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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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20/06/2018

Krone Coil Liners deliver versatility for Helsby and Longden

Transport and distribution operator Helsby and Longden has taken delivery of six Krone Coil Liners, as part of its strategy to grow business in the steel transport sector.
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20/06/2018

Slick operator: Clifford Tappin named top oil industry driver

Clifford Tappin of Lovell Fuels has been crowned driver of the year by the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).
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20/06/2018

Martin Hay takes over helm at Scania (Great Britain)

Scania (Great Britain) has announced that Martin Hay will take over as managing director from 1September, replacing Claes Jacobsson, who is returning to the truck manufacturer’s Swedish HQ.
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19/06/2018

Eminox marks 40 years in business

Emissions control company Eminox held a celebratory event last week (14 June) at its Gainsborough headquarters to mark 40 years in business.
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19/06/2018

Fuso Canter’s ‘unbeatable package’ tips it for JS Berry

Preston-based demolition and groundworks contractor JS Berry has taken delivery of its first Fuso Canter, declaring the truck quality and dealer service “an unbeatable package”.
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19/06/2018

Volvo demonstrates autonomous electric bus in Sweden

Volvo is demonstrating its new autonomous electric bus in Gothenburg, Sweden throughout the Volvo Ocean Race.
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18/06/2018

Volvo delivers ‘unequalled specification’ for Flemings

Removals business Flemings of Rosyth has taken delivery of two Volvo FL rigids – its first new Volvo trucks for two decades.
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18/06/2018

Clean sweep for Mercedes at GS Hughes

Aggregates business GS Hughes has taken delivery of 20 Mercedes-Benz Arocs, completing the upgrade of its 42-strong fleet to 100% Mercedes-Benz.
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18/06/2018

Optare secures first order for Metrodecker from Reading Buses

Reading Buses has ordered five Metrodecker Euro VI double-deckers from Optare – the manufacturer’s first order for the new vehicle.
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15/06/2018

Ipswich buses begins trial of biogas double-decker

Ipswich Buses has started a six-week trial of a biogas-powered bus, which it hopes will deliver up to 84% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle.
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15/06/2018

Volvo’s Tandem Axle Lift pulls in order from J Murphy & Sons

Engineering and construction firm J Murphy & Sons has taken delivery of three Volvo FH-540 13-litre Tandem Axle Lift tractor units for its HS2 contract.
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15/06/2018

Keltruck depot lifts flexibility with mobile column lifts

Scania dealer Keltruck has installed a set of wireless column mobile lifts in its Workshop branch, to provide a total lifting capacity of 30 tonnes.
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14/06/2018

CoolKit proves its worth for bakery

Lancashire-based Rink Bakery has invested in its first freezer van, a bespoke build from CoolKit, and says the decision is already proving beneficial.
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14/06/2018

Jiffy Trucks adds Isuzu Grafter to the menu

Catering vehicle maker Jiffy Trucks has added the Isuzu Grafter to its portfolio to replace the Nissan Cabstar.
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14/06/2018

First DAF trucks for Irn-Bru maker AG Barr

Irn-Bru maker AG Barr has taken delivery of 16 DAF New LF curtainsiders – the first DAF trucks in the Scottish soft drinks maker’s 100-strong fleet.
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13/06/2018

Fleet Engineer of the Year awards now open

The IRTE Fleet Engineer of the Year awards are now accepting entries. This free-to-enter scheme, now in its third year, recognises excellence in fleet engineering across road transport fields, including HGVs, buses, coaches and trailers.
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13/06/2018

Story Contracting has the full picture with Verizon Connect

Construction, plant and rail services operator Story Contracting is reporting improved fleet visibility and driver performance data since implementing the Mobile Resource Management (MRM) system, from Verizon Connect – with the operator ...
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13/06/2018

Scottish operator first in queue for Actros1

Warehousing and distribution business Pollock (Scotrans) has taken delivery of the first Actros1, a limited edition line of 100 trucks from Mercedes-Benz.
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13/06/2018

Leyland Trucks celebrates 20 years with Paccar

Lancashire manufacturer Leyland Trucks is this year celebrating 20 years of ownership and investment by US-based Paccar.
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12/06/2018

Volvo Bus upgrade at Coventry

Volvo Bus says a £1.3m redevelopment of its Coventry sales centre is underway and is due for completion in late summer 2018.
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12/06/2018

Tiger Trailers marks £22m factory build with ceremony

The workforce at Tiger Trailers joined the management and local MP for a ceremonial breaking-ground ceremony last week, marking the construction of a new £22 million factory.
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12/06/2018

Financial resources test – consultation launched

The traffic commissioners for Great Britain have launched a consultation on whether the financial resources test for restricted operator licence holders needs to be changed.
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11/06/2018

Volvo Trucks boosts safety functions in driver support system

Volvo Trucks is adding new driver support functionality to its Volvo Dynamic Steering system, namely Stability Control and Lane Keeping Assist.
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11/06/2018

Agency driver wins DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge

Scott Lewis of the Best Connection driving agency has won the 2018 DAF Transport Efficiency Driver Challenge – a UK-wide competition open to DAF and non-DAF drivers.
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11/06/2018

Cartwright postless design shows its mettle for Amari

West Midlands-based metals supplier Amari Metals is increasing its trailer fleet with four Cartwright tri-axle curtainsiders.
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