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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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14/07/2021

Renault launches T, T High C and K truck design evolution

Renault Trucks is upgrading its T, T High, C and K ranges in 2021, an evolution said to be the most important evolution since the total renewal of the manufacturer's ranges in 2013.
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13/07/2021

Optare and Ashok Leyland operations become Switch Mobility

Switch Mobility Ltd has been formed by combining the electric commercial vehicle operations of Ashok Leyland and the former Optare company to produce net zero carbon buses and light commercial vehicles.
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13/07/2021

Eberspacher acquires Vairex air systems to join hydrogen fuel cell supply chain

Automotive supplier Eberspacher enters the fast-growing market of hydrogen and fuel cell technology with the acquisition ViCTORi LLC, trading as Vairex air systems.
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12/07/2021

Vaculug launches the ‘world’s first’ A-rated retread tyre

Vaculug claims to have launched the world’s first ‘A’-rated retread tyre.
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12/07/2021

New Volvo FMX rigids on tank duty for Suttons

Suttons Tankers has taken delivery of 14 new Volvo FMXs, the first rigids to join its fleet, after trialling a demonstrator supplied by local dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials.
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09/07/2021

FSEW orders UK’s first electric tractor units from DAF Trucks

DAF Trucks has received an order for two new DAF CF Electric tractor units from Cardiff-based international freight forwarders Freight Systems Express Wales (FSEW). It is the UK’s first order for battery electric heavy tractor units, as ...
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09/07/2021

Maritime invests in fleet safety and visibility with CameraMatics

Maritime Transport has partnered with CameraMatics to fit connected smart camera systems across its entire fleet.
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08/07/2021

Continental tests tyres on electric truck with Europe’s largest battery

A rigid vehicle converted to battery-electric has been on test with courier firm DPD in Switzerland since early 2021.
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07/07/2021

Premiere for the first international biogas bus

In a collaboration between Scania, mobility provider Flixbus and gas supplier Gasum, the first long distance coach running on biogas will operate the Stockholm-Oslo route. Powered by liquid biogas (LBG), the coach will reduce climate ...
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07/07/2021

ETB cuts accident and fleet costs with telematics and tyre solutions

Tyres and automotive parts distributor ETB (Exhausts, Tyres and Batteries) has seen a 40% reduction in accidents and is set for insurance savings of up to £30,000 following the introduction of the Webfleet fleet management platform.
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06/07/2021

Wrightbus launches rapid-charge double deck

Wrightbus has unveiled the latest addition to its zero-emission arsenal - a rapid-charge electric double-deck.
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06/07/2021

Voice-based inspection tech planned in Dakota and Truckfile collaboration

Fleet and workshop management company Truckfile is collaborating with real-time data capture firm Dakota Integrated Solutions to develop a voice-based solution for vehicle maintenance and inspection.
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05/07/2021

Truck OEMs to partner up on European electric charging network for commercial ...

Three commercial vehicle manufacturers Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group (including Scania and MAN) have agreed to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for battery electric heavy-duty long-haul ...
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02/07/2021

Renault buys west Kent dealer

Renault Truck Commercials has announced the further expansion of its network programme with the acquisition of Faversham-based KTS Trucks Ltd and KTS Rentals Ltd, effective 1 July 2021. The move coincides with the retirement of KTS ...
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02/07/2021

Lawrence David supplies 85 trailers to Knowles Transport

Knowles Transport has purchased 85 trailers from trailer manufacturer Lawrence David as growth continues following a hike in demand for their services across all areas of the business.
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01/07/2021

Daimler launches serial production of eActros

Following two years of user testing, Mercedes-Benz is launching serial production of the battery-electric eActros truck, with the first vehicles rolling off the line in autumn 2021.
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01/07/2021

VCS to unveil new MAN-based low floor bariatric ambulance for St John Ambulance

Ambulance conversion specialist VCS is set to unveil Europe’s first 5.0t front-wheel drive, single rear-wheel modular ambulance.
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29/06/2021

New parts hub and head office for DAF dealer Adams Morey

The two-storey 17,000 sqft building in Nursling, Southampton, which also offers an additional 4,500 sq ft of mezzanine storage, is also the new home of Adams Morey’s head office team.The facility became fully operational on 1 June 2021.
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29/06/2021

Extract Engineering's injector investment

An engineering firm specialising in common rail diesel fuel systems has invested £120,000 in new technology to repair smart injectors.
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29/06/2021

Tamworth truck and van workshop is the new jewel in Sapphire’s crown

Independent commercial vehicle repairer Sapphire Vehicle Services has taken the wraps off the first in a planned national network of all-makes truck and van depots.
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29/06/2021

Harsh skiploader goes the distance at JG Pears

JG Pears, a UK processor of animal by-products and food waste, has put into service a Harsh skiploader that is destined to cover more than 1.5 million km for the company. This unit is also the first to feature Harsh’s latest skip locking ...
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28/06/2021

Fuel-saving champion for long-distance transport: Conti Ecoplus scores highly ...

Less rolling resistance, higher fuel efficiency: Continental is offering fleet operators an optimised commercial vehicle tyre thanks to the latest update to its Conti EcoPlus tyre family, the Conti EcoPlus 3+.
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28/06/2021

Don-Bur’s new ‘Polar-Bur’ trailer debuts with TIP Trailer Services

Forming the centrepiece of TIP’s recent open day event was the brand new ‘Polar-Bur’ temperature-controlled lifting deck trailer from manufacturer Don-Bur.
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28/06/2021

New split-body fridge design for T. Quality

T. Quality has worked with Fraikin and commercial vehicle bodybuilder Paneltex on an all-new design of split-load rigid bodies for 10 trucks.
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28/06/2021

Vaculug company invests £500,000 in forklifts

Commercial vehicle tyre retreading firm Vaculug has announced a £500,000 investment in a new forklift programme, and purchase of 11 forklift trucks from Linde Material Handling.
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