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BCGA blueprint supports low energy fuel expansion

A national trade association has launched new guidance for fuel station operators following a surge in demand for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles across the haulage and fleet industries.


Biffa brings CCTV technology on board


Biffa Municipal has installed the latest CCTV hard disk recording technology and remote wi-fi download system to more than 50 refuse vehicles operating in Crawley, South Buckinghamshire and Epping Forest.


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Four MAN tippers first for recycling firm's fleet

Truck manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has supplied four new 8x4 tippers to Southampton-based Inert Recycling through the Trucks To Go scheme.


Essential Fleet Services launches fleet hire platform

A new online software platform aimed at short-term hire has been launched by Essential Fleet Services.


450th FORS Practitioner accredited

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has accredited its 450th Practitioner – Shaun Bromby, of Southampton-based Lambert Brothers Haulage.


Lloyds Bank offers tooling finance support to automotive sector

Businesses in the automotive supply chain that need to invest in bespoke tools to complete contracts can now get specialist support from a new product launched by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.


Blaby District Council switches to Michelin for longevity

Tests on a set of Michelin X Works tyres have prompted Blaby District Council, in Leicestershire, to switch to a Michelin tyre policy across its commercial vehicle fleet.


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Used LCV demand continues to grow

Values of used light commercial vehicles (LCVs) are continuing to rise despite increasing volumes of used LCVs coming to auction and record registrations of new LCVs says Alex Wright, managing director of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions.


S Walsh buys Mercedes Econic tipper

The first high-visibility ‘muckaway' Mercedes-Benz Econic has entered service with contractor S Walsh & Sons.


S Walsh buys Mercedes Econic tipper

The first high-visibility ‘muckaway' Mercedes-Benz Econic has entered service with contractor S Walsh & Sons.


Whale Tankers develop Biowhale

Whale Tankers shas developed the Biowhale to help food waste management in the UK.


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New wide area mowers from John Deere

A new range of John Deere front rotary mowers are now available in the UK & Ireland, after proving a success in other European countries.


JCB upgrades Wastemaster range

JCB has added to its Wastemaster range with new versions of its 427 and 437 mid-range wheeled loaders.


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Sentinel to show new auto-braking radar at Aviemore

Commercial vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems will be showing its newly updated auto-braking radar system at this year's APSE seminar in Aviemore.


Iveco back with New Eurocargo sweepers

Iveco has re-entered the road sweeper market after a joint design and development project with Johnston Sweepers launched at the CV Show.


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Quattro Group takes 12 Volvo road sweepers

Twelve new left-hand drive Volvo FL road sweepers have been delivered to the Quattro Group whose fleet includes 80 road sweepers, 50 trucks and 400 construction machines.


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Seven Shibaura slope mowers delivered to Northern Ireland

The Education Authority for Northern Ireland has taken delivery of a further seven Shibaura SG280 ride-on compact slope mowers.


Thomas Hardie Used Trucks introduces Volvo warranty schem

Cheshire-based Thomas Hardie Used Trucks has become the latest retailer to offer Volvo warranty system.


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Is that a driverless car or not?

Drivers are being sought to take part in a new study by the University of Southampton to understand people's perceptions of driverless cars.


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Welsh public sector appoints UK Fuels as fuel cards supplier

A contract worth around £4.8m in its first year to supply fuel cards to the Welsh public sector has been won by UK Fuels.


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Bell Equipment to unveil new articulated dump truck at Hillhead

The latest addition to Bell Equipment's range of articulated dump trucks – the ground-breaking B60E – will be on show at Hillhead.


Harrow council gets new revenue stream from MOT centre

Commercial fleet services company Fraikin has set up and opened a new MOT centre in partnership with Harrow Council that will generate extra revenue for the local authority.


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Aldercote van-mounted boom to be unveiled at Scotplant 2016

A new van-mounted boom lift aimed at utilities contractors makes its UK debut at Scotplant.


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LAPV presents the 2nd annual Future Fleet Forum

How does New York manage the USA's biggest municipal fleet? What's it like to be interviewed under caution by the HSE? What are the latest safety features and initiatives for UK fleets? There's a huge amount learn and plenty of idea for everyone to take away at this year's Future Fleet Forum.


Sentinel offers vehicle camera systems on trial

Sentinel Systems is offering its customers the chance to test its range of vehicle and camera safety solutions with a no-obligation trial.


