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Murphy Plant buys 30 EasyCabin welfare units

Plant hire company Murphy Plant has expanded its rental fleet with an investment in 30 eco mobile welfare units from the Luton-based manufacturer AJC Trailers.

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TruckSmart training programme launched by FORS Professional

FORS Professional has launched TruckSmart which is part of a series of publications developed by Transport for London (TfL). The toolkit includes guidance for managers, training for drivers and is supported by an eLearning module.

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John Deere launches new lawn tractor at Saltex 2017

A new diesel lawn tractor is being launched by John Deere at Saltex 2017. The X940 Series is aimed at amenity turf and commercial customers who require a powerful workhorse which can carry out a variety of tasks all year round.

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Specialist hire company selects IVECO Daily for road repair role

Six IVECO Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs have been bought and fitted with an asphalt mixing machine for emergency road repairs by ND Brown.

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John Deere improves wide area mower

A new out-front rotary mower – the Series III version of the 1600 Turbo WAM – is being launched by John Deere at the Saltex 2017 show at the NEC, Birmingham in November.

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Bolton Council gets recycling message across with Spedian graphics system

Bolton Council has invested in the Spedian graphics system to help remind residents how to use their beige and burgundy recycling bins.

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London bus operator buys four Stertil Koni vehicle lifts

Four sets of wireless, mobile, column Stertil Koni vehicle lifts have been bought by Abellio London for one of its newly-extended bus workshops.

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New John Deere Gator utility vehicle at Saltex 2017

John Deere will be introducing the restyled Gator XUV 865M utility vehicle with the company’s quietest ever cab at the Saltex 2017 show at the NEC in Birmingham, in November.

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Kevin Richardson to address FORS Members’ Conference

Kevin Richardson, chief executive of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), will deliver a keynote address at the second FORS members’ conference, looking at the social obligations placed on fleets and the ethical, moral and commercial values organisations must consider for the good of all stakeholders.

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Middlesbrough acts to prevent terrorist vehicle theft

Middlesbrough Council has taken steps to ensure its fleet of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) are kept firmly under the control of designated council staff and can’t be used as weapons by terrorists.

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Help offered to transport start-ups

Start-up businesses offering innovative solutions to transport challenges such as congestion, overcrowding, emissions and road safety, are being encouraged to apply for a new accelerator programme.

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SMT completes acquisition of Volvo Construction Equipment dealership

Volvo Construction Equipment has completed the sale of its Volvo Construction Equipment GB dealership to long-term distribution partner SMT Holdings SA (SMT).

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Optare Solo electric bus a hit with Big Lemon

An Optare Solo electric bus has been given the thumbs-up after spending a month on trial with Brighton-based operator Big Lemon. 

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Spillard to unveil new safety systems at RWM

Spillard will be unveiling its new Optronics HD range of safety systems, including the Optronics Foresight system at the RWM exhibition (stand 5S70-T75).

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Midlothian fits Sentinel camera systems to new sweepers

Two new road sweepers have been fitted with Sentinel Systems’ four-camera systems for Midlothian Council.

ULEMCo converts DAF truck for Hydrogen dual-fuel

ULEMCo has converted a commercial waste vehicle to use hydrogen fuel. The conversion, enabling the vehicle to use both hydrogen and diesel fuel, was for Grundon Waste Management.

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Multifleet awarded Go Ultra Low Company status

The Go Ultra Low Company status has been awarded to Warwickshire-based Multifleet Vehicle Management.

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First Doosan DX180LC-5 HT high track excavator goes to Scottish forestry

The world’s first Doosan Dash-5 DX180LC-5 HT 18.5 tonne High Track Crawler Excavator has been bought by JD Cox, based at Dunkeld in Perth and Kinross in Scotland.

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Spedian graphic panels adopted by Newark & Sherwood DC

The fleet of refuse collection vehicles at Newark & Sherwood District Council will be promoting a range of council campaigns, covering actions from fly-tipping to recycling, through graphic messages on their sides.

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Terrain Aeration develops Terralift for compact and waterlogged ground

A new system for providing drainage for compact or waterlogged ground has been developed by Terrain Aeration.

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Stansted cleans up with Scania and Schmidt

A new Scania/Schmidt combination sweeper has been added by London Stansted Airport to its airside sweeping and scrubbing fleet.

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Essential Fleet buys r2c Online fleet management software

Specialist fleet management provider Essential Fleet Services (EFS) has adopted r2c Online’s digital platform for fleet and workshop management.

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Slough Borough Council chooses SHB Hire fleet solution

A five-year contract for the supply of standard and specialist vehicles has been awarded by Slough Borough Council to national vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire.

