VisionTrack, the AI video telematics and connected fleet data specialist, has introduced a new sophisticated AI-powered post-analysis solution. NARA (Notification, Analysis and Risk Assessment) will revolutionise how vehicle camera footage is assessed and help vehicle operators dramatically reduce road deaths…
Liverpool’s Metro Mayor, Steve Rotherham, will participate in the upcoming Foresight Hydrogen Live event, which will be held in Liverpool at the newly refurbished Titanic Hotel Rum Warehouse. The city of Liverpool has held many great and successful hydrogen projects…
Electra’s first refrigerated hydrogen truck has successfully completed a three-month trial with major UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. The 19-tonne zero-emission Electra eCargo FCEV truck travelled a typical round trip of 208 miles from Sainsbury’s depot in Sherburn-on-Elmet to Newcastle and…
TITAN AVIATION and ELECTRA COMMERCIAL VEHICLES have created the TITAN-eRR20 together, a state-of-the-art 100% electric refueller designed to reduce airport greenhouse gas emissions. This zero-emission refuelling truck will be shipped to and operate at an Irish Airport. The strategic partnership between…
Volvo Trucks has expanded its range of electric trucks, launching electric rigid versions of its Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX models. Thanks to multiple battery, cab and chassis options, the new heavy rigid trucks can be designed to…
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK) – has announced Leon Daniels OBE FCILT as its President for 2023. Leon Daniels OBE is an experienced transport professional with an exceptional record in delivery and performance…
JCB’s double-award-winning electric mini excavator marked another significant milestone in its short history – the production of the 1,000th machine. JCB went into full production with the world’s first volume-produced all-electric mini excavator in 2019. Employees at JCB Compact Products…
Aebi Schmidt launched the Flexigo in 2019. Since then, the multi-functional and multi-seasonal compact sweeper has been widely adopted by local authorities, universities and contractors around the country reports Fleet Vision International. ‘The tremendous versatility of Aebi Schmidt’s Schmidt’s smallest sweeper, the…
Brigade Electronics – a provider of vehicle safety systems – has launched a new and enhanced version of its digital video recorder to the UK market. The MDR 644 offers the same high-quality recording functionality as its predecessors but with a range…
UK Export Finance (UKEF) backing worth £600 million will help Ford to expand its electric vehicle production line and deliver on its 2035 net-zero plan. Ford has doubled its commitment to the UK as its European hub for electric vehicle…
Scania UK’s Apprentice of the Year, George Hinkley, has been named the winner of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s 2022 Skills competition. The South Mimms-based technician beat tough competition to claim the top prize in the Heavy Vehicle Technology…
A leading North-West plant hirer has invested in 20 powerful new JCB 3CX PRO backhoe loaders – hailing the latest model as ‘the best backhoe loader available’. Manchester-based H&C Plant Hire operates siteMASTERS Nationwide Hire, which is dedicated to providing…
Perceptions of people with disabilities have changed dramatically over time, writes Andy Wady, Brand Director at Jardine Motors. Research from the British Social Attitudes Survey found that 83% of respondents viewed disabled people as the same as them, which is up from…
Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low-carbon hydrogen production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford. NGN, the gas distributor for…
UK Export Finance (UKEF) is providing a Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer with an 80% guarantee on its major financing deal from Barclays. The government guarantee is on an £18 million Green Trade Loan and £8 million Green Bank Guarantee, allowing…
ATS Euromaster reports that 12% of the vans and cars it sees under its fleet Mastercare programme run on below-pressure tyres. The results, says the national tyre and maintenance provider, will increase running costs by 3-10% depending on the degree…
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has published findings from a recent industry survey on the current driver shortage crisis. More than three-quarters of respondents declared their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage, and more than three-quarters of respondents…
European governments and MEPs agreed to end sales of new combustion engine cars and vans by 2035. Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) welcomed the deal, which will see the EU become the largest economy to phase out sales of…
Zero-emission HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles and Guest Truck & Van have signed a sales distribution agreement, which sees Electra’s trucks becoming a standard element of the commercial vehicle distributor’s product offering. The arrangement ensures that as a dealership, Guest…
Waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has installed Vision Techniques’ safety equipment on its new electric skip transporter trucks. The two 19-tonne E-Tech DZE trucks were designed and developed in collaboration with Renault Trucks and mark the start of Recycling Lives’…
EV Payment experts Mina, and telematics, driver coaching tech, and rewards platform provider Lightfoot, have announced their partnership to stamp out EV charging fraud for businesses with electric fleets. Their partnership comes at the height of EV demand and as…
A new heavy Scania battery-electric truck, capable of handling loads up to 64 tonnes, enables two Swedish companies to meet their sustainability ambitions. Forming part of the Pilot Series, designed to test the feasibility of battery electric vehicles in heavy…
As Bradford’s Clean Air Zone went into force, the first Dennis Eagle eCollect was put to work by Bradford Council after successfully trialling the all-electric vehicle earlier this year. The council’s goals are to install an actual zero-emissions fleet of…
Aebi Schmidt’s eSwingo all-electric compact sweeper has won the award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s RWM and Let’s Recycle Awards, which were revealed ahead of the RWM and Let’s Recycle Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC. The eSwingo, which…
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire, the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence. The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outstanding achievements of the BMW Academy in developing and promoting…
Faun Zoeller UK has delivered the UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle to St Helens Borough Council. The truck is now ready for its integration into the council’s fleet. This pioneering investment by St Helens Borough Council forms part…
2022 marks the 20th year that Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) has been the fleet provider to Teignbridge District Council. The council has recently decided to extend the current contract hire arrangement for another three years. Teignbridge awarded a third consecutive…
Fleetcor Technologies, a global business payments company, announced the acquisition of Plugsurfing, a European electric vehicle software and network provider to vehicle OEMs, charge point operators (CPO), and fleets.
Nottingham City Council has ordered seven fully electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt as it works towards its target of becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. Nottingham City Council has set a deadline of 2028 to achieve its net…
JCB Chairman Anthony Bamford today paid tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II following her death at 96. Lord Bamford said it was with huge sadness that he had learned of Her Majesty’s death yesterday. Today JCB’s 11 UK factories will…
Trudy Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on…
World EV Day, which takes place on 9 September 2022, has appointed Renault Trucks as its electric commercial vehicle sector lead for World EV Day 2022.
Hako Machines UK has assigned its Northern Irish distributorship to Cyril Johnston, one of the largest suppliers and distributors of garden machinery and leisure goods in the UK and Ireland. Cyril Johnston will now add Hako’s extensive range of sweepers…
Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive board has approved a £1.3m fleet replacement programme to replace ageing and hired vehicles.
Colson Transport has put a new Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter 6×4 tractor unit into service – handing the keys to one of the business’ longest serving drivers as recognition of his years of hard work.
Sparshatt Truck & Van has opened applications to its apprenticeship scheme in Dartford, Sittingbourne, Ashford, and Tonbridge, starting in January 2023.
Element 2, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business, has announced an agreement with XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, to transport hydrogen to Element 2’s UK-wide network of hydrogen refuelling stations. Under the multi-year agreement, XPO will…
Fleet technology and software solutions company Fleetclear has launched the latest version of its anti-roll away and driver ID solution for commercial vehicles.
Birmingham City Council is trialling its first eCollect to combat climate change and air pollution.
ULEMCo, the hydrogen vehicle manufacturer, has demonstrated real-world reductions in CO2 emissions by deploying road sweepers for Aberdeen City Council.
Research by Allison Transmission has revealed that many commercial vehicle fleets could cut their fuel consumption by requesting different axle ratios to those routinely offered on new vehicles. This simple change to a truck’s specification costs nothing yet can significantly reduce running costs and carbon emissions. Savings will likely be most significant on duty cycles with frequent stop-starts around town or on minor rural roads.
Waste collection vehicle hire specialist Fiveways Group has announced that it will donate all the revenue generated from hiring the company’s brand-new Dennis vehicle to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks will unveil the eActros LongHaul electric truck for long-distance transport in September at the IAA.
