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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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09/03/2018

Operator cashes in with new integrated fuel and telematics solution

Temperature-controlled and ambient distribution firm Corporate Solutions is reporting fuel savings of more than 8% after introducing a fuel and driver management solution from TomTom Telematics and BP.
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09/03/2018

Ardboe Coldstore expands fleet with new Volvo FH

Temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution firm Ardboe Coldstore has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH-500 tractor.
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09/03/2018

FM Conway paves way for ULEZ compliance with £7m fleet upgrade

Construction services business FM Conway has announced a £7 million investment in its vehicle fleet ahead of the proposed extension of London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ).
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08/03/2018

Krone boxes clever at Multimodal 2018

Krone will be unveiling its new container carrier at the forthcoming Multimodal event (1-3 May; NEC, Birmingham).
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08/03/2018

Van drivers fear losing jobs to automation – report

A report from Mercedes-Benz Vans underlines the depth of the skills crisis and reveals that almost a third of van drivers believe their role could be lost to automation or robots in the next five years.
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08/03/2018

Alfa Travel sees clear benefits with TruTac

Coach operator Alfa Travel is reporting improved fleet visibility and easier compliance with software from TruTac.
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07/03/2018

Goodyear smart tyre monitors pressure and wear

Goodyear has unveiled an intelligent tyre prototype, which uses sensors and cloud-based algorithms to send real-time data to fleet operators via a mobile app.
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07/03/2018

French truck maker relies on Mouvex

French truck maker Cab’s Industries says it relies on Mouvex pumps and compressors for top quality components in its vehicles.
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07/03/2018

Fortec weighs in against HSE ruling

Fortec Distribution Network says the government’s recent decision not to set a maximum weight limit for pallets is “disappointing” and could pose a safety risk.
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06/03/2018

Renault all-electric Master ZE available later this year

Renault has announced that the all-electric Master van will be available at the end of this year, with orders being taken from Q3.
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06/03/2018

Dennis Eagle opens doors to new Leeds service centre

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle is holding an open day on 22 March to mark the official opening of its new Leeds service centre.
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06/03/2018

Ocado awards tyre management deal to Bridgestone

Online supermarket Ocado has awarded a tyre management deal to Bridgestone for its 1,500-strong Mercedes-Benz Sprinter home delivery fleet.
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05/03/2018

New racking system increases carrying capacity of glazing vans

The changing face of the fenestration industry is reflected in an innovative multi-purpose rack launched by glass-carrying transport solutions firm Supertrucks.
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05/03/2018

Gregory Distribution remains attached to Carrier Transicold

Gregory Distribution has continued its longstanding Carrier Transicold specification policy with its latest delivery of five new Don-Bur refrigerated trailers, each equipped with Carrier’s Vector 1550 unit.
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05/03/2018

Travis Perkins takes delivery of 1,000th vehicle from Intercounty

Northampton-based Travis Perkins has taken delivery of its 1,000th vehicle from Mercedes-Benz dealer Intercounty Truck & Van.
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05/03/2018

J Exley steers towards crane-equipped Volvo FH

West Yorkshire-based crane hire and machinery removal firm J Exley has taken delivery of an unusual specification crane-equipped Volvo FH-460 rigid, with three steered axles.
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02/03/2018

People news, March 2018

A round-up of people news and company charity news around the sector.
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02/03/2018

Upgrades and add-ons: telematics systems news round-up

Six telematics providers have something new and improved to offer the market.
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02/03/2018

CoolKit secures exclusive distribution rights for Melform

Fridge van converter CoolKit has secured exclusive UK and Ireland distribution rights for Melform’s range of insulated and temperature-controlled containers.
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02/03/2018

Digital air sensor links to app

In what may be a preview of things to come in heavy vehicle technology, Mann + Hummel presented a digital filter product for off-highway vehicles called Senzit at the 2017 Agritechnica fair in Hanover.
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02/03/2018

Euro Bus Expo opens for visitor registration

Visitor registration is now open for Euro Bus Expo 2018, which returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 30 October to 1 November.
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02/03/2018

BMW Specialist Cars test drives Gratnells trolleys

BMW Specialist Cars, based in Tring, took delivery of a single-width and double-width trolley from Gratnells, putting them through their paces in the workshop on a six-week trial.
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02/03/2018

Upgraded MiX solution delivers for the Post Office

The Post Office is rolling out a nationwide upgrade of its MiX telematics system in 265 cash-in-transit vans and mobile Post Offices.
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01/03/2018

Mone Bros benefits with long-term Harsh policy

Yorkshire-based tipper operator Mone Bros has taken delivery of five new Scania 8x4s, all equipped with Harsh tipping gears – a policy the operator has maintained for more than three decades.
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01/03/2018

Sparks Transport expands with new order for Cartwright

Sparks Transport has placed its first order for new trailers with Cartwright, after previously using the manufacturer’s rental division.
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