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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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04/03/2019

Sparshatt lifts lid on same-day CV paint facility

Mercedes-Benz Trucks dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van can now offer a same-day paint service for commercial vehicles, thanks to a £330,000 investment at its Sittingbourne workshop.
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04/03/2019

TruckEast acquires trailer maintenance business

Independent Scania dealer TruckEast has acquired Northampton-based trailer maintenance business ST Fleet Services.
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04/03/2019

Stagefreight puts three Range Ts in the spotlight

Leeds-based Stagefreight has taken delivery of three Range T480 4x2 High Cabs to transport stage, sound and lights for major live music events and theatre tours around the UK and abroad.
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04/03/2019

Cameron Forecourt pumped up by TSG acquisition

Commercial fuelling business Cameron Forecourt has been acquired by TSG UK (formerly Tokheim Services Group).
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01/03/2019

Eminox secures UNECE approval for DPF range

Emissions reduction business Eminox is the first UK aftermarket manufacturer to receive UNECE Regulation 49 certification for its Euro VI diesel particulate filter (DPF) product range.
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01/03/2019

Wabco confirms takeover approach from ZF

Braking systems supplier Wabco has been approached by ZF Friedrichshafen regarding a takeover.
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01/03/2019

Passenger Plus expands Irizar fleet

Surrey-based operator Passenger Plus has taken delivery of two Irizar i6S integral coaches, to use on a commuter service for one of its corporate clients.
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28/02/2019

Forklift business raises growth potential with bespoke Cartwright trailer

TAG Forklift Truck Services has taken delivery of a custom-designed trailer from the Cartwright Group – its first from the trailer manufacturer.
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28/02/2019

DAF Trucks reports highest order intake since 2007

DAF Trucks secured its highest order intake last year since 2007, despite the overall market dropping slightly, resulting in the manufacturer’s top spot for the 24th consecutive year with a 27% share above 6.0 tonnes gvw.
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28/02/2019

Oxford Blue rates rigid reliability of Mercedes Atego

Abingdon-based Oxford Blue Scaffolding has put its latest Mercedes-Benz Atego into service, citing vehicle quality and reliability as reasons for sticking with the marque’s 7.5-tonners for 25 years.
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27/02/2019

Mercedes software solves Sprinter theft

Van rental business Eastgate Commercial has recovered a stolen Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, despite its tracking system being ripped out, thanks to the vehicle’s Mercedes PRO connect system and help from the dealer.
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27/02/2019

ND Brown trials new FORS vehicle hire accreditation

FORS has announced that ND Brown has become the first commercial vehicle hire fleet in the UK to achieve FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation.
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27/02/2019

Government to consult on banning older tyres

The government has announced that it will consult on legislation to ban older tyres from use on trucks, buses and coaches.
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26/02/2019

City West Commercials expands Exeter workshop

City West Commercials is expanding its Exeter depot, adding a new MOT bay to its nine-bay workshop by the end of March. The MOT bay will provide tests for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles.
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26/02/2019

Vic Young unveils ‘UK-first’ electric box van UPDATED

North East motor dealer Vic Young Conversions has converted a regular Nissan e-NV200 to a fully electric lightweight box van, with a larger load space of 8.553 – said to be the first of its type in the UK market.
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26/02/2019

Millbrook weighs in with new emissions test facility

Testing facility Millbrook is building a new vehicle emissions test facility to expand its capability for heavy duty and 4WD vehicles.
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25/02/2019

William Wilson fixed on Ryder for value and service

Plumbing and heating supplier William Wilson has taken delivery of two more trucks from Ryder, citing the contract hire and rental firm’s ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective service.
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25/02/2019

Actros is cream of the crop for Harpers Haulage

Harpers Haulage, the transport arm of P Harper & Sons, has taken delivery of its first Mercedes-Benz Actros, selected for driver appeal, fuel efficiency and vehicle reliability.
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25/02/2019

Scottish operator boosts bus service with Enviro200

Scottish bus and coach operator Stuart’s of Carluke has taken delivery of the first of a three-bus Enviro200 order from Alexander Dennis (ADL).
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22/02/2019

Haldex enters new phase for autonomous vehicle braking systems

Haldex has entered a concept phase with a major truck manufacturer for testing of its ‘scalable brake system’, with the brake system maker expecting to start a development contract by the end of this year.
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22/02/2019

Silverstone wins double ROI with defect management software

Silverstone, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, is using Assetminder software to manage its 200-strong fleet of commercial vehicles and high-performance cars, and says parts management improvements have recouped twice the cost of ...
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22/02/2019

HGV and PSV sales: SMMT finds cause for concern

Sales of HGVs declined for a second year in 2018, down by 4% to 43,103 trucks, despite an increase in the fourth quarter, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
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21/02/2019

MC Rental builds professional accreditations

Truck hire business MC Rental says it is underlining its commitment to the construction and utilities sectors by achieving several business accreditations.
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21/02/2019

UK Power Networks charged with delivering TfL green bus vision

Holloway has become the ninth London bus garage to install electric charging, under a partnership between UK Power Networks and Transport for London, after taking delivery of 23 electric buses to replace part of its diesel-powered fleet.
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21/02/2019

Aggregates firm boosts fleet with 11 new Volvo vehicles

North Lincs Aggregates has taken delivery of 11 new Volvo FH trucks – nine tractor units and two 8x4 tipper chassis.
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