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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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02/05/2019

Tuffnells drives up safety measures with new campaign

Parcels business Tuffnells has introduced a new trailer fleet, retrofitted dashcams to older vehicles and invested in vehicle cargo safety nets as part of a new health and safety initiative.
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01/05/2019

New guide to cleaner, greener van fleets

A new guide to low-emission vans is described as “an essential read” for operators looking to clean up their light commercial vehicle fleets.
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01/05/2019

Murphy switches to Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids for London ULEZ

Construction and engineering contractor J Murphy & Sons has invested in 20 hybrid diesel-electric Fuso Canter tippers for use within London’s ultra low emissions zone (ULEZ).
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01/05/2019

Highways England funds 12-month tests on tyre management technology

Highways England is urging HGV operators to capitalise on the benefits of improved tyre management, highlighting the potential of WheelRight’s drive-over technology.
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30/04/2019

Fuelling solutions business rebrands to OTS Group

Fuelling solutions business Oil Tank Supplies has changed its name to OTS Group as part of a rebranding exercise to better reflect its portfolio of services.
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30/04/2019

Peterbilt tests Allison e-axle in Class 8 truck

US truck manufacturer Peterbilt is testing a new axle for electric vehicles, supplied by Allison Transmission.
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30/04/2019

Mobile Services raises flexibility with Mercedes Actros

Leicestershire-based commercial vehicle logistics operator Mobile Services has taken delivery of a low-framed 26-tonne Actros 2535 LnR ENA, which has been fitted with a Belle Trailers transporter body.
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29/04/2019

First Bus goes digital in major fleet maintenance project

First Bus is beginning a widescale modernisation project for maintenance of its UK fleet, rolling out an enterprise asset management (EAM) system from software business Infor.
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29/04/2019

Coop opens vehicle maintenance unit at distribution centre

Retailer Coop is opening a new vehicle maintenance unit (VMU) at its distribution site in Wellingborough, run in partnership with Scania dealer TruckEast.
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29/04/2019

Don-Bur targets new market with £4m investment

Don-Bur has announced a £4 million investment to mass produce a range of standard product types, including curtainsider and box van trailers, and a new double-deck design for pallet network operators.
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26/04/2019

r2c Online launches live video streaming technology

Software provider r2c Online says technician productivity could be transformed with its live video streaming technology, which it will be launching at the forthcoming CV Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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26/04/2019

TruTac launches integrated driver compliance system

TruTac is launching a new integrated version of its TruLicence system at next week’s Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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26/04/2019

SmartWitness in action at Commercial Vehicle Show

SmartWitness is showcasing three new and upgraded video telematics software solutions at the Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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25/04/2019

Brigade marches in with new driver display

Vehicle safety systems supplier Brigade Electronics will be launching its new Ultrasonic Detection on-screen display (pictured), an integrated device designed to reduce information overload for drivers, at the forthcoming Commercial ...
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25/04/2019

Chereau boxes clever with lightweighting strategy

Chereau will be demonstrating the progress of its Inogam Evo multi-year product evolution strategy at next week’s Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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25/04/2019

MAN delivers multiple UK debuts at CV Show

MAN Truck & Bus UK will be exhibiting a range of vehicles at next week’s Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May), from the 5-tonne TGE minibus and the 3.5-tonne TGE flatframe chassis cowl, through to the 6x2 TGX XLion flagship ...
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24/04/2019

Giti spotlight on new trailer tyre and racing truck

Tyre manufacturer Giti will be exhibiting its new GTR955 Combi Road trailer tyre at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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24/04/2019

Stoneridge smart tacho showcase at NEC

Stoneridge will be showcasing its new smart tachograph – the SE5000 Connekt – and Annex 1C workshop offering at next week’s Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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24/04/2019

Cool line-up from Thermo King and Frigoblock

Thermo King and Frigoblock will be presenting ranges of electric, hybrid and lower emission diesel solutions for the UK transport sector at the Commercial Vehicle Show, next week at the NEC (30 April to 2 May).
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23/04/2019

Date for your diary: Treka Everyday launch

Brighouse-based manufacturer Treka Bus will be revealing its latest minibus at the Commercial Vehicle Show later this month (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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23/04/2019

Mandata unveils new mobile technologies

Software provider Mandata will be showcasing its range of advanced integrated cloud and mobile transport management systems at the Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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23/04/2019

Michelin to showcase new tyres and safety systems

Michelin will be exhibiting its latest Agilis CrossClimate tyre as well as two wheel and tyre safety systems, when it takes up its position at the Commercial Vehicle Show later this month (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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19/04/2019

Transdek lifts curtain on new Wedge double-decker

Transdek UK will be unveiling a new 52-pallet curtainside Wedge double-deck trailer at the Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC, Birmingham (30 April to 2 May).
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19/04/2019

Hankook rolls into Birmingham with expanding portfolio

Hankook Tyre UK will be rolling into the NEC, Birmingham later this month with a growing portfolio of commercial tyres, including its first for electric buses.
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19/04/2019

Vehicle safety systems under one roof for ECCO

ECCO Safety Group will be demonstrating its range of vehicle safety solutions for the first time under the ECCO brand at the forthcoming Commercial Vehicle Show (NEC; 30 April to 2 May).
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