Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

MAN Truck & Bus wins £53m MoD deal

30 October 2018 The Ministry of Defence has signed a £53 million deal with MAN Truck & Bus UK for the modernisation of its logistics fleet. Delivering a new pallet and container loading system, MAN will supply and integrate almost 400 retrofit kits for the enhanced pallet loading system (EPLS) on the MoD’s HX trucks […]

Transdek to reveal Urban Double Decker trailer

30 October 2018 Trailer manufacturer Transdek UK will launch its new Urban Double Deck (UDD) trailer at the forthcoming Freight in the City Expo, which takes place in London next week (November 6). Thanks to its low floor and double deck layout, Transdek say the new trailer can carry twice the load of a conventional […]

Cartwright creates bespoke polytunnel trailers

30 October 2018 A British trailer manufacturer has created a bespoke trailer designed for carrying fragile PVC-clad structures such as polytunnels, many of which need to be delivered to remote rural areas. NP Structures, a Lancashire-based supplier of horticultural and industrial PVC structures, worked in conjunction with trailer and body manufacturer, Cartwright, to create a […]

Mercedes-Benz Vans’ sales programme wins accolade

31 October 2018 Mercedes-Benz Vans has picked up an award for its Van Talent Development Programme, which trains staff to work in its dedicated LCV dealerships. The company won Sales Development Programme of the year at the Institute of Sales Management BESMA Awards last week.The award recognises an organisation or partnership programme that has been […]

CV manufacturing up in September as home demand boosts output

25 October 2018 UK CV production increases 14.9% in September, with output reaching 8,281 units. Home demand drives growth, up 62.0%, while exports decline -13.5%. Year-to-date production stable, with 60,759 vans, trucks and buses produced so far this year. UK commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing increased by almost 15.0% in September 2018, according to figures published […]

DPD launches electric last-mile delivery hub

25 October 2018 Parcel delivery company DPD has opened a new fully electric last-mile delivery depot in Westminster, London. The 5,000-square metre site can handle 2,000 parcels per day and is the first of eight depots planned by the parcel giant across the capital. A second will open in Shoreditch next month and additional sites […]

ADL introduces rear-view cameras for buses

25 October 2018 Scottish bus maker Alexander-Dennis Ltd (ADL) has introduced new rear-view camera technology to replace traditional mirrors on its Enviro series of single and double-decker buses. The new Enviro buses can be specified with optional high-definition digital cameras and interior displays – supplied by aftermarket company Vison Systems – instead of traditional mirrors. […]

Feature: The industry in which autonomy is proving a success

25 October 2018 While fully autonomous vehicles on our roads are a few years away, one industry is currently celebrating a decade of using driverless vehicles, which could be seen as a promising milestone for the future of artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology. In the mining industry, Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has been used in […]

IVECO Carries out long-distance LNG tests

25 October 2018 An IVECO Stralis NP 460hp truck from the UK has completed what is believed to be the longest ever road journey on a single fill of Liquefied Natural Gas. Setting off from London, the Stralis NP 4×2 tractor unit pulled a tri-axle box van trailer, running at a gross vehicle weight of […]

Scania and National Express trial biofuel in intercity coaches

25 October 2018 Coach operator Lucketts Travel, which runs the National Express franchise between Portsmouth and London, has completed a three-month trial of biofuel-powered buses in conjunction with manufacturer Scania. Believed to be the first UK trial of its kind, seven coaches were fuelled with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and compared with seven diesel-powered vehicles, […]