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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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09/07/2019

Lawn supplier gives green light to DAF-Harsh combination

Artificial grass supplier Eternal Lawns has taken delivery of two 18-tonne Harsh hookloaders, mounted on 3.45m wheelbase DAF LF chassis, describing the bespoke combination as “the perfect operating solution”.
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09/07/2019

Sparshatt Truck & Van opens new £2m Dartford dealership

Mercedes-Benz dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van has opened a new £2m dealership in Kent, and is inviting operators to view the facility at an open day on Thursday 11 July.
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09/07/2019

Kent County Council trials first Renault Master ZE

Kent County Council (Kent CC) is introducing its first electric minibus, a Renault Trucks Master ZE, which will be operated by disabled charity Compaid.
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08/07/2019

Continental grows CV fleet service offering with another acquisition

Continental Tyre Group has acquired R&J Strang Tyre Service, a family-run business servicing commercial vehicle fleets across Scotland from its four depots.
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08/07/2019

Eminox opens new retrofit service centre

Eminox has opened a new retrofit service and support centre in Stoke-on-Trent, to meet growing demand for its emissions control products.
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08/07/2019

Exclusive autonomous bus demos at Coach & Bus UK

Visitors to Coach & Bus UK, at the NEC Birmingham on 2-3 October, will be able to ride in the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus, which is being trialled by Stagecoach.
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05/07/2019

Oakley Transport weighs in with Krone Coil Liner

Hereford-based logistics operator Arthur Oakley Transport says it has boosted payload and flexibility since adding a Krone Coil Liner curtainsider to its HGV fleet.
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05/07/2019

Bus operator cleans up with exhaust aftertreatment systems

First West Yorkshire, part of FirstGroup, has retrofitted exhaust aftertreatment systems to 21 buses operating on three routes in Calderdale.
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05/07/2019

SmartDrive announces death of Aidan Rowsome

Telematics business SmartDrive Systems has announced the death of Aidan Rowsome, its vice president EMEA, following a light aircraft accident on 14 June.
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04/07/2019

DAF takes centre stage at entertainment industry haulier

Fly By Nite, international haulier for the entertainment and events industry, has added five more DAF XF 480 FT low-deck tractor units to its fleet, citing the marque’s reliability.
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04/07/2019

Nottingham to open first electric vehicle service centre

Nottingham City Council is opening an electric vehicle service centre this summer – believed to be the first in the UK run by a local authority – saying its fleet team will be able to tap into a market “on the verge of rapid growth”.
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04/07/2019

Skip hire and recycling business returns to Thompsons

Recycling and skip hire business D&E Roberts has taken delivery of four new tipper trucks, all equipped with Loadmaster bodies from Thompsons.
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03/07/2019

IVECO S-Way 4x2 tractor, first of a series, is unveiled in Spain

The on-road IVECO S-way is the first vehicle in the new IVECO Way heavy range, featuring a new cab design and extra connected services. It was launched at a global event held in Madrid.
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03/07/2019

First new Volvo truck for HC Wilson Transport

Suffolk-based HC Wilson Transport has taken delivery of its first new Volvo truck, a high specification FH-540 8x4 tridem tractor.
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03/07/2019

Spanish fuel distributor relies on Blackmer TX pumps

Madrid’s largest fuel distributor Reques e Hijos says Blackmer’s TX Series pumps are its preferred truck-mounted and loading bay units, delivering durability and reliability for its heating oil and diesel distribution operation.
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03/07/2019

Scaffolding business adds first Isuzu trucks to fleet

Scottish scaffolding business Abscaff has taken delivery of its first Isuzu trucks, with four Grafter Green 3.5-tonne dropside rigids joining the 22-strong fleet.
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02/07/2019

Ford revs up plans for commercial vehicle profitability in Europe

Ford says it intends to double its commercial vehicle profitability in Europe in the next five years, as part of a shake-up of its business model.
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02/07/2019

Exhaust and emissions diagnostics: ‘think again’, says ELTA

Technicians may be misdiagnosing exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) failures or failing to address the underlying issues of EGR valve failures, according to vehicle aftermarket product and service supplier ELTA Automotive.
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02/07/2019

Royal Mail delivers award-winning apprentice technician

An apprentice vehicle technician at Royal Mail’s fleet workshop in Chichester has won a top prize at the Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.
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01/07/2019

Open and shut case: operator rates urban double-decker from Gray & Adams

James Hall & Co has added to its 70-strong refrigerated transport fleet with an 11.4m urban double-deck trailer from preferred supplier Gray & Adams.
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01/07/2019

Boughey Distribution rolls out Effitrailer for 236-strong fleet

Boughey Distribution is rolling out Michelin’s Effitrailer telematics system across its 236-strong trailer fleet, following a successful trial.
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01/07/2019

WABCO shareholders approve acquisition by ZF

Shareholders of braking systems supplier WABCO have approved the company’s acquisition by German commercial vehicle technology business ZF Friedrichshafen.
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28/06/2019

Renault boss predicts ‘remarkable year’ for electric vehicles

Carlos Rodrigues, managing director of Renault Trucks UK & Ireland, has set out the truck maker’s commitment to all-electric vehicles, saying this will be “a remarkable year for electromobility”.
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28/06/2019

Textar launches new lubricant for brake systems

Brake brand Textar has launched Hydra Tec, a lubricant for hydraulic components in brake and clutch systems.
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28/06/2019

Kelly International makes informed decision with trailer telematics

Kent-based haulier Kelly International has upgraded its trailer fleet with six new Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, fitted with the manufacturer’s trailer telematics system to boost trailer uptime, visibility and security.
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