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.
A group of 14 employees has achieved 300 years working for Stertil UK. Managing director, Martin Paynter, presented long service awards to them at the company’s headquarters in Northampton, recognising their hard work, loyalty and commitment.
Tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein plans to move into the UK fleet tyre market this year with its Vredestein brand.
BTE Plant Sales has strengthened its relationship with Kubota, with the dealer now selling the manufacturer’s machines in the West Midlands, expanding beyond its existing territories of Lancashire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.
Lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has been selected to supply truck cranes to GAP Hire Solutions.
Compact construction equipment specialist Kubota will be unveiling its new KX mini-excavator at this year’s Executive Hire Show (EHS 2017) at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
Eight van-mounted platforms have been bought by vehicle mounted hire company Access Hire Nationwide from Versalift UK.
Beneficiaries of a £20 million programme to help cut emissions by freight transport vehicles have been announced by the Government.
A new screed vehicle for road marking has been bought by Newcastle City Council from Somerford Equipment.
Sentinel Systems has become a FORS accredited supplier for its full range of advanced vehicle camera and sensor systems.
The Gap Group says it has bought 130 new X ECO Lighting Towers from Trime that had been ordered by Hewden before it went into administration in November 2016.
Surrey-based Chambers Waste Management has fitted its 40-vehicle fleet with integrated weighing equipment and software to streamline its operations.
Essex-based commercial waste services company Greenline Environmental Ltd has just purchased its first collection vehicle (RCV) marking a new phase in the company’s growth.
East Anglian van hire specialist Hire-A-Lite has bought 20 new Mercedes-Benz vans.
Two major Transport for Norwich projects are set to start in early January leading to road closures.
The owner of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool – Gaskells – has invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers.
Municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services (CTS) has purchased five new engineer service vans to replenish the current fleet and strengthen its workshop and field repairs provision.
The first female and the forestry technician have been registered in the latest intake for John Deere’s apprenticeship scheme.
A special seasonal recycling message fitted to the side of its 15 refuse collection vehicles is helping Walsall Council get into the festive spirit.
Commercial vehicle spares supplier DT Spare Parts is expanding its product range for heavy vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.
A range of three new reach trucks will be launched in to the UK market in the new year by Toyota Material Handling UK.
Independent equipment hirer the GAP Group says it will have taken more than 900 machines from Kubota by the end of this year, ranging in size from 0.8 to 8.0 tonnes.
Finnish forest industry company UPM says it has successfully tested wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions and in traffic.
All John Deere XUV & HPX Gator utility vehicles sold in the UK and Ireland will now be factory-fitted with the Cesar security marking and registration scheme.
Baler manufacturer Presona has added a new model to its range, aimed at recycling, waste management and logistics applications.
Mercedes-Benz was named Van Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Awards last week.
A Glutton cleaning machine has been bought by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for its street scene team.
Haulier Arthur Spriggs & Sons plans to open a string of maintenance depots across the South of England.
The UK’s first fully demountable road marking bodies have been put to work by South Lanarkshire Council.
Thousands of buses and taxis will be made greener and cleaner after the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed a £290 million investment to support low-emission vehicles.
A new hydrogen-fuelled, zero-emission double-decker bus has been launched by Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus.
The range of an electric van can almost halve when it is carrying a full payload in real world conditions, according to Arval, which says the results of a trial it has conducted are of interest to public sector fleets.
A new warranty scheme for commercial vehicle clutch products has been introduced by Valeo Service.
The UK’s first 8x6 Arocs gritters have been bought by contract hire specialist Essential Fleet Services for Lincolnshire County Council to ensure the roads remain open this winter.
Evolt has won a £1.8 million contract for the first phase of work on three new charging hubs in Dundee with additional charging infrastructure in the region.
Plant and tool hire company Fosseway Hire has bought its third Kubota mini-excavator – a KX57-4.
Ipswich-based grounds care specialists Ransomes has introduced a new series of TG tractors aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications.
Ransomes has added a Ventrac compact tractor aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications, to its product range.
Ground maintenance equipment specialist Ransomes is to launch a new line of Cushman Hauler utility vehicles in the UK.
UK software maker Jaama reports revenues up 18% year-on-year as demand for its asset and driver management systems grows both in the UK and internationally.
A new screed vehicle has been ordered by Oxford City Council from Somerford Equipment to carry out road-lining work in the Oxford ring road area.
Euro Municipal has bought a used Dennis Elite 6 narrow track 6x2 rear steer vehicle through Manchester Service Centre of Dennis Eagle.
Ctrack has launched a commitment-free option for its self-installed telematics system.
VisionTrack will be the headline sponsor at the first ever Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members’ Conference at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 9 November 2016.
Paragon has launched version 6.0 of its transport management software, featuring changes to both the Planning and Paragon Live modules.
Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired the traffic management vehicle supplier Acklea Ltd.
The Flybrid – a flywheel energy recovery system (ERS) designed by the Torotrak Group – will be presented at the Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology (EHIVT) Symposium in Cologne on 9-10 November.
A new all-electric vehicle, the FUSO Canter E-Cell, went on show for the first time in the UK yesterday (Wednesday, 2nd November) in London’s Alexandra Palace at the Freight in the City Expo.
A local kids' football team, Ransomes Sports FC U9s, has been set-up to compete in the 7-a-side Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League.
Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is calling on used vehicle sellers to donate any unwanted vehicles and part-exchanges to its sixth annual auction for Chestnut Tree House on 21 November.
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