SME 19 opens up to construction industry

The Southern Municipal Exhibition returns to the East Malling Research Centre in Kent on 9 May, and this year it is open to the construction industry for the first time.


First edition of Impulsion Montreal

LAPV magazine is one of a number of partners collaborating with the Government of Québec in Canada to help organise the first edition of Impulsion MTL International Fleet Forum, a forward-looking fleet management conference inspired by Future Fleet Forum.


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.


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.


Ultra-compact tracking devices

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


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.


East Lothian Council invests in flail mowers

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


New vehicle wrap system

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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Lightweight compact sweeper

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


Battery-powered mower launched

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


New buses for Nottinghamshire CC

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


Lighter pallet fork

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


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.


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.


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.


SOE waste & recycling round table 2019

SOE is planning a waste & recycling round table on Wednesday 12 June at SOE HQ in London and the organisation is eager to hear about the big challenges facing this sector. Public sector fleet managers eager to join this debate, are invited to take part.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Future Fleet Forum and Future Fleet Awards announced for 2020

Future Fleet Forum, the international conference focussed on promoting sustainable and safe fleet management for the public sector, has been announced for January 22, 2020, in the Guildhall, City of London.


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’.


Air pollution monitoring moves up OWL’s agenda

It’s rare that a month goes by when the subject of global air pollution doesn’t hit the headlines. However, with the introduction of London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone on the horizon, and the fatal asthma attack of a child in the UK that has been directly linked to air pollution, it is inevitable that air quality is becoming more of a priority. 


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.


Become National Refuse Champion for 2019

The National Refuse Championships return for the third year this summer when 32 teams will compete in a series of gruelling races along the seafront at Weston-super-Mare.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Allison Transmission to display off-highway solutions at Bauma

Allison Transmission will exhibit its Off-Highway Series of fully automatic transmission models at Bauma 2019, the trade fair for construction machinery.


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.


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.


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