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WEX Europe Services launches fast VAT recovery system

A VAT recovery system that could lead to reimbursements in just two weeks from receipt of their invoice, has been launched by WEX Europe Services, owner of the Esso Card.

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Highways England inspires the next generation of transport pros

The next generation of transport professionals has been lined up by Highways England which hosted its first school open day at its Regional Operations Centre (ROC) at Avonmouth.

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IWJS turns to Vacu-Lug for tyre management

Waste water management specialist Industrial Water Jetting Systems (IWJS) has appointed Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to provide a comprehensive tyre management service for its UK vehicle fleet.

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Rocket Rentals orders 29 new Kubota excavators

Rocket Rentals has bought 29 new excavators from Chepstow Construction Equipment to bring its Kubota fleet to more than 70 machines.

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Chevin to support DVSA's new Earned Recognition scheme

The number of roadside vehicle checks by DVSA is to be reduced by expanding the scope of existing software developed by Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Sentinel produces LED bike warning sign

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems have added a new warning bike sign to their Bike Hotspot system to help reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and commercial vehicles.

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Jointline buys three Somerford road-marking vehicles

Three new road marking vehicles have been bought by Jointline from Somerford Equipment.

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Facelift Access Hire adds 10 Dingli vertical masts to fleet

Access hire specialist Facelift has bought ten new Dingli self-propelled vertical masts. They are all the battery-powered AMWP 11.5-8100 model which has been designed for internal use and is suitable for narrow areas such as warehouses.

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Essential Fleet Services acquires Go Plant

Specialist vehicle contract hire business Essential Fleet Services Limited has acquired industry peer Go Plant Limited for an undisclosed sum, to create one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist and commercial vehicles.

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Behr Hella Service gets exclusive European sales role for Sanden

Behr Hella Service has become the exclusive sales partner for Sanden in the Independent European Aftermarket.

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McCarthy Marland buys Doosan excavators and loader

Waste and recycling company McCarthy Marland has bought two new Doosan excavators and a wheel loader for the company’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Bristol.

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RWM 2017 introduces visitor trails

Visitor discovery trails are being introduced to RWM 2017 which takes place from 12 to 14 September at the NEC Birmingham and boasts a host of new and revamped features.

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Consultants predict CV aftermarket growth and competition

The share of four to seven-year-old coomercial vehicles (CVs) on our roads is forecast to rise from 17% in 2016 to 21% in 2025, opening up opportunities for CV aftermarket products and services, according to business consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

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FORS Professional launches collision management training

FORS Professional training has launched two one-day courses for FORS accredited operators looking for collision management training

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Serco trials Reaclear reversing aid

Serco is equipping three vehicles with Reaclear, the reversing aid designed developed by Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), to put the device through its paces.

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Spelthorne gets new fleet from SFS

A new fleet of 17 refuse collection vehicles and sweepers has been delivered to Spelthorne Borough Council by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

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Pay-by-weight a success for Norse Waste Solutions

Since installing bin-weighing equipment to its fleet of trade waste refuse vehicles operating across Norfolk, Norse Waste Solutions has streamlined its operations and saved money by identifying ‘heavy throw’ customers.

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Isotrak acquires VeriLocation

The telematics and fleet management provider Isotrak has acquired UK fleet management technology business VeriLocation.

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RVS awarded ISO 9001

Refuse vehicle services provider RVS has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.

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Dawsonrentals Sweepers orders 46 IVECO Eurocargos

IVECO has won an order for 46 new 15-tonne Eurocargos from Dawsonrentals Sweepers. 

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Cappellotto and NTM-GB form partnership

Italian vacuum tanker and jetter specialist Cappellotto has formed a partnership with Kidderminster-based RCV manufacturer NTM-GB Ltd to provide sales and aftercare for Capellotto products in the UK and Ireland.

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Truckman launches hardtops for new Hilux models

Truckman, the manufacturer and distributor of hardtops and 4x4 accessories, has expanded its Utility hardtop range with British-built models for the new generation Toyota Hilux Double Cab and Extra Cab.

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National Refuse Championships declared a huge success

Hundreds of people turned out at Weston-super-Mare seafront on 10 June to watch crews from across the UK compete in the National Refuse Championships and raise money for charity. 

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Freight in the City Expo 2017 set for third year

Freight in the City Expo 2017 will return for the third successive year on 7 November.

