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Telescopic van-mounted platform wins HEA-HEMSA Award

14/11/2019

Versalift United Kingdom has won the HEA-HEMSA Product of the Year award for its Versalift Telescopic (VT) range of van-mounted platforms, at the HEA Conference and Exhibition held recently at The Celtic Manor, Newport.

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds

14/11/2019

First Bus is partnering with Yutong and Zenobe in an exciting and innovative approach to vehicle electrification. Together they will roll out nine new electric buses, produced by Yutong UK and Pelican Engineering, in Hunslet Park, Leeds in May 2020.

New headquarters for c-trace

11/11/2019

Waste and recycling telematics specialist c-trace has moved into a new, bespoke headquarters – named the Digital Lab in Germany.

Future Fleet Forum announces full programme

11/11/2019

Future Fleet Forum is delighted to announce that Paris Apollon, Chief of Fleet Operations, New York City Parks and Recreation, has agreed to speak at the conference on January 22, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

Norse chooses Dennis Eagle for East Hampshire contract

31/10/2019

 Norse Commercial Services has taken delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs for its domestic refuse collection service in East Hampshire.

Emissions control specialist delivers exhaust after treatment expertise to first New Holland vehicle

31/10/2019

The Low Carbon Tractor project (LoCT) has unveiled the first pre-development of its biomethane-powered tractors, which features emissions technology and expertise from Eminox.

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle

31/10/2019

Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'

Manitou takes over majority in its Mawsley dealership

30/10/2019

The Manitou Group, a manufacturer of all-terrain material-handling equipment, has announced the take over of a majority stake in its UK dealer Mawsley Machinery. 

Jacob's Vehicle Systems supports Super Truck II Programme

30/10/2019

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, has released the results of fuel consumption and emission reduction tests with the company’s Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology under evaluation with the US Department of Energy’s Super Truck II programme.

Skip hire specialist adds a JCB Loadall to its fleet

28/10/2019

Northern Ireland-based skip hire specialist CM Skips has added a JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall to the fleet of materials handling machinery operating at its site in Randalstown, near Ballymena.

NatWest’s asset finance division Lombard launches instant agreement tool

28/10/2019

NatWest’s asset finance arm, Lombard, has today announced the launch of a new digital service that allows businesses to receive instant agreement to fund assets such as cars, vans, machinery and technology, up to a maximum of £250,000.

Jaama launches vehicle maintenance vehicle maintenance and document exchange solution

28/10/2019

Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, has launched its new Maintenance Exchange platform.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open

24/10/2019

 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.

Specialist vehicle expert set to increase training team

24/10/2019

In-house experts at Go Plant Fleet Services deliver a range of external training as part of a customer support programme. The scheme sits alongside the company’s unique NVQ assessment centre to form an industry-leading resource geared towards quality, safety and compliance.

Spreader manufacturer invest £1.3 million in Scottish venture

23/10/2019

Econ Engineering has launched a new Scottish company called Econ Scotland. The new company will be servicing spreaders and other vehicles for customers across many of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and private sector highways contractors.

Allet Mowers shows electric range at Saltex

22/10/2019

Allett Mowers is showing its latest electric mowers on its stand K009 at Saltex and in the Eco Village.  The Uplift 86E is the new 82V li-ion battery-powered stadium rotary mower, designed for debris collection after matches and built on the experience gained with previous models. It features twin contra-rotating blades for a high lift cut and vacuum for increased efficiency, while a full-width rear roller produces perfect stripes. 

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans

21/10/2019

Hambleton District Council in Yorkshire is introducing two new electric vehicles to replace its existing van fleet, to move to a 100% electric fleet in the future.

Robust hardtop for Toyota Hilux pick-up truck

21/10/2019

Truckman has developed the RS-3 for the Toyota Hilux Active, a British-built commercial hardtop which features remote central locking on the side doors and the rear tailgate.

Ringway Jacobs gears up for winter with eight new spreaders

18/10/2019

Ringway Jacobs has taken on a new fleet of new spreaders to keep the roads of Cheshire East clear of ice and snow this winter. The highways service provider turned to Roanza Truck & Van for the eight new vehicles, all of which are based on heavy-duty Arocs chassis with ClassicSpace S-cabs and have Econ Engineering bodywork.

MPS trials hydrogen-powered vehicles

18/10/2019

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a programme to achieve zero emissions across its fleet by 2050. The Force is now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of this agenda.

Landscaping specialist invests in Hinowa Minidumper

14/10/2019

Northampton-based landscaping company NP Digger and Paving Services has taken delivery of a Hinowa mini dumper. Company owner Neil Prosser says having use of the tracked mini dumper is transforming health and safety and speeding up project delivery.

Humberside FRS takes delivery of the UK's first Scania L-series fire appliance

14/10/2019

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has become the first UK authority to introduce a new generation Scania L-series fire appliance into service. 

