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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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16/04/2024

C & G Coaches acquires Totalkare lifting equipment

Peterborough-based C & G Coaches is to benefit from a completely mobile workshop with the addition of a refurbished set of Totalkare S6CF wireless mobile column lifts.
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16/04/2024

Equipmake appoints business development director

Equipmake has appointed Glenn Saint business development director to support the company’s continuing expansaion across the commercial vehicle electrification sector.
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15/04/2024

New electric winch for loading HGVs

Hoist & Winch supplied an electric-powered winch to a UK building products company that is allowing the safe loading of heavy goods vehicles (HGV).
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12/04/2024

HVS celebrates hydrogen truck trailer

A Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS) test vehicle has delivered its first trailer pull on a test track at UTAC, Milbrook.
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11/04/2024

Bacton Transport receives Scania trucks

Haulage company Bacton Transport has received 11 new Scania Trucks that will be based out of its head office in Woolpit, Suffolk.
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10/04/2024

New trucks help Bako cut fleet emissions

Bakery wholesaler Bako has received 24 rigid trucks, mounted with a combination of Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT (multi-temperature) systems and engineless Iceland 11 MT units.
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10/04/2024

LTS Global deploys electric truck

LTS Global Solutions is using an electric truck within a 50 miles radius of its 130,000 sq. ft site in Coleshill, Warwickshire.
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09/04/2024

Tyre Spot staff undertake Michelin training

North East-based Tyre Spot has put 30 staff members through a Michelin training course centred on the manufacturer’s sustainability principles and CrossClimate family of products.
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09/04/2024

Jaama to focus on compliance at CV show

Fleet software provider Jaama is to focus on helping commercial vehicle (CV) fleets manage their compliance and costs more efficiently at the 2024 CV Show in Birmingham.
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08/04/2024

Butcombe expands fleet with Volvo trucks

Butcombe Brewery has taken delivery of its two latest Volvo trucks as part of its ongoing fleet transition from a rival vehicle manufacturer.
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05/04/2024

Volta Trucks prepares for sustainable comeback

Volta Trucks is preparing for a sustainable comeback in Europe in 2024, having emerged from administration on 1 December 2023, 48 days after filing for bankruptcy.
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04/04/2024

Willmotts expands fleet with Tiger curtainsiders

South-west warehousing and distribution specialist Willmotts Transport has taken delivery of 60 new Tiger curtainsiders to support the continued expansion of its business.
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04/04/2024

Harsh wet kits complement Scania tractors

Five new Scania 6x2 tractors fitted with Harsh wet kits have joined the fleet of Lancashire bulk haulier T&J Haulage.
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03/04/2024

Collins invests in vehicle safety

Derbyshire-based earthmoving and civil projects contractor Collins Earthworks has invested in four new hi-tech, five-camera systems from Brigade Electronics for the newest additions to its fleet.
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03/04/2024

Tevva hosts drive event day

Tevva kicked off the first of its 2024 drive event days, allowing 40 prospective customers to drive its 7.5 tonne battery-electric truck at Tevva London in Tilbury.
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02/04/2024

Alexander Dennis appoints national account manager

Alexander Dennis has appointed Shaun Millar national account manager, where he will focus on large independent and municipal bus operators.
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28/03/2024

Clarke benefits from Michelin policy

Clarke Transport has moved its 475-strong fleet of trucks and trailers to a Michelin X Multi New and Remix policy to cut costs and reduce downtime.
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28/03/2024

XPO focuses on ‘neurodiversity champions’

XPO, a provider of sustainable logistics solutions, is offering training to ‘neurodiversity champions' as part of its commitment to encourage an inclusive environment.
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27/03/2024

RVS workshop gets Maha equipment

Maha UK has completed the installation of equipment at a new workshop facility in Coventry that Rogers Vehicle Servicing (RVS) established, having outgrown its original site.
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27/03/2024

RHA: Direct Vision Standard update

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has provided an update on a meeting with Transport for London (TfL) on the Progressive Safe System.
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26/03/2024

Chevin offers new fleet tool

?Chevin Fleet Solutions has launched FleetWave SmartForms, a tool embedded within its FleetWave fleet management software that allows users to create data capture forms.
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26/03/2024

ContiConnect enables digital tyre management

Continental is using ContiConnect Lite to create a bridge between tyre sensors and tyre management.
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25/03/2024

Mannok to trial hydrogen HGVs

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems has entered a Memorandum of Agreement to explore the integration of hydrogen fuel cell heavy goods vehicles (HGV) into Mannok Builds’s fleet.
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25/03/2024

Tip appoints fleet and engineering director

Tip Group has appointed Mark Carlin fleet and engineering director, strengthening its maintenance and engineering support across the truck and trailer sectors.
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22/03/2024

Volvo Buses unveils BZR platform

Volvo Buses pulled back the curtain on its BZR Electric platform at a preview event for its new World of Volvo experience centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.
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