Falck introduces electric vehicles for patient transport

Danish health care and emergency response provider to the public sector, Falck, has adopted its first set of electric vehicles for its patient transport operations in Copenhagen.

Electra Commercial Vehicles and Mercedes-Benz produce first glider chassis

Electra Commercial Vehicles, the electric HGV manufacturer, saw the birth of its first production glider chassis made by Mercedes-Benz and its parent company Daimler in Germany to an agreed specification this August.

Biffa acquires 43 Dennis Eagle vehicles for East Sussex

A new fleet of 43 Dennis Eagle RCVs has started operations with Biffa for waste and recycling operations in East Sussex.

First 50 orders delivered as electric JCB digger enters full production

JCB has gone into full production with the construction industry’s first fully electric-mini excavator – with more than 50 machines already delivered. 

Firescape launches extinguisher to fight vehicle fires

Backed by the London Fire Brigade, Firescape has launched several new fire safety solutions, including the UK’s smallest aerosol extinguisher, suitable for all types of vehicles to combat engine or interior fires.

Equipment hire company takes on John Deere Gators

Event equipment supply company Energy Generator Hire, based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, has recently added 51 John Deere Gator 4x4 utility vehicles to its UK hire fleet, which now numbers in excess of 170 units.

BP Chargemaster rolls out ultrafast charging points across the UK

BP Chargemaster is currently rolling out ultrafast EV charging points across forecourts all over the UK.

Jaama offers fleet management solutions at Emergency Services show 2019

Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, will be exhibiting enhancements to its Key2 system at this year’s Emergency Services Show.

Impact protection vehicle for Priority TM

Traffic management specialist Priority TM has acquired its latest impact protection vehicle from Bevan Group.

Stagecoach West purchases Stertil Koni wireless mobile lifts

Stagecoach West has purchased two sets of four wireless mobile column lifts from Stertil Koni to support its workshop operations at its depots in Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

Kent County Council introduces first electric minibus

A nine-seater, wheelchair-accessible electric minibus from Renault will provide emissions-free transport for services for disabled and vulnerable people in Kent.

Clean Air Zones delayed in Leeds and Birmingham

The introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham and Leeds has been postponed because of a government delay in delivery the digital systems required to make the zones operational and enforceable, according to a joint statement from Birmingham City Council and Leeds City Council.

Geesinknorba supports Durham’s Climate Emergency Exhibition

Geesinknorba’s electric refuse collection vehicle has continued its tour of the UK with an appearance at County Durham’s first Climate Emergency Exhibition in July 2019.

First autonomous shuttle bus starts test operations in Hamburg

The first new minibus for HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) has hit the road.

Aberdeen City Council fits new tyre pressure system on its LCV fleet

Aberdeen City Council is fitting Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet across 200 new Renault light commercial vehicles (LCVs), as part of a project to ensure its fleet runs on tyres inflated to the optimum pressures

JCB for Guernsey's new £32 million waste transfer station and recycling centre

JCB has supplied a fleet of machines from its specialist waste and recycling range to a new £32 million Waste Transfer Station (WTS) and Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) on the island of Guernsey. 

Consortium secures £2m funding to develop cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles

UltraSoC announced that it has secured £2m in support from InnovateUK (the innovation agency of the UK Government), for an ambitious co-funded project that will improve the safety and security of tomorrow’s connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).

Glendun Plant stocks up with Trime X-Eco LED lights

Glendun Plant Sales, the Trime Group’s official dealer in Ireland, has added Trime X-Eco Led lighting towers to its stock.

JCB Hydradig delivered to polymer processing plant

Irish manufacturer of uPVC building products, Re-kkur, has introduced a JCB Hydradig 110W Wastemaster wheeled excavator at the in-house plastic recycling facility that it operates at its County Fermanagh site.

Forty Dennis Elite RCVs delivered to Australian waste operator

A new fleet of 40 Dennis Eagle Elite RCVs has started waste and recycling operations for United Resource Management (URM) in Sydney, Australia.

Brighton and Hove Council promotes recycling with truck graphics

Roadvert is helping a council to thank residents for their recycling efforts with a public message that will be driven past their homes.

New bank tractor mower for Somerset-based grounds care provider

Supplied by the Ilminster based Loxston Groundcare dealership, national landscaping and groundscare services provider idverde has taken delivery of a second Reform Metrac. Its recent acquisition is an H7RX, to be used primarily for highway maintenance work.

Engcon sets proprietary quick hitch as standard

Engcon is investing in operator and on-site safety and highlighting its commitment to ensuring a safe working environment for its customers by supplying its Q-Safe (QS) quick hitches now as standard.

University of Birmingham installs sound safety devices in its electric fleet

The University of Birmingham has fitted its fleet of electric vehicles with life-saving sound devices.

