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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Brigade Electronics quadruples warehouse and office space

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


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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.


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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.


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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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Engcon and Trimble collaborate to improve excavator functionality

Excavator specialists Engcon and Trimble have jointly developed a new feature that automatically keeps the bucket or beam at the correct tilt angle.


Picture of asection of Monmouthsire CC's new Tuscana bus revealing seating, seatbelts and other safety features inside

Monmouthshire chooses accessible Tucanas for community transport scheme

Two new Mellor Tucana II buses have been added to the fleet of the Grass Routes Community Transport Scheme operated by Monmouthshire County Council.


Two men in Multevo-branded hi-vis coats suervise a Multihog operator digging up the road

Multihog distributor rebrands to become Multevo

The UK distributor of Multihog products, Multihog UK Limited, has rebranded itself as Multevo Ltd.


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TEMSA’s autonomous bus set for production in 2022

Turkish bus manufacturer TEMSA is planning to put an autonomous electric bus into serial production in 2022.


Picture of one of the Ripon sculptures, a soldier leading his horse, made by Econ

Gritter maker Econ helps Ripon mark WWI centenary with sculpture trail

Gritter manufacturer Econ Engineering has helped mark the centenary of the end of the First World War with a series of dramatic steel sculptures in Ripon, where it is based.


icture of Eminox's new emissions filter fitted to a Westminster RCV

New retro-fitted anti-emissions system brings Euro 5 RCVs to Euro 6 standards

Technology developed to reduce harmful emissions and retro-fitted to two refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) in Westminster has cut nitrogen oxide levels by 99 per cent, resulting in lower emissions than newer Euro 6 vehicles.


Picture of a dustman taking a wheelie bin to a nbin lorry

Urbaser wins collection and cleansing services in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling

An eight-year contract for recycling, waste collection and street cleansing in both Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling has been awarded to waste management company Urbaser by the two borough councils.


Picture of Trime and WB Power Services representatives shaking hands with two lighting towers lit up behind them

WB Power Services buys Trime X-ECO lighting towers

Derbyshire-based critical power supply specialists, WB Power Services (WBPS), has expanded its rental fleet with the purchase of 20 X-ECO LED site lighting towers from Trime UK.


Picture of the new tyre crumpling as the John Deere mover goes over a curb but staying intact

John Deere to show ‘revolutionary tyre’ at Saltex

John Deere will be showing off a new kind of tyre at the Saltex 2018 exhibition.


Picture of a Valley Trading driver talking from his r2c Online-connected cab to a groundworker

Valley Trading chooses r2c Online for efficiency and compliance

Gloucestershire-based waste and recycling company Valley Trading has signed up to r2c’s connected fleet and workshop management platform for vehicle compliance and maintenance.


Picture of a small box trailer - typical of an item of unpowered plant - with a Ctrack tracker fitted

Ctrack launches tracker for unpowered plant

Ctrack has launched a battery-powered tracking device for unpowered plant that uses long-life power management technology to operate for up to seven years.


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Report reveals ‘dirty diesel’ fleet frustration

Fleet managers believe that diesel vehicles have gained an unfair reputation for producing harmful emissions, according to a new report produced by the AA and BT Fleet Solutions.


Picture of a man working with the Earned Recognition Tracker on a computer screen

Freeway to launch DVSA compliance app

An app for managing the (DVSA) Earned Recognition compliance will be launched by Freeway Fleet Systems at the Euro Bus Expo at the NEC, Birmingham from 30 October – 01 November.


Picture of an Amey road-marking team working with their new Mercedes-Benz Antos

Amey buys new Antos road-marking truck

Amey has bought a new road-marking vehicle with a bespoke body for duties in the Birmingham area  with Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service.


Picture of the new Isuzu Grafter Green trucks in TFN Landscapes' yard

10 Isuzu Grafter Greens bought by Smart Cut and TFN Landscapes

Midlands sister companies Smart Cut and TFN Landscapes have bought 10 of the latest Isuzu Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigid vehicles.


Picture of a new Hiab Jonsered recycling crane in action lifting scrap metal

Hiab launches upgraded Jonsered recycling cranes

Hiab has launched anupgraded Jonsered recycling crane range for heavy-duty recycling at the IAA 2018 exhibition in Germany.


LAPV September 2018 has been published

LAPV September 2018 has been published. What can you read in this issue and how can you participate in the December issue?


Picture of trainees at the new Bobcat Institute

Bobcat launches Bobcat Institute for comprehensive training

Bobcat has relaunched its Czech Republic training centre, calling it the Bobcat Institute.


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