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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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14/03/2011

Revealed: Nissan’s CV Show commercial vehicle line-up

Those wishing to see Nissan's latest large van, the NV400, should make sure they are at the CV Show in Birmingham next month.
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14/03/2011

Cartwright adds aerodynamic rigid to Cheetah range

The Cub is the latest model in Cartwright Group's Cheetah aerodynamic commercial vehicle range.
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14/03/2011

FTA president to lead two-week cycle ride for Transaid

The Freight Transport Association is organising a 14-day cycle ride around the UK in June, to raise funds and awareness for Transaid's Professional Driver Training Project, which is helping to save lives on Africa's roads.
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11/03/2011

DAF Trucks returns to the CV Show 2011 in April

On its first CV Show appearance since 2008, DAF Trucks will be displaying a full line-up of the manufacturers' products and services, including the new LF Hybrid, which recently entered production.
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11/03/2011

Finning chooses Masternaut for Caterpillar fleet tracking

The sole dealer for Caterpillar equipment for the UK and Ireland, Finning, has selected Masternaut vehicle tracking technology for its field service fleet across the UK.
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11/03/2011

Vacu-Lug boosts its’ green credentials with ISO qualification

Vacu-Lug Tyres has been awarded ISO14001:2004 status for its Environmental Management System, which it says underlines the green benefits of dealing with this independent retread tyre manufacturer.
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11/03/2011

Luber-finer goes live with new European website

Heavy-duty truck filtration parts specialist Luber-finer has gone live with a new Europe-focused website at www.luberfiner.co.uk.
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10/03/2011

Renault announces commercial vehicle line-up for CV Show

Star of the CV Show on the Renault stand in Birmingham next month (April 12—14) will be the fully-electric Kangoo Van ZE, one of seven UK debuts for the commercial vehicle OEM.
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10/03/2011

Scania reveals more on truck rental plans

Hot on the heels of Scania's announcement that it will grow its truck rental operations, the manufacturer has revealed that a truck rental depot will be opened on the West Bromwich premises of Scania dealer Keltruck.
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10/03/2011

Telematics grows role for commercial vehicle insurance risk

The recent ruling by the European Union Court of Justice that taking the gender of an individual into account as a risk factor in insurance constitutes discrimination, paves the way for new methods of assessing insurance risks.
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10/03/2011

PP O’Connor is first for new Boweld and Edbro tipper combo

Manchester-based demolition and earthworks firm PP O'Connor has selected a Boweld Taperlite body with Edbro CX14 lightweight tipping gear for its latest 8x4 tipper.
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09/03/2011

Liberty Electric Cars set to free Modec commercial vehicles failure

Following news that Coventry-based electric commercial vehicle maker Modec has entered administration, making half its workforce redundant, Liberty Electric Cars CEO Barry Shrier is attempting a rescue.
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09/03/2011

Top end Volvo truck and drawbar does it for Richard Cole

Power and payload were the two major priorities for haulier Richard Cole, when the firm specified its latest Volvo drawbar combination.
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09/03/2011

R&S Recovery takes first Landoll truck from Roger Dyson

Ease of operation, simple, rugged design and the 44,000kg carrying capacity were the key attributes that persuaded R&S Recovery to invest in its first Landoll travelling axle trailer from Roger Dyson Group.
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08/03/2011

Charles Jackson opts for PPG blower and tipper trailers

Agricultural processing specialist Charles Jackson & Co has chosen PPG for two trailers, citing low unladen weight, high capacity and durability as key reasons.
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08/03/2011

Axtec wins VOSA weighbridge contract for four more years

Axtec has extended its relationship with VOSA after securing a two- to four-year contract to maintain and certify the agency's network of 55 roadside enforcement weighbridges, throughout the UK.
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08/03/2011

Durham firm provides commercial vehicle driver training

A firm has been set up to try and help North East truckers with the ever-changing legal aspects of the transport industry, while also boosting their job satisfaction.
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08/03/2011

Actros truck impresses Westfield Transport fleet

After an absence of many years, Mercedes-Benz is back on the fleet of one of Cornwall's leading haulage contractors – and is proving very popular with drivers.
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07/03/2011

End of the line for petrol Transit, says Ford

Ford has announced that it is ceasing production of the petrol-powered Ford Transit van on 27 May 2011.
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07/03/2011

Rotala places £3.6 million order with Optare

An order for 20 buses valued at £3.6 million has been placed with Optare by Rotala, the fast-growing, Midlands-based independent bus group.
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07/03/2011

Moving floor trailers are good for trucking backloads

Logistics firm Malcolm Group has taken delivery of eight new moving floor trailers, from Legras, for transporting waste paper from Scotland to North Wales for manufacturing paper reels.
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07/03/2011

DfT to ditch sideguard and similar truck exemptions

As part of the move to type approval, the Department for Transport intends to ditch the sideguard exemptions available for dustcarts, tipping trucks and trailers.
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04/03/2011

New LCV CO2 targets announced by European Parliament

Targets for short- and long-term CO2 emissions for light commercial vehicles have been announced by the European Parliament.
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04/03/2011

S&B celebrates transport dealer award from Mercedes-Benz

Strong growth coupled with a family business ethos and commitment to customer service has won S&B Commercials the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year award for 2010.
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04/03/2011

2010 best in company’s history, says Clean Air Power

Clean Air Power, the developer of dual-fuel combustion technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on diesel and natural gas, reports that the past 12 months were the most successful since its formation in 1991.
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