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13 - 15 APRIL 2021 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK

Energy supplier joins real-world trial of LEVC van

Date posted: July 29, 2020

Energy retailer Octopus has joined a raft of partners taking part in real-world trials of

 

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Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards reveals shortlist

Date posted: July 29, 2020

An awards event celebrating the outstanding achievement by women in the transport sector has announced

 

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British start-up reveals new electrically assisted pedal van

Date posted: July 29, 2020

British-based start-up Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has unveiled a new electrically assisted pedal van called

 

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Member Profile – Paneltex

Date posted: July 23, 2020

Paneltex is a commercial vehicle body builder and conversion company, formed in 1991. Today we

 

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Low emissions future for commercial vehicles

Date posted: July 23, 2020

Last week I mentioned that the Automotive Council is updating its technology roadmaps with SMMT

 

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Bring-your-own-steering-wheel concept for bus drivers could become a reality post-COVID-19

Date posted: July 23, 2020

A British company at the forefront of the design and manufacture of steering systems for

 

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Northern bus company trials fully electric single-decker

Date posted: July 23, 2020

Go North East – the regional bus operator serving Newcastle and Gateshead – is stepping

 

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Surge in demand sees DPD increase truck order

Date posted: July 23, 2020

The rise in demand for home deliveries since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has

 

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Hovis drivers win excellence award

Date posted: July 23, 2020

Bakery giant Hovis has won the Microlise Driver Excellence Award for 2020 following detailed analysis

 

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Revising the roadmap for vehicle development

Date posted: July 16, 2020

I didn’t think it was possible but it’s getting even busier here at SMMT. This

 

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Survey reveals HGV drivers are satisfied with motorway services but still want better value for money

Date posted: July 16, 2020

In recent years the UK’s network of motorway service areas (MSAs) has transformed, with the

 

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TfL reintroduces revenue collection following bus cab safety improvements.

Date posted: July 16, 2020

All London buses are once again taking payments for fares, after new measures designed to

 

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Highways England and Loughborough University launch £1m connected and autonomous motorways research project

Date posted: July 16, 2020

A new £1 million project has been launched to ensure the nation’s motorways can accommodate

 

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Electrification hots up with UK’s biggest ever electric van order

Date posted: July 16, 2020

The electrification of UK’s commercial vehicle fleets appears to be gathering pace as British Gas

 

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Member profile – Bridgestone

Date posted: July 16, 2020

Tell us a bit about your business. When were you founded, where are you based and

 

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Coaches crucial for tourism sector recovery

Date posted: July 9, 2020

Yesterday’s announcements to safeguard jobs and encourage consumer spending in some parts of the economy

 

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Member Profile – Cenex

Date posted: July 9, 2020

Tell us a bit about your business. When were you founded, where are you based

 

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Smart camera company innovates to help businesses get back up and running

Date posted: July 9, 2020

A British technology company that specialises in smart vehicle safety systems is launching a suite

 

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Boschung aims to clean up with autonomous street sweeper

Date posted: July 9, 2020

Swiss manufacturer Boschung has launched and fully autonomous urban street sweeper. The company’s Urban-Sweeper S2.0

 

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Michelin speeds up guarantee claims

Date posted: July 9, 2020

Tyre manufacturer Michelin says it received just 769 eligible claims from almost 120,000 entitled truck

 

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Demand-responsive minibus service launched in Watford

Date posted: July 9, 2020

A new demand-responsive minibus service, where customers can book in advance from the comfort of

 

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Transport For London Freight Survey

Date posted: July 2, 2020

SMMT has relationships with many key local authorities: due to its size and influence, Transport

 

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Member Profile – Drive System Design

Date posted: July 2, 2020

Tell us a bit about your business. When were you founded, where are you based

 

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The future of road passenger transport

Date posted: July 2, 2020

This week we received welcome confirmation of government’s commitment to fast track funding for 4,000

 

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Supersized biomethane filling station opens its doors as fleets turn to low-carbon alternatives

Date posted: July 2, 2020

A new biomethane refuelling station in Warrington is now open, signalling a possible sea-change towards

 

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Mercedes-Benz electric articulated eCitaro G bus set for 2020 deliveries

Date posted: July 2, 2020

Mercedes-Benz has announced that deliveries of its first fully electric articulated bus, the eCitaro G,

 

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Land Rover Defender ‘Hard Top’ name makes a comeback with commercial models

Date posted: July 2, 2020

Land Rover’s legendary Defender Hard Top name will be making its return with the new

 

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Electric Volta Zero truck set for real-world trial with cargo and mail company

Date posted: July 2, 2020

Volta Trucks’ first purpose-built full-electric large freight distribution vehicle – Volta Zero – has been

 

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News dates for Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM events

Date posted: June 25, 2020

The annual Low Carbon Vehicle and Connected Automated Mobility shows will now be held on

 

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Q&A David Beer, Senior Manager at Transport Focus

Date posted: June 25, 2020

Q&A David Beer, Senior Manager at Transport Focus Transport Focus is a watchdog that carries

