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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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23/02/2021

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks collaborate on full-electric regional distribution ...

DHL Freight and Volvo Trucks have partnered to trial up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe.
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23/02/2021

First Irizar coaches with PSVAR factory modifications arrive in UK

The Spanish-based coach manufacturer says that it is responding to the changing demands of the coach industry by offering factory-conversions to meet the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) standard on new and used, ...
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22/02/2021

Jim Gray: 1934-2021

The founder of Scottish trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams died on 10 February.
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22/02/2021

Vehicle Weighing Solutions is expanding Chesterfield production site

Vehicle Weighing Solutions has begun to expand its premises with a new production facility added to its Chesterfield location.
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19/02/2021

Dennis Eagle workshops add capacity with Totalkare

Totalkare has supplied mobile lifting and testing equipment at multiple sites across the UK for refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle.
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19/02/2021

The cheque’s in the post for Don-Bur

Don-Bur has won an order for 45 tri-axle lifting deck trailers for Royal Mail.
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18/02/2021

Renault Trucks offers low-entry cab for D Wide Z.E. full-electric rigid

Renault Trucks is introducing a new low entry cab for urban applications, including waste and distribution. The D Wide Z.E. Low Entry Cab is said to offer improved ergonomics, visibility and safety.
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18/02/2021

BID Group opens its doors to a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans from Ciceley ...

So pleased was Bolton-based industrial doors manufacturer BID Group with the six Mercedes-Benz vans it acquired from Ciceley Commercials that it promptly returned with a follow-up order for another 11.
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17/02/2021

Axtec weighs up 30 years in the business

Axle weighing specialist, Axtec, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021 with a special offer for one lucky operator to supply and install (including civil engineering) an Axtec Static Single-Axle Weighbridge for the price of £4,999.00 ...
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16/02/2021

Branded trailer promotes Boughey’s support for food charity FareShare

Boughey Distribution of Cheshire has launched a branded trailer to promote the company’s partnership with food redistribution charity, FareShare, which supports vulnerable people through its network of 11,000 charities.
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16/02/2021

Lytx video telematics solution gets the seal of approval from drivers at Bacton ...

Bacton Transport has implemented Lytx technology to help improve driver safety and performance. The new system will identify risky behaviour, improve training and reduce insurance claims.
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15/02/2021

Six Renault Master chassis cabs for Scottish haulier

Following an increase in business demand since the Coronavirus pandemic, Glasgow-based logistics firm Keedwell Scotland has added six Renault Master chassis cabs with Truckcraft curtainside bodies to its 50-strong fleet.
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15/02/2021

FreshLinc re-equips with Scania S-series trucks

FreshLinc, the Spalding-based temperature-controlled supply chain management specialist, has taken delivery of 20 Scania S-series trucks, all of which are 500 S 6x2/2 mid-lift tractor units equipped with Scania's 493bhp 12.7-litre engine.
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12/02/2021

ContiPressureCheck keeps Kane Group moving

Construction contractor and aggregate supplier Kane Group has praised the benefits of Continental’s tyre pressure monitoring system, ContiPressureCheck, across its fleet of tipper trucks.
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12/02/2021

Hexagon Leasing places order for 100 new IVECO S-WAY trucks

Contract hire, rental and commercial vehicle solutions provider Hexagon Leasing has taken delivery of its first batch of IVECO-S-WAY tractor units at its Derby headquarters.
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11/02/2021

Gregory Distribution installs depot gas store for LNG fleet

Logistics business Gregory Distribution has installed its first Bio-LNG (liquified natural gas) refuelling station.
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11/02/2021

Home Bargains opts for British-built tail-lifts from Access XL

UK discount retailer Home Bargains has chosen Access XL to supply a mixture of column and multi-deck tail lifts for work on multi-drop deliveries to over 500 Home Bargains stores throughout the UK.
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10/02/2021

Bonneted heavy-haul IVECO tractor for G&B Finch

Essex-based earth-moving, aggregates and recycling firm G&B Finch celebrates their 50th year in business with a bespoke bonneted 150t GVW Strator X-WAY heavy-haulage tractor unit.
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10/02/2021

Renault opens service point in Gloucester

Renault Trucks UK and Ireland has announced the further expansion of its dealer network.
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09/02/2021

Scottish construction contractor takes delivery of bespoke step-frame trailer

?D.A. MacDonald has taken delivery of its first Andover Trailers tri-axle step frame.
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08/02/2021

Econ Engineering apprentice ‘has the best job in the world’

An engineering apprentice employed at a North Yorkshire gritter manufacturer has described his job as ‘the best in the world’.
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08/02/2021

Marshall Fleet Solutions named a top European dealer by Thermo King

Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has been awarded the Thermo King Blue Track Select Dealer Accreditation for 2021 by Thermo King Europe.
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05/02/2021

C&C Vehicle Services ramps up capacity to meet van fleet demand

Northampton is home to a brand-new commercial vehicle accident repair centre, opened this week by C&C Vehicle Services to support a surge in demand for workshop capacity – fuelled by the booming home delivery market and increasing numbers ...
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05/02/2021

Tyre firm monitors wear and now corrects wheel alignment with Josam tool

TyreWatch has installed a JOSAM Cam-aligner wheel alignment system to diagnose and correct misaligned vehicles.
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04/02/2021

Go-Ahead launches mental health first aider role

The UK bus operator is training a mental health first aider in every one of its UK and Irish bus companies as part of its long-term commitment to employees’ mental health.
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