Sparshatt Truck & Van launches ‘same-day’ commercial vehicle paint service

Sparshatt Truck & Van, The Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer for Kent and South-East London will be unveiling its new body shop facilities at an open day in Sittingbourne on Wednesday 3 April.

Trakm8 showcases fleet management solutions at the CV Show

Trakm8, a supplier of telematics, vehicle cameras, optimisation, and fleet management solutions, will showcase a wide range of new additions to its product suite at the CV Show.

Eminox secures UNECE Regulation 49 certification for aftermarket Euro VI product range

Emissions reduction specialist Eminox Limited has announced that it is the first UK aftermarket manufacturer to receive UNECE Regulation 49 certification for its Euro VI diesel particulate filter (DPF) product range.

Urbaser to start new service contract in West Kent

Urbaser will start to deliver recycling, waste collection and street cleaning services for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council on 1 March and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 30 March.

Safety research by TRL predicted to save over 25,000 lives

Research by TRL enables groundbreaking changes to European safety regulations to future proof the car industry, placing Europe in the lead on the road towards automated vehicles.

Allison Transmission to display off-highway solutions at Bauma

Allison Transmission will exhibit its Off-Highway Series of fully automatic transmission models at Bauma 2019, the trade fair for construction machinery.

Brake offers seminar on fatigue management within fleets

Road safety charity Brake is inviting those responsible for at-work drivers including fleet managers, health and safety managers and HR professionals to attend an essential seminar on fatigue management within fleets.

MC Rental grows its pre-owned vehicle sales operation

In line with the expansion of its rental fleet, MC Rental has also experienced growth in its pre-owned vehicle sales operation, with 2018 representing a record year for vehicles sold nationally by the Kent-based company.

Brigade Electronics offers compliance guidance at the CV Show

Brigade Electronics stand (A309) at the CV Show will offer new product launches and the latest compliance guidance, ranging from the Direct Vision Standard to R46 requirements.

Harrow Council buys 30 Dennis Eagle Olympus RCVs

Harrow Council has ordered 30 Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg bin lifts for domestic and trade collections.

Snowploughs help Dublin Airport prepare for winter conditions

Dublin Airport has taken delivery of 27 new KL-V wedge snowploughs from Aebi Schmidt to help prepare the airport for the rigours of this winter following its experience last winter when the infamous ‘Beast from the East’ produced some of the worst weather conditions in living memory.

More than half of vehicles operating in Clean Air Zones not yet ULEZ compliant

Over 50% of the vehicles operating in Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are currently non-compliant with new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards, risking significant fines for operators approximating £400 per vehicle, per year. These findings come from new research by telematics solutions provider Masternaut and the UK’s largest gas distribution network, Cadent Gas.

Government provides £1m funding to expand clean air retrofit solutions

The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types.

Long-range vehicle and driver identification tags

People and vehicle access control specialist, Nortech is now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles.

JCB invests in industry safety with WasteWise videos

JCB is heading an industry-wide initiative aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors.

Volvo Penta to develop electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck

Volvo Penta has announced its first industrial OEM partnership in the area of electromobility with leading fire service vehicle manufacturer and longstanding customer Rosenbauer.

Amber Valley Council takes on Grafter Green dropside rigids

In the East Midlands, Amber Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of its first ever Isuzus, with two brand-new 3.5tonne Isuzu Grafter Green dropside rigids joining the fleet within the organisation’s landscape and ground maintenance services department.

Doncaster’s new spreader is adopted by Blue Peter

The first ever Dennis Eagle spreader lorry is set to be featured on the children’s TV show Blue Peter on Thursday 7 February.

Sandwell Council invests in new high-tech spreader fleet

West Midlands-based Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has invested in a fleet of nine Stratos III spreaders.

OWL adds air pollution to agenda for 2019

Raising awareness of air quality issues and how these may be monitored is the next focus for the OWL (Optimised Waste and Logistics) Partnership.

Grundon opts for Volvo’s new material handler

Grundon Waste Management has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E materials handler for its Colnbrook operation.

InclusivEV electric vehicle sharing project launches in Solihull

Cenex-led initiative increases mobility access, providing low-cost, zero-emission option to local residents and improving air quality.

Doncaster takes on first multi-purpose construction and spreading vehicle

Major regeneration projects in Doncaster have prompted the borough council to buy a Dennis Eagle Elite 6 for use as a construction vehicle by day – but also a spreader by night.

Making e-mobility safer with rupture discs

New low and medium-pressure rupture discs are now available for use in vehicle batteries and battery packs.

Major contract worth 25 million awarded to Go Plant Fleet Services

Harrow has awarded a contract to supply and maintain its vehicles and equipment to Go Plant Fleet Services

Staffordshire County Council takes on new spreaders

Staffordshire County Council has added nine new Stratos III spreaders to its winter fleet for the first time. Aebi Schmidt equipment came out top in the council’s tender process for nine replacement spreaders.

St Andrews Uni upgrades its sports maintenance regime

St Andrew’s’ University Park is renowned for its grass pitches being among the finest in Scotland, winning high praise from visiting professionals. With such a reputation to live up to it is important the synthetic pitches are always maintained up to equally high standards. 

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Lincolnshire CC buys two Mellor buses

Lincolnshire County Council has recently taken delivery of two new Strata low floor for its CallConnect network – a transport on-demand service in rural communities.

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Go-coach trial Optare Solo electric bus in Sevenoaks

Independent bus operator Go-coach has been trialling a 31-seat Optare Solo electric bus in Sevenoaks.

Picture of a Grundon RCV with the new Baknksman lighting systems illuminating the road at night

Grundon fits Banksman lighting to fleet

Waste management company Grundon has fitted a new lighting system to its vehicle fleet for improved visibility during night time work.

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4 in 5 Brits say seeing a driver’s face helps

Seeing a driver’s face helps understand their intentions and improves our safety, according to research by Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK.

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Trime UK wins Green Apple Award for X-Splash

Trime UK’s X-Splash wash bay has been honoured by environmental campaigners the Green Organisation.

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ECHO launches battery power tool range

A new range of battery-powered outdoor tools has been launched by ECHO.

Picture of a new RCV provided by SFS for operations in Kettering and Corby

Kettering and Corby merge waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing ops

Kettering Borough Council and Corby Borough Council are merging their waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing services which will start with the procurement of a new fleet of vehicles in February 2019.

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Brigade Electronics wins award for QVS quiet vehicle safety system

Brigade Electronics has won a Living Environment Award at the 22nd edition of the Sound, Vibration and Air Quality conference in Hoevelaken, Netherlands.

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MC Rental builds up its short-term truck range

MC Rental has added a new range of trucks to its vehicle portfolio to target the short-term rental requirements of customers operating within the municipal, building and construction industries.

Picture of Paul Mintern, Hazel Culling and Richard Taylor from Reef Environmental with their new refuse truck

Reef Environmental launches new recycling service for South-East England

Sussex-based Reef Environmental is launching its own recycling and waste collection service to businesses across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

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Go Plant launches refurb service for specialist vehicles

Nationwide fleet provider Go Plant Fleet Services has opened a refurbishment centre for specialist commercial vehicles.

Picture of the the new Optare Metrodecker and Metrocity buses at the launch

Optare launches two all-electric buses

Optare has unveiled the next generation Metrodecker and Metrocity all electric buses.  Both buses have fully electric heating and can a deliver more than 150 miles on a single charge.

Picture of Brigade Electronics' new facilities at Applegarth

Brigade Electronics quadruples warehouse and office space

A new 2,275m2 warehouse and office complex has been opened by Brigade Electronics in Dartford, Kent.

Picture of an Isle of Man gritter on a snow-bound road with Michelin retread tyres on

Isle of Man saves £20k-a-year with Michelin retread tyres

More than £20,000 has been saved by the Isle of Man government in the first 12 months since it started to use retread tyres.

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Semcon to automate fuel cell production

Fuel cell manufacturer Semcon is planning to automate its production of hydrogen-powered cells and is introducing robots to the Powercell plant in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Venson shines light on mental health and driver safety

The connection between mental health and driver safety at work has been examined by Venson Automotive Solutions in a white paper.

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ECHO produces higher-powered lower-weight chainsaw

ECHO has produced a new lighter but more powerful chainsaw, the ECHO CS- 4510ES.

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Rhino Products named Welsh Manufacturer of the Year

Commercial vehicle accessory company, Rhino Products has won Manufacturer of the Year (turnover under £25m) title at the 2018 Made in Wales Awards.

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Councils promoting more paid-for waste services says Spedian

Cash-strapped local authorities are promoting their business waste services more than ever before to maximise their revenue streams.

Picture of a reversing assistant using Reaclear to help a bin-lorry reverse

DCW fits Reaclear safety device to two vehicles

Commercial waste management firm DCW has introduced the Reaclear reversing safety aid to its fleet.

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FleetWave CORE achieves record sales says Chevin

Fleet management software provider Chevin Fleet Solutions says it has broken its own sales records following the launch of FleetWave CORE. 

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Eminox earns first CVRAS accreditation for UK’s best-selling coach

Lincolnshire-based retrofit company Eminox is the first to earn Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS) approval for the UK’s best-selling coach, the Volvo B9R.

Picture of the Allett C34 Evolution electric mower

Allett launches C34 Evolution first electric mower

Mower manufacturer Allett has entered the electric mower market with the launch of the C34 Evolution, large area, walk-behind cylinder mower.

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