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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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04/02/2021

TMD Friction launches anti-counterfeit boxes for CV brake pads

Brake friction specialist, TMD Friction, has kicked off the new year with a few changes in its Textar products and services for the commercial vehicle sector.
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03/02/2021

Refrigerated van converter startup supplies vaccine delivery vans

Conversion business MAR Cooling Solutions has launched in the UK.
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03/02/2021

Product upgrade sees wheel loss and TPMS sensors link to telematics systems

Wheely-Safe is making its intelligent tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), wheel loss and brake temperature sensing technologies available for connection to commercial vehicle telematics and CAN-Bus for the first time, with a new range ...
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02/02/2021

Newark expansion for RH Commercial Vehicles

Independent Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles has announced plans to open a fifth site, strategically located in north Nottinghamshire.
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01/02/2021

Consultation launched on HGV, and bus and coach, framework apprenticeships, ...

Proposed changes to heavy goods vehicle and bus and coach apprenticeships in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are now out for consultation. See links below to participate; the closing date is mid-February.
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01/02/2021

Ambulance manufacturer brings all production in-house

The corporate parent of emergency services bodybuilder O&H, Venari Group, has brought all aspects of its ambulance production process in-house.
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29/01/2021

DAF to launch UK-made full-electric distribution rigid

A new 19-tonne fully-electric distribution truck for urban applications will enter production at Leyland Trucks in the UK in May.
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29/01/2021

Isuzu cleans up with Autosmart in Scotland

After 12 years as an Autosmart franchisee operating with second-hand vehicles, Dougie Borland has acquired his first ever brand-new truck, specifying an Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigid fitted with a specialist retail showroom body.
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28/01/2021

Swiss operator begins trials with one of world’s first hydrogen-powered ...

European transport firm Gebrüder Weiss has begun operations with its first hydrogen truck.
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28/01/2021

Volta Trucks announces Volta Zero order book has reached $260 million

The order book for the Volta Zero, said to be the world’s first purpose-built full electric large commercial vehicle, now stands at over $260 million.
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27/01/2021

World’s first hydrogen double-deckers launched officially in Aberdeen

The world's first fleet of double-decker hydrogen buses officially launched into service in Aberdeen.
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27/01/2021

RVS becomes UK distributor for MOL VDK refuse vehicles

On 1 December 2020 Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) purchased the business of Kent-based HE Municipal Engineering Services and is now the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK.
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26/01/2021

City Plumbing taps into Bevan Group builds for new Luton van fleet

City Plumbing has returned to bodybuilder Bevan Group for the first vehicles to wear its new livery.
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26/01/2021

Paneltex expands on back of home delivery boom

Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Paneltex has recently acquired a new 62,000ft2 warehouse at its Kingston International Business Park site.
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25/01/2021

Blaming Brexit and COVID-19, DfT offers drivers’ hours rule relaxations

The Department for Transport has published two temporary relaxations of drivers’ hours rules.
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25/01/2021

Pickup Systems buys Burnley premises

?A Lancashire emergency services vehicle converter has secured funding to purchase the rented premises it operates from as part of its ambitious growth plans for 2021. ?
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22/01/2021

FPT Industrial leads DME fuel project development project

A Swiss subsidiary of IVECO’s engine maker FPT Industrial is developing an innovation project into the use of alternative fuel DME in an 11-litre heavy duty engine.
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22/01/2021

NewCold pod to play key role at new Corby facility

Refrigerated goods logistics company NewCold is installing an automated loading system for double-deck trailers at its Corby site scheduled to open in autumn.
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21/01/2021

Isuzu sparks into action with new Swindon truck dealer

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK has announced the appointment of Sparks Commercial Services as a full dealer based in Swindon, Wiltshire.
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20/01/2021

Dennis Eagle’s first 'eCollect' full-electric RCVs enter service

Dennis Eagle’s eCollect all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) has gone into service with customers around the UK. The 26-tonne vehicle is said to be the first fully-integrated RCV designed by an original equipment manufacturer.
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20/01/2021

Altrad enhances fleet safety with Trakm8

Altrad Services UK worked with Trakm8 to monitor driver behaviour on its 1,400-vehicle fleet. Over a few years, the system demonstrated positive results.
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19/01/2021

MAN appoints Manchetts Group in Peterborough

MAN Truck & Bus has confirmed Manchetts PB (trading as Manchetts Peterborough) as a MAN sales, service and parts dealer in the Peterborough area, following its takeover of a business formerly managed by Motus Commercials.
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19/01/2021

Amco truck fleet takes solar technology on the road

Logistics company Amco has fitted Trailar solar panels on its fleet.
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18/01/2021

Mix of 6x4 and 8x4 IVECO Stralis X-Way tippers for Devonian haulier

Jeremy Bishop Haulage has doubled its IVECO fleet by taking delivery of two Stralis X-WAY 26-tonne 6x4 tippers (AD260X42Z OFF) with Active Day (AD) cabs.
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15/01/2021

Scania introduces disengaging tandem axle

Scania has introduced a tandem bogie axle with an optional lift-and-disengage function.
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