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13 - 15 APRIL 2021 • NEC • BIRMINGHAM • UK

Major investment speeds Arrival of new electric vans

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 British electric van company Arrival has received €100M of investment from Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation. The deal marks the start of a strategic partnership aimed at accelerating the adoption of commercial electric vehicles globally. It will also see Hyundai and Kia use key Arrival technologies to help achieve their […]
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Decision on multi-billion dollar mail truck contracts is in the post

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 The United States Postal Service has confirmed in a statement that it expects to award the contracts for its next generation mail trucks this summer. A number of manufacturer teams are vying for the contracts and have already provided prototype vehicles for evaluation as part of an in-depth trial and selection process. […]
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FEATURE: How advances in technology are supporting infrastructure improvements

Date posted: January 24, 2020
23 January 2020 Our cars, vans, trucks, buses and coaches are all becoming ever-more intelligent and connected and, as we know, the development of driverless technology is well underway. But it’s not just inside our vehicles where technology is helping to improve safety, comfort and efficiency. Even our infrastructure is benefiting from advances in technology […]
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Have your say on Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s biggest cities

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 A second consultation on plans to introduce Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s four biggest cities has been published. The new document sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for Scotland to have the best air quality in Europe alongside a new legally-binding target to become a net-zero society by 2045. It also seeks […]
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Antelope sprints past two million mile mark

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 A Los Angeles bus operator and early adopter of electric buses has surpassed the two million emissions-free EV miles mark. Antelope Valley Transit Authority, which serves communities including Palmdale, Lancaster and northern Los Angeles County, hit the milestone shortly before Christmas. It now aims to become the first transit authority in the […]
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TfL launches search for freight innovation

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 Transport for London and 10 partners from across the freight industry have joined forces to launch a new challenge aimed at finding innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues caused by freight and servicing in London. FreightLab – one of three challenges launched in this year’s Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge – […]
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Shutting the door on bus fare dodgers

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 All New Routemaster buses operating in the capital will be converted to make the rear and middle doors exit only. The move follows research which showed passengers using the doors to dodge fares was costing TfL around £3.6 million a year. In addition, a pilot on the route 8 proved using only […]
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Electric shuttle enters service at Dublin Airport

Date posted: January 24, 2020
22 January 2020 A Volvo 7900e single deck, fully electric bus entered service, providing efficient and environmentally friendly shuttle service for passenger transfers at Dublin Airport. Operating every 30 minutes between the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Express and then out to terminals 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport, the project is the result […]
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DAF introduces remote tacho system

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 DAF Trucks is introducing a new Remote Tacho Download function to its DAF Connect fleet management platform. The feature will allow operators to read, store and analyse the memory of driver cards and tachographs online and in real time. This will allow them to maintain an accurate tacho administration system and to […]
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Flagship express service gets major upgrade

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 One of Europe’s most frequent express coach services – the Citylink 900 between Glasgow and Edinburgh – has been upgraded with 18 new Plaxton Panorama double decker coaches. Delivered to Scottish Citylink and its contracted operators, the luxurious new coaches were ordered in response to a 12% uplift in passenger numbers over […]
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Entering the new year with a focus on mental health

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Everyone knows just how stressful Christmas can be, but for those in the transport and logistics sector the pressure can be even more extreme. The run-up to Christmas, now preceded by the dual double peak of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is very often the busiest time of year for the logistics […]
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Menzies strengthens EV fleet

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Menzies Distribution has expanded its zero-emissions delivery fleet to more than 120 vehicles. The company already has the UK’s largest all electric vehicle fleet as well as the largest commercial charging infrastructure in the UK through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gnewt, delivering parcels across London. The new vans are based in Oban and […]
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Igloo adds vehicles for charity breakfast drops

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Chilled courier Igloo Thermo-Logistics has taken delivery of 10 new refrigerated delivery vehicles through Ryder, the commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance specialist. The trucks will service Igloo’s partnership with national charity Magic Breakfast, which has been providing healthy school breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas of the UK since 2010. […]
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Bibby Distribution completes four-year fleet upgrade

