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After the huge success of Future Fleet Forum 2018, LAPV has teamed up with Fire & Rescue magazine to launch Future Fleet Live, two unique driving experience and demo days to take place at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire on 27-28 June 2018.

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New Leeds service centre for Dennis Eagle

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has announced the relocation of its Leeds Service Centre to a new, larger centre at Gildersome Spur, providing customers in the region with more convenient access to a wide range of services.

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Aston Barclay network prepares to expand LCV operation

The Aston Barclay network is expanding its interests in light commercial vehicles. 

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Schmidt set to launch fully electric Swingo 200+ sweeper

The first fully-electric sweeper is being launched by Schmidt, part of the ASH Group. The zero emission machine is the e-version of its best-selling Swingo 200+ sweeper and will make its debut at IFAT 2018 in May.

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National campaign launched to combat construction air pollution

A national campaign has been launched to tackle air pollution after a survey by the Considerate Constructors Scheme highlighted the need.

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Merc eActros set for road tests with customers

The eActros – the electric truck from Mercedes-Benz Trucks – is set to be tested on the roads with selected operators.

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Carrbridge gamekeeper wins Polaris ATV

Carrbridge gamekeeper Ewan Archer has taken delivery of a brand new Polaris Sportsman 570 – won in the 2017 Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) raffle.

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Mercedes-Benz launches Actros1 ‘ultimate driver’s truck’

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK has unveiled a drivers’ special model of its heavy-duty truck the Actros which is full of optional technology, comfort and visual enhancements.

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ERM Advanced Telematics to expand products and services

International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics is to expand its range of products and services to vehicle manufacturers and importers over the coming year.

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Dennis Eagle Olympus RCV gets upgrade

Dennis Eagle’s Olympus refuse collection vehicle has been upgraded to improve operational performance.

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Aylesbury Vale uses Spedian graphics to recruit RCV crews

Graphic panels on the sides of refuse collection vehicles are helping Aylesbury Vale District Council get a range of messages across to local residents – including advertising vacancies in its recycling and waste collection team.

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Thanet DC first council to buy electric mowers

In a local authority first, Thanet District Council is introducing six new electric lawn-mowers to its open spaces fleet.

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Outriggerpads creates new spreader plate calculator for IPAF

Spreader plate and crane mat specialist Outriggerpads has created a new calculator to help users accurately choose the right pads for each job.

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Chevin launches FleetWave Forms mobile app

A new data collection app, FleetWave Forms, has been unveiled by Chevin Fleet Solutions offering code-free customisation for more than just fleet.

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Isuzu is the choice for Riverside Truck Rental at 7.5t

Riverside Truck Rental has added 16 Isuzu Forward N75.190 rigids into its spot rental fleet as part of a major fleet investment programme, making Isuzu now the favoured choice for Riverside in the 7.5 tonne GVW category.

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Versalift launches E6 pick-up mounted platform

A new pick-up vehicle-mounted platform with a Euro 6 engine has been launched by Versalift who have redesigned the LAT135-H E6.

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Continental Landscapes buys 33 Ransomes mowers

Grounds maintenance specialist Continental Landscapes has bought 33 mowers from Ransomes including two Parkway three-cylinder mowers, 28 HR300 rotary mowers with Müthing decks, two MP493 rotary mowers and one MP495 cylinder mower.

Zircotec focuses R&D on exhaust temperature reduction

Heat management specialist Zircotec says it has launched research and development programmes to help commercial vehicle manufacturers deal with the increased exhaust temperatures needed for higher emissions standards.

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Optare Low Carbon Solo for Shiel Buses

The Scottish Highlands-based bus and coach hire business Shiel Buses has added a 9.2m Optare Solo to its fleet.

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FORS launches Security and Counter Terrorism training

A security and counter terrorism training resource has been launched by FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

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Toyota I Site learns from 50,000 smart trucks at CeMAT 2018

Toyota will be sharing its approach to lean logistics at CeMAT 2018 with the theme of Think: Like:Toyota.

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RoadHawk dash cams now available in new Trakm8 package

Online vehicle tracking specialists Trakm8 is offering a RoadHawk dash cam as part of its Trakm8 Prime Protect package.

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AE Burgess & Sons buys new RCV from RVS’s RediTruck

Leicestershire-based waste management provider AE Burgess & Sons has bought a new 26 tonne Mercedes Econic Dennis Olympus refuse collection vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solutions’ RediTruck division.

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Public consultation starts on development of Bristol’s EV chargepoint network

A public consultation has being launched to assess Bristol’s existing chargepoint network for electric vehicles.

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Angus fits vehicle cameras to protect public and prevent bogus claims

Cameras and reversing radar systems have been fitted to waste, recycling and cleansing vehicles by Angus Council to protect the public and guard against bogus insurance claims.

