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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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01/02/2010

Good cost controls fuel Biogan’s Axor tanker deal

Scottish fuel distributor Brogan Fuels has bought two Mercedes Axor 2543 6 x2 tractive units under a five year contract hire deal, with fleet maintenance support, using Euroway Group.
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29/01/2010

Midi access platform is first for Iveco 7.5 tonner

Yorkshire-based Wilson Access Hire has taken delivery of the first CTE ZED26J truck-mounted aerial access platform in the UK.
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29/01/2010

Langdon selects Schmitz cool trailers for running cost efficiency

Temperature controlled transport provider Langdon Industries, has added 10 new dual compartment refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull to its 20-strong its trailer fleet.
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29/01/2010

Michelin, Volvo embark on innovative tyre research

French tyre manufacturer Michelin has announced that it will step up its cooperation with Volvo Trucks in the search for more energy efficient and environmentally friendly tyres, based on Michelin's low rolling resistance radials.
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28/01/2010

Latest fleet management system promises to save thousands

A real-time, web-based fleet management solution for builders' merchants and construction site suppliers has been developed by Travis Perkins, with Masternaut Three X.
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28/01/2010

Stagecoach UK announces major reduction in fleet’s carbon emissions

The addition of a fuel additive has allowed Stagecoach UK to cut emissions from its buses by 100,000 tonnes over the past five years.
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28/01/2010

Scania reveals 1,000 order truck deal for Stobart and AWJ

Scania has revealed its largest ever order in the UK, with the signing of a 1,000 truck deal under the joint Stobart Group and A W Jenkinson Forest Products procurement agreement.
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28/01/2010

Edson electric panel vans trials look promising in south west

Electricity distribution network operator Western Power Distribution says it is greening its fleet by switching some of its service and maintenance vans to battery power.
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27/01/2010

Volvo to test methane diesel trucks in Sweden

Next month, Volvo Trucks will be starting field trials of its methane-diesel engines in commercial operation with seven Swedish users and an eighth still to be announced.
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27/01/2010

APC Overnight’s new trailers are the shape of things to come

Yorkshire's W Trailer company has supplied APC Overnight's local depot in South Wales with an Eco Urban trailer, which features an aerodynamic trailer, complete with a double deck in the front section.
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27/01/2010

Trailer price rises are inevitable, says Schmitz Cargobull

With signs of a gradual improvement in market conditions, Schmitz Cargobull is warning that trailer prices are likely to rise across Europe very soon.
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26/01/2010

Striking black Daily gears up for HL Smith Transmissions

The first Iveco to join Wolverhampton-based HL Smith Transmissions fleet of light commercials is a striking black Daily 35S12 panel van.
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26/01/2010

Scania sets up for engines deal with US Terex Corporation

Scania is to supply engines for vehicles and heavy equipment to $9.9 billion US construction and industrial equipment manufacturer Terex, following a partnership deal.
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26/01/2010

Durham to be first for Optare Solo EV battery powered buses

Durham County Council is set to become the first local authority in the UK to introduce Optare's Solo EV battery-powered bus into service.
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25/01/2010

Teardrop style rigids are the way forward for the Delivery Co

Northampton-based logistics provider The Delivery Co has introduced the UK's first eight teardrop-bodied distribution vehicles.
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25/01/2010

Plaxton Presidents refurbished well and on time, says LU

Transdev subsidiary London United has 26 ALX400s and six Plaxton Presidents going through repaint and re-panelling, with new seats and trim, at Optare's dedicated refurbishment and upgrade unit in Blackburn.
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22/01/2010

Hydraulic hybrid retrofit programme launched by Eaton

Retrofit versions of Eaton's hydraulic launch assist (HLA) hybrid power system for refuse trucks are to be offered by the company later this year.
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22/01/2010

Compact throttle valve bearings bring efficiency to Dakar Rally vehicles

Vehicles competing in this year's Dakar Rally will be equipped with compact, sealed throttle valve needle roller bearings to protect the engine and withstand pressure peaks.
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21/01/2010

Volvo Trucks gears up for 1,800 more trucks to DHL

Volvo Trucks says it is looking forward to delivering up to 1,800 trucks over the next two years to Deutsche Post DHL, following signing of a frame agreement.
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21/01/2010

Arclid solves tanker weight and cost problems with high spec DAFs

Reduced weight, lower costs and improved driver comfort have all been achieved by Cheshire operator Arclid Transport on its bulk powder tankers, following an interesting specification.
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20/01/2010

Optare's plant oil option claims up to 90% carbon reduction

Courtney Coaches of Bracknell is taking delivery of two Tempo 12 metre buses from Optare, built to run on pure plant oil using Regenatec technology.
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20/01/2010

Safety is driving force behind Nynas' decision for Volvos

Bitumen supplier Nynas UK has taken delivery of another six Volvo FM tractor units, citing build quality, safety, parts support and backup as key reasons for sticking with Volvo.
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19/01/2010

Carrier Transicold carries on up the food chain

Maintaining its 70% share of reefers fitted with temperature control systems, Euro Foods Group has just taken delivery of a MAN TGS 26.320 rigid truck, equipped with Supra 750 multi-temperature system technology from Carrier Transicold.
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19/01/2010

Supertrucks wins the space race

This month marks the launch of the production version of Supertrucks' low-loading Citröen Relay-based Space van.
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18/01/2010

Bevan delivers curtain slider bodies

An investment by drinks distribution company Nectar in two 7.5-tonne trucks represents the sale of the first fast-access curtain slider bodies from the Bevan Group.
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