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Murphy Plant strengthens fleet with major Crafter order

26 March 2020 Murphy Plant, a leading supplier of plant, transport and equipment in the UK, has grown its fleet to more than 1,000 vans nationwide. The company passed the landmark with the delivery of 134 Volkswagen Crafters, all supplied by Alan Day Volkswagen Van Centre and featuring bespoke conversions including new racking systems designed […]

EAV signs agreement with Finnish engineering company

26 March 2020 Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) says development of its Urban Lightweight Commercial Vehicles will move to the next level with the signing of a new agreement with a leading Finnish eBike hardware and software engineering company. Under the deal, Revonte will provide EAV with technology including a fully integrated stepless transmission for its […]

Taiwanese city green lights autonomous buses

26 March 2020 A Taiwanese city has teamed up with LILEE Systems, a specialist in self-driving technologies and system integrations, to launch a revenue-generating autonomous bus programme. Starting later this year, the scheme will see self-driving buses operating in two business areas of Tainan, one of Taiwan’s biggest cities. If all goes well, the city […]

Member Profile: FuelDefend Global

26 March 2020 Tell us a bit about your business? When were you founded, where are you based and how many people do you employ? FuelDefend Global Ltd (FDG) started life as TruckProtect Ltd on 2005 and changed name as our products moved into sectors beyond trucks. The company was started by Russell Fowler, following […]

COVID-19 response and the road ahead

19 March 2020 In response to the swiftly unfolding COVID-19 situation, SMMT has this week moved to working remotely, following government advice in practicing social distancing. The wellbeing of our members, associates and employees remains our utmost priority, as well as ensuring business continuity and securing critical support for all UK automotive companies and their […]

A driver’s perspective: The view from inside the cab

19 March 2020 This week, TNB caught up with Mark Field, a long-serving driver for Bibby Distribution, and the current holder of the prestigious Microlise Driver of the Year title. Name, age and hometown Mark Field, 48, from Kempston in Bedfordshire. How long have you been driving professionally? I passed my Class 1 and 2 […]

UPS begins autonomous electric vehicle trials at London hub

19 March 2020 Delivery giant UPS has begun the testing of electric autonomous vehicles at its advanced technology hub in London. The company is exploring the sustainability and durability of the Gaussin ‘shifter’ vehicles for moving semi-trailers and containers around the facility. During the initial phase of the test, UPS will operate the vehicles with […]