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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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28/05/2020

All-makes fridge monitor launched by Marshall Fleet Solutions UPDATED

MFS TempLog captures temperature data for any transport refrigeration system, and can be fitted to any refrigerated van, truck or trailer.
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27/05/2020

SFS rolls on with Bandvulc for Teignbridge waste fleet

Specialist Fleet Services, a contract hire and fleet management supplier to local authorities across the UK, is seeing its relationship with Teignbridge District Council move into an 18th year, owed in part to its tyre supply and ...
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26/05/2020

In it for the long haul, Brian Easey acquires top-of-the-range Volvo tractor

Brian Easey Transport has added a fourth Volvo to its fleet, taking delivery of a new 44t FH Lite tractor with I-Save for the hauliers’ long-distance tanker operation.
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26/05/2020

Terberg DTS updates its terminal tractor

Terberg DTS UK has launched a fourth generation of its YT tractor range, to be known as the YT193/223, succeeding the YT182/222 logistics and terminal tractor.
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22/05/2020

Air suspension service safety alert

The Health and Safety Executive has issued a safety alert concerning work around vehicle air suspension systems used on commercial vehicles such as buses and coaches, refuse vehicles, goods vehicles and tankers.
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22/05/2020

Rivus garage network joins ServicePoint scheme for vans and passenger cars

The 55-strong Rivus (formerly BT Fleet) garage network has now been made available to users of the ServicePoint fleet service, maintenance and repair platform for cars and vans with or without an Allstar fuel card.
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21/05/2020

Irizar provides retrofit COVID-19 bus screens and air purifier

Irizar is aiding UK coach operators in the fight against coronavirus with the launch of two systems that will help to protect passengers and drivers against airborne infection.
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21/05/2020

Ryder expands FleetCare operation with investment in Devizes

Commercial vehicle rental, contract hire, and maintenance services business Ryder is expanding its Devizes operations and creating new local employment opportunities within its FleetCare business of a network of approved commercial vehicle ...
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20/05/2020

Gas supplier goes electric

Gas supplier Calor is delivering its bottled butane and propane to customers in central London using a battery-powered Fuso eCanter.
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19/05/2020

Stagecoach and ViaVan launch Nottinghamshire nursemobile

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ViaVan and Stagecoach have launched the UK’s first demand-responsive public bus service exclusively for essential NHS workers, powered by a mobile app.
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19/05/2020

Hiab launches free version of connectivity platform

Lorry loader crane manufacturer Hiab has changed the way it offers the HiConnect remote monitoring system for all connected Hiab loader cranes, Multilift hooklifts, Moffett truck mounted forklifts and Waltco tail-lifts.
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18/05/2020

Balance of fleet tips toward Renault

Shropshire aggregate and landscaping supplier Evans Aggregates has added two Range C460 8x4s to its line-up, making the brands represented in its 13-truck mixed fleet a Renault majority.
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18/05/2020

COVID-19 operational return-to-work advice published

On Tuesday 12 May, the government published guidance for operators on safer working principles and risk assessments for transport operators and organisations.
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15/05/2020

Penso brings carbon fibre to CV bodybuilding, starting in home delivery

British engineering firm Penso is launching a new range of ultra-lightweight bodies for 3.5-tonne commercial vehicles.
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15/05/2020

Nuneaton trailer workshop capacity doubled

TIP Trailer Services has opened a new flagship depot created from a brownfield site next door to its existing operation in Nuneaton.
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15/05/2020

Thermo-King still open for business

Thermo King and its dealer network provide continuous and constant support to critical supply chain operations during COVID-19 pandemic.
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14/05/2020

Virtual training receives official sanction

Great Britain’s traffic commissioners have determined that virtual courses can be used in place of classroom-based training to meet licence undertakings, provided that they meet certain criteria to enable them to match classroom-based ...
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14/05/2020

Microlise keeps calm and carries on during COVID-19 pandemic

Telematics firm Microlise has continued to deliver essential engineering support services to customers during the current COVID-19 crisis.
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13/05/2020

Farrall’s all-in-one transport management system

Farrall’s Group, a Chester-based haulier, has installed an integrated transport management system from Mandata.
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13/05/2020

Maxi Haulage signs three-year tyre deal with Goodyear

As part of a three-year deal, Goodyear will supply Maxi Haulage with tyres from the KMAX GEN-2 range, and be supported by roadside assistance service TruckForce.
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12/05/2020

Oxford market stall turns to home delivery with help from Rygor

Family-run greengrocers, Bonners, which has been based out of the historic Oxford covered market for the last 70 years is just one of many businesses forced to diversify their offering to stay open during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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11/05/2020

Bin lorry advertising screens display COVID-19 health messages

Environmental services firm Urbaser has been utilising digital display screens installed on its refuse collection vehicles to broadcast health messages to locked-down residents of the London Borough of Waltham Forest and Welwyn Hatfield ...
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11/05/2020

Orbcomm turns EBS into trailer scales

Orbcomm has introduced a new trailer weight feature to solve the problem of overloaded trailers by accessing data from the electronic braking system (EBS) module.
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07/05/2020

DAF dealer and supply chain team up to deliver urgent order for NHS

DAF Trucks, local dealer Motus Commercials, Solomon Commercials and a number of strategic third-party suppliers have combined to fast-track a delivery of eight DAF LF 180 rigids for NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) as it embarks upon ...
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07/05/2020

MV Commercial vehicle takes UK’s longest Hiab truck-mounted crane

The Volvo FH500 GT 8x2 unit incorporates a Hiab 1058 crane featuring ten hydraulic extensions, giving the vehicle a lifting capability of 2.5 tonnes at a reach of almost 24m.
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