Tuesday 16 October 2018

‘Half of NI hauliers’ could be fuelling illegal diesel ‘epidemic’

More than half of hauliers in Northern Ireland could be using cheaper, illegal diesel to fill their tanks, the Northern Ireland Assembly has been told — giving them an illegitimate advantage…

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Campaigners welcome Cameron fuel duty comments

Fuel price campaign group FairFuelUK has said recent comments by the prime minister, regarding the government’s continued intention to keep fuel duty down, mark an “historic victory” for…

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Merc boss eyes van market

Mercedes-Benz’s UK commercial vehicle managing director Michael Kamper has a simple solution to what is widely seen as a difficult market for new trucks in the coming years:…

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Volvo puts hybrid truck on open sale

Operators of Volvo’s FE hybrid truck have been able to record fuel savings of between 15 and 20 per cent on urban delivery and refuse collection applications, the…

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Palmer & Harvey has appetite for 50 new Isuzus

Wholesaler Palmer & Harvey is using a new fleet of 50 Isuzu Forward N75.150 7.5t rigid vehicles to service cafes, snack bars, garden centres, sandwich shops and pubs,…

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Healthcare provider inspired to opt for Mercs again

Eight years after its investment in a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5-tonners, private hospital group Spire Healthcare has replaced them with a like-for-like fleet, from Kidderminster Mercedes dealer Rygor Commercials. Spire…

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CMS SupaTrak telematics system helps give Palletline member the Edge

Palletline network member Edge Transport is working in partnership with telematics specialist CMS SupaTrak, in a bid to reduce fuel costs and improve fleet and driver efficiency. The…

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VOSA vows to ramp up enforcement to improve van standards

Van operators have been warned that those failing to comply with regulations will be targeted by VOSA officers, as part of a renewed focus on van operational standards….

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Cool test-runnings for Cummins Euro 6 engines

Cummins’ Euro 6 ISB engines have been undergoing cold-climate testing in Sweden and Norway, with successful results, the company says. As part of a three-year development programme, engineers…

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Synectics Mobile Systems wins Stagecoach CCTV deal

Camera equipment and telematics specialist Synectics Mobile Systems has signed a new three-year contract with bus giant Stagecoach to supply, install and maintain CCTV solutions on its 8,000-strong…

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