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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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15/03/2019

Paneltex plucks deal for refrigerated van

Soanes Poultry has taken delivery of its latest fleet addition, a 7.2-tonne IVECO Daily 72C chassis cab with insulated body built by Paneltex.
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15/03/2019

EU agrees rules for road transport connectivity

The European Commission announced this week that it has agreed new rules to step up the deployment of digital connectivity – or Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) – on Europe’s roads.
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15/03/2019

Volvo Bus takes off with six electric single-deckers for airport

Birmingham Airport has awarded a contract to Volvo Bus for the supply of six fully electric single-deckers to provide passenger transport services in and around the airport.
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14/03/2019

McGrath Group upgrades with four new Volvos

Waste management and recyling operator McGrath Group has taken delivery of four new Volvo vehicles, as part of a fleet replacement programme.
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14/03/2019

Howard Tenens doubles up on dedicated gas vehicles

Logistics business Howard Tenens has taken delivery of two more 26-tonne Scania rigids powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), following a successful 18-month trial of two vehicles.
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14/03/2019

Nexion acquires Stenhoj Group

Workshop equipment supplier Nexion has acquired a 75% shareholding in Danish company Stenhoj Group, following an agreement between the two family-owned businesses. The Dyoe family retains a 25% share in Stenhoj.
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13/03/2019

S&J Haulage weighs in with Tiger Trailer fleet additions

General haulage and pallet distribution business S&J Haulage has taken delivery of 15 lightweight tri-axle curtainsided trailers from Tiger Trailers.
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13/03/2019

New fleet for Kettering Borough Council

Kettering Borough Council has taken delivery of a new fleet of 35 vehicles for its shared waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing service with Corby Borough Council.
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13/03/2019

Verizon Connect launches van fleet diagnostics tool

Verizon Connect has announced the launch of Engine Connect, a diagnostic tool designed for light commercial vehicles.
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12/03/2019

Bed maker sleeps easy with Ryder

Bed manufacturer Relyon has taken delivery of 12 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1843 4x2 tractor units, supplied on a five-year contract hire from Ryder.
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12/03/2019

ASH Group cuts fuel bill by £20k with Certas fuel solution

Wrexham-based waste management business ASH Group is reporting savings of £20,000 per annum, after switching to a fuel management solution from Certas Energy.
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12/03/2019

Metal recycler sees results from driver apprenticeship scheme

Metal recycling business EMR is celebrating an early win from its driver apprenticeship scheme, launched last year, with its first candidate completing the practical training.
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11/03/2019

‘Right truck, right price’: Combellack rates Volvo FM transporters

Cornwall-based Combellack Vehicle Recyclers has taken delivery of two 26-tonne Volvo FM car transporters – the first in the UK to be fitted with fully galvanised eight-car salvage bodywork, by Belle Trailers.
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11/03/2019

New Remit for Scania apprenticeship programme

Scania (Great Britain) has appointed Remit Group to deliver technical and non-technical apprenticeship programmes across the truck maker’s dealership network.
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11/03/2019

IVECO Farnborough dealership secures IRTE Workshop Accreditation

IVECO Retail’s Farnborough facility has achieved IRTE Workshop Accreditation – the first dealership in the group to be awarded this status.
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08/03/2019

Cardiff Container Link joins Alliance for five new DAF tractors

Cardiff Container Link has taken delivery of five DAF XF 530 tractors, supplied by Asset Alliance Group on a two-year, full maintenance contract hire agreement.
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08/03/2019

Mercedes offers speedy solution with WorkReady vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched a range of off-the-shelf pre-bodied rigids and tractor units, cutting delivery times to customers from months to days.
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08/03/2019

Volvo launches FH with I-Save option for long-haul fuel savings

Volvo Trucks has announced the introduction of the Volvo FH with I-Save option, promising fuel savings of up to 7% for long-haul operators.
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07/03/2019

PVS Group publishes free advice for van fleet operators

Van fleet operators are being urged to review their vehicle renewal schedules now, ahead of the introduction later this year of the new type approval protocol for all light commercial vehicles.
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07/03/2019

SDC Truck and Trailer Parts opens new branch in Warrington

Northern Irish business SDC Truck & Trailer Parts has its first branch in England, with a new facility opening this week (4 March) in Warrington.
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06/03/2019

Rogers Transport hooked on benefits of Stralis XP

Rogers Transport has taken delivery of its first Stralis XP tractor from IVECO, citing potential fuel savings and “exceptional” dealer support.
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06/03/2019

Applications open for new allocation of ECMT permits

The government has secured an additional allocation of annual and short-term ECMT permits for 2019, for use by operators whose vehicles are travelling to or through the 43 member countries after the UK leaves the European Union.
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05/03/2019

Council upgrades RCV fleet with Dennis Eagle Elite

Monmouthshire County Council has taken delivery of seven narrow Elite refuse collection vehicles, from Dennis Eagle, specified with Twin Pack bodies and bespoke bin lifts.
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05/03/2019

Volvo FMX goes the extra mile for RK Bell

Civil engineering and plant hire firm RK Bell has taken delivery of a new Volvo FMX rigid tipper, citing Volvo’s ability to deliver more with a standard spec truck than other manufacturers.
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05/03/2019

Pulhams pulls in four new Panthers

Pulham & Sons Coaches has boosted its 80-strong fleet with four new Plaxton Panther vehicles, from Alexander Dennis (ADL).
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