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Gaskells gets integrated weighing system from VWS

The owner of the largest commercial recycling facility in Liverpool – Gaskells – has invested in an integrated bin-weighing and software system to track and record the weight of every collection providing complete transparency for its customers.


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CTS buys and redesigns five new service vans

Municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services (CTS) has purchased five new engineer service vans to replenish the current fleet and strengthen its workshop and field repairs provision.


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John Deere firsts for apprentice training

The first female and the forestry technician have been registered in the latest intake for John Deere’s apprenticeship scheme.


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Walsall gets seasonal recycling message across

A special seasonal recycling message fitted to the side of its 15 refuse collection vehicles is helping Walsall Council get into the festive spirit.


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New spare parts catalogue covers Merc Actros

Commercial vehicle spares supplier DT Spare Parts is expanding its product range for heavy vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. 


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Toyota launches new BT Reflex reach trucks

A range of three new reach trucks will be launched in to the UK market in the new year by Toyota Material Handling UK.


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GAP Group reports best year for Kubota orders

Independent equipment hirer the GAP Group says it will have taken more than 900 machines from Kubota by the end of this year, ranging in size from 0.8 to 8.0 tonnes. 


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Wood-based diesel successfully trialled in Finnish buses

Finnish forest industry company UPM says it has successfully tested wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions and in traffic.


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John Deere adds Cesar to Gator range

All John Deere XUV & HPX Gator utility vehicles sold in the UK and Ireland will now be factory-fitted with the Cesar security marking and registration scheme.


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Presona introduces new baler for recyclers

Baler manufacturer Presona has added a new model to its range, aimed at recycling, waste management and logistics applications.


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Mercedes scoops van awrds

Mercedes-Benz was named Van Fleet Manufacturer of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Awards last week.


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Glutton Street Cleaner helps early start in Rotherham

A Glutton cleaning machine has been bought by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council for its street scene team.


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Arthur Spriggs & Sons embarks on major expansion

Haulier Arthur Spriggs & Sons plans to open a string of maintenance depots across the South of England.


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First demountable road marking bodies go to South Lanarkshire

The UK’s first fully demountable road marking bodies have been put to work by South Lanarkshire Council.


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Grayling confirms £290m investment in low-emission vehicles

Thousands of buses and taxis will be made greener and cleaner after the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed a £290 million investment to support low-emission vehicles.


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Hydrogen fuelled bus unveiled by Wrightbus

A new hydrogen-fuelled, zero-emission double-decker bus has been launched by Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus.


Arval claims study highlights electric van range loss

The range of an electric van can almost halve when it is carrying a full payload in real world conditions, according to Arval, which says the results of a trial it has conducted are of interest to public sector fleets.


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Valeo leads the way with new CV clutch warranty scheme

A new warranty scheme for commercial vehicle clutch products has been introduced by Valeo Service.


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Four Merc Arocs gritters ready for Lincolnshire Wolds

The UK’s first 8x6 Arocs gritters have been bought by contract hire specialist Essential Fleet Services for Lincolnshire County Council to ensure the roads remain open this winter.


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Evolt wins £1.8m EV charging installation in Dundee

Evolt has won a £1.8 million contract for the first phase of work on three new charging hubs in Dundee with additional charging infrastructure in the region.


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Fosseway Hire chooses Kubota KX57-4

Plant and tool hire company Fosseway Hire has bought its third Kubota mini-excavator – a KX57-4.


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Ransomes introduces new Iseki grounds care tractors

Ipswich-based grounds care specialists Ransomes has introduced a new series of TG tractors aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications.


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Ransomes introduces Ventrac compact tractor

Ransomes has added a Ventrac compact tractor aimed at municipal and grounds maintenance applications, to its product range.


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Ransomes to unveil new Cushman Hauler range

Ground maintenance equipment specialist Ransomes is to launch a new line of Cushman Hauler utility vehicles in the UK.


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Jaama reports 18% rise in revenue

UK software maker Jaama reports revenues up 18% year-on-year as demand for its asset and driver management systems grows both in the UK and internationally.


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Oxford CC orders new screed vehicle from Somerford Equipment

A new screed vehicle has been ordered by Oxford City Council from Somerford Equipment to carry out road-lining work in the Oxford ring road area.


