The first electric vehicle (EV) charge point has been installed at a residential property outside Nottingham for the Electric Nation trial.
Kubota has unveiled a new emission certified engine – the V5009 – to meet increasingly stringent standards around the world.
Loughborough-based Specialised Groundcare has bought a new top-of-the-range Bobcat T870H compact tracked loader.
The FUSO Canter has won a fourth consecutive Light Truck of the Year title in an industry awards ceremony.
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.
Roadlink International is reporting a significant increase in demand for its commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility a year after it was launched.
Hyundai launched a new mini excavator – the R30Z-9AK – at the SaMoTer exhibition in Verona Italy.
Deere & Company has been included in Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies.
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.
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.
Safety camera and recording devices from Sentinel Systems have been installed on two Dublin City Council hookloader vehicles.
Spedian will exhibit at the CIWM (NI) Conference & Exhibition on 29 March after several councils expressed interest in its reusable vehicle graphics systems.
High visibility LED traffic control lights have been fitted to South Gloucestershire Council’s Scarab sweeper fleet.
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.
Brigade Electronics will launch its new 3G enabled digital recording system at the CV Show in April.
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.
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.
Salisbury-based Harper Plant, Kubota’s construction dealer in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has passed a milestone by selling its 1,000th Kubota machine.
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).
Luton-based waste management specialist Cawleys has bought a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos refuse collection vehicle with a Heil Powerlink body.
Robin Proctor is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK.
CDEnviro’s international sales growth in 2016 has helped it jump five places to 11th in the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Export Track 100, published on 26 February 2017.
Seven sports clubs for youngsters have been selected to win £1,000 sponsorship deals with GAP Hire Solutions.
Three leading vehicle and driver compliance specialists have launched a joint initiative that gives real-time visibility of all compliance issues on a single dashboard.
Transpoco has appointed Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) to install black box telematics technology for its UK customers.
One of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire companies, A-Plant, has taken on a new role with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme by becoming a FORS Champion.
A new zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator – the DX10Z– has been launched by Doosan.
A new 12 tonne Volvo L90H loading shovel with a 3.0m³ quick attachment mounted Hi-Tip bucket and top clamp has been bought by Forth Resource Management (FRM) for its Todhills composting site on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Hawick-based Simon Richard has been appointed as UK Agents for the Woods rotary cutter range.
The world’s first heavy-duty electric truck – the Urban eTruck – will be delivered by Mercedes-Benz Trucks to the first customers this year.
Road marking vehicle specialist Somerford Equipment, is making its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 25-27 April 2017. The company is the first manufacturer of this kind of vehicle and equipment to appear at this event.
The RWM 2017 exhibition will be held from 12-14 September at the NEC in Birmingham in a combined format with related energy, and water events.
A green initiative has helped protect around 260 acres of Peruvian rainforest which locks up as much as one million tonnes of CO2 in trees, says Fuel Card Services.
Vehicle safety specialist Sentinel Systems has installed safety cameras, recording devices and cycle awareness systems onto the City of Edinburgh Council vehicles.
A new Volvo L90H loading shovel has been delivered to William Tracey to handle waste wood at the company’s Linwood recycling facility in Glasgow.
A new revenue stream is being adopted by South Staffordshire District Council – selling advertising space on its refuse trucks.
The sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (Clocs) exhibition will be held at ExCeL in London on Tuesday 14 March 2017.
Family-run Chepstow Plant International has acquired a 100-strong fleet of Volvo machinery and taken on new staff with the support of a multi-million pound asset finance facility from HSBC.
Cost analysis software allowing operators to analyse the productivity and efficiency of the fleet, depot, staff and suppliers, has been launched by Freeway Fleet Systems.
Brigade Electronics has launched a finance scheme to help fleet operators struggling with the economic burden of vehicle safety devices required for site specifications and tenders.
Parcel delivery group DPD has installed four Stertil Koni four-post vehicle lifts at its £100m sortation and distribution centre at Logix Park in Hinckley.
Fun and fundraising will be the order of the day when the National Refuse Championships returns after a gap of 22 years.
Chorley Council is encouraging people to keep streets clean and visit the town’s attractions by using Spedian reusable vehicle graphics.
Ulemco has been awarded £1.3 million Government funding to trial a range of commercial vehicles with hydrogen dual-fuel technology.
A guide to safer driving has been launched by Licence Bureau, with the charity Brake, to highlight typical driver distractions.
Municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services (CTS) has bought two new DAF CF 6x2 rear-steer RCVs with Dennis Eagle trade waste bodies.
Crawley-based commercial waste and recycling company The Recycling Partnership has bought two new refuse collection vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).
Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services’ (CTS) has come to the attention of Government minister Andrea Leadsom who visited its new depot in Brackley in her South Northamptonshire consituency.
Gritters at Rochdale Borough Council have been better prepared than ever to tackle ice, sleet and snow this winter after the council became the first in Greater Manchester to adopt Schmidt’s Autologic system, the very latest in automatic gritting technology.
Tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein plans to move into the UK fleet tyre market this year with its Vredestein brand.
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