News

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.

Page 5 of 411 «« 3 5 7 »»
25/03/2020

Traffic commissioners urge operators to use web portals and email

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is asking operators to use online portals and email for information and communication during the Covid-19 outbreak.
» Read More



24/03/2020

DAF Trucks writes to dealers to confirm support

DAF Trucks has pledged its support for DAF dealers and their customers during the coronavirus outbreak, confirming that dealers are operating “at, or close to normal levels” to ensure operators receive the necessary service.
» Read More



24/03/2020

MOT testing suspended for up to three months – DVSA

The Driver and Vehicle Standards agency has announced that MOT testing of HGVs, trailers and PSVs will be suspended for up to three months.
» Read More



24/03/2020

Drivers’ hours relaxation extended to all road haulage operations

Following calls between RHA chief executive Richard Burnett and transport secretary Grant Shapps, the Department for Transport has announced that the current limited drivers’ hours relaxation will now apply to all road haulage operations ...
» Read More



23/03/2020

Maze sees clear route to driver appeal with Volvo FH tractors

Maze Logistic Solutions has taken delivery of its first Volvo trucks, a pair of FH Globetrotter-cabbed 6x2 tractors, citing dealer support and driver recommendations.
» Read More



23/03/2020

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
» Read More



23/03/2020

Daimler group service centres supporting transport and logistics

Daimler has issued a statement, thanking the “everyday heroes” in its 3,000 European service centres for keeping critical commercial vehicles on the road.
» Read More



20/03/2020

Petit Forestier maximises workshop space with Stertil Koni lifts

Refrigerated vehicle rental business Petit Forestier is using mobile column lifts, from Stertil Koni, to maximise floorspace at its Bicester workshop.
» Read More



20/03/2020

Save water: new recycling solution for vehicle wash bays

Vehicle wash equipment manufacturer Istobal has announced a new water recycling system, said to save up to 6,380 litres of water per hour for commercial vehicle wash facilities.
» Read More



20/03/2020

Cartwright and Joloda hook up on order for DHL Express

DHL Express has taken delivery of 12 double-deck trailers from Cartwright, fitted with loading systems by Joloda.
» Read More



19/03/2020

Vehicle lift maker introduces partner certification scheme

Vehicle lift and test equipment supplier AUTOPSTENHOJ has introduced a certification system to recognise its sales and service partners.
» Read More



19/03/2020

RHA welcomes relaxing of drivers’ hours rules

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed the government’s announcement of a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules during the coronavirus outbreak.
» Read More



19/03/2020

IRTE Skills Challenge postponed to October

The IRTE Skills Challenge 2020 has been postponed from June to later this year, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
» Read More



18/03/2020

GEM Contracts boosts flexibility with bespoke bodies for tar tippers

Stirling-based GEM Contracts has taken delivery of two Scania G500 tippers, with bespoke tar bodies by Thompson.
» Read More



18/03/2020

First four Strata buses for McColl’s Travel

Dumbarton-based McColl’s Travel has taken delivery of its first four Strata low floor buses, from Mellor, to meet additional capacity for its contract with the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT).
» Read More



18/03/2020

Converter launches all-electric range based on Nissan e-NV200

Vic Young Conversions is offering a new range of fully electric vehicles, including box vans and dropside tippers, all converted from the Nissan e-NV200.
» Read More



17/03/2020

DVSA vehicle testing app – rollout complete

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has announced that it has completed the rollout of its vehicle testing app.
» Read More



17/03/2020

Enva uncovers productivity boost with Harsh sheeting system

Recycling business Enva is specifying Harsh Roll n Go sheeting systems for waste trailers operating from its company’s Glasgow depot, citing improved safety and productivity.
» Read More



17/03/2020

First DAF CF Electric RCV begins Dutch field trial

DAF has announced that the first CF Electric 6x2 refuse collection vehicle has been delivered to Dutch public waste disposal company ROVA as part of a field trial involving four comparable vehicles.
» Read More



16/03/2020

Roadgas secures ISO9001 accreditation

Biogas infrastructure company Roadgas has achieved the ISO9001 quality management standard accreditation, with the business declaring its commitment to offer the highest standards of equipment and services.
» Read More



16/03/2020

Burton Roofing grabs four more Volvo rigids

Burton Roofing has added four new crane-equipped Volvo FM rigids to its fleet, after positive performance from its first Volvo truck, an FE 4x2 rigid, which has been in service since last year.
» Read More



16/03/2020

Islington orders two Dennis Eagle eCollect RCVs

Islington Council has become the first London borough to order Dennis Eagle’s 26-tonne fully electric refuse collection vehicles.
» Read More



13/03/2020

Bunzl Catering Supplies extends Microlise package

Bunzl Catering Supplies has renewed its contract with Microlise, adding Fleet Performance, Remote Tacho Download, Journey Management and the Health and Safety module to its Proof of Delivery (POD) transport management solution.
» Read More



13/03/2020

Council praises RCV fleet as it wins recycling league hat trick

East Riding of Yorkshire has been named England’s top local authority for recycling for the third year running, and has praised Dennis Eagle for the crucial role it plays in providing reliable refuse collection vehicles.
» Read More



13/03/2020

Six buses come at once for Scottish operator

Ayrshire-based Shuttle Buses has taken delivery of six new Mellor buses in a fortnight to meet its expanded contract with Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
» Read More

Page 5 of 411 «« 3 5 7 »»
Editors Choice
Nick Jones speaks at event
Nick Jones was appointed as the first full-time traffic commissioner for Wales in ...


Brakes halves NOx emissions
Foodservice business Brakes is reporting a 47% reduction in NOx emissions since ...


Bruce McGill named new SOE CEO
The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), the parent group of the IRTE which ...