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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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16/10/2019

Recovery firm picks up two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Breakdown business Millers Recovery has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, its first two from the latest generation of Sprinters, which have joined its fleet of four other vans, heavy breakdown trucks and low-loader ...
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16/10/2019

XPO Logistics acquires 100 Stralis NP tractors

XPO Logistics has purchased 100 Stralis NP tractors, from IVECO, for its fleet based in France.
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15/10/2019

Archbold Logistics switches to fuel-efficient DAF XF tractors

Archbold Logistics is taking delivery of 16 DAF XF tractors, replacing its fleet of non-DAF units, after a demonstrator unit delivered fuel savings of 0.5mpg.
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15/10/2019

New cribbing and jacking blocks boost workshop safety

Outriggerpads has released a new range of cribbing and jacking blocks to help improve workshop safety.
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15/10/2019

European Braking Systems opens new facility in Manchester

Commercial vehicle component manufacturer European Braking Systems (EBS) has opened a new remanufacturing and technical centre in Trafford Park, Manchester.
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15/10/2019

Grayson installs mobile lifts for bus retrofit project

Grayson Thermal Systems is using heavy-duty mobile lifting equipment from Totalkare for one of the largest single operator exhaust retrofit projects in Europe.
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14/10/2019

ZF accelerates fuel savings with EcoLife 2

ZF has released information on the EcoLife 2, the latest generation of its automatic transmission for city buses, declaring the new version to be lighter, more efficient, more robust and easier to maintain.
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14/10/2019

TfL releases free Ordnance Survey data to reduce bridge strikes

Transport for London has partnered with Ordnance Survey to offer vehicle operators free access to information on height restrictions for tunnels and bridges.
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14/10/2019

First Scania vehicle for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) has taken delivery of the first of a 33-strong order for Scania fire appliances.
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11/10/2019

Bahco powers up battery boosting range

Bahco has upgraded its range of heavy-duty battery boosters, designed to start large diesel engines in cold temperatures.
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11/10/2019

Six new Sprinters for Priority Transport

Express delivery business Priority Transport has taken delivery of six Mercedes-Benz Sprinters from the new range, replacing six older Sprinters in its 14-strong van fleet.
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11/10/2019

DAF unveils lightweight, fuel-efficient rear axle

DAF Components will be showcasing a new, lightweight driven rear axle at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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11/10/2019

Majorlift nets security accreditation

Lifting equipment manufacturer Majorlift has achieved accreditation to Cyber Essentials, a security standard to prove safety of online systems.
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10/10/2019

Europe’s largest truck wash opens at new site

Lymm Truckwash – the largest and oldest truck wash in Europe – will open its new £2.3m Cheshire site on 14 October.
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10/10/2019

All-electric shuttle buses land at Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport has taken delivery of three Enviro200EV battery-powered buses to replace diesel buses on its shuttle operation for the long-stay car park – making it the first airport in the UK to switch to all-electric car park shuttles.
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10/10/2019

Cummins to debut new electric power system at Busworld Europe

Cummins will unveil a new battery-electric system – including a new low-profile battery – at the forthcoming Busworld Europe event (18-23 October; Brussels).
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09/10/2019

Chemical business shifts to Volvo for double-digit fuel saving

KMG Ultra Pure Chemicals has taken delivery of its first Volvo truck, an FH 540 4x2 tractor, which the operator says is already proving 10% more fuel efficient than other vehicles in the fleet.
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09/10/2019

FleetCheck interface brings dashcam footage to the office

FleetCheck has designed a new interface allowing dashcam video to be imported directly in the fleet management system, a development said to offer “considerable potential”, according to the company.
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09/10/2019

Alloy Bodies clocks up 50 years in business

Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Alloy Bodies is celebrating its 50th anniversary, citing its design capabilities and loyal workforce as key to its success.
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08/10/2019

Heathline Commercials invests £500,000 in new repair facility

Commercial vehicle repair and service business Heathline Commercials is investing £500,000 in a new facility in Cramlington, Northumberland.
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08/10/2019

Quest Waste expands with JobWatch mobile technology

Quest Waste Management has embarked on an ambitious expansion drive to double in size over the next three years, and says this is underpinned by its implementation of the JobWatch mobile workforce management system, from BigChange.
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08/10/2019

Grundon upgrades RCV fleet at Bristol depot

Grundon Waste Management has purchased two new waste collection vehicles for its Bristol depot, supplied by Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS).
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07/10/2019

Triscan boosts range with vehicle recognition tags

Fuel management system provider Triscan Group is now offering vehicle identity tags from HID Global.
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07/10/2019

Barrier manufacturer upgrades fleet with 26 MAN trucks

Fencing and barrier manufacturer Blok ‘n’ Mesh has upgraded its fleet with 26 new vehicles from MAN Truck & Bus.
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07/10/2019

Biogas bus order for Paris

CATP (French Public Transport Central Purchasing Office) and Ile-de-France Mobilités have placed an order for 409 Urbanway Natural Power buses, from IVECO Bus.
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