County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development

11/10/2019

Antrim-based refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Macpac is expanding following a £40,000 cash injection from Michelin Development. In the last 12 months, Macpac Refuse Bodies has seen its order book increased by 50 per cent – and is on target to repeat the same double-digit growth over the next year.

Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections

10/10/2019

Environmental services provider, Urbaser has taken on the contract for Waltham Forest’s refuse and recycling collections on 30 September 2019. The service commenced following the award of a new eight-year contract earlier this year for the provision of neighbourhood services by Waltham Forest Council.

CNG-powered fire truck hits the market

10/10/2019

The Innovative Drive Line (iDL) series brings low emissions technology to the fire market immediately. While the first CNG-powered (H)LF 10 fire engine is now available for fire departments, many local authorities have been converting their fleets to natural gas-powered vehicles for years, successfully optimising their CO2 emissions.

Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council

30/09/2019

Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has delivered the first vehicles of the new fleet in September 2019. The company was awarded a seven-year contract for the provision and maintenance of over 210 vehicles following a joint tender process by MDDC and Exeter City Council.

Bejing Daxing Airport takes on new de-icing vehicle technology

30/09/2019

The Boschung Group has announced the delivery of 22 airport de-icers to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA).

Kärcher launches new MC 250 municipal sweeper

18/09/2019

Kärcher’s new MC 250 sweeper has been designed for municipal use in urban areas and is equipped with a low-emission Euro 6 or Stage V engine.

Future Fleet Awards –recognising the best in industry

20/08/2019

Outstanding public sector fleet management organisations and contractors can submit their case studies in order to win a Future Fleet Award from September 1 onwards.

Ardent places biggest ever UK Loadall order with JCB 

09/07/2019

JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million. 

London Borough of Bromley awards major contracts

30/04/2019

A series of essential environment focussed contracts delivering frontline services have been agreed for an initial eight-year period, with the agreements being the largest value contract ever awarded by the Borough of Bromley.

Kent waste firm orders JCB wheeled-loaders

30/04/2019

Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Nottingham City Council awards first electric sweeper tender in the UK

30/04/2019

Electric sweepers from Boschung will go to work on the streets of Nottingham in Spring 2019 as the city council becomes the first to employ these vehicles in the UK.

Vehicle lift helps to improve efficiency

30/04/2019

When considering equipment to support its new purpose-built workshop, Brian Robinson Machinery decided to purchase a Stertil Koni heavy duty, surface-mounted Skylift in preference to an excavated inspection pit.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system

30/04/2019

Allison Transmission, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced the new AXE Series, an e-axle system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system

26/04/2019

Allison Transmission, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced the new AXE Series, an e-axle system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Wheeled loader for composting site

24/04/2019

West London Composting (WLC) has introduced a JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loader at its facility near the M40 motorway in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

Sweeper delivery for Go Plant

24/04/2019

A provider of fleet management and specialist vehicle hire services is ramping up its fleet of heavy-duty road sweepers for operated work on motorways and trunk roads.

Highways England Award for Safety

23/04/2019

Vision Techniques and Aggregate Industries have won a Highways England Award for their auto-braking system which aims to improve road worker safety. 

EV expansion

23/04/2019

Allison Transmission Holdings, the manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced that it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech's electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

Twelve new RCVs for Telford and Wrekin

23/04/2019

Twelve Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg lifts have been delivered to Veolia for its domestic waste and recycling collections for Telford and Wrekin Council.

NRG Fleet listed as one of ten 'Ones to watch'

15/04/2019

NRG Fleet Services has been named as ‘One to Watch' in the 20th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

Ultra-compact tracking devices

15/04/2019

Ctrack by Inseego has introduced two wireless tracking devices to extend its range of battery-powered telematics solutions.

Next generation electric buses to be launched

15/04/2019

Mellor, part of Woodall Nicholson's bus division, is showing the latest version of its all-electric bus, the Orion E, at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

Channels Estate invests in batwing rotary cutter

15/04/2019

Through local dealer, R C Boreham, the Channels Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, has taken delivery of its first Woods BW12 batwing rotary cutter.

City of London adopts fully electric RCV fleet

08/04/2019

The City of London Corporation has awarded a new waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract to Veolia ' with services that began on 6 April.

Rugged in-vehicle workforce automation

08/04/2019

Captec, designer and manufacturer of specialist computing equipment, has launched a new fully rugged in-vehicle solution comprising a tablet and vehicle dock.

First Isuzus for Cormac fleet in Cornwall

08/04/2019

The first ever Isuzu trucks have recently gone into service for the landscape and tree services division of Cornish firm, Cormac.

New safety legislation for hybrid and electric vehicles

08/04/2019

All new models of hybrid and pure electric vehicles must by law be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) that emits a continuous sound when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of up to 20km/hour after 1 September 2019.

