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MAN opens new dealership

18 December 2019 MAN Truck and Bus UK has opened a new state-of-the-art dealership in Gateshead. The new facility, which occupies a prominent 3.3 acre site on the Team Valley Trading Estate, has been built as part of a £20 million investment in the brand’s UK dealer network. Purpose-built from the ground up and situated […]

Bibby makes tasty addition to Mars Wrigley fleet

18 December 2019 Bibby Distribution has secured a new long-term partnership with confectioner Mars Wrigley after making a multi-million pound investment in 12 of the most advanced ISO-tanks ever used in the UK for bulk liquid chocolate transport. The tankers, which are fitted with a live tracking and monitoring system, provide continuous updates to Bibby […]

New survey for HGV operators

18 December 2019 The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is appealing for HGV operators across the UK to take part in a new survey. The survey is being conducted by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) as part of its work on a new Ultra-Low Emissions Truck (ULET) standard. It seeks to establish what proportion of […]

Rally-inspired Transit Custom gets off the mark

11 December 2019 The Wales-based converter behind some of the sportiest versions of the Ford Transit Custom has launched its latest model. MS-RT’s latest offering – the R185 limited edition – draws on styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team. In all, 40 examples of the QVM-approved model will be produced at the […]

IVECO and Nikola unveil first truck collaboration

11 December 2019 The first images of the eagerly-anticipated Nikola TRE have been released. The truck is the first vehicle to result from the joint venture between CNH Industrial, parent company of IVECO, and Nikola, the US-based electric powertrain specialist. The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched last July and integrates […]

FEATURE: Growing demand for bus electrification draws major investment

11 December 2019 The drive towards greater electrification of the world’s public transport seems to gather pace by the day. Barely a week goes by without another town, city or municipality somewhere in the world renewing their fleet to electric or alternatively fuelled buses. And it’s with this booming worldwide market in mind that UK-based […]

ACEA calls for radical policy reforms

11 December 2019 The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has said the transition to carbon-neutral and zero emission freight transport cannot happen without radical policy changes by the European Union and the governments of all member states. Speaking on the occasion of the COP25 UN climate conference, the organisation’s Commercial Vehicle Board – made up […]

Bike-friendly buses enter service

11 December 2019 Borders Buses has taken delivery of new buses designed to encourage greater use of bicycles. The 10 Enviro200 single deckers, built by Alexander Dennis, each incorporates two on-board bike racks and a top-end specification that includes wood effect flooring, leather seats, USB charging points, audio and visual passenger information systems, mobile phone […]

Daimler begins 3D printing of parts

11 December 2019 Daimler Buses is taking an innovative approach to spare parts…producing them directly from a 3D printer. The new system, which will see top quality parts manufactured and customised to meet customer requirements, will mean parts are available more quickly. Using 3D printing, Daimler’s bus division can quickly, flexibly, economically and environmentally responsibly […]