Volkswagen offers petrol engines in Caddy and Caravelle

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its popular Caddy Life and Caddy panel vans and its Caravelle with petrol engines. The move comes in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal.


The Cornereye truck camera and monitor system

Orlaco launches Cornereye camera for blind spots

A new camera system has been produced by Orlaco to cover blind spots around trucks.


One of TGC's new Volvo gritting trucks

Yorkshire gritter buys two new Volvo FLs

Leeds-based The Gritting Company has taken delivery of two 18-tonne GVW, Volvo FL 4x2 rigids from Crossroads Truck and Bus of Birstall, West Yorkshire.


Martijn Gilbert and Robert Drewery of Reading Bus and Optare in front of the Optare bus on trial

Optare Metrodecker in trials with Reading Buses

Reading Buses has taken on the Optare Metrodecker demonstrator vehicle for a one month trial.


Road Runners choose low-emissions Isuzu recovery truck

The first Isuzu truck has been added to Orpington-based Road Runners Recovery Service's fleet.


John Daniel and Andy Wells of the Brotherwood LVC Mobility partnership

Brotherwood and LVC Mobility offer finance package

Finance packages for wheelchair-friendly transport are being offered by specialist vehicle manufacturer Brotherwood in partnership with contract hire specialist LVC Mobility.


Cenex develops gas truck evaluation software

A UK low carbon technology research centre has added a truck performance simulation to its arsenal to help fleets evaluate cost and carbon emission savings from gas-fuelled trucks.


The Flybrid kinetic energy recovery system

Torotrak presents Flybrid kinetic energy recovery system

Low carbon vehicle specialist Torotrak Group is presenting its solution to the conflicting demands of increased urban transport capacity and improved inner-city air quality at a conference in Berlin between December 7-10.


A driver's licence being checked

Proposed DVSA prohibition powers would improve road safety, says Richard Brown

New powers that would allow the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to stop unlicensed people from driving a vehicle without involving the police, would help improve road safety, says Richard Brown, managing director of Licencecheck, a licence verification company.


FORS to deliver Staying Legal courses free of charge

One hundred free and fully accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) Staying Legal courses are now available through the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).


SOE leading on new apprenticeship standards

The Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) is playing a major part in the development of three new commercial vehicle apprenticeship standards.


Bus and coach leaders plan industry innovation

Delegates from across the bus and coach sector met at the inaugural CILT Busmark Member Meeting in London in November for presentations highlighting the value of benchmarking.


FORS responds to call for one UK fleet compliance standard

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has responded to the call from the transport industry for a single, UK-wide compliance standard, saying ‘FORS is already in place'.


A new Doppstadt shredder

O'Donovan invests in MRF kit

Independent waste and recycling company O'Donovan Waste Disposal has invested in new equipment to further enhance its waste processing and recycling capabilities.


A new Volvo FM Tridem bought by Hills

Hills buys new Volvo FM Tridem

Wiltshire-based Hills Waste Solutions has bought a new Volvo FM 8x4 Tridem for commercial waste collections in the county.


An Optare Solo bus purchased for Shetland Islands Council

Optare Solo provides flexible transport in Shetlands

Shetlands Island Council has purchased a 9.7m Solo bus manufactured by Optare.


Michael Maycock, managing director of the Licence Bureau

Employers urged to introduce driver audits

Fleet managers are being urged to include driver audits in their licence-checking and risk prevention strategy by the Licence Bureau, the independent licence and compliance-checking company.


A Hills truck fitted with Volvo safety features

Hills fits Volvo safety package

Hills Waste Solutions is one of the first operators in the UK to specify Volvo's Active Safety Package on three new FH-500, 6x2 tractor units bought for the company's bulk articulated fleet.


Welfare vehicles produced from Movano van conversions

Welfare vehicles for mobile workforces are being produced by Doncaster-based Clarks Vehicle Conversions from Vauxhall Movanos.


Harnessflex introduces high temperature conduit and fittings

Harnessflex has launched its new high temperature range of conduit and fittings for the automotive market.


Merseytravel buys three Nissan eNV200

Merseytravel, the local transport executive, has added three all-electric Nissan eNV200 to its fleet of 40 vehicles.


The Isuzu Truck UK team on the podium

Second podium finish for Isuzu Truck UK technicians

For the second consecutive year, a technical team representing Isuzu Truck UK finished in the top three in Isuzu's annual World Technical Competition in Japan.


A Quadzilla quad bike

Quadzilla introduces dual purpose 4x4

Quadzilla, the quad and ATV distributor, has launched a new vehicle, the Quadzilla CForce 450S.


One of Lili's new Volvo FE trucks

Lili Waste Services turns to Volvo

Lili Waste Services has bought two Volvo FE for w6x2 rigid trucks for trade and commercial waste collection in Sheffield, Hull and Leeds.


Select shows green credentials with First ever hybrid 'New Vulture'

Reading-based Select Environmental Services, has purchased two hybrid refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba. The recycling-led waste management business, which provides services throughout the Thames Valley, has purchased a Geesinknorba GPM III and Geesinknorba's new flagship vehicle the GPM IV – known as the 'New Vulture'.


