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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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BCGA welcomes moves to open roads to H-powered vehicles

A national trade body has welcomed moves to expand the availability of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles on UK roads.

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Grundon installs PurGo software to streamline operations

Waste management specialists Grundon is installing a new software system – PurGo – in Colnbrook at its largest depot.

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MiX Telematics adds more cameras to MiX Vision system

MiX Telematics has expanded its in-cab video system MiX Vision by adding two more cameras.

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Doosan launches DoosanConnect fleet management system

A wireless fleet and asset management system has been developed by Doosan to meet increasing demand for fleet monitoring.

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Keytracker and ievo produce biometric key management system

Biometric recognition specialists ievo has joined Keytracker to produce a system offering improved security for organisations managing large numbers of keys.

New Isuzu Grafter adapted for Woodmen UK

Arboricultural specialists Woodmen UK has bought a new Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne rigid to work on its expanding range of tree maintenance, tree surgery and woodland management contracts for commercial, domestic and industrial customers.

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First Electric Nation charge point installed

The first electric vehicle (EV) charge point has been installed at a residential property outside Nottingham for the Electric Nation trial.

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Kubota shows off new emission certified engine

Kubota has unveiled a new emission certified engine – the V5009 – to meet increasingly stringent standards around the world.

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Specialised Groundcare claims improved output with Bobcat T870H

Loughborough-based Specialised Groundcare has bought a new top-of-the-range Bobcat T870H compact tracked loader.

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FUSO Canter wins Light Truck award

The FUSO Canter has won a fourth consecutive Light Truck of the Year title in an industry awards ceremony.

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Three major truck orgsanisations back Project Pictogram

Three major trucking organisations have given a major boost to the Project Pictogram – Driving Safer Roads initiative, one year after its launch to the business fleet community.

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Roadlink reports CV caliper remanufacturing success one year on

Roadlink International is reporting a significant increase in demand for its commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility a year after it was launched.

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Hyundai launches new mini excavator; the R30Z-9AK

Hyundai launched a new mini excavator – the R30Z-9AK – at the SaMoTer exhibition in Verona Italy.

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Deere & Company ranked in World’s Most Admired Companies list

Deere & Company has been included in Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies.

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Driverless, electric mobility vehicles plan by Renault-Nissan and Transdev

A project to develop fleets of driverless electric mobility vehicles for public and on-demand transportation has been agreed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev.

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UK automotive beats CO2 target but fears for further progress

The UK automotive industry has beaten CO2 targets with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) fears further progress will be hampered.

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Dublin fits Sentinel safety systems

Safety camera and recording devices from Sentinel Systems have been installed on two Dublin City Council hookloader vehicles.

Spedian sees opportunities in Northern Ireland

Spedian will exhibit at the CIWM (NI) Conference & Exhibition on 29 March after several councils expressed interest in its reusable vehicle graphics systems.

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South Gloucs fits Somerford traffic control lights to sweeper fleet

High visibility LED traffic control lights have been fitted to South Gloucestershire Council’s Scarab sweeper fleet.

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All set for sixth CLOCS exhibition

It’s not too late to register for a free place at the sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) exhibition, on Tuesday 14 March, at ExCeL London.

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Brigade to launch 3G recording system at CV Show

Brigade Electronics will launch its new 3G enabled digital recording system at the CV Show in April.

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Jaama to show off Key2 updates at CV Show

Fleet management software provider Jaama will be showing off the new functionality of its vehicle, driver and workshop management solution Key2 at the Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Vehicle weighing company Weightru bought by new partnership

The vehicle weighing specialist Weightru Ltd has been bought by a newly formed partnership and will be independently run with the financial and technical backing of MWS Ltd.

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Harper Plant passes 1,000 Kubota sales milestone

Salisbury-based Harper Plant, Kubota’s construction dealer in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has passed a milestone by selling its 1,000th Kubota machine.

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Study reveals broad public support for driverless cars

There is broad public support for driverless vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to a study by Westbourne Communications conducted for the consortium People in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments (PAVE).

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Cawleys buys first Antos for commercial collections

Luton-based waste management specialist Cawleys has bought a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos refuse collection vehicle with a Heil Powerlink body.

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Robin Proctor to be CILT's next UK President

Robin Proctor is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK.

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GAP Hire Solutions sponsors seven youth sports clubs

Seven sports clubs for youngsters have been selected to win £1,000 sponsorship deals with GAP Hire Solutions.

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