Artist's impression of a Volvo robot

Volvo developing robot to support RCV drivers

The Volvo Group is working on a project to develop a robot that interacts with the refuse truck and its driver to do the work.


Overloaded bins no longer weigh heavy on Ash Waste's operating costs

Wrexham-based Ash Waste Services has embarked on a two-year investment program to fit its fleet with Moba on-board weighing and bin ID technology, linked to its DataSet back-office data reporting system.


Moba and Logic Fleet Management launch a new binlift

A new vertical binlift designed for both municipal and commercial waste vehicles was launched at RWM 2015 by MOBA and Logic Fleet Management.


The Towcell towing device

Straightpoint launches Towcell vehicle towing device

A towing device that displays wirelessly the weight being towed has launched by Hampshire-bassed Straightpoint.


New facility could save council tens of thousands of pounds

A new vehicle inspection facility and MOT station has been given the go-ahead at South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) Tove Depot in Towcester and will save the council tens of thousands of pounds.


A new refuse collection vehicle available through RVS's RediTruck service

RVS launches RediTruck service

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has launched a new RediTruck service, enabling waste management operators to buy a brand new refuse vehicle from stock without having to wait manufacturer's long lead times.


Sedgemoor District Council's new Shibaura CM374 compact tractor

Sedgemoor chooses Shibaura CM374 tractor for groundcare

Sedgemoor District Council has added a Shibaura CM374 compact tractor to its fleet.


Cenex joins TRL for transport technology project

Cenex, the UK's first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies, has joined a consortium selected by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to deliver a consumers, vehicles and energy integration project.


Encore invests in driver training

A new scheme designed to encourage and reward better, safer drivers has been introduced by recruitment agency Encore Personnel.


European coalition targets hydrogen transport

A European coalition has launched the Hydrogen Mobility Europe project (H2ME) with the aim of making hydrogen-fuelled transport a reality in Europe.


Early accolade for latest addition to Hako range

The latest Hako sweeper has marked its UK debut by receiving a prestigious European accolade.


The Geokontrol Speed Limiter

Geokontrol Speed Limiter aims to cut speed and pedestrian accidents

A new speed limiter has been developed by AutoKontrol to help reduce the likelihood of pedestrians suffering serious or fatal injuries when being hit by vehicles in low speed designated areas.


Staff with the fully electric, wheelchair accessible vehicle

Community group gets first fully electric WAV

A community transport group in Yorkshire has become the first organisation in the country to acquire a new type of fully electric, wheelchair accessible vehicle.


The Avant 640 compact multi-purpose tool carrier loads boats on the River Cam

River authority buys compact Avant tool carrier

Conservators of the River Cam have bought an Avant 640 compact multi-purpose tool carrier for maintenance work on the river banks.


Clearing the air

Back in May, the Supreme Court ordered the UK government to produce new air quality plans by the end of 2015, for zones exceeding NO2 limits on air quality.


JD Mounsey chooses Vauxhall for van fleet

Yorkshire-based gas, heating and electrical engineering company JD Mounsey has replaced its fleet with eight new Vauxhall Vivaro vans, its fourth consecutive Vauxhall order.


IAPS Group's new headquarters

IAPS Group moves into new premises to prepare for expansion

IAPS Group has moved into new premises to facilitate the next phase in its growth, including its entry of the van-mounted boom market.


One of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service's new Mercedes-Benz Citans

SFRS buys 17 Mercedes-Benz Citans

Fire chiefs in Scotland have bought a new fleet of 17 fuel-efficient Mercedes-Benz Citan small vans to help spread important safety messages.


Brigade highlights multiple blind spots around RCVs

Brigade Electronics will be explaining the issues of multiple blind spots around a vehicle at the RWM show this year.


c-trace launches ‘grabber‘ dynamic weighing and ID system

c-trace has launched its first bin ID and dynamic weighing system for side-loading ‘grabber' refuse collection vehicles (RCVs).


Glendale's new Isuzus support arboriculture applications in North London

Glendale makes Isuzu standard for its 7.5 tonne fleet

Specialist national green services provider Glendale Managed Services Ltd has bought two new Isuzus to work on specific new contracts in the North London area.


Powerday has first Hyva remote control skiploader

Powerday of London has become the first operator to take Hyva's new TRR remote control skiploader into its fleet.


One of three new vehicles from Faun Zoeller

FAUN Zoeller reveals three new specialist vehicles

A vehicle body built specifically for glass collection is one of three new vehicles that have have been designed and built for FAUN Zoeller.


Fuel queues warning to public sector

Time spent refuelling will become a critical issue for public sector vehicles, according to The Fuelcard People.


