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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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28/06/2010

Making eco-driver training mandatory won’t work, says FTA

Department for Transport (DfT) proposals to make eco-driving training a mandatory part of Driver CPC training have been rejected by the FTA (Freight Transport Association).
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25/06/2010

Boije Ovebrink sets world truck records in Volvo VN

On June 9, race truck driver Boije Ovebrink set a new world truck speed record in both the 500 metre and 1,000 metre standing-start events.
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24/06/2010

FTA advises on van loading arrangements

FTA (the Freight Transport Association) has published a best practice guide for transport managers to safely securing loads in vans.
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24/06/2010

Leyland Trucks wins Best British Business Award

Leyland Trucks in Preston is celebrating today after winning Best Overall Business at the 2010 Manufacturing Excellence (MX) Awards in London last night (23 June).
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24/06/2010

MAN aftermarket price cuts programme proving popular

MAN Truck & Bus UK says parts sales are "showing steady improvement" since launching its 'Valueline' parts programme in March.
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23/06/2010

Auto transmissions to slash motor sizes in electric hybrids

Automatic gearboxes can improve the efficiency of hybrid-electric military vehicles, says automatic transmission specialist Antonov.
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23/06/2010

Tipper I-Shift cuts fuel consumption for R Collard’s Volvos

Demolition, disposal and recycling specialist R Collard's latest pair of Volvo eight-wheelers have been equipped with the I-Shift automated gearbox – and the firm says it is already seeing benefits.
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22/06/2010

Micheldever Tyre Services plumps for Mercedes and Montracon

Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS) has taken delivery of 15 new Mercedes-Benz Axor tractor units and 25 aerodynamic Montracon trailers.
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22/06/2010

Study suggests incentives needed for aggressive emissions cutting technologies

Technologies likely to deliver carbon emissions cuts from commercial vehicles capable of meeting government targets are going to require financial incentives to drive development and uptake.
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21/06/2010

Fuel tax needs urgent reform, FTA tells Treasury

Fuel duty, road charging and decoupling duty for diesel for commercial vehicles were key agenda issues, when the FTA met Justine Greening MP, the new Economic Secretary last week.
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21/06/2010

Mitsubishi Fuso selects Allison for Aero Star Transit Bus

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has specified Allison's T310 fully automatic transmission for its new Aero Star large transit bus in Japan.
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18/06/2010

Veolia chooses EEV-engine Mercedes for Camden

The first Mercedes-Benz Econic refuse trucks to be factory-fitted with ultra-clean EEV (enhanced environmentally friendly vehicle) engines have now entered service in the London borough of Camden.
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17/06/2010

Telematics boost North Lincolnshire refuse collection vehicles

North Lincolnshire Council and vehicle tracking firm Masternaut Three X have developed a web-based telematics system that, they say, is increasing refuse collection and gulley cleansing performance.
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16/06/2010

Tincknell Fuels orders third Volvo narrow-track tanker

The first two Volvo narrow-track fuel tankers in the UK capable of carrying 11,000-litres have been successfully plying their trade with Tincknell Fuels of Wells in Somerset.
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16/06/2010

Optare wins eur1.9 million maintenance contract

Optare, which recently reported an eur13 million contract to supply 66 hybrid buses to Greater Manchester, has now confirmed the repair and maintenance contract.
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16/06/2010

Glastonbury festival road layer gets MAN 6x2 specials

MAN is supplying 14 new TGX 26.440 full-air 6x2 rigids to temporary access system supplier Eve.
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16/06/2010

Total launches AdBlue on first five forecourts

Total UK is now offering AdBlue HGV additives from a pump dispenser on five of its UK forecourts.
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15/06/2010

Keltruck’s three heroes on display at air action day

Keltruck displayed three vintage Scanias at the 'Help for Heroes' Action Day at Throckmorton Airfield, Pershore, last Sunday (13 June), as part of the Throckmorton Air Show.
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15/06/2010

Giti Tire reports strong CV Operator show

GITI Tire (UK) has gone on record, saying that it was "extremely pleased" with the Commercial Vehicle Operator show.
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15/06/2010

Stagecoach co-founder and chief executive honoured

The chief executive of Stagecoach Group, Brian Souter, has received a major European award for a career in service to public transport.
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15/06/2010

Squeeze formed wheels are lighter and stronger

Squeeze formed wheels for the Warrior FV150 Infantry Fighting Vehicle are 35% lighter and have a performance life four times longer than traditional forged steel wheels for armoured fighting vehicles, according to GKN Land Systems.
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14/06/2010

CV Show 2011 preparations go from strength to strength

Spurred on by the success of the CV Operator show and the commitment of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, there is optimism in the commercial vehicle industry surrounding the CV Show 2011.
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14/06/2010

Tow Show set for new Roger Dyson innovations

Vehicle recovery bodybuilder Roger Dyson will unveil the biggest accident unit it has ever built on a four-axle chassis, at the European Tow Show 2010, being held in Telford from 24 to 26 June.
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14/06/2010

Hickmans’ goes for Mercedes reliability and support

Distribution firm Hickmans of Kidderminster says its new Mercedes-Benz trucks – the first it's bought for 27 years – were acquired for the brand's reliability and after sales support.
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11/06/2010

Vito models join RHC Lifting fleet

Lifting specialist RHC Lifting has taken delivery of nine Mercedes-Benz Sprinters, under a contract that has seen the dealer, Bristol's City West Commercials, take back six non-Mercedes vehicles in part exchange.
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