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Cenex takes control of official UK database of electric vehicle charge points

Cenex has been appointed to maintain and develop the National Chargepoint Registry (NCR) – the official UK database of electric vehicle chargepoints – by the UK government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

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Licence plan will encourage switch to electric and gas vans

Proposed changes to driver licencing rules will make it easier for van drivers and operators to switch to electric vans.

Daimler starts eCanter production

Daimler has started production of FUSO eCanter in Europe – the world’s first series all-electric light-duty truck – at the FUSO plant in Tramagal, Portugal.

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WEX Europe Services launches fast VAT recovery system

A VAT recovery system that could lead to reimbursements in just two weeks from receipt of their invoice, has been launched by WEX Europe Services, owner of the Esso Card.

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Highways England inspires the next generation of transport pros

The next generation of transport professionals has been lined up by Highways England which hosted its first school open day at its Regional Operations Centre (ROC) at Avonmouth.

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IWJS turns to Vacu-Lug for tyre management

Waste water management specialist Industrial Water Jetting Systems (IWJS) has appointed Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres to provide a comprehensive tyre management service for its UK vehicle fleet.

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Rocket Rentals orders 29 new Kubota excavators

Rocket Rentals has bought 29 new excavators from Chepstow Construction Equipment to bring its Kubota fleet to more than 70 machines.

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Facelift Access Hire adds 10 Dingli vertical masts to fleet

Access hire specialist Facelift has bought ten new Dingli self-propelled vertical masts. They are all the battery-powered AMWP 11.5-8100 model which has been designed for internal use and is suitable for narrow areas such as warehouses.

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Jointline buys three Somerford road-marking vehicles

Three new road marking vehicles have been bought by Jointline from Somerford Equipment.

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Sentinel produces LED bike warning sign

Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems have added a new warning bike sign to their Bike Hotspot system to help reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists and commercial vehicles.

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Chevin to support DVSA's new Earned Recognition scheme

The number of roadside vehicle checks by DVSA is to be reduced by expanding the scope of existing software developed by Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Essential Fleet Services acquires Go Plant

Specialist vehicle contract hire business Essential Fleet Services Limited has acquired industry peer Go Plant Limited for an undisclosed sum, to create one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist and commercial vehicles.

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McCarthy Marland buys Doosan excavators and loader

Waste and recycling company McCarthy Marland has bought two new Doosan excavators and a wheel loader for the company’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Bristol.

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Behr Hella Service gets exclusive European sales role for Sanden

Behr Hella Service has become the exclusive sales partner for Sanden in the Independent European Aftermarket.

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RWM 2017 introduces visitor trails

Visitor discovery trails are being introduced to RWM 2017 which takes place from 12 to 14 September at the NEC Birmingham and boasts a host of new and revamped features.

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Serco trials Reaclear reversing aid

Serco is equipping three vehicles with Reaclear, the reversing aid designed developed by Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), to put the device through its paces.

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FORS Professional launches collision management training

FORS Professional training has launched two one-day courses for FORS accredited operators looking for collision management training

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Consultants predict CV aftermarket growth and competition

The share of four to seven-year-old coomercial vehicles (CVs) on our roads is forecast to rise from 17% in 2016 to 21% in 2025, opening up opportunities for CV aftermarket products and services, according to business consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

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Pay-by-weight a success for Norse Waste Solutions

Since installing bin-weighing equipment to its fleet of trade waste refuse vehicles operating across Norfolk, Norse Waste Solutions has streamlined its operations and saved money by identifying ‘heavy throw’ customers.

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Spelthorne gets new fleet from SFS

A new fleet of 17 refuse collection vehicles and sweepers has been delivered to Spelthorne Borough Council by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

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RVS awarded ISO 9001

Refuse vehicle services provider RVS has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.

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Isotrak acquires VeriLocation

The telematics and fleet management provider Isotrak has acquired UK fleet management technology business VeriLocation.

Chargemaster sponsorship for LCV2017

Chargemaster will be the charge point sponsor of the 10th annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event Cenex LCV2017 at Millbrook on 6–7 September.

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Kinshofer launches NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3

Excavator attachment specialist Kinshofer has launched the NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3 at the largest working construction equipment exhibition, Plantworx 2017.

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Sentinel Systems provides safety kit to Wastesavers

Recycling service provider Wastesavers has used Sentinel Systems to improve the safety of its recycling vehicles in Newport, South Wales.

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Changes for Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017

Exhibitors in the Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017 are set to benefit from a bigger, better and more collaborative event. 

Flintec launces onboard vehicle weight indicator

Force and weight monitoring company Flintec has announced the release of the touch-screen, FT-30M onboard vehicle weight indicator.

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