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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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22/07/2010

FTA formally launches carbon reduction scheme

The FTA's (Freight Transport Association) Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), which was founded in January, has now been launched, with 37 members covering more than 37,000 commercial vehicles.
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21/07/2010

Plumbase places large Iveco Daily order

Heating and bathroom specialist Plumbase has placed an order worth nearly £2 million with Iveco for 107 3.5-tonne Daily models. The light commercials will be used for the delivery of supplies to building sites, tradesmen and consumers.
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21/07/2010

Actros Titan joins Cadzow special types truck fleet

Abnormal load specialist Cadzow Heavy Haulage has a new flagship – a Mercedes-Benz Actros Titan plated for Special Types operation at 250 tonnes gcw.
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21/07/2010

Ransomes Jacobsen swings into Volvo 18 tonners

Professional mowers firm Ransomes Jacobsen has taken delivery of three new Volvo FL 18-tonners to transport its demonstration mowers to major golf courses across the UK and Europe.
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20/07/2010

UK set to be world beater on hybrid buses, says ADL

Alexander Dennis CEO Colin Robertson reckons Britain will dominate the world when it comes to low emission buses.
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20/07/2010

MAN Truck & Bus UK and Britcom send truck and trailer to Transaid

A refurbished ERF 4x2 tractor unit and ERF 6x4 rigid truck, with service spares, as well as a refurbished tri axle trailer, complete with a 40ft GP container have been donated by MAN and Britcom respectively to Transaid.
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19/07/2010

Merseyside firm is Britain’s top haulier

Merseyside firm Abbey Road Tanks has been voted Haulier of the Year, the most coveted award in the UK road transport industry.
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19/07/2010

Iveco urges enforcement of science-based green regulations

Iveco has called for scientifically based technical regulations to be enforced, to help outline the future path for road transport vehicles in relation to CO2 levels.
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19/07/2010

Second generation Active Brake Assist comes to Mercedes Actros

Mercedes-Benz is introducing its award-winning second-generation Active Brake Assist technology on its heavy-duty Actros trucks.
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19/07/2010

Isuzu Truck UK technicians take on world

In October, two technicians from Isuzu Truck UK's dealer network will represent the UK in the Isuzu World Technical Competition in Japan.
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16/07/2010

Slow HGV sales lead to revision in 2010 forecast

Consulting group CLEAR has revised its forecasted levels of demand for HGVs, following the release of sales figures for the first half of 2010.
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16/07/2010

LowCVP Champions Award winners point way to best practice

Winners of the inaugural LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards 2010, announced yesterday at Twickenham Stadium, included: Iveco, Commercial Group, TfL London Bus Services, Greenergy International and Oxford YASA Motors.
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16/07/2010

Snap-on snaps on to Mercedes-Benz Vario and Atego

Franchisees of Snap-on Tools have begun taking deliveries of the first of a new generation of mobile stores, based on Mercedes-Benz chassis.
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15/07/2010

LowCVP launches HGV technology challenge

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) launched a new challenge to find new carbon technologies for HGVs yesterday at its annual conference in Twickenham.
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15/07/2010

Ten Scania OmniExpress tourers for Bowen Travel

Scania (GB) has secured an order for 10 OmniExpress 36 touring coaches from the Bowen Travel Group, following trials of a Euro 4 unit in its Lincolnshire based Appleby 'Elite' fleet.
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15/07/2010

Don-Bur announces major workshop investment

Two additional workshops are to be constructed by Don-Bur at its Stoke-on-Trent headquarters, as part of a £1 million investment.
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14/07/2010

S&J European Haulage swaps to Michelin MaxiTrailer tyres

Leicestershire-based S&J European Haulage is the first operator in the UK to fit Michelin's X One MaxiTrailer tyres to double-deck box trailers with front- and rear-lifting axles.
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14/07/2010

UKWA chairman calls on Tories to honour pre-election pledge

Derrick Potter, chairman of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has called on the Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, to fulfil the Conservative Party's pre-election pledge to introduce a fuel duty stabiliser.
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14/07/2010

East Riding Sacks rates MAN package performance

East Riding Sacks says it bought MAN tractor units for the first time, because of their "productivity potential" on country-wide distribution.
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13/07/2010

Britain’s greenest transport firms are honoured

Companies at the forefront of cutting carbon emissions from road transport will be announed at a new awards ceremony tomorrow at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) annual conference on July 14.
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13/07/2010

JJ Food Service goes large on 18 tonners

Food distribution specialist JJ Food Service has restructured its fleet almost entirely away from 7.5-tonne vehicles to 18-tonners – more than 100 Volvo FLs.
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12/07/2010

Search team discovers advantages of Sprinter

A specially designed Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDI Long has been deployed as a mobile command and control centre for the Staffordshire Search & Rescue Team (SSART).
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12/07/2010

Stardes’ new trailers set for European Mika tour

Stardes, which provide logistics services to the music, concert and entertainment industry, has added two new Schmitz Cargobull FP25 dry freight box trailers, with enhanced lighting and security, to its fleet.
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12/07/2010

Optare lands largest export midibus order ever

Optare has won a €3 million order for 25 Optare Solo midibuses, with an option for a further three, from Syntus, which runs a network of integrated bus and rail services in the east of The Netherlands.
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09/07/2010

Fleet safety honour goes to Michelin

Michelin's X One MaxiTrailer tyre has been named as Fleet Safety Product of the Year at the annual Fleet Safety Forum awards for excellence, organised by road safety charity Brake.
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