CTS takes on new fleet and increases its vehicle offering

Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire specialists CTS has taken delivery of 10 new vehicles, including seven new RCV increasing its hire fleet to 200 vehicles.

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Company sets up collaboration for economical production of hydrogen fuel

Ulemco, the company heading up the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen-fuelled commercial vehicles in the UK - has announced a collaboration with Spanish company H2B2 to accelerate the commercialisation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles, both in Spain and the UK.

Rushcliffe Borough Council takes delivery of the first Terberg Omnideka E bin hoist

Rushcliffe Borough Council, a member of the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Procurement Consortium, has taken delivery of the first Omnideka Electric bin hoist from Terberg Matec UK.

FORS highlights significant expansion in 2016

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has published its 2016 Annual Review, highlighting the  growth of the scheme over the past year, both in terms of membership numbers and geographical reach.

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Dorset Waste Partnership buys 11 Geesinknorba GPM IVs

Eleven state-of-the-art Geesinknorba refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have been delivered to the Dorset Waste Partnership for domestic and garden waste collections in the county.

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Research identifies alternative fuel risks in fire and rescue

New guidelines for fire and rescue services when dealing with vehicles run on alternative fuels have been proposed by a research project in Sweden.

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FORS to sponsor Brake Fleet Safety Conference

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) will sponsor the Brake Fleet Safety Conference at the St John’s Hotel, Solihull, on Thursday 25 May 2017.

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BCGA welcomes moves to open roads to H-powered vehicles

A national trade body has welcomed moves to expand the availability of ultra-low emission hydrogen powered vehicles on UK roads.

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Grundon installs PurGo software to streamline operations

Waste management specialists Grundon is installing a new software system – PurGo – in Colnbrook at its largest depot.

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MiX Telematics adds more cameras to MiX Vision system

MiX Telematics has expanded its in-cab video system MiX Vision by adding two more cameras.

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Doosan launches DoosanConnect fleet management system

A wireless fleet and asset management system has been developed by Doosan to meet increasing demand for fleet monitoring.

New Isuzu Grafter adapted for Woodmen UK

Arboricultural specialists Woodmen UK has bought a new Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne rigid to work on its expanding range of tree maintenance, tree surgery and woodland management contracts for commercial, domestic and industrial customers.

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Keytracker and ievo produce biometric key management system

Biometric recognition specialists ievo has joined Keytracker to produce a system offering improved security for organisations managing large numbers of keys.

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First Electric Nation charge point installed

The first electric vehicle (EV) charge point has been installed at a residential property outside Nottingham for the Electric Nation trial.

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FUSO Canter wins Light Truck award

The FUSO Canter has won a fourth consecutive Light Truck of the Year title in an industry awards ceremony.

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Kubota shows off new emission certified engine

Kubota has unveiled a new emission certified engine – the V5009 – to meet increasingly stringent standards around the world.

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Specialised Groundcare claims improved output with Bobcat T870H

Loughborough-based Specialised Groundcare has bought a new top-of-the-range Bobcat T870H compact tracked loader.

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Hyundai launches new mini excavator; the R30Z-9AK

Hyundai launched a new mini excavator – the R30Z-9AK – at the SaMoTer exhibition in Verona Italy.

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Deere & Company ranked in World’s Most Admired Companies list

Deere & Company has been included in Fortune Magazine’s list of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies.

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Roadlink reports CV caliper remanufacturing success one year on

Roadlink International is reporting a significant increase in demand for its commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility a year after it was launched.

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Three major truck orgsanisations back Project Pictogram

Three major trucking organisations have given a major boost to the Project Pictogram – Driving Safer Roads initiative, one year after its launch to the business fleet community.

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Dublin fits Sentinel safety systems

Safety camera and recording devices from Sentinel Systems have been installed on two Dublin City Council hookloader vehicles.

Spedian sees opportunities in Northern Ireland

Spedian will exhibit at the CIWM (NI) Conference & Exhibition on 29 March after several councils expressed interest in its reusable vehicle graphics systems.

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UK automotive beats CO2 target but fears for further progress

The UK automotive industry has beaten CO2 targets with average new car emissions down for the 19th consecutive year but the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) fears further progress will be hampered.