Dennis Eagle has launched the new all-electric eCollect refuse collection vehicle.
Wales’ first electric-powered recycling truck has joined Conwy County Borough Council’s fleet of vehicles.
York has become the first City in the UK to introduce city-wide real-time transport modelling to help ease congestion and pollution through its Smart Travel Evolution Programme (STEP). Phase one of the programme, which started earlier this year, involved improving…
Flannery Plant Hire has appointed Blackburn-based Vision Techniques to install an automatic braking system to the business’ 50-strong fleet of HGV low loaders.
The implementation of CMS SupaTrak’s telematics solutions has helped Ubico reduce its carbon emissions, lower its fuel bills, and assist drivers in adopting a safer style of driving.
Is electric vehicle range anxiety a genuine concern, or is it all in your head? Bucher Municipal shares internal testing results on its popular truck-mounted and compact electric sweeper models to demonstrate no need for concern about the machines’ ability to carry out their demanding tasks.
Air quality monitoring, the lack of investment in alternative fueling infrastructure, and the need for greater collaboration on procurement to enable local authorities to access funding were among the topics discussed at the first-ever WCRAQ air quality and emissions reduction debate at the Titanic Centre in Belfast on October 12, 2021.
Eight new Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) have been delivered to Belfast City Council by dealer Manvik Plant & Hire.
Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022.
Wheely-Safe appoints Woodway Engineering as distribution partner for the emergency services sector.
Fleet Vision International, Spring 2022, has been published.
Element 2, the UK’s leading hydrogen refuelling business, has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with zero-emission vehicle provider Electra Commercial Vehicles to provide a supply of hydrogen gas and the associated refuelling infrastructure to Electra and its Fuel Cell vehicle customers.
Peterborough City Council has purchased five new Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt for its 10-strong Streetcare sweeper fleet after going out to tender for replacement vehicles.
Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks – the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so.
Electra Commercial Vehicles will be showcasing the first zero-emission refrigerated fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in the UK during the CV Show at the Solomon stand – 5a46.
A broad cross-industry coalition, including Ford of Europe and Volvo Cars, is appealing to the EU to ensure all new cars and vans in Europe are zero-emission from 2035 and to establish mandatory charging infrastructure targets.
Research conducted by ULEMCo, a hydrogen solutions provider, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxfordshire Fire Service has concluded that it is possible to create hydrogen battery-electric fire tenders.
ality of recycled materials collected from homes, a new fleet of refuse vehicles has arrived to collect paper and cards separately from other dry mixed recyclables such as glass, tins, and plastic.
Forest Green Rovers, the world’s greenest football club, has partnered with Renault Trucks to support the club’s commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable travel with its first 100% electric team minibus, a Renault Trucks Master E-Tech.
Gloucester with Ubico in April, after the city council became the eighth local authority shareholder of the environmental services company.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK –CILT(UK) – appoints Louise Robinson as its new Director of Membership and Engagement.
Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Eagle Twin Pack Refuse Collection vehicle to Islington Council.
Derby City Council has replaced the Swingo 200+ compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt on its street cleansing fleet – with three brand new Swingos.
ProSolution, the fleet and transport consultancy, has been awarded a new contract by the Bus Services Division of Merseytravel.
Exeter City Council will be taking delivery of three new electric refuse vehicles on a contract hire agreement from SFS. The trucks will ultimately be powered by renewable energy sources, to help the city achieve its target to become carbon neutral by 2030.
CMS SupaTrak will exhibit and demonstrate its JobTrak in-cab route management solution at OWL Live Wales, held at Voco St Davids in Cardiff on March 31, 2022. The event will be hosted by the Chair of CIWM Wales, Brian Royson…
International case studies, the latest research, and practical examples of initiatives in action dominate the programme at the first Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW conference on April 13 2022. Ann-Marie Knegt reports.
Work experience at a tank driving experience school sparked Robert Wiltshire’s interest in working on heavy vehicles and led him to pursue his dream job as an HGV Technician at CTS Hire. FVI interviews him about his experiences and his ambitions.
