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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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06/08/2021

50 Isuzu 13.5 tonners join JJ Foodservice fleet

Isuzu Truck UK has delivered 50 new Isuzu 13.5-tonne refrigerated trucks into the national distribution fleet at JJ Foodservice. Half of the national food wholesaler’s 144-truck refrigerated fleet are Isuzu 13.5 tonne rigids.
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05/08/2021

Greencarrier returns to Krone and TIP as European fleet grows again

Greencarrier Freight Services has expanded its trailer fleet with the addition of 15 Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone Trailers UK, on long-term lease from TIP Trailer Services.
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04/08/2021

Biomethane refuelling station opens in Newark, Nottinghamshire

CNG Fuels today has opened a new low-carbon HGV refuelling station in Newark, Nottinghamshire, enabling local fleet operators to decarbonise haulage emissions, save money and reduce air pollution by running vehicles on 100% renewable ...
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03/08/2021

Scania participates in pioneering UK HGV electrification feasibility study

Scania is to participate in a major feasibility study into the operation of long-haul electrified trucks utilising dynamic charging provided by overhead wires on electric roads. This will be the first study of its type to take place in the ...
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02/08/2021

DfT selects Leyland Trucks for electric truck trial

Leyland Trucks is to participate in a project designed to help UK operators make the transition to battery electric trucks. A total of 20 DAF LF Electric 19-tonne rigids, together with the required charging infrastructure, will be fitted ...
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29/07/2021

Renault Commercials launches parts recycling business

Renault Truck Commercials opens the network’s first dedicated parts recycling centre and launches a new parts website, which together strengthen the dealer group’s total parts offer to its customers.
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28/07/2021

Turners (Soham) Ltd looks to future with both trailers and tractors

Over 70 new Gray & Adams trailers with Thermo-King Advancer systems are to be introduced, and the company is trialling a pre-production DAF New Generation XF 450 FTG 6x2 just weeks after its launch.
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27/07/2021

IVECO Daily 7-tonne and Eurocargo dish up a fleet for Euro Foods

Euro Foods, a distributor of frozen and fresh foods serving the restaurant, catering and specialist supermarket sectors has taken delivery of 14 new IVECOs as it further invests in its fleet.
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26/07/2021

Enviro200 buses for London Borough of Havering run on gas-to-liquid fuel

Alexander Dennis Limited has delivered four low-emission Enviro200 single deck buses to the London Borough of Havering, where they join a fleet of buses and coaches available for contract hire.
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23/07/2021

Renault signs up west of Scotland dealer

Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has announced the further expansion of its dealer network with the opening of a new service point near Glasgow. Working with Renault Trucks’ wholly owned dealer, Renault Trucks Scotland, A&D Logistics Ltd ...
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23/07/2021

Ringway chooses Volvo with low-entry cab

Ringway has added three new Volvo FE 6x2 rigid trucks to its expansive fleet, with low-entry cabs to improve the safety of vulnerable road users, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as providing a better working environment for its drivers.
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22/07/2021

WABCOWuerth to offer OEM-agnostic security gateway for W.EASY CV diagnostics

WABCOWuerth is developing an online portal through which all diagnostic functions on commercial vehicles can be performed easily and quickly in the future with OEM-certified Security Gateway technology.
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22/07/2021

PRM Green Technologies goes low with Midlands Truck & Van

Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ ability to supply a 26-tonne chassis with the low frame height to maximise load volumes sold the vehicle to PRM Green Technologies for a second time.
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21/07/2021

eStar Truck and Van adds 'bus' to range

eStar Truck & Van, the latest Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van franchise in the North West and North Wales, has gained the aftersales franchise for EvoBus in Deeside.
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21/07/2021

Thermo-King launches truck-drive fridge for rigids

Thermo King has launched the V-1000, a new range of single and multi-temperature vehicle-powered units designed for larger rigid trucks between 3.5 to 25 tonnes. The new V-1000 is claimed to be 25% more powerful and delivers 33% higher ...
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20/07/2021

Stertil Koni distributor supplies four-post column lift for new workshop

Accredited distributor Autocraft Equipment has supplied a 25-tonne capacity four-post lift to haulier A R Haddy & Son.
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20/07/2021

Lime Logistics and TD Express in first months of Continental Tyres contract

Lime Logistics and TD Express are nine months into a three-year tyre-supply deal with Continental Tyres that includes both new and retread tyres. So far, neither company has seen tyre management costs increase over their outgoing low to ...
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19/07/2021

Islington welcomes first fully electric cage tippers

Islington Council has announced the arrival of the borough’s first fully-electric cage tippers, as work to fully electrify the council’s fleet of vehicles continues.
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19/07/2021

Magtec opening new factory for electric and hybrid vehicle drive systems

Magtec is opening a state-of-the-art factory for the design, manufacture and integration of its world-leading drive systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. The company has commissioned a 65,000 sq ft facility in Rotherham, South ...
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16/07/2021

SFS expands Epsom & Ewell Borough Council workshop

Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has refurbished and expanded the workshop facility at Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, an investment that forms part of its 10-year fleet replacement and maintenance contract with the authority.
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16/07/2021

Howard Tenens Logistics updates its Andover fleet with 16 new Mercedes-Benz ...

Aftersales support was as important as the safety and fuel-efficiency of the trucks themselves in convincing Howard Tenens Logistics to purchase its first new-generation Mercedes-Benz Actros.
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15/07/2021

Consultation opens on 2035 diesel phase-out for HGVs up to 26t gvw - UPDATE

The UK government has published a transport decarbonisation plan that envisages ending the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2035, conventional domestic aviation fuel by 2040 and diesel-powered rail by 2050.
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15/07/2021

Longest-serving Scania technician celebrates 50 years of service

TruckEast celebrates its longest-serving Scania technician, David Keeling, who retires this month after 50 years of service at TruckEast Stowmarket.
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15/07/2021

Cummins begins hydrogen ICE proof-of-concept testing

Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine.
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14/07/2021

Dale Fleet Logistics builds transporter for supermarket delivery vans

The soaring popularity of battery-powered vans meant Dale Fleet Logistics needed a reliable transporter with which to deliver them, which it is doing with the company’s first Mercedes-Benz truck, which it is also using to stay on top of ...
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