LAPV September 2018 has been published

Published:  25 September, 2018

LAPV September 2018 has been published. What can you read in this issue and how can you participate in the December issue?

What can you read in this issue?

  • News: The latest news on industry, contracts won, and new product developments.
  • Events: The lowdown on RWM and OWL Roadshow Midlands and Belfast.
  • Clifford Comments: Phil Clifford argues that inspirational memes are fine, but if fleet managers want to improve their operations, they need to be aware of the letter of the law and take their responsibilities seriously.
  • Future Fleet Awards: The second edition of the Future Fleet Awards is set to be even bigger and better. The event is taking place in the Great Hall of the Guildhall in the City of London on January 23 2019. Plus, in-depth case studies on two of last year’s winners BIFFA and Leeds City Council.
  • Grounds care: The landscape maintenance team at a housing association has reduced its grounds maintenance cycle by up to four days with the purchase of a Kubota ride-on mower.
  • Winter is coming: A flexible, long-term view of winter maintenance, and a multi-functional approach to equipment, is the answer to dealing with the increase in extreme weather conditions.
  • Health and safety in waste: Evolutions in vehicle design have a key role to play in improving health and safety in the waste sector. Andy Graves from Dennis Eagle examines the driving forces behind the latest developments and outlines the benefits offered by complete vehicle solutions.
  • Aggregate recycling: A new system from Go Plant Fleet Services is helping local authorities reduce landfill costs and meet their sustainability targets by recycling road sweepings and gully waste into aggregates.
  • Events in review: An overview of what happened at the National Refuse Championships in Weston-super-Mare and the recent Southern Municipal Exhibition in
    East Malling, Kent.
  • Vans overview: LAPV reviews the current state of the commercial van market in 2018, from the inexpensive hatchback vans to the latest in electric options.
  • Vehicle test: LAPV takes an entry-level Fiat Ducato van for a test drive.
  • Safety standards: With the introduction of London’s Direct Vision Standard, how can truck door windows help improve safety standards?
  • The move to electric vehicles: From air quality improvement to investment opportunities, the shift to electric vehicles offers real and meaningful opportunities for councils.

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What is coming up in the next issue and how can you participate?

LAPV December 2018, Deadline: November 2, 2018

Special focus:

Future Fleet Forum 2019 preview

Future Fleet Awards report

Trends and developments in waste collection equipment for 2019

Technical reports:

Highways and verge maintenance

Street cleansing operations

Construction equipment

Safety systems

Binlifts and bin weighing systems


Tyre management

Streamlining fleet management operations – software focus

Vehicle test

DEADLINE: November 2

We are open to suggestions if your topic of interest is not on the list, or should you wish to submit an article.

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To participate in this issue editorially, please contact Ann-Marie Knegt.

To advertise in this issue contact Jason Pidgeon.

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