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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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08/01/2019

Schmitz Cargobull reefer trailers have the right ingredients for NFT

Food and drink logistics business NFT Distribution has upgraded its fleet with 40 tri-axle refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull.
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08/01/2019

Thompsons Loadmaster delivers for Holystone

Holystone Civil Engineering has taken delivery of two new Scania XT trucks, with all-steel Loadmaster Lite bodies by Thompsons – the operator’s tipper body of choice.
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08/01/2019

New Mercedes-Benz Vans dealership for Kent UPDATED

Mercedes-Benz Vans has a new dealership for Kent, with the opening last week (2 January) of Mercedes-Benz Van Centre Medway, located close to Gillingham.
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07/01/2019

Greene King orders 20 customised DAF CFs from Ryder

Pub retailer and brewer Greene King has ordered another 20 customised DAF CF drays on full service lease from contract hire business Ryder.
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07/01/2019

Spiers & Hartwell orders 12 new Scania trucks for 2019

Spiers & Hartwell has ordered 11 Scania S 500 6x2 tractor units and one flagship S 730 to join its 50-strong, all-Scania fleet.
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07/01/2019

Volvo sets aside £616m to deal with emissions control issue

Volvo has announced that it is setting aside SEK 7 billion (£615.8m) for potential costs relating to an emissions control issue, first revealed in October.
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07/01/2019

Latest in workshop equipment

A number of tools and aids for the commercial vehicle workshop have recently been shown or released.
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04/01/2019

DVSA launches new payment system for roadside fines

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is launching a new payment portal later this month for road enforcement fines.
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04/01/2019

An inspector calls: NI forklift safety campaign

Transport operators in Northern Ireland could receive a surprise visit from the Health and Safety Executive this month, when the agency begins a week-long inspection programme focusing on forklift truck safety in the freight sector.
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04/01/2019

Edinburgh City Council cleans up with Mellor Orion buses

Edinburgh City Council has added 12 Mellor Orion low floor buses to its fleet, citing the vehicle’s safety features and emissions levels as reasons for the deal.
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04/01/2019

Body and trailer component round-up

Several body and trailer components for bodybuilders are highlighted.
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03/01/2019

Swans Travel teams up with Plaxton for luxury sports travel

Manchester-based Swans Travel has taken delivery of two Elitei coaches from the Plaxton range, declaring the vehicles to be “a statement of intent” of its luxury offer for sports clients.
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03/01/2019

Goodyear renews support for Transaid

Goodyear has announced that it will continue its support of charity Transaid, with financial backing for another year and a second bicycle ambulance for an anti-malaria programme in Zambia.
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03/01/2019

Samworth Brothers adds 18 Mercedes-Benz Actros to fleet

Temperature-controlled distribution operator Samworth Brothers has taken delivery of 18 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 tractors, with fuel performance and residual values clinching the deal.
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02/01/2019

CleanSafe cleans up with end-to-end business solution

Emergency clean-up company CleanSafe has implemented a complete workforce management solution from BigChange, and says the efficiency savings extend to £1 million per year.
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02/01/2019

Cartwright designs cool low height solution for Culina Logistics

Culina Logistics has taken delivery of a custom-designed low height double-deck refrigerated trailer from Cartwright, for use on a delivery route to a large supermarket customer in Ireland.
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02/01/2019

BJS Home Delivery expands heavy truck fleet with ten Volvo FH tractors

West Midlands-based BJS Home Delivery has expanded its transport business with ten new Volvo FH tractor units, ordered after positive performance from the operator’s first Volvo trucks, delivered last April.
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24/12/2018

Grundy Excavations ‘on to a winner’ with first DAF 8x4 tippers

Grundy & Co Excavations has taken delivery of its first DAF 8x4 tippers, after positive performance from a demonstrator vehicle.
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24/12/2018

FORS publishes winter driving and fuel management guides

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has published two new guides containing advice on fuel management and winter driving.
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21/12/2018

Council orders new 35-strong fleet from Specialist Fleet Services

Kettering Borough Council has renewed its contract with Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) for a further nine years and has ordered new vehicles to operate on its newly merged operation with Corby Borough Council.
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21/12/2018

Kane Group hooked on Harsh for product quality and support

Kane Group has taken delivery of three MAN vehicles fitted with Harsh hookloaders for its subsidiary Gaywood.
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21/12/2018

CO2 standards: ‘unrealistic’ for truck makers and operators, says ACEA

EU environment ministers agreed new CO2 standards for HGVs yesterday (20 December), which are described as “very ambitious” by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.
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20/12/2018

British Gypsum manager wins award for trailer safety solution

Kirk Ennis, distribution improvement manager at British Gypsum, has won an innovation award for his work in developing a device to stop HGVs becoming detached from trailers.
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20/12/2018

Tower Transit orders 28 StreetDeck HEVs

Bus operator Tower Transit has ordered 28 Wrightbus StreetDeck HEV vehicles, to be deployed in the capital next summer.
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20/12/2018

Heron Foods in the fast lane with Gray & Adams trailers

Retailer Heron Foods has extended its trailer fleet to 90 units, with its latest 20-strong order for semi-trailers from Gray & Adams, supplied on contract hire by Grayrentals.
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