Chargemaster sponsorship for LCV2017

Chargemaster will be the charge point sponsor of the 10th annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event Cenex LCV2017 at Millbrook on 6–7 September.

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Sentinel Systems provides safety kit to Wastesavers

Recycling service provider Wastesavers has used Sentinel Systems to improve the safety of its recycling vehicles in Newport, South Wales.

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Ground protection mats launched by Outriggerpads

Outriggerpads has launched a heavy duty ground protection mat aimed at the plant hire, events and construction industries.

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Kinshofer launches NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3

Excavator attachment specialist Kinshofer has launched the NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3 at the largest working construction equipment exhibition, Plantworx 2017.

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Brigade launches Backsense Networking Radar

An integrated radar to reduce blind spots on large plant and construction machinery has been launched by Brigade.

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Reaclear set for production after trials

The new Reaclear reversing device from Innovative Safety Solutions (ISS) is ready to go into full production after successful trials carried out by Bournemouth Council. 

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Nature reserve opts for Polaris Ranger

The Sculthorpe Moor Community and Nature Reserve in Norfolk has chosen a Polaris Ranger 6x6 off-road utility vehicle to tackle its challenging combination of marshy ground, scrub and woodland and lack of roads.

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RVS shows off RCV design at school

RVS commercial director Paul Brown demonstrated different aspects of RCV design to pupils at Rednock Secondary School as part of a careers days focused on science, technology, electronics and maths subjects. 

Westminster Waste orders third Enviroweigh system

Westminster Waste has ordered its third RCV equipped with bin-weighing equipment to enhance its pay-by-weight service. In future bin-weighing technology will be part of the standard specification for all new vehicles on the company’s fleet.

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Changes for Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017

Exhibitors in the Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017 are set to benefit from a bigger, better and more collaborative event. 

Date for Optimised Waste & Logistics (OWL) Midlands Roadshow

The Optimised Waste & Logistics (OWL) Midlands Roadshow will return to Wroxall Abbey in Warwickshire on 13 July.

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Closing date approaches for 14th Highways Awards

The 14th Highways Awards will be held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on 18 October, 2017

Avant improves engine performance with new Optidrive

An innovative solution for improving the performance of the drive circuit in its loaders has been developed by Avant.

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Rushcliffe BC chooses Omnideka Electric bin hoist

Rushcliffe Borough Council has taken delivery of an Omnideka Electric bin hoist from Terberg Matec UK. 

Aberdeen City Council enhances its recycling message

Lightweight, reusable graphics panels from Spedian helped Aberdeen City Council inform residents of changes to its collection service for household dry recycling waste. 

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Flintec introduces on-board vehicle weight indicator

Force and weight monitoring company Flintec has announced the release of the FT-30M touchscreen on-board vehicle weight indicator.

Kubota announces new distributor

Mitchell Powersystems is to distribute Kubota Engines’ complete range of oil and water-cooled diesel and dual fuel engines in two new UK territories following the strengthening of the strategic partnership between the two companies.

Flintec launces onboard vehicle weight indicator

Force and weight monitoring company Flintec has announced the release of the touch-screen, FT-30M onboard vehicle weight indicator.

CTS takes on new fleet and increases its vehicle offering

Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire specialists CTS has taken delivery of 10 new vehicles, including seven new RCV increasing its hire fleet to 200 vehicles.

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Company sets up collaboration for economical production of hydrogen fuel

Ulemco, the company heading up the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen-fuelled commercial vehicles in the UK - has announced a collaboration with Spanish company H2B2 to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles, both in Spain and the UK.

Rushcliffe Borough Council takes delivery of the first Terberg Omnideka E bin hoist

Rushcliffe Borough Council, a member of the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Procurement Consortium, has taken delivery of the first Omnideka Electric bin hoist from Terberg Matec UK.

FORS highlights significant expansion in 2016

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has published its 2016 Annual Review, highlighting the  growth of the scheme over the past year, both in terms of membership numbers and geographical reach.

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FORS to sponsor Brake Fleet Safety Conference

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) will sponsor the Brake Fleet Safety Conference at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull, on Thursday 25 May 2017.

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Dorset Waste Partnership buys 11 Geesinknorba GPM IVs

Eleven state-of-the-art Geesinknorba refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have been delivered to the Dorset Waste Partnership for domestic and garden waste collections in the county.

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Research identifies alternative fuel risks in fire and rescue

New guidelines for fire and rescue services when dealing with vehicles run on alternative fuels have been proposed by a research project in Sweden.

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