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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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27/10/2021

Change of the guard at North East Truck & Van

Commercial vehicle specialist North East Truck & Van Limited has undergone a corporate restructure to further its aim of ensuring proactive succession planning to safeguard its.
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27/10/2021

Forklift and heavy-haul Andover trailers for L. Hunt

Hampshire-based haulier, L. Hunt & Sons, has taken delivery of two new bespoke trailers from Andover Trailers, extending a relationship between the two companies dating back more than 30 years.
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26/10/2021

New FORS standard revealed

FORS has published the latest iteration of its road transport accreditation scheme standard – Version 6.0. The document sets out the requirements FORS members must meet if they wish to be accredited under the scheme, and is refreshed every ...
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26/10/2021

Two for one with sports car transporter

Luxury sports car sales and service company Aston Workshop has entrusted the crucial job of transporting cherished heritage vehicles to a new Mercedes-Benz Atego.
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25/10/2021

Tipper tridem fits into Rousell's construction fleet

Somerset-based MRA Rousell and Sons has added a Renault Trucks C460 8x4 tridem with PPG aluminium insulated tipper body to its five-strong fleet.
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25/10/2021

BYD appoints dealer in Netherlands for EV truck and van products

BYD has appointed Bluekens EV B.V. as the first dealer in sales and aftersales services in the Netherlands for its range of full-electric vans and trucks up to 12 tonnes. The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer’s European base is also in ...
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22/10/2021

Two new DAF LFs enter service for Bradfords Building Supplies

Serving local businesses across the South West for over 250 years, Bradfords Building Supplies has taken delivery of two new DAF LFs as part of a total order of 15 new DAF trucks. The new vehicles will be used across all of Bradfords, ...
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21/10/2021

Stertil Koni washbay lifts support East Riding of Yorkshire council depots

Stertil Koni has delivered a fourth Skylift heavy duty vehicle lift for the local council depot in Goole, Yorkshire.
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20/10/2021

FUSO Canter 7.5-tonner rises to the challenge for The Authentic Bread Company

A Gloucestershire craft baker has commissioned its first 7.5-tonne truck to help it meet increased demand from its two biggest wholesale customers, both of which have seen significant growth in their home delivery businesses as a result of ...
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19/10/2021

Eminox launches global manufacturing expansion

Emissions control company Eminox has announced it will add a new site in Slovakia alongside investment in its existing Gainsborough headquarters.
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18/10/2021

Three new Volvos up and running for Walkers Transport

Walkers Transport is adding a further three 6x2 pusher axle tractor units to its expanding fleet.
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15/10/2021

Scania launches three-axle LNG tractor unit

Scania has further extended its portfolio of dedicated gas-fuelled trucks with the introduction of a 6x2/2 LNG (liquified natural gas) tractor unit equipped with a lightweight Hendrickson centre lift-axle.
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14/10/2021

New operations director at Fraikin drives in-house maintenance growth

Fraikin has appointed Andy Towns to the new role of operations director, with a brief to lead the firm’s engineering and operations functions as it works to bring more maintenance back in-house.
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14/10/2021

Salisbury Linen Services chooses Ryder for fleet replacement

Ryder has supplied new customer Salisbury Linen Services with a range of DAF vehicles under a lease hire deal to meet SLS’s health service delivery requirements.
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13/10/2021

Continental Digital Solutions boosts safety and cuts costs for G. Webb

For bulk haulier G. Webb, the rollout of ContiPressureCheck and ContiConnect yard reader has seen tyre reliability increase and maintenance costs significantly drop.
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13/10/2021

MEYLE launches high-voltage e-learning course available in English

Under the name ‘MEYLE Academy’, the German manufacturer MEYLE is offering a wide range of digital training courses free of charge.
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12/10/2021

Adams Morey develops Redbridge site

Commercial vehicle dealership group Adams Morey has invested in its Redbridge site to create a one-stop-shop location for truck, van and motorhomes.
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11/10/2021

Dacorum Borough Council standardises refuse collection fleet on 25 Econics

West Hertfordshire’s Dacorum Borough Council has added a further 14 Econic refuse collection vehicles to the 11 it commissioned in January 2020. All 25 trucks were supplied by S & B Commercials, which has been trading as Motus Truck & Van ...
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08/10/2021

RATP Dev UK and Tower Transit announce new joint venture in West London

In response to an increasingly competitive London bus market requiring greater investment and market adaptation, RATP Dev UK and Tower Transit have formed a new joint venture.
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06/10/2021

SFS wins West Country fleet contracts

Following a joint procurement exercise, Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Devon Council have both awarded a seven-year (+7) contract hire agreement for the provision and maintenance of their fleets to Specialist Fleet Services ...
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05/10/2021

New UK MD of Mercedes-Benz Trucks dies at 56

Wolfgang Theissen, who took over as managing director of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in August 2020, died on 7 September.
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05/10/2021

West Coast Haulage takes on 60 Volvo tippers

Thame-based West Coast Haulage is taking delivery of 60 Volvo FMX tippers in one of the largest deals for the new model to-date. The order was secured by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East.
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04/10/2021

NRG Riverside trials Electra battery-electric trucks with Frigoblock fridge

Following the launch of battery-electric refuse collection vehicles in London, NRG Riverside has worked with corporate cousin Electra Commercial Vehicles to create four temperature-controlled distribution vehicles ranging from a 19-tonne ...
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04/10/2021

UK's first Renault Z.E. skip loaders ordered

National waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has ordered the UK’s first two battery-electric 18-tonne Renault D Wide Z.E. skip loaders.
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01/10/2021

New minibus launched as Mellor announces investment

Mellor, the Rochdale-based bus manufacturer, has launched a new bus: Orion Evolution is a 5.5-tonne, 27-passenger vehicle. The 8m-long vehicle features a 180bhp engine driving through a nine-speed automatic ZF gearbox, sliding door, access ...
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