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Euro Municipal buys nearly-new narrow track RCV

Euro Municipal has bought a used Dennis Elite 6 narrow track 6x2 rear steer vehicle through Manchester Service Centre of Dennis Eagle.


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Temporary tracking system produced by Ctrack

Ctrack has launched a commitment-free option for its self-installed telematics system.


VisionTrack sponsors FORS first members’ conference

VisionTrack will be the headline sponsor at the first ever Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members’ Conference at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 9 November 2016.


Paragon launches V6 software with new tools and improved reporting

Paragon has launched version 6.0 of its transport management software, featuring changes to both the Planning and Paragon Live modules.


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SHB Hire acquires Acklea

Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired the traffic management vehicle supplier Acklea Ltd.


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Flybrid presentation at electric vehicle symposium

The Flybrid – a flywheel energy recovery system (ERS) designed by the Torotrak Group – will be presented at the Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology (EHIVT) Symposium in Cologne on 9-10 November.


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FUSO Canter E-Cell makes UK debut

A new all-electric vehicle, the FUSO Canter E-Cell, went on show for the first time in the UK yesterday (Wednesday, 2nd November) in London’s Alexandra Palace at the Freight in the City Expo.


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Ransomes sponsors local kids' 7-aside football team

A local kids' football team, Ransomes Sports FC U9s, has been set-up to compete in the 7-a-side Ipswich & Suffolk Youth Football League.


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Chestnut Tree House charity auction calls for donations

Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is calling on used vehicle sellers to donate any unwanted vehicles and part-exchanges to its sixth annual auction for Chestnut Tree House on 21 November.


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Chevin reaches one million vehicle and asset milestone

More than 1,000,000 vehicles and assets are now being managed by Chevin Fleet Solutions’ software, says the company.


Picture of the message Don't mess with Croydon on the side of a Croydon bin lorry

Croydon spreads the word with Spedian’s help

‘Don’t Mess with Croydon’ is just one of the messages Croydon Council has incorporated on its fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles.


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Smartdrive becomes FORS Associate

Video-based driver safety programme provider, Smartdrive Systems, has joined the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) as an Associate.


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Wrightbus reports 21% fuel savings in hybrid trial

Wrightbus is reporting 21% fuel and CO2 savings when version three of its Micro Hybrid system is added to a standard Euro 6 diesel engine.


ECP launches Euro Academy for technical support

LCV and car parts supplier Euro Car Parts (ECP) has unveiled its Euro Academy, a technical resource set up to support independent garages.


Marshall Thermo King advises on new F-Gas regulations

Transport refrigeration company Marshall Thermo King is helping operators understand the impact of the latest F-Gas Regulations on their fleets.


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Innovation promised on TH White stand at Saltex

There will be several innovative new products on the TH White Machinery Imports stand at Saltex 2016.


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New York City joins Palmark after Future Fleet Forum

New York City has joined Palmark, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) public authority benchmarking club, after the deputy commissioner Keith Kerman was introduced to the idea at Future Fleet Forum.


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TRL outlines key research projects

Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning will be at the centre of research carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) in the year ahead.


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New index shows car makers miss emissions target by 39%

The new EQUA CO2 Index shows actual emissions of greenhouse gases from cars are significantly exceeding the official figures on which national targets and vehicle tax are based.


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Triscan Systems wins Royal Mail Group fuel management contract

Triscan Systems has won a five-year contract to provide a fuel management system across Royal Mail Group’s entire UK operation from over 230 bulk fuel sites. 


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Grassprotecta expandsgrass reinforcement mesh range

Geosynthetic specialist Terram has expanded its range of grass reinforcement mesh with three new products.


Picture of a John Deere PRO 53MV, walk-behind mower cutting a grass verge

John Deere to unveil new commercial mower at Saltex

John Deere will be launching a new, commercial walk-behind mower – the PRO 53MV – at Saltex 2016 at the NEC in November.


Special guidance published to accompany FORS 4.0

A special guidance document has been published to accompany the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Standard 4.0 that was released earlier this month.


Picture of Councillor Jacqui Rayment, Deputy Leader of Southampton City Council, and Jonathan Hector, of Videalert

Traffic enforcement vehicle bought by Southampton

A new Videalert traffic enforcement vehicle has been delivered to Southampton City Council.


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