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18 – 20 APRIL 2023 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK

The Commercial Vehicle Show - logo image
18 - 20 APRIL 2023 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK

NHS and local authorities begin electric truck trial with DAF

Date posted: May 12, 2022

In a £10m pilot scheme funded by the government, 20 DAF LF Electric trucks have entered service with the NHS and local authorities. NHS Supply Chain will operate eight LF Electric rigids with refrigerated bodies at several locations across the

 

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Five minutes with James Drake-Lee, Director of Marketing & Communications, LEVC.

Date posted: May 5, 2022

Why is the CV Show important to you? The CV Show is a real opportunity for London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) as it brings together van and commercial vehicle customers with manufacturers under one roof. The event presents us with

 

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Digital decision: how transport firms are moving away from paper-based systems

Date posted: May 5, 2022

Digital workshop management systems are becoming an essential tool as more hauliers see their benefits of saving time on invoicing, simplifying older processes and replacing paper-based systems. And these improvements have only became more crucial during and since the pandemic,

 

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Forest Green Rovers FC gets first electric minibus

Date posted: May 5, 2022

EFL League Two football club Forest Green Rovers has acquired its first all-electric team minibus, a Renault Trucks Master E-Tech, in the latest of a string of successes on and off the pitch. The new 14-seat L2H2 MWB, painted in

 

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Wrightbus appoints European chief

Date posted: May 5, 2022

Ballymena bus manufacturer Wrightbus has appointed a new European Chief Commercial Officer as it looks to expand across Germany, Italy, France, Spain and beyond. Jean-Luc Deflandre brings more than 15 years of experience working in the European electric and hydrogen

 

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Volvo winter trucks worth their salt for South West England council

Date posted: May 5, 2022

South Gloucestershire Council is preparing for the colder months ahead with nine new Volvo FMXs gritting trucks and snow ploughs. The seven FMX 330 6×4 units and two FMX 330 4×4 rigids, join the local authority’s fleet of 45 HGVs,

 

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Manchester haulier expands Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil-fuelled fleet

Date posted: April 28, 2022

A Manchester logistics company has taken delivery of its first of six New Generation DAF trucks that are fuelled, like the rest of its 22-strong fleet, with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. JSP Hauliers’s new XG+ 530 FTG is the latest step

 

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Automated Enviro200 buses begin on-route testing in Scotland

Date posted: April 28, 2022

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is carrying out live tests of its automated Enviro200 bus in Scotland ahead of passenger services planned later in the year. Bus operator Stagecoach will be conducting on-road testing of the next-generation transport vehicle over the

 

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McLaughlan keeps cool with sustainability drive in 70-strong fleet

Date posted: April 28, 2022

Perth’s McLaughlan Transport is continuing to improve the sustainability of its temperature-controlled trailer fleet with three new fuel-saving Carrier Transicold units. The Vector HE 19 refrigeration systems join McLaughlan’s fleet of 70 temperature-controlled trailers – delivering a range of items

 

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Here comes the sun: the rising use of solar power for commercial vehicles

Date posted: April 28, 2022

Solar panels mounted on trucks, vans and trailers are showing potential for operators looking to squeeze efficiencies from their vehicles and gain power from them with cleaner electricity. Some companies with an eye on saving money and cutting emissions are

 

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Five minutes with Murray Ellis, CV Show Director

Date posted: April 28, 2022

What are the big draws for visitors at this year’s Show? Exhibitors! The Commercial Vehicle Show is renowned for consistently attracting a broad range of vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and innovators with the latest products, services and technology solutions. The 2022

 

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Vue

Date posted: April 21, 2022

Stagecoach Bluebird has unveiled the first of 22 electric double decker buses it is putting on the streets of Aberdeen. The bus operator has invested £11.2 million in the BYD-ADL Enviro 400 EV double deck buses with £4m in finance

 

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Mercedes electric van fits the bill for La Boutique du Parquet

Date posted: April 21, 2022

Brighton and Hove flooring specialist La Boutique du Parquet has acquired a new battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eVito to deliver its products in and around the city. The fully electric eVito has a 41 kWh battery which is securely mounted in a

 

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Five minutes with Terry Rayner, Commercial Director, Locks4Vans

Date posted: April 21, 2022

Why is the CV Show important to you? We have always considered the CV Show as the highlight of the Commercial Vehicle automotive calendar and have consistently exhibited since 2006. The show provides us with the valuable opportunity of showcasing

 

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Virtual world: how transport operators are embracing new technology for training

Date posted: April 21, 2022

Since the pandemic began, Covid-related restrictions made it harder for drivers to access traditional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training sessions and tests. The last couple have years have also seen a growing HGV and PCV driver shortage, which

 

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East Anglian transport specialist adds first Renaults to fleet of 120 trucks

Date posted: April 21, 2022

Cambridgeshire firm Knowles Transport has taken delivery of the first Renaults to join its 120-strong fleet as it aims to improve fuel performance and minimise downtime. The two T440 6x2s, supplied by Renault Truck Commercials, will move food, drink and

 

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Five minutes with Alan Able, Brand Director, Isuzu UK

Date posted: April 14, 2022

Why is the CV Show important to you? Simply put, the CV Show is the pinnacle of our event calendar and is so important as it enables us to showcase the Isuzu D-Max range to engaged business and fleet buyers.