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Eminox upgrades 400 buses for London LEBZs

More than 400 buses have been upgraded to meet the requirements of the new Low Emission Bus Zones (LEBZ) in London by Lincolnshire-based emissions reduction specialists Eminox.

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Aylesbury Vale women’s team to defend National Refuse Champions title

The reigning National Refuse Champions – Aylesbury Vale District Council – is preparing not one but two teams to defend its 2017 title including an all-female team of loaders and drivers preparing to take on all-comers.

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VWS to self-verify pay-by-weight systems

Reading-based Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) has been approved by the National Measurement and Regulation Office (NMRO) to verify its own bin weighing and underbody weighing equipment for pay-by-weight services.

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Stepney Brothers buys Stertil Koni two-post lift

A Stertil Koni two-post hydraulic vehicle lift has been bought by Stepney Brothers for use in its recently extended workshops.

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New ECHO hedge cutter aims for better safety and efficiency

A new articulating hedge cutter – the ECHO HCA-265ES HD – has been launched to improve efficiency and safety when cutting high hedges.

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Aylesbury Vale buys 17 Merc Econics with FAUN Zoeller bodies and lifts

A new fleet of 17 Mercedes-Benz refuse trucks has been bought by Aylesbury Vale District Council in Buckinghamshire.

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Brigade fits CCTV to 40 Kier RCVs to help with security and insurance claims

Forty refuse vehicles belonging to Kier Environmental in Walthamstow have been fitted with CCTV systems by Brigade Electronics.

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RVS gets management recognition

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has been awarded two management accreditations: BS OHSAS 18001 for occupational health and safety management and ISO 14001:2015 for environmental management.

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Contraflow Ltd chooses Isuzu Forward for reverse ability

Reversing speed control was one of the main attractions of the Isuzu 7.5 tonne Forward truck which Scottish-based Contraflow Ltd have just bought.

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Trakm8 offers free trial to small fleets to avoid winter battery failure

Flat batteries are cited as the top cause of vehicle breakdown by the AA so Trakm8 is offering a free, no-obligation, 30-day trial of its Trakm8 Prime to small fleet owners.

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Ubico buys 21 Farid Micro L food waste collection vehicles

Twenty-one Farid Micro L dedicated food waste collection vehicles have been bought by Ubico, the Cotswold-based environmental services company owned by local authorities.

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Devon CC buys 20 wheelchair-adapted Daily minibuses

Twenty new wheelchair accessible IVECO Daily minibuses have been bought by Devon County Council for school transport.

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Veolia wins Welsh Water contract for Liquor Treatment Plant

Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a flagship Liquor Treatment Plant (LTP) at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s Five Fords Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) near Wrexham, North Wales.

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Nexeon and partners get £7m funding for Li-ion battery development

Li-ion battery specialist Nexeon and its partners have been awarded £7 million from the Innovate UK fund to develop better silicon materials for batteries with significantly greater range. The work is an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with a range of more than 400 miles.

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Veolia buys gas-powered Daily vans for Camden fleet

IVECO has supplied three ultra-clean gas-powered vans into Veolia as part of the waste management company's new contract with the London Borough of Camden.

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RWM show bought by The PRYSM Group

The RWM trade show has been acquired by event organisers The PRYSM Group to be run in partnership with CIWM.

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Chevin reports increasing demand for mobility software

Fleet software specialist Chevin has reported a significant increase in requests for mobility related features.

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Go Plant Fleet Services merger completed

Following the acquisition of Go Plant in the summer by Essential Fleet Services, the successful merger of the two businesses has now been completed.

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Polaris lines up 2018 models for LAMMA show

Polaris will be showing off models from its ATV range at the LAMMA show in January.

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Dennis Eagle invests in TotalKare mobile column lifts

Warwick-based RCV manufacturer Dennis Eagle has bought three new sets of T8DC cable-free mobile column lifts from heavy-duty vehicle lifting specialist TotalKare.

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New Eminox managing director takes the reins for 40th anniversary

UK-based emissions reduction specialist Eminox has promoted Mark Runciman to managing director as the company enters its 40th year of business.

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Roadvert messages on RCVs help to reduce waste

Roadvert is helping spread the recycling message to North Norfolk residents with timely messages on the sides of refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) which visit every street in the area.

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Andersen launches charge point for electric and hybrid vehicles

A discreet and stylish charge point for recharging of electric cars at home has been launched in the UK by Andersen.

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DTG invests £250k in generators for hire

Generator supplier Dieselec Thistle Generators has invested £250k in new generators for its hire fleet.

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Industry welcomes Budget support for autonomous and electric vehicles

The Chancellor’s support for autonomous and electric vehicles announced in the Budget has been welcomed by many in the automotive industry.

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