Regional resales forum addresses end-of-life challenges for fleet

GovPlanet hosted its second cross-sector forum at the National Motor Museum on 12 September 2019.

Kärcher launches new MC 250 municipal sweeper

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

Autonomous vehicles for increased efficiency for airport operations

Automotive technology provider, Semcon is developing an autonomous tractor to keep runway edge lights clear of snow as part of a research project investigating new airport maintenance technology.

Devon Councils award seven-year contract to SFS

For the first time, Mid- Devon District Council and Exeter City Council are merging their vehicle fleets and SFS has been awarded the seven-year contract for the provision, and maintenance, of approximately 210 vehicles.

CTS Hire adds three new Geesinknorba MINI RCVs to its spot hire fleet

Spot hire firm CTS Municipal Vehicle Hire has taken delivery of three 12-tonne GPM Mini refuse collection vehicles from specialist vehicle supplier Geesinknorba.

Upcycled electric RCVs on trial in Westminster

Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, is trialling two electric Refuse Collection Vehicles (eRCV) on the streets of London. 

Verizon Connect introduces a vehicle immobilisation tool

Verizon Connect Reveal is a new product developed specifically for operators who want to help prevent unauthorised use of vehicles and aid in the recovery of stolen vehicles.

Pendle Borough Council extends GPFS contract

Pendle Borough Council has renewed its contract with Go Plant Fleet Services for an additional seven years.

TRL calls for critical update to UK automotive legislation

The international centre for innovation in transport, TRL, is calling for an update to UK and EU legislation whereby event data recorder (EDR) information must be made available to authorities, insurers and road safety researchers.

Northern Irish Fire and Rescue Service installs heavy-duty vehicle lifts

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has installed seven Stertil Koni heavy-duty vehicle lifts at its new Service Support Centre in Belfast.

CMS SupaTrak shortlisted for national technology award

Vehicle telematics company, CMS SupaTrak, has been shortlisted for a national award for its work on helping to tackle environmental air pollution.

Intensive care unit provides gentle transport for bariatric patients

The Bavarian Red Cross in Germany has acquired three new intensive care ambulances, with a further three due for delivery, to cope with an increasing number of bariatric patients.

Falck introduces electric vehicles for patient transport

Danish health care and emergency response provider to the public sector, Falck, has adopted its first set of electric vehicles for its patient transport operations in Copenhagen.

Electra Commercial Vehicles and Mercedes-Benz produce first glider chassis

Electra Commercial Vehicles, the electric HGV manufacturer, saw the birth of its first production glider chassis made by Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler in Germany to an agreed specification this August.

Biffa acquires 43 Dennis Eagle vehicles for East Sussex

A new fleet of 43 Dennis Eagle RCVs has started operations with Biffa for waste and recycling operations in East Sussex.

First 50 orders delivered as electric JCB digger enters full production

JCB has gone into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric-mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered. 

Firescape launches extinguisher to fight vehicle fires

Backed by the London Fire Brigade, Firescape has launched several new fire safety solutions, including the UK’s smallest aerosol extinguisher, suitable for all types of vehicles to combat engine or interior fires.

Equipment hire company takes on John Deere Gators

Event equipment supply company Energy Generator Hire, based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, has recently added 51 John Deere Gator 4x4 utility vehicles to its UK hire fleet, which now numbers in excess of 170 units.

BP Chargemaster rolls out ultrafast charging points across the UK

BP Chargemaster is currently rolling out ultrafast EV charging points across forecourts all over the UK.

Jaama offers fleet management solutions at Emergency Services show 2019

Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, will be exhibiting enhancements to its Key2 system at this year’s Emergency Services Show.

Impact protection vehicle for Priority TM

Traffic management specialist Priority TM has acquired its latest impact protection vehicle from Bevan Group.

Stagecoach West purchases Stertil Koni wireless mobile lifts

Stagecoach West has purchased two sets of four wireless mobile column lifts from Stertil Koni to support its workshop operations at its depots in Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

Kent County Council introduces first electric minibus

A nine-seater, wheelchair-accessible electric minibus from Renault will provide emissions-free transport for services for disabled and vulnerable people in Kent.

Clean Air Zones delayed in Leeds and Birmingham

The introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham and Leeds has been postponed because of a government delay in delivery the digital systems required to make the zones operational and enforceable, according to a joint statement from Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council.

Geesinknorba supports Durham’s Climate Emergency Exhibition

Geesinknorba’s electric refuse collection vehicle has continued its tour of the UK with an appearance at County Durham’s first Climate Emergency Exhibition in July 2019.

First autonomous shuttle bus starts test operations in Hamburg

The first new minibus for HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) has hit the road.

Aberdeen City Council fits new tyre pressure system on its LCV fleet

Aberdeen City Council is fitting Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet across 200 new Renault light commercial vehicles (LCVs), as part of a project to ensure its fleet runs on tyres inflated to the optimum pressures

JCB for Guernsey's new £32 million waste transfer station and recycling centre

JCB has supplied a fleet of machines from its specialist waste and recycling range to a new £32 million Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) on the island of Guernsey. 

Consortium secures £2m funding to develop cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles

UltraSoC announced that it has secured £2m in support from InnovateUK (the innovation agency of the UK Government), for an ambitious co-funded project that will improve the safety and security of tomorrow’s connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

Glendun Plant stocks up with Trime X-Eco LED lights

Glendun Plant Sales, the Trime Group’s official dealer in Ireland, has added Trime X-Eco Led lighting towers to its stock.

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.

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