Picture of hydrogen-fueled taxis in Green Tomato livery, parked in London, part of Project Zefer

60 hydrogen fuel cars coming to London in 'take-up' initiative

Sixty hydrogen-fuelled cars are to be deployed in taxi, private-hire and police fleets in London as part of the €26 million Project Zefer.

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Leo Group becomes Mercedes-Benz Trucks' partner in Scotland

The Leo Group has become a new partner for Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK in Scotland, with locations in Aberdeen and Inverness representing Mercedes-Benz and FUSO.

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First used electric van training course set up by Shoreham Vehicle Auctions

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions (SVA) has set up the first ever used electric van training course for LCV dealer sales staff and fleet vendors.

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Whale’s Scottish rep Alan Steel retires

Alan Steel, Whale Tankers’ Regional Sales Manager for Scotland, has retired and said farewell to colleagues and customers at the CV Show.

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Muthing brings new MU-Collect Vario mulcher to UK

Muthing has brought a new mower to the UK market, the MU-Collect Vario mulcher, aimed at professional landscapers.

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Volvo introduces FL Electric urban operations truck

Volvo Trucks has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use – the Volvo FL Electric for urban distribution and refuse operations among other applications.

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Jaama updates Key2 asset management software

Jaama has updated its Key2 asset management system to improve efficiency and increase compliance management as well as providing additional cost controls.

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Fastned lands rapid charging stations contracts for Newcastle and Sunderland

Fastned has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and Newcastle University to build two rapid charging stations in the city centres of Newcastle and Sunderland.

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Bedford BC uses QRoutes in transport efficiency bid

Bedford Borough Council has used planning software from QRoutes to try and improve the efficiency of its transport services after the reorganisation of its schools.

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Envac system aims to cut on-street bins by 98% in Barking development

The Envac system selected to handle the waste of almost 10,000 homes at the Barking Riverside development in London will cut roadside bins by 98% say developers.

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Merc Arocs runway sprayers keep Manchester Airport flying

A pair of new Mercedes-Benz runway sprayer trucks played a key role in helping Manchester Airport chiefs to beat the big chill when wintry weather gripped the UK in February and March.

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Avenue Recycling buys nine RCVs from RVS for N Ireland contract

A fleet of nine new refuse collection vehicles (RCV) has been purchased by waste management company Avenue Recycling from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

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Carmarthenshire to fit Reaclear to help prevent reversing accidents

Carmarthenshire County Council has announced plans to install the reversing aid Reaclear to its fleet of 28 waste and recycling vehicles.

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Dennis Eagle launching Proview cab in N America

Dennis Eagle’s subsidiary in North America, Dennis Eagle Inc is unveiling a cab aimed at the US and Canadian markets at this year’s WasteExpo, in Las Vegas.

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Chevin launches fleet management software for SME fleets

Chevin Fleet Solutions has launched a new SaaS package – FleetWave CORE – designed to support SMEs in their essential fleet, maintenance and compliance management responsibilities.

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New John Deere compact tractor for groundscare and sports turf managers

John Deere has launched a new 3038E compact tractor is aimed at a wide variety of customers, including groundscare teams, sports turf managers.

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Hatz provides power to Sayers Road Tankers hire fleet

Diesel engine supplier Hatz GB has completed an order to provide the power for a hire fleet of hazardous waste trailers for Sayers Road Tankers.

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Recycle Southern chooses new JCB tracked excavator

Recycle Southern has bought a JCB JS131 LC Plus tracked excavator for its Elbridge Farm Recycling Centre.

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New ProVision app closes reporting and compliance gaps

ProVision will demonstrate a new mobile-based app – aimed at helping fleet managers minimise risks and track compliance – at the CV Show.

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Scania launches used vehicle app

Scania has launched a used vehicle app which aims to simplify pre-owned vehicle sourcing. 

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks enthusiastic over acquisition of Sparshatts dealership

Ownership of Sparshatts Truck & Van – the Kent-based Mercedes-Benz dealers – has been transferred for an undisclosed sum.

