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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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06/09/2010

Edbro cylinders power tipper trucks to victory in annual contest

Edbro's ram and tank assemblies featured on four of the six vehicles in this year's annual truck tipper tests, including the highest scoring MAN chassis.
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06/09/2010

Goldhofer solves Herculean transportation problem

Heavy-haulage trailer firm Goldhofer and Berard Transportation teamed up recently to provide a solution to the Herculean task of moving two steel oil platforms, weighing 4,000 and 3,500 tonnes, from Louisiana to Alaska.
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06/09/2010

FM’s price is right for Bagnall and Morris

Bagnall and Morris has added a Volvo FM to its fleet, with price and dealer support the deciding factors, according to the waste management company.
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03/09/2010

Royal Blue feeds execs with Volvo FL 18-tonner

In-flight food supplier Royal Blue Executive Services has taken delivery of a new Volvo FL 18-tonner to service its executive jet customers at Heathrow.
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03/09/2010

Meynall chooses Renault Landers and Kerax tippers for fuel economy

Three new 8x4 Renault Premium Landers, with centre mounted hiab cranes, along with six Renault Kerax 370.32 tippers, have been received by Meynell Plant Hire.
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03/09/2010

Bevan delivers sign of the times 7.5 tonners for Angel Springs

Water coolers firm Angel Springs is using bodybuilder Bevan Group's graphics production facility to keep its trucks' promotional messages up to date.
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02/09/2010

Roger Dyson Hydraloader boosts Robert Brownlie fleet

The arrival of another Hydraloader 5000SLa brings the number of Dyson vehicles on Robert Brownlie's fleet to seven.
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02/09/2010

Ashwoods to launch additional hybrid technology at LCV 2010

Ashwoods Automotive is to launch an "exciting technology" that can reduce fuel consumption by 10%, as well as demonstrating its hybrid-electric vans at the low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2010 (Millbrook Proving Grounds 15—16 September).
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01/09/2010

Special offers on Citroën Berlingo vans for September

Citroën Contract Motoring (CCM) is offering 'Super September' contract hire savings on three Berlingo van models.
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01/09/2010

MiX to launch vehicle incident pod for blue light sector

West Midlands-based MiX Vehicle Conversion Specialists is developing two variants of its lightweight Alu-pod pick-up truck body system for blue light sector applications.
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31/08/2010

New motoring safety product launched for hauliers

A new product to help hauliers keep to the correct side of the road when driving overseas has been launched by Wallace Cameron.
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27/08/2010

Trimble punches up telematics for all CV types

Navigation systems and telematics provider Trimble says that, following the acquisition of Punch Telematix, the company will offer a full set of solutions to both LCV and HGV markets across Europe.
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27/08/2010

Fire chiefs draft in Mercedes-Benz Atego for major incidents

Experts who advise Scottish firefighters at the scenes of major contaminations have a new mobile base, in the shape of a special Mercedes-Benz truck.
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27/08/2010

TWT Logistics’ first Isuzu working well on pallet deliveries

Mid Glamorgan-based TWT Logistics says it is pleased with the performance of its first Isuzu – an N75.190 7.5tonne long wheelbase rigid.
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27/08/2010

Best Electrical reports €60,000 extra revenue from vehicle tracking

Electrical contractor Best Electrical reports increasing productivity – to the tune of €60,000 worth of additional business – since installing FleetMatics' GPS vehicle tracking system.
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26/08/2010

Carrier Transicold to debut refrigeration unit at IAA Hannover

The big news on the Carrier Transicold stand at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover next month will be the launch of its Vector 1550 refrigeration unit.
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26/08/2010

APC Overnight upgrades fork lift fleet with Linde trucks

APC Overnight has taken delivery of 19 Linde forklift trucks from Linde Creighton, Birmingham, as a major upgrade to its warehouse management fleet. The new forklift fleet comprises 18 Linde H16Ts and one H20T model.
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26/08/2010

Conti hopes Eco-Plus XL goes even further

Continental has introduced a long-distance tyre that, it claims, will meet the requirements of operators and "help them achieve Euro 6 emissions standards".
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25/08/2010

FleetMatics acquires vehicle management firm SageQuest

Commercial vehicle tracking specialist FleetMatics has acquired vehicle management systems firm SageQuest for an undisclosed cash sum.
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25/08/2010

Maxitrailer tyres on trailer trial with Frank Roberts & Sons

Cheshire-based bakery Frank Roberts & Sons has added two new Cartwright multi-deck trailers, fitted with Michelin X One MaxiTrailer tyres to its 70-strong fleet.
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25/08/2010

CV Show mailer is already great success

Response to the new brochure for next year's Commercial Vehicle Show (12—14 April 2011, NEC, Birmingham) has been great, according to CV Show organiser Bob Sockl.
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24/08/2010

European Union to limit trailer heights to four metres

Brussels looks set to limit trailer and semi-trailer heights right across Europe to just four metres, if draft text, due to be published in the official journal of the EU, remains intact.
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24/08/2010

Crossroads and Volvo win 20 truck order from SRCL

Healthcare waste services firm SRCL is citing outstanding service from Volvo's UK truck dealer network as a prime reason for its latest order for 20 Volvo FE distribution trucks.
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23/08/2010

Associations unite on truck testing standards

Four industry groups are lobbying for a review of the way in which truck testing is conducted.
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23/08/2010

One week left to VOSA risk score changes

Changes to VOSA's OCRS (Operator Compliance Risk Score) system will take effect from 30 August 2010, following discussions with the transport industry.
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