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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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15/12/2017

Culina Group places first major fridge trailer order with Cartwright

Food and drinks distributor Culina Group has placed its first major order with Cartwright for refrigerated trailers, praising the manufacturer for its ability to meet “a very tight deadline”.
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15/12/2017

Volvo dealerpoint to open in Banbury, Oxfordshire

Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London is opening a new dealerpoint facility in Banbury, Oxfordshire, in partnership with customer Cherwell Valley Silos.
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14/12/2017

Dutch tanker airbag said to improve stability and fuel-economy for part-full ...

A system to secure liquid loads in road-going tankers using inflatable bladders reduces fuel consumption and improves vehicle security, according to inventor Erik Eenkhoorn, who recently completed an engineering PhD thesis about it at the ...
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14/12/2017

WorldSkills UK squad named after heavy vehicle engineering final

At the November 2017 IMI Skill Auto UK finals at the NEC in Birmingham, the winners of the heavy vehicle engineering category were Luke Copplestone of Scania (GB) winning gold, Kieran Leyland of Ryder winning silver and Luke Hopkins of the ...
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14/12/2017

Recovery firm picks up compliance performance with TruTac

CMG, the breakdown recovery, transport and logistics operator has reduced its driver infringements and improved overall fleet compliance by using TruAnalysis, the fleet management software from TruTac.
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14/12/2017

‘Game-changing’ online Transport Manager CPC course

NTP Services has launched what is said to be the UK’s first interactive online Transport Manager CPC course, with the company describing it as “a game changer”.
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14/12/2017

DAF FAQ tridem has right ingredients for farm feeds manufacturer

Farm feeds manufacturer Massey Feeds has added a DAF CF 440 FAQ chassis to its growing Preston-based fleet.
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14/12/2017

Hydro Cleansing wastes no time switching to Continental

Environmental services operator Hydro Cleansing is moving to Continental Construction tyres for two of its huge jetting and waste removal vehicles, after a trial of the tyre brand “changed the picture” in terms of vehicle downtime.
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13/12/2017

RUD Chains promotes automatic snow chain system for commercial vehicles

RUD Chains is promoting its Rotogrip snow chain system for commercial and emergency vehicles.
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13/12/2017

Picture perfect: operator commissions anniversary Volvo FH livery

PGS Global Logistics has added another Volvo truck to its 46-strong fleet, this time an FH-500 tractor with special livery to celebrate the operator’s home city of Birmingham.
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13/12/2017

Fish transporter nets benefits of DAF’s New XF

Fresh fish transport operator AMG Transport has taken delivery of a DAF New XF 530 FTG unit as an addition to its six-strong fleet, citing vehicle performance and dealer support as key reasons for the order.
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13/12/2017

Walmersley firm loses transport licence after conviction for corporate ...

Walmersley-based business SR & RJ Brown has had its transport licence revoked from 31 January 2018, following the company’s conviction for corporate manslaughter.
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12/12/2017

Michelin Solutions launches suite of apps to ‘transform’ fleet efficiency

Michelin Solutions has launched a suite of four apps, which it predicts will “transform the way hauliers and own-account fleets operate”.
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12/12/2017

Taunton firm grounded by regulator

Taunton-based groundworks firm K&J Hodge Contractors has had its licence revoked following driver, tachograph and vehicle maintenance issues.
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12/12/2017

FreightShareLab project aims to eradicate empty runs

A new project, backed by Innovate UK, is aiming to tackle the problem of empty runs – and the project is calling for UK-based operators to take part in the demonstration stage.
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11/12/2017

Fleet operators need better connected services – new report

A comprehensive global study has been released, which looks at the potential for fleet operators to boost total cost of ownership from better connected supplier services.
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11/12/2017

Brighton bus operator picks up on benefits of Renault Kangoo ZE

Brighton & Hove Buses, part of the Go Ahead Group, has added six all-electric Renault Kangoo ZE vans to its fleet to support the workshop.
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11/12/2017

Mercedes Arocs packs a punch for Doyle Plant & Construction

Doyle Plant & Construction has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Arocs, one of which is sporting the driver’s choice of Rocky Balboa livery.
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08/12/2017

Scania debuts L-series low-entry cab

Scania is introducing a new low-entry L-series cab for urban environment applications such as local distribution, waste and construction.
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08/12/2017

Reflections on 2017 from DAF and Scania

The senior management of UK truck brands DAF and Scania have reflected on 2017 sales and the truck market at end-of-the year press events in early December.
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08/12/2017

Krone Dry Liners prove their worth for bread distribution

Tipperary-based Quinlan Transport has taken delivery of its second consignment of Dry Liner box trailers from Krone, citing build quality and capacity as key reasons for the order.
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08/12/2017

Trans Haul Europe appoints Cartwright as preferred supplier

Dunstable-based logistics business Trans Haul Europe has taken delivery of a second order of curtainsiders and box trailers with tail-lifts from Cartwright.
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08/12/2017

Irish haulier sees clear payback potential with ProVision

Irish transport firm Martin Ryan Haulage says it has cut operating costs by 15% since installing the ProVision camera system, which has also made “a major contribution” to fleet safety.
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07/12/2017

Dunmow Waste Management extends fleet with seven Volvo FL rigids

Chelmsford-based Dunmow Waste Management has taken delivery of seven Volvo FL 18-tonne rigids, fitted with Hyva skiploader bodies, citing build quality as a key reason for the vehicles’ selection.
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07/12/2017

Kier Environmental boosts fleet safety with Ident security system

Kier Environmental is installing the Ident vehicle safety system, from Vision Techniques, across its 750-strong HGV fleet.
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