WHAT’S THE KEY TO REDUCING FUEL CONSUMPTION?
This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show will see Shell unveil the results of new independent research looking into the fuel management practices of more than 200 managers of UK-based road haulage operators. The report will be available from the euroShell card stand.
The Fuel Matters 2014 study will reveal the most common techniques used by road haulage managers to reduce fuel consumption as well as their opinion on the greatest opportunities to enhance savings. It will also highlight what they believe are the most significant barriers to improving fuel management practices and what needs to be done to address them.
Phil Williams, Head of Shell Commercial Fleet UK, said, “Fuel management is an important job for fleet managers as it contributes significantly to operating costs. Environmental credentials are also becoming an increasingly regular feature in customer tenders. Despite this, road haulage managers are telling us there’s little information on the topic readily available and they need help. We commissioned this market research to address this and we hope road haulage managers will find the results useful for tackling this important challenge.”
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ALLPORTS GROUP TO APPEAR AT THE CV SHOW
Allports Truck Centre, the Renault Trucks-authorised distributor for Lichfield and Stoke-on-Trent regions, will show a Renault Trucks Range T tractor and a bodied Renault Trucks Range D rigid, alongside two Deker trailers which it also represents in the UK: a Deker Clear Dek and a Deker Maxi Dek.
Paul Sanders, Allports Group Managing Director says, “This year has seen us put the first Euro-6 Renault Trucks Range T on the road in the UK and invest heavily in our truck centre facility in Stoke-on-Trent. Exhibiting at the CV Show highlights the growth of the company that’s going from strength to strength.”
Established in 1959, the Allports Group has a tradition of serving commercial vehicle operators throughout the UK with products and services, delivering financial and operational benefits to the commercial vehicle industry. The Group has developed successful operations in key business areas, including Allports Truck Centre, Allports Rental and Contract Hire specialists, Bodywork Repair and Paint Centre, and Deker Trailers.
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MICHELIN SOLUTIONS MAKES CV SHOW DEBUT
A unique solution that can help truck, bus and coach fleets radically reduce fuel consumption will make its debut at the CV Show.
EFFIFUEL by Michelin solutions – a new entity of the Michelin Group – brings together a range of fuel-saving levers to help companies reduce and contain their fuel consumption, managing it efficiently and meeting a fuel consumption target over periods of up to four years.
Paul Davey, Commercial Director of Michelin solutions in the UK and Ireland, explains, “This is an entirely new approach to understanding fuel efficiency and a novel concept in the commercial vehicle sector. The CV Show is the perfect opportunity to discuss it with some of the biggest fleets.”
As part of the offering, a team of dedicated fuel analysts from Michelin solutions, working with selected partners, accesses a broad range of levers including eco-driver training, fitment of on-board telematics and optimisation of tyre management to improve efficiency and profit margins.
“Our fuel analysts study data on the influences of fuel consumption, while also optimising tyre management through pence-per-kilometre pricing, combined with a fitment strategy aimed at improving fuel consumption. We’ll then define a contractual commitment based on projected fuel consumption savings and the resources needed to attain them. If the saving goal is met, the two companies share the gains. If it is not, Michelin solutions will reimburse a portion of the expenses incurred on a pro rata basis,” Paul continued.
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CARTWRIGHT SHOWCASES TRAILER WITH NEW ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Cartwright will show a new design trailer at the CV Show, promoting the company’s latest advance in technology. The trailer is a straight frame curtainsider compliant to EN 1246XL, complemented with the company’s new roof-suspended load restraint system that is now in operation with a number of its major customers.
Cartwright has developed this system through a combination of in-house design using Solid Works software and successful field trials across a range of operators and applications. It is another example of how Cartwright is helping its customers to ensure they comply with the latest European standards on load restraint/constraint and work to best practice laid down by HSE and DfT.
The company’s latest technology features on its trailer products include a fully galvanised chassis which has recently become a popular additional option with customers.
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CANM8 PRODUCTS FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
CANM8 is a well-established and growing company, providing unique and customised CAN Bus solutions, tailored to meet the needs of its customers. The company specialises in a wide range of products including Advanced Runlock Systems, Peripheral Device Interfacing and Vehicle Data acquisition.
This year’s CV Show will see CANM8 launch innovative products specifically designed for commercial vehicles. It has recently developed and engineered a Runlock solution for the Mercedes Sprinter and a left-turn warning device control system, both of which have proved to be a great success with many city-based vehicles.
The Show will also see the launch of the new CANM8 CANNECT range. This unique platform allows its customers to receive latest software updates and instant technical support. CANM8 offers customised versions of all its products and is constantly developing new products through vehicle research and software design.
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FLEETWIZARD TO DEMONSTRATE TRANSPORT PLANNING AUTOMATION
FleetWizard will demonstrate its full range of newly-developed software solutions for the first time, at this year’s CV Show. This range includes transport management systems, mobile working applications and routing optimisation software which can now combine into a complete end-to-end system to maximise automation and efficiency.
