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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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13/12/2019

Rail services operator gets to grips with Michelin

Rail infrastructure business Sonic Rail Services (SRS) is planning to roll out Michelin’s X Multi HD D tyres across its heavy fleet, after a successful trial.
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13/12/2019

Mercedes-Benz begins production of eSprinter in Dusseldorf

Mercedes-Benz has started production of the fully electric eSprinter van at its Dusseldorf plant.
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13/12/2019

Sweet success for Bibby Distribution with new tankers

Bibby Distribution has announced a multi-million pound investment in 12 ISO tanks for bulk liquid chocolate transport, helping the operator to secure a long-term contract renewal with Mars Wrigley.
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12/12/2019

Bus maker extends service life with Eaton’s FC800 EverCool hose

Bus manufacturer Evobus, part of Daimler, has boosted the life expectancy of hose assemblies in its vehicles by choosing the FC800 EverCool refrigerant hose, designed by Eaton for use in bus air-conditioning units.
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12/12/2019

Fleet upgrade galvanizes steel deliveries

Wedge Group Galvanizing is rolling out a new-look livery for its fleet of 100-plus trucks, collecting and delivering steel from its 14 UK plants.
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12/12/2019

Council picks Mercedes and Geesinknorba for RCV upgrade

Dacorum Borough Council has taken delivery of the first of an 11-strong order for new refuse collection vehicles, based on the Mercedes-Benz Econic and equipped with Geesinknorba bodies.
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11/12/2019

Brigade launches Direct Vision Standard checking service

Brigade Electronics has launched a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) star rating checker service for fleets operating in and around London.
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11/12/2019

New Era Fuels has slick operation thanks to FORS

New Era Fuels is reporting a 40% improvement in fuel performance, thanks to an upgraded fleet and its membership of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
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11/12/2019

Electric bus service begins at Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport has started its all-electric bus service for all landside car park routes, with six Volvo 7900e ultra-low emission single-deckers.
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10/12/2019

Renault Trucks shows its mettle for Perkins Distribution

Perkins Distribution has added six new Renault Range T460 6x2 tractors to its 25-strong fleet, citing vehicle reliability and “first-rate” dealer service.
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10/12/2019

Driver shortages costing hauliers dearly – RHA report

Driver shortages, Brexit and increasing cost pressures are the top issues facing UK hauliers. That’s according to the Road Haulage Association’ latest Cost Movement report, which surveys RHA members to gain insight into the latest trends ...
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10/12/2019

Council picks up seven Orion Plus buses

Durham County Council has taken delivery of its first vehicles from bus maker Mellor, with a seven-strong order for the Orion Plus low-floor bus.
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09/12/2019

Daimler estimates job losses from restructuring plan

Daimler has released more details about its downsizing plans to pay for R&D.
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09/12/2019

Gardner Distribution upgrades fleet with nine new Volvo trucks

Devon-based Gardner Distribution has taken delivery of nine more Volvo trucks for its 77-strong fleet. The order includes eight rigids, which will be used on work for The Pallet Network, and one FH tractor for long distance general haulage.
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09/12/2019

NGC Logistics makes switch to electric for Black Friday deliveries

NGC Logistics has taken delivery of a full-electric Renault Master Red Edition ZE van for use on its contract with Amazon.
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09/12/2019

Equipmake opens new factory for electric bus chassis

Equipmake has opened a new factory in Snetterton, Norfolk to design and manufacture its EBus electric bus chassis.
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06/12/2019

Telematics prove the best ingredient for Nagel-Group

Food logistics operator Nagel-Group is reporting numerous benefits after implementing the idem telematics solution across its 7,000-strong European fleet.
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06/12/2019

Food wholesaler sold on power of hybrid refrigeration

Castell Howell Foods is reporting fuel savings and improved operational performance thanks to a hybrid refrigeration system on trial since May this year.
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06/12/2019

MAN all-electric TGM now in production

MAN Truck & Bus has announced that it is now offering the eTGM all-electric distribution truck for sale, following a small production run.
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05/12/2019

SM UK best fit for Arriva service vans

Arriva Bus and Coach is kitting out its service vans with new storage systems and high-tech equipment.
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05/12/2019

Michelin delivers bespoke training for Midland Tyre Services

Midland Tyre Services (MTS) says it can now offer its customers the best truck tyre management solutions in the market, after appointing Michelin to carry out bespoke training for its team of mobile technicians.
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05/12/2019

TRL launches route risk assessment tool

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has developed a tool to calculate the collision risk of specific routes, with the risk adjustable according to the use of various in-vehicle technologies.
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04/12/2019

IVECO and Nikola unveil the all-electric Nikola TRE

IVECO and Nikola have unveiled a prototype of the Nikola TRE, the first electric truck to be built by the partnership between Nikola Motor Co and CNH Industrial, IVECO’s parent company.
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04/12/2019

Future Industrial Services banks 50 hours a week with r2c Online

Waste management business Future Industrial Services says it has streamlined operations and saved more than 50 hours a week in fleet admin time since implementing r2c Online’s fleet and workshop management software platform.
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04/12/2019

Japan Centre Group adds to Isuzu fleet

Japan Centre Group has taken delivery of its fifth Isuzu truck, moving up for the first time to a 13.5-tonner to meet growing demand for its retail and restaurant business deliveries.
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