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Chevin to support DVSA's new Earned Recognition scheme

The number of roadside vehicle checks by DVSA is to be reduced by expanding the scope of existing software developed by Chevin Fleet Solutions.

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Essential Fleet Services acquires Go Plant

Specialist vehicle contract hire business Essential Fleet Services Limited has acquired industry peer Go Plant Limited for an undisclosed sum, to create one of the UK’s largest providers of specialist and commercial vehicles.

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McCarthy Marland buys Doosan excavators and loader

Waste and recycling company McCarthy Marland has bought two new Doosan excavators and a wheel loader for the company’s materials recycling facility (MRF) in Bristol.

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Behr Hella Service gets exclusive European sales role for Sanden

Behr Hella Service has become the exclusive sales partner for Sanden in the Independent European Aftermarket.

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RWM 2017 introduces visitor trails

Visitor discovery trails are being introduced to RWM 2017 which takes place from 12 to 14 September at the NEC Birmingham and boasts a host of new and revamped features.

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Serco trials Reaclear reversing aid

Serco is equipping three vehicles with Reaclear, the reversing aid designed developed by Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS), to put the device through its paces.

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FORS Professional launches collision management training

FORS Professional training has launched two one-day courses for FORS accredited operators looking for collision management training

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Consultants predict CV aftermarket growth and competition

The share of four to seven-year-old coomercial vehicles (CVs) on our roads is forecast to rise from 17% in 2016 to 21% in 2025, opening up opportunities for CV aftermarket products and services, according to business consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

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Pay-by-weight a success for Norse Waste Solutions

Since installing bin-weighing equipment to its fleet of trade waste refuse vehicles operating across Norfolk, Norse Waste Solutions has streamlined its operations and saved money by identifying ‘heavy throw’ customers.

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Spelthorne gets new fleet from SFS

A new fleet of 17 refuse collection vehicles and sweepers has been delivered to Spelthorne Borough Council by Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

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RVS awarded ISO 9001

Refuse vehicle services provider RVS has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification.

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Isotrak acquires VeriLocation

The telematics and fleet management provider Isotrak has acquired UK fleet management technology business VeriLocation.

Chargemaster sponsorship for LCV2017

Chargemaster will be the charge point sponsor of the 10th annual Low Carbon Vehicle Event Cenex LCV2017 at Millbrook on 6–7 September.

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Kinshofer launches NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3

Excavator attachment specialist Kinshofer has launched the NOX-Tiltrotator Series 3 at the largest working construction equipment exhibition, Plantworx 2017.

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Sentinel Systems provides safety kit to Wastesavers

Recycling service provider Wastesavers has used Sentinel Systems to improve the safety of its recycling vehicles in Newport, South Wales.

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Changes for Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017

Exhibitors in the Handling and Logistics zone at RWM 2017 are set to benefit from a bigger, better and more collaborative event. 

Flintec launces onboard vehicle weight indicator

Force and weight monitoring company Flintec has announced the release of the touch-screen, FT-30M onboard vehicle weight indicator.

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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