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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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15/01/2024

Brian Whincup receives Krone curtainsiders

?Yorkshire-based Brian Whincup and Sons has received three curtainsider trailers from Krone, enabling it to operate to maximum load capacity within vehicle height and length regulations.
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12/01/2024

Asset Alliance Group launches rental offering

Asset Alliance Group has launched a new bus and coach rental offering to support the specific needs of UK operators.
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11/01/2024

Microlise acquires Enterprise Software Systems

Microlise Group has strengthened its transport management system (TMS) offering with the acquisition of Enterprise Software Systems (ESSL).
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10/01/2024

MGT upgrades workshop with Stertil lifts

MGT Suffolk has upgraded its workshop near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, with two sets of Stertil-Koni heavy duty wireless column vehicle lifts.
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09/01/2024

IRTE Skills Challenge to welcome engineers and technicians

The IRTE Skills Challenge is set to welcome the next generation of public service vehicle (PSV) engineers and technicians for its 12th anniversary.
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09/01/2024

i247 reports rise in level of van tyre wear

Poole-based i247 Group has reported that it is seeing an increase in light commercial vehicles vans with under two millimetres of tyre tread depth.
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08/01/2024

Kinaxia upgrades fleet with more than 200 curtainsiders

Cheshire-based Kinaxia Logistics has received 205 new curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers as part of an investment of more than £6 million this year.
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08/01/2024

Alexander Dennis provides midibuses to Lakeside Coaches

Alexander Dennis has supplied two 8.9 metre long Enviro200 midibuses to Lakeside Coaches of Ellesmere.
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05/01/2024

Aggregate Industries welcomes eMixer truck

Aggregate Industries has expanded its vehicle fleet after welcoming another electric readymix concrete truck as part of its journey to net zero.
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05/01/2024

Fruehauf appoints business development manager

Fruehauf has appointed Gary Hunt as business development manager, who will play a role in the company’s expansion plans for 2024.
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04/01/2024

Brit European extends contract with Prometeon

Cheshire-based Brit European has extended an agreement with Prometeon, covering a fleet of 162 tractor units and rigids, 201 trailers and a mix of cars and vans.
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04/01/2024

Zemo Partnership appoints new leader

Claire Haigh is to lead the Zemo Partnership following the departure of Andy Eastlake, who has stepped down after more than a decade of leadership.
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03/01/2024

First Bus depot begins switch to electric

Work is underway to transform the First Bus depot in Oldham, Manchester, with the introduction of the next phase of electrification.
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03/01/2024

Renault begins production for E-Tech T & C

Renault Trucks is now assembling the Renault Trucks E-Tech T and C at its plant in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
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02/01/2024

Scott McLintock named Scottish Irtec technician of the Year

Scania has announced that Glasgow-based day shift supervisor Scott McLintock has been named 2024 Scottish Irtec Technician of the Year.
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21/12/2023

Bridgestone brings Enliten tech to new range

Bridgestone has incorporated Enliten technologies into its new Ecopia long-haul tyre range to help enhance fuel efficiency for fleets and cut operational costs for fleets.
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20/12/2023

Alltruck supplies modified truck to CN Glass

Alltruck has supplied a specially modified DAF CF 260 to CN Glass for the distribution of glass and related products.
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19/12/2023

SSE to build electric HGV charging hub

SSE Energy Solutions is to build its first electric charging hub for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) at Tyseley Energy Park (TEP) in Birmingham.
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18/12/2023

Mercedes-Benz Actros cleans track beds on rails

Ah Vrij has commissioned a Mercedes-Benz Actros with an excavator body and railway undercarriage for the maintenance of railway lines in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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15/12/2023

Asset Alliance Group opens site in Manchester

Asset Alliance Group has opened a new site at Trafford Park in Manchester, which has become the main base for its asset management division.
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13/12/2023

PSP UK to expand range with new trucks and sweepers

PSP UK, a supplier of suction excavators, is to expand its range of construction equipment with the addition of Amphitec vacuum trucks and Brock sweepers.
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12/12/2023

Hankook tyre plant expands production line

Tyre manufacturer Hankook is to add a truck bus radial production line at its Rácalmás plant in Hungary as part of an investment of approximately €540 million.
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11/12/2023

Guido Dumarey acquires Woodall Nicholson

Belgian industrial entrepreneur Guido Dumarey has acquired the Woodall Nicholson businesses of Coleman Milne, VCS Police, Mellor Bus, Treka Bus, Promech, and JM Engineering.
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08/12/2023

Stagecoach to receive 20 Enviro100 EV buses

Alexander Dennis has confirmed 20 of its Enviro100 EV small-zero emission buses will be delivered to its launch customer Stagecoach.
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07/12/2023

Stellantis launches Pro One strategy

Stellantis has enhanced its commercial vehicle business with Pro One, a strategy encompassing six brands: Citroën, FIAT, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall.
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