Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

Citroën cuts Berlingo fuel use and emissions

From October production, Citroën says its Euro 4, 75 and 90 hp diesels in Berlingo panel vans will deliver 1.7% better fuel use and emissions.  “These latest changes, which are being introduced without any cost penalty, will ensure that the Berlingo maintains its position as one of the UK’s best-selling small vans,” says Robert Handyside, […]

Growing interest in short range electric power

Oldham-based ePower Trucks says growing awareness of new electric vans is driving interest in lower cost options.  The firm has near record sales for its Alke electric, road-legal utility trucks.  These traditionally found use in landscaping and estates management but ePower Trucks is now selling them for urban collection and delivery work.  The vehicles deliver […]

More Scanias for KB Event

Nottingham-based KB Event Ltd just got seven new Scania trucks in a partial fleet renewal deal, won by Keltruck.  Five R series add to the firm’s fleet and two G series trucks, with 26ft box bodies and fitted with tail lifts, replace older waggons.  All seven are on five year Support Programmes, with full repair […]

Eight Tempos for Transdev’s East Lancs route

Transdev Blazefield subsidiary Lancashire United Transport just got eight Optare 12m Tempo heavy-duty single-decker buses.  These will work on the firm’s 225 route between Bolton and Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley, East Lancashire.  Each bus has 49 black leather Esteban seats, double glazing for the passenger compartment, Denso air conditioning for the driver and a […]

European heavy trailer demand rising

Trailer specialist Gary Beecroft of consultants Clear says Western European trailer markets fell 51% last year but he expects a 16% rebound this year.  This is in spite the first half on 2010 running at 8% below 2009’s figure.  Beecroft’s optimism was widely borne out by trailer and truck makers at the Hannover IAA last […]

Bullwell moves

Trailer repair and maintenance firm Bullwell Trailer Solutions Ltd, has moved from Tamworth to new a new, two acre HQ in Lichfield.  The firm, which employs 81 people says the move follows “sustained growth and expansion” in both its operations and service capability, with up from £3.5m in 2007 to a projected £5.5m by its […]

Hybrid retrofit from Ashwoods

Ashwoods Automotive says its hybrid drive unit can be retrofitted to most Ford Transit vans in less than four hours.  The firm says its system typically cuts fuel use by between 25 and 25%, depending on the job.  It says this gives operators an opportunity to make “significant” cuts in fuel costs and so CO2 […]

Cartwright wins Asda home-delivery van deal

Manchester-based trailer maker and bodybuilder just won an order to body 50 automatic Iveco Daily 3.5 tonners for Wal-Mart’s UK subsidiary Asda.  The supermarket will use the new light trucks for home delivery work.  Each can carry 105 tote boxes with chilled, frozen and ambient produce.  The deal is Cartwright’s first move into the rapidly […]

NYK starts LCL run between Europe and China

NYK Logistics North Continent just launched a weekly, less-than-container-load (LCL) service between Hong Kong and Rotterdam.  This includes onward distribution available throughout Europe and China.  The service uses direct sailings run by Double Wing Express to cut shipping times and offers a factory pick-up to final delivery deal.  Real-time track-and-trace can monitor the container’s progress […]

New truck racing video game from Renault

Renault Trucks has a new version of its popular Truck Racing video game.  Developed with MKR-Technology, the game has new 100mph, 1,100hp trucks, new circuits, new driving sensations and an online, multiplayer format.  Renault expects the new version will beat the first’s 620,000 downloads.  The new game is also free to download at www.renault-trucks.com/truckracing.  A […]