 

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New Arrival aims to shake-up bus market

Date posted: June 25, 2020

Billion-dollar British automotive start-up Arrival has revealed a series of images showcasing its plans for

 

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Leeds expands EV fleet

Date posted: June 25, 2020

Leeds City Council has launched a new scheme to encourage businesses to switch to ultra-low

 

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DAF introduces advanced autonomous braking as standard

Date posted: June 25, 2020

DAF Trucks has introduced an improved autonomous emergency braking system as standard across its range

 

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Alexander Dennis appoints new CEO

Date posted: June 18, 2020

Alexander Dennis has announced that Paul Davies will take over as its President and Managing

 

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Two separate ventures for development of hydrogen-powered and fuel cell trucks announced

Date posted: June 11, 2020

This week two major developments were announced that will enable a greener future for heavy

 

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Q&A with Thomas Hilse, Brand President Iveco

Date posted: June 11, 2020

How are you tackling the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis? The most important factor

 

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New engine and chassis revisions for refreshed Toyota Hilux

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Toyota has revealed its updated Hilux pickup, which features a new look, revised chassis and

 

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Goodyear launches tracker app designed to reduce downtime

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Goodyear has launched a tracker app to help fleets to accurately measure the condition of

 

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First Bus announces app update to live-track bus capacity

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Bus operator First Bus has updated its app so passengers can check if the bus

The post First Bus announces app update to live-track bus capacity appeared first on SMMT.

 

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Fiat unveils electric Ducato van

Date posted: June 11, 2020

Fiat has revealed its all-electric-Ducato van due to go on sale in autumn. The e-Ducato is

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Safe working practices crucial as manufacturing plants reopen

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 As lockdown measures across the world begin to ease and global markets re-open, we are starting to see operations at some of our bigger manufacturing plants get back into action. On Monday, PSA’s Luton plant will begin van production, as will Ford’s engine factories, while several car plants are also making a […]
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Logan leads the way with hydrogen

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 Edinburgh-based company Logan Energy has been selected as a key supplier for a green hydrogen project that will power double decker fuel cell buses in Belfast. We talk to its CEO, Bill Ireland, about the task his company faces and the future for hydrogen in the public transport and CV sectors. Tell […]
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Motor Transport Fleet Truck Award shortlist announced

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 The shortlist for the 2020 Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year has been revealed, with the line-up comprising the DAF XF, Mercedes-Benz Actros, Scania R-series and the Volvo FH. The shortlist was chosen by a panel of fleet operators based on online presentations by all the major manufacturers of 6×2 tractor […]
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Nissan launches new all-electric e-NV200 XL Voltia van

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 Nissan has revealed a larger version of its all-electric e-NV200 panel van called the e-NV200XL. The new, upsized model is a collaboration between Nissan and European engineering firm Voltia and is due to go on sale in the UK later this year. It’s powered by the same electric drivetrain as the standard […]
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New head for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 Cian O’Brien has been appointed to director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK, taking over from Carl zu Dohna. His predecessor left the brand last week to take on the role of chief commercial officer at Volkswagen Financial Services. O’Brien will join the brand from his current role as executive vice president and […]
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Fleet Source steps-up to support fleet operators during and post the COVID-19 crisis

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 An independent survey commissioned by driver training company Fleet Source highlighted that fleet operators fear a supply crisis on driver CPC training in the wake of COVID-19, but believe that distance learning could offer a vital industry solution during the crisis, as well as for the future. Commercial fleet companies across the […]
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Renault delivers for Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 Renault UK has delivered its latest batch of Renault Master ambulances during the COVID-19 pandemic to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST). The 33 Renault Masters were in conversion at Wilker in Sandbach, Cheshire, which is one of almost 40 approved converters that were included in the Renault Pro+ Tailor Made […]
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Member Profile – Quick Release

Date posted: May 15, 2020
14 May 2020 Tell us a bit about your business: when were you founded, where are you based and how many people do you employ? Starting out as contractors, Rob Ferrone joined forces with Adam Grant to launch Quick Release (QR_) in 2003. Rob describes them as ‘two Excel types who saw a gap in […]
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Forming a plan for whole sector restart

Date posted: May 1, 2020
30 April 2020 Although the foundations of the commercial vehicle sector are strong, this week’s production figures for March illustrate just how hard manufacturers have been hit by the pandemic and factory shutdowns. While many businesses have stayed open to ensure continued production of parts so that essential vehicles can stay on the roads, we […]
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Commercial vehicle production down -41.8% as coronavirus takes toll on UK manufacturing

Date posted: May 1, 2020
30 April 2020 British commercial vehicle output falls -41.8% in March, as coronavirus lockdown measures cause plant closures nationwide.1 Production falls for both domestic and overseas markets, down -43.4% and -40.6% respectively. £82 billion auto manufacturing sector calls on government to support safe and sustainable restart to drive UK economic recovery. New SMMT survey reveals […]
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