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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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24/09/2021

Continental releases updated European winter regulations for commercial vehicle ...

With legal stipulations governing winter equipment on trucks and buses differing across many European countries, Continental has released an updated country-by-country guide listing seasonal tyre regulations as required across Europe.
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23/09/2021

P. C. Coaches takes delivery of the UK's first Scania Fencer

Lincoln-based P. C. Coaches has taken delivery of the UK's first Scania Fencer bus. Handed over at a special ceremony at Scania's UK headquarters and customer support centre in Milton Keynes, the vehicle is the Fencer f1 demonstrator which ...
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23/09/2021

Norfolk school bus operator banned

A DVSA investigation has led to the barring of a Norfolk coach company whose director was on duty for 24 hours straight, including a school run and rail replacement bus service, when required by law to take a nine-hour rest.
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22/09/2021

Electric powertrain manufacturer Equipmake and Spanish bus builder Beulas ...

The bus features a British-built electric powertrain designed and developed at Equipmake’s purpose-built facility in Norfolk, with the body produced by Beulas in Girona, Spain. Testing of Jewel E begins in the October-December 2021 period, ...
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21/09/2021

Bosch uses webcasts and online training courses to tutor latest repair-shop ...

With its new remote diagnostics service, Bosch can now offer all workshops, bodywork shops, and vehicle glass specialists a solution for complicated servicing tasks as well.
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21/09/2021

Two Actros tractors and eActros in production next month: Mercedes-Benz product ...

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched two new tractor models, the Actros F for economy and Actros L for premium. In addition, it has provided an update on its plans for battery-electric vehicles.
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20/09/2021

Sir Robert McAlpine sings the praises of FORS

Sir Robert McAlpine, a UK building and civil engineering company, began stipulating FORS accreditation as a requirement for all vehicles entering its sites back in 2012. In 2020, its own fleet was accredited at FORS Gold.
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20/09/2021

DPD’s fleet grows with an additional 250 trailers from Tiger

Express parcel delivery specialist DPD is introducing 250 Tiger trailers to its UK logistics fleet during 2021, with the orders from the Cheshire manufacturer split into two product types.
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17/09/2021

Renault launches 18t gvw electric rigid

An 18 tonne D Wide Z.E. rigid is joining Renault’s full-electric 16 tonne D Z.E. and 26t D Wide Z.E. models. The manufacturer is also offering a wider range of wheelbases and special connectivity for refrigerated bodies.
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17/09/2021

Scania introduces 13-litre gas engine for bus and coach

Scania has launched a 13-litre gas engine that can run on natural gas and on biogas – regardless if the gas is in compressed or liquified form – as well as new tank options. The new engine enables travel operators to take huge steps ...
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16/09/2021

ZF Aftermarket launches bus and EV products at Automechanika

ZF Aftermarket has launched a number of products at the Automechanika 2021 event in Frankfurt, Germany.
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16/09/2021

Moody Logistics & Storage refreshes artic fleet with pair of new IVECO S-WAY ...

Northumberland’s Moody Logistics & Storage has added a pair of distinctive red & grey IVECO S-WAY tractors to its busy pallet network fleet.
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15/09/2021

Aftercare Response video brings servicing and repairs to the small screen

Customers of Aftercare Response can now review video evidence of repairs that need to be made to their commercial vehicle bodywork and ancillary equipment like tail-lifts and roller shutter doors, as well as more specialist items such as ...
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15/09/2021

Stertil Koni four-post lifts support UK emergency services

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service specified a total of nine Stertil Koni hydraulic vehicle lifts which included two ST4250 models.
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14/09/2021

Biffa places largest-ever retrofit order for Allison’s FuelSense 2.0 software

Allison Transmission will retrofit FuelSense 2.0 software to 493 Dennis Eagle and Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks operated by Biffa, the waste management company.
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14/09/2021

Ricardo and Stagecoach to retrofit bus for UK’s first hydrogen transport hub

Engineering consultancy Ricardo has received government funding to create a retrofit hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstrator for the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub in the north-east of England.
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13/09/2021

Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions launched for fuel transportation

Air compressor and fluid power specialist Ingersoll Rand has launched Ingersoll Rand Transport Solutions (IRTS), focused on the development of vehicle-mounted transport solutions and fuel systems for the fuel transportation market.
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13/09/2021

Pirelli launches tyre app on Geotab marketplace

Pirelli (whose tyres now go under the Prometeon brand) and Geotab have begun a new partnership. Now available on the Geotab Marketplace, the Pirelli CYBER Fleet system will enable Geotab customers to reduce tyre-related operating costs ...
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09/09/2021

Alfred Hymas opts for Harsh wet kits on five new weight-saving Volvo FHs

UK bulk tipper operator, Yorkshire-based Alfred Hymas has specified Harsh tractor wet kits on five new weight-saving Volvo FHs.
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09/09/2021

Tom Moorhouse and Son takes delivery of 12 new DAFs

DAF dealership Motus Commercials Huddersfield has handed over 12 new DAF XF 530 FTG Super Space tractor units to Tom Moorhouse and Son Ltd.
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08/09/2021

Ford Venari Alliance shows off 3.5t Transit chassis cab ambulance prototype

“Project Siren” is a new ambulance platform cleverly packaged to retain a weight limit under 3.5 tonnes, enabling National Health Service Ambulance Trust drivers and paramedics to drive the vehicle on a standard UK driving license.
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08/09/2021

TruTac maintenance record contract cures operator’s paperwork headaches

Bentons Haulage, experts in UK general haulage, has significantly improved fleet efficiency and compliance across all areas of their operation using multiple TruTac software products.
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07/09/2021

MFS Renewables’ Titan hybrid system generates on-board power

Following the recent launch of its new Renewables Division, commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has added the Titan hybrid power system to its renewables product portfolio, with the Titan system capable of providing ...
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07/09/2021

Moy Park places largest single order of IVECO natural gas trucks in the UK

Northern Ireland’s largest private-sector business and one of the UK’s top food suppliers commits to mass decarbonisation of its transport operation with 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) IVECO Stralis NP, IVECO UK’s largest single order of ...
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06/09/2021

MV Commercial acquires Fruehauf

Specialist truck provider MV Commercial has completed a multi-million-pound deal to buy tipping trailer and rigid body manufacturer Fruehauf out of administration – protecting 120 jobs and securing a positive future for one of the ...
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