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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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10/06/2010

Stobart Group selects SDC for curtainsiders

Operations of the Stobart Group throughout the UK and Ireland will be boosted from the second half of 2010, thanks to the company placing an order with SDC Trailers for 300 curtainsiders.
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10/06/2010

Volvo says it’s time for better driver training

Inadequate driver training is responsible for a loss of income and human life, according to Volvo Trucks.
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09/06/2010

AA DriveTech wins TfL’s FORS assessment contract

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed AA DriveTech to manage the initial bronze assessment process for the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) in London.
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09/06/2010

North East announces first EV-only apprenticeship

The UK's first apprenticeship scheme purely for electric vehicles has been established in the North East of England.
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09/06/2010

Most advanced recycling tanker yet bound for Scotland

Taylors Industrial Services of Aberdeen, one of the largest family owned waste management firms in Scotland, has taken delivery of an an advanced Kaiser-Whale sewer cleaning Jet-Vac with continuous dirty water recycling.
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08/06/2010

Fuel management service makes savings for Maxi Haulage

Haulage, distribution and logistics provider Maxi Haulage's managing director, Alan Miles, says he is "quite optimistic" over the results of trials with Volvo's Fuel Management Service (FMS) at his company's Wrexham depot.
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08/06/2010

Pall-Ex spreads the TISS TankSafe word

UK palletised distribution network Pall-Ex has announced it is to promote TankSafe fuel security and safety devices from TISS to all of its 100 members.
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07/06/2010

Gatwick Group lifts efficiency with Masternaut tracking

Aviation and construction transport services firm Gatwick Group says it has installed vehicle tracking and mobile computer systems to improve operational efficiencies and customer service.
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07/06/2010

Raymond Brown goes for Renault Kerax tippers

Ringwood-based Raymond Brown Minerals and Recycling has taken delivery of four new Renault Kerax 410.32 8x4 trucks, fitted with Abba tipping bodies.
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07/06/2010

City Link standardises on Iveco Eurocargo for 7.5 tonners

Having evaluated a range of commercial vehicles, express delivery firm City Link says it has selected the Iveco Eurocargo for all 7.5 tonne operations.
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07/06/2010

Irtec licensing scheme enters alliance with IMI

An agreement has now been signed between IRTE and IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) to jointly develop the irtec technician licensing scheme.
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04/06/2010

MAN Latin America launches dual fuel truck with pure biodiesel

MAN Latin America has supplied three operators with its first trucks capable of running on B100 (100% biodiesel) or regular diesel, using what the company refers to as new dual-fuel technology.
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04/06/2010

Renault Trucks continues to gain ground in the UK truck market

April's registration figures for new trucks show Renault apparently outperforming Iveco, Volvo and MAN, and achieving an average 8.94% market share, above 6 tonnes.
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03/06/2010

Volvo predicts a decade of design changes for trucks

The design director at Volvo Truck Corporation is predicting a big change in the design of trucks over the next 10 years. Rickard Orell made the announcement as he unveiled the manufacturer's own vision of the future, Concept Truck 2020.
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03/06/2010

Maynes confirms MAN and Neoplan over Volvo

Maynes of Buckie, the corporate hire and tour operator, has taken delivery of six new MAN and Neoplan touring coaches.
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03/06/2010

Fuel and energy questions answered by new website

Fuel supplier Crown Oil UK's new website provides advice on environmental best practice and fuel storage regulations, as well as detailing its services for red diesel and road fuel, utility connections and scheduled deliveries.
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02/06/2010

Property maintenance firm chooses Citroën

PH Jones, the specialist property maintenance and utility metering company, has started the process of receiving 850 Berlingo and Dispatch vans from Citroën.
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02/06/2010

VDO offers massive training discounts

Vehicle tachograph systems supplier VDO has announced that it is offering a 50% discount on its TIS-Web training courses, for orders placed in June.
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02/06/2010

Pets at Home fleet gets new Cartwright trailers

Distribution firm CM Downton has ordered 80 more curtainsiders and six double deck trailers from Cartwright Group, bringing its total to more than 580.
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02/06/2010

ScS sofas takes 10 more Mercedes-Benz Ategos

Sofa specialist ScS has bought 10 new 7.5-tonne Atego 816s fitted with GRP boxes, built to its specification by Dependable Bodies, of Gateshead.
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01/06/2010

More mapping visibility from Cybit

Cybit has launched a mapping suite for its Fleetstar-Online telematics and vehicle tracking software, which offers fleet operators three configurable options.
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01/06/2010

Munich expects 30% less CO2: from first MAN hybrid city bus

Munich Transportation Company (MVG) is the first metropolis in Europe to put the first MAN Lion's City Hybrid bus into service, with an expectation of up to 30% less CO2 emissions.
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01/06/2010

Canter delivers the daily bread for Gibbon baker

Newport-based baker D Gibbon & Sons has taken delivery of a 3.5-tonne Mitsubishi Fuso Canter and declares itself so pleased that it has already ordered another.
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28/05/2010

Stoneywood Motors bounces back from disaster

Vehicle recovery specialist Stoneywood Motors has emerged from a torrid time, following an arson attack on its Sowerby Bridge headquarters, with new recovery trucks from Roger Dyson Group.
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27/05/2010

High spec Solo brings flexibility at Acklams of Beverley

Upping the internal specification of a new Solo SR bus has brought added flexibility to Acklams of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
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