Coventry opts for more Merc-Dennis-Terberg RCVs 


Coventry City Council has adopted a combination of a Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis, Dennis Eagle Olympus body and Terberg bin lifts for its new fleet.

FORS help with air quality targets


S has created an animation and infographic to showcase how the scheme helps local authorities meet air quality targets.

Roar Techmedia purchases RWM from the Prysm Group


Roar Techmedia, the trade exhibitions organiser, has secured a significant investment from Apiary Capital to fund the acquisition of a portfolio of leading events from Prysm Media Group, including the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition. 

Astra gets attached to Isuzu for the first time


Astra Attachment Solutions, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of hydraulic excavator attachments, have recently taken delivery of 16 new Isuzu rigid trucks as part of a significant fleet replacement programme at the national company. 

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland


Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Geesinknorba has appointed MacPac Refuse Bodies as its agent for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Mercedes-Benz Arocs spreaders ready for winter in Lincolnshire 


Lincolnshire County Council has chosen Mercedes-Benz Arocs to clear its roads of snow and ice through the winter. The authority has added these trucks to its fleet in preparation for the onset of the cold season, by taking delivery of four new 26-tonne vehicles from Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van. 

Aberdeen City Council bags Fleet Operator of the Year Award


Aberdeen City Council has been awarded Local Authority Fleet Operator of the Year at the Transport News Scottish Rewards held on 9 November 2019 in Glasgow.

OWL Roadshows to spearhead innovation for 2020


The OWL Roadshow (Optimised Waste & Logistics) has announced its dates for 2020 with a newly revitalised programme that highlights best practice and innovation for public sector fleet and operations managers and its contracting organisations. Plus, after being in high demand by Irish municipal transport operators, OWL is now also launching a Roadshow aimed at the Irish market in Dublin this autumn.

Telescopic van-mounted platform wins HEA-HEMSA Award


Versalift United Kingdom has won the HEA-HEMSA Product of the Year award for its Versalift Telescopic (VT) range of van-mounted platforms, at the HEA Conference and Exhibition held recently at The Celtic Manor, Newport.

First Bus partners with Yutong and Zenobe Energy in Leeds


First Bus is partnering with Yutong and Zenobe in an exciting and innovative approach to vehicle electrification. Together they will roll out nine new electric buses, produced by Yutong UK and Pelican Engineering, in Hunslet Park, Leeds in May 2020.

New headquarters for c-trace


Waste and recycling telematics specialist c-trace has moved into a new, bespoke headquarters – named the Digital Lab in Germany.

Future Fleet Forum announces full programme


Future Fleet Forum is delighted to announce that Paris Apollon, Chief of Fleet Operations, New York City Parks and Recreation, has agreed to speak at the conference on January 22, at the Guildhall in the City of London.

Norse chooses Dennis Eagle for East Hampshire contract


 Norse Commercial Services has taken delivery of 11 Dennis Eagle RCVs for its domestic refuse collection service in East Hampshire.

Emissions control specialist delivers exhaust after treatment expertise to first New Holland vehicle


The Low Carbon Tractor project (LoCT) has unveiled the first pre-development of its biomethane-powered tractors, which features emissions technology and expertise from Eminox.

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle


Calvin Williams, Director, Clearaway: 'We grew faster than expected over the summer of 2019 and needed another vehicle urgently to meet new demand.'

Manitou takes over majority in its Mawsley dealership


The Manitou Group, a manufacturer of all-terrain material-handling equipment, has announced the take over of a majority stake in its UK dealer Mawsley Machinery. 

Jacob's Vehicle Systems supports Super Truck II Programme


Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, has released the results of fuel consumption and emission reduction tests with the company’s Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology under evaluation with the US Department of Energy’s Super Truck II programme.

Skip hire specialist adds a JCB Loadall to its fleet


Northern Ireland-based skip hire specialist CM Skips has added a JCB 550-80 Wastemaster Loadall to the fleet of materials handling machinery operating at its site in Randalstown, near Ballymena.

NatWest’s asset finance division Lombard launches instant agreement tool


NatWest’s asset finance arm, Lombard, has today announced the launch of a new digital service that allows businesses to receive instant agreement to fund assets such as cars, vans, machinery and technology, up to a maximum of £250,000.

Jaama launches vehicle maintenance vehicle maintenance and document exchange solution


Jaama, a fleet and asset management software solution provider, has launched its new Maintenance Exchange platform.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open


 Future Fleet Forum has now opened for registration. The 2020 Forum takes place at Guildhall, in the City of London on 22 January 2020.

Specialist vehicle expert set to increase training team


In-house experts at Go Plant Fleet Services deliver a range of external training as part of a customer support programme. The scheme sits alongside the company’s unique NVQ assessment centre to form an industry-leading resource geared towards quality, safety and compliance.