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Renault Trucks wins Wicks Group contract

Waste management and recycling specialists Wicks Group has taken delivery of a top spec 44-tonne Range T520 tag and Range C430 8x4 drawbar unit.


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New workshop and in-house service for Bell Equipment

Bell Equipment UK has opened a new service and maintenance centre on the same industrial park as its UK base in Burton-on-Trent.


Ahern remanufacture features first Mercedes

Ahern Waste Management has had one of its existing vehicles remanufactured and mounted onto a new Mercedes Antos chassis as part of a fleet replacement programme.


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Collett Transport Services invests £2.3m in fleet

Municipal vehicle hire specialist Collett Transport Services (CTS) has invested £2.3m in the past 12 months to expand and refresh its fleet.


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Havering adopts intelligent sweeper weighing system

Following successful trials, the London Borough of Havering has fitted the VOPS2 overload warning system from Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) to three of its Scarab Minor Sweepers.


‘Regulators and manufacturers must make AEB standard' says Thatcham Research

Lifesaving technology, such as automated emergency braking (AEB), should be standard on all vehicles and could be achieved either by voluntary action by the EU automotive industry or regulatory intervention, says Thatcham Research chief executive Peter Shaw.


UBU Environmental orders Co:flo road sweepings recycling system

Manchester-based UBU Environmental has invested in a turnkey road sweepings recycling system from CDEnviro which will process in excess of 25,000 tonnes a year.


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ePower Trucks appointed to sell Garia utility range

Garia, the global manufacturer of luxury golf carts, has appointed Oldham-based ePower Trucks to distribute its new range of utility vehicles (UTVs).


Venson survey reveals mixed views on driverless cars

More than a quarter of motorists are excited about the future of driverless cars – but even more are concerned that the technology isn't ready, according to a survey by Venson Automotive Solutions.


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JCB Wastemaster wins safety award

JCB's new 35D 4x4 Wastemasterplus Teletruk has won the safety category of theFork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards for Excellence 2016.


Inspirepac chooses Hako for factory cleaning

International packaging manufacturer Inspirepac has taken delivery of a Scrubmaster B310 R cylindrical scrubber drier as part of a long-term rental deal with Hako with full maintenance support.


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Suez impressed with Co:flo system for road sweepings and construction and demolition material

CD Enviro has produced a new system for treating road sweepings and construction and demolition materials.


FORS reports on first year success

‘An impressive first year' is the verdict of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme in the FORS 2015 annual report published in March.


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UK wins Kubota service engineer world title

A Kubota UK service engineer has scooped the top award at the global Kubota Skills Contest in Japan.


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Wastecycle buys NTM MAS Food Monster for East Midlands operation

Nottingham-based Wastecycle has purchasd an NTM MAS 'Food Monster' for commercial food waste collection.


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Dennis launches new skip-loader

A new urban skip-loader vehicle aimed at the construction market has been launched by Dennis Eagle.


Roadlink International opens new caliper remanufacturing facility

A new £700k facility has been opened by caliper remanufacturer Roadlink International at its head office in Willenhall, West Midlands.


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Volvo wins 18 loading shovel order with Stobart Biomass Products

Eighteen Volvo L120H loading shovels have been ordered by Stobart Biomass Products for six locations across Great Britain.


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Volvo increases share of UK truck market

Mike Corcoran, commercial director at Volvo Trucks, is delighted with Volvo's strong performance in 2015.


Milner launches new sewer jetters

Milner Industrial has launched two new sewer jetting ranges: the Smart Trailer and Smart Trailer Pro.


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Electric vehicle charge points set up in Merseyside

Twenty-eight new Evolt electric vehicle (EV) charge points have been set up in Merseyside.


JCB marks birthday in colour

A batch of colourful limited edition machines is being produced to mark JCB's 70th anniversary.


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Anglian Water fits Ctrack to more vans

Anglian Water has extended its Ctrack vehicle tracking solution to a further 500 vans in its fleet having already achieved a host of benefits in terms of road safety, fuel efficiency and environmental responsibility.


CD Enviro increases production capacity by a third

CD Enviro has increased its product assembly space by 32%, enabling it to produce 60 additional machines every year.


City of London takes safety lead with new construction vehicle

A ground-breaking construction vehicle from Mercedes-Benz has been launched by the City of London Corporation in the Square Mile.


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