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Third party logistics company Bibby Distribution has completed a four-year vehicle replacement programme designed to reduce the environmental impact of its 500-strong fleet. The company’s fleet is now completely Euro VI compliant, with DAF, MAN, Mercedes-Benz and Renault trucks all in operation. The move ensures the company’s trucks can operate sustainably anywhere […]
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Amazon continues its environmental focus

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Amazon has installed 60 charging stations to support the operation of a new fleet of StreetScooter WORK Box electric vans operating out of its depot in Munich. The company has taken delivery of 40 of the German-built vans as it continues to focus on environmental improvements across the board. Adam Elman, Senior […]
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Glasgow bus service goes full electric

Date posted: January 17, 2020
15 January 2020 Two new pure-electric buses, jointly supplied to First Glasgow by Alexander Dennis and BYD Europe, have entered service in Scotland’s biggest city. The two BYD ADL Enviro200EV single deck buses have been funded by SP Energy Networks and will contribute to cleaner air by converting the M3 bus service to full electric, […]
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UK new van registrations up 2.4% in 2019 as market finishes year on a high

Date posted: January 10, 2020
06 January 2020 UK light commercial vehicle (LCV) market returns to growth in December, up +7.8%. Performance means new van registrations end 2019 up +2.4%, the third best year on record. 365,778 of the latest, cleanest models hit UK roads in a boost to fleet renewal. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND […]
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FTA scheme records fall in emissions

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced that members of its Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) achieved a 4% reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions during the past year. The FTA’s 2019 Logistics Emissions Review also found members of the voluntary scheme decreased their average kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per […]
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New research shines spotlight on bus passenger opinions

Date posted: January 10, 2020
09 January 2020 Across the country, many different approaches are being taken to coax commuters out of their cars and onto the bus network. From free park and ride to the introduction of congestion charges and the roll-out of on-demand services, towns, cities and regions are all trying to achieve the same goal – encouraging […]
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British-built model helps drive Vauxhall sales growth

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 The British-built Vauxhall Vivaro van – the latest generation of which was launched in 2019 – helped Vauxhall to a 27% increase in sales volume last year. Built at Vauxhall’s recently transformed plant in Luton, the popularity of new Vivaro played a major part in the success, which saw Vauxhall LCV numbers […]
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Government unveils plan to open up bus data

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 A pioneering project to collate and share bus location data across England will soon see passengers able to plan their journeys with to-the-minute accuracy. Announced by Buses Minister Baroness Vere, the project will see the standardisation and publication of information by all operators, enabling bus users to plan routes, estimate journey times […]
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Electric DAFs clock up real-world miles

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 The first operators to add DAF’s CF Electric to their fleets have now clocked up a combined mileage of more than 150,000 kilometers – enough to travel around the earth four times. A total of six fully-electric trucks have been in operation for around a year with DAF customers including Jumbo, Simon […]
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Haulier embarks on digital transformation

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 Specialist haulier Chris Wright Ltd has turned to Teletrac Navman as it takes its first steps into digital fleet management. The company, which is best known for transporting specialist loads – everything from heavy duty excavators and bulldozers, to helicopters and train carriages – now has Teletrac Navman’s hardware installed across its […]
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SMMT accepting applications for delegation to Indiana, USA for the Work Truck Show 2020

Date posted: January 10, 2020
08 January 2020 The SMMT will be taking a delegation to the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis from the 3 – 6 March 2020. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, the show is North America’s largest commercial vehicle event, providing an inside look at the newest industry products including, vehicle components, equipment, and the latest trucks all […]
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New eSprinter enters production

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 eSprinter, Dusseldorf plant, 2019 The electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has entered production. The milestone moment was marked by a ceremony on the production line at the van’s production plant in Dusseldorf for employees and invited guests. More than 4.6 million vans have been produced at the plant since it was […]
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Scania buses will help modernise public transport in Côte d’Ivoire

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 Scania has signed a deal to deliver 450 buses to Côte d’Ivoire. The buses will enter service in the African nation’s economic capital, Abidjan, as part of a major initiative to upgrade public transport. The order, which was placed by the Ivorian Ministry of Transport, comprises 400 low-entry 13-metre and 50 18-metre […]
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Feature: Safeguarding Britain’s tradesmen from potential losses

