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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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04/02/2010

Renault Master goes low enough for Micheldever

The impressive low unladen weight of the Renault Master was reason enough for Micheldever Tyre and Auto Services to add 15 of the vehicles to its 200-strong fleet.
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04/02/2010

Daily range launches in the UK for the greener generation

The lineup in the new Daily range from Iveco is the greenest ever, reflecting the industry's need to clean up its vehicles and help minimise the impact on the environment from commercial vehicles.
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03/02/2010

Draper’s flexible rigid handles forklifts and cranes

Draper Distribution's commercial vehicle fleet now has an eighth Iveco Stralis 26-tonne rigid that is probably one of the most flexible machines of its kind in the country.
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03/02/2010

IRTE to open debate on biofuels

IRTE is planning a conference at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, aimed at giving delegates a chance to find out more about biofuels and how they will affect vehicle operations.
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03/02/2010

FTA fronts scheme to tackle transport carbon emissions

As the dust settled on last year's Copenhagen climate change summit, with no definitive direction, the finishing touches were being put on a new, voluntary scheme devised to highlight areas where the freight community can cut carbon ...
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03/02/2010

Orwell offers van MoT testing right up to midnight

MoT testing in the Newmarket area is now available up to midnight, thanks to a development by local Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van.
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03/02/2010

Roberts Bakery finds better recipe for fuel savings

Roberts Bakery reckons it has improved control over its 70-strong fleet delivering bread and pastry products throughout the UK, following installation of Masternaut Three X's web-based vehicle tracking service – and is now set to cut fuel ...
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02/02/2010

Company fined £90,000 after man dies at Heathrow airport

Airport services firm Aviance UK has been fined £90,000 with £18,800 costs, after a technician was crushed to death under a vehicle at Heathrow Airport in 2008.
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02/02/2010

Balfour Beatty has safety in its sights with large Sprinter deal

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) has placed an order with Mercedes for 700 Sprinter vans, as part of its Zero Harm initiative.
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02/02/2010

First FH16-700 customer gives his verdict

Six months ago, Norway's Tore Aase became the first person to place an order for what Volvo Trucks calls, the "world's strongest series manufactured truck", the FH16-700.
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01/02/2010

Delivery fleet sees growth out of real-time vehicle tracking

Fleet managers looking after the 25-strong Sprintshift fleet have reported great efficiency gains, thanks to the adoption of tracking technology from Navman Wireless.
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01/02/2010

Good cost controls fuel Biogan’s Axor tanker deal

Scottish fuel distributor Brogan Fuels has bought two Mercedes Axor 2543 6 x2 tractive units under a five year contract hire deal, with fleet maintenance support, using Euroway Group.
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29/01/2010

Midi access platform is first for Iveco 7.5 tonner

Yorkshire-based Wilson Access Hire has taken delivery of the first CTE ZED26J truck-mounted aerial access platform in the UK.
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29/01/2010

Langdon selects Schmitz cool trailers for running cost efficiency

Temperature controlled transport provider Langdon Industries, has added 10 new dual compartment refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull to its 20-strong its trailer fleet.
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29/01/2010

Michelin, Volvo embark on innovative tyre research

French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced that it will step up its cooperation with Volvo Trucks in the search for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly tyres, based on Michelin's low rolling resistance radials.
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28/01/2010

Latest fleet management system promises to save thousands

A real-time, web-based fleet management solution for builders' merchants and construction site suppliers has been developed by Travis Perkins, with Masternaut Three X.
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28/01/2010

Stagecoach UK announces major reduction in fleet’s carbon emissions

The addition of a fuel additive has allowed Stagecoach UK to cut emissions from its buses by 100,000 tonnes over the past five years.
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28/01/2010

Scania reveals 1,000 order truck deal for Stobart and AWJ

Scania has revealed its largest ever order in the UK, with the signing of a 1,000 truck deal under the joint Stobart Group and A W Jenkinson Forest Products procurement agreement.
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28/01/2010

Edson electric panel vans trials look promising in south west

Electricity distribution network operator Western Power Distribution says it is greening its fleet by switching some of its service and maintenance vans to battery power.
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27/01/2010

Volvo to test methane diesel trucks in Sweden

Next month, Volvo Trucks will be starting field trials of its methane-diesel engines in commercial operation with seven Swedish users and an eighth still to be announced.
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27/01/2010

APC Overnight’s new trailers are the shape of things to come

Yorkshire's W Trailer company has supplied APC Overnight's local depot in South Wales with an Eco Urban trailer, which features an aerodynamic trailer, complete with a double deck in the front section.
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27/01/2010

Trailer price rises are inevitable, says Schmitz Cargobull

With signs of a gradual improvement in market conditions, Schmitz Cargobull is warning that trailer prices are likely to rise across Europe very soon.
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26/01/2010

Striking black Daily gears up for HL Smith Transmissions

The first Iveco to join Wolverhampton-based HL Smith Transmissions fleet of light commercials is a striking black Daily 35S12 panel van.
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26/01/2010

Scania sets up for engines deal with US Terex Corporation

Scania is to supply engines for vehicles and heavy equipment to $9.9 billion US construction and industrial equipment manufacturer Terex, following a partnership deal.
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26/01/2010

Durham to be first for Optare Solo EV battery powered buses

Durham County Council is set to become the first local authority in the UK to introduce Optare's Solo EV battery-powered bus into service.
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