Material Handler arrives at Portland

08/04/2019

Portland Stone has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler for its Broadcroft Waste and Recycling Centre on the Isle of Portland.

New vehicle wrap system

08/04/2019

Fusion Wrap is a 60 microns white gloss high-performance polymeric film with Flite Technology, launched by Arlon Graphics.

East Lothian Council invests in flail mowers

08/04/2019

East Lothian Council has doubled the number of Muthing MU-FM-4 flails on its fleet.

Engine-performance enhancing technology

05/04/2019

All new Dennis Eagle chassis to roll off the production line now have been equipped with Allison Transmission's Fuelsense2.0 Max technology.

Cork Airport Police takes delivery of three new vehicles

02/04/2019

Three new vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport, as part of the site's continued investment in its policing and safety functions.

First-ever sweeper for recycling specialist

01/04/2019

Land recovery and recycling company, Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleaning vehicle to its fleet.

Sweeper manufacturer celebrates 40-years

01/04/2019

Held at Silverstone on March 14 2019, Hako clients from throughout the UK joined in celebrating Hako UK's 40-year anniversary, which included equipment demonstrations, new launches, high-level seminars and some adrenalin fuelled laps around the track.

Lighter pallet fork

01/04/2019

Engcon, a manufacturer of tiltrotators that boost excavators' efficiency, will launch lighter versions of its hydraulic pallet forks.

New buses for Nottinghamshire CC

01/04/2019

Nottinghamshire County Council has ordered seven Orion Plus buses to add to its majority Mellor fleet.

Battery-powered mower launched

01/04/2019

Echo has introduced a new battery-powered mower to its range of grounds care machines.

Lightweight compact sweeper

01/04/2019

Aebi-Schmidt has launched the Multigo 150 ' a new, multi-functional lightweight compact sweeper.

Bespoke impact vehicles

28/03/2019

The Black Bourton, an Oxfordshire-based operator has commissioned a fleet of 10, highly bespoke impact protection vehicles (IPVs) built by the Bevan Group and fitted with crash cushions and high-visibility light arrows by Highway Care.

Geesinknorba named as supplier on CCS vehicle purchase framework

25/03/2019

Local authorities can now purchase refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba without going through a complex tender process as the company has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's Vehicle Purchase Framework RM6060.

Kent waste firm orders JCB wheeled-loaders

22/03/2019

Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

H & H Waste Management takes on new materials handlers

19/03/2019

H & H Waste Management has taken delivery of a Volvo loading shovel in the guise of an L180H and an EW240E materials handler for its recently acquired waste handling facility located at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Dorset Waste Partnership shakes up anti-littering campaign

19/03/2019

An anti-littering campaign that urges people ‘Don't be a Tos53r' is being promoted around Dorset on the sides of vans that deliver wheelie bins and remove fly-tipped waste.

London Borough of Bromley awards major contracts

19/03/2019

A series of essential environment focussed contracts delivering frontline services have been agreed for an initial eight-year period, with the agreements being the largest value contract ever awarded by the Borough of Bromley.

Nottingham City Council awards first electric sweeper tender in the UK

19/03/2019

Electric sweepers from Boschung will go to work on the streets of Nottingham in Spring 2019 as the city council becomes the first to employ these vehicles in the UK.

Stockton catches environmental crime on camera

14/03/2019

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is using a new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera system from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) on its enforcement vehicles to capture ‘litter throwers' and ‘fly-tippers'.

ULEZ requires fleet policy, says BVRLA

13/03/2019

The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association  (BVRLA) has published a new factsheet outlining the role that the vehicle rental, leasing and car club sector can play in accelerating the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and encouraging people to use more active, public and shared modes of transport.

New waste and recycling fleet for Kettering and Corby

12/03/2019

A brand-new fleet of over 35 vehicles has arrived at Kettering Borough Council, to carry out waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing work as part of the shared service with Corby Borough Council.

CTS Hire increases fleet with 12 new RCVs

11/03/2019

Municipal vehicle hire company, CTS Hire has acquired twelve new RCV from Dennis Eagle. 

Live streaming functionality at the CV Show

05/03/2019

Fleet and workshop management software provider, r2c Online, will launch new real-time video functionality at the CV Show this year.

Sparshatt Truck & Van launches 'same-day' commercial vehicle paint service

04/03/2019

Sparshatt Truck & Van, The Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer for Kent and South-East London will be unveiling its new body shop facilities at an open day in Sittingbourne on Wednesday 3 April.

Eminox secures UNECE Regulation 49 certification for aftermarket Euro VI product range

04/03/2019

Emissions reduction specialist Eminox Limited has announced that it is the first UK aftermarket manufacturer to receive UNECE Regulation 49 certification for its Euro VI diesel particulate filter (DPF) product range.

