Picture of the all-electric RCV outside the Guildhall in London

First all-electric RCV starts City of London trial

The UK’s first fully-electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV) has started a two-month trial in the City of London.

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Econ recruits 20 new staff after Beast from the East

North Yorkshire manufacturer Econ is taking on 20 new staff to cope with increased demand for its winter maintenance and road repair vehicles after last winter’s extreme weather conditions.

Picture of a resident plugging his electric vehicle in at one of the new EV charging points in the Barbican in London

New EV charging scheme for Barbican residents

Residents in London’s Barbican who use an electric vehicle (EV) now have access to 30 permanent charging points across the Grade II-listed estate.

Picture of the new Kubota KX030-4 mini-excavator which will be on show at Hillhead

Kubota to show new KX030-4 mini-excavator at Hillhead

Kubota UK will be showing its range of compact construction equipment at this year’s Hillhead show, including mini-excavators, wheeled loaders and tracked dumpers.

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New York to install 100 EV fast-charging stations

One hundred fast-charging stations for electric vehicles will be installed by New York City next year, marking the first time the technology will be available for the authority’s vehicles.

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Simply Waste staff compete for selection for National Refuse Championships

Employees at independent waste management company Simply Waste Solutions (SWS), have been competing to win a place in one of the company’s two teams taking part in this year’s National Refuse Championships.

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Cenex appoints Dennis Hayter as chairman

Transport and energy specialist Cenex has appointed Dennis Hayter as chairman.

Picture of a Grundon refuse collection vehicle with the new Banksman lighting system from Labcraft

Grundon fits Labcraft Banksman system to fleet for safer working

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

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Pivot Power plans National Grid linked EV charging network

Pivot Power has unveiled plans to build a 2GW network of grid-scale batteries and rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the UK.

Picture of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Tony Hanson (left) with Steven Parker (centre) of Egbert Taylor and Hartlepool’s cleansing unit team leader Garry Jones

Hartlepool chooses Bigbelly to slam the door on nuisance seagulls

Hartlepool is aiming to kill two birds with one stone by replacing open bins with 15 Bigbelly smart stations in a bid to tackle nuisance seagulls while improving bin emptying efficiency.

Picture of Lanes Groups' new tanker with the new Scania cab at the IFAT show

Lanes buys first low-entry hi-vis drains vehicle

The first specialist drainage tanker with the new low-entry, high-visibility lorry cab developed by Scania has been brought to the UK by Lanes Group plc.

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eVolt installs electric vehicle charging hub in Dundee

eVolt UK has installed the latest versions of its electric vehicle rapid charging units to help Dundee City Council promote electric taxi use.

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Nidec ASI launches Ultra Fast Charger – 15mins for 500km travel

Nidec ASI has launched a new electric vehicle charging system – the Ultra Fast Charger (UFC) – which it says will radically speed up the recharging of batteries.

Picture of model trucks fitted with Brigade Electronics' Backsense Network-Radar

Brigade to show new radar network at Hillhead

Brigade Electronics returns to the Hillhead show this year with Backsense – a budget sensing system designed for machines – and the new Backsense Network-radar aimed at OEMs.

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Frank Key unlocks the X-Splash Wash Bay

Frank Key Tool Hire has taken delivery of its first X-Splash Wash Bay which is designed with the reduction of environmental impact in mind.

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Rhino Products to expand with new factory in Deeside

Commercial vehicle accessory manufacturer Rhino Products is to build an 87,250sqft factory in Deeside, North Wales.

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Ctrack joins FleetCheck partner programme

FleetCheck has expanded its partner programme with a new agreement with fleet telematics specialist Ctrack.

Picture of PVS founder and managing director Marcus Puddy (left) with Paul Tregale and Imma Matcham

Puddy Vehicle Solutions launches asset finance brokerage

A new finance brokerage aimed at commercial vehicle and specialist vehicle fleets, plant and machinery has been launched by Puddy Vehicle Solutions (PVS).

