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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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21/01/2019

Plaxton offers Euro VI retrofit solution for B9R

Coach dealer Plaxton, part of Alexander Dennis (ADL), is offering a retrofit solution to bring Volvo B9R coaches from Euro V to Euro VI standards.
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18/01/2019

MacPlant Construction acquires first new Volvo

Bude-based civil engineering and surfacing business MacPlant Construction has purchased its first new truck, a Volvo FM-500 8x4 rigid tipper, chosen for its power and durability as well as the dealer’s ability to supply the vehicle without ...
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18/01/2019

Social Vend on a high with first IVECO Daily van

Brentford-based Social Vend has taken delivery of its first IVECO van, a 3.5-tonne Daily Hi-Matic, chosen after a trial for less than an hour.
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18/01/2019

Final chance to have a say on TfL’s Direct Vision proposal

Transport for London’s final consultation on its Direct Vision Standard (DVS) proposal is open until 18 February.
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17/01/2019

Carrs Billington draws on benefits of Volvo FH500

Agricultural and rural products supplier Carrs Billington has put a new Volvo FH rigid and drawbar trailer into service.
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17/01/2019

Operators urged to bid for Scottish bus retrofit funding

Operators in Scotland have until 1 March to apply for funding from the Scottish government to upgrade buses and coaches to Euro VI standards.
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17/01/2019

Scania launches new skiploader with Hyva

Scania has unveiled a skiploader based on its 18-tonne gvw New Generation P-series chassis and developed in conjunction with Hyva.
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16/01/2019

Alliance Transport Technologies wins bus retrofit emissions control work

Aftermarket solutions supplier Alliance Transport Technologies has been selected to retrofit selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to more than 500 buses across the UK, following its work on emission control projects in London, York, ...
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16/01/2019

Bunzl has services wrapped up with Mercedes Actros from Prohire

Food packaging and consumables supplier Bunzl Catering Supplies has taken delivery of a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors, supplied on contract hire with fleet management services from Prohire.
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16/01/2019

Reading Borough Council orders first Renault trucks

Reading Borough Council has taken delivery of its first Renault vehicles, after a five-marque evaluation in which Renault achieved top score across all criteria.
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15/01/2019

Feelgood factor from Cartwright clinches deal from M&L Strange

Uttoxeter-based operator M&L Strange Haulage has taken delivery of a new curtainsider trailer from Cartwright, citing the trailer maker’s customer service as key to the deal.
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15/01/2019

Wabco to supply Daimler with AMT technology for trucks and buses

Wabco has signed a deal with Daimler to supply the vehicle maker with automated manual transmission (AMT) technology.
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15/01/2019

New product takes workshop management ‘to the next level’

Software provider r2c Online has launched a new digital workload management tool, which it says will take workshop productivity and profitability “to the next level”.
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14/01/2019

NFT drives fleet benefits with 82 Renault Range Ts

Food and drink logistics operator NFT Distribution has taken delivery of 82 Renault Range T tractors with sleeper cabs, as part of its policy to boost safety, efficiency, fuel economy and driver comfort.
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14/01/2019

Two Isuzu Grafter Jiffy Banquets in action for NAAFI

NAAFI, provider of retail and leisure services to the British Armed Forces, has taken delivery of two new Isuzu Grafter Jiffy Banquet 3.5-tonne rigids for mobile catering services in Germany and the Falkland Islands.
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14/01/2019

Translink expands fleet with four new Volvo coaches

Belfast-based operator Translink has taken delivery of four new Volvo vehicles – two integral Volvo B11R 9700s and two B11R JHV2 coaches – as the latest additions to its 1,400-strong fleet.
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11/01/2019

Mulgrew Haulage cashes in 11% fuel saving with free driver coaching

Northern Ireland-based Mulgrew Haulage is reporting an 11% improvement in fuel performance in three months, after taking advantage of free driver coaching sessions offered with inclusive R&M packages on new Scania trucks.
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11/01/2019

OBE for Scotland’s traffic commissioner

Scotland’s traffic commissioner Joan Aitken has been awarded an OBE in recognition of her 15 years’ service as the country’s truck, bus and coach regulator.
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11/01/2019

Southampton drops plan to charge trucks to enter CAZ

Southampton City Council has dropped its plan to charge hauliers to enter a clean air zone (CAZ), with the decision welcomed by the Road Haulage Association as “a victory for common sense”.
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10/01/2019

Ferns Surfacing digs safety benefits of Mercedes Econic

Utilities contractor Ferns Surfacing has taken delivery of two 32-tonne Mercedes-Benz Econic tipper-grabs, citing safety – both for the driver and for vulnerable road users – as the key factor in the decision.
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10/01/2019

Ocado opens first on-site natural gas refuelling station

Online grocery retailer Ocado has opened a natural gas refuelling station, located at its customer fulfilment centre in Hatfield, as part of its £3 million investment in alternative fuel technology.
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10/01/2019

Stagecoach switches on nine electric buses for Guildford

Bus operator Stagecoach South has taken delivery of nine 10.8m all-electric buses from the BYD ADL partnership for use on park and ride services in Guildford.
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09/01/2019

Dawson Group rolls out FleetCheck software for van rental

Commercial vehicle rental business Dawson Group is rolling out fleet management software from FleetCheck to its van rental customers.
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09/01/2019

RTITB launches counter-terrorism course for truck drivers

RTITB has launched a new course to provide truck drivers with a better understanding of the threat of terrorism and how they should react if an incident occurs.
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09/01/2019

Tap into technology ahead of new FORS Standard

Ahead of the introduction of version 5 of the FORS Standard next week (14 January), ProVision is reminding operators that its CameraMatics solution and new ProVision Go app can help them to manage risk, ensure compliance and improve road ...
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