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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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07/04/2020

Part of the COVID-19 effort – dealer testimony

Parts advisor Mike Parrish at Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Reading describes how it has been supporting customers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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07/04/2020

CheckedSafe launches COVID-19 enhanced walkaround checks - UPDATED

Compliance firm CheckedSafe has created a series of enhanced walkaround checks for returning to service vehicles that have not been used for some time during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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06/04/2020

Driver CPC course moves online

TTC Group is now able to deliver its driver CPC courses and core fleet manager courses online in virtual classrooms.
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06/04/2020

Veg haulier turns over a new leaf

FreshLinc Group, the Spalding, Lincolnshire-based temperature-controlled, food and horticultural products logistics supplier has taken 20 new Renault Trucks tractor units from Midlands dealer BRS Trucks.
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03/04/2020

Vehicle checks ‘more essential’ after MOT rules relaxed – MV Commercial

Vehicle sales and leasing company MV Commercial has advised that regular truck maintenance checks have become even more essential following the DVSA’s decision to suspend MOTs for commercial vehicles for three months.
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02/04/2020

FTA turns to social media to connect supply and demand in crisis

Logistics trade association FTA has launched #LogisticsHelpsLogistics, a social media campaign to help businesses keep goods and services flowing, by filling shortfalls of staff or identifying vehicles with capacity during the COVID-19 ...
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02/04/2020

FORS moves classroom training online

Vehicle safety and compliance registration scheme FORS has announced that all its classroom-based manager training courses will now be held as online webinars as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and government restrictions.
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02/04/2020

COVID-19: DAF praises dealers’ “epic response”

DAF Trucks reports that, despite operating in difficult circumstances, all 134 of its dealer locations are performing at, or very close to, normal service levels.
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01/04/2020

Transport companies come together to respond to COVID-19

?The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources.
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01/04/2020

Auxiliary engineers wanted for COVID-19 response

London, Manchester and Birmingham field hospitals are looking for volunteer professional technicians and engineers for assistance
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31/03/2020

Supporting the industry during the pandemic

While the UK remains in Covid-19 lockdown, members of the Society of Operations Engineers continue to transport supplies and personnel.
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31/03/2020

Driver walk-around checks ‘more vital than ever’ – Jaama

Fleet software supplier Jaama is reminding operators of the requirement to ensure all vehicles are roadworthy, following the government’s announcement of a temporary suspension of MOTs during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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31/03/2020

Schmitz Cargobull: statement on service and parts availability

Trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull is reassuring operators that its service partners and spare parts operations are up and running during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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31/03/2020

Picture this: new connected 4G vehicle camera

VisionTrack has launched a three-channel connected 4G vehicle camera with optional ADAS/DSM functionality.
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30/03/2020

Tesco boosts home delivery cold chain reliability with Thermo King refrigeration

Tesco has taken expanded its home delivery fleet with 52 vans equipped with E-200 refrigeration units from Thermo King.
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30/03/2020

Prometeon Tyre statement on Pirelli commercial vehicle tyre supply

Prometeon Tyre Group UK, supplier of Pirelli-branded commercial vehicle tyres, has confirmed it has “robust procedures” in place to minimise supply disruption during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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30/03/2020

Milk transporter lifts the lid on Michelin’s ‘invaluable’ support

Scottish transport operator TP Niven has praised Michelin for its “invaluable” support as its fleet works at maximum utilisation, delivering milk for major dairies.
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27/03/2020

Dennis Eagle confirms support for waste collection operators

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has underlined its commitment to help waste collection operators across the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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27/03/2020

Volvo technicians volunteer to help food transport operator

A team of technicians from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia is working weekends to help Knowles Transport catch up on essential repair and maintenance for its 100-plus fleet of Volvo trucks.
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27/03/2020

SFS Flooring goes to great lengths with New Daily

SFS Flooring Supplies has taken delivery of an IVECO Daily Hi-Matic 7.2-tonne chassis cab, after a demonstrator vehicle proved the model’s high payload capacity.
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26/03/2020

Metals distributor expands trailer fleet

West Midlands-based metals distributor Amari Metals has expanded its trailer fleet with nine units, built by Cartwright.
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26/03/2020

‘Balanced approach’ from regulators – new guidance

Senior traffic commissioner Richard Turfitt (pictured) has announced new guidance to help the transport industry in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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26/03/2020

Measures announced to safeguard apprentices

Apprentices should be able to continue and complete their apprenticeship programmes, according to the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which has announced measures to combat the challenges faced during the Covid-19 outbreak.
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25/03/2020

Go-Ahead Ireland raises workshop flexibility with Skylift

Bus operator Go-Ahead Ireland has acquired a 25-tonne capacity Skylift, from Stertil Koni, to support workshop operations at its Dublin depot.
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25/03/2020

TMJ Interiors bridges the gap with two Volvo FE rigids

Ipswich-based premium joinery business TMJ Interiors has added two new Volvo FE 6x2 rigids to its fleet, with the 26-tonners de-rated to 18 tonnes to ensure they can cross London’s Tower Bridge into the City where most of the operator’s ...
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