Picture of Tony Nicholson, of CTS Hire, handing keys of a vehicle to Caroline Roffey, of Hinckley & Bosworth BC, with CTS's workshop manager Ricky Stretch and two of the temporary bin lorries in the background

CTS Hire supports new recycling service at Hinckley & Bosworth BC

Gloucestershire-based hire firm CTS Hire is providing eight brand new recycling vehicles to Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to support its new in-house recycling service which was launched in April 2018.

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Urbaser rolls out new service in North and East Herts

Waste contractor Urbaser has begun a new waste collection and street cleansing contract for North and East Hertfordshire.

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Dennis Eagle unveils eCollect electric vehicle at IFAT

Dennis Eagle has unveiled the new eCollect electric vehicle at the IFAT trade show in Munich. The vehicle is set to go into production in late 2019.

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Asset Alliance builds 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion

Asset Alliance has built a 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion demonstrator, designed to offer increased protection to roadworkers on slower carriageways.

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Barnet buys Glutton street cleansing fleet

A new fleet of new environmentally-friendly, mechanised street cleansing machines has been bought by Barnet Council.

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SteerSafe produces added sound to protect vulnerable road users from EV danger

Electric vehicles without low-speed sound added could be silent killers says SteerSafe.

Picture of Keith Kerman, DCAS Deputy Commissioner and NYC Chief Fleet Officer

NYC to use 99% renewable diesel to cut greenhouse gas emissions

New York City is to use renewable diesel to power large vehicles in its fleet. Renewable diesel is made almost exclusively of plants and animal fats, with just 1% of its contents derived from petroleum.

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Triscan Group acquires Timeplan Fuel Solutions

The Triscan Group, who are one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of fuel management systems, has acquired Timeplan Fuel Solutions Ltd. Timeplan has been providing fuel management solutions since 1978.

Picture of Councillor Debbie Mason with the new vehicle and crew members Mick Morley, Ryan Curzon and Scott Chewings

Rushclffe BC choses Reaclear and Cyclear for new RCV

Rushcliffe Borough Council has bought a new 26t Dennis Elite vehicle fitted with the Cyclear Cyclist Safety Warning Device and the Reaclear reverse manoeuvre safety system, both from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS).

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ABS opts for new Whale tanker

A new 18 tonne VacuumWhale tanker has been specified and built for Reading-based company A Better Service (ABS).

Picture of the back of a truck fitted with Sentinel Systems' Auto-Braking radar

Sentinel Systems’ updated Auto-Braking radar at APSE

Commercial vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems will be showing off the latest version of its Auto-Braking radar system at this year’s APSE Fleet, Waste and Grounds Seminar in Aviemore.

Picture of PHVC's new Iveco Daily Line Hi-Matic minibus

PHVC gets first Iveco Daily Line Hi-Matic minibus and orders 20 more

Minibus supplier PHVC has taken delivery of the UK’s first right-hand drive, factory-built Iveco Daily Line Hi-Matic minibus.

Picture of hydrogen-fueled taxis in Green Tomato livery, parked in London, part of Project Zefer

60 hydrogen fuel cars coming to London in 'take-up' initiative

Sixty hydrogen-fuelled cars are to be deployed in taxi, private-hire and police fleets in London as part of the €26 million Project Zefer.

Picture of Ben Sowersby of Leo Group with a Mercedes truck and a Fuso truck in the background

Leo Group becomes Mercedes-Benz Trucks' partner in Scotland

The Leo Group has become a new partner for Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK in Scotland, with locations in Aberdeen and Inverness representing Mercedes-Benz and FUSO.

Picture of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions' MD Michael Simmons

First used electric van training course set up by Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has set up the first ever used electric van training course for LCV dealer sales staff and fleet vendors.

Picture of Alana Steel (left shaking hands with Chris Anderson as he prepares to cut a slice of his retirement cake

Whale’s Scottish rep Alan Steel retires

Alan Steel, Whale Tankers’ Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, has retired and said farewell to colleagues and customers at the CV Show.

