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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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11/09/2018

DAF dealer announces new £5m facility for Gloucester

DAF dealer Imperial Commercials is building a £5 million purpose-built truck dealership in Gloucester, close to its current location and to the M5 and A40.
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11/09/2018

Guernsey channels improved performance with Wrightbus and Allison

The States of Guernsey has ordered 22 Wrightbus StreetVibe buses, following its initial order for 12 of the vehicles last year. Equipped with Allison T 2100 fully automatic transmissions, the vehicles are proving ideal for the island, with ...
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11/09/2018

Carlos Rodrigues appointed MD of Renault Trucks UK & Ireland

Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has announced that Carlos Rodrigues will move into the newly created role of managing director from 1 October 2018, following a group restructuring.
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10/09/2018

Brandon Hire cleans up with two new Isuzu Forwards

Tool and equipment supplier Brandon Hire has taken delivery of two new Isuzu Forward rigids as part of a fleet upgrade for its toilet hire servicing business.
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10/09/2018

RHA urges hauliers to check eyesight

The Road Haulage Association has teamed up with Vision Express to offer its members free eye examinations at any UK branch.
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10/09/2018

Glasgow technician wins Ryder’s top apprentice award

Commercial vehicle rental business Ryder held a ceremony recently at the National Motorcycle Museum to award its top apprentice technicians for 2018.
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07/09/2018

Knorr-Bremse to unveil new air disc brake at IAA Show

Knorr-Bremse will be launching Synact, a new disc brake for heavy-duty vehicles, at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show (Hanover; 20-27 September).
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07/09/2018

Mercedes-Benz unveils semi-automated Actros

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has unveiled the new Actros, said to be the first series-produced truck for semi-automated driving.
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07/09/2018

r2c Online joins Earned Recognition panel at IRTE Conference

Software provider r2c Online will join the Earned Recognition panel at the IRTE Conference 2018, taking place on 27 September at the Leicester Marriott hotel.
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06/09/2018

Amey lines up new Mercedes Antos road-marking truck

Infrastructure services provider Amey has taken delivery of a customised Mercedes-Benz Antos road-marking vehicle, for use on its contract with Birmingham City Council.
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06/09/2018

Seat tests duo trailer in Spain

Spanish car maker Seat and logistics operator Grupo Sesé are carrying out road trials of a duo trailer – a double trailer and truck combination – in a bid to verify the vehicle’s ability to deliver a 20% drop in CO2 emissions and 25% ...
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06/09/2018

New commercial vehicle rental site in East Anglia

Operators in the East of England have a new option for commercial vehicle rental, with the opening of an Enterprise Flex-E-Rent branch in Norwich last month.
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05/09/2018

People news: September 2018

A monthly round-up of comings and goings in the commercial vehicle world.
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05/09/2018

DVSA begins roadside checks for emissions cheat devices

DVSA examiners are now routinely checking HGVs at the roadside for emissions cheat devices.
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05/09/2018

Scottish haulier impressed with first Asset Alliance order

Scottish haulier Woody’s Express has taken delivery of three DAF 6x2 tractors and five Montracon tri-axle trailers, all supplied by Asset Alliance on three-year, full-service contract hire.
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05/09/2018

First Point Commercials picks up UK-first FMX recovery truck

First Point Commercials has taken delivery of the UK’s first Volvo FMX recovery vehicle equipped with Falkom FAW 12000 bodywork, and is already reporting “phenomenal” fuel returns from the truck.
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04/09/2018

Caterite rates Sprinter’s all-round package

Caterite Food & Wineservice has taken delivery of another dozen Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, saying “nothing else comes close” in terms of safety, durability and cost efficiency.
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04/09/2018

St John Ambulance fleet strategy aided by FleetCheck

St John Ambulance is adopting FleetCheck software for its 850-strong fleet, which includes cars, 4x4s and mobile treatment centres, as well as ambulances.
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04/09/2018

H Parkinson Haulage reels in the benefits with Tiger

Preston-based H Parkinson Haulage (HPH) has taken delivery of 23 tri-axle trailers from Tiger Trailers, citing the manufacturer’s build quality and service levels as reasons for awarding its first order.
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03/09/2018

PCL Group raises workshop efficiency with vehicle lifts

PCL Group is reporting a 10% improvement in workshop efficiency at its Maidstone service centre, since acquiring new vehicle lifting equipment from TotalKare.
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03/09/2018

Ford & Slater on the Ball for managed parts supply UPDATED

Family-run haulier Ball Truckin’ Transport (BTT) has renewed its sole parts supply agreement with Ford & Slater, citing cost and time savings as the key factors.
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03/09/2018

Reynolds adds more Volvo trucks to logistics fleet

Nottingham-based Reynolds Recruitment has taken delivery of two new Volvo FH tractors for its logistics operation, with the latest arrivals joining six other Volvos within the 60-strong fleet.
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31/08/2018

Haulier taps into ‘amazing’ data with Michelin’s Effitrailer solution

Wiltshire-based M&N Transport is rolling out Michelin’s Effitrailer telematics system across its fleet, after a successful three-month trial on ten assets.
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31/08/2018

SRC Aggregates picks up fuel economy with Arocs

SRC Aggregates has ordered another five Mercedes-Benz 8x4 Arocs, after eight months of a planned year-long trial of its first vehicle revealed impressive fuel performance.
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31/08/2018

Smart Cut and TFN have ground force with Grafter Green

Midlands-based sister companies Smart Cut and TFN Landscapes have purchased ten more Isuzu Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigids, after positive performance from the first four acquired last year.
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