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Oxford Direct Services sets £10.4m target over next four years

Oxford Direct Services – the commercial division of Oxford City Council – plans to deliver £10.4m in value back to the council over the next four years which can be put towards council services.

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FCS buys pay-by-weight RVS refuse truck

Surrey-based FCS Cleaning has taken delivery of a new refuse collection vehicle (RCV), complete with a weights-and-measures-approved bin-weighing system.

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National Refuse Championships 2018 set to double in size

From major vehicle manufacturers to local authorities and regional waste operators, big names from the waste management sector are getting behind this year’s National Refuse Championships (NRC) at Weston-super-Mare beachfront on 15 and 16 June.

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New SMC MBX 850 aims to bridge sport-utility gap

A new high-powered ATV – the SMC MBX 850 – has been launched with one eye on users in the work and utility sector.

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ABB powered electric bus gets trial in Kent

Volvo’s fully electric single deck bus – the right hand drive 7900e – has started a trial in Dartford, Kent following outings in Manchester city centre and at Heathrow Airport.

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All-electric Alke truck boosts Bristol Waste Company's street cleaning operation

Street cleaning teams in Bristol are improving productivity after investing in an all-electric truck.

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eVolt installs latest rapid chargers in Scottish Euro Garages

eVolt UK, the nationwide supplier of electrical vehicle (EV) charging points, has installed the latest versions of its new rapid charging units at two Euro Garages sites in Scotland which will join the growing ChargePlace Scotland network.

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Biffa installs second CDEnviro road sweepings recycling system

Biffa Waste Services has introduced an advanced recycling system from CDEnviro at its Meece landfill site, near Stone in Staffordshire, to treat and recover aggregates from road sweepings.

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First FUSO eCanters delivered to UK

The world’s first all-electric light-duty truck in series production – the FUSO eCanter – has been delivered to its first UK customers by Daimler Trucks.

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Isuzu Truck launches new Grafter Green 3.5 tonne truck range

Isuzu Truck UK has launched a new line of 2018 Grafter 3.5 tonne rigid trucks called the Grafter Green range.

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Southampton launches 30 free EV chargers in city centre

Thirty new electric vehicle charging points have gone live in five of Southampton City Council’s multi-storey car parks (MSCP).

Picture of some of Swansea's new Dennis Eagle RCVs at the coast

Swansea orders 38 new Dennis RCVs

Swansea Council has placed its largest ever order for refuse collection vehicles (RCV) – 38 new Dennis Eagle trucks – as part of a £6 million investment.

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Labcraft to take new vehicle lighting systems to CV Show

LED lighting designers and manufacturers Labcraft will present two new lighting solutions for commercial vehicles at this year’s CV show which it says will raise the bar for safety and illumination in the vehicle work place.

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Novadata offers compliance advice at the CV Show

Transport training, tachograph analysis and a range of specially developed transport compliance products are all represented at Novadata Transport Training’s stand at the CV Show in April.

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Cartwright Conversions builds bariatric ambulance for hospital

Doncaster based Cartwright Conversions has designed and built a bariatric ambulance for Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.

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D&S Plant Services buys Trime UK's new X-Splash Wash Bay

Sustainable lighting tower manufacturer Trime UK has designed and built a line of equipment cleaning systems operating from recycled water.

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Market confusion as best new diesels clean as petrol, say analysts

The best new diesel cars are as clean as petrol – while others ten times over legal limit – according to new data from Emissions Analytics’ EQUA Index,

Picture of a man in a hi-viz jacket using the reaclear reversing aid to guide an bin lorry backwards

Reaclear officially launched by ISS

Reaclear, from Innovative Safety Systems, aims to eliminate reversing accidents. Steve Banner attended the launch at Duncefold Park Racetrack in February to see the system in action.

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Sign up for Future Fleet Live!

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. 

Picture of Schmidt's eSwingo 200+ all electric road sweeper at Kew Gardens

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.

Picture of a spotlight on a smokey exhaust pipe from a digger

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.

Picture of Ewan Archer and his new Polaris Sportsman 570 ATV

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.

Picture of the driver's position in the Mercedes-Benz Actros1

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.

Picture of an upgraded Dennis Eagle Olympus RCV

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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