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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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22/03/2018

Officedrop equips new van fleet with Thermo King’s ColdCube

Bristol-based Officedrop has extended its fleet for chilled and ambient distribution, equipping 45 Ford Transits with Thermo King ColdCube units.
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21/03/2018

Bevan delivers for BuildStation

Essex-based builders’ merchant BuildStation has taken delivery of its second Renault vehicle with bodywork by Bevan Group.
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21/03/2018

2MV Logistics drives for growth with DAF New XFs

Portsmouth-based 2MV Logistics has taken delivery of two DAF New XF 480 FTG tractors, citing the brand’s reliability as key to its decision.
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21/03/2018

MAN moves workshop digitisation up a gear with Solera deal

MAN Truck & Bus is predicting its customers will experience “significant added value” thanks to a partnership with digital transaction business Solera Holdings.
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20/03/2018

Butcher hooked on benefits of Gray & Adams

Scottish butcher John M Munro has taken delivery of a new 16-tonner, with refrigerated bodywork by Gray & Adams.
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20/03/2018

Harsh acquires I&M Tarpaulins

Truck and trailer sheeting system supplier Harsh has acquired York-based I&M Tarpaulins, a move which Harsh says will deliver new market opportunities.
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20/03/2018

First UK operators take delivery of Fuso eCanter

Wincanton, DPD and Hovis have become the first UK customers to take delivery of the Fuso eCanter, the first all-electric 7.5-tonner.
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19/03/2018

Renault Range C the solid choice for Cardinalis Concrete

Cardinalis Concrete has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks, replacing 75% of its fleet with new Renault Range C vehicles.
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19/03/2018

New guidance for safe transport of compressed gases

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has published new advice concerning the safe transport of compressed gases.
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19/03/2018

FlixBus begins trials of all-electric buses on long-distance routes

European bus and coach operator FlixBus is about to trial all-electric buses on two of its long-distance routes, in France and Germany.
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16/03/2018

Volvo updates FE low-entry cab for more transport operations

Volvo Trucks has announced a new version of its low-entry cab (LEC) for the Volvo FE truck, saying this makes the cab suitable for a wider range of transport operations.
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16/03/2018

Hendy boosts workshop productivity with r2c Online

Hendy Van & Truck is reporting improved efficiency and time savings of more than 50 hours per week after implementing r2c Online’s maintenance management platform for its Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire workshop.
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16/03/2018

First Don-Bur trailers for Hayton Coulthard

Scottish haulier Hayton Coulthard Transport has taken delivery of the first of an order of curtainsider trailers from Don-Bur.
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15/03/2018

Hireco specifies BPW equipment for 1,200-strong trailer order

Trailer rental business Hireco has placed its largest order to date, specifying all 1,200-plus trailers on BPW axle and suspension systems with Eco Plus 3 drum brakes.
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15/03/2018

Kitchen maker builds new delivery strategy with 45 Isuzu Forwards

Humberside manufacturer and retailer Wren Kitchens has taken delivery of the first 25 of a 45-strong order of Isuzu Forward 7-5 tonne rigids, to meet the requirements of a new distribution strategy.
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15/03/2018

European operators cut fuel costs with synthetic engine oil

Two European fleet operators are reporting fuel savings after switching to ExxonMobil’s fully synthetic Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 engine oil.
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14/03/2018

‘Don’t waste public resources’ – regulator warning

Operators are being warned not to request a public inquiry as a means of delaying inevitable action against them.
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14/03/2018

Volvo FL rigids pass the test for Ritchies Training Centre

Ritchies Training Centre has taken delivery of eight new Volvo FL rigids, to be used for LGV Class C driver training and driving tests.
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14/03/2018

Road transport sector backs Vision Express campaign

The Road Haulage Association is backing a campaign by Vision Express for World Glaucoma Week, which sees a mobile eye-testing facility travelling around the UK.
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13/03/2018

Haulier drives up standards and compliance with RTITB D-CPC training

Haulage and warehousing firm Jack Richards & Son is reporting improved standards and compliance since joining RTITB’s Master Driver CPC Consortium in 2015.
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13/03/2018

Al-Ko Kober signs ‘high-value’ exclusive deal with Mark Harris

Chassis systems manufacturer Al-Ko Kober has signed a deal with bodybuilder Mark Harris for the supply of chassis conversions for its low-floor Luton box body vehicles.
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13/03/2018

Lanchester Wines has the measure of efficiency with Tiger Trailers and Joloda

Wine merchant Lanchester Wines has taken delivery of two bespoke 13.7m tri-axle curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers. The two new units replace eight standard trailers, a move made possible thanks to the installation of a Hydraroll loading ...
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12/03/2018

Clock ticking for Driver CPC compliance – survey

One in four commercial drivers have yet to complete the full 35 hours of CPC training needed before 2019, with almost half (49%) still at least 14 hours short.
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12/03/2018

M1 crash driver showed ‘horrifying negligence’, says regulator

Two HGV drivers have been convicted following a fatal collision on the M1 last August, in which eight people died.
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12/03/2018

Currie finds favour with SDC Trailers

Dumfries-based transport and warehousing operator Currie Solutions has taken delivery of 30 new curtainsiders from SDC Trailers to add to its 500-strong trailer fleet.
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