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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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30/08/2018

Licences revoked in ‘fronting’ case

Classic Routemasters and Meritrule have had their operator licences revoked by Sarah Bell, traffic commissioner for London and the South East, after an inquiry heard a complex tale of inter-company transactions resulting in the regulator’s ...
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30/08/2018

Howard Tenens wins environmental award

Logistics operator Howard Tenens has taken top spot in the environmental category at the UKWA (UK Warehousing Association) 2018 awards.
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30/08/2018

Haulier takes fleet telematics ‘to the next level’ with Microlise

Lancashire-based haulier Fagan & Whalley is implementing a telematics and vehicle camera solution from Microlise across its 170-strong HGV fleet.
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29/08/2018

GF Gordon sees clear benefits with Mercedes-Benz Econic

Essex-based aggregates and muckaway operator GF Gordon (Plant Hire) has taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz truck – an Econic tipper, citing the “absolutely brilliant” vision from the cab.
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29/08/2018

Coach operator picks up versatility with Irizar i6

Scottish coach operator Doig’s of Glasgow has taken delivery of two i6 Integral vehicles, replacing two older Irizars on its fleet.
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29/08/2018

Ash Waste Services tests Volvo FM rigids

Ash Waste Services has taken delivery of two Volvo FM 8x2 rigids, the first Volvo trucks in the division’s fleet and acquired as part of a trial to test the performance of different refuse collection bodies and bin lifting equipment.
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28/08/2018

IVECO Daily is first choice for tool and plant hire operator

Middlesex-based operator 1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire has replaced its 12-strong fleet with new IVECO Daily light commercials, citing the manufacturer’s extensive vehicle range and strong local dealer support.
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28/08/2018

DR Macleod upgrades fleet with ten new Volvo FH tractors

Highlands and Islands distribution business DR Macleod has taken delivery of ten new Volvo FH tractors to replace older FH units; the new additions, like their predecessors, are on three-year contract hire.
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28/08/2018

Novadata issues updated LGV50 report book

Transport compliance firm Novadata has updated its LGV50 Vehicle Check and Defect Report book to cover the DVSA’s latest Guide to Roadworthiness.
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24/08/2018

Council expands Sprinter-based fleet with seven Mellor buses

Stockton Borough Council has taken delivery of seven Mellor high floor vehicles based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, bringing the number of Sprinter-based vehicles in its 57-strong fleet to 22.
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24/08/2018

Roanza apprentice is first female Mercedes CV breakdown technician

A 19-year-old from Liverpool has become the first female Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle breakdown technician.
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24/08/2018

Scania resumes production of V8 engines

Scania has resumed production of its V8 engines after a strike at one of its main casting suppliers caused “the worst disruption in many decades” for the manufacturer’s supply chain.
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23/08/2018

Petit Forestier specifies Carrier’s NEOS unit for all-electric vans

Vehicle rental business Petit Forestier has taken delivery of five all-electric Renault Kangoo vans, specified with Carrier Transicold’s ultra-slim NEOS 100 refrigeration system, as part of its goal to offer environmentally sound ...
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23/08/2018

Ambulance service rolls out all-Michelin policy

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has moved to a 100% Michelin Agilis CrossClimate tyres for its 449-strong ambulance fleet.
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23/08/2018

Scaffolder has nifty lift with pre-bodied Fuso Canter

Edinburgh-based City Access Scaffolding has taken delivery of its first Fuso Canter, after trialling a demonstrator and finding the 3.5-tonner to be more than up to the job.
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22/08/2018

RAF celebrations take to the road with Ryder

Number 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron at RAF Wittering is promoting the RAF’s 100th anniversary with two IVECO Stralis trucks in a commemorative livery.
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22/08/2018

Inkerman in tandem with benefits of Volvo FH16

Demolition, construction and haulage firm Inkerman Hire Services has taken delivery of a Volvo FH16-750 8x4 rigid hooklift to haul plant machinery on a drawbar trailer.
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22/08/2018

Trailer maker opens doors on £7m manufacturing upgrade

SDC Trailers has officially unveiled a £7 million, 60,000 sq ft expansion to its Toomebridge, Co Antrim manufacturing headquarters.
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21/08/2018

Longmarsh workshop boosts efficiency with mobile column lifts

Vehicle rental and service company Longmarsh has taken delivery of a set of mobile column lifts, from Stertil Koni, citing ease of operation and versatility.
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21/08/2018

Skip hire firm wastes no time picking Volvo trucks

Leeds-based Bill Dyson Skip Hire & Waste Management has taken delivery of two new Volvo trucks – its first from the manufacturer – after positive results with an FL demonstrator.
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21/08/2018

Livestock haulier upgrades fleet with DAF New XF tractors

Livestock haulier RW Stewart has taken delivery of six DAF New XF tractors, citing product quality and fuel performance as key criteria for the decision to take its first DAF vehicles.
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20/08/2018

Redcorn powers up with Mercedes Antos

End-of-life vehicle business Redcorn has expanded its fleet with two 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos and has a further two on order.
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20/08/2018

Amey up front with first Mercedes-Benz front loader

Amey has taken delivery of its first front end loading (FEL) waste collection vehicle, part of a £12 million fleet upgrade.
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20/08/2018

First Renault truck for Glenvale Waste is ‘the full package’

Armagh-based Glenvale Waste has put its first Renault truck into service, a Range C480 6x2 with Vallely Jetvac waste tanker, citing local dealer support as key to its choice.
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17/08/2018

JMC Scotland lifts versatility with Cartwright machine carrier

Powered access platform provider JMC Scotland has taken delivery of its first trailer from Cartwright, a bespoke machine carrier to transport a range of plant equipment, telehandlers and machinery across the UK.
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