Tuesday 22 January 2019

Supreme Court air quality ruling may impact on fleet operators

The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled that the government has failed to meet its obligations under the European Air Quality Directive to reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide…

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New xlite wheels make Truckfest debut

Motor Wheel Service Distribution (MWSD) will give its two new xlite super single forged aluminium wheels their show debut on stand A28 at Truckfest Peterborough. The company claims…

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MPs recommend HGV access restrictions to drive cyclist safety

A group of MPs has recommended a variety of measures in order to drive up safety standards for cyclists on Britain’s roads, including access restrictions for HGVs at busy times in urban areas….

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IRTE reports CV Show success as visitor numbers rise

Visitor numbers to the Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the NEC in April, were up by nearly 12 per cent on the 2012 event, to over 18,000 over…

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EC plans to relax truck design rules while clamping down on overloading

The European Commission has published new proposals which would relax current restrictions on heavy goods vehicle design, in a bid to reduce fuel consumption and save the lives…

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30 years in business for Scania dealer Keltruck

Scania dealer Keltruck Ltd celebrated thirty years in business this month with a special anniversary event, held last Friday at its West Bromwich headquarters (pictured). The dealer, which operates…

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Synthetic diesel could be produced by bacteria

Diesel refined from crude oil could be replaced or augmented by a near-identical fuel produced by genetically-modified E. coli bacteria, according to an article in the Proceedings of…

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Drivers to be enrolled as crash ‘first responders’

Operators are being invited to enrol selected drivers for training as road accident ‘first responders’ by a former trade union boss. David Higginbottom, former general secretary of the…

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New DAF XF now available in Low Deck form

DAF has launched a version of its Euro 6 XF tractor suited to operation with trailers of three-metre internal height, while enabling compliance with continental height limits. The…

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New van fleet lifts Stertil’s service offering

Vehicle lifting specialist Stertil Koni has invested in a fleet of Ford Transit 350 MWB service vans, which it says will increase safety for its engineers, whilst assisting…

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