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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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30/10/2018

Evenheights on track with bespoke Renault crane truck

Evenheights Specialist Transport has taken delivery of a custom-engineered Renault Range C truck fitted with an 82 tonne-metre crane, for use on its rail infrastructure contracts around London.
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29/10/2018

Government issues Brexit guidance on licences and trailer registrations

The UK government has issued new guidance for operators on commercial vehicle driving licences and trailer registrations, advising what steps should be taken now ahead of 29 March next year when the UK leaves the EU.
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29/10/2018

NP Structures has load security wrapped up with Cartwright

NP Structures has taken delivery of two specially designed trailers from Cartwright, citing price and technical specification as reasons for the deal.
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29/10/2018

Lighten up with fuel and compliance benefits, says Panel Systems

Hauliers could achieve significant reductions on their annual fuel bill by substituting trailer panels with lightweight materials.
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26/10/2018

Transdek to showcase urban double-decker at Freight in the City

Trailer manufacturer Transdek UK will showcase its latest Urban Double Deck (UDD) trailer at the forthcoming Freight in the City Expo (London; 6 November).
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26/10/2018

Tree surgeons chop in previous fleet for Mercedes X Class pick-ups

Tree surgery and clearance contractor Arbor Division has taken delivery of three Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-ups – the first pick-up from Mercedes, launched earlier this year – replacing its fleet from another marque.
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26/10/2018

Samworth sends MAN TGX to Transaid

Samworth Brothers Supply Chain is the latest business to donate a training vehicle to Transaid, for use in the charity’s driver training project in Uganda.
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25/10/2018

Scania P450 transporters loaded with quality features, says haulier

Bruntingthorpe Logistics has taken delivery of two Scania P450 rigids fitted with the new Odyssey trailer bodywork, by Transporter Engineering of Essex.
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25/10/2018

Haulier hooked on benefits of SDC Trailers

Family-run haulier MJ Close & Son has taken delivery of a new semi-trailer, from SDC, citing build quality and ability to customise as key reasons for the deal.
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25/10/2018

Concrete supplier adds versatility with Volvo FMX

Eco-Readymix has taken delivery of a custom-designed Volvo FMX 8x4 rigid for deliveries of concrete, mortar and floor screed.
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24/10/2018

Eminox in ‘multi-million pound’ UK expansion

Emissions-control systems provider Eminox has announced plans for a “multi-million pound” expansion of its Gainsborough manufacturing headquarters.
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24/10/2018

FORS update addresses air quality and terrorism

The latest version of the FORS Standard includes measures for air quality and noise improvement, and guidelines to help operators tackle the threat of terrorism.
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24/10/2018

Continental and Bandvulc fleet services unify under one brand

Continental Tyres is merging its Conti360° Fleet Services network with Bandvulc’s fleet services under a new unified 360° brand.
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23/10/2018

Renault Trucks Exeter apprentice starts Master Technician programme

Renault Trucks has announced that Ryan Thorne from its Exeter dealerpoint is about to embark on the prestigious Master Technician programme.
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23/10/2018

DPD opens first all-electric depot in London

Parcel delivery company DPD has opened the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot in Westminster, central London, and unveiled plans for seven more all-electric sites in the capital.
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23/10/2018

Rushlift raises efficiency of airport equipment maintenance

Rushlift’s ground support equipment (GSE) division is using bespoke wireless mobile column lifts, from TotalKare, to maintain equipment at Gatwick Airport.
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23/10/2018

MoD signs £53m deal with MAN to upgrade logistics fleet

The Ministry of Defence has signed a £53 million deal with MAN Truck & Bus UK for the modernisation of its logistics fleet.
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22/10/2018

RM Hadfield boost fleet efficiency with Volvo FH order

Derbyshire-based operator RM Hadfield Haulage has taken delivery of the first four of a 14-vehicle order of Volvo FH-500 6x2 Lite tractors, citing payload, fuel economy and total cost of ownership as reasons for the deal.
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22/10/2018

Warrens Group fuels up with biogas-powered Eurocargo NP

Recycling business Warrens Group has taken delivery of a 16-tonne IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power, which it is fuelling with biogas produced from its own food waste collections.
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22/10/2018

Merritts weighs in with £1.4m investment in vehicles and equipment

Heavy machinery transporter Joseph Merritt Group is investing £1.4 million in additional transport and lifting equipment, as part of its five-year growth strategy.
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19/10/2018

Stralis NP completes ‘longest ever’ trip on single tank of LNG

Truck maker IVECO has announced that a Stralis NP truck from the UK has set a new record, travelling from London to Madrid on a single fill of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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19/10/2018

DSV praises MAN silver service with 1,000th UK truck

Global transport and logistics business DSV has taken delivery of its 1,000th truck in the UK from MAN Truck and Bus.
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19/10/2018

Bulk savings for aggregates firm with new Michelin policy

Shire Aggregates has specified Michelin tyres for 12 new MAN 32-tonne 8x4 tippers and adopted a Michelin policy as standard for future tyre purchases, after a two-year “eye-opening” trial revealed savings of £26,000 a year.
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18/10/2018

MiX Telematics to showcase new technology at Euro Bus Expo

MiX Telematics will be unveiling the latest version of its in-cab driver-coaching device, RIBAS+, at the forthcoming Euro Bus Expo event (NEC, Birmingham: 30 October to 1 November).
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18/10/2018

Bus operators tap into smarter vision with cameras

First Glasgow and Trentbarton have become the first operators to use buses from Alexander Dennis (ADL) equipped with cameras and internal displays instead of traditional mirrors.
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