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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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02/06/2021

Laws calls on Asset Alliance for tractor contract hire

A combination of competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and quality support services has seen Law Distribution return to Asset Alliance Group to upgrade its fleet.
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01/06/2021

Two Carrier Transicold service partners invest in new facilities

Two of Carrier Transicold’s longest serving network service partners have relocated to improved facilities.
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28/05/2021

Andover Trailers delivers 32-tonne plant body to Shorts Group

The bespoke built plant body is mounted to a 32-tonne 8x2 Scania chassis and represents a new addition to the company’s commercial vehicle fleet, specifically operating within the plant hire side of the business, which also offers waste ...
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27/05/2021

Lynch debuts high-visibility urban tippers

L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage of Hemel Hempstead has put into service low-entry Scania L Series 8x4 high-visibility urban tippers featuring Thompsons’ Loadmaster Lite bodywork.
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27/05/2021

Citroën cleans up with Varitech Systems' electric fleet deal

Citroën retailer Yeomans in Exeter has delivered an order of nine new Citroën ë-Dispatch vans through Varitech Systems Ltd on behalf of a client providing cleaning services across Leeds and the surrounding area.
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26/05/2021

TyreWatch to launch continuous wheel alignment monitoring system

Due for full UK roll-out in September, AutoAlign is a dynamic and unique vehicle monitoring system designed to combat the widespread problem of wheel misalignment which, according to TyreWatch, is unknowingly suffered by around 33% of all ...
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26/05/2021

Isuzu Truck adds second RHCV dealership to its UK network

Following the appointment of RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) as a truck dealer in Northampton in 2020, Isuzu Truck UK has appointed RHCV’s Newark facility as its second full dealer point for the Isuzu truck marque.
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25/05/2021

Intercounty Truck & Van smashes its sales targets after service-led turnaround

A series of orders from leading operators that demand the highest standards of aftersales support have thrown the spotlight on the progress made by Mercedes-Benz dealer Intercounty Truck & Van over the last couple of years.
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25/05/2021

Walton Summit Trucks invests in Stertil Koni wireless column lifts

Stertil Koni has supplied two sets of heavy-duty wireless mobile column lifts to Walton Summit Trucks for accessibility under vehicles and to make best use of workshop space during servicing and repair operations.
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24/05/2021

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches aftercare plan for older vans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its all-inclusive aftercare plan to support customers with vans aged between three and six years. The package, named ‘All-in from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ offers businesses two services, ...
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24/05/2021

Bulk haulier buys first Renault

TJ Transport has taken delivery of its first ever Renault truck, a C430 8x4.
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21/05/2021

JOST sells Edbro hydraulic cylinder business

Commercial vehicle component supplier JOST Werke AG has sold its Edbro hydraulic cylinder business (formerly JOST UK Ltd) to fund manager Endless LLP.
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21/05/2021

Sentinel Systems fits vehicle cameras for Moove Lubricants

As part of a plan to improve processes across the business, Moove was looking to update an older system in four of its vehicles to offer additional regulatory and operational benefits.
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20/05/2021

Bridgestone launches new bus tyre on back of Stagecoach Manchester testing

Bridgestone’s quietest bus and coach tyre ever made can now be revealed, following 18 months of internal testing with its biggest fleet customer.
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20/05/2021

A&A Recycling Services waste no time investing in two Hiab hookloaders

A recycling business based in the Midlands has invested in Hiab heavy-load handling equipment.
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19/05/2021

Scania’s new Fencer single-deck bus offers multiple alternative fuel options

The UK has been chosen for the global launch of Scania's new Fencer bus range, the first model of which is the Fencer f1, a single deck, fully built-up bus.
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19/05/2021

Vauxhall previews Vivaro-e HYDROGEN van

Vauxhall’s new zero emissions Vivaro-e HYDROGEN light commercial vehicle has a range of up to 249 miles, refuels in just three minutes and a cargo volume up to 6.1m3, the same as the diesel or battery-electric versions.
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18/05/2021

Dealers Orwell Truck & Van and S & B Commercials double up on new Essex ...

A £4m truck and van aftersales centre is taking shape in Witham, Essex. The two dealers are part of Motus (UK), which runs a total of eight branches selling and supporting Mercedes-Benz and FUSO trucks in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and ...
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18/05/2021

Microlise launches trailer brake performance monitoring tool

Telematics provider Microlise has launched new trailer brake performance monitoring capabilities. Microlise claims its Trailer Brake Performance Monitoring package will help fleet operators reduce vehicle off road (VOR) time and improve ...
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17/05/2021

Royal Mail adds 29 CNG-powered tractors to UK fleet

Following a successful trial, Royal Mail is expanding its use of low-emission vehicles, with the addition of 29 gas-powered trucks fuelled by bio-based compressed natural gas (bio-CNG) to its fleet.
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17/05/2021

Grange Quarries raises its tipper game

Founded in 2000, Grange Quarries of Lockerbie is celebrating its 21st birthday with a 10-vehicle fleet expansion, with the company’s latest tipper going on the road being fitted with both a Harsh front end tipping gear and a Harsh ‘Slide ...
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14/05/2021

CV counterterrorism standard published

BSI, in its role as the UK national standards body, has published what it calls the first standard to help mitigate the threat of terrorist and other criminal activity on society from the use of commercially operated vehicles.
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14/05/2021

Total People and LTE Group update heavy vehicle apprenticeship facility in ...

North West apprenticeship training provider, Total People, is driving forward bus, coach and HGV success thanks to a £750,000 investment in its South Manchester training facilities by parent company, LTE Group.
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13/05/2021

RHA publishes new tail-lift safety guidance

The RHA has published guidance to improve safety around the use of tail lifts.
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13/05/2021

Genie Insights launches customised solar panels for commercial vehicles

Fleet technology supplier Genie Insights has developed a range of solar products custom-designed for use on commercial vehicles.
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