Trakm8 showcases fleet management solutions at the CV Show

04/03/2019

Trakm8, a supplier of telematics, vehicle cameras, optimisation, and fleet management solutions, will showcase a wide range of new additions to its product suite at the CV Show.

Driver assistance and safety cameras for LCVs at the CV Show

04/03/2019

VisionTrack, a provider of connected vehicle cameras and video telematics, will be showcasing its latest product innovations at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 (Stand 4E30).

Monmouthshire chooses Dennis Eagle narrow Twin Packs

04/03/2019

Monmouthshire County Council has purchased seven narrow Elite RCVs with Twin Pack bodies and specially designed bin lifts.

Brake offers seminar on fatigue management within fleets

27/02/2019

Road safety charity Brake is inviting those responsible for at-work drivers including fleet managers, health and safety managers and HR professionals to attend an essential seminar on fatigue management within fleets.

Safety research by TRL predicted to save over 25,000 lives

27/02/2019

Research by TRL enables groundbreaking changes to European safety regulations to future proof the car industry, placing Europe in the lead on the road towards automated vehicles.

Urbaser to start new service contract in West Kent

27/02/2019

Urbaser will start to deliver recycling, waste collection and street cleaning services for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council on 1 March and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 30 March.

MC Rental grows its pre-owned vehicle sales operation

26/02/2019

In line with the expansion of its rental fleet, MC Rental has also experienced growth in its pre-owned vehicle sales operation, with 2018 representing a record year for vehicles sold nationally by the Kent-based company.

Brigade Electronics offers compliance guidance at the CV Show

25/02/2019

Brigade Electronics stand (A309) at the CV Show will offer new product launches and the latest compliance guidance, ranging from the Direct Vision Standard to R46 requirements.

Harrow Council buys 30 Dennis Eagle Olympus RCVs

22/02/2019

Harrow Council has ordered 30 Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg bin lifts for domestic and trade collections.

Snowploughs help Dublin Airport prepare for winter conditions

15/02/2019

Dublin Airport has taken delivery of 27 new KL-V wedge snowploughs from Aebi Schmidt to help prepare the airport for the rigours of this winter following its experience last winter when the infamous ‘Beast from the East' produced some of the worst weather conditions in living memory.

Government provides £1m funding to expand clean air retrofit solutions

14/02/2019

The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types.

JCB invests in industry safety with WasteWise videos

12/02/2019

JCB is heading an industry-wide initiative aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors.

Long-range vehicle and driver identification tags

12/02/2019

People and vehicle access control specialist, Nortech is now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles.

Volvo Penta to develop electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck

07/02/2019

Volvo Penta has announced its first industrial OEM partnership in the area of electromobility with leading fire service vehicle manufacturer and longstanding customer Rosenbauer.

Amber Valley Council takes on Grafter Green dropside rigids

06/02/2019

In the East Midlands, Amber Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of its first ever Isuzus, with two brand-new 3.5tonne Isuzu Grafter Green dropside rigids joining the fleet within the organisation's landscape and ground maintenance services department.

Sandwell Council invests in new high-tech spreader fleet

05/02/2019

West Midlands-based Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has invested in a fleet of nine Stratos III spreaders.

Doncaster's new spreader is adopted by Blue Peter

05/02/2019

The first ever Dennis Eagle spreader lorry is set to be featured on the children's TV show Blue Peter on Thursday 7 February.

Doncaster takes on first multi-purpose construction and spreading vehicle

30/01/2019

Major regeneration projects in Doncaster have prompted the borough council to buy a Dennis Eagle Elite 6 for use as a construction vehicle by day ' but also a spreader by night.

InclusivEV electric vehicle sharing project launches in Solihull

30/01/2019

Cenex-led initiative increases mobility access, providing low-cost, zero-emission option to local residents and improving air quality.

Grundon opts for Volvo's new material handler

30/01/2019

Grundon Waste Management has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E materials handler for its Colnbrook operation.

Making e-mobility safer with rupture discs

28/01/2019

New low and medium-pressure rupture discs are now available for use in vehicle batteries and battery packs.

Staffordshire County Council takes on new spreaders

16/01/2019

Staffordshire County Council has added nine new Stratos III spreaders to its winter fleet for the first time. Aebi Schmidt equipment came out top in the council's tender process for nine replacement spreaders.

Major contract worth 25 million awarded to Go Plant Fleet Services

16/01/2019

Harrow has awarded a contract to supply and maintain its vehicles and equipment to Go Plant Fleet Services

St Andrews Uni upgrades its sports maintenance regime

15/01/2019

St Andrew's' University Park is renowned for its grass pitches being among the finest in Scotland, winning high praise from visiting professionals. With such a reputation to live up to it is important the synthetic pitches are always maintained up to equally high standards. 

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