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Glutton Street Cleaner helps early start in Rotherham

A Glutton cleaning machine has been bought by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for its street scene team.


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Arthur Spriggs & Sons embarks on major expansion

Haulier Arthur Spriggs & Sons plans to open a string of maintenance depots across the South of England.


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First demountable road marking bodies go to South Lanarkshire

The UK’s first fully demountable road marking bodies have been put to work by South Lanarkshire Council.


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Grayling confirms £290m investment in low-emission vehicles

Thousands of buses and taxis will be made greener and cleaner after the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed a £290 million investment to support low-emission vehicles.


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Hydrogen fuelled bus unveiled by Wrightbus

A new hydrogen-fuelled, zero-emission double-decker bus has been launched by Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus.


Arval claims study highlights electric van range loss

The range of an electric van can almost halve when it is carrying a full payload in real world conditions, according to Arval, which says the results of a trial it has conducted are of interest to public sector fleets.


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Valeo leads the way with new CV clutch warranty scheme

A new warranty scheme for commercial vehicle clutch products has been introduced by Valeo Service.


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Four Merc Arocs gritters ready for Lincolnshire Wolds

The UK’s first 8x6 Arocs gritters have been bought by contract hire specialist Essential Fleet Services for Lincolnshire County Council to ensure the roads remain open this winter.


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Evolt wins £1.8m EV charging installation in Dundee

Evolt has won a £1.8 million contract for the first phase of work on three new charging hubs in Dundee with additional charging infrastructure in the region.


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Fosseway Hire chooses Kubota KX57-4

Plant and tool hire company Fosseway Hire has bought its third Kubota mini-excavator – a KX57-4.


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Ransomes introduces new Iseki grounds care tractors

Ipswich-based grounds care specialists Ransomes has introduced a new series of TG tractors aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications.


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Ransomes introduces Ventrac compact tractor

Ransomes has added a Ventrac compact tractor aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications, to its product range.


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Ransomes to unveil new Cushman Hauler range

Ground maintenance equipment specialist Ransomes is to launch a new line of Cushman Hauler utility vehicles in the UK.


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Jaama reports 18% rise in revenue

UK software maker Jaama reports revenues up 18% year-on-year as demand for its asset and driver management systems grows both in the UK and internationally.


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Oxford CC orders new screed vehicle from Somerford Equipment

A new screed vehicle has been ordered by Oxford City Council from Somerford Equipment to carry out road-lining work in the Oxford ring road area.


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Euro Municipal buys nearly-new narrow track RCV

Euro Municipal has bought a used Dennis Elite 6 narrow track 6x2 rear steer vehicle through Manchester Service Centre of Dennis Eagle.


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Temporary tracking system produced by Ctrack

Ctrack has launched a commitment-free option for its self-installed telematics system.


VisionTrack sponsors FORS first members’ conference

VisionTrack will be the headline sponsor at the first ever Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members’ Conference at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 9 November 2016.


Paragon launches V6 software with new tools and improved reporting

Paragon has launched version 6.0 of its transport management software, featuring changes to both the Planning and Paragon Live modules.


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SHB Hire acquires Acklea

Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired the traffic management vehicle supplier Acklea Ltd.


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Flybrid presentation at electric vehicle symposium

The Flybrid – a flywheel energy recovery system (ERS) designed by the Torotrak Group – will be presented at the Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology (EHIVT) Symposium in Cologne on 9-10 November.


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FUSO Canter E-Cell makes UK debut

A new all-electric vehicle, the FUSO Canter E-Cell, went on show for the first time in the UK yesterday (Wednesday, 2nd November) in London’s Alexandra Palace at the Freight in the City Expo.


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Ransomes sponsors local kids' 7-aside football team

A local kids' football team, Ransomes Sports FC U9s, has been set-up to compete in the 7-a-side Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League.


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Chestnut Tree House charity auction calls for donations

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is calling on used vehicle sellers to donate any unwanted vehicles and part-exchanges to its sixth annual auction for Chestnut Tree House on 21 November.


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Chevin reaches one million vehicle and asset milestone

More than 1,000,000 vehicles and assets are now being managed by Chevin Fleet Solutions’ software, says the company.


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Croydon spreads the word with Spedian’s help

‘Don’t Mess with Croydon’ is just one of the messages Croydon Council has incorporated on its fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles.


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Smartdrive becomes FORS Associate

Video-based driver safety programme provider, Smartdrive Systems, has joined the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) as an Associate.


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Wrightbus reports 21% fuel savings in hybrid trial

Wrightbus is reporting 21% fuel and CO2 savings when version three of its Micro Hybrid system is added to a standard Euro 6 diesel engine.


ECP launches Euro Academy for technical support

LCV and car parts supplier Euro Car Parts (ECP) has unveiled its Euro Academy, a technical resource set up to support independent garages.


Marshall Thermo King advises on new F-Gas regulations

Transport refrigeration company Marshall Thermo King is helping operators understand the impact of the latest F-Gas Regulations on their fleets.


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Innovation promised on TH White stand at Saltex

There will be several innovative new products on the TH White Machinery Imports stand at Saltex 2016.


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New York City joins Palmark after Future Fleet Forum

New York City has joined Palmark, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) public authority benchmarking club, after the deputy commissioner Keith Kerman was introduced to the idea at Future Fleet Forum.


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TRL outlines key research projects

Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning will be at the centre of research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in the year ahead.


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New index shows car makers miss emissions target by 39%

The new EQUA CO2 Index shows actual emissions of greenhouse gases from cars are significantly exceeding the official figures on which national targets and vehicle tax are based.


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Triscan Systems wins Royal Mail Group fuel management contract

Triscan Systems has won a five-year contract to provide a fuel management system across Royal Mail Group’s entire UK operation from over 230 bulk fuel sites. 


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Grassprotecta expandsgrass reinforcement mesh range

Geosynthetic specialist Terram has expanded its range of grass reinforcement mesh with three new products.


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John Deere to unveil new commercial mower at Saltex

John Deere will be launching a new, commercial walk-behind mower – the PRO 53MV – at Saltex 2016 at the NEC in November.


Special guidance published to accompany FORS 4.0

A special guidance document has been published to accompany the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Standard 4.0 that was released earlier this month.


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Traffic enforcement vehicle bought by Southampton

A new Videalert traffic enforcement vehicle has been delivered to Southampton City Council.


CMS Supatrak shortlisted for CIWM award

CMS Supatrak, the Swindon-based vehicle telematics company, has been shortlisted for a Chartered Institute of Waste Management Award (CIWM). These coverted national awards recognise outstanding achievements in the sustainability, resource and waste industry. 


TRL integration doubles sustainability experts team

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has strengthened its ability to evaluate and advise on sustainable transport options by integrating its subsidiary Transport and Travel Research (TTR) with the main company.


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Mick George orders Mercedes Econics for Cambridge

Tipper Haulier of the Year Mick George ordered the first Mercedes-Benz Econic construction vehicles for operation outside of London.


Spedian offers local authorities free graphics survey

Vehicle graphics company Spedian is offering local authorities a no-obligation graphics survey to ensure their graphics are fit for purpose and sustainable.


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RWM 2016 a success for Dennis Eagle

RWM 2016 was a great success says Dennis Eagle, whose stand attracted interest from both UK and overseas visitors.


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Driver First Assist wins Fleet Safety Innovation award

The emergency aid initiative Driver First Assist (DFA) has won the Innovation award at the Brake Fleet Safety Awards which celebrate those working around the world to reduce the number of collisions involving drivers at work.


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Rocket Rentals offers mini excavator hire for charity

A mini excavator is being hired out by Goucestershire-based Rocket Rentals to raise money for the charity Prostate Cancer UK.


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Sentinel to fit safety systems to Go Plant’s 300 vehicle fleet

Vehicle hire company Go Plant is to have Sentinel safety systems installed across its entire fleet of 300 vehicles after running extensive trials with different specialist companies.


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Brand new fleet for Bristol Waste Company

A fleet of ten new refuse collection vehicles will be provided for Bristol Waste Company (BWC) by vehicle hire specialists Collett Transport Services (CTS).


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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.


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