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Bywaters fits Sentinel safety systems

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems has helped Bywaters produce safer transport for their recycling and waste services by installing four vehicle cameras and its award-winning Bike Hotspot System on half their trucks.


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HAE and EHA present SafeHire Certification Scheme at convention


The benefits of the SafeHire Certification Scheme were highlighted in two workshops at the Hire Convention in September.


FORS claims new standard 4.0 greenest yet

A new standard has been introduced by FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.


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MP praises engineering firm's apprenticeship initiative

Alcester engineering company Smith Brothers and Webb was won praise for its foresight from local MP Nadhim Zahawi who visited its headquarters to see at first hand the opportunities being offered to young people.


Uni-Power marks 30 years in business with Kubota

One of the UK’s largest engine, transmission and parts specialists Universal Engine Power, is celebrating 30 years as an official Kubota engine dealer.


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New contracts lead to fleet expansion at Mick George

Mick George has taken delivery of two brand new refuse collection vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) to meet growing demand for its services.


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CMS SupaTrak gets Investors in People recognition

Connected fleet specialists CMS SupaTrak has achieved the Investors in People standard, demonstrating and confirming the company’s commitment to its staff.


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Avant Tecno launches compact tool carrier

Avant Tecno of Thetford in Norfolk has introduced a new, low-emission compact tool carrier in its 7 Series to meet demand for a cheaper option to the 760.


Avant Tecno launches compact tool carrier

Avant Tecno of Thetford in Norfolk has introduced a new, low-emission compact tool carrier in its 7 Series to meet demand for a cheaper option to the 760.


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Riverridge gets Ireland’s first Fuchs electric materials handler

Waste management company Riverridge Recycling has taken delivery of Ireland’s first electrically-powered Fuchs MHL820 long-reach materials handler from distributors Blue Ireland.


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Rocket Rentals buys 20 Kubota mini-excavators

Twenty Kubota mini-excavators have been ordered from Chepstow Construction Equipment by Gloucestershire plant hire company Rocket Rentals.


Prometheus Informatics puts telematics software on TomTom Bridge

Prometheus Informatics has added its software to the TomTom Bridge platform to provide a product that helps waste management companies comply with legislation and work in the smart city landscape.


Ubeeqo to make debut at Fleet Management LIVE

Fleet management company Ubeeqo is making its first foray into UK exhibitions with an appearance at Fleet Management Live at the NEC, Birmingham, from 19-20 October.


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Solaris Urbino wins top bus award

The Solaris Urbino has been named Best City Bus of 2017 in the Bus of the Year awards ceremony held in Hannover.


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Scania S-series gets International Truck of the Year award

The new Scania S-series has been made International Truck of the Year 2017.


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Doosan delivers biggest UK order to Lyndon Thomas

Eight new Doosan DA30-5 articulated dump trucks (ADTs) have been delivered to Northampton-based Lyndon Thomas, the biggest ever order for Doosan trucks in the UK.


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Marshall Fleet Solutions adds 30 new vans to its fleet

Thirty new service vans have been added to the national fleet of Marshall Fleet Solutions as part of its commercial service support operation.


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Immobiliser launched to beat electronic van theft

The Ghost Immobiliser security device has been introduced by Intelligent Installations to protect van fleet operators against the growing threat of electronic vehicle theft.


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Via East Midlands buys new 12-tonne lift

The Nottinghamshire highways services venture Via East Midlands Limited has bought a 12-tonne, four-post Stertil Koni lift to support maintenance and servicing operations at its Bilsthorpe depot.


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Bournemouth buys super-safe, super-size RCV

Bournemouth Council has bought a new 32-tonne refuse collection vehicle (RCV) equipped with the latest safety technology, which will perform the same rounds as previously carried out by two vehicles.


World’s first production hydrogen sweeper launched at RWM16

The world’s first hydrogen hybrid sweeper was unveiled at the RWM in the NEC Birmingham last week.


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Ransomes to show new MP653 XC at SALTEX

Ipswich-based commercial mower manufacturer Ransomes will be showcasing its latest wide-area mower – the MP653 XC – at the SALTEX exhibition in the NEC, Birmingham in November.


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Retrofit helps sports turf company meet London NRMM requirements

Three articulated dump trucks have been retrofitted with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) from Eminox by W E Hewitt & Son to make them compliant with requirements of the London Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) low emission zone.


Leeds extends transport survey

The public survey on the future of transport in Leeds has been extended by the city council which hopes to encourage more people to ‘join in the conversation’.


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Scania wins Low Carbon award

Scania has repeated its success of 12 months ago by winning the Heavy Duty Manufacturer of the Year title at this year's Low Carbon Champions Awards.