The industrial vehicle sector is an inspiring place to be right now. Manufacturers are pushing the pace of product development to harness the latest technologies to bring the vehicles and machinery of the future to market.
Harrow Council has added its first fully electric street sweeper another step forward for the authority’s carbon-neutral pledge.
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The supermarket has added two new 37-tonne fully electric Daf CFs to its fleet in partnership with logistics and international freight forwarding company FSEW. The new trucks will transport food and other products between Wentloog rail terminal outside Cardiff and…
Allison Transmission will highlight its latest technology in firefighting and emergency services, including its eGen Power electric propulsion system, at the SICUR biennial international trade fair this month (IFEMA exhibition centre, Madrid; February 22-25; stand 8E26). Allison is expanding its…
As part of a ten-vehicle order, North West Local Authority, St. Helen’s, has invested in the UK’s first actual OEM Hydrogen Fuel Cell power
ew Dennis Eagle e-Collect electric refuse vehicles powered by 100% green electricity have joined BCP Council’s fleet as part of the council’s aim to make its operations carbon-neutral by 2030.
New regulations that bring smaller light commercial vehicles (LCVs) travelling to the EU under the requirement to have an International Operator’s Licence will place key demands on fleets in the future, says FleetCheck.
After an extensive tender process, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has added eight Swingos from Aebi Schmidt to its street cleaning vehicle fleet. The compact sweeper scored top marks following an extensive tender process.
uthor David Wilson has launched a new book available in Softback and e-book formats. He wrote this title for fleet owners worried about the rising cost of buying and maintaining vehicles, or perhaps for operators concerned that they may exceed fleet budgets.
e Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US is finalising the most ambitious federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks ever.
North East Lincolnshire Council has wrapped its new fleet of 10 recycling vehicles with epic scenes that celebrate the borough’s beaches, parks and green spaces. The fleet of 26-tonne Dennis Eagle Elite 6 with electric bin lifts are part of…
Granville Eco Park is accelerating the switch to cleaner fuelling and bio-methane fleets in Northern Ireland and championing the circular economy through its smart loops movement.
Digger manufacturer JCB has taken delivery of the latest Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car – just as it develops its own hydrogen engine technology.
The Alltruck Group, based in Scotland, has purchased a Stertil Koni four-post and two-post heavy duty vehicle lifts to simplify a wide range of operations within its new workshop in Grangemouth.
MCo, the hydrogen fuel cell specialist has started developing with the FC fuel cell module from the Toyota Motor Corporation. It produces a range of optimised hydrogen fuel cell solutions for electric vehicle applications. As the first step, ULEMCo obtains a fuel cell for evaluation under the feasibility project HySPERT (Hydrogen Special Purpose Electric vehicle platform for Refuse collection and fire Trucks).
ion International is delighted to announce the launch of Fleet Vision International – THE SHOW, the international conference and exhibition promoting excellence in frontline fleet and essential services, which will take place at the London Guildhall on February 4, 2022.
The sixth issue of the thought-leading publication for front-line fleet operations and essential services has been published. Read your copy today, and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.
ampton City Council sees electrifying results from its fleet of four new all-electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt UK. The sweepers are making a vital contribution to meeting the Council’s environmental objectives under its Greener City Charter.
Multevo, the highways and verge maintenance specialist, has developed the world’s first Hydrohog – the high performance and multi-purpose highway maintenance machine powered by diesel and hydrogen. Diesel is replaced by up to 40%, and this considerably reduces emissions. The…
Specialist Fleet Services (SFS) expands its operations in the South West following two new seven-year contract hire agreements from Somerset West and Taunton Council and North Devon Council.
K’s first two 100% electric 18-tonne D Wide Z.E. skip loaders. The OEM announced the new contract during the Freight in the City Expo 2021, on September 28, Alexandra Palace, London.
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.
The fourth issue of the thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services is available. Read your copy today, and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.
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.
The third edition of the new thought-leading magazine for front-line fleet operations and essential services has now been published. Read your copy today and don’t hesitate to share it with colleagues.
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…