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Bell Equipment to unveil new articulated dump truck at Hillhead

The latest addition to Bell Equipment's range of articulated dump trucks – the ground-breaking B60E – will be on show at Hillhead.

Harrow council gets new revenue stream from MOT centre

Commercial fleet services company Fraikin has set up and opened a new MOT centre in partnership with Harrow Council that will generate extra revenue for the local authority.

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Aldercote van-mounted boom to be unveiled at Scotplant 2016

A new van-mounted boom lift aimed at utilities contractors makes its UK debut at Scotplant.

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LAPV presents the 2nd annual Future Fleet Forum

How does New York manage the USA's biggest municipal fleet? What's it like to be interviewed under caution by the HSE? What are the latest safety features and initiatives for UK fleets? There's a huge amount learn and plenty of idea for everyone to take away at this year's Future Fleet Forum.

Sentinel offers vehicle camera systems on trial

Sentinel Systems is offering its customers the chance to test its range of vehicle and camera safety solutions with a no-obligation trial.

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Renault Trucks wins Wicks Group contract

Waste management and recycling specialists Wicks Group has taken delivery of a top spec 44-tonne Range T520 tag and Range C430 8x4 drawbar unit.

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New workshop and in-house service for Bell Equipment

Bell Equipment UK has opened a new service and maintenance centre on the same industrial park as its UK base in Burton-on-Trent.

Ahern remanufacture features first Mercedes

Ahern Waste Management has had one of its existing vehicles remanufactured and mounted onto a new Mercedes Antos chassis as part of a fleet replacement programme.

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Collett Transport Services invests £2.3m in fleet

Municipal vehicle hire specialist Collett Transport Services (CTS) has invested £2.3m in the past 12 months to expand and refresh its fleet.

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Havering adopts intelligent sweeper weighing system

Following successful trials, the London Borough of Havering has fitted the VOPS2 overload warning system from Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) to three of its Scarab Minor Sweepers.

‘Regulators and manufacturers must make AEB standard' says Thatcham Research

Lifesaving technology, such as automated emergency braking (AEB), should be standard on all vehicles and could be achieved either by voluntary action by the EU automotive industry or regulatory intervention, says Thatcham Research chief executive Peter Shaw.

UBU Environmental orders Co:flo road sweepings recycling system

Manchester-based UBU Environmental has invested in a turnkey road sweepings recycling system from CDEnviro which will process in excess of 25,000 tonnes a year.

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ePower Trucks appointed to sell Garia utility range

Garia, the global manufacturer of luxury golf carts, has appointed Oldham-based ePower Trucks to distribute its new range of utility vehicles (UTVs).

Venson survey reveals mixed views on driverless cars

More than a quarter of motorists are excited about the future of driverless cars – but even more are concerned that the technology isn't ready, according to a survey by Venson Automotive Solutions.

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JCB Wastemaster wins safety award

JCB's new 35D 4x4 Wastemasterplus Teletruk has won the safety category of theFork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards for Excellence 2016.

Inspirepac chooses Hako for factory cleaning

International packaging manufacturer Inspirepac has taken delivery of a Scrubmaster B310 R cylindrical scrubber drier as part of a long-term rental deal with Hako with full maintenance support.

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Suez impressed with Co:flo system for road sweepings and construction and demolition material

CD Enviro has produced a new system for treating road sweepings and construction and demolition materials.

FORS reports on first year success

‘An impressive first year' is the verdict of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme in the FORS 2015 annual report published in March.

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UK wins Kubota service engineer world title

A Kubota UK service engineer has scooped the top award at the global Kubota Skills Contest in Japan.

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Wastecycle buys NTM MAS Food Monster for East Midlands operation

Nottingham-based Wastecycle has purchasd an NTM MAS 'Food Monster' for commercial food waste collection.

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Dennis launches new skip-loader

A new urban skip-loader vehicle aimed at the construction market has been launched by Dennis Eagle.

Roadlink International opens new caliper remanufacturing facility

A new £700k facility has been opened by caliper remanufacturer Roadlink International at its head office in Willenhall, West Midlands.

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Volvo wins 18 loading shovel order with Stobart Biomass Products

Eighteen Volvo L120H loading shovels have been ordered by Stobart Biomass Products for six locations across Great Britain.

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Volvo increases share of UK truck market

Mike Corcoran, commercial director at Volvo Trucks, is delighted with Volvo's strong performance in 2015.