Picture of the new Müthing MU-Collect Vario mulcher mower in action on some rough grass

Muthing brings new MU-Collect Vario mulcher to UK

Muthing has brought a new mower to the UK market, the MU-Collect Vario mulcher, aimed at professional landscapers.

Picture of the Volvo FL Electric truck in a warehouse being loaded up for urban distribution work

Volvo introduces FL Electric urban operations truck

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications.

Picture of Jaama managing director Martin Evans

Jaama updates Key2 asset management software

Jaama has updated its Key2 asset management system to improve efficiency and increase compliance management as well as providing additional cost controls.

Artist's impression of the Fastned rapid charging station planned for Newcastle University

Fastned lands rapid charging stations contracts for Newcastle and Sunderland

Fastned has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and Newcastle University to build two rapid charging stations in the city centres of Newcastle and Sunderland.

Picture of a man using QRoutes on two computer screens

Bedford BC uses QRoutes in transport efficiency bid

Bedford Borough Council has used planning software from QRoutes to try and improve the efficiency of its transport services after the reorganisation of its schools.

Artist's impression of the Barking Riverside development

Envac system aims to cut on-street bins by 98% in Barking development

The Envac system selected to handle the waste of almost 10,000 homes at the Barking Riverside development in London will cut roadside bins by 98% say developers.

Picture of the two Mercedes-Benz Arocs runway sprayers at Manchester Airport

Merc Arocs runway sprayers keep Manchester Airport flying

A pair of new Mercedes-Benz runway sprayer trucks played a key role in helping Manchester Airport chiefs to beat the big chill when wintry weather gripped the UK in February and March.

Picture of two of the new RCVs outside Avenue Recycling's depot in Belfast

Avenue Recycling buys nine RCVs from RVS for N Ireland contract

A fleet of nine new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) has been purchased by waste management company Avenue Recycling from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

Picture of a Carmarthenshire refuse collection vehicle crew using their Reaclear system

Carmarthenshire to fit Reaclear to help prevent reversing accidents

Carmarthenshire County Council has announced plans to install the reversing aid Reaclear to its fleet of 28 waste and recycling vehicles.

Picture of a Dennis Eagle Proview

Dennis Eagle launching Proview cab in N America

Dennis Eagle’s subsidiary in North America, Dennis Eagle Inc is unveiling a cab aimed at the US and Canadian markets at this year’s WasteExpo, in Las Vegas.

Picture of the Fleetwave CORE user interface on a tablet, smartphone and PC

Chevin launches fleet management software for SME fleets

Chevin Fleet Solutions has launched a new SaaS package – FleetWave CORE – designed to support SMEs in their essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities.

Picture of the John Deere 3038E compact tractor

New John Deere compact tractor for groundscare and sports turf managers

John Deere has launched a new 3038E compact tractor is aimed at a wide variety of customers, including groundscare teams, sports turf managers.

Picture of the Hatz engines mounted under the tank of one of Sayers' vehicles

Hatz provides power to Sayers Road Tankers hire fleet

Diesel engine supplier Hatz GB has completed an order to provide the power for a hire fleet of hazardous waste trailers for Sayers Road Tankers.

Picture of the JCB tracked excavator working at Recycle Southern's depot

Recycle Southern chooses new JCB tracked excavator

Recycle Southern has bought a JCB JS131 LC Plus tracked excavator for its Elbridge Farm Recycling Centre.

Picture of a hand holding a mobile phone with the Provision app operating

New ProVision app closes reporting and compliance gaps

ProVision will demonstrate a new mobile-based app – aimed at helping fleet managers minimise risks and track compliance – at the CV Show.

Picture of a hand holding a mobile phone showing the Scania Used Vehicle app

Scania launches used vehicle app

Scania has launched a used vehicle app which aims to simplify pre-owned vehicle sourcing. 

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