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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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29/02/2024

Logiq combines yard management and weighing

Schenck Process, a specialist for bulk materials, is offering a cloud-based software solution that combines truck loading operations with automated weighing of bulk materials.
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28/02/2024

IVECO S-Way 490s boost Ritchie fleet efficiency

Four new IVECO S-Way 4x2 vehicles featuring the Cursor 13 490hp diesel engine are said to be yielding fleet savings for Forfar-based Richie Agricultural.
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27/02/2024

Apprentices urge others follow their career path

Apprentices working at Yorkshire-based gritter manufacturer Econ Engineering have urged more young people to follow in their career footsteps.
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26/02/2024

Continental expands tyre advice video library

Continental has unveiled four tyre advice video guides to help fleets increase their understanding of topics to maximise the safety and performance of their vehicles.
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23/02/2024

SOE president John Eastman resigns

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) president John Eastman is resigning after years of dedicated service.
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23/02/2024

Stagecoach invests in Stertil lifts

Stagecoach has invested in a further set of Stertil Koni 4 x 7.5 tonne wireless column lifts at its Wheatsheaf depot in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
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22/02/2024

Thermo King starts producing E-500 units

Thermo King has started the production of its E-500e single and multi-temperature units for electric light commercial vehicles (e-LCVs).
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22/02/2024

New Plaxton Panther joins N.N. Cresswell fleet

Alexander Dennis has supplied a new Plaxton Panther coach built on a Volvo B8R chassis to N.N Cresswell Coach Hire.
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21/02/2024

The dangers of inflation and zipper failures

Continental Tyres is raising awareness of inflation and zipper failures, which can present a huge risk to tyre technicians, drivers and other road users.
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20/02/2024

Burges Salmon advises FirstGroup on e-buses

Burges Salmon has advised FirstGroup on two connected projects relating to the deployment of up to 1,000 electric buses with a combined value of approximately £200 million.
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19/02/2024

Warburtons rolls out Renault Trucks E-Tech D16s

Warburtons has taken the delivery of four Renault Trucks E-Tech D16s following the successful deployment of its first 16 tonne electric truck in Enfield.
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16/02/2024

Falcon Freight benefits from Mandata Go

Crane transport specialist Falcon Freight has seen an improvement in planning times since migrating to Mandata Go last year.
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15/02/2024

Wickes increases commercial fleet operation

Wickes has taken delivery of its first batch of two of 16 Scania P320 trucks as it expands its delivery services for online customers and trade professionals.
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15/02/2024

Go-Ahead Group to acquire Eastbourne Sightseeing

The Go-Ahead Group has agreed a deal to acquire Eastbourne Sightseeing in a move that will expand its presence in the East Sussex area.
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14/02/2024

Leyland Trucks offers apprenticeship opportunities

Leyland Trucks is offering technology and a dedicated development programme for 28 new apprentices.
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14/02/2024

Tod Technologies launches MV-Media Pod

Tod Technologies has launched a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) municipal digital media product that comes with a 24-12 volt electrical power drive train system.
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13/02/2024

M Plant Hire enhances vehicle testing capabilities

Wales-based M Plant Hire is using a Totalkare brake tester to improve its maintenance procedure and provide a service to other local hauliers.
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13/02/2024

Motus switches to Durite Nano Trackers

Motus Commercials has replaced the telematics units on a fleet of service vans with Smart Nano Trackers from Durite.
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12/02/2024

Leeds City Council modernises fleet operations

Leeds City Council is modernising its refuse and recycling collection fleet with Fleetclear’s Live camera systems and Fleetclear Connect web-based software platform.
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12/02/2024

Evri sets out to attract more female drivers

Parcel delivery company Evri is to launch several initiatives to attract and retain female drivers.
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09/02/2024

JMB benefits from Continental service

Scottish bus and coach hire operator JMB Travel has reaped the benefits of Continental Tyres’s multi-solution approach to tyre management.
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09/02/2024

Electric vans join Alexander Dennis fleet

Alexander Dennis has introduced three electric vans to its AD24 fleet as its field service engineers complete training for the next generation of zero-emission buses.
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08/02/2024

Hyndburn to receive RCVs

Hyndburn Borough Council in Lancashire has awarded Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) a contract for five refuse collection vehicles (RCV) fitted with safety equipment and electric bin lifts.
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08/02/2024

VEV helps Tootbus manage EV fleet

Electric fleet solutions provider VEV has entered an agreement that will allow Tootbus to power its three electric vehicles (EV) in London.
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07/02/2024

Go-Ahead Group to recruit 850 apprentices

The Go-Ahead Group is aiming to recruit 850 apprentices during 2024 to train as bus drives, engineers and a variety of administration roles.
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