JCB Hydradig delivered to polymer processing plant

Irish manufacturer of uPVC building products, Re-kkur, has introduced a JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster wheeled excavator at the in-house plastic recycling facility that it operates at its County Fermanagh site.

Forty Dennis Elite RCVs delivered to Australian waste operator

A new fleet of 40 Dennis Eagle Elite RCVs has started waste and recycling operations for United Resource Management (URM) in Sydney, Australia.

Brighton and Hove Council promotes recycling with truck graphics

Roadvert is helping a council to thank residents for their recycling efforts with a public message that will be driven past their homes.

New bank tractor mower for Somerset-based grounds care provider

Supplied by the Ilminster based Loxston Groundcare dealership, national landscaping and groundscare services provider idverde has taken delivery of a second Reform Metrac. Its recent acquisition is an H7RX, to be used primarily for highway maintenance work.

Engcon sets proprietary quick hitch as standard

Engcon is investing in operator and on-site safety and highlighting its commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for its customers by supplying its Q-Safe (QS) quick hitches now as standard.

University of Birmingham installs sound safety devices in its electric fleet

The University of Birmingham has fitted its fleet of electric vehicles with life-saving sound devices.

Exactrak Solutions helps drive winter maintenance efficiencies for BCP Council

BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) has embraced new digital mapping and route navigation technologies to increase the efficiency of its winter maintenance service by using Exactrak’s Navtrak and Map-a-Route solutions to optimise winter maintenance route planning and route efficiencies and keep spreader drivers safe.

Scotland grows electric infrastructure

Swarco eVolt, the award-winning Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging business, has reported the success of the Dundee Fully Charged Live event for which it was a major sponsor.

Go Plant ‘hooks up’ with Boughton

Specialist fleet provider, Go Plant Fleet Services (GPFS) has just taken delivery of several CM-type hook loaders and one of the first Boughton-McNeilus Front End Loaders from Boughton Engineering.

250,000th Allison transmission is produced in Hungary

Allison Transmission’s factory at Szentgotthárd in Hungary has assembled its 250,000th fully automatic transmission this week.

See the latest response fleet at the Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC on 18-19 September 2019 and vehicle and vehicle equipment suppliers are prominent among the more than 450 exhibitors signed up to attend.

JCB’s for Arnold Plant Hire

Arnold Plant Hire has added nearly 40 new JCB machines to the extensive fleet of machinery that it offers to the waste and recycling sectors.

Textar Expands range

Brake brand Textar, manufactured by TMD Friction, has expanded its range of brake installation and maintenance products for commercial vehicles with the launch of Hydra Tec.

New zero-turn mower enters the market

Ariens has launched its’ latest zero-turn mower, called the Zenith 60.

1,000th Driveaway truck starts at Carrier Landscapes

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK has just delivered its 1,000th Driveaway pre-bodied vehicle to East Midlands-based Carrier Landscapes.

Skoda offers new conversion for police service

The Kodiaq vRS has now been converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces by Skoda.

Stagecoach West installs new bus lift

Having relied upon Stertil Koni heavy-duty vehicle lifts for many years, Stagecoach West recently purchased wireless mobile column lifts to support workshop operations at its depots in Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcester City Council takes delivery of Swingo Compact Sweepers

Worcester City Council is employing three new Euro 6-compliant Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt to keep its city centre and tourist attractions clean.

Volkswagen launches Prisoner Transport Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a new prisoner transport van for police forces based on the Volkswagen Transporter.

LAPV Summer 2019 has been published

Available in print and digitally, LAPV is the public sector fleet management industry's leading publication and is filled with news, opinions and features on issues for fleet & plant managers in public and private contracting organisations.

Wheel loaders delivered for German recycling park

A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader was recently put into operation at the Dowideit Recycling machine park in Wustermark, Germany.

Go Plant Fleet Services trials Shell GTL fuel for its sweeper fleet

A provider of specialist commercial vehicles will be trialling Gas to Liquid Shell GTL fuel for its road sweepers.

Councils demonstrate the potential for electric RCV technology

A Geesinknorba electric RCV took to the streets of Cambridge on Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day 2019, to demonstrate the potential of electric technology for waste management fleets.

CMS SupaTrak passes audits without non-compliance areas

Telematics company, CMS SupaTrak, has been awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001 international standards after passing its audits without a single area of non-compliance. 

Biffa upgrades Econic fleet with new body variants

Biffa has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.

Drop in insurance claims for Hull City Council

Hull City Council has seen a dramatic drop in insurance claims after fitting CCTV camera systems on its RCVs.

Major order for Scot JCB

JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from equipment rental business Nixon Hire as it invests in a brand new telehandler machine fleet worth almost £14 million. 

Golden Gritter marks 50 years for UK manufacturer

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is celebrating the start of 50 years in business with a series of events that will see its products showcased across the UK.

Dennis Eagle to open a new service centre in Scotland

A new service centre for Dennis Eagle customers in Scotland is set to open in September as part of an ongoing investment in the Scottish waste and recycling industry.

New Multigo completes sweeper range

Aebi Schmidt has launched the new compact articulated Multigo 150 sweeper to complete its sweeper line-up for local authorities, service contractors and other users.

Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) study provides roadmap to Electric Vehicle adoption

Transport Research Laboratory has announced the results of its latest research, the Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project, completed for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). A world first, the results reveal the ‘tipping points’ for when mainstream consumers will be likely to adopt both fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; provides compelling evidence for how the increased electricity demand from these vehicles can be managed; and reviews how the speed of transition could be accelerated with OEMs, governments and consumer forces working together.

Mobile column lift improves wash bay operations

Denbighshire County Council has purchased a second Stertil Koni Mobile Column Lift to support a new wash bay facility at its Kinmel Park depot in Bodelwyddan.

Passport scheme leads to better safety standards

Go Plant Fleet Services has now put more than 200 of its drivers through the Highways England Passport scheme.

Mini loader for grounds care launched

Blaney Motor has launched a new mini loader – the Bionic S1 035. 

Welwyn Hatfield awards environmental services contract

Urbaser has been awarded a 9-year waste, recycling and street cleansing contract by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The £4.6m per annum contract commences from April 2020.

Enter the National Refuse Championships 2019

On Saturday 15 June, the waste management sector will come together in Weston-super-Mare for the annual National Refuse Championships, sponsored by Imperial Commercials and DAF. Waste collection teams can still sign up to take part in the race.

New winter equipment hire business

Johnston Sweepers has launched a new winter equipment rental arm to its business in preparation for the 2019-20 winter season.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system

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.

Sweeper delivery for Go Plant

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.

Wheeled loader for composting site

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

Twelve new RCVs for Telford & Wrekin

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

EV expansion

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.

Highways England Award for Safety

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

SME 19 opens up to construction industry

The Southern Municipal Exhibition returns to the East Malling Research Centre in Kent on 9 May, and this year it is open to the construction industry for the first time.

First edition of Impulsion Montreal

LAPV magazine is one of a number of partners collaborating with the Government of Québec in Canada to help organise the first edition of Impulsion MTL International Fleet Forum, a forward-looking fleet management conference inspired by Future Fleet Forum.

Channels Estate invests in batwing rotary cutter

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

Next generation electric buses to be launched

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.

Ultra-compact tracking devices

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

NRG Fleet listed as one of ten ‘Ones to watch’

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

East Lothian Council invests in flail mowers

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

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