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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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15/06/2020

Custom Glass sees through 12 difficult months

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented severe challenges for many businesses. It was just the latest blow for Custom Glass, though.
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15/06/2020

Bridgestone all-season LCV tyre is a brand first

Bridgestone has launched its first-ever all-season tyre for the light truck segment: the Duravis All Season.
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11/06/2020

World’s first hydrogen-powered water tanker

ULEMCo has converted a 7.5t diesel bowser to operate on hydrogen dual fuel.
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11/06/2020

Scania wins ISO 45001 – and claims a UK CV first

Scania (Great Britain) Limited has become the first UK commercial vehicle organisation to achieve accreditation to ISO 45001, the international occupational health and safety management standard, it reports.
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11/06/2020

Allison FuelSense 2.0 upgrade brings 12% fuel savings for French refuse fleet

An independent test carried out by the Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence administrative area in the south of France showed that FuelSense 2.0 software, developed by Allison Transmission, saved up to 12% fuel on some of its refuse ...
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11/06/2020

Purchase of multi-temp trailer pair marks a significant anniversary for PRM ...

3PL PRM Group ordered two 26-pallet-capacity multi-temperature trailers, one featuring special livery to mark the company’s 30th anniversary.
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10/06/2020

Thermo King and BPW developing zero-emissions trailer fridge

Fridge manufacturer Thermo King and axle and suspension manufacturer BPW have begun a collaboration to develop a new, zero-emissions refrigerated trailer solution.
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10/06/2020

Insulated asphalt body now from Schmitz

Schmitz Cargobull is now offering the M.KI tipper truck body with thermal insulation, thereby expanding its portfolio to include a new insulated option.
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09/06/2020

Scottish telecom contractor in pole position with specialist dropsides

Specialist contractor JAM Drilling has extended its fleet with four new 18-tonne MAN TGM 4x4 rigids with specialist dropside bodies.
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09/06/2020

Sterling Beavertail marks new direction for Clements Plant & Access Hire

Clements Plant & Access Hire’s latest purchase, a Volvo FM 420 8×2 chassis with a Sterling beavertail, is a major departure from its previous fleet choice, which had been unchanged for many years.
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08/06/2020

Ford offers optional 10-speed auto for Transit

Ford has started production of a new 10-speed automatic gearbox option for rear-wheel drive (RWD) Transit models.
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08/06/2020

TfL Direct Vision Safe System retrofit launched by SmartWitness

SmartWitness has launched a multi-camera safety compliance package for Transport for London’s DVS measures that will come into force for HGVs in March 2021.
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05/06/2020

Tablet-based engineering at Gregory

Gregory Distribution has equipped its fleet engineers with mobile devices to replace a significant amount of paperwork in workshops.
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05/06/2020

More COVID-19 coach safety products from Irizar

Coachmaker Irizar Group has developed two products to help reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus among passengers.
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04/06/2020

Latest round of Isuzus for drinks wholesaler

Dorset drink wholesaler Nectar Imports has taken delivery of five new Isuzu trucks into the Nectar fleet.
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04/06/2020

Caetano full-electrics begin London service for Abellio

The first five full-electric buses in a fleet of 34 have started operating on one of two London bus routes operated by Abellio.
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03/06/2020

Fowler Welch opts for fridge-freezer from Carrier in latest trailer order

Food distribution company Fowler Welch has taken delivery of 45 new Schmitz Cargobull semitrailers mounted with Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT refrigeration units.
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03/06/2020

Knorr-Bremse snaps up US steering systems firm Sheppard

Commercial vehicle braking system supplier Knorr-Bremse has acquired steering systems manufacturer R.H. Sheppard Co. Inc of the USA, for $149.5 million.
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02/06/2020

Roll on summer with Michelin’s new LCV tyre

Michelin has launched its new Agilis 3 summer tyre for light commercial vehicles.
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02/06/2020

Tower Transit adds full-electric double-deckers to London fleet

London bus operator, Tower Transit, has ordered 37 Metrodecker EVs from British bus manufacturer Optare.
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01/06/2020

ZF completes WABCO acquisition

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has successfully completed the acquisition of US commercial vehicle technology supplier WABCO, having gained approval from all required regulatory authorities.
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01/06/2020

DfT ends COVID-19 EU drivers’ hours relaxation, but offers fortnight’s ...

To help facilitate the movement of essential goods, the UK government temporarily relaxed enforcement of both EU and GB drivers’ hours rules on 23 March.
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29/05/2020

Integrated trailer TPMS launched by Continental and Mercedes-Benz

Continental Tyres and Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK have created a new integrated digital TPMS, designed specifically to meet the unique safety requirements of fleets using trailers, especially multidecks.
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29/05/2020

DAF does the heavy lifting for Recovery North West

Wirral-based recovery and automotive logistics firm Recovery North West has taken delivery of six new DAF vehicles as part of its ongoing fleet renewal strategy.
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28/05/2020

COVID-19 lockdown harshest in UK, according to new CV telematics benchmarking ...

The UK has witnessed some of the lowest levels of commercial transport activity in Europe compared to the pre-COVID baseline, particularly since 23 March.
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