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Commercial Vehicle Engineer is the multi-award-winning online monthly for road transport engineers and fleet managers, delivering a unique blend of independent, well-informed analysis, hard-hitting comment and news on the commercial vehicle market and aftermarket. The October 2018 edition, redesigned from cover to cover, is now online.

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OCTOBER 2018 EDITION UPDATE

The editorial spotlight this month falls on the host of trailer and bodywork innovations on display at this year’s huge IAA show in Hannover, Germany. Top award-winners in the pan-European Trailer Innovation 2019 scheme include a lifting-deck curtainsider from the UK’s SDC; a stackable skip system from Delete of Finland; Kässbohrer’s latest multi-functional, extendible platform-skeletal trailer; Carrier Transicold’s gas-fuelled truck refrigeration unit; Koegel’s thoroughly re-engineered new trailer range; and an eye-catching, bolt-on refrigeration unit electrical power-pack from AddVolt of Portugal.

A Volvo Group warning about unexpected “degradation” of diesel engine exhaust emission control equipment has set alarm bells ringing worldwide. But Volvo is by no means the only truck and bus diesel engine manufacturer with SCR woes. We have the full story.

People in the news this month include Julie Lennard, six months into her new job as DVLA boss; Tructyre chief executive Glenn Sherwood, preparing for a merger with Michelin’s ATS Euromaster division; and David Gregory, newly appointed health and safety supremo at fast-growing Tiger Trailers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 2018

6 Points of view
Doosan UK's commercial director Paul Watson on new emissions limits for fork-lift trucks coming into force in January. ParcelHero's David Jinks on the perils of an "Amazon tax". RTITB boss Laura Nelson on what should and should not be read into a plunge in Driver CPC numbers.

9 News
Exhaust emission alarm bells rung by Volvo Group warning.

10 News
Driver medicals: fitter than they were but still far from perfect.

11 Follow the leaders in trailer innovations
The ingenuity of trailer-makers and bodybuilders seldom gets the recognition it deserves. That's where the biennial, pan-European Trailer Innovation awards scheme comes in. Tim Blakemore is your guide to the 2019 results.

24 News from the north
Trucks taking centrestage in the Transport News TruckScot Scenery this month include a Volvo FH420 eight-wheeler from Peterhead, an Iveco Stralis six-wheeler from Elgin, a Renault C-Range hookloader from Inverness, and three 630hp Mercedes Actros 6x2 tractors from Aberdeen.

27 News from the north
Directors at Lancashire-based Monks Contractors explain why the Thompson ServiceTech offering is just the ticket from their point of view.

29 News from the north
Our learned friend the Transport News Truck Advocate offers some expert advice on O-licences and vehicles below the 3.5 tonnes GVW threshold; asbestos loads and ADR licences; and safety inspections when vehicles are kept off the road.

30 People and jobs
David Gregory takes charge of health, safety and environmental matters at Tiger Trailers. Jonathan Wood is promoted to global components engineering vice president at Cummins. Twelve months after acquiring Tructyre, Michelin reveals plans to merge it with ATS Euromaster.

 
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