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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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09/04/2010

Bevan signs new deal for graphics division

Bodybuilder Bevan Group has added a graphics team to its operation in a bid to grow the company in different directions.
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09/04/2010

MAN CLA trucks business booming in Asia and Africa

MAN CLA says it's made a good start in 2010, with agreements already signed totalling 1,200 units, most for Indonesia, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, South Africa and Morocco.
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08/04/2010

WR Refrigeration stays cool with Mercedes Vito

Leicester-based refrigeration contractor WR Refrigeration has taken delivery of 97 Vito 111CDIs – two the long-bodied variants, the remainder compacts – from city dealer Mertrux.
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08/04/2010

Transport engineers show opens next week in Birmingham

Two halls of Birmingham's NEC will play host to the biggest commercial vehicle operator event of the year from 13 to 15 April, when the Commercial Vehicle Operator Show arrives in the city.
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07/04/2010

Nottingham add 10 more Optare Scania Omni-Dekkas

Ten more Scania Omni-Dekka double-deck buses, delivered to Nottingham City Transport from Optare's Blackburn plant, takes Nottingham's total to 134 out of a fleet of 330.
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07/04/2010

Pilkington gets seven shiny new Supertrucks DAFs

Pilkington has specified seven specialist coach-built bodies for 18-tonne gvw DAF LF 55-220 chassis cabs, with a 9.5 tonne payload, from Supertrucks.
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06/04/2010

Be prepared for stricter sideguards checks

From next month (May), vehicle sideguards will be subject to stricter compliance checks during VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) annual testing.
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06/04/2010

Research shows half of all truck drivers do not belt up

A study undertaken by research institute CEESAR has discovered that, while the use of seat belts by European truck drivers is on the rise, fewer than half of those behind the wheel bother to use the safety device.
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02/04/2010

CV Operator Show set to answer burning transport questions

For operators and vehicle makers concerned with keeping existing vehicles running longer and more efficiently, as well as coping with new legislation, the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Operator Show (13—15 April) should provide answers.
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01/04/2010

Arla variable deck trailer set to improve dairy capacity by 50%

In a bid to massively increase load capacity and fleet efficiency, Arla Foods has invested in its first variable deck trailer.
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01/04/2010

Preston gets brand new MAN truck and bus centre

This week sees the opening of MAN's new purpose-built truck and bus dealership in Preston, on the Walton Summit Industrial Estate at Bamber Bridge.
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31/03/2010

All-electric Vito prototype is ready to rock ‘n’ roll

A prototype electric version of the Vito Taxi is now ready for trials, having been designed and built in just six months by a consortium involving Zytek, Valence Technology, Penso and Mercedes-Benz UK, which donated the base vehicle.
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30/03/2010

Fuso Canter Hybrid passes London trials halfway stage with flying colours

With the UK Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid truck trials now 18 months in, and at the half way mark, Mercedes has released what it sees as encouraging results so far.
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30/03/2010

CV registration results for February announced

The EU saw a decline in commercial vehicle registrations of 3.1% in February, according to ACEA (the Eurolpean Automobile Manufacturers' Association), with a total of 121,510 units being registered during that period.
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30/03/2010

Mercedes trucks are cream of the crop for Pattemores

Environmental compatibility was the key criterion for dairy distribution specialist Pattemores Transport when it bought its latest 6x2 Mercedes-Benz Axor 2533 26-tonne tanker.
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29/03/2010

Double-deck trailer trial at APC Overnight

The first stage of a major overhaul of the entire trailer fleet at APC Overnight has begun, with the first big change being the arrival of a Don-Bur aerodynamic double-deck trailer, currently undergoing trials at the distribution outfit.
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29/03/2010

Hose repair specialist goes the Mercedes Sprinter route

The Kilmarnock and Paisley franchise for mobile hydraulic hose repairer Pirtek has gone for a Mercedes-Benz, a Sprinter 313CDI to deliver rapid response.
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29/03/2010

Volvo FH-480 delivers best fuel economy for Paterson heavy trunking

Westbury, Wiltshire bulk cereals haulage operator Richard Paterson says its new Volvo FH-480 is giving the best fuel economy fleet-wide, operating at a full 44 tonnes.
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26/03/2010

Kent haulier stops damage and speeds loading on freepost trailers

Kent-based haulier Salvatori has taken delivery of eight new Schmitz Cargobull SCS Freepost curtainsider trailers, selected for their flexibility of loading.
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25/03/2010

Saints in record MAN used truck deal

Airfreight haulage specialist Saints Transport has signed the largest ever retail order for used trucks through MAN's used truck programme, MAN TopUsed.
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25/03/2010

Whale Tankers and DAF branded Best of British

Whale Tankers' customer, the drainage services, truck and plant hire firm, SP Holding of Telford, is challenging UK operators to buy the best of British.
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25/03/2010

4 Shires runs up builders merchants with 3.5 tonne Canter

Rugby-based builders merchant 4 Shires has bought a 3.5-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 3C15 to service its second depot, in Daventry, just opened.
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25/03/2010

Stobart Group enters venture with AW Jenkinson

Stobart Group has taken a controlling interest in a newly formed company, Stobart Biomass Products (SBPL), alongside wood-based biomass supplier AW Jenkinson Forest Products (AWJFP).
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24/03/2010

Aberdeen haulage operator suspended following truck wheel detachment

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has suspended Aberdeen-based haulage operator W & H Leslie's licence for 10 days from 23.59 on March 31, following a truck wheel detachment on the A90 near Finavon, Forfar, Angus.
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24/03/2010

Special protection for vital bus service data

Transport for London's (TfL) latest bus workshop has been fitted with 2km of flexible conduit from Flexicon, to protect the cabling for an oil management system installed at the site.
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