Picture of the new Stertil Koni, two-post vehicle lift hoisting a removals van in the air

Stepney Brothers buys Stertil Koni two-post lift

A Stertil Koni two-post hydraulic vehicle lift has been bought by Stepney Brothers for use in its recently extended workshops.


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New ECHO hedge cutter aims for better safety and efficiency

A new articulating hedge cutter – the ECHO HCA-265ES HD – has been launched to improve efficiency and safety when cutting high hedges.


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Aylesbury Vale buys 17 Merc Econics with FAUN Zoeller bodies and lifts

A new fleet of 17 Mercedes-Benz refuse trucks has been bought by Aylesbury Vale District Council in Buckinghamshire.


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Brigade fits CCTV to 40 Kier RCVs to help with security and insurance claims

Forty refuse vehicles belonging to Kier Environmental in Walthamstow have been fitted with CCTV systems by Brigade Electronics.


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RVS gets management recognition

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has been awarded two management accreditations: BS OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management and ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management.


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Contraflow Ltd chooses Isuzu Forward for reverse ability

Reversing speed control was one of the main attractions of the Isuzu 7.5 tonne Forward truck which Scottish-based Contraflow Ltd have just bought.


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Trakm8 offers free trial to small fleets to avoid winter battery failure

Flat batteries are cited as the top cause of vehicle breakdown by the AA so Trakm8 is offering a free, no-obligation, 30-day trial of its Trakm8 Prime to small fleet owners.


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Ubico buys 21 Farid Micro L food waste collection vehicles

Twenty-one Farid Micro L dedicated food waste collection vehicles have been bought by Ubico, the Cotswold-based environmental services company owned by local authorities.


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Devon CC buys 20 wheelchair-adapted Daily minibuses

Twenty new wheelchair accessible IVECO Daily minibuses have been bought by Devon County Council for school transport.


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Veolia wins Welsh Water contract for Liquor Treatment Plant

Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a flagship Liquor Treatment Plant (LTP) at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) near Wrexham, North Wales.


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Nexeon and partners get £7m funding for Li-ion battery development

Li-ion battery specialist Nexeon and its partners have been awarded £7 million from the Innovate UK fund to develop better silicon materials for batteries with significantly greater range. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of more than 400 miles.


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Veolia buys gas-powered Daily vans for Camden fleet

IVECO has supplied three ultra-clean gas-powered vans into Veolia as part of the waste management company's new contract with the London Borough of Camden.


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RWM show bought by The PRYSM Group

The RWM trade show has been acquired by event organisers The PRYSM Group to be run in partnership with CIWM.


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Chevin reports increasing demand for mobility software

Fleet software specialist Chevin has reported a significant increase in requests for mobility related features.


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Go Plant Fleet Services merger completed

Following the acquisition of Go Plant in the summer by Essential Fleet Services, the successful merger of the two businesses has now been completed.


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Polaris lines up 2018 models for LAMMA show

Polaris will be showing off models from its ATV range at the LAMMA show in January.


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Dennis Eagle invests in TotalKare mobile column lifts

Warwick-based RCV manufacturer Dennis Eagle has bought three new sets of T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts from heavy-duty vehicle lifting specialist TotalKare.


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New Eminox managing director takes the reins for 40th anniversary

UK-based emissions reduction specialist Eminox has promoted Mark Runciman to managing director as the company enters its 40th year of business.


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Roadvert messages on RCVs help to reduce waste

Roadvert is helping spread the recycling message to North Norfolk residents with timely messages on the sides of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) which visit every street in the area.


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Andersen launches charge point for electric and hybrid vehicles

A discreet and stylish charge point for recharging of electric cars at home has been launched in the UK by Andersen.


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DTG invests £250k in generators for hire

Generator supplier Dieselec Thistle Generators has invested £250k in new generators for its hire fleet.


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Industry welcomes Budget support for autonomous and electric vehicles

The Chancellor’s support for autonomous and electric vehicles announced in the Budget has been welcomed by many in the automotive industry.


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APEX Zero-turn mower introduced by Ariens

A new zero-turn mower has been introduced to the UK, designed and built by the family-owned Ariens company.


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Volvo Penta launches new five and 13 litre Stage V engines

Two new engines with complementary after-treatment systems have been launched by Volvo Penta at the international agricultural machinery trade fair Agritechnica in Germany.


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Flintec redevelops load cell to produce RC3D

Flintec’s RC3 compression load cell has been redesigned to provide customers with a modern alternative. 


Picture of council staff preparing to load rubbish into the Geesinknorba plug-in electric RCV at Lewisham Market

Electric-bodied RCV cuts emissions in Lewisham market

Market shoppers and traders in the bustling south-east London borough of Lewisham are being spared diesel fumes after the introduction of a second refuse collection vehicle (RCV) with a Geesinknorba plug-in electric body on a Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis.


Picture of an RTS bin lorry that is being fitted with the latest safety kit from Brigade Electronics

RTS Waste equips fleet beyond FORS standard

RTS Waste’s entire fleet of 40 vehicles is being fitted with safety equipment taking it beyond the FORS standard with the help of Brigade Electronics.


