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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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06/09/2019

CTS Hire adds three compact RCVs to fleet

Municipal vehicle hire business CTS Hire has taken delivery of three 12-tonne GPM Mini refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba, citing the vehicle maker’s “compelling” package.
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06/09/2019

Equipmake’s EBus powertrain enters final testing

Equipmake has announced that its new electric bus powertrain is about to enter final testing with Agrale, a Brazil-based commercial vehicle maker.
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06/09/2019

Cartwright partners with Dublin-based TTW

Trailer manufacturer and bodybuilder Cartwright has entered into a partnership with Dublin-based TTW, a truck and trailer services business.
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05/09/2019

HB Commercial expands Krone Box Liner rental fleet

Vehicle service and rentals business HB Commercial has expanded its rental fleet with another delivery of Krone Box Liner container carriers, to meet growing demand.
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05/09/2019

Panel Systems becomes UK distributor for Larcore

Panel Systems has announced that it is now the UK distributor for Alucoil’s Larcore aluminium honeycomb panels.
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05/09/2019

BV Dairy boosts green fleet credentials with Ryder

Dorset-based BV Dairy has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks fitted with Carrier Eco-Drive fridges, supplied on contract hire by Ryder.
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04/09/2019

Corbetts galvanises fleet upgrade strategy with MAN TGX

Telford-based manufacturer Corbetts the Galvanizers has taken delivery of two MAN TGX vehicles as part of its fleet upgrade strategy, introduced last year.
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04/09/2019

Rygor Commercials opens door to new apprentices

Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Commercials has welcomed its 2019 cohort of eight apprentices to its headquarters in Westbury, Wiltshire.
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04/09/2019

CNH Industrial buys stake in Nikola to accelerate zero-emission HGVs

IVECO’s parent CNH Industrial is investing in US-based Nikola Corporation, providing financial and service support to ‘industrialise’ production of fuel cell and battery-electric trucks for North America and Europe.
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03/09/2019

Bevan-built vehicle tops the list for Priority TM

Traffic management business Priority TM has taken delivery of a new impact protection vehicle for its work in and around the City of London.
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03/09/2019

Alfred Hymas chooses Volvo FH Lite tractors

Bulk haulage business Alfred Hymas has taken delivery of six new Volvo FH tractors, with the operator choosing contract hire for the first time in its 108-year history.
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03/09/2019

‘World-first’ trial of electric RCV powered by waste

Sheffield City Council has taken delivery of an electric RCV powered by the waste it collects, in what is thought to be a world-first for a local authority.
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02/09/2019

Hybrid HGVs could plug the gap to zero emissions

Hybrid vehicles could prove successful in bridging the gap to zero-emission HGVs, according to a report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).
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02/09/2019

ATT launches new division to tackle engineer shortage

Alliance Transport Technologies (ATT) has launched a new division, Alliance Contractor Resourcing, which it claims will transform engineer recruitment in the bus, coach and commercial vehicle sector.
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02/09/2019

UVeye launches tyre inspection technology

UVeye has launched a tyre inspection system called Artemis, promising “significant enhancements” for vehicle safety and compliance.
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30/08/2019

Eberspacher completes purchase of climate control specialist Kalori

Thermal management system supplier Eberspächer has acquired 100% of the share capital of Kalori SAS, a climate control business based in Lyon, France.
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30/08/2019

German operator taps into solar for refrigerated container transport

German operator B&H Logistik is using a bespoke set-up of Thermo King generator sets and ThermoLite solar panels to increase reliability and efficiency during the transport of refrigerated containers.
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30/08/2019

Ford Trucks appoints TIP Trailer Services for European aftersales support

Ford Trucks has appointed TIP Trailer Services to provide warranty and other services as part of the truck maker’s aftersales network in Western Europe.
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29/08/2019

Flogas powers green fleet with Volvo Bio-LNG trucks

Flogas has become the first UK gas supplier to operate Volvo trucks powered by Bio-LNG, saying the two new additions will be “the first of many”.
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29/08/2019

Arthur Whiteside retires from Alexander Dennis

Bus and coach maker Alexander Dennis has announced that Arthur Whiteside, managing director for UK sales, is retiring at the end of this month.
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29/08/2019

Scania boosts 13-litre engine range with 540hp version

Scania has expanded its range of 13-litre engines to include a 540hp (533bhp) version.
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28/08/2019

Suttons uncovers anti-smuggling container for Border Force

Widnes, Cheshire-based logistics business Suttons International has supplied a tank container to Border Force, the Home Office law enforcement agency.
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28/08/2019

Dennis Eagle the narrow winner for Biffa RCVs

Biffa has taken delivery of 43 new refuse collection vehicles, by Dennis Eagle, for a waste and recycling contract in East Sussex.
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28/08/2019

Bibby Distribution drives carbon emission savings

Bibby Distribution is reporting a reduction of its net carbon emissions by 10% over the last five years through better driving, fleet investment and energy-efficient warehouses.
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27/08/2019

Abellio partners with Zenobe Energy for battery management in London - UPDATED

Bus operator Abellio is launching its first fleet of electric buses in London next year, and will be partnering with Zenobe Energy for battery management.
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