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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.

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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.

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John Deere to show ‘revolutionary tyre’ at Saltex

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Bobcat launches Bobcat Institute for comprehensive training

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

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Rhodar buys 30 Mercedes-Benz vans

Asbestos removal, demolition and remediation specialist Rhodar has added another 20 Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet and has a further 10 on order.

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Revolve Technologies unveils first PCB fuel cell range extender

Revolve Technologies says it has developed a new fuel cell using a printed circuit board (PCB) which will drastically reduce system costs.

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RTS buys five new Renault Trucks

Integrated waste services provider RTS Waste Management has added five new Renault Trucks to its fleet.

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Zircotec to help biogas tractor engine project

Heat management specialist Zircotec is to help a government-funded initiative develop biogas engines for tractors and future potential for buses and trucks.

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Mellor buses chosen by Stockton BC

Stockton Borough Council has taken delivery of seven Mellor high-floor, Mercedes-built buses which are on lease from NRG Fleet Services.

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Ex-skip driver’s mate Phil Gudgeon set to become Cawleys’ MD

Phil Gudgeon will take over the running of Cawleys Waste Management in October – 25 years after he started working in the industry as a skip driver’s mate.

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Coventry University becomes first FORS member in higher ed sector

Coventry University has become the first higher education establishment in the UK to achieve membership of FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

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CTS fits ISS camera systems to new hire fleet vehicles

Municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire is fitting live camera recording systems to all new vehicles so that customers can monitor vehicles in real-time.

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VWS goes to RWM with the message 'bin weighing pays for itself'

VWS will be showing off its integrated bin-weighing and software management system at the RWM show, with the message to potential customers that ‘it pays for itself’.

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APS to demonstrate Hinowa products at APF 2018

Access Platform Sales (APS) will be demonstrating a wide range of powered access platforms and tracked mini dumpers at this year’s APF show.

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Rochford Garden Machinery acquired by Al-Ko Gardentech

Rochford Garden Machinery has been acquired by German manufacturer Al-Ko Gardentech and will continue with all divisions, staff and product lines remaining unchanged.

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Biffa makes acquisitions including Weir Waste Services

Waste management company Biffa has acquired Weir Waste Services Limited (WWS) for a consideration plus debt taken on of £16.2m, and is also acquiring three other waste management businesses.

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Whitbread Wanderbus opts for Orion bus replacement

The community-run Whitbread Wanderbus scheme has taken delivery of a new Mellor Orion bus.

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GMB highlights refuse worker dangers as fatalities increase

Deaths among refuse workers have shot up 50%, says the GMB Union, after at least 12 people died in the waste sector in 2017 – an increase from eight the year before.

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Murphy Plant buys 45 Trime LED lighting towers

Murphy Plant has bought 45 X-ECO LED lighting towers from Trime UK to renew and upgrade its hire fleet of lighting machinery.

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TruckForce buys 69 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans

Truck tyre supplier and breakdown specialist TruckForce has bought 69 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.

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Hinowa adds water lines to two tracked booms

Hinowa has updated two of its tracked booms to improve productivity for cleaning and maintenance contractors.

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Kent CC uses QRoutes to boost transport efficiency

Kent County Council has transformed its Special Educational Needs transport services by using QRoutes specialist software designed to plan vehicle routes.

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Gaskells fits ISS safety kit to fleet

Liverpool-based waste management company, Gaskells, is equipping its refuse trucks, skip lorries and vans with the latest five-camera CCTV equipment with hard disk recording and cyclist sensor safety technology to create a super-safe fleet.

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Trash Gordon and his pals hit to streets in Thurrock

Trash Gordon, Binnie Jones, Mission Bin Possible and Mr Dumpy McDumphead are just four of the names children in Thurrock have come up with after being invited to name the new fleet Dennis Eagle RCVs by the local council.

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Fraikin lands Suez Group contact in Central-West France

Fraikin has won a contract with the Suez Group in Central West France for the global outsourcing of the vehicle fleet used in its waste recycling and recovery business.

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Go Plant acquires road sweeper hire specialists Smallwoods

Specialist vehicle hire company Go Plant has acquired Yorkshire-based road sweeper firm Smallwoods as part of its plans for expansion across the UK.

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Nortech introduces Transit Ultimate long-range RFID reader

Access control specialist Nortech has introduced a long-range reader which enables automatic vehicle identification at distances of up to 10m and speeds of up to 125mph.

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Mercedes-Benz Vans cyclists raise more than £20k for charity

More than 100 cyclists braved scorching sunshine to pedal 62 miles from Manchester to Blackpool in the Mercedes-Benz Vans challenge to raise more than £20,000 for charity.

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New Novadata course helps drivers understand O Licence

Transport training company Novadata has introduced a new drivers’ CPC course – Drivers’ Understanding of an Operator’s Licence.

Picture of a lorry's door with the FORS logo on it.

FleetCheck to provide FORS fleet management system – FORS FMS

FleetCheck has been chosen to provide the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) members with a fleet management software system, FORS FMS.

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Major Equipment upgrades for Swift Roller Mowers

Major Equipment has announced a series of upgrades to their tractor-mounted Swift Roller Mowers.

Picture of the Terberg lift on the back of one of Nottinghamshire County Council's new RCVs

Nottingham gets 12 RCVs with Terberg lifts

Twelve new refuse collection vehicles have been delivered to Nottingham City Council as part of a framework agreement between Terberg Matec UK and Nottinghamshire Vehicle Procurement Consortium.

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Jaama updates MyVehicle App

Fleet software provider Jaama has announced updates to its smartphone MyVehicle App.

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eVolt to provide EV charging units for Cambridge

Cambridge has chosen eVolt UK to supply electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the city for its Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Taxi project, which aims to increase the number of EV taxis used in the historic city.

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EarthSense fits air quality sensors to Oxfordshire buses

Air quality specialist EarthSense is working with Oxfordshire County Council and connected vehicle company Tantalum to gain a better understanding of the impact of road traffic on air quality.

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Chevin offers new data analysis consultancy service

A new global consultancy service has been launched by Chevin Fleet Solutions to help business evaluate processes and fleet management practices.

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Why Rhino Products has forged a relationship with Chester Zoo

Commercial vehicle accessory manufacturer Rhino Products is to partner Chester Zoo.

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Ariens restructures to help international business

Lawn mower and snow blower manufacturer Ariens has restructured its business with the aim of putting more focus on its international market.

Picture of the Spedian graphic saying 'Feed the Bins not the Gulls' on the side of a Worcester bin lorry

Worcester turns to Spedian graphics in seagulls campaign

The battle with nuisance seagulls in Worcester is being spearheaded by Worcester Council with the help of Spedian reusable vehicle graphics.

Picture of the CountyClean team with their new yellow BORA vehicle

CountyClean buys BORA mini unit for restricted access sites

CountyClean Group has bought a new generation BORA hydro cleaning combination mini unit from French company Rivard.

Picture of James Capel of Simply Waste Solutions and Spencer Law of Refuse Vehicle Solutions

Two new RVS workshops open in Devon and London

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has opened two new workshops at Devon Contract Waste (DCW) in Exeter and at the Heathrow depot of Simply Waste Solutions (SWS).

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FORS Members’ Conference 2018 will feature V5 Standard launch

Ten-years of evolving best practice will be the theme of the The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members’ Conference 2018, coinciding with the launch of version 5 of the FORS Standard.

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