Milner launches new sewer jetters

Milner Industrial has launched two new sewer jetting ranges: the Smart Trailer and Smart Trailer Pro.

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Electric vehicle charge points set up in Merseyside

Twenty-eight new Evolt electric vehicle (EV) charge points have been set up in Merseyside.

JCB marks birthday in colour

A batch of colourful limited edition machines is being produced to mark JCB's 70th anniversary.

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Anglian Water fits Ctrack to more vans

Anglian Water has extended its Ctrack vehicle tracking solution to a further 500 vans in its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility.

CD Enviro increases production capacity by a third

CD Enviro has increased its product assembly space by 32%, enabling it to produce 60 additional machines every year.

City of London takes safety lead with new construction vehicle

A ground-breaking construction vehicle from Mercedes-Benz has been launched by the City of London Corporation in the Square Mile.

New workplace sentencing guidelines a wake-up call

New guidelines for sentences imposed on companies for death and injury in the workplace should serve as a serious wake-up call for companies, says Licence Bureau.

RDS exhibits the Loadex 100 at Scotplant 2016

Making its Scotplant debut, the Loadex 100 is a retrofittable scale installed on both tracked and wheeled 360o excavators to weigh the amount of material in the bucket, grab or clamshell.

Municipal sweeping brushes updated

An updated range of aftermarket municipal brushes is being launched by Brush Technology. These one-piece belly brushes are designed to work on all modern municipal truck-mounted sweepers such as Scarab and Johnston vehicles.

Brigade to celebrate 40 years of saving lives

Brigade Electronics will return to the CV Show this year, 40 years after the company made its debut at the same show in Earl's Court, London.

New depot as SHB Hire expands

SHB Hire has purchased a new depot in central Gloucester allowing it to relocate to a facility from which it can grow and develop its workshops and bodyshop

SFS acquired by Paragon Bank

Contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) and its subsidiary companies, Five Arrows Vehicle Finance (FAVF) and Collett Transport Services (CTS), have been acquired by Paragon Bank PLC, part of The Paragon Group of Companies PLC.

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TVS gets three more years with Isuzu Truck

Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions have marked 20 years of collaboration by signing a new three-year contract renewal.

Cenex supports winning 'Go Ultra Low Cities' bid

Nottingham has secured £6.1m for the first ‘Go Ultra Low Cities' scheme - set up by the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) - with the help ofCenex, the UK's first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies.

Kubota Construction launches finance arm

Kubota UK has launched a bespoke finance solution for its range of construction machinery.

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Kubota UK joins Northampton Saints

Kubota UK, the market leading machinery manufacturer, has signed up as an partner of Northampton Saints – one of the biggest and best supported teams in the Aviva Premiership, England's top flight of Rugby Union.

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Tevva Motors claims upto zero emissions technology

UK-based Tevva Motors has developed an electric range extended drivetrain which can reduce and even avoid producing emissions completely thanks to ground-breaking new predictive software

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New and improved Doosan 14t launched

The Doosan DX140LC-5 14 tonne crawler excavator has been launched by Doosan Construction Equipment.

First safer tipper on the City streets

A high-vision, safer tipper vehicle which improves road safety for cyclists and other vulnerable road users has gone into action with City of London, the first local authority to use the vehicle in London.

3M introduces greener and better vehicle graphic films

Two new types of film for vehicle graphics have been introduced by 3M.

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Biffa buys Sprinters for new Onecall service

Biffa has launched its new emergency waste removal service - Oncecall - with a quartet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

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Cataclean supplies diesel engine cleaner to RAC fleet

Liverpool-based engine care specialist, Cataclean, has won a major contract to supply one of its flagship products to the RAC's entire fleet of UK patrol vehicles.

Transport for London joins Electronics Watch

A major public transport organisation has become the first to affiliate to industry watchdog Electronics Watch.

‘Spreadsheet fleets' set to fall further behind best practice, warns Chevin

Fleets that persist in using spreadsheets to manage their activities are falling further and further behind best practice, warns fleet software specialist Chevin.

Fraikin retains public sector preferred supplier status

Fleet management company Fraikin has retained itsstatus as a supplier to the public sector after a rigorous tender process.

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MiX Telematics announces European industry study results

A study into present and future telematics trends in the commercial vehicle industry has been conducted by Mix Telematics across four key European markets; UK, France, Germany and Spain.

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