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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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08/06/2018

WT Transport drives growth plans with pre-owned Mercedes trucks

Warehousing and haulage operator WT Transport has moved to a new, larger facility in Northampton to meet increased demand for its services.
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08/06/2018

Dreams upgrades trailer fleet with £2.5m order from Asset Alliance

Bed business Dreams has updated its fleet with a £2.5 million order for 53 trailers, supplied through Asset Alliance Group.
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08/06/2018

Bus operator boosts workshop efficiency with mobile data

Cardiff Bus is introducing tablets for its workshop engineers to reduce paperwork and improve the management of maintenance and compliance for its 231-strong fleet.
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08/06/2018

People news, June 2018

The founder of Wrights Group, Sir William Wright, has been made a Knight Bachelor of the British Empire by HRH the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace. Sir William’s knighthood was announced in the 2018 new year’s honours list in ...
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08/06/2018

Four OEMs announce new truck tyres

Michelin has launched its first fuel-saving tyre range for regional haulage operations. The Michelin X Multi Energy replaces the X MultiWay 3D regional tyre, which is said to match its predecessor’s fuel efficiency but delivers up to 20% ...
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07/06/2018

Level 4 vehicle technician trailblazer apprenticeship proposed

S&B Automotive Academy has proposed extending the commercial vehicle technician trailblazer apprenticeship to its highest level so far, level 4, extending existing level three apprenticeships in bus and coach, and HGV engineering.
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07/06/2018

Eighth annual IRTE Skills Challenge underway

The IRTE's annual Skills Challenge for bus and coach technicians has returned bigger and better in June 2018.
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07/06/2018

Shell Starship achieves stellar fuel efficiency in US test run

The Shell ‘Starship’, a concept truck designed to push the boundaries of fuel performance, has completed its US coast-to-coast run, achieving 2.5 times the typical freight hauling efficiency.
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07/06/2018

Wrights Group warns of more job cuts

Bus builder Wrights Group has announced that a further 95 jobs could go at its Ballymena, Northern Ireland facility.
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07/06/2018

Eminox unveils new range of ‘OE-quality’ DPFs

Eminox has unveiled its new range of Euro VI replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs) – which, it says, delivers original equipment quality at affordable prices.
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06/06/2018

First Stralis X-Way tipper on (and off) road for Selby’s

Loughborough-based haulier Selby’s Garage has become the first UK operator to take delivery of a new Stralis X-Way tipper, describing it as “absolutely perfect” for its mixed on/off-road operations.
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06/06/2018

Paneltex Martens unveils ‘lightest ever’ walking floor bodies

Paneltex Martrans used last week’s Tip-Ex event (31 May to 2 June; Harrogate) to showcase its new lightweight range of walking floor bodies.
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06/06/2018

DHL partners with Don Bur to launch vehicle solar system

DHL has partnered with trailer maker Don Bur to launch TRAiLAR, a solar system designed for vehicle roofs.
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05/06/2018

Volvo Trucks dealer opens new site in Bridgwater

Volvo dealership Truck & Bus Wales & West has opened a new facility in Bridgwater, Somerset, close to junction 23 of the M5.
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05/06/2018

British milk deliveries switch on to StreetScooter

UK home delivery business Milk & More, part of Müller, has ordered 200 electric vehicles from Deutsche Post DHL subsidiary StreetScooter, describing it as “the ideal vehicle”.
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05/06/2018

JCT builds new customer order with Mercedes-Benz

JCT Truck & Trailer Rental has taken delivery of two 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros and three 3.5-tonne Sprinter chassis cabs, all ordered to fulfil a contract hire deal with new customer SAS International.
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04/06/2018

Ground handling business lifted by versatility of IVECO Eurocargo

Ground handling business Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has taken delivery of 12 new 18-tonne IVECO Eurocargo trucks for its operation at Heathrow Airport.
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04/06/2018

Stericycle adopts camera solution for 100-strong fleet

Waste management operator Stericycle has adopted the Surecam connected vehicle camera solution, from Intelligent Telematics, as part of its strategy to improve road safety and reduce fleet costs.
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04/06/2018

Massey Wilcox returns to Tiger with 16-trailer order

Somerset-based haulier Massey Wilcox has returned to Tiger Trailers with an order for 16 tri-axle curtainsiders, saying the manufacturer delivers trailers that are “built to last, every time”.
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04/06/2018

First Orion E goes into operation in Edinburgh

National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) has taken delivery of an Orion E electric bus – the first to go into operation in the UK.
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01/06/2018

HSS Hire Group drives Isuzu intake to 100

HSS Hire Group has taken delivery of 21 Isuzu Forward 7.5-tonne rigids – bringing the total of Isuzu vehicles in its 350-strong fleet to 100.
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01/06/2018

TotalKare targets 20% growth following management buyout

Vehicle lift supplier TotalKare is targeting 20% growth in 18 months following a management buyout.
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01/06/2018

BRS celebrates 70th anniversary

Contract hire and rental business BRS is marking its 70th anniversary with a range of events and has commissioned a specially liveried Range T460 6x2 demonstrator to commemorate the occasion.
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31/05/2018

Stalkers Transport drives up fuel performance with DAF New XF

Stalkers Transport Services has taken delivery of six DAF New XF 480 tractors with Super Space Cabs and ‘FTG’ 6x2 twin-steer axle configurations – replacing six same spec DAF CF trucks.
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31/05/2018

Thompsons Loadmaster delivers for Robinson Road Planing

Robinson Road Planing Services has taken delivery of a 6x2 lift-axle Scania rigid equipped with a Loadmaster-bodied tipper.
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