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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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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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02/06/2021

Laws calls on Asset Alliance for tractor contract hire

A combination of competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and quality support services has seen Law Distribution return to Asset Alliance Group to upgrade its fleet.
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01/06/2021

Two Carrier Transicold service partners invest in new facilities

Two of Carrier Transicold’s longest serving network service partners have relocated to improved facilities.
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28/05/2021

Andover Trailers delivers 32-tonne plant body to Shorts Group

The bespoke built plant body is mounted to a 32-tonne 8x2 Scania chassis and represents a new addition to the company’s commercial vehicle fleet, specifically operating within the plant hire side of the business, which also offers waste ...
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27/05/2021

Lynch debuts high-visibility urban tippers

L Lynch Plant Hire and Haulage of Hemel Hempstead has put into service low-entry Scania L Series 8x4 high-visibility urban tippers featuring Thompsons’ Loadmaster Lite bodywork.
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27/05/2021

Citroën cleans up with Varitech Systems' electric fleet deal

Citroën retailer Yeomans in Exeter has delivered an order of nine new Citroën ë-Dispatch vans through Varitech Systems Ltd on behalf of a client providing cleaning services across Leeds and the surrounding area.
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26/05/2021

TyreWatch to launch continuous wheel alignment monitoring system

Due for full UK roll-out in September, AutoAlign is a dynamic and unique vehicle monitoring system designed to combat the widespread problem of wheel misalignment which, according to TyreWatch, is unknowingly suffered by around 33% of all ...
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26/05/2021

Isuzu Truck adds second RHCV dealership to its UK network

Following the appointment of RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) as a truck dealer in Northampton in 2020, Isuzu Truck UK has appointed RHCV’s Newark facility as its second full dealer point for the Isuzu truck marque.
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25/05/2021

Intercounty Truck & Van smashes its sales targets after service-led turnaround

A series of orders from leading operators that demand the highest standards of aftersales support have thrown the spotlight on the progress made by Mercedes-Benz dealer Intercounty Truck & Van over the last couple of years.
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25/05/2021

Walton Summit Trucks invests in Stertil Koni wireless column lifts

Stertil Koni has supplied two sets of heavy-duty wireless mobile column lifts to Walton Summit Trucks for accessibility under vehicles and to make best use of workshop space during servicing and repair operations.
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24/05/2021

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles launches aftercare plan for older vans

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its all-inclusive aftercare plan to support customers with vans aged between three and six years. The package, named ‘All-in from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ offers businesses two services, ...
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24/05/2021

Bulk haulier buys first Renault

TJ Transport has taken delivery of its first ever Renault truck, a C430 8x4.
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