Exactrak Solutions helps drive winter maintenance efficiencies for BCP Council

BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council) has embraced new digital mapping and route navigation technologies to increase the efficiency of its winter maintenance service by using Exactrak’s Navtrak and Map-a-Route solutions to optimise winter maintenance route planning and route efficiencies and keep spreader drivers safe.

Scotland grows electric infrastructure

Swarco eVolt, the award-winning Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging business, has reported the success of the Dundee Fully Charged Live event for which it was a major sponsor.

Go Plant ‘hooks up’ with Boughton

Specialist fleet provider, Go Plant Fleet Services (GPFS) has just taken delivery of several CM-type hook loaders and one of the first Boughton-McNeilus Front End Loaders from Boughton Engineering.

250,000th Allison transmission is produced in Hungary

Allison Transmission’s factory at Szentgotthárd in Hungary has assembled its 250,000th fully automatic transmission this week.

See the latest response fleet at the Emergency Services Show

The Emergency Services Show returns to Hall 5 at the NEC on 18-19 September 2019 and vehicle and vehicle equipment suppliers are prominent among the more than 450 exhibitors signed up to attend.

JCB’s for Arnold Plant Hire

Arnold Plant Hire has added nearly 40 new JCB machines to the extensive fleet of machinery that it offers to the waste and recycling sectors.

Textar Expands range

Brake brand Textar, manufactured by TMD Friction, has expanded its range of brake installation and maintenance products for commercial vehicles with the launch of Hydra Tec.

New zero-turn mower enters the market

Ariens has launched its’ latest zero-turn mower, called the Zenith 60.

1,000th Driveaway truck starts at Carrier Landscapes

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Isuzu Truck UK has just delivered its 1,000th Driveaway pre-bodied vehicle to East Midlands-based Carrier Landscapes.

Skoda offers new conversion for police service

The Kodiaq vRS has now been converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces by Skoda.

Stagecoach West installs new bus lift

Having relied upon Stertil Koni heavy-duty vehicle lifts for many years, Stagecoach West recently purchased wireless mobile column lifts to support workshop operations at its depots in Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

Worcester City Council takes delivery of Swingo Compact Sweepers

Worcester City Council is employing three new Euro 6-compliant Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt to keep its city centre and tourist attractions clean.

Volkswagen launches Prisoner Transport Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a new prisoner transport van for police forces based on the Volkswagen Transporter.

LAPV Summer 2019 has been published

Available in print and digitally, LAPV is the public sector fleet management industry's leading publication and is filled with news, opinions and features on issues for fleet & plant managers in public and private contracting organisations.

Wheel loaders delivered for German recycling park

A Liebherr L 586 XPower wheel loader was recently put into operation at the Dowideit Recycling machine park in Wustermark, Germany.

Go Plant Fleet Services trials Shell GTL fuel for its sweeper fleet

A provider of specialist commercial vehicles will be trialling Gas to Liquid Shell GTL fuel for its road sweepers.

Councils demonstrate the potential for electric RCV technology

A Geesinknorba electric RCV took to the streets of Cambridge on Thursday 20 June, Clean Air Day 2019, to demonstrate the potential of electric technology for waste management fleets.

CMS SupaTrak passes audits without non-compliance areas

Telematics company, CMS SupaTrak, has been awarded ISO9001 and ISO14001 international standards after passing its audits without a single area of non-compliance. 

Biffa upgrades Econic fleet with new body variants

Biffa has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.

Drop in insurance claims for Hull City Council

Hull City Council has seen a dramatic drop in insurance claims after fitting CCTV camera systems on its RCVs.

Major order for Scot JCB

JCB is celebrating its biggest single order from equipment rental business Nixon Hire as it invests in a brand new telehandler machine fleet worth almost £14 million. 

Golden Gritter marks 50 years for UK manufacturer

Winter maintenance vehicle manufacturer Econ Engineering is celebrating the start of 50 years in business with a series of events that will see its products showcased across the UK.

Dennis Eagle to open a new service centre in Scotland

A new service centre for Dennis Eagle customers in Scotland is set to open in September as part of an ongoing investment in the Scottish waste and recycling industry.

New Multigo completes sweeper range

Aebi Schmidt has launched the new compact articulated Multigo 150 sweeper to complete its sweeper line-up for local authorities, service contractors and other users.

Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) study provides roadmap to Electric Vehicle adoption

Transport Research Laboratory has announced the results of its latest research, the Consumers, Vehicles and Energy Integration (CVEI) project, completed for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). A world first, the results reveal the ‘tipping points’ for when mainstream consumers will be likely to adopt both fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; provides compelling evidence for how the increased electricity demand from these vehicles can be managed; and reviews how the speed of transition could be accelerated with OEMs, governments and consumer forces working together.

Mobile column lift improves wash bay operations

Denbighshire County Council has purchased a second Stertil Koni Mobile Column Lift to support a new wash bay facility at its Kinmel Park depot in Bodelwyddan.

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