Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

London contract for Wrightbus HEVs

19 December 2018 Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus is to provide a fleet of 28 new StreetDeck Hybrid Electric buses to a major London Operator. Tower Transit will deploy the Wrightbus StreetDeck HEV vehicles into service in the capital during the summer of 2019. Built to full TfL specification, all of the StreetDeck HEVs are […]

Cartwright and Royal Mail swap apprentices

19 December 2018 British trailer manufacturer, Cartwright Group, has been swapping apprentices with one of its biggest customers, Royal Mail, to provide greater insight into each of the individual operations. Six vehicle technician apprentices from Royal Mail Fleet had the opportunity to tour Cartwright’s factory at Altrincham, Cheshire, to find out how the trailers they […]

New innovation gives early wheel loss warning

19 December 2018 A British vehicle technology company has launched the world’s first wheel security system that detects if wheel nuts are working themselves loose whilst a vehicle is in motion. Wheely-Safe has won the backing of Michelin for its Wheel Security and Tyre Pressure Management System – Heavy Fleet, for truck, bus, coach, trailer […]

Reconditioned parts from Renault Trucks

19 December 2018 Renault Trucks is offering a range of reconditioned parts in a move that it says is also a demonstration of sustainability. The company’ ‘eXchange’ range consists of reconditioned parts, approved to specifications that meet the same reliability, safety and environmental standards as new ones. They come with a two-year warranty and are […]

Electric bus batteries reused to store solar energy

12 December 2018 Batteries from retired electric buses will be used to store solar energy via a new housing association research project in Gothenburg, Sweden. The ‘energy warehouse’ is giving electric bus batteries a second lease of life as part of a collaboration between Volvo Buses, Göteborg Energi, Riksbyggen and Johanneberg Science Park. The partners […]

Renault Trucks converts tractors into rigids

12 December 2018 Renault Trucks is to offer second-hand versions of its range-topping Range T tractor unit as custom-made rigid box trucks, converted in-house. The Range T P-Road is the latest addition to Renault’s ‘Used Trucks Factory’ range, which consists of trucks that are converted before resale at its Bourg-en-Bresse manufacturing site, France. At the […]

Everywoman awards open for entries

12 December 2018 The 2019 Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards is now open for entries, celebrating the achievements of women in business. Nominees have until February 11, 2019, to submit their entries, which are free of charge. Launched 11 years ago, Everywoman demonstrates the breadth of opportunities within the industry along with highlighting the […]

Feature: Understanding the London Bus Safety Standard

12 December 2018 In October, Transport for London (TfL) launched its new Bus Safety Standard – a commitment to safety across the capital’s public transport network, which will feature only the safest of buses, with a vision that by 2030 nobody is killed by, or on, a London Bus. With the standard, TfL has produced […]

Scania opens new multi-million pound brand centre

12 December 2018 Scania has opened a new £5.3 million brand centre in Somerset, to provide a wide range of servicing, repair and maintenance as well as new and used truck sales. The centre was opened by Sweden’s ambassador to the UK,Torbjörn Sohlström, last week, along with Scania’s UK Managing Director, Martin Hay. The three-acre […]

Volvo Trucks upgrades Euro 6 engines

12 December 2018 Volvo Trucks is to upgrade its popular D11 and D13 diesel engines – found in the FH, FM and FMX vehicles – in advance of the introduction of the Euro 6 Step D regulation. Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, said the revised engines will also reduce the trucks’ fuel consumption. “A […]