Scarab Sweepers has launched new its hire division, Scarab Direct Hire, to provide its UK customers with Scarab’s road sweeping vehicles for a fixed fee with maintenance and support included.
Rosenbauer and Renault Trucks have presented a new wildland firefighting vehicle.
It meets both category 3 of EN 1846-2 for all-terrain firefighting vehicles and specific requirements for protecting the vehicle crew, as defined for example in the French standard NFS 61-517 or NFS 61-518. This standard includes the requirement for a thermal self-protection system and driver’s cab equipped with a rollover cell. With its compact dimensions, low centre of gravity and single tires, the all-wheel-drive vehicle is ideal for rough terrain. The special firefighting equipment on board makes the extinguishing agents extraordinarily cost-effective and efficient. Plus, the crew can fight the fire using a turret mounted on the bumper and controlled from the cab without exiting the vehicle.
Belgian logistics company, Colruyt is the first to test a 44-tonne electric hydrogen truck in Europe. Dutch company VDL built the HGV, and it only emits water vapour and works with green hydrogen, generated with green power. The vehicle’s fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity to recharge the batteries while moving.
Gloucestershire-based municipal vehicle hire company CTS Hire has appointed Steven Dunne as Sales Manager, to enhance its growth and development across the UK.
Commercial waste management company, Yorwaste, has fitted live camera recording systems to its fleet of vehicles to enhance safety and mitigate false insurance claims. The system also features a fifth in-cab camera, the footage from which can be used as evidence in any incidents.
Fleet managers are warned there is a ‘hidden deadline’ to applying for Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) permit. HGVs over 12 tonnes now require a permit to drive into Greater London under the Direct Vision Standard, which came…
Re-Gen Waste, working in partnership with CIWM, is launching the Re-Gen Academy has launched a transformational support initiative to provide useful and engaging learning and development opportunities to individuals working in local authorities.
Switzerland, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over a 100% electric D Wide ZE to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group on 24th November 2020 in Rheinfelden.
The first Remondis front-end-loader (FEL) waste collection vehicle fitted with c-trace’s dynamic weighing system has been delivered to the company’s site at Doncaster. The vehicle will collect commercial waste and recycling on well-established rounds in the South Yorkshire area. The…
Boston Borough Council has awarded specialist Fleet Services a seven-year maintenance contract. As part of the agreement, SFS is making a considerable investment into the local community by creating a brand-new workshop for the authority.
Islington’s efforts to electrify its fleet are continuing, with the borough becoming the first in London to use a new purpose-built fully electric RCV.
As a provider of transport solutions in more than 100 countries, Scania has awarded the contract for vehicle lifting equipment for the next three years.
NRG Fleet Services and Hills Waste Solutions have opened up a high-tech workshop and servicing facility in Calne, Wiltshire. The new location will provide NRG with excellent access to offer increased services to clients in the South from a strategic location on the M4 corridor.
has launched the Green Machines 500H2TM street sweeper with a hydrogen fuel cell that converts oxygen and hydrogen into electricity.
Transformational change in the emergency services, driven by the challenges presented by COVID-19 and the fast pace of technological innovation being introduced to the sector, is set to be a central theme of The Emergency Services Show, which returns to Hall 5 and the outdoor area at the NEC, Birmingham from 27 to 28 April 2021.
Edinburgh Council has purchased a new electric Bucher Municipal sweeper.
OWL Midlands on November 12 offers many ways of improving your fleet and waste operations. The OWL Master Classes are FREE and CILT-CPD-accredited. Here, we offer you an overview of some of the highlights. Sign up now, to not miss out on this fantastic event.
The all-year-round surface cleaning supplier, Aebi Schmidt UK, has added a new Volvo FE 4×2 rigid to its operations. It will be used to transport the company’s extensive demonstration fleet of road sweepers snow ploughs, and hi-spec clearing machinery around…
Electra Commercial Vehicles has provided Scotland’s first entirely operational electric RCV to North Lanarkshire Council. Electra’s strategic partner Riverside Truck Rental will be supporting the new truck from its Bells Hill Depot with its HV4-trained technicians. North Lanarkshire’s Electra has…
Hire company Johnson Plant has purchased a new JCB electric mini excavator helped the company secure a host of new contracts.
Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric RCV to the Recycling Partnership since launching its new electric re-powering solution at the end of September.
Venari Group has announced that the Ziegler Group Z-Class ARFFV is now available to the UK’s aviation firefighting sector, despite the postponement of the Airport Fire Officers’ Association (AFOA) conference, where it was set to be revealed to the UK market.
Dealer group Rygor Commercials has supplied three new-generation Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2630Ks equipped with an Econ body and MirrorCam technology instead of conventional mirrors. Rygor will deliver three trucks more before the end of the year.