Sustainable Vehicle Technology Conference rescheduled for Cenex-LCV2015

The Sustainable Vehicle Technology (SVT) Conference has been rescheduled to take place on September 10th.


Efficiency makes Mercedes-Benz vans the Vital ingredient

A leading provider of low-carbon energy solutions has bought 30 Mercedes-Benz Citan 109 CDI long panel and nine Sprinter 313 CDI short panel vans.


Security tracking system gave unexpected bonus to skip hire firm

A vehicle tracking system fitted as a security measure after one of its lorries was stolen 10 years ago, has paid dividends in other ways, says Bourne Skip Hire Director Chris Seggie.


AE Faulks fits 360 sweeper safety cameras

A 360 camera monitoring system has been fitted to the sweeper fleet of Leicestershire-based AE Faulks.


LAPV September 2015 has been published.

Read your copy now by clicking on the cover or by following this link.In this issue you can read the full report on the Future Fleet Forum 2015. The next Future Fleet Forum will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 29, 2016.


Multihog repairs Tameside streets

Tameside invests in pot-hole repairer

Pothole repairs in Tameside Metropolitan Borough should be easier after the council purchased a multi-purpose Multihog with patch planer and suction sweeper attachments.


The new mini wood pellet tanker

Mini tanker fuels biomass boiler firm's growth

Biomass heating customers on the Isle of Wight are now receiving regular deliveries of fuel from a new ‘mini' wood pellet tanker.


Last Ransomes Commander gets touching send-off

The last Commander 5-gang cylinder mower has rolled off the production line at Ransomes Jacobsen's manufacturing plant in Ipswich.


The Avant 745

Avant compact tool carrier chosen by Nimrod Environmental

A Barnsley-based company specialising in the eradication of Japanese knotweed has recently taken delivery of an Avant 745 compact tool carrier to tackle a wide variety of tasks.


One of the APT electric vehicle chargers in Hackney

APT Technologies helps Hackney charge electric vehicles

APT Technologies has helped Hackney Council set up the first public on-street rapid charging posts for electrical vehicles in London.


JCB wins £50m order from A-Plant

JCB has won one of its biggest orders ever - a deal worth more than £50 million from UK plant hire firm A-Plant.


Red Kite's wheelchair-accessible minibus

Red Kite Transit minibus offers flexible seating

A new wheelchair-accessible minibus, the 17-seat Red Kite, has been launched.


Mercedes' truck at the ancient Cart Marking ceremony in the City of London

Super-safe Merc in historic Cart Marking ceremony

Mercedes-Benz has presented its High Visibility Safety Truck - the latest cyclist and pedestrian-friendly Econic construction vehicle - at this year's historic Cart Marking event in the City of London.


HCVS in new buying agreement with CCS

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has become a provider of vehicles and fleet management solutions in three lots for public sector fleets in the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) buying agreement.


Council invests in Toro mower fleet

A fleet of 18 new Toro mowers have been delivered to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) by local dealer the Russell Group.


Company car drivers cost businesses dearly by ignoring maintenance

Most company car drivers don't see service and maintenance of their vehicles as their responsibility and ignore problems, resulting in unnecessary wear and tear charges at the end of the lease contract.


VWS to launch PurGo software at RWM

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) will launch its new PurGo software at this year's RWM exhibition.


RVS Trucks at the Redi for RWM

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) will be launching its new RediTruck service at the RWM show this year.


CTS diversifies into sweeper hire

Gloucestershire-based Collett Transport Services (CTS) has bought four Johnston Sweepers to diversify into the sweeper-hire market.


SFS to celebrate contract success at RWM

Contract hire and fleet management experts Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) will be celebrating three contract renewals at this year's RWM show.


Asset finance company books in to first RWM

Asset finance company Five Arrows Vehicle Finance (FAVF) will be exhibiting at the RWM Show for the first time this year.


Chargemaster completes 156 charge points for London Fire Brigade

One-hundred-and-fifty-six points for charging electric vehicles have been installed at 71 fire stations and five other Brigade sites across London.


CILT publishes 'driver shortage crisis' report

Three out of every four transport firms are now suffering from the nationwide driver shortage according to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


First fully electric Optare Solo for Orkney Islands

Orkney's first fully-electric bus went into operation on the Kirkwall Airport route on Monday 25 May.


Dennis Eagle invests in engineering and development facilities

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has invested £100,000 in a new 2,000m facility at its Warwick manufacturing site, providing a dedicated area for body and chassis engineering, as well as product development space for its Hybrid integrated Urban Commercial Vehicle (HiUCV).


Go Plant takes innovative approach to driver shortage

Road sweeper specialists Go Plant Limited has taken an innovative approach to overcome the national shortage of qualified and experienced HGV drivers.


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