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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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16/11/2023

Abellio rolls out ebuses on Route 433

?Abellio is rolling out a fleet of electric buses to operate on Route 433, which runs between Addington Village interchange and East Croydon.
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15/11/2023

Travis Perkins enters fleet management partnership

Travis Perkins has entered a fleet management partnership with Zenith for more than 300 assets, which include 1600 heavy goods vehicles and 800 light commercial vehicles.
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14/11/2023

Fishers uses Fraikin-supplied rigids

Scotland-based Fishers Laundry Services has extended its agreement with Fraikin with the delivery of 25 new trucks, which include a single 7.5 tonne and 24 15-tonne rigids.
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13/11/2023

FORS training benefits MTS

Kent-based liquid waste management company MTS Cleansing Services has attributed an improvement in fleet productivity to the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme).
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13/11/2023

Valley Water Services uses tippers

Valley Water Services has claimed that the four DAF CF 450 tipper grabs purchased from MV Commercial are reducing downtime.
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10/11/2023

Microlise unveils Transport Management System

Microlise Group has launched its Transport Management System (TMS) to serve as an end to end solution, covering order creation and cost planning, management, delivery and invoicing.
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09/11/2023

Scania updates battery electric truck range

Scania has updated its urban battery electric truck range with a new electric machine that combines an electric motor and gearbox.
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08/11/2023

Lyne receives Harsh hookloader unit

Lyne Grounds Maintenance has received a Harsh hookloader unit fitted to an Isuzu 7.5t gross vehicle weight (GVW) chassis that offers access to any working environment.
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07/11/2023

Centrad unveils Driver Guardian camera system

Centrad has launched a camera system that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to identify and analyse dangerous driving behaviours that are likely to lead to accidents.
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07/11/2023

Manchetts wins MAN Dealer of the Year award

MAN Truck & Bus UK has recognised Peterborough dealer Manchetts with the 2022 Dealer of the Year award.
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06/11/2023

Blakedale celebrates year of growth

Chorley-based traffic management specialist Blakedale has claimed its vehicle fleet, customer base and revenues have grown in the 12 months since being acquired by Northgate.
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03/11/2023

Stertil provides lift to Fork Truck Direct

Stertil Koni has supplied a 4.7m four-post lift capable of lifting three and four-wheel forklift trucks up to 12-tonne capacity to Fork Truck Direct in Essex.
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03/11/2023

FedEx Express Europe trials HVO

FedEx Express Europe is using hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel five trucks in the UK in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.
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02/11/2023

Alexander Dennis unveils next-gen ebuses

Alexander Dennis has launched its next generation of battery-electric buses for the UK and Ireland by unveiling the Enviro100EV small bus and Enviro400EV double decker.
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02/11/2023

Brit European adds S-Ways to fleet

Cheshire-based international haulage contractor Brit European has added another five new IVECO S-Way trucks to its fleet to strengthen its operational capabilities.
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01/11/2023

Higson expands fleet with Mercedes-Benz Actros

Liverpool-based steel stockholder Higson Edwards has expanded its delivery fleet with a pair of Mercedes-Benz Actros rigid trucks.
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31/10/2023

DAF to equip new models with ADAS

DAF Trucks is to add a suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to its New Generation of DAF Models in January 20224.
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31/10/2023

New fleet on the horizon for Teignbridge

Teignbridge District Council in Devon is to receive a new fleet in Spring 2024 as part of an ongoing contract hire agreement with Specialist Fleet Services (SFS).
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30/10/2023

Kleanbus to upcycle Lothian buses to electric

Kleanbus has entered an agreement with Scotland-based bus operator Lothian to repower and upcycle 18 existing diesel vehicles to electric.
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30/10/2023

Apollo starts deliveries of long-haul trailer tyre

Apollo Tyres has commenced deliveries of its EnduMile LHT, a long-haul trailer (LHT) tyre that has an A-rating for rolling resistance.
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27/10/2023

Allied Bakeries to use double deck trailers

Allied Bakeries is to replace two single deck trailers with high-volume box double deck trailers as part of a collaboration with Don-Bur.
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27/10/2023

Hiab appoints director of Del tail lifts

Hiab has appointed Peter Robertson as director of UK brand Del tail lifts, which has become its own business unit within the company.
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26/10/2023

Bosch offers video-perception as standalone product

Bosch launched its video-perception software from its driver-assistance portfolio as a standalone product while also debuting its hardware-only cameras at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, Germany.
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26/10/2023

CheckedSafe offers text-to-speech function

CheckedSafe has added a text-to-speech feature to the Android version of its app in a move that is expected to simplify fleet operations.
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25/10/2023

European Council weighs in on Euro 7

The European Council (EC) has suggested a number of changes to the proposed Euro 7 regulation, which seeks to set more adequate rules for vehicle emissions.
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