Spreader manufacturer invest £1.3 million in Scottish venture


Econ Engineering has launched a new Scottish company called Econ Scotland. The new company will be servicing spreaders and other vehicles for customers across many of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and private sector highways contractors.

Allet Mowers shows electric range at Saltex


Allett Mowers is showing its latest electric mowers on its stand K009 at Saltex and in the Eco Village.  The Uplift 86E is the new 82V li-ion battery-powered stadium rotary mower, designed for debris collection after matches and built on the experience gained with previous models. It features twin contra-rotating blades for a high lift cut and vacuum for increased efficiency, while a full-width rear roller produces perfect stripes. 

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans


Hambleton District Council in Yorkshire is introducing two new electric vehicles to replace its existing van fleet, to move to a 100% electric fleet in the future.

Robust hardtop for Toyota Hilux pick-up truck


Truckman has developed the RS-3 for the Toyota Hilux Active, a British-built commercial hardtop which features remote central locking on the side doors and the rear tailgate.

Ringway Jacobs gears up for winter with eight new spreaders


Ringway Jacobs has taken on a new fleet of new spreaders to keep the roads of Cheshire East clear of ice and snow this winter. The highways service provider turned to Roanza Truck & Van for the eight new vehicles, all of which are based on heavy-duty Arocs chassis with ClassicSpace S-cabs and have Econ Engineering bodywork.

MPS trials hydrogen-powered vehicles


The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has launched a programme to achieve zero emissions across its fleet by 2050. The Force is now trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of this agenda.

Landscaping specialist invests in Hinowa Minidumper


Northampton-based landscaping company NP Digger and Paving Services has taken delivery of a Hinowa mini dumper. Company owner Neil Prosser says having use of the tracked mini dumper is transforming health and safety and speeding up project delivery.

Humberside FRS takes delivery of the UK's first Scania L-series fire appliance


Humberside Fire & Rescue Service has become the first UK authority to introduce a new generation Scania L-series fire appliance into service. 

County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development


Antrim-based refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Macpac is expanding following a £40,000 cash injection from Michelin Development. In the last 12 months, Macpac Refuse Bodies has seen its order book increased by 50 per cent – and is on target to repeat the same double-digit growth over the next year.

Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections


Environmental services provider, Urbaser has taken on the contract for Waltham Forest’s refuse and recycling collections on 30 September 2019. The service commenced following the award of a new eight-year contract earlier this year for the provision of neighbourhood services by Waltham Forest Council.

CNG-powered fire truck hits the market


The Innovative Drive Line (iDL) series brings low emissions technology to the fire market immediately. While the first CNG-powered (H)LF 10 fire engine is now available for fire departments, many local authorities have been converting their fleets to natural gas-powered vehicles for years, successfully optimising their CO2 emissions.

Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council


Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has delivered the first vehicles of the new fleet in September 2019. The company was awarded a seven-year contract for the provision and maintenance of over 210 vehicles following a joint tender process by MDDC and Exeter City Council.

Bejing Daxing Airport takes on new de-icing vehicle technology


The Boschung Group has announced the delivery of 22 airport de-icers to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA).

Kärcher launches new MC 250 municipal sweeper


Kärcher’s new MC 250 sweeper has been designed for municipal use in urban areas and is equipped with a low-emission Euro 6 or Stage V engine.

Future Fleet Awards –recognising the best in industry


Outstanding public sector fleet management organisations and contractors can submit their case studies in order to win a Future Fleet Award from September 1 onwards.

Ardent places biggest ever UK Loadall order with JCB 


JCB has secured the biggest single order for Loadall telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million. 

London Borough of Bromley awards major contracts


A series of essential environment focussed contracts delivering frontline services have been agreed for an initial eight-year period, with the agreements being the largest value contract ever awarded by the Borough of Bromley.

Kent waste firm orders JCB wheeled-loaders


Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Nottingham City Council awards first electric sweeper tender in the UK


Electric sweepers from Boschung will go to work on the streets of Nottingham in Spring 2019 as the city council becomes the first to employ these vehicles in the UK.

Vehicle lift helps to improve efficiency


When considering equipment to support its new purpose-built workshop, Brian Robinson Machinery decided to purchase a Stertil Koni heavy duty, surface-mounted Skylift in preference to an excavated inspection pit.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system


Allison Transmission, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced the new AXE Series, an e-axle system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Fully integrated electric propulsion system


Allison Transmission, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, has introduced the new AXE Series, an e-axle system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Wheeled loader for composting site


West London Composting (WLC) has introduced a JCB 457 Wastemaster wheeled loader at its facility near the M40 motorway in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

Sweeper delivery for Go Plant


A provider of fleet management and specialist vehicle hire services is ramping up its fleet of heavy-duty road sweepers for operated work on motorways and trunk roads.