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IAAF offers members fleet management compliancy service

A new compliancy-checking system is being launched for members of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).


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Crawler-mounted lighting towers launched for remote access

Two new all-terrain lighting towers have been launched by engineering company Hobbs & Palmer Group.


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Smith Brothers & Webb invest with exports in mind

A £250,000 investment to improve manufacturing processes and enhance IT and customer relationship management systems is being made by Smith Brothers & Webb, manufacturers of the Britannia Washing Systems.


Spillard to launch 180 degree Wide Eye camera

New technology designed to save lives and prevent injury will be launched at the RWM Exhibition in Birmingham by Spillard Safety Systems.


c-trace lands Biffa FEL bin-weighing system order after successful trial

c-trace has landed a major order to fit its dynamic weighing systems to Biffa Waste Services refuse and recycling collection vehicles after a successful six-month trial.


c-trace wins Guildford BC bin ID and weighing contract

c-trace has secured its first contract with a local authority after providing Guildford Borough Council with certified dynamic bin-weighing and identification systems for five trade-waste collection vehicles.


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Compact stand-on mower launched

Bobcat’s new compact 36-inch-cut QuickCat stand-on mower allows the operator to work productively and safely in tight, awkward spaces, such as fenced-off gated areas, cemeteries, grass verges and housing association plots.


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Bobcat launches new telescopic loader range

A new range of five telescopic loaders has been launched by French company Bobcat.


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Craig helps raise funds for Hemi-Chat with ultra-marathon

A Northampton-based sales manager has helped raise hundreds of pounds for charity after taking part in a gruelling 62-mile ultra-marathon.


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Whale Tankers to distribute Warthog nozzles

Whale Tankers has signed a deal with US water jet-tooling manufacturer StoneAge for the distribution of its Warthog range of rotary jetting nozzles for sewer applications.


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MiX Telematics to stage safety roadshow

MiX Telematics is to stage a one-day safety roadshow for UK service, delivery, utility, haulage and passenger transport operators.


Plug-in vehicle project results to be revealed at Cenex LCV

Transport consultancy TRL will be revealing the preliminary results of stage one of the Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project at Cenex LCV 2016.


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Used light commercial vehicle market buoyant over summer

The used light commercial vehicle market remained strong this summer, bucking the trend of a traditional summer slowdown in the market, said Shoreham Vehicle Auctions.


Picture of an LPG fuelled Ford Transit Connect Kombi which will be at Cenex

LPG appeal to fleet managers at Cenex

LPG should be seen as a viable alternative fuel by fleet managers as concern over urban air quality continues to rise, says UKLPG, the trade body that represents the LPG industry.


LAPV September 2016 has been published

We are delighted to announce that LAPV September 2016 has been published. What can you read in this issue?


AMI feature on Demolition TV

Plant tracking specialist AMI Group has appeared on Demolition TV in an episode focused on the theft of construction and demolition equipment.


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SFS wins third fleet order for Richmondshire

Contract hire and fleet management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is has once more been awarded the contract to provide a new waste and recycling fleet for Richmondshire District Council.


Smith Bros & Webb launches greener chassis washing system

A new under-chassis wash spray system has been launched by Smith Bros & Webb, the commercial vehicle automated washing systems maker.


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Bristow and Sutor opts for Greenroad system

Debt recovery specialists Bristow and Sutor is fitting Greenroad’s driver behaviour and fleet management system to its 155-strong fleet of cars and vans.


Picture one of the new electric buses from Wrightbus on a country road

Wrightbus launches two new electric buses

Wrightbus has unveiled two new buses from its ‘Electrocity’ range – the StreetAir EV wheel forward (WF) and the longer StreetAir EV door forward (DF).


Picture of a whale gully cleaning tanker in Coventry City Council livery

Whale supplies gully cleaning tanker to Coventry

A new drain and gully cleaning tanker from Whale has been delivered to Coventry City Council for cleaning highway drains.


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Exol introduces new Scania delivery management system

Exol Lubricants has adopted a brand new delivery management system, Scania’s Fleet Management Services.


Picture of a yellow Renault tanker, bought by Billy Bowie

Billy Bowie expands tanker fleet

Following an increased demand for its services, Kilmarnock-based waste management company Billy Bowie Special Projects has expanded its fleet with six Renault Trucks tankers.


Kubota launches telematics partnership at Hillhead

Kubota UK has launched a new strategic alliance with telematics specialists Trakm8 at this year’s international quarrying and recycling exhibition at Hillhead.


Endless acquires O&H Conversions Group

The O&H Conversions group has been acquired by Endless LLP, a private equity fund.


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