Allison Transmission will retrofit FuelSense 2.0 software to 493 Dennis Eagle and Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks for leading waste management company Biffa.
The Ford Venari Alliance’s new, dual-crewed lightweight ambulance, based on a Ford Transit chassis-cab, debuted at Birmingham’s Emergency Services Show on September 7.
Yorkshire-based plan hire company Fairfax specified seven brand new Isuzu rigids for the first time, adding three Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks and four Isuzu 7.5 tonne trucks to its fleet. Operating out of their three depots in Yorkshire, the…
early a third of trucks in Spain exceed the EU’s legal emission limits, testing in Barcelona and Madrid indicates.
JCB is recruiting 100 new welders for its Staffordshire factories as demand for its products continues to increase.
ord’s all-electric Transit is starting work on European roads as customer trials commence with a selection of significant fleet operators ahead of the volume sales launch in spring 2022.
Cheltenham based environmental services company, Urbaser, has confirmed the acquisition of J&B Recycling, a waste management company operating in the North East of England.
Hydrogen transport pilots in the Tees Valley area will establish the UK as a leader in the technology and propel us towards our net-zero goals, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 7 August 2021, as he unveiled the winners of a £2.5 million R&D competition.
ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuel specialist, has been awarded government funding with its partners to produce an optimised design for specialised hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. Working with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and its Fire and Rescue Service, ULEMCo will design the fuel cell…
HyRange system from German/English manufacturer Proton Motor Fuel Cell for its prototype electric hydrogen commercial vehicle range.
SP Energy Networks and Dumfries & Galloway Council are piloting the UK’s first two Electra fully electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) for rural applications.
Allison Transmission Japan, a designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions, has announced that Allison 3000 Series and 4000 Series transmissions have been selected for the FS, FY and the new FH and FR models of Hino Motors’ HINO 700 Series heavy-duty trucks for the Australian market.
Following an open tender process via the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Go Plant Fleet Services has recently delivered four new Dennis Eagle RCVs into Hyndburn Borough Council. Hyndburn BC now has a fleet of ten high specification RCVs to service the…
Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS). The company is committed to transforming the future of resource management, and the switch to electric refuse collection vehicle is a significant step in achieving this goal.
Demand for all-electric vehicles in the EU surges three times in 2021.
Waste management specialist Select Environmental Services has added the first front-end loader to its fleet. The 32-tonne Arocs is also its first truck to be fitted with the manufacturer’s MirrorCam system.
Islington Council has received the borough’s first fully electric cage tippers to electrify the Council’s fleet of vehicles further. The 7.5-tonne vehicles produce no exhaust emissions and help ensure that local people have cleaner, healthier air to breathe.
Fleet Vision International (FVI), the magazine aimed at fleet, transport, and operational and workshop depot directors/managers who deal with sophisticated commercial fleets and frontline services, calls out for editorial contributions for our Autumn issue. You can be part of this and showcase your products and services in front of senior fleet officials.
Ford’s latest all-electric car, the Mustang Mach-E, has become a Guinness World Record holder after driving between John O’Groats and Land’s End with only two charges. Independently verified data showed that the Ford Mustang Mach-E travelled over 6.5 miles per…
Fleet Vision International Summer 2021, Q3 has been published.
The new unitary authority, North Northamptonshire Council, is updating its waste and recycling fleet with a vehicle replacement programme comprising over 110 vehicles.
Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) was awarded the contract to provide and maintain the vehicles and workshop management services. Previously, SFS worked for Kettering and Corby Borough Councils, both of which are now part of the newly formed North Northamptonshire Council and Wellingborough and East Northants Councils.
Discover how transition technologies such as biofuels, additives and blends can help your operation reduce emissions without capital expenditure at OWL Midlands.
Electra Commercial Vehicles has signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Proton Motor Power Systems, a producer of hydrogen fuel cells and electric hybrid systems with a zero-carbon footprint, to develop zero-emission fuel cell trucks in the UK and Ireland.…
OWL Midlands, held on July 8 at New Hall in Sutton Coldfield, will have the new ‘Dennis to the Rescue’ mobile classroom on show. Attendees will also discover the benefits of switching over to electric refuse collection vehicles.
Jon Siviter recently joined the team at specialist wrapping company Creative Vehicle Wrapping (CVW) as Director. Jon leaves his position as UK Sales Manager for Riverside Truck Rental (part of the NRG Group) to take up the new role.
Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems has supplied a high-spec HGV safety solution to lubricant distributor Moove Lubricants, resulting in significant operational benefits and Moove now being on track to achieve FORS Silver Membership.
Following its criticism, earlier this month of the Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) latest round of restrictive funding for smaller size-appropriate zero-emissions buses, Rochdale-based bus manufacturer, Mellor, has received substantial backing for its ‘big bus bias’ campaign from industry bodies, charities…
Daimler Trucks focuses on hydrogen-powered fuel-cells for the electrification of its vehicles for flexible and demanding long-haul transport.
A new white paper authored by DriverMetrics Research Director, Dr Lisa Dorn, is designed to help managers understand key concepts around mental health and its impact in the workplace. In particular, it focuses on the effect that poor mental health has on driver behaviour and provides practical advice on managing and improving fleet safety.
Marshall Fleet Solutions has, with immediate effect, appointed industry stalwart Andrew Kitchen as Head of Tail Lift Operations as part of the planned expansion of its growing tail lift division.
Firefighting vehicle manufacturer Ziegler is investigating hydrogen as an energy source for firefighting trucks.
Specialist municipal leasing company Scammell Commercial has just added six new Isuzu trucks to its fleet covering 3.5 tonnes, 7.5 tonnes and 13.5 tonne GVW models.
Ambulance conversion specialist, VCS, has partnered with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to produce the UK’s first Dual Crewed Ambulance (DCA) based on a Volkswagen Crafter.
NRG Fleet Services and its hire division Riverside Truck Rental (RTR) have supplied Wiltshire-based waste disposal, plant hire and civil engineering company MJ Church with the first Electra fully-electric refuse collection truck in the South West. The RCV will save six tonnes of CO2 from going into the atmosphere each year, according to calculations from manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles.
The NHS in Essex has teamed up with Ford, Venari Group, and local community health leaders to roll out a vital initiative across Mid and South Essex, delivering COVID-19 vaccines to communities vulnerable to COVID-19 that might face barriers to accessing traditional healthcare services.
Fleet Vision International (FVI), the magazine aimed at fleet, transport, and operational and workshop depot directors/managers who deal with sophisticated commercial fleets and frontline services, is calling out for editorial contributions for our Summer issue. Every quarter, we send FVI…
German firefighting manufacture Ziegler has delivered TLF 4000 tanker to the Gangelt fire department. This truck is the first to have the new ALPAS superstructure, and it features the new Z-Control operating system.
A series of faulty vehicle cameras and unrecorded footage on waste and recycling vehicles at South Ayrshire Council has led the council to switch to live camera systems remotely monitored and health-checked.
Dawsongroup Sweepers has recently received ten new Isuzu 7.5-tonne RCV’s as part of its latest fleet upgrade and expansion programme. Twenty new Isuzu 7.5-tonne tippers will follow this initial order, delivered later on in the year. As part of the…
The JCB PotholePro was sent to fix holes on one of the motorway’s busiest stretches – junctions 14 and 15 between Stafford and Newcastle-under-Lyme – during two night-time lane closures.
Sheffield hydrogen specialist, ITM Power, has appointed Reconomy to manage its waste and recycling services at its Gigafactory near Meadowhall.
Connected fleet specialist CMS Supatrak passed its ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management accreditation with flying colours. The telematics platform solutions provider reached through the audit without a single major or minor non-conformance.
Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, in collaboration with Emergency One (UK), a UK manufacturer, service and support of fire and rescue vehicles, have announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The German manufacturer of fire trucks, Ziegler, has won this year’s iF Design Award for the Z-Class, Z-Cab AiR, Z-Turret and ALPAS. The jury handed out the award in the discipline Product and the category Automobiles/vehicles. Z-Control of the latest…
ruck makers and environmentalists have joined forces to push for the deployment of 11,000 charging points for electric trucks across the EU by 2025, rising to 42,000 by 2030. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and Transport & Environment (T&E) made this call to the European Commission in a joint letter.
SWARCO eVolt, one of the UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure providers, has recruited Adrian Felton to lead the company’s solutions and capabilities within the electric bus (eBus) and truck sector.
The Vizcaya Provincial Council in the Galicia province in Spain has invested seven million euros in its Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Rescue Service. Almost 25% of the existing fleet will be replaced by new trucks, enhancing efficiency and improving rapid response.
The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality calls for the UK Government to implement stricter legislation around DPF testing during MOTs to reduce particulate matter emissions. The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality estimates that this measure could save the UK around 1000 tonnes of particulate matter PM2.5 per year based on research carried out in The Netherlands.
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Meritor has announced that it is the recipient of the Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) Core Competition Program in the UK to partially fund Meritor’s 17Xe™ electric powertrain system heavy-duty electric trucks and buses equipped with a single drive axle.
Marine vehicle contractor GPS Marine has switched to the use of Green D+ biofuel for its entire Thames fleet as part of its Clean Maritime Plan, which is supported by grants from the Cross River Partnerships and the Tideway Project. Heather Eastwood reports.
When deciding which vehicles to buy or lease, it is crucial to be fully confident you are making the best component choices. That you are fully up-to-speed on the differences in performance, usability and running costs, yet, there is one significant technology that not all truck fleet operators are fully aware of, comments Allison Transmission’s, Nathan Wilson.
Vehicle safety technology company Innovative Safety Systems (ISS) has invested in the creation of a new software division – FleetClear – to deliver an all-in-one fleetwide vehicle safety and fleet management solution.
Local population growth, increased recycling quantities and extensive new residential developments have led Hambleton District Council to expand its refuse and recycling collection fleet with vehicles part-powered by electricity to reduce carbon emissions.
Halton Housing, a Northwest housing association with over 7,000 homes across Widnes and Runcorn, has recently completed the re-tendering of its vehicle contract hire framework. The framework will last for four years and covers a range of vehicles from small cars to 26-tonne refuse vehicles and plant and specialist vehicles.
Introduction of E10 petrol could save 750 kilotons of carbon a year – equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off our roads
Today’s announcement that E10 petrol is to be introduced from September 2021 is a significant step towards the decarbonisation of existing cars in the UK, on the way to our 2050 net-zero target.
Waste management specialist Biffa has selected EPIC Media Group to supply and fit vehicle livery on over 300 vehicles new fleet servicing Cornwall Council’s Waste and Recycling Collection, Street and Public Open Space Cleansing Services Contract.
Southampton City Council has received the first of four all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK to help meet its environmental objectives under its Green City Plan 2030.
ULEMCo, the UK hydrogen fuel specialist, and its partners have delivered the first significant milestone to creating the future’s zero-emission ambulance.
Radius Payment Solutions has launched a new range of products specifically aimed at businesses and fleet operators looking to transition to electric or hybrid vehicles.
Improving the diversity and inclusivity of the fleet industry is essential if the sector is to remain innovative and dynamic as we move into the next decade, Nathan Wilson from Allison Transmission tells Fleet Vision International. Words by Ann-Marie Knegt.
Covid-19 has accelerated the diversification of the transport sector and this can deliver benefits at every level of business, writes Grahame Neagus from Renault Trucks UK.
The Fife Council Waste Academy aims to bridge the gap in recruitment and provide employment opportunities for clients with known barriers to employment, writes Sandy Anderson, Service Manager − Waste Operations at Fife Council.
Poor air quality accounts for up to 36,000 deaths each year in the UK. Around 400 of these deaths are in Nottingham. Matt Ralfe from Nottingham City Council, tells FVI how the council has put air quality and sustainability at the heart of its agenda and transformed its fleet in just four years.
In January 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a significant Vision Zero initiative for New York City with ambitious street re-design goals, new bike lanes, improved traffic rules, and better enforcement. Six years on, what does a Vision Zero NYC Fleet look like?
Following extensive consultations with fleets and insurers, Drive iQ has launched a critical new revision of its online driver safety and well-being programme for 2021.
Go Plant Fleet Services has rolled out Jaama’s Key2 fleet management system to manage its 3,100 commercial and specialist vehicles, and 600 items of plant.
Vision Techniques has launched a thermo detection and facial recognition system, called VT Ipath, to protect employees and the public during the pandemic.
The new Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks have now been designed as fire service vehicles with a crew cab for up to nine people.
The new variants of the two models, developed in close cooperation with bodybuilders and the emergency services, have many improvements designed explicitly for fire service vehicles.
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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.
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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.
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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…