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 Van security is high on the agenda and has always been a top priority for manufacturers and operators. Keeping them secure is more important than ever given how vital the commercial vehicle is central to our economy. We spoke to Andy Woodward, Sales and Marketing Director of Van Guard Accessories – a […]
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Project gives second life to Volvo Bus batteries

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 Volvo Buses has entered a new partnership that will see batteries from its electric vehicles given a second life. The deal with and Stena Recycling’s subsidiary BatteryLoop will use former bus batteries for energy storage and as an energy source in a new residential development in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project marks a […]
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MAN opens new dealership

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 MAN Truck and Bus UK has opened a new state-of-the-art dealership in Gateshead. The new facility, which occupies a prominent 3.3 acre site on the Team Valley Trading Estate, has been built as part of a £20 million investment in the brand’s UK dealer network. Purpose-built from the ground up and situated […]
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Bibby makes tasty addition to Mars Wrigley fleet

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 Bibby Distribution has secured a new long-term partnership with confectioner Mars Wrigley after making a multi-million pound investment in 12 of the most advanced ISO-tanks ever used in the UK for bulk liquid chocolate transport. The tankers, which are fitted with a live tracking and monitoring system, provide continuous updates to Bibby […]
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TfL recognises Alexander Dennis for work on London’s Bus Safety Standard

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 Transport for London has recognised Alexander Dennis with an award for its work in support of the capital’s new Bus Safety Standard. The Award for Collaboration, given as part of TfL’s 2019 Supplier Awards, was made in recognition of the bus manufacturer’s work with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) on an evidence-based […]
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New survey for HGV operators

Date posted: December 20, 2019
18 December 2019 The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is appealing for HGV operators across the UK to take part in a new survey. The survey is being conducted by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) as part of its work on a new Ultra-Low Emissions Truck (ULET) standard. It seeks to establish what proportion of […]
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Rally-inspired Transit Custom gets off the mark

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 The Wales-based converter behind some of the sportiest versions of the Ford Transit Custom has launched its latest model. MS-RT’s latest offering – the R185 limited edition – draws on styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team. In all, 40 examples of the QVM-approved model will be produced at the […]
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IVECO and Nikola unveil first truck collaboration

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 The first images of the eagerly-anticipated Nikola TRE have been released. The truck is the first vehicle to result from the joint venture between CNH Industrial, parent company of IVECO, and Nikola, the US-based electric powertrain specialist. The vehicle is based on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck launched last July and integrates […]
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FEATURE: Growing demand for bus electrification draws major investment

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 The drive towards greater electrification of the world’s public transport seems to gather pace by the day. Barely a week goes by without another town, city or municipality somewhere in the world renewing their fleet to electric or alternatively fuelled buses. And it’s with this booming worldwide market in mind that UK-based […]
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ACEA calls for radical policy reforms

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has said the transition to carbon-neutral and zero emission freight transport cannot happen without radical policy changes by the European Union and the governments of all member states. Speaking on the occasion of the COP25 UN climate conference, the organisation’s Commercial Vehicle Board – made up […]
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Bike-friendly buses enter service

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 Borders Buses has taken delivery of new buses designed to encourage greater use of bicycles. The 10 Enviro200 single deckers, built by Alexander Dennis, each incorporates two on-board bike racks and a top-end specification that includes wood effect flooring, leather seats, USB charging points, audio and visual passenger information systems, mobile phone […]
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Daimler begins 3D printing of parts

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 Daimler Buses is taking an innovative approach to spare parts…producing them directly from a 3D printer. The new system, which will see top quality parts manufactured and customised to meet customer requirements, will mean parts are available more quickly. Using 3D printing, Daimler’s bus division can quickly, flexibly, economically and environmentally responsibly […]
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Huge e-bus order goes to BYD

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 Keolis Nederland BV – the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider Keolis – has awarded what is believed to be the largest ever single order for electric buses in Europe to BYD. The order is made up of 259 pure-electric BYD eBuses which will start entering service from next summer. The […]
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Mellor makes headway with Durham County Council

