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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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21/12/2017

Clean up with refurbished Britannia washing system

Smith Brothers & Webb has announced that it is now offering fully refurbished versions of its Britannia washing system for commercial vehicles.
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20/12/2017

JMHC leads from the front with new Mercedes-Benz Vito fleet

Courier company JMHC Logistics has commissioned a new fleet of 33 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans a few months after becoming one of the first courier companies to secure Van Excellence accreditation from the Freight Transport Association.
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20/12/2017

Highways England lays out vision of intelligent network of the future

In a vision of the future, the government said an intelligent network coupled with connected vehicles would improve how efficiently roads are maintained and at the same time improve safety.
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20/12/2017

Fleet Solutions opens new HGV garage in Cardiff

BT’s fleet management company Fleet Solutions has opened a new HGV garage in Coryton, Cardiff. The site offers general repairs and servicing and MOT tests for vans under 3.5 tonne.
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20/12/2017

Acumen Logistics accelerates with more longer semi-trailers

Automotive logistics operator Acumen Distribution is deploying five more longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on new contracts, after obtaining additional permits to grow its fleet of 15.65m curtainsiders to 24 units.
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20/12/2017

Hiab’s 18-tonne skiploader completes Multilift Futura line-up

Hiab has announced the launch of the Multilift Futura 18 skiploader, completing the Futura skiploader line-up offering payloads of 8, 12 and now 18 tonnes.
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20/12/2017

Operators urged to remember trust underpins licensing

Operators are being urged to remember that trust underpins licensing, after an earthmoving equipment firm was banned for failing to comply with the most basic requirements.
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19/12/2017

Renault develops all-electric rigid with French haulier

Preparing for the future of urban freight transport together, Renault Trucks and Groupe Delanchy have developed a 13-tonne all-electric truck equipped with a refrigerated box for delivering fresh produce.
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19/12/2017

Golden Scania for Graham Churchill Plant’s 50th anniversary

Celebrating 50 years of successful operation, Graham Churchill Plant Ltd has just commissioned a special ‘one-off’ golden cab Scania tipper complete with a steel Charlton SuperLite body.
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19/12/2017

ADL celebrates 10,000th Enviro400 bus

Coachmaker ADL (Alexander Dennis Limited) celebrated a major milestone with the roll-out of its 10,000th Enviro400 two-axle, low floor double deck bus.
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19/12/2017

LGV driving assessors often overlooked, contends RTITB

RTITB Instructor Academy is reminding transport and logistics operations not to overlook LGV driving assessor training, highlighting the advantages it can bring to those businesses.
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19/12/2017

Global truck makers agree on platooning standards

ACEA, the European truck manufacturers’ association, has announced that several of its members participated in a global summit recently, where EU, US and Japanese engine and truck makers called for more collaboration on platooning.
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19/12/2017

Traffic congestion costing UK businesses £915 million, says report

The average commercial vehicle driver wastes more than 16 working days sat in traffic, with the UK’s bill for lost productivity totalling £915 million in the past year.
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19/12/2017

VW Crafter has right ingredients for Natures Menu

Pet food manufacturer Natures Menu is changing nearly 60 of its 72-strong light commercial fleet to the latest Crafter range, from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
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18/12/2017

Ryder supports chippy supplier with custom rigids

Commercial vehicle contract hire and rental provider Ryder is supplying three new DAF LF curtainside trucks to Mitchell Potatoes, tailored to the customer’s specialist requirements.
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18/12/2017

Following job move of key contact, Freeway software wins Yellow Buses contract

Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses has selected Freeway Fleet Systems to supply fleet and asset management software.
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18/12/2017

Renault Range D is top of the class

Renault Trucks Scotland has delivered three 16-tonne Range D 4x2s to GTG Training.
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18/12/2017

First used truck centre for Renault dealer Sparks Commercials

Renault Trucks dealership Sparks Commercial Services now has its first used truck centre, in Swindon, as part of its £1 million investment in the location.
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18/12/2017

VW safety systems in action with Driving for Better Business

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced its backing for the Driving for Better Business (DBB) campaign, in association with Highways England and Roadsafe.
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18/12/2017

Connor Construction builds fleet with Volvo FM tar sprayers

Connor Construction (South West), of Frome, has expanded its road construction fleet with six new Volvo FM tar sprayers.
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15/12/2017

FirstGroup’s graduate scheme entry closes 31 December

Ambitious graduates, particularly from engineering backgrounds are being sought for training scheme with bus and train operator FirstGroup.
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15/12/2017

People news: December 2017

Staff of Gloucester-based Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer group Rygor have been collecting sweet treats for one of its employee-nominated charities of the year.
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15/12/2017

Turners returns to Isotrak

With a fleet comprising 1200 HGVs, 700 trailers and 11 LCVs, Turners (Soham) is one of the largest haulage companies in the UK, which provides supply chain solutions for transport and warehousing. It has recently renewed its Isotrak ...
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15/12/2017

Driver management guide launched by FORS group

FORS Professional has released a new guide: ‘Effective Driver Management – An Industry Code of Practice (ICOP).’
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15/12/2017

Isuzu has best tools for the job for Artisan

Tool hire company Artisan Hire Centre has taken delivery of two 7.5-tonne Isuzu rigids.
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