Prominent national entrepreneur Sid Sadique has stepped up to relaunch Mercedes-Benz dealership Roanza Truck & Van as eStar Truck & Van, which will also become the first Electra Commercial Vehicles authorised dealership.
Nine Dennis Eagle diesel RCVs have been delivered to Southampton City Council in line with the goals of its Green City Charter.
The council ordered seven Elite 6×2 rear-steer vehicles with Olympus 21m3 bodies fitted with Terberg OmniTRADE bin lifts and two Elite 4×2 narrow vehicles with Olympus 10m3 bodies and Terberg OmniDEL Electric bin lifts.
Fleet Vision Autumn 2020 has been published, read the latest issue.
ULEMCo, the company pioneering the adoption of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuel in the UK, has commenced the most massive single deployment of hydrogen dual-fuel vehicles yet seen. The move follows an order secured with Scottish company James A Cuthbertson, to transform Glasgow City Council’s existing fleet and some new spreaders to be hydrogen enabled.
Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has signed a contract with Dutch electric-powertrain developer EMOSS to re-power refuse vehicles in the UK.
The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality’s Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Working Party was the second of six launches this August. The meeting was attended by prominent industry experts and academics specialising in air monitoring across the field, including Electra…
Hino has launched a new version of its 4×4 500 Series GT model for Bush firefighting operations in Australia. The new truck has been equipped with Allison fully automatic transmission now fitted as standard equipment.
Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer, Volta Trucks, will soon begin a pilot test of its anticipated Volta Zero with parcel delivery firm DPD. The Volta Zero will be trialled within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in Q1-2021, supporting its micro-depot approach…
One of the UK’s leading sustainable waste management business, Biffa, is planning to achieve savings of £200,000 per year on truck transmission servicing costs.
The Optimised Waste and Logistics (OWL) partnership has confirmed that we are hosting the OWL roadshows for this autumn.
Kirklees Council is equipping 21 of its new waste and recycling vehicles with camera recording systems, reverse radar and the Cyclear cyclist warning system from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS).
A new coalition of forward-looking businesses and senior leaders will drive change across the bio-economy value chain.
Tyres aged ten years and older will be banned from HGVs, buses and coaches on roads in England, Scotland and Wales in a boost to road safety, Roads Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton has announced.
The new purpose-built CityCat V20 series keeps urban areas and public spaces clean while lowering fuel and energy emissions.
Vision Techniques has launched the VT Night-Sight 24 Ultra high- performance camera.
CMS SupaTrak, OWL, and the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality are calling for all refuse collection vehicles operated by councils and private waste operators in the UK to be fitted with air quality monitoring equipment.
Eight new Rosenbauer-body Scania fire trucks with Allison fully automatic transmissions have been taken into operation at the US Army in Germany’s fire departments.
Blackburn-based Electra Commercial Vehicles has announced that Biffa has purchased 27 Electras for its Manchester City Council waste management agreement.
Video telematics provider, SmartWitness has launched a new finance deal for fleet customers that includes hardware, software, and installation at a fixed rate per month with no down payment.
An integrated electric RCV, the eCollect, has just been launched by Dennis Eagle, offering the dual benefits of zero emissions and the one-stop-shop convenience of a vehicle tried, trusted and produced by an original equipment manufacturer.
Drivers and fleet managers must invest in life-saving road safety technology because of a plan to grow the number of cyclists and pedestrians, a leading safety campaigner warns.
International Ambulance and Healthcare provider Falck has just improved its UK Patient Transport Service function with the arrival of a fleet of New MAN TGE Ambulances.
FORS members and training providers can now apply to have an immersive interactive training course approved by FORS. The organisation implemented this to help FORS members meet the HGV and van driver work-related road risk (WRRR) requirement as stipulated in the FORS Standard at Silver level.
CILT’s Bus & Coach Policy Group has published a paper claiming more people will die from air pollution than Covid-19 unless an alternative to the car changes travel behaviour.
Oliver North is a well-known personality in emergency services circles. After several years managing truck production businesses in fire and ambulance, he started Venari Group, which aims to build quality medical emergency and fire equipment and vehicles on British soli. Oliver recently closed a deal with German fire manufacturer Ziegler.
As Mid-Devon District Council and Exeter City Council celebrate the first anniversary of their joint project, FVI catches up with Specialist Fleet Services, the contract hire company awarded the seven-year contract to manage, replace and maintain both councils’ fleets. Specialist…
Jason Airey, MD of CMS SupaTrak, and Ralph Wilce, Founder of Wijs Air, have been selected as Working Party Chairs for the Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality (WCRAQ).
Brigade Electronics, a road safety technology company, has joined forces with RoadPeace to support the CLOCS scheme to reduce deaths caused by construction vehicles.
December 2020: ClientEarth dwell on the continued efforts to fight Covid-19 and the encouraging Ten Point Plan government has committed for a Green Industrial Revolution.