northern Ireland dealer

Renault Trucks has taken over dealership Coulter Truck & Van, at Mallusk, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.
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07/05/2010

Don’t just do it, B&Q it with MAN 10 tonners

B&Q, has switched part of its Home Delivery fleet to a 10 tonne operation running on 19 new MAN TGL 10.180 4x2BLs – a first for MANs at the home improvement giant.
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07/05/2010

Iveco and Haynes Trucks steel fleet order from Volvo

Iveco and its Kent-based dealer, Haynes Trucks, have won a deal with steel stockholder John Parker & Sons to replace its 32-strong fleet of 18 tonne rigids with new Stralis Active Day multi-drop distribution vehicles.
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06/05/2010

Somerstotalkare cleans up at JK Environmental

JK Environmental has installed a set of six S6ng 7.5 tonne heavy duty mobile column lifts, from Somerstotalkare, at its the Hertfordshire depot.
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06/05/2010

Wincanton reports telematics success on Marks & Spencer Home Delivery

Having secured the contract for Marks and Spencer Home Delivery last year, Wincanton says it has been using Microlise's Fleet & Distribution system to manage delivery operations and meet service targets.
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06/05/2010

Penske orders 600 Volvo VNs for emissions and fuel economy

US operator Penske says it has ordered 600 Volvo VN670 tractors for their near-zero regulated emissions and improved fuel economy.
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