 

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Mercy missions: How the UK road transport industry is helping Ukraine

Date posted: April 14, 2022

Britain’s transport industry has been working hard in recent weeks to help bring humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine amidst the war and devastation caused by Russia’s invasion. Hauliers have provided drivers and trucks to send refugee aid packages

 

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Transport and logistics firm’s cyclists transform lives with Transaid

Date posted: April 14, 2022

A truck and bus manufacturer is sponsoring three cyclists in Transaid’s Cycle 2022 challenge to travel 310 miles across rural Malawi to raise donations for the international transport development charity. The nine-day event from 1-9 October will see MAN Truck

 

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Go-Ahead delivers low bus fares pilot in Cornwall

Date posted: April 14, 2022

Ticket prices on buses operated in Cornwall have been cut by up to 40% under a government-backed pilot scheme to encourage more people to use public transport. Four-year scheme Make Big Savings By Bus, run by bus operator Go-Ahead Group,

 

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South Yorkshire steel transport specialist orders MirrorCam truck

Date posted: April 14, 2022

South Yorkshire structural steel transport specialist MJ Hughes has added the first truck with MirrorCam to its all-Mercedes-Benz fleet. The 8×2 Arocs, supplied by Northside Truck & Van, will spend much of its time in London, where the manufacturer’s alternative

 

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Industry reacts to zero-emission bus funding package

Date posted: April 7, 2022

Last month the UK Government announced its latest multimillion-pound package to accelerate the number of electric and hydrogen powered buses being put into service across England. A total of 943 zero-emission buses will be funded through a £198.3 million Zero

 

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LEVC appoints new dealer to expand in Greater Manchester

Date posted: April 7, 2022

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has appointed a new dealer to market its taxi and van models across Greater Manchester. LEVC’s decision to sell the TX taxi and VN5 van in partnership with Trafford-based HTC Van Centre brings the number

 

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England’s resort of Illuminations to introduce 115 electric buses

Date posted: April 7, 2022

Blackpool plans to introduce 115 new electric buses within the next three to five years under a plan to become one of the cleanest, most modern bus networks in England. The Lancashire seaside town will receive £20 million to support

 

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New crane-equipped Volvo FL to travel South Wales’s rural roads

Date posted: April 7, 2022

A Welsh construction supplier has put a new Volvo FL 250 4×2 with an X-High chassis into operation to provide reliability and ground clearance on the rural roads of the Swansea Valley. Lliw Building Supplies’s new 18-tonne rigid also features

 

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Industry reacts to government’s EV infrastructure strategy

Date posted: March 31, 2022

Last week the government announced its new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy to build a network of 300,000 chargers in the UK by 2030 – a tenfold growth in the country’s public charging infrastructure. The move will introduce legislation aimed at

 

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Movianto trials electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter as more van operators switch to electric

Date posted: March 31, 2022

A healthcare logistics specialist is trialling an all-electric Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van for daily deliveries of medical supplies from its Slough depot to nearby hospitals, care homes and retailers. Bedford-based Movianto, which played a pivotal role in the storage and delivery

 

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ADL to build 10 electric double deckers for Hong Kong

Date posted: March 31, 2022

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) will build its first battery-electric double deck buses for the Asia-Pacific region following an order from a Hong Kong operator. The zero-emission Enviro500EV will carry up to 130 passengers each, ensuring the Kowloon Motor Bus Company

 

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DAF delivers five fully electric HGV trucks to Amazon UK

Date posted: March 31, 2022

Amazon has added five battery electric DAF trucks to its UK middle mile fleet, as the global company decarbonises its delivery services. The 37-tonne gross combination weight DAF CF Electric tractor units are the first electric middle mile delivery trucks

 

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Industry’s view on two-year extension to Plug-in Van Grant scheme

Date posted: March 24, 2022

Earlier this month, government gave the green light to a two-year extension of plug-in van and truck grants that it says will support the purchase of tens of thousands of electric vans and trucks. At the same time, it announced

The post Industry’s view on two-year extension to Plug-in Van Grant scheme appeared first on SMMT.

 

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Mulgrew to get 200 bespoke curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers

Date posted: March 24, 2022

A drinks industry transportation specialist has ordered 200 curtainsiders in a procurement move inspired by Tiger Trailers’ ability to meet exacting specifications. Mulgrew Haulage, based in County Down, has so far taken delivery of 50 of the trailers from Tiger

The post Mulgrew to get 200 bespoke curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers appeared first on SMMT.

 

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Centurion Travel continues journey to low-carbon Euro-6 fleet

Date posted: March 24, 2022

Coach operator Centurion Travel has taken delivery of a new high capacity Irizar i4 Integral coach for use in the City of Bath, as it invests further to meet Euro-6 standards. The i4, measured at 13.6m on three axles, is

The post Centurion Travel continues journey to low-carbon Euro-6 fleet appeared first on SMMT.

