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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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22/06/2021

Prometeon completes the Triathlon truck tyre line

Prometeon has expanded the Pirelli-branded Triathlon range of regional and long-distance distribution tyres with the introduction of four new sizes for both steer (FR) and drive (TR) units, and improved load indexes on another two existing ...
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22/06/2021

TPN introduces tail-lift surcharge

The Pallet Network, an alliance of 119 regional delivery firms, is introducing a per-pallet surcharge for all tail-lift deliveries as of 1 August 2021, to protect driver safety, service levels and partner profitability.
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21/06/2021

Hermes launches early-stage trials of self-driving vans in Oxford

Delivery firm Hermes has become the first customer to take part in an early stage trial of autonomous vehicles with Ford. The two-week trial will use a specially adapted Ford commercial vehicle featuring sensors that mimic the look of an ...
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21/06/2021

Ward Recycling’s £2m green upgrade

Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist Ward has invested more than £2m in upgrading its materials handling vehicles to improve energy efficiency and safety across its 120-strong fleet.
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18/06/2021

Engineers at UK bus operators share expertise and experiences on electric ...

A first meeting has taken place between UK bus operator engineering teams in May to monitor the effectiveness and operation of electric vehicles.
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18/06/2021

North Northants Council replaces waste and recycling fleet

As new unitary authority North Northamptonshire Council updates its waste and recycling fleet with a vehicle replacement programme comprising over 110 vehicles, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to provide and ...
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17/06/2021

Schmitz Cargobull to start trailer production in the UK

Semi-trailer manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull is opening a new factory in Manchester to build customised vehicles for UK and Irish operators.
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17/06/2021

Falkirk Council goes electric with first delivery of new Citroën ë-Dispatch vans

Falkirk Council in Scotland has made the switch to electric vans, sourcing its first batch of Citroën ë-Dispatch LCVs via Arnold Clark in Armadale.
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16/06/2021

RATP Dev London orders 195 e-buses from BYD/ADL

RATP Dev London, one of Transport for London (TfL)’s principal bus operators, has ordered a total of 195 single and double deck vehicles from BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).
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16/06/2021

Goodyear launches ‘tyre intelligence technology’ for van fleets

Goodyear SightLine uses sensors with cloud-based algorithms to communicate with fleet operators in real-time.
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15/06/2021

Motus Commercials opens new site in Avonmouth

DAF dealer Motus Commercials has opened a new 5.2 acre site in Avonmouth, on the outskirts of Bristol.
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14/06/2021

Three new longer tractors from DAF

DAF has launched three new tractor models partly in response to the European Commission’s introduction of new masses and dimensions regulations that offer new design freedom.
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14/06/2021

Irizar launches series production of electric municipal truck

Bus manufacturer Irizar and Spanish municipal services company FCC Medio Ambiente have begun series production of the first 10 Irizar ie urban electric trucks for refuse collection.
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11/06/2021

WasteCare adds Isuzu Grafter gas bottle carriers to fleet

National recycling company WasteCare has run the Isuzu marque at 7.5 tonne and above across its business for over a 20-year period. However, recently the company has expanded its relationship with Isuzu by adding its first ever Isuzu ...
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11/06/2021

Waitings does the heavy lifting for charity with Scania

Civil engineering and specialist plant hire business Waitings Limited has added a 150-tonnes gross train weight, double-drive STGO Category 3 Scania 650 S heavy haulage prime mover to its Cliburn, near Penrith, Cumbria-based fleet.
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10/06/2021

Vehicle maintenance organiser now offered by RoadTech

RoadTech has launched a digital maintenance recording system for commercial vehicles that includes walk-round checks and maintenance calendar.
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10/06/2021

TomTom launches seven-inch HD satnav for professional drivers

TomTom, the mapmaker and location technology specialist, has launched TomTom GO Expert, which is said to offer smart routing for large vehicles and accurate traffic information to help make every drive more efficient.
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09/06/2021

Barrett Steel contract extension strengthens partnership with Bandvulc

Nationwide steel stockholder and processer, Barrett Steel, has extended its contract with Continental’s UK-based retread tyre brand, Bandvulc, with a new two-year agreement.
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09/06/2021

Ten CNG-fuelled IVECO S-Way NP 460 tractors for Romac Logistics

National distribution and warehousing firm Romac Logistics has become one of the very first operators in the UK to press the new IVECO S-WAY Natural Power into service.
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08/06/2021

Wilcox Commercial Vehicles acquired

Total Vehicle Solutions (TVS) Group has acquired aluminium trailer and tipper body manufacturer Wilcox Commercial Vehicles (Wilcox Group Limited).
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08/06/2021

US e-drive developer plans big Gateshead development

US firm Turntide Technologies has acquired two UK companies and launched Turntide Transport, a new division of the company focused on electrified propulsion for commercial transportation. It plans to establish operations in Gateshead, ...
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07/06/2021

ATF moratorium partially rescinded

Since 2017, DVSA has paused applications for new ATFs. As part of the heavy vehicle testing review, The Department for Transport has recommended that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency should consider allowing more Authorised Testing ...
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07/06/2021

Allison Transmission Introduces xFE transmissions for medium-duty trucks

Allison Transmission has introduced two new versions of its xFE (for extra fuel economy) fully automatic transmission for use in medium-duty trucks in the EMEA region.
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04/06/2021

Trakm8 provides leasing firm with vehicle maintenance options for its customers

UK fleet management and leasing company Multifleet has partnered with telematics supplier Trakm8 to launch ‘Run Your Fleet Connect’, enabling a more proactive approach to vehicle maintenance.
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03/06/2021

Belgian logistics leader ECS orders 50 dual-height curtainsiders from Tiger ...

UK trailer manufacturer Tiger Trailers has expanded its international customer base with the delivery of 50 mega trailer curtainsiders to ECS in Zeebrugge, Belgium.
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