News

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.

Page 414 of 418 «« 412 414 416 »»
02/03/2010

First company announced for braking

SDC Trailers is the first to be granted type approval to the new UN-ECE braking regulations, which become mandatory in 2012.
» Read More



01/03/2010

Autologic Holdings appoints Scania as service provider

Autologic Holding's Doncaster Vehicle Maintenance Unit is to be managed and operated by Scania (Great Britain) from today.
» Read More



01/03/2010

Trucks most affected in European CV registrations in January

New commercial vehicle registrations of January in the EU totalled 123,527 units, 12% fewer than those registered in January 2009.
» Read More



26/02/2010

Williams Haulage claims full 15% fuel saving from Volvo FH-460 trucks

Denbighshire-based Williams Haulage reports "significantly higher fuel figures than any of their current mixed fleet" from its new Volvo FH-460 6x2's, plated at 44 tonnes.
» Read More



26/02/2010

Health checks offered by Stagecoach on bespoke bus

A joint commitment between BMI Healthcare and Stagecoach will provide the opportunity for employees of the transport group's bus division to undergo free heart checkups.
» Read More



26/02/2010

Vito-based battery powered van unveiled

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled an electric prototype van, based on its Vito model and featuring lithium-ion technology.
» Read More



25/02/2010

RNLI drafts in Mercedes-Benz Actros to help launch boats

Latest addition to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's specialist vehicle fleet is also its first heavy tractor unit – a Mercedes-Benz Actros plated for Special Types at 72 tonnes gcw.
» Read More



25/02/2010

Grahams Family Dairy milks 6.5 tonne Daily chassis cabs

Grahams Family Dairy says it is trialling a move from 7.5 to 6.5 tonners, and has bought two Iveco Daily 65C18 light commercials for the purpose.
» Read More



24/02/2010

Centrebus takes a dozen Solos for new services

Fast-growing independent Centrebus has put a dozen Optare Solos into service at depots in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
» Read More



24/02/2010

Ace Plant goes for versatility with latest eight wheeler

Milton Keynes-based Ace Plant says it has brought forward its truck replacement programme and bagged a new Volvo FM-440 8x2 to handle increasing demand for its specialist hire equipment.
» Read More



23/02/2010

Nestlé Logistics begins tyre switch across fleet

Nestlé Logistics has taken its first step towards fitting its fleet of 197 trailers with Michelin's 455/25 R22.5 One MaxiTrailer tyres.
» Read More



23/02/2010

New DAFs to clock up the miles for ATL

Ascott Transport (ATL) has invested in three DAF CF85s to assist with a an ambitious operation moving raw materials and finished products between Pirelli plants in Burton-on-Trent and Carlisle.
» Read More



22/02/2010

Wales’ oldest brewery tops up its Scania fleet

Wales' oldest operational brewery has taken delivery of three new Scania four-wheel rigid distribution trucks with Bevan curtainsider bodies, from Scania dealership Silurian Scania.
» Read More



22/02/2010

More than 250 exhibitors sign up for the CV Operator show

Organisers of the 2010 Commercial Vehicle Operator Show say they are delighted with the latest exhibitor figures which total more than 250, of which 51 will be exhibiting for the first time.
» Read More



19/02/2010

BPW gears up for UK suspension production

A £500,000 investment in its facility in Leicester has enabled BPW to undertake assembly of suspension systems in the UK for its nationwide heavy trailer customers.
» Read More



19/02/2010

VOSA aiming for more flexibility as it rolls out ATF contract

The eagerly awaited contract for VOSA's new-style authorised testing facilities (ATFs) has been unveiled by the testing agency. Alastair Peoples, CEO of VOSA, responding to previous criticisms of test station closures, says it is his ...
» Read More



18/02/2010

Arriva Southern Counties launches technician training bus

Arriva Southern Counties has launched a bespoke technician training bus, designed to revolutionise its approach by taking training to depots, rather than getting fitters to attend residential courses.
» Read More



18/02/2010

Autohome speaks out for more Renault trucks

Motoring breakdown firm Autohome has taken delivery of a new Renault Master and two Renault Midlum 280.14 trucks as part of its fleet expansion programme.
» Read More



18/02/2010

Volvo specifies Monityre for latest driver CPC training truck

The newest vehicle on Volvo Trucks' Driver CPC training fleet has been fitted with a Monityre tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) from Safe Europe.
» Read More



17/02/2010

Government inflation targets damaged by fuel duty rises, says FTA

The Government has dealt itself a poor hand, having revealed that one of the largest culprits for the rise in inflation last year was fuel costs, Says the FTA,
» Read More



17/02/2010

High spec coaches win Optare Carmarthen route

High spec capability and flexibility led to Optare getting the order for two buses for Ffoshelig Coaches in Wales.
» Read More



17/02/2010

Penske Truck Leasing changes up to UltraShift HV transmissions

More than 1,800 Eaton UltraShift HV-equipped trucks are scheduled to go into Penske Truck Leasing Co's consumer rental fleet in the second quarter of this year.
» Read More



16/02/2010

Cleartech picks Renault trucks for waste handling

Hull-based waste management firm Cleartech Waste Services has taken delivery of a Renault Midlum 240.18 skip loader, a 7.5 tonne Midlum with 20ft steel cage tipper and dump-through tail lift, as well as an eight-wheeler Premium Lander with ...
» Read More



16/02/2010

Fuel cells and hydrogen power to get project funding

Fuel cell and hydrogen technologies are to be stimulated by £7 million worth of new government investment through the Technology Strategy Board.
» Read More



16/02/2010

UK police sign up with Tracker for another five years

The UK police force has extended its contract with stolen vehicle recovery operator Tracker across all 52 units, covering police patrol vehicles and helicopters.
» Read More

Page 414 of 418 «« 412 414 416 »»
Editors Choice
Nick Jones speaks at event
Nick Jones was appointed as the first full-time traffic commissioner for Wales in ...


Brakes halves NOx emissions
Foodservice business Brakes is reporting a 47% reduction in NOx emissions since ...


Bruce McGill named new SOE CEO
The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), the parent group of the IRTE which ...