Highways England Award for Safety


Vision Techniques and Aggregate Industries have won a Highways England Award for their auto-braking system which aims to improve road worker safety. 

EV expansion


Allison Transmission Holdings, the manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced that it has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech's electric vehicle (EV) systems division.

Twelve new RCVs for Telford and Wrekin


Twelve Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg lifts have been delivered to Veolia for its domestic waste and recycling collections for Telford and Wrekin Council.

NRG Fleet listed as one of ten 'Ones to watch'


NRG Fleet Services has been named as ‘One to Watch' in the 20th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100.

Ultra-compact tracking devices


Ctrack by Inseego has introduced two wireless tracking devices to extend its range of battery-powered telematics solutions.

Next generation electric buses to be launched


Mellor, part of Woodall Nicholson's bus division, is showing the latest version of its all-electric bus, the Orion E, at this year's Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

Channels Estate invests in batwing rotary cutter


Through local dealer, R C Boreham, the Channels Estate, Chelmsford, Essex, has taken delivery of its first Woods BW12 batwing rotary cutter.

City of London adopts fully electric RCV fleet


The City of London Corporation has awarded a new waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract to Veolia ' with services that began on 6 April.

Rugged in-vehicle workforce automation


Captec, designer and manufacturer of specialist computing equipment, has launched a new fully rugged in-vehicle solution comprising a tablet and vehicle dock.

First Isuzus for Cormac fleet in Cornwall


The first ever Isuzu trucks have recently gone into service for the landscape and tree services division of Cornish firm, Cormac.

New safety legislation for hybrid and electric vehicles


All new models of hybrid and pure electric vehicles must by law be fitted with an Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) that emits a continuous sound when the vehicle is travelling at speeds of up to 20km/hour after 1 September 2019.

Material Handler arrives at Portland


Portland Stone has taken delivery of a new Volvo EW240E Material Handler for its Broadcroft Waste and Recycling Centre on the Isle of Portland.

New vehicle wrap system


Fusion Wrap is a 60 microns white gloss high-performance polymeric film with Flite Technology, launched by Arlon Graphics.

East Lothian Council invests in flail mowers


East Lothian Council has doubled the number of Muthing MU-FM-4 flails on its fleet.

Engine-performance enhancing technology


All new Dennis Eagle chassis to roll off the production line now have been equipped with Allison Transmission's Fuelsense2.0 Max technology.

Cork Airport Police takes delivery of three new vehicles


Three new vehicles have been added to the fleet at Cork Airport, as part of the site's continued investment in its policing and safety functions.

First-ever sweeper for recycling specialist


Land recovery and recycling company, Escrick Environmental Services (EES) has added the first street cleaning vehicle to its fleet.

Sweeper manufacturer celebrates 40-years


Held at Silverstone on March 14 2019, Hako clients from throughout the UK joined in celebrating Hako UK's 40-year anniversary, which included equipment demonstrations, new launches, high-level seminars and some adrenalin fuelled laps around the track.

Lighter pallet fork


Engcon, a manufacturer of tiltrotators that boost excavators' efficiency, will launch lighter versions of its hydraulic pallet forks.

New buses for Nottinghamshire CC


Nottinghamshire County Council has ordered seven Orion Plus buses to add to its majority Mellor fleet.

Battery-powered mower launched


Echo has introduced a new battery-powered mower to its range of grounds care machines.

Lightweight compact sweeper


Aebi-Schmidt has launched the Multigo 150 ' a new, multi-functional lightweight compact sweeper.

Bespoke impact vehicles


The Black Bourton, an Oxfordshire-based operator has commissioned a fleet of 10, highly bespoke impact protection vehicles (IPVs) built by the Bevan Group and fitted with crash cushions and high-visibility light arrows by Highway Care.

Geesinknorba named as supplier on CCS vehicle purchase framework


Local authorities can now purchase refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba without going through a complex tender process as the company has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's Vehicle Purchase Framework RM6060.

Kent waste firm orders JCB wheeled-loaders


Waste recycling business, Countrystyle Recycling, has introduced four JCB 457 wheeled loaders on-site at its facility in Sittingbourne, Kent.

H & H Waste Management takes on new materials handlers


H & H Waste Management has taken delivery of a Volvo loading shovel in the guise of an L180H and an EW240E materials handler for its recently acquired waste handling facility located at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Dorset Waste Partnership shakes up anti-littering campaign


An anti-littering campaign that urges people ‘Don't be a Tos53r' is being promoted around Dorset on the sides of vans that deliver wheelie bins and remove fly-tipped waste.

London Borough of Bromley awards major contracts


A series of essential environment focussed contracts delivering frontline services have been agreed for an initial eight-year period, with the agreements being the largest value contract ever awarded by the Borough of Bromley.

Nottingham City Council awards first electric sweeper tender in the UK


Electric sweepers from Boschung will go to work on the streets of Nottingham in Spring 2019 as the city council becomes the first to employ these vehicles in the UK.

Stockton catches environmental crime on camera


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is using a new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera system from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) on its enforcement vehicles to capture ‘litter throwers' and ‘fly-tippers'.

ULEZ requires fleet policy, says BVRLA


The British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association  (BVRLA) has published a new factsheet outlining the role that the vehicle rental, leasing and car club sector can play in accelerating the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and encouraging people to use more active, public and shared modes of transport.

New waste and recycling fleet for Kettering and Corby


A brand-new fleet of over 35 vehicles has arrived at Kettering Borough Council, to carry out waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing work as part of the shared service with Corby Borough Council.

CTS Hire increases fleet with 12 new RCVs


Municipal vehicle hire company, CTS Hire has acquired twelve new RCV from Dennis Eagle. 

Live streaming functionality at the CV Show


Fleet and workshop management software provider, r2c Online, will launch new real-time video functionality at the CV Show this year.

Sparshatt Truck & Van launches 'same-day' commercial vehicle paint service


Sparshatt Truck & Van, The Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer for Kent and South-East London will be unveiling its new body shop facilities at an open day in Sittingbourne on Wednesday 3 April.

Eminox secures UNECE Regulation 49 certification for aftermarket Euro VI product range


Emissions reduction specialist Eminox Limited has announced that it is the first UK aftermarket manufacturer to receive UNECE Regulation 49 certification for its Euro VI diesel particulate filter (DPF) product range.

Trakm8 showcases fleet management solutions at the CV Show


Trakm8, a supplier of telematics, vehicle cameras, optimisation, and fleet management solutions, will showcase a wide range of new additions to its product suite at the CV Show.

Driver assistance and safety cameras for LCVs at the CV Show


VisionTrack, a provider of connected vehicle cameras and video telematics, will be showcasing its latest product innovations at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2019 (Stand 4E30).

Monmouthshire chooses Dennis Eagle narrow Twin Packs


Monmouthshire County Council has purchased seven narrow Elite RCVs with Twin Pack bodies and specially designed bin lifts.

Brake offers seminar on fatigue management within fleets


Road safety charity Brake is inviting those responsible for at-work drivers including fleet managers, health and safety managers and HR professionals to attend an essential seminar on fatigue management within fleets.

Safety research by TRL predicted to save over 25,000 lives


Research by TRL enables groundbreaking changes to European safety regulations to future proof the car industry, placing Europe in the lead on the road towards automated vehicles.

Urbaser to start new service contract in West Kent


Urbaser will start to deliver recycling, waste collection and street cleaning services for Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council on 1 March and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council on 30 March.

MC Rental grows its pre-owned vehicle sales operation


In line with the expansion of its rental fleet, MC Rental has also experienced growth in its pre-owned vehicle sales operation, with 2018 representing a record year for vehicles sold nationally by the Kent-based company.

Brigade Electronics offers compliance guidance at the CV Show


Brigade Electronics stand (A309) at the CV Show will offer new product launches and the latest compliance guidance, ranging from the Direct Vision Standard to R46 requirements.

Harrow Council buys 30 Dennis Eagle Olympus RCVs


Harrow Council has ordered 30 Dennis Eagle RCVs with Terberg bin lifts for domestic and trade collections.

Snowploughs help Dublin Airport prepare for winter conditions


Dublin Airport has taken delivery of 27 new KL-V wedge snowploughs from Aebi Schmidt to help prepare the airport for the rigours of this winter following its experience last winter when the infamous ‘Beast from the East' produced some of the worst weather conditions in living memory.

Government provides £1m funding to expand clean air retrofit solutions


The Government has committed almost £1m funding support to three vehicle retrofit technology suppliers to accredit technologies for cutting polluting emissions from a wider range of vehicle types.

JCB invests in industry safety with WasteWise videos


JCB is heading an industry-wide initiative aimed at improving health and safety within the waste and recycling sectors.

Long-range vehicle and driver identification tags


People and vehicle access control specialist, Nortech is now offering long-range vehicle and driver identification tags to grant seamless access to approaching vehicles.

Volvo Penta to develop electric driveline for Rosenbauer fire truck


Volvo Penta has announced its first industrial OEM partnership in the area of electromobility with leading fire service vehicle manufacturer and longstanding customer Rosenbauer.

Amber Valley Council takes on Grafter Green dropside rigids


In the East Midlands, Amber Valley Borough Council has taken delivery of its first ever Isuzus, with two brand-new 3.5tonne Isuzu Grafter Green dropside rigids joining the fleet within the organisation's landscape and ground maintenance services department.

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