 

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Derbyshire haulier orders 15 Scania compressed natural gas vehicles

Date posted: March 24, 2022

A Derbyshire haulier has placed an order for 15 Scania compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to deliver on its contract with supermarket Lidl. Moran Logistics’s purchase forms the second part of its order of two Scania G series CNG vehicles

The post Derbyshire haulier orders 15 Scania compressed natural gas vehicles appeared first on SMMT.

 

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5 minutes with Asher Bennett, Founder, Tevva Trucks

Date posted: March 17, 2022

When will we see the Tevva Truck on UK roads? Tevva is propelling Britain’s electric truck revolution. The first orders expected to be delivered in Q3 later this year. By 2023, the company expects more than 2,000 trucks per annum will

 

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Women in transport: unlocking opportunities

Date posted: March 17, 2022

Women make up 47 per cent of the UK workforce yet remain underrepresented in the transport sector, accounting for only 20 per cent of workers. However, thanks to efforts made in recent years by transport companies and other organisations, the

 

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CK Foods acquires first Schmitz Cargobull S.KO Cool smart semi-trailer

Date posted: March 17, 2022

Manufacturer and supplier of pizza cheese and frozen chicken products, CK Foods, has taken delivery of a Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailer. The new S.KO Cool Smart box reefer, coupled to Volvo FH tractor units, will transport chilled and frozen food from

 

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M&M Staffing gets another MAN Tourliner coach

Date posted: March 17, 2022

A Chelmsford coach hire firm has taken delivery of its fifth MAN Neoplan Tourliner. M&M Staffing’s new 13.4-metre P20 coach, christened Paddington after London’s famous train station, features an MAN D26 12.4 litre Euro 6d engine that develops 470 bhp

 

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New Volvo FH Globetrotter XL at Bath International Transport

Date posted: March 17, 2022

A Bristol transport specialist has taken delivery of a new Volvo FH 500 as it prepares for a busy summer of music tours, television shoots and live events. Bath International Transport acquired the 4×2 tractor unit with a Globetrotter XL

 

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Telematics: helping firms become more efficient

Date posted: March 10, 2022

Transport managers use telematics systems for monitoring tasks that range from vehicle tracking to incident recording, all with the aim to improve the efficiency of their vehicles and drivers. Because telematics companies provide such a large suite of options, transport

 

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Innovation Automotive launches DFSK EC35 All-Electric Van

Date posted: March 10, 2022

The UK’s first multi-brand electric vehicle company has launched its debut EV, the DFSK EC35 van. The battery electric cargo vehicle is powered by a 39kWh lithium-ion battery, with a range of 101 miles and limited top speed of 62mph,

 

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Scottish bus operator picks up fourth low-carbon Enviro200

Date posted: March 10, 2022

A Scottish bus operator will reduce its carbon emissions further after taking delivery of its fourth Enviro200 bus in the last 18 months. Prentice of Haddington has acquired another of the 9.7m-long vehicles designed by Alexander Dennis Limited to minimise

 

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Carrier Transicold trucks cut the ice for Bradford distributor

Date posted: March 10, 2022

A Bradford delivery company has acquired three brand-new Carrier Transicold trucks to transport refrigerated goods over 185,000 miles annually across the UK. Keep It Cool has taken delivery of the Supra 850 MT multi-temperature units, which have Gray & Adams

 

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Electric refuse trucks helping to scrap carbon emissions

Date posted: March 3, 2022

As local councils and waste companies drive towards their net zero emissions targets, the use of battery-powered refuse trucks is playing an ever more important role. Electric refuse collection vehicles (eRCVs) offer reduced emissions, do not attract charges when entering

 

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Conservation project charity joins rising number of electric van owners

Date posted: March 3, 2022

Leasing broker Fleet Alliance has won a tender process to supply a conservation charity with new electric vans, as more fleet owners move away from conventionally fuelled vehicles. The Glasgow firm will deliver four zero emission Citroen e-Dispatch M 1000

 

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Electric transport for schools in South West London

Date posted: March 3, 2022

Surrey coach company Wattsway Travel has added the first electric coach to its fleet, a Yutong TCe12. The 53-seat battery electric coach offers a range in excess of 200 miles at a full charge and will be primarily used to

 

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Mercedes-Benz trucks head north to Caledonia

Date posted: March 3, 2022

A northern Scotland transport logistics company has put 35 new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks into high-mileage nightly operations and local deliveries. Caledonian Logistics has taken delivery of 16 new tractors and two new rigids, with another 17 on the way as

 

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SMMT Electrified 2022: accelerating the transition to zero emission mobility

Date posted: February 24, 2022

SMMT Electrified is an industry leading summit on the electrification of road transport, bringing together

 

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UK’s first Maxus eDeliver9 welfare van

Date posted: February 24, 2022

The first Maxus eDeliver9 van in the UK is set to begin operations and meet

 

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British-built electric buses to make Coventry the first zero-carbon city

Date posted: February 24, 2022

National Express Coventry will roll out more than 130 British-built fully electric double-deck buses as

 

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Fresh delivery of new HGV as driver completes milestone year

Date posted: February 24, 2022

A Shropshire transport and haulage company has put a new Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter on

 

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