Date posted: December 13, 2019
11 December 2019 British vehicle manufacturer Mellor has delivered seven of its Orion Plus low floor buses to Durham County Council. The Orion Plus was carefully designed and engineered to run on narrow streets and rural routes without compromising on passenger numbers. This makes it the ideal choice for the centre of historic Durham and […]
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UK new van market down -9.6% in November

Date posted: December 5, 2019
05 December 2019 UK new van market falls for third consecutive month, down -9.6% in November. Most segments experience double digit declines, but pickups buck trend, up 17.2%. Performance year-to-date up 1.9% with 338,227 models registered for UK roads. SEE LCV REGISTRATIONS BY BRAND DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE AND DATA TABLE UK new light commercial vehicle […]
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Duo team up with to offer new solutions

Date posted: December 5, 2019
04 December 2019 Telematics specialists Teletrac Navman and logistics and delivery software business Stream have entered into a new strategic partnership. The arrangement will see the companies work together to develop new solutions for transport and logistics operators. Teletrac Navman’s telematics data will enhance Stream’s products by providing detailed reporting on driver performance, idling time, […]
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CV journalists take a closer look at the future of the van

Date posted: December 5, 2019
05 December 2019 Tackling urban congestion, improving air quality and the rise of online shopping will be some of the main factors that influence van design and technology in the years to come, according to Europe’s leading commercial vehicle journalists. That’s the picture painted in a new white paper – The Evolution of the Light […]
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Bevan Group extends its warranty protection

Date posted: December 5, 2019
04 December 2019 Commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group has introduced a comprehensive five-year warranty on its products. The West Midlands-based company says the new warranty will deliver greater peace of mind for its customers and ‘underlines its confidence in the quality of its products, processes and people’. The new warranty covers all elements of the […]
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Hydrogen Hyundai wins innovation award

Date posted: December 5, 2019
04 December 2019 Hyundai Motor’s Hydrogen Mobility Solution has won the International Truck of the Year (IToY) Truck Innovation Award. Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility was set up by Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy earlier this year with the goal of expanding Europe’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem by implementing the use of fuel cell trucks. The company […]
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Mexico City welcomes new trolleybuses

Date posted: December 5, 2019
04 December 2019 A fleet of 40 dual-powered Yutong trolleybuses has entered service in Mexico City as one of the world’s largest urban municipalities seeks to improve public transport and improve air quality. A further 23 of the models will be delivered in December and will enter service soon after. Speaking at a launch ceremony, […]
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Double trailer solution wins award

Date posted: December 5, 2019
04 December 2019 Schmitz Cargobull has won a sustainability awards from a German specialist automotive publisher for its EcoDuo transport concept. Expert judges from the Huss-Verlag publishing house recognised the company in the Concept and Initiative category. The EcoDuo is two standard semi-trailers, connected by a dolly and towed by a tractor unit. Andreas Schmitz, […]
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Double success for Mercedes-Benz bus

Date posted: December 5, 2019
05 December 2019 The big-selling Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus is enjoying a strong end to 2019. First, the 55,555th Citaro– an all-electric eCitaro bus – rolled off the production line and was delivered to public transport provider Bergkvarabuss AB in the Swedish port town of Trelleborg. Roman Biondi, Head of Sales at Daimler Buses: “The Citaro […]
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UK commercial vehicle production stable in October

Date posted: November 29, 2019
28 November 2019 UK commercial vehicle production stable in October, down just -0.2%. Output for overseas market up 9.3%, but production of home orders drops -8.5%. Year-to-date performance falls in double digits, down -11.5%. UK commercial vehicle (CV) production was stable in October down just -0.2%, with 9,065 units manufactured, according to figures released today […]
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Ford does the double in van and pick-up awards

Date posted: November 29, 2019
27 November 2019 Ford was celebrating last week after winning both the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up of the Year awards for 2020. The Hybrid Transit Custom took the IVOTY title while the Ford Ranger took the hotly-contested IPUA title. The brand is the first to take both the IVOTY and IPUA […]
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