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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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28/08/2020

Amazon places huge electric van order with Mercedes-Benz

Web retailer Amazon is adding more than 1,800 electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans to its delivery fleet in Europe this year.
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28/08/2020

Allison Transmission launches electric hybrid propulsion system for bus and ...

?Allison Transmission has launched a zero emission vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.
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27/08/2020

Bradfords Building Supplies celebrates 250th anniversary with special DAF truck ...

Bradfords Building Supplies Ltd, the leading independent builders’ merchant in the South West, is celebrating its 250th anniversary with the delivery of a new dropside DAF CF260 from Ryder.
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27/08/2020

Volvo tweaks long-haul I-Save algorithms to improve fuel economy

The Volvo FH with I-Save is now being launched in an even more fuel-efficient version that can cut fuel costs by up to 3% more than the previous generation, or 10% compared to a truck without the technology.
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26/08/2020

AI-driven telematics system launched by Teletrac Navman

Teletrac Navman has launched a new telematics package with artificial intelligence technology that it says will change the face of telematics.
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26/08/2020

Knapen launches moving-floor trailer with no fixed post

Knapen Trailers has launched a moving floor trailer with side doors with no fixed mid post, the EXSIDE.
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25/08/2020

Construction operator digs TruTac remote tacho download

Trukberry, the Coleshill-based aggregates and muck-away transporter, has switched to TruTac and auto tacho downloading to gain more up-time, improve compliance and speed up DVSA checks.
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24/08/2020

DAF tridem customer spec non-tipper hits the road

Norfolk-based aggregate supply specialist, Rory J.Holbrook, has become the UK’s first recipient of DAF Trucks’ latest 8x4 rear-steer ‘tridem’ chassis, after taking delivery of the first two CF 410 FAW sleeper-cabbed trucks from a total ...
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21/08/2020

Demand for Driver CPC instructor qualification continues during lockdown

Since the launch of the new driver instructor scheme, there has been a continuous high level of enquiries regarding the new examination, according to the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI).
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20/08/2020

RVS and EMOSS form consortium to retrofit RCVs with electric powertrain

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has signed an exclusive deal with Dutch electric powertrain developers EMOSS to repower refuse vehicles in the UK with an electric powertrain.
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20/08/2020

ADL completes COVID protection equipment range

Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited now offers a range of semi-permanent and permanent solutions for the protection of drivers and passengers, designed to be fitted to new and existing vehicles to reduce the risk of virus ...
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19/08/2020

Trailer tyre inflation system launched by Jost

Jost has released a plug and play tyre inflation system that is said to be quick to install and maintain.
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19/08/2020

New Penso carbon-fibre supermarket delivery bodies delivered

British engineering firm Penso has delivered its first Blue Ocean Home Delivery Pods into service, with launch customer Asda taking an initial order for 25 units.
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18/08/2020

Electric bus revolution for Coventry and Birmingham

Coventry City Council has welcomed a sneak preview of National Express Coventry’s first fully electric buses, ahead of their official launch in service later this month.
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18/08/2020

Shears Bros partners with Ryder

Shears Bros (Transport) has partnered with Ryder for the supply of a mixture of DAF rigids and tractor units on contract hire.
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17/08/2020

Harsh provides de-mount skip loader on hooklift chassis

Recycling haulier May Glass Recycling of Rainham has just put into service a vehicle that doubles either as a hookloader or as a skiploader, whether for 26t solo or 44t drawbar operation, thanks to Harsh demountable skiploader bodywork.
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17/08/2020

Open house 25-27 August for new Irizar sales site

Irizar UK is opening of a new national sales centre this month, what is said to be the first phase of a development that will create a new home for Irizar UK.
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14/08/2020

VMS and Kier partner on first full-electric welfare van conversion

VMS Fleet Management has unveiled its first full-electric welfare van, a Renault Trucks Master Z.E, currently on long-term rental with construction and infrastructure service business Kier Group for use across a variety of highway ...
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14/08/2020

Abacus Logistics takes UK’s first New Generation MAN TGX

Southampton’s Abacus Logistics has taken delivery of its first New Genera-tion MAN TGX tractor unit, the first unit of that truck model to be handed over in the UK.
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13/08/2020

Go-Ahead bus garage becomes world’s largest vehicle-to-grid test site

Having been converted to support nearly 100 full-electric buses, Go-Ahead’s Northumberland Park, London bus garage is participating in a vehicle-to-grid trial that enables energy stored in an electric vehicle’s battery to be fed back into ...
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13/08/2020

Ealing tenders municipal fleet maintenance to Go Plant Fleet Services

Go Plant Fleet Services has won a tender to provide maintenance of municipal vehicles to the London Borough of Ealing, via its local authority trading company Greener Ealing.
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12/08/2020

Mtec commissions a multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz 'masterpiece'

International fine art logistics specialist Mtec is using a Mercedes-Benz heavy haulage tractor unit to deliver monumental sculptures for artists, galleries and museums, as well as private collectors.
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12/08/2020

Towed trailer de-icer launched to clear cycle paths this winter

Econ Engineering has unveiled a new product to keep footpaths and cycle routes clear in freezing weather conditions.
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11/08/2020

Airmec Essential Services chooses Trakm8 for telematics

Air hygiene and water treatment firm Airmec Essential Services will utilise Trakm8 telematics solutions for its 50-strong vehicle fleet.
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11/08/2020

Openreach orders 270 full-electric Vivaro-e vans

One of the UK’s largest fleet operators, Openreach, has placed an order for 270 full- electric Vivaro-e vans and nine Corsa-e cars.
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