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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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26/05/2010

Positive reports from CV Operator Show 2010

Official audited figures from April's CV Operator Show have been revealed, and confirm that attendance for the three-day event was just short of 10,000, at 9,452 visitors.
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26/05/2010

Buy-back campaign eases debt for closed transport firms

Recovery truck bodies builder Roger Dyson has bought back several vehicles from two transport companies that had ceased trading.
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26/05/2010

Altec and Iveco raise new opportunity for crane operators

Altec Worldwide has built what it believes is a new type of mobile crane – on an Iveco Trakker AD340T41K 8x4 rigid chassis supplied by Hendy Van and Truck.
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25/05/2010

SITA UK fined £210,000 after driver death

Waste management and recycling firm SITA UK has been fined, after a driver was killed at a Northamptonshire landfill site.
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25/05/2010

Foreign lorry charge must bring tangible benefits, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says it welcomes government proposals to introduce a tax on foreign lorries, but insists that, for a lorry road user charging scheme (LRUC) to be worthwhile, it must bring benefits to UK commercial ...
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25/05/2010

Jost dual height fifth wheels flex fleet for Matthew Kibble

Nelson, Lancashire-based Matthew Kibble Transport has taken delivery of three Jost JSK DH200-P dual-height fifth wheels for its general haulage and megacube operations.
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24/05/2010

Burton gets new tachograph testing facility

Keltruck has opened a tachograph testing facility at its facility in Burton on Trent.
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24/05/2010

GITI Tire expands its drive axle range

A mixed service drive axle tyre has been launched by GITI Tire UK.
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21/05/2010

Meritor teams with MKR Technology-Renault Trucks for 2010

ArvinMeritor is partnering with MKR Technology-Renault Trucks to support its racing team during the 2010 European Truck Racing Championship season.
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21/05/2010

Gemco wins Mercedes-Benz ATF deal

Garage equipment firm Gemco has signed a major deal with Mercedes-Benz UK for the supply and installation of equipment for ATFs (authorised test facilities).
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20/05/2010

New Transport Secretary will bring in fuel stabiliser

Phillip Hammond, the newly appointed Transport Secretary, has wasted no time in setting out his own agenda for the future of the UK's transport and logistics sector.
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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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