VWS' Julian Glasspole wins CIWM Award

Julian Glasspole, Managing Director of Vehicle Weighing Solutions (VWS) and Applied Weighing (AW) has been awarded the title of Industry Leader Of the Year 2015 by the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).


East Staffordshire BC takes on four Hako Citymaster 1600 sweepers

East Staffordshire Borough Council has taken delivery of four Hako Machines City Master 1600 road sweepers.


Johnston gets first Renault Trucks Euro VI sweeper chassis

Johnston Sweepers has taken delivery of the UK's first Renault Trucks sweeper-packaged Euro VIchassis.


The GSW226 tyre aimed at regulated winter markets

GT Radial targets regulated winter tyre markets

GT Radial's first specific winter-marked tyre, the GSW226, has been expanded by three new sizes to target coach operators, hauliers and gritter fleets which need to meet UK and trans-European winter road regulations.


One of Thurrock's new wheelchair minibuses

Thurrock buys five new wheelchair Mercedes minibuses

Five new wheelchair-accessible minibuses have been bought by Thurrock Council for its adult care services team.


Zurich moves up to the Reform Muli T10 X

Zurich's grounds maintenance team has replaced its 13-year-old Reform Muli transporter with the latest T10 X Hybrid Shift model.


Reform and Kiefer sign the merger deal

Reform acquires compact municipal vehicle maker Kiefer

Reform Werke, manufacturer of the Metrac, Mounty and Muli ground care machinery ranges, has acquired German company Kiefer.


Council chiefs to discuss cycling developments in Leeds

Councillors in Leeds will discuss a report on the development of cycling in the city as part of the legacy of last summer's start - or Grand Dpart - of the Tour de France.


The Mercedes Econic veicle in the Lord Mayor's Show

Mercedes-Benz Econic takes part in Lord Mayor's Show

Crowds at London's 800th Lord Mayor's Show had a glimpse of the latest cyclist and pedestrian-friendly road transport technology in the form of an 18-tonne Mercedes-Benz Econic 1830 skip-loader.


The Urban-Sweeper S2 sweeps around street furniture

New Boschung sweeper designed for modern city challenges

Boschung has developed a new sweeper to cope with smaller public spaces, increasing time pressures and heavier traffic.


Fraikin aims to double mobile service fleet by 2017

Commercial vehicle hire specialist Fraikin says it will invest more than £1 million in doubling the size of its mobile servicing fleet over the next two years.


The weighbridge installed by Kel-Berg

Kel-Berg installs weighbridge for type approval certification

Commercial trailer and bodymanufacturer Kel-Berghas installed a fixed axle weighbridge from Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) at its premises to weigh every trailer and declare the correct weight of its vehicles.


Eco Stars and Route Monkey form commercial partnership

The fleet recognition scheme Eco Stars is joining forces with Route Monkey to deliver even greater efficiency savings for transport operators.


Loxam vehicle-mounted platforms

Loxam UK expands its fleet of Versalift van-mounted platforms

Leading manufacturer of vehicle-mounted platforms Versalift has delivered 10 new ETM36-F platforms to Loxam UK with more units to be delivered before the end of the year.


BNP Paribas Rental Solutions renew contract with Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres

Grantham-based retreading company, Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres, has renewed its contract with contract hire vehicle supplier BNP Paribas Rental Solutions.


A Go Plant sweeper cleans up the Veteran Village

Go Plant cleans up DIY SOS veterans' village

Road sweeper specialist Go Plant provided its services to help BBC1's DIY SOS team clean-up after completion of the show's largest ever project.


O'Donovan Waste Disposal to sponsor CILT Public Authority Benchmarking Club

One of London's leading waste management companies O'Donovan Waste Disposal is sponsoring the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport's (CILT) Public Authority Lean Benchmarking (Palmark) Club.


Rotala orders 20 Wrightbus Streetlites

Wrightbus has sold 20 new Streetlite buses to Midlands-based bus company Rotala which operates both commercial bus and contracted services for local authorities.


Kevin Richardson announced as new Chief Executive for CILT

Kevin Richardson FCILT will be the new Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK.


New driving force in specialist vehicle supply

Two vehicle supply specialists - Advanced Minibus and KFS Special Vehicles - have merged to form a new business, called Advanced KFS Special Vehicles.


Fleets won't drop diesel without tax and legal changes, predicts Chevin

Fleets across Europe are unlikely to move away from diesel power unless major tax and legislative changes are introduced, according to Chevin Fleet Solutions.


VWS takes MP on tour of new installation centre

On-board vehicle weighing specialist company Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) has shown off its new 12,000ft installation centre in Chesterfield to local MP Toby Perkins.


Doosan acquires Ros Roca IPR and know-how

The South Korea-based multinational Doosan Enpure has acquired the intellectual property rights and know-how for the Ros Roca food waste anaerobic digestion processes.


A Co-wheels car

Co-wheels part of new Government push to promote car clubs

Public sector organisations will have the right to contract directly with selected car club providers under a brand new Government tendering framework agreement.


The new Hako street sweeper-scrubber-drier machine

New Hako Combi 400 raises the bar

The latest advance in ride-on cleaning technology is now available in the UK with the launch of a new sweeper-scrubber-drier from Hako.


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