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Microlise launches telematics solution for smaller fleets

16th August 2019

Microlise has launched a new telematics solution aimed squarely at smaller fleets. The company’s new Focus system has been designed specifically to give smaller operators access to the same data and f...

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Scania adds a 540 hp version to its 13-litre engine range

16th August 2019

Scania’s range of industry leading 13-litre engines is now complemented by a 540 hp version. The new engine – DC13 166 – is primarily intended for applica­tions and customers where lots of p...

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EV charging stations surpass number of fuel stations

16th August 2019

There are now almost 1,000 more public places to charge electric cars than there are forecourts to pump petrol in the UK – 9,300 EV charging locations compared to 8,400 fuel stations.1 The cros...

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New HGV market almost doubles in Q2 with registrations up by 46.3%

15th August 2019

The UK’s new heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market rose 46.3% in the second quarter of 2019, with 15,605 units registered, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Trad...

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Dometic launches ultra slim highly efficient truck parking cooler

15th August 2019

Driving long range requires some breaks for drivers to rest and recover in order to stay alert. In warmer climates, parking coolers are a prerequisite to make such stops comfortable so that the driver...

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How hanging an air freshener or fluffy dice from your mirror could cost you £1,000

15th August 2019

An air freshener hanging from your rear-view mirror could be enough to land you with a £1,000 fine and 3 points on your licence, police are warning. A new crackdown could deem anything from invasive s...

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M1 safety week reduces collisions by a third

15th August 2019

A week of action to improve safety on the M1 helped to reduce collisions by almost a third. The number of incidents during the Highways England initiative fell from 90 collisions during the previous...

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Yodel invents trailer safety gate system to reduce accidents

15th August 2019

Independent UK parcel carrier, Yodel, has partnered with trailer manufacturer Cartwright to develop an innovative new safety gate system designed to reduce accidents as part of the latest addition to its tr...

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UK used car market down -2.8% in Q2

15th August 2019

The UK’s used car market declined by a moderate -2.8% in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 2...

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Wearable AR tech drives future for Renault Trucks technicians

15th August 2019

Renault Trucks is rolling out its innovative remote mentoring solution, ‘Optiview’ in its workshops across the country. Equipping technicians with RealWear HMT-1 headsets will enable them to signific...

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