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All set for sixth CLOCS exhibition

It’s not too late to register for a free place at the sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) exhibition, on Tuesday 14 March, at ExCeL London.

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South Gloucs fits Somerford traffic control lights to sweeper fleet

High visibility LED traffic control lights have been fitted to South Gloucestershire Council’s Scarab sweeper fleet.

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Brigade to launch 3G recording system at CV Show

Brigade Electronics will launch its new 3G enabled digital recording system at the CV Show in April.

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Harper Plant passes 1,000 Kubota sales milestone

Salisbury-based Harper Plant, Kubota’s construction dealer in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has passed a milestone by selling its 1,000th Kubota machine.

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Jaama to show off Key2 updates at CV Show

Fleet management software provider Jaama will be showing off the new functionality of its vehicle, driver and workshop management solution Key2 at the Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Cawleys buys first Antos for commercial collections

Luton-based waste management specialist Cawleys has bought a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos refuse collection vehicle with a Heil Powerlink body.

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Study reveals broad public support for driverless cars

There is broad public support for driverless vehicles on Britain’s roads, according to a study by Westbourne Communications conducted for the consortium People in Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Environments (PAVE).

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GAP Hire Solutions sponsors seven youth sports clubs

Seven sports clubs for youngsters have been selected to win £1,000 sponsorship deals with GAP Hire Solutions.

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Vehicle weighing company Weightru bought by new partnership

The vehicle weighing specialist Weightru Ltd has been bought by a newly formed partnership and will be independently run with the financial and technical backing of MWS Ltd.

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International sales help CDEnviro climb Sunday Times list

CDEnviro’s international sales growth in 2016 has helped it jump five places to 11th in the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Export Track 100, published on 26 February 2017.

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Robin Proctor to be CILT's next UK President

Robin Proctor is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK.

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Transpoco appoints VQS for UK black box installations

Transpoco has appointed Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) to install black box telematics technology for its UK customers.

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A-Plant gets FORS Champion status

One of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire companies, A-Plant, has taken on a new role with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme by becoming a FORS Champion.

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Industry partners launch live compliance system Get Connected

Three leading vehicle and driver compliance specialists have launched a joint initiative that gives real-time visibility of all compliance issues on a single dashboard.

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Doosan launches new DX10Z mini-excavator

A new zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator – the DX10Z– has been launched by Doosan.

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Forth Resource Management buys Volvo loading shovels

A new 12 tonne Volvo L90H loading shovel with a 3.0m³ quick attachment mounted Hi-Tip bucket and top clamp has been bought by Forth Resource Management (FRM) for its Todhills composting site on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

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Simon Richard appointed as agents for Woods rotary cutters

Hawick-based Simon Richard has been appointed as UK Agents for the Woods rotary cutter range.

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Somerford Equipment to show off new multi-purpose vehicle at CV show

Road marking vehicle specialist Somerford Equipment, is making its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 25-27 April 2017. The company is the first manufacturer of this kind of vehicle and equipment to appear at this event.

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Merc to offer world’s first heavy-duty electric truck this year

The world’s first heavy-duty electric truck – the Urban eTruck – will be delivered by Mercedes-Benz Trucks to the first customers this year.

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Volvo loading shovel bought by William Tracey

A new Volvo L90H loading shovel has been delivered to William Tracey to handle waste wood at the company’s Linwood recycling facility in Glasgow.

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RWM 2017 will bring related events closer together

The RWM 2017 exhibition will be held from 12-14 September at the NEC in Birmingham in a combined format with related energy, and water events.

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Fuel Card Services claims CO2 saving milestone

A green initiative has helped protect around 260 acres of Peruvian rainforest which locks up as much as one million tonnes of CO2 in trees, says Fuel Card Services.

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Edinburgh fits more Sentinel Systems safety kit

Vehicle safety specialist Sentinel Systems has installed safety cameras, recording devices and cycle awareness systems onto the City of Edinburgh Council vehicles.

South Staffs to sell ad space on RCVs

A new revenue stream is being adopted by South Staffordshire District Council – selling advertising space on its refuse trucks.

Picture of a Volvo earthmover bought but Chepstow Plant International

Chepstow Plant International expands fleet and staff

Family-run Chepstow Plant International has acquired a 100-strong fleet of Volvo machinery and taken on new staff with the support of a multi-million pound asset finance facility from HSBC.

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