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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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29/11/2019

Operator buys into benefits of Mercedes after three-way trial

Renfrewshire-based operator A&D Logistics has acquired its first Mercedes-Benz vehicle, following a three-marque trial in which the Mercedes-Benz Actros came top on fuel efficiency, reliability and driver appeal.
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29/11/2019

ISS launches anti-roll away and security device

ISS has launched a new vehicle safety device, called IDClear, designed to prevent vehicles from rolling away or being stolen when stationary.
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29/11/2019

ZF Services technicians ready for next-generation commercial vehicles

ZF Services UK says it is “service ready” on the next generation of commercial vehicles, after investing in training and equipment for its Nottingham service and repair facility.
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28/11/2019

Astra hooks up with Isuzu for fleet replacement programme

Hydraulic excavator attachment supplier Astra Attachment Solutions has taken delivery of 16 Isuzu rigid trucks as part of its fleet replacement programme.
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28/11/2019

Subscan digs benefits of BigChange mobile technology

Utility, drainage and survey business Subscan UDS has implemented the BigChange mobile operations solution, replacing five other systems and leading to a 30% saving in administration time.
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28/11/2019

Go-Ahead Ireland quick off the mark with new Enviro200 buses

Go-Ahead Ireland has taken delivery of three new Enviro200 single-deckers, from Alexander Dennis (ADL), for a newly acquired contract from the country’s National Transport Authority (NTA).
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27/11/2019

Williams Transport signs five-year deal with Goodyear

RD Williams & Sons Haulage has signed a five-year deal with Goodyear for its Total Mobility package, covering tyres, maintenance, breakdown services and digital solutions.
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27/11/2019

Tata Steel takes on Hardox with new steel strip product

Tata Steel has launched a high-strength steel suitable for tipper bodies to compete with rival supplier SSAB’s Hardox brand.
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27/11/2019

Bevan Group builds up warranty to five years

Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group is now offering a five-year warranty on its entire range of bodies for trucks and vans.
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27/11/2019

Teletrac Navman partners with Stream for ‘compelling’ new solution

Telematics supplier Teletrac Navman is partnering with logistics software provider Stream to deliver what is described as “a compelling offering” for transport operators.
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26/11/2019

Pentalver loads up benefits with Bridgestone package

Container logistics business Pentalver is tapping into the full range of products and services offered by Bridgestone, declaring the tyre maker to be “as good, if not better” than every competitor.
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26/11/2019

Fowler Welch proves tyre benefits at Millbrook

Supply chain logistics business Fowler Welch has teamed up with Bandvulc, a Continental subsidiary, to carry out tyre trials at Millbrook to evaluate the fuel performance benefits of low rolling resistance tyres.
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26/11/2019

VWS solution combines vehicle weighing and identification

Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) has launched a new solution combining real-time weight data with vehicle recognition for improved site security.
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25/11/2019

Wilrose boosts fleet for trade waste collection service

Waste management business Wilrose Environmental has expanded its fleet with two new refuse collection vehicles to meet growing demand for its commercial waste collection service.
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25/11/2019

Pailton launches ‘world first’ electric memory steering column

In what is claimed to be a world first for the bus market, Pailton Engineering has launched an electronic memory steering column.
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25/11/2019

Medical service provider prescribes three Volvo FH tractors for fleet

Mobile diagnostic and screening solutions provider InHealth has taken delivery of three Volvo FH tractors, which are undergoing in-service performance trials with two vehicles from another manufacturer.
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22/11/2019

Whitelaw Coaches first with Volvo 9900

Whitelaws Coaches has taken delivery of a Volvo integral B11R 9900 – the first 9900 premium coach for the Stonehouse-based operator and the first to go into service in Scotland.
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22/11/2019

Goodyear rolls out new truck tyres for Kelly brand

Goodyear has launched two new truck tyres for its Kelly brand. Both of the new products have full European winter legislation compliance and carry the 3PMSF marking.
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22/11/2019

DB Cummins first Jersey operator to have commercial test lane

Demolition and groundworks contractor DB Cummins has become the first operator in Jersey to have a commercial vehicle test lane installed at its workshop.
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21/11/2019

Haulier has high hopes for latest Range T

RAS Haulage has taken delivery of a new Renault Trucks Range T520 High 6x2 tractor for use on cement bulk tanker and aggregate tipping operations.
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21/11/2019

DAF announces trials of CF Electric rigid

DAF Trucks has announced that the first trials of CF Electric 6x2 rigids will begin with two waste management operators by the end of this year.
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21/11/2019

Abellio London on board with Stertil Koni for new depot equipment

Bus operator Abellio London has deployed five sets of Stertil Koni mobile column lifts for the workshop at its new bus depot in Southall.
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20/11/2019

City Circle orders 20 more Scania Irizar coaches

City Circle (UK) has placed an order for 20 Scania Irizar coaches for delivery in 2020 – the first of which will be the 100th Scania Irizar vehicle to be put into service by the operator.
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20/11/2019

Continental expands drive belt range for CV aftermarket

Continental says it now offers a full range of drive belts for the commercial vehicle aftermarket, following the addition of 40 multi V-belt types for Volvo, Scania, Renault and IVECO vehicles.
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20/11/2019

Carrs Billington feeds fleet efficiency plan with Microlise

Agricultural supplier Carrs Billington has signed with Microlise to implement a full telematics solution for its fleet of 60 vehicles.
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