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Gardens stars strip off for Perennial Naked Gardeners Calendar 2018

A group of gardeners have stripped off to star in a naked calendar to raise money for Perennial, the charity helping those in horticulture.


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Cenex conducts EV charge point study in Wrexham

Transport and energy consultancy Cenex has been appointed by rural development agency Cadwyn Clwyd and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) to conduct a feasibility study on installing electric charging points across the county.


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Cycle Heroes back SN Dogs charity

Stray and needy dogs in the Swindon area are among the beneficiaries of the 300km Cycle Heroes 2017 trek from Ghent in Belgium to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.


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Fife Council driver named the best in UK

The UK’s best light commercial vehicle (LCV) and car driver has been announced as Fife Council employee Keith Smith at the inaugural TomTom Telematics Driver of the Year Awards.


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HERE and Mitsubishi Electric team up for autonomous cars

HERE Technologies and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) have announced a collaborative deal in the autonomous vehicles market.


MOVE_UK research helps bring autonomous vehicles closer to reality

Fully autonomous vehicles are one step closer to arriving on the UK’s streets with the help of Research in the Royal Borough of Greenwich with the MOVE_UK consortium.


Electric and automated vehicles in line for Government boost

Motorway service stations and large petrol retailers will be required to install chargepoints for electric cars under plans announced by Transport Minister John Hayes.


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Chevin updates FleetWave user interface

Chevin Fleet Solutions has updated the user interface of its fleet, driver and maintenance management system FleetWave.


Picture of the screen of the Vacu-Lug Carbon Calculator

Carbon calculator tool aims to measure retread benefits

Independent tyre retreader Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has introduced a carbon counting tool which, they claim enables their fleet customers to measure the environmental benefits of using Vacu-Lug retread tyres in comparison to all-new tyres. 


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Study backs shared-vehicle benefit findings

Replacing private car travel in urban places with shared vehicles would end congestion, cut CO2 emissions and free public space, according to a study by the International Transport Forum.


Picture of a male driver using the Draeger Interlock 7000

Alcohol safety specialist partners Renault Trucks to prevent drink-driving

Alcohol safety and training specialist AlcoDigital has joined Renault Trucks to showcase and offer alcohol safety devices for their latest range of LCV Master business fleet vehicles.


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GKB Drainmaster bought to rescue waterlogged pitches

Worcestershire-based Phil Day Sports has added a GKB Machines Drainmaster to its fleet of sports ground construction and maintenance equipment.


Picture of Aled Williams, director of Days Fleet

Fleet Assist wins new contracts

Fleet supply chain management specialist Fleet Assist has won significant new contracts in the vehicle leasing and rental sector.


Picture of the charity cyclists and support team

Charity cycle stars ride 300km from Ghent to Amsterdam

The waste management industry’s 2017 charity cycle ride saw 23 cyclists successfully ride 300km in three days from Ghent to Amsterdam with the aim of raising more than last year’s £50,000.


Picture of a woman using TRL's blind spot simulator

TRL develops blind spot simulator for designers and investigators

A blind spot simulator rig which uses virtual reality to improve the design of truck cabs and road lay-outs and help accident investigators, has been developed by TRL, the centre of innovation in transport and mobility.


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TRIP report identifies key research areas for clean transport

A new report from the Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP) points the way forward for the deployment of clean transport in Europe.


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DAVIS launches drivers’ psychometric assessment software

New drivers’ psychometric assessment software designed to help manage occupational road risk has been launched by DAVIS.


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BCGA video highlights hydrogen powered vehicles

A national trade body - British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) - has produced a video setting out the value of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles for UK roads.


Picture of the Pitchmark Hybrid line marker being used to mark the pitch at Leicester City's football ground

Pitchmark to launch Hybrid line marker

A new approach to pitch-marking incorporating spray markers, will be launched by Pitchmark at the Saltex show at the NEC, Birmingham on November 1 and 2.


Picture of some of some of the ALAM members with Kubota machinery behind them

ALAM lecturers get agricultural machinery update from Kubota

Lecturers in the agricultural machinery sector chose Kubota UK to host their annual conference, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest machinery and technology offered by the manufacturer.


Picture of an RCV cab fitted with Sentinel System's cameras

Inverclyde fits Sentinel camera systems to RCVs

Eleven refuse collection vehicles from Inverclyde Council have been fitted with 360-degree cameras from Sentinel Systems to improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians.


Picture of staff at the Saltex Ransomes' stand

Ransomes to launch two new mowers at NEC

Commercial mowing specialist Ransomes will be showcasing two new mowers – the TR320 triplex cylinder mower and the HM600 wide area mower – at the Saltex show in November.


Picture of an Amazone E+S 01 multi-purpose spreader spreading salt in wintery conditions

Amazone Groundcare to launch multi-purpose spreaders at Saltex 2017

A new series of multi-purpose spreaders from Amazone Groundcare will be launched at the Saltex 2017, offering application of winter salt, granular fertiliser, sand and top-dressing materials.


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