FleetWizard is the result of over five years of development and has been built entirely in-house. Thanks to the technology used and the way it has been built, it has a number of unique benefits: superior transport planning, greater automation and total flexibility to customise to any organisation or industry.
Companies using FleetWizard are becoming more efficient in many ways: saving significant time in transport planning, benefiting from 5%-20% reduced mileage of their fleets and the resulting fuel savings, providing enhanced service to customers through digital PODs, greater information sharing and focus on exceptions, as well as automating many manual processes and eliminating errors.
FleetWizard is fully flexible in its implementation and terms: it can be hosted or installed, purchased or leased, for less than £1 per vehicle per day.
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WELFARE CONVERSION OF NEW FORD TRANSIT TO BE REVEALED
Clarks Vehicle Conversions will reveal a seven-seat welfare conversion of the much anticipated new Ford Transit at the CV Show. Designed to keep transient workforces safe and comfortable, the AutoClarks M7 includes heating, a seating area, messing facilities and a toilet. The new Ford Transit signals the arrival of a wave of developments at Clarks that will see a lighter weight conversion for improved fuel economy and reduced payload.
Clarks also offers a range of other interior solutions from racking to extra seats and lining kits, all tested to meet the highest quality and safety standards. It was the first company to achieve National Small Series Whole Vehicle Type Approval from the VCA in 2013 for its welfare conversions across a number of base vehicles.
This year the company is using the new Ford Transit as a springboard to achieving the European status for Whole Vehicle Type Approval and is committed to future-proofing its conversions against upcoming legislation.
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IVECO’S DAKAR RALLY TRAKKER SWAPS BOLIVIA FOR BIRMINGHAM
One of the toughest trucks ever built, Iveco’s Dakar 2014-competing Trakker Evolution 3, will join a line-up of on and off-road Ivecos on the Italian manufacturer’s stand at the CV Show.
The Trakker Evolution 3 is expected to be one of this year’s hottest exhibits and will appear alongside an on/off-road Euro VI Trakker Hi-Land 8×4 tipper chassis on the 864m² Iveco stand. The 410hp production model benefits from extensive testing conducted by Iveco during the last three Dakar rallies, which it has used to confirm the robustness of its vehicles, putting each individual component under extreme stress.
Joining the two Trakkers will be an all-Euro-6 line-up of road-going trucks, including a Stralis Hi-Way and Stralis Hi-Road as well as the latest generation Eurocargo. These vehicles will each highlight FPT Industrial’s high-efficiency selective catalytic reduction system, called HI-eSCR, which offers multiple benefits including weight reduction, optimised fuel consumption and increased durability.
Also on show will be a high-spec Daily 3.5 tonne panel van, together with a stand-alone Cursor 11 engine, allowing visitors complete 360º access to see FPT Industrial’s new Euro-6 offering.
Iveco will run a Total Cost of Operation simulation across the three-day Show. This will enable bespoke calculations to be made for individual fleets, comparing the potential fuel-saving of Iveco’s Euro-6 tractor units against both a customer’s existing fleet and Euro-6 alternatives from other manufacturers.
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SOMERSTOTALKARE TO SHOWCASE NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AT CV SHOW
Visitors to the SOMERSTOTALKARE stand at this year’s CV Show will see a wide range of lifting products as the company unveils its largest ever exhibition stand.
The display will feature the company’s best selling cable-free lifts, and the latest addition to its product line-up: a Four Post Fixed Lift. The electromechanical PL250-8 has a 25t capacity and an 8m platform. It can be surface or recess mounted, is available in 16-33t lifting capacity and 7m-18m platform lengths and can also be galvanised for outside or wash bay use.
James Radford, SOMERSTOTALKARE Sales and Marketing Director, explained, “Our eye-catching stand at the Show will highlight our capability to provide comprehensive lifting solutions to the commercial vehicle industry. The commercial vehicle sector has embraced a new way of thinking when it comes to the fixed cost maintenance of its workshop equipment and our contracts offer excellent value for money and peace of mind for customers.”
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LIGHTWEIGHT BODIES FROM DOYLES COMMERCIAL BODY BUILDING
Doyles Commercial Body Building makes vehicle bodies for the commercial sector and specialises in lightweight construction.
The Aduro, Doyles’ flagship vehicle conversion, delivers a payload of 1,495kg, an unrivalled payload in the entire 3.5t vehicle sector and less than half a ton lighter than a standard box van, maximising operational, business profits on every load. Bodies are made of lightweight, recyclable, composite materials and deliver a fuel consumption of 32.7mpg with greatly reduced CO2 emissions, ensuring that bottom lines are greatly improved via lower fuel costs without minimising on power.
The 26m3 Magnus delivers a payload of 1,260 kg and can carry six euro pallets. With a internal load dimension of 4,380mm length, 2,290mm width and 2,450mm height, the ