c-trace wins Guildford BC bin ID and weighing contract

c-trace has secured its first contract with a local authority after providing Guildford Borough Council with certified dynamic bin-weighing and identification systems for five trade-waste collection vehicles.

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Compact stand-on mower launched

Bobcat’s new compact 36-inch-cut QuickCat stand-on mower allows the operator to work productively and safely in tight, awkward spaces, such as fenced-off gated areas, cemeteries, grass verges and housing association plots.

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Bobcat launches new telescopic loader range

A new range of five telescopic loaders has been launched by French company Bobcat.

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Craig helps raise funds for Hemi-Chat with ultra-marathon

A Northampton-based sales manager has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity after taking part in a gruelling 62-mile ultra-marathon.

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Whale Tankers to distribute Warthog nozzles

Whale Tankers has signed a deal with US water jet-tooling manufacturer StoneAge for the distribution of its Warthog range of rotary jetting nozzles for sewer applications.

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MiX Telematics to stage safety roadshow

MiX Telematics is to stage a one-day safety roadshow for UK service, delivery, utility, haulage and passenger transport operators.

Plug-in vehicle project results to be revealed at Cenex LCV

Transport consultancy TRL will be revealing the preliminary results of stage one of the Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project at Cenex LCV 2016.

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Used light commercial vehicle market buoyant over summer

The used light commercial vehicle market remained strong this summer, bucking the trend of a traditional summer slowdown in the market, said Shoreham Vehicle Auctions.

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LPG appeal to fleet managers at Cenex

LPG should be seen as a viable alternative fuel by fleet managers as concern over urban air quality continues to rise, says UKLPG, the trade body that represents the LPG industry.

LAPV September 2016 has been published

We are delighted to announce that LAPV September 2016 has been published. What can you read in this issue?

AMI feature on Demolition TV

Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has appeared on Demolition TV in an episode focused on the theft of construction and demolition equipment.

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SFS wins third fleet order for Richmondshire

Contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is has once more been awarded the contract to provide a new waste and recycling fleet for Richmondshire District Council.

Smith Bros & Webb launches greener chassis washing system

A new under-chassis wash spray system has been launched by Smith Bros & Webb, the commercial vehicle automated washing systems maker.

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Bristow and Sutor opts for Greenroad system

Debt recovery specialists Bristow and Sutor is fitting Greenroad’s driver behaviour and fleet management system to its 155-strong fleet of cars and vans.

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Wrightbus launches two new electric buses

Wrightbus has unveiled two new buses from its ‘Electrocity’ range – the StreetAir EV wheel forward (WF) and the longer StreetAir EV door forward (DF).

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Whale supplies gully cleaning tanker to Coventry

A new drain and gully cleaning tanker from Whale has been delivered to Coventry City Council for cleaning highway drains.

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Exol introduces new Scania delivery management system

Exol Lubricants has adopted a brand new delivery management system, Scania’s Fleet Management Services.

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Billy Bowie expands tanker fleet

Following an increased demand for its services, Kilmarnock-based waste management company Billy Bowie Special Projects has expanded its fleet with six Renault Trucks tankers.

Kubota launches telematics partnership at Hillhead

Kubota UK has launched a new strategic alliance with telematics specialists Trakm8 at this year’s international quarrying and recycling exhibition at Hillhead.

Endless acquires O&H Conversions Group

The O&H Conversions group has been acquired by Endless LLP, a private equity fund.

Bristol Waste Company opts for contract maintenance from RVS

Bristol Waste Company has taken on Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) to maintain and service its fleet of 30 refuse vehicles.

TR33 replaces olf Fuso Canter for new ones

Thirteen years after it commissioned its first 3.5-tonne Fuso Canter, South Wales arboriculturalist TR33 has finally withdrawn the truck from front-line service – and replaced it with two new trucks of the same model.

Evolt installs more EV charge points in Scotland

Evolt has installed a series of Rapid and Fast electric vehicle (EV) charge points on the west Scotland mainland and the Isle of Mull, having won a competitive tender from Argyll and Bute Council.

The New Motion to enter UK EV charge point market

A leading European electric vehicle charge point provider is expanding its network to the United Kingdom.

APS launches 14m van-mounted boom

A 14m boom lift on a 3.5t van is being launched by powered access distributor APS.

Power surge as Leeds council fleet goes electric

The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles has gone into service in Leeds.

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Tuxford students excel at schools' challenge

Tuxford Academy’s Team Fast4ward made it through to the national final of The Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Technology Challenge – a global competition 11-19-year-olds.

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O&H to launch four-in-one PTV

A modular patient transport vehicle that offers four lay-out options in one is being launched by Goole-based vehicle converter O&H Vehicle Conversions (O&H).

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Boughton to bring McNeilus FELs to UK

Boughton Engineering has formed a strategic partnership with McNeilus to sell, mount and finish its Front End Loader range in the UK.

Hills responds to Modern Slavery Act with responsible purchasing policy

Wiltshire-based recycling and waste management company The Hills Group has introduced a new purchasing policy to ensure it conducts business ethically and with transparency.

VWS plans for RWM2016

Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) will be taking its Enviroweigh bin-weighing system, its Purgo software and the Vops 2 Van Overload Protection System at this year’s RWM.

RVS goes retro at RWM

Visitors to this year’s RWM show can take a journey back in time on the Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) stand which features an original 1978 Smith Cabac ‘75 electric street cleansing vehicle.

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ISS to launch Reaclear at RWM

Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) is launching a new addition to its Clear family of products at this year’s RWM show.

Entries now open for the International Firefighting Team of the Year Award.

Do you have what it takes to become the International Firefighting Team of the year 2016? Firefighters from all over the world can now submit their most courageous, technically advanced and most unusual call outs in order to compete for the coveted International Firefighting Team of the Year Award. 

Mercedes-Benz launches Fleetboard’s best drivers of 2016

Mercedes-Benz’s commercial vehicle telematics and fleet management arm has launched the 2016 Fleetboard Drivers League.

Picture of a Volvo FM-460 sweeper fitted out for WJ North

W J North draws a line under driver comfort

A top specification Volvo FM-460 4x2 ‘super-sweeper’ – with all mod cons – has entered service with road-marking business W J North in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Spedian tests Superlite ad panels’ durability

Vehicle graphics company Spedian, whose advertising panels are used by more than 80 local authorities to raise revenue, has tested its Spedian Superlite refuse application at MIRA.

Heming Group invests in groundwork equipment

Family-owned contracting and civil engineering company, the Heming Group, has invested in new excavators and tractors to cope with a surge in business as it nears 50 years of trading.

CD Enviro to show off landfill diversion systems at RWM16

Waste management company CD Enviro will be showing off ways to divert material from landfill when it exhibits at this year’s RWM Show from September 13-15.

Aliweld shows off tipper safety and weighing system

A new, British-made safety and weighing system for tipper and tanker operators has been launched Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS). 

Picture of vehicles awaiting conversion to ambulances at O&H's factory in Goole, East Yorkshire

O&H Vehicle Conversions lands 220 ambulance contract

A £21 million contract has been awarded to O&H Vehicle Conversions to supply West Midlands Ambulance Service with 220 of the most technically advanced and efficient ambulances.

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Evolt joins Scottish Framework for EV charge point installation

Electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier Evolt has been selected by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) as one of the companies to provide EV charging solutions on a new Scotland-wide framework.

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New bus features anti-microbial handrails

The new Solaris Urbino 12 bus features handrails made from anti-microbial copper to help stop the spread of infectious germs from their surfaces.

The logo of Cenex, a Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies

Cenex lands second hydrogen fuel project role

A key role in the development of hydrogen fuel for European transport has been given to Cenex, the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies.

Screen wash helps hit emissions targets

A new powdered screen-cleaner has been introduced byNCH Europethat it hopes will help reduce CO2emisions.

Scotland backs EV driver app

An app that will improve life for the fast-growing number of electric vehicle (EV) users is being supported by a £285,000 grant from Scottish Enterprise.

Merc Econic lands London Cycling award

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has won the Pro-cycling Business of the Year title at the 2016 London Cycling Awards, thanks to the contribution made by the company's high-visibility Econic vehicle.

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Blaney Motor Company launches wheel loader concept vehicles

The Blaney Motor Company has launch two new wheel loader concept vehicles at Balmoral Show.

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BCGA blueprint supports low energy fuel expansion

A national trade association has launched new guidance for fuel station operators following a surge in demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles across the haulage and fleet industries.

Biffa brings CCTV technology on board

Biffa Municipal has installed the latest CCTV hard disk recording technology and remote wi-fi download system to more than 50 refuse vehicles operating in Crawley, South Buckinghamshire and Epping Forest.

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