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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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07/12/2023

ArrowXL invests £5m in fleet expansion

ArrowXL, a two-person home delivery specialist, is to expand its fleet of vehicles as part of a £5 million investment.
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06/12/2023

Coolius trailer serves as mobile workshop

Wabcowurth, Würth and Würth Fahrzeugeinrichtungen have launched a trailer that offers an A/C service for construction, agricultural and forestry machinery, as well as similar commercial vehicles.
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06/12/2023

Renault Trucks adds safety features to range

Renault Trucks has equipped its urban and regional range with new features in a bid to enhance the safety of drivers and vulnerable road users.
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05/12/2023

WN Vtech Holdings goes into administration

Vehicle manufacturer WN Vtech Holdings has gone into administration, according to a report by The Bolton News.
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05/12/2023

Manor Farm & Storage praises Fruehauf tippers

Bedfordshire-based Manor Farm & Storage has hailed the reliability and robustness of two new stepframe Smoothsider tipper trailers purchased from Fruehauf.
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04/12/2023

Michelin tyres reduce downtime for SAS Logistics

Avonmouth-based operator SAS Logistics has confirmed that the Michelin X Works replacement tyres used on its commercial vehicle fleet are reducing downtime.
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01/12/2023

Glasgow firm hails MV for delivery of tipper grab

Glasgow-based Ellerslie T&C has praised MV Commercial for delivering a tipper grab, helping the utilities contractor avoid lengthy lead times in sourcing the truck from other suppliers.
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01/12/2023

Maha helps expand Chassis Cab workshop space

Maha has helped Chassis Cab convert its existing workshop space in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, into a two-bay service lane and unit repair workshop.
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30/11/2023

Alltruck Group operates as part of Mercedes-Benz network

Alltruck Group, a member of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks authorised repairer network, is now supporting heavy vehicle operations in the central belt of Scotland and beyond.
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30/11/2023

Schmitz Cargobull mourns the loss of Peter Schmitz

Schmitz Cargobull has mourned the loss of Peter Schmitz, who died at the age of 84 in his hometown of Altenberge in Germany.
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29/11/2023

Report shows worst regions for A-road surface conditions

An ORR (Office of Rail and Road) report has found the condition of road surfaces in National Highways’s East region is lower than the rest of England.
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29/11/2023

Stertil lifts help Go North West

Stertil Koni has provided 12 sets of 7.5 wireless mobile column lifts to support Go North West’s Bee Network in Manchester.
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28/11/2023

JMW launches commercial road transport team

Law firm JMW Solicitors has launched a specialist commercial road transport team with the recruitment of two partners who are lawyers in the sector.
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28/11/2023

Biomethane refuelling station opens in Wales

Refuels has opened a renewable biomethane refuelling station in Wales that has 12 pumps capable of refuelling more than 500 heavy goods vehicles (HGV) daily.
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27/11/2023

Volvo apprentice training centre opens its doors

Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland is investing more than £300,000 in its new apprentice training centre located within Remit Training’s automotive academy in Derby.
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24/11/2023

Stertil lifts help Topview Sightseeing London

Stertil Koni has installed two sets of wireless column lifts with a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes at the new Wimbledon workshops of Topview Sightseeing London.
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24/11/2023

Johnsons orders rigids and double decks

Laundry hire company Johnsons Hotel Linen has begun introducing 52 rigids and three double decks manufactured by Tiger Trailers to meet its demanding operations.
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23/11/2023

FirstGroup and Hitachi JV to purchase 1,000 ebuses

A new FirstGroup and Hitachi joint venture (JV) called NextGen AssetCo is to purchase up to 1,000 electric buses valued at £100 million.
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23/11/2023

Mahle launches training portal for technicians

Mahle has launched a training portal to offer workshops and garages support with regular practical sessions and e-learning courses.
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22/11/2023

Goodyear integrates app with Mercedes-Benz portal

Goodyear is integrating its DriverHub mobile application into the Mercedes-Benz Truck App Portal, equipping drivers with additional visibility into tyre conditions.
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22/11/2023

Jost welcomes WG Tankers as service agent

Jost, a supplier of components for commercial vehicles, has appointed WG Tankers as their new service agent.
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21/11/2023

Rygor welcomes 2023 apprentice cohort

Dealer Rygor Auto welcomed 13 new Mercedes-Benz apprentices into its business as part of its commitment to training and nurturing new talent.
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21/11/2023

Go South Coast puts low-emission buses to use

Go South Coast has upgraded its Morebus and Southern Vectis fleets with 35 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 low-emission buses.
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20/11/2023

TruckEast passes ISO14001:2015 certification

Suffolk-based Scania Dealer group TruckEast has achieved ISO14001:2015 certification, a globally recognised standard for environmental management systems.
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17/11/2023

Alexander Dennis expands warehouse capacity

Alexander Dennis has undertaken a lease for additional warehouse capacity at its Scarborough facility in a move that will allow it to concentrate on logistics.
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