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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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Vehicle weighing company Weightru bought by new partnership

The vehicle weighing specialist Weightru Ltd has been bought by a newly formed partnership and will be independently run with the financial and technical backing of MWS Ltd.

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International sales help CDEnviro climb Sunday Times list

CDEnviro’s international sales growth in 2016 has helped it jump five places to 11th in the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Export Track 100, published on 26 February 2017.

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Robin Proctor to be CILT's next UK President

Robin Proctor is to become the next President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK.

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Transpoco appoints VQS for UK black box installations

Transpoco has appointed Vehicle Quality Solutions (VQS) to install black box telematics technology for its UK customers.

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A-Plant gets FORS Champion status

One of the UK’s largest plant, tool and equipment hire companies, A-Plant, has taken on a new role with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme by becoming a FORS Champion.

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Industry partners launch live compliance system Get Connected

Three leading vehicle and driver compliance specialists have launched a joint initiative that gives real-time visibility of all compliance issues on a single dashboard.

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Doosan launches new DX10Z mini-excavator

A new zero tail swing (ZTS) mini-excavator – the DX10Z– has been launched by Doosan.

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Forth Resource Management buys Volvo loading shovels

A new 12 tonne Volvo L90H loading shovel with a 3.0m³ quick attachment mounted Hi-Tip bucket and top clamp has been bought by Forth Resource Management (FRM) for its Todhills composting site on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

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Simon Richard appointed as agents for Woods rotary cutters

Hawick-based Simon Richard has been appointed as UK Agents for the Woods rotary cutter range.

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Somerford Equipment to show off new multi-purpose vehicle at CV show

Road marking vehicle specialist Somerford Equipment, is making its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham from 25-27 April 2017. The company is the first manufacturer of this kind of vehicle and equipment to appear at this event.

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Merc to offer world’s first heavy-duty electric truck this year

The world’s first heavy-duty electric truck – the Urban eTruck – will be delivered by Mercedes-Benz Trucks to the first customers this year.

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Volvo loading shovel bought by William Tracey

A new Volvo L90H loading shovel has been delivered to William Tracey to handle waste wood at the company’s Linwood recycling facility in Glasgow.

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RWM 2017 will bring related events closer together

The RWM 2017 exhibition will be held from 12-14 September at the NEC in Birmingham in a combined format with related energy, and water events.

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Fuel Card Services claims CO2 saving milestone

A green initiative has helped protect around 260 acres of Peruvian rainforest which locks up as much as one million tonnes of CO2 in trees, says Fuel Card Services.

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Edinburgh fits more Sentinel Systems safety kit

Vehicle safety specialist Sentinel Systems has installed safety cameras, recording devices and cycle awareness systems onto the City of Edinburgh Council vehicles.

South Staffs to sell ad space on RCVs

A new revenue stream is being adopted by South Staffordshire District Council – selling advertising space on its refuse trucks.

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Chepstow Plant International expands fleet and staff

Family-run Chepstow Plant International has acquired a 100-strong fleet of Volvo machinery and taken on new staff with the support of a multi-million pound asset finance facility from HSBC.

Clocs prepares for 2017 exhibition

The sixth Construction Logistics and Community Safety (Clocs) exhibition will be held at ExCeL in London on Tuesday 14 March 2017.

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DPD fits Stertil Koni vehicle lifts at ‘superhub’

Parcel delivery group DPD has installed four Stertil Koni four-post vehicle lifts at its £100m sortation and distribution centre at Logix Park in Hinckley.

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Freeway Fleet Systems launches fleet maintenance analytics software

Cost analysis software allowing operators to analyse the productivity and efficiency of the fleet, depot, staff and suppliers, has been launched by Freeway Fleet Systems.

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Brigade offers finance scheme or safety equipment

Brigade Electronics has launched a finance scheme to help fleet operators struggling with the economic burden of vehicle safety devices required for site specifications and tenders.

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Chorley chooses Spedian vehicle graphics for council campaigns

Chorley Council is encouraging people to keep streets clean and visit the town’s attractions by using Spedian reusable vehicle graphics.

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Safer driving guide launched by Licence Bureau

A guide to safer driving has been launched by Licence Bureau, with the charity Brake, to highlight typical driver distractions.

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Ulemco wins Government funding for hydrogen fuel trial

Ulemco has been awarded £1.3 million Government funding to trial a range of commercial vehicles with hydrogen dual-fuel technology.

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The National Refuse Championships return for charity

Fun and fundraising will be the order of the day when the National Refuse Championships returns after a gap of 22 years.

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CTS buys two Dennis Eagle RCVs

Municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services (CTS) has bought two new DAF CF 6x2 rear-steer RCVs with Dennis Eagle trade waste bodies.

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Andrea Leadsom MP vsits new CTS depot

Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire company Collett Transport Services’ (CTS) has come to the attention of Government minister Andrea Leadsom who visited its new depot in Brackley in her South Northamptonshire consituency. 

The Recycling Partnership buys two Reditrucks

Crawley-based commercial waste and recycling company The Recycling Partnership has bought two new refuse collection vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS).

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Rochdale fits Schmidt’s Autologic system for smart gritters

Gritters at Rochdale Borough Council have been better prepared than ever to tackle ice, sleet and snow this winter after the council became the first in Greater Manchester to adopt Schmidt’s Autologic system, the very latest in automatic gritting technology.

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Long-service awards for Stertil staff

A group of 14 employees has achieved 300 years working for Stertil UK. Managing director, Martin Paynter, presented long service awards to them at the company’s headquarters in Northampton, recognising their hard work, loyalty and commitment.

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Vredestein tyres move into UK fleet market

Tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein plans to move into the UK fleet tyre market this year with its Vredestein brand.

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BTE Plant Sales extends Kubota partnership into West Midlands

BTE Plant Sales has strengthened its relationship with Kubota, with the dealer now selling the manufacturer’s machines in the West Midlands, expanding beyond its existing territories of Lancashire, Leicestershire and South Yorkshire.

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GAP Hire Solutions buys truck cranes from Penny Hydraulics

Lifting equipment manufacturer Penny Hydraulics has been selected to supply truck cranes to GAP Hire Solutions.

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Kubota to unveil mini-excavator at EHS 2017

Compact construction equipment specialist Kubota will be unveiling its new KX mini-excavator at this year’s Executive Hire Show (EHS 2017) at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

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Eight van-mounted platforms bought by Access Hire Nationwide

Eight van-mounted platforms have been bought by vehicle mounted hire company Access Hire Nationwide from Versalift UK.

£20m low-emissions freight development winners announced

Beneficiaries of a £20 million programme to help cut emissions by freight transport vehicles have been announced by the Government.

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Newcastle opts for Somerford screed vehicle

A new screed vehicle for road marking has been bought by Newcastle City Council from Somerford Equipment.

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Sentinel Systems gets FORS accreditation

Sentinel Systems has become a FORS accredited supplier for its full range of advanced vehicle camera and sensor systems.

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Gap snaps up Trime X ECO Lighting Towers

The Gap Group says it has bought 130 new X ECO Lighting Towers from Trime that had been ordered by Hewden before it went into administration in November 2016.

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