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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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15/05/2019

Operator weighs in with ‘game-changing’ tipper truck UPDATED

Glasgow-based operator About Grab Hire UK has taken delivery of a new tipper truck – the first to be fitted with the Thompsons X-Lite Loadmaster body, built in Scotland.
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15/05/2019

First LGV driver assessor qualification launched by NRI

The National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) has announced a new driver assessor qualification – the only one of its type in the UK to be endorsed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
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15/05/2019

Bibby boosted by TIP’s trailer management service

Bibby Distribution is reporting improved efficiency since awarding a trailer maintenance contract to TIP Trailer Services.
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14/05/2019

Operators vouch for DAF driver training offer

DAF Trucks says customers are already benefiting from the free driver training vouchers included with orders for new XF and CF vehicles.
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14/05/2019

Energy Haulage generates business with new crane truck

Energy Haulage says it is already winning new business after taking delivery of a new 32-tonne Volvo FH 460 beavertail crane truck.
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14/05/2019

Platooning positives: results of first pilot reveal ‘great potential’

Truck platooning is safe, technically reliable and 40% of European road transport could be carried out in platooning vehicles.
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13/05/2019

Nagel Langdons confirms 205-strong order with Scania

Bridgwater-based Nagel Langdons has picked Scania as its preferred supplier for 2019/20 and placed an order for 205 trucks, a mix of rigids and tractors, citing product quality and strong aftersales support.
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13/05/2019

Biffa wastes no time adding to Mercedes-Benz Econic fleet

Waste management and recycling business Biffa has taken delivery of 43 Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks, adding to the 51 already acquired in 2017/18.
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13/05/2019

Volvo ready for take-off at Tip-ex 2019

Volvo Trucks will be unveiling its factory-fitted PTO equipment on two FH 6x2 Lite Pusher Axle tractor units at the forthcoming Tip-ex and Tank-ex event (Harrogate; 30 May to 1 June).
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10/05/2019

JJX Logistics boosts driver safety with Spillard Live

West Midlands-based JJX Logistics is implementing new technology to help improve driver safety and fleet visibility.
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10/05/2019

Ambulance service moves to Michelin Agilis CrossClimate policy

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is upgrading its 350-strong fleet to a Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyre policy.
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10/05/2019

Paragon adds driver management to routing software

Paragon has added resource management functionality to its routing and scheduling software, helping fleet managers to produce transport plans more efficiently – and, in turn, helping to tackle the ongoing driver shortage.
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09/05/2019

Smart visibility solution for hooklift operators

Hiab has announced that its HiVision system is now available for the Multilift hooklift, delivering an ‘augmented reality’ in-cab view to the driver to make hooklift operation easier, safer and quicker.
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09/05/2019

First Glasgow picks up 150 low-emission buses

Bus operator First Glasgow has invested more than £30m in 150 new low-emission buses from Alexander Dennis (ADL) in the past six months, and has plans to add more.
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09/05/2019

DPD signs for UK’s first eVito vans

Parcels delivery business DPD is the first UK customer for the all-electric eVito van from Mercedes-Benz, taking delivery of ten long-bodied versions of the vehicle.
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08/05/2019

Block Aid has solid new addition to trailer fleet

Concrete barrier and ballast weight supplier Block Aid UK has taken delivery of its second trailer from Paneltex Martrans.
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08/05/2019

ACEA calls on EU to double efforts on high-capacity transport

European policymakers are being urged to deliver a cross-border system for high-capacity transport, to enable CO2 reductions to be achieved more quickly and more widely.
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08/05/2019

Stralis X-Way tractor in UK debut at Tip-ex 2019

IVECO’s Stralis X-Way 6x4 tractor will make its UK debut at Tip-ex 2019 (Harrogate; 30 May to 1 June).
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07/05/2019

ZF unveils prototype 5- tonne electric truck

ZF Japan has unveiled an electric light commercial vehicle, designed for the Japanese market. The prototype has been developed by the engineering team at ZF’s tech centre in Yokohama, collaborating with a team in ZF HQ in Germany.
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07/05/2019

Go-Ahead Ireland switches to digital with Freeway

Bus operator Go-Ahead Ireland is rolling out bespoke fleet management software, removing the need for paper-based systems for its engineers.
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07/05/2019

FreshLinc orders 60 new Scania tractors

Temperature-controlled logistics business FreshLinc has appointed Scania as its preferred supplier for 2019 and ordered 60 Scania R450 tractors for delivery later this year.
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03/05/2019

Petit Forestier boosts electric fleet with Renault Zangoo ZE vans

Refrigerated van rental business Petit Forestier has taken delivery of five new electric Renault vans, converted by CoolKit.
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03/05/2019

Hermes launches new driver apprenticeship scheme

Consumer delivery business Hermes UK has launched a new initiative to address the driver shortage, with a bespoke driver apprenticeship scheme.
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03/05/2019

Connexas Group acquires Seven Telematics

Fleet management and mobile worker system supplier Connexas Group has acquired Nottinghamshire-based Seven Telematics.
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02/05/2019

Camden Group sees clear benefits with Volvo FH

Antrim-based window and door manufacturer Camden Group has taken delivery of seven new Volvo FH tractors, citing “exceptional” driver appeal as key to the decision.
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