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Transport Parts Archive

Double-jointed long-reach pliers from Laser Tools

If you have to get access to a hose clip, or other fixing buried deep in the engine bay, long-reach pliers can be very useful. But by their very nature the handles open a greater distance than the jaws. This can be very cumbersome, and for something like a large hose clip it means using

Volumetric mixers to be brought in line with HGV regulations

The British Government has made a further announcement to clarify the regulation of volumetric concrete mixers, which will fall in line with other HGVs beginning in September 2018. The existing legislation means that volumetric operators and drivers require no Operator Licence, no application of drivers’ hours or working time rules. According to the Mineral Products

Rosario Bus achieves improvements in tyre pressures and tread depth thanks to Pneuscan

A leading Argentinian bus fleet is achieving significant savings in its tyre budget thanks to the recent installation of a Pneuscan Inground tyre control system from VENTECH Systems Rosario Bus S.A., which has 40 years’ experience in the public transportation sector, operates a fleet of 1,500 urban buses in the cities of Rosario, Santa Fe

Hella launches new diagnostic tool at Automechanika

Central to its appearance at Automechanika Birmingham in June, original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier Hella, will be unveiling the new mega macs 77 diagnostic tool from Hella Gutmann Solution (HGS). Although all the company’s lighting and electronics programmes will also be represented on its stand in Hall 19 (M148), HGS will be to

Continental offers new training courses for drive components

Modern vehicles are gaining in technical complexity all the time and are constantly posing new challenges for independent workshops in the automotive aftermarket. They need well trained staff with extensive know-how in order to offer a fast, professional service. They can count on Continental in that – the technology company offers a comprehensive program of

New CameraMatics app from ProVision

ProVision will be using the CV Show in Birmingham to demonstrate a new mobile-based app targeted at fleet managers to help with minimising risks, and tracking compliance, associated with running a commercial vehicle fleet. Available for both iOS and Android, the innovative app will cover Accident Reporting and Checks Management for vehicles and represents a

New determination of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption on trucks

As of 1 January 2019, newly produced trucks will have to determine and declare their CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, which the European Commission says will will increase transparency around the fuel consumption of heavy-duty vehicles in the EU market. It is estimated that freight transport demand, and hence fuel consumption, will grow by some

Shell first on  hydrogen refuelling station

Shell has announced it will introduce a hydrogen filling station to its Beaconsfield site in the UK, making it the first location there to sell the fuel under the same roof as petrol and diesel. Supplied by ITM Power, the Beaconsfield location generates the hydrogen onsite using an electrolyser, fed only by water and electricity. Opened as

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles report strong first quarter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland (VCVI) has reported a strong start to 2018 with a sales increase of 13.5 per cent to over 2,500 vehicles. And it claims the biggest market share development in the first quarter of the 2018 Irish commercial vehicle market. It sits firmly in second place with 20.33 per cent market share,

FTA Ireland members set the standards for truck safety

Safety and compliance are key to the success of any HGV fleet management system.  And from today (28 March 2018) Ireland’s operators of HGV fleets can achieve an independent verification standard which demonstrates their legal standards of operation. The Freight Transport Association of Ireland (FTAI) has launched an annual audit programme – TruckSafe – which