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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.


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.


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