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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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07/02/2024

Morris Lubricants launches enhanced Ultralife range

Morris Lubricants has upgraded its Ultralife antifreeze coolants range, increasing its coverage to 169 manufacturers’s specifications and international standards.
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06/02/2024

Southgate receives first PSVAR coach

Alexander Dennis has supplied a new Plaxton Leopard coach to Southgate & Finchley Coaches that complies with PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR).
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06/02/2024

Petro-Canada Lubricants launches EV fluid solutions

Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched a new line of purpose-built lubricant solutions for electric vehicles (EV) – Petro-Canada Lubricants EVR.
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05/02/2024

Webfleet Tachograph Manager gains DVSA approval

Webfleet Tachograph Manager has achieved approved IT supplier status from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as part of its Earned Recognition scheme.
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02/02/2024

FirstGroup launches advocate network

FirstGroup has launched an advocate network to bring together those who have taken part in its personal development programmes aimed at women and ethnically diverse colleagues.
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02/02/2024

City of York Council uses 25t Stertil lift

?The City of York Council has replaced its 4-post lift with an electro-hydraulic 25 tonne version from Stertil Koni.
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01/02/2024

Preparing for changes to Direct Vision Standard

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is issuing the current criteria detailing what operators need to do to be compliant with Progressive Safe System (PSS) ahead of October.
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31/01/2024

Abels reduces emissions via hydrogen device

A fleet of Abels Moving Services vehicles reduced emissions by 91% over 18 months using a carbon capture device provided by Advanced Hydrogen Technologies’s (AHT).
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31/01/2024

FridgeXpress adds 40 refrigerated vans to fleet

FridgeXpress has expanded its light commercial vehicle (LCV) hire fleet by taking delivery of 40 new IVECO Daily 3.5-tonne refrigerated vans.
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30/01/2024

Acklea adds plastic board and tail lift to range

Traffic management vehicle design specialist Acklea has added a 500kg tail lift and a plastic LP13 light arrow board with a swing-out frame to its range.
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30/01/2024

Fras-le enters the UK market

Fras-le, a Brazil-based manufacturer of commercial vehicle (CV) friction materials and brake systems, is entering the UK.
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29/01/2024

Arriva driver wins Road Safety Hero Award

Arriva Bus driver Richard Prescott has won the Trakm8 Road Safety Hero of 2023 award for his commitment to road safety.
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26/01/2024

Report shows difficulties of setting SMR budgets

A report on electric vehicle (EV) service, maintenance and repair (SMR) has underlined the difficulties of setting budgets in what remains a relatively new discipline.
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26/01/2024

TMD Friction acquires Aequita

TMD Friction is to accelerate its recovery plan through the acquisition of Aequita, a privately owned industrial group based in Munich.
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25/01/2024

Broughton selects Renault Trucks T Highs

Broughton Transport Solutions, a specialist in temperature-controlled and ambient transport, has added two Renault Trucks T Highs to its 60-strong mixed fleet.
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24/01/2024

Touring coach joins Thomas of Rhondda fleet

Porth-based operator Thomas of Rhondda has received an Irizar Integral i6S coach with a DAF MX-13 355 483 hp engine, driving through the ZF Traxon automated gearbox.
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23/01/2024

Northgate survey reveals top eLCV concerns

Fleets are more worried about vehicle choice and availability on their road to electrification rather than range, according to findings from Northgate’s EV roadshow surveys.
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23/01/2024

Actros brings AI analysis to UK sports teams

A Mercedes-Benz Actros L rig is now bringing artificial intelligence (AI) driven performance analysis to professional sports teams in the UK.
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22/01/2024

Bridgestone launches EV services platform

Bridgestone Mobility Solutions and Webfleet launched an electric vehicle (EV) Services Platform for fleets at CES 2024 in Las Vegas.
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22/01/2024

Irizar UK appoints head of aftersales

Irizar UK has appointed Mark Jordan to head of aftersales, a new role that will support coach and e-mobility customers of the Spanish manufacturers’s UK division.
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19/01/2024

Volvo supplies 20 trucks to Ardent Hire

Plant rental and sales specialist Ardent Hire has taken delivery of 20 new Volvo FH 500 6x2 tractor units as part of a fleet upgrade programme.
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18/01/2024

Smiths Bletchington receives Renault Trucks Tridem

Oxfordshire-based producer of aggregates Smiths Bletchington has enhanced its fleet with a Renault Trucks C440 P8x4*4 Tridem Off Road and two C440 P8x4 Off Road tippers.
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17/01/2024

MAN and ABB enter R&D cooperation

MAN Truck & Bus and ABB E-mobility have signed an agreement to work more closely together, particularly in the areas of research and development (R&D).
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17/01/2024

Equipmake doubles fleet repower agreement

Equipmake has doubled its fleet repowering agreement with Big Bus Tours to include a fleet of 20 vehicles.
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16/01/2024

Y3K introduces Smart-I telematics range

London-based technology company Y3K has claimed that its affordable Smart-I range makes video telematics and tracking accessible to businesses of all sizes.
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