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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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07/05/2021

South Ayrshire switches to live vehicle camera system for better protection

A spate of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles at South Ayrshire Council has led the council to switch to live camera systems that are remotely monitored and health-checked.
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07/05/2021

IVECO adds new variants to DRIVEAWAY bodybuilder programme for Daily

Following on from the successful relaunch of the ready-built IVECO DRIVEAWAY programme for the Daily range in September 2020, five new mission-ready models are set-to-roll, catering for an even wider range of professionals.
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06/05/2021

New role at RHCV supports contract customers

East Midlands independent Renault trucks distributor RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has appointed a dedicated warranty and contracts manager.
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06/05/2021

New study examines impact of transition to electric mobility

FEV Consulting has published its latest scenarios of the effects on the industry of electrification of light commercial vehicles and passenger cars up to the year 2040. It is commissioned by German industrial trade body VDMA.
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05/05/2021

Ford announces European customer trials programme for E-Transit van

The first European customer trials of the new E-Transit – the full-electric version of the Ford Transit – will soon be underway, Ford today announced.
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05/05/2021

Owens Group chooses New Generation MAN TGX Trucks

Welsh logistics firm Owens Group of Llanelli has ordered 77 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470 6×2 tractors for its South Wales and Wrexham operations.
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04/05/2021

IVECO launches off-road successor to Trakker

The new IVECO T-WAY introduces a new HI-TRONIX automated transmission with functions specifically developed for off-road mobility.
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04/05/2021

Webfleet Solutions launches integrated video telematics solution

Webfleet Solutions has launched an integrated video telematics system that allows users to access and manage their vehicles and in-vehicle cameras from a single interface. Webfleet Video combines technology from Webfleet Solutions and Lytx ...
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29/04/2021

Daimler Truck and Volvo Group trail launch of hydrogen fuel-cell JV ...

Daimler Truck and Volvo Group have officially outlined their roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and ...
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29/04/2021

Tesco delivery fleet saves fuel with help from Lightfoot

Tesco Grocery Home Shopping, will cut its fuel bill and CO2 emissions by more than 7,000 metric tonnes in just one year thanks to the introduction of driver aid Lightfoot across its fleet of delivery vehicles.
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29/04/2021

Ketra Logistics partners with Ryder for its new DVS-compliant trucks

Ketra Logistics has partnered with Ryder to supply trucks on contract hire for the first time. Ryder has delivered 14 DAF rigids to Ketra, based in Thamesmead, south-east London. The fleet is comprised of two 7.5t LF150s, five 12t LF180s ...
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28/04/2021

Boughey takes delivery of first Volvo New Generation FH vehicles

Boughey Distribution of Cheshire has taken delivery of its first Volvo new generation FH vehicles. The new FH 13-litre 460bhp Euro VI model went into production in April and Boughey says that it will be one of the first companies in the ...
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28/04/2021

Brit-Tipp chooses side-lift for refuse truck

Brit-Tipp, the Warrington commercial bodywork and tipper company, has specified a side-loading refuse bin lift for Biffa, to provide a back-up collection service for households in the Winchester area.
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27/04/2021

Fontaine introduces new heavy-duty two-inch sliding fifth wheel

Fifth wheel specialist Fontaine has announced the launch of a new 170SF heavy duty two-inch sliding fifth wheel, designed for 80-tonne applications, which is said to allow for a heavier payload without the need to specify costly ...
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26/04/2021

Cement transporter saves on tyres and time with AES workshop equipment

Cris Services Group, the Purfleet-based concrete haulier and commercial repairs specialist, has reduced workshop costs, extended tyre life and cut vehicle downtime since acquiring a Josam wheel alignment system and portable heat inductor ...
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23/04/2021

Renault’s first 16-tonne UK full electric vehicle rolled out

Warburtons, the UK’s largest bakery brand, is rolling out its first 16 tonne full-electric truck, a Renault Trucks D Z.E.
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23/04/2021

Allison Transmission and Emergency One formalise e-axle integration

Allison Transmission and Emergency One (UK) will integrate the Allison eGen Power 100D electric axle into Emergency One’s E1 electric fire rescue and emergency vehicle platform, according to the terms of a new memoradum of understanding.
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22/04/2021

K Group tests full-electric van refrigeration for supermarket deliveries in ...

The K Group has successfully tested the electric E-200 refrigeration unit paired with the electric-powered MAN eTGE van in its food delivery operations in Finland. K Group is the third biggest retail operator in Northern Europe, with over ...
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22/04/2021

Continental and R&J Strang stand the test of time with Patersons Quarries

Scottish aggregates firm Patersons Quarries has signed a five-year contract with Continental-owned tyre dealer, R&J Strang Tyre Services, renewing a supply relationship that has been going for 25 years.
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21/04/2021

Vauxhall is to supply Mitie with fleet of 655 full-electric Vivaro-e vans

Vauxhall is to supply Mitie, one of the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services companies, with 655 new all-electric Vivaro-e vans.
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21/04/2021

Birmingham Busworks retrofits workshop with Totalkare column lifts

To support its ongoing vehicle service and repair operation, Birmingham Busworks has invested in two sets of mobile column lifts from Totalkare to provide flexible lifting capacity in the workshop.
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20/04/2021

MAN completes military container loader refit

MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s Modification Centre has completed the complex conversion of 382 UK MoD MAN HX trucks, helping modernise the fleet of British Army’s logistics corps.
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20/04/2021

Operators should consider moving autumn vehicle inspections to summer, says DVSA

Because of the annual test exemptions that DVSA offered last year due to COVID-19, DVSA annual inspections for trucks and trailers are no longer evenly spaced throughout the year. It warns that the August to November period is ...
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19/04/2021

ZF launches braking system and predictive cruise control at Chinese trade show

At the Auto Shanghai 2021 trade show, 21-28 April, ZF is planning to launch globally an advanced emergency braking system for commercial vehicles, OnGuardMAX, and debut it on Chinese roads.
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19/04/2021

Hultsteins appoints national service partner to support diesel-free transport ...

Swedish company Hultsteins has appointed Kent-based Longhurst Refrigeration as UK national aftersales service partner.
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