public sector fleet

Kärcher launches new MC 250 municipal sweeper

18/09/2019

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.

Low emission vehicles for Mid-Devon District Council

30/09/2019

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.

Waltham Forest outsources refuse and recycling collections

10/10/2019

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.

County Antrim manufacturer goes for growth with Michelin Development

11/10/2019

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.

Selling the journey - SOE/LAPV Roundtable debate

11/10/2019

Just why is there such a skills shortage in fleet management and how can the industry resolve it? That was the hot topic at a special roundtable debate in June organised by the SOE and chaired by Ann-Marie Knegt, Editor of LAPV.

Fleet Manager in the spotlight

11/10/2019

There are currently 1,133 vehicles in the fleet. Of these, 97 are electric and we have another 173 electric vehicles on order. We also have eight CNG vehicles, two hybrid petrol vehicles with six more on order, and 20 diesel hybrids. Currently, our alternative fuel vehicles make up 11.2% of the fleet. Once the new vehicles arrive this will go up to 27%.

Lifting the lid on the new Kerbloader

14/10/2019

In a world where waste streams and recycling targets change constantly, the new Terberg Kerbloader recycling truck has been designed to provide the flexibility operators need, reports LAPV.

NYC Fleet launches report on biofuels

17/10/2019

Deputy Commissioner and Chief Fleet Officer for the City of New York, Keith Kerman highlights how the City has carried out comprehensive research on biofuel.

Geesinknorba - driving innovation in waste management

23/04/2019

Geesinknorba is one of Europe's leading providers of refuse collection vehicles to both public and private sector operators. We design and manufacture a wide range of specialist vehicle bodies and bin-lifting equipment, which can be mounted on chassis from any manufacturer. Our focus is on innovation and delivering the products that our customers need to meet the requirements of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

Making the right choice for your fleet

18/10/2019

Diesel is dead – or it will be by 2040 – but what is going to replace it? Phil Clifford considers the options currently available for fleets and concludes that what the industry needs most is more information to make the right choices. Luckily, Future Fleet Forum is just around the corner.

MPS trials hydrogen-powered vehicles

18/10/2019

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.

Ringway Jacobs gears up for winter with eight new spreaders

18/10/2019

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.

Hambledon DC introduces electric vans

21/10/2019

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.

Future Fleet Awards - time to recognise the best in industry

21/10/2019

Future Fleet Forum is coming up again. January 22, 2020, will see a range of expert speakers from all over the world coming together in the Guildhall in London to talk about the latest initiatives, strategies, and technologies to help public sector fleet professionals tackle current challenges.

Spreader manufacturer invest £1.3 million in Scottish venture

23/10/2019

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.

Specialist vehicle expert set to increase training team

24/10/2019

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.

Future Fleet Forum - registration is now open

24/10/2019

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

Clearaway acquires new refuse collection vehicle

31/10/2019

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

Geesinknorba appoints a new agent in Northern Ireland

28/11/2019

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

Exeter City Council looks to the future with new vehicle delivery

28/11/2019

Exeter City Council welcomes the delivery of its new fleet as part of a new 7-year fleet contract hire agreement with Specialist Fleet Services (SFS). 

FORS help with air quality targets

02/12/2019

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

Coventry opts for more Merc-Dennis-Terberg RCVs 

02/12/2019

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.

Comment - electric revolution in the waste sector

02/12/2019

Paul Connor, Head of Tenders and Procurement at Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) looks at the impact of electric vehicles on the public

Seeking the fleet champions of the future

11/12/2019

Fleet management organisations can submit a case study to win one of the highly-desired Future Fleet Awards until December 20.

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