LAPV Summer 2019 has been published

Available in print and digitally, LAPV is the public sector fleet management industry's leading publication and is filled with news, opinions and features on issues for fleet & plant managers in public and private contracting organisations.

Wheel loaders delivered for German recycling park

A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader was recently put into operation at the Dowideit Recycling machine park in Wustermark, Germany.

Go Plant Fleet Services trials Shell GTL fuel for its sweeper fleet

A provider of specialist commercial vehicles will be trialling Gas to Liquid Shell GTL fuel for its road sweepers.

Councils demonstrate the potential for electric RCV technology

A Geesinknorba electric RCV took to the streets of Cambridge on Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day 2019, to demonstrate the potential of electric technology for waste management fleets.

CMS SupaTrak passes audits without non-compliance areas

Telematics company, CMS SupaTrak, has been awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001 international standards after passing its audits without a single area of non-compliance. 

Biffa upgrades Econic fleet with new body variants

Biffa has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.

Drop in insurance claims for Hull City Council

Hull City Council has seen a dramatic drop in insurance claims after fitting CCTV camera systems on its RCVs.

Major order for Scot JCB

JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from equipment rental business Nixon Hire as it invests in a brand new telehandler machine fleet worth almost £14 million. 

Golden Gritter marks 50 years for UK manufacturer

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is celebrating the start of 50 years in business with a series of events that will see its products showcased across the UK.

Dennis Eagle to open a new service centre in Scotland

A new service centre for Dennis Eagle customers in Scotland is set to open in September as part of an ongoing investment in the Scottish waste and recycling industry.

New Multigo completes sweeper range

Aebi Schmidt has launched the new compact articulated Multigo 150 sweeper to complete its sweeper line-up for local authorities, service contractors and other users.

Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) study provides roadmap to Electric Vehicle adoption

Transport Research Laboratory has announced the results of its latest research, the Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project, completed for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). A world first, the results reveal the ‘tipping points’ for when mainstream consumers will be likely to adopt both fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; provides compelling evidence for how the increased electricity demand from these vehicles can be managed; and reviews how the speed of transition could be accelerated with OEMs, governments and consumer forces working together.

Mobile column lift improves wash bay operations

Denbighshire County Council has purchased a second Stertil Koni Mobile Column Lift to support a new wash bay facility at its Kinmel Park depot in Bodelwyddan.

Passport scheme leads to better safety standards

Go Plant Fleet Services has now put more than 200 of its drivers through the Highways England Passport scheme.

Mini loader for grounds care launched

Blaney Motor has launched a new mini loader – the Bionic S1 035. 

Welwyn Hatfield awards environmental services contract

Urbaser has been awarded a 9-year waste, recycling and street cleansing contract by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. The £4.6m per annum contract commences from April 2020.

Enter the National Refuse Championships 2019

On Saturday 15 June, the waste management sector will come together in Weston-super-Mare for the annual National Refuse Championships, sponsored by Imperial Commercials and DAF. Waste collection teams can still sign up to take part in the race.

New winter equipment hire business

Johnston Sweepers has launched a new winter equipment rental arm to its business in preparation for the 2019-20 winter season.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system

Allison Transmission, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced the new AXE Series, an e-axle system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Sweeper delivery for Go Plant

A provider of fleet management and specialist vehicle hire services is ramping up its fleet of heavy-duty road sweepers for operated work on motorways and trunk roads.

Wheeled loader for composting site

West London Composting (WLC) has introduced a JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loader at its facility near the M40 motorway in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

Twelve new RCVs for Telford & Wrekin

Twelve Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg lifts have been delivered to Veolia for its domestic waste and recycling collections for Telford & Wrekin Council.

EV expansion

Allison Transmission Holdings, the manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced that it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

Highways England Award for Safety

Vision Techniques and Aggregate Industries have won a Highways England Award for their auto-braking system which aims to improve road worker safety. 

SME 19 opens up to construction industry

The Southern Municipal Exhibition returns to the East Malling Research Centre in Kent on 9 May, and this year it is open to the construction industry for the first time.

First edition of Impulsion Montreal

LAPV magazine is one of a number of partners collaborating with the Government of Québec in Canada to help organise the first edition of Impulsion MTL International Fleet Forum, a forward-looking fleet management conference inspired by Future Fleet Forum.

Channels Estate invests in batwing rotary cutter

Through local dealer, R C Boreham, the Channels Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, has taken delivery of its first Woods BW12 batwing rotary cutter.

Next generation electric buses to be launched

Mellor, part of Woodall Nicholson's bus division, is showing the latest version of its all-electric bus, the Orion E, at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

Ultra-compact tracking devices

Ctrack by Inseego has introduced two wireless tracking devices to extend its range of battery-powered telematics solutions.

NRG Fleet listed as one of ten ‘Ones to watch’

NRG Fleet Services has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in the 20th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

East Lothian Council invests in flail mowers

East Lothian Council has doubled the number of Muthing MU-FM-4 flails on its fleet.

New vehicle wrap system

Fusion Wrap is a 60 microns white gloss high-performance polymeric film with Flite Technology, launched by Arlon Graphics.

Material Handler arrives at Portland

Portland Stone has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler for its Broadcroft Waste and Recycling Centre on the Isle of Portland.

New safety legislation for hybrid and electric vehicles

All new models of hybrid and pure electric vehicles must by law be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) that emits a continuous sound when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of up to 20km/hour after 1 September 2019.

First Isuzus for Cormac fleet in Cornwall

The first ever Isuzu trucks have recently gone into service for the landscape and tree services division of Cornish firm, Cormac.

Rugged in-vehicle workforce automation

Captec, designer and manufacturer of specialist computing equipment, has launched a new fully rugged in-vehicle solution comprising a tablet and vehicle dock.

City of London adopts fully electric RCV fleet

The City of London Corporation has awarded a new waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract to Veolia – with services that began on 6 April.

Engine-performance enhancing technology

All new Dennis Eagle chassis to roll off the production line now have been equipped with Allison Transmission’s Fuelsense2.0 Max technology.

Cork Airport Police takes delivery of three new vehicles

Three new vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport, as part of the site’s continued investment in its policing and safety functions.

Lightweight compact sweeper

Aebi-Schmidt has launched the Multigo 150 – a new, multi-functional lightweight compact sweeper.

Battery-powered mower launched

Echo has introduced a new battery-powered mower to its range of grounds care machines.

New buses for Nottinghamshire CC

Nottinghamshire County Council has ordered seven Orion Plus buses to add to its majority Mellor fleet.

Lighter pallet fork

Engcon, a manufacturer of tiltrotators that boost excavators’ efficiency, will launch lighter versions of its hydraulic pallet forks.

Sweeper manufacturer celebrates 40-years

Held at Silverstone on March 14 2019, Hako clients from throughout the UK joined in celebrating Hako UK’s 40-year anniversary, which included equipment demonstrations, new launches, high-level seminars and some adrenalin fuelled laps around the track.

First-ever sweeper for recycling specialist

Land recovery and recycling company, Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleaning vehicle to its fleet.

Bespoke impact vehicles

The Black Bourton, an Oxfordshire-based operator has commissioned a fleet of 10, highly bespoke impact protection vehicles (IPVs) built by the Bevan Group and fitted with crash cushions and high-visibility light arrows by Highway Care.

SOE waste & recycling round table 2019

SOE is planning a waste & recycling round table on Wednesday 12 June at SOE HQ in London and the organisation is eager to hear about the big challenges facing this sector. Public sector fleet managers eager to join this debate, are invited to take part.

Geesinknorba named as supplier on CCS vehicle purchase framework

Local authorities can now purchase refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba without going through a complex tender process as the company has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service’s Vehicle Purchase Framework RM6060.

Kent waste firm orders JCB wheeled-loaders

Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Nottingham City Council awards first electric sweeper tender in the UK

Electric sweepers from Boschung will go to work on the streets of Nottingham in Spring 2019 as the city council becomes the first to employ these vehicles in the UK.

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