More CV Show headliners announced ahead of next week 10 April 2015

Gray & Adams, Thermo King, VDO, Isotrak, Vehicle Weighing Solutions, OBS Logistics, Junair and Toyota Material Handling are among the latest to announce their intentions for next week’s CV Show (14—16 April 2015, NEC, Birmingham).

Gray & Adams' stand, in the CV Show Cool sector, will feature a 13.6-metre lifting deck semi-trailer in Marks and Spencer's new 'Adventures in Imagination' livery.

Not only does it have stronger aerodynamic profiling, but it is also claimed to have "a series of cleverly engineered measures" that allow it to carry 44 pallets, 10% more than a standard 13.6m double-decker.

Meanwhile, an 18-tonne rigid, based on a DAF chassis and commissioned by Burnt Tree's Refrigerental operation, will also be on Gray & Adams' stand, featuring the firm's insulated body and with a moving longitudinal lane for load-carrying flexibility.

Outside, the trailers and bodies builder will be presenting another 18-tonner – this a Scania – in the colours of Greggs bakery. This vehicle will show the firm's clasic body design, which incorporates a compression buffer system developed to minimise damage while operating on loading docks, as well as a movable variable stow bulkhead.

Elsewhere, on Thermo King's stand, visitors can expect to see a selection of its refrigeration options, including the new V-200/300 Max Spectrum multi-temperature units, designed for small trucks and vans – such as in the retail home delivery market.

Thermo King says its new units feature new evaporators to meet dimension requirements and fit in the compartment, so also offering reduced weight for increased payload.

The company wil also be majoring on its use of R-452A refrigerant. Its new SLXe trailers with next generation refrigerant are in production now and can be ordered across Europe, says the firm. And for operators wanting to transition their existing units, Thermo King offers a refrigerant replacement service.

As for VDO, watch out for its TIS-Web analysis and archiving software, due to make its debut at the CV Show.

VDO offers a range of apps for transport operators and workshops, but the new TIS-Web Fleet app, with a VDO SmartLink Pro and digital tachograph, provides all relevant information plus driver card downloads, messaging, vehicle check reports and location data for vehicle tracking.

The Driver App – when used with a SmartLink Pro bluetooth dongle and, again VDO's digital tachograph – also offers drivers remote access to digital tachograph, VDO counter and calendar information. Information can be viewed on a Smartphone up to 50 metres away from a vehicle.

The Workshop App gives technical information to the workshop tachograph technician, including service and error code information.

Elsewhere, Isotrak says it is using the CV Show to demonstrate how its software can help make transport logistics more efficient and flexible. Its latest PTV logistics software covers transport strategy, tactics, operations and execution.

Vehicle Weighing Solutions, meanwhile, intends to launch its new VOPS2 van overload protection system, said to be more accurate than its predecessor and easier to fit. The in-cab indicator that gives drivers front and rear, net, gross and axle weights.

Then on OBS Logistics's stand, you can witness the launch of its VEhub mobile Android app, described as a low-cost, easy to use, entry-level fleet management system "for operators of all sizes". This app is available for the TomTom PRO 827x series, extending the use of its photo capture capability and geo location to help transport companies manage processes more efficiently.

Daily vehicle checks allow drivers to capture defects, with photos, to provide a detailed record for maintenance and comply with health and safety requirements. Barcode scanning also allows the location of each trailer and unit to be captured and, in the case of an accident, the app supports the driver.

For something different, go to spraybooth manufacturer Junair's stand to see its new Alfa-Platform for spraybooths and on paint lines, claimed to offer benefits, including robust construction, stable operation, an innovative gliding mechanism, easy maintenance of the cylinder rod and a new safety cover.

And different again, Toyota Material Handling UK will be demonstrating its range of forklifts and warehouse equipment, including the BT Prolifter hand pallet truck, which is said to require 66% less force to move. Its range of forklift trucks all come with the Toyota System of Active of Stability (SAS) making sure operators are safe at all times.

Brian Tinham

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Related Companies
Gray & Adams Ltd
Isotrak Ltd
Junair Group Ltd
OBS Logistics
Society of Operations Engineers
Thermo King (Northern)
Toyota Material Handling UK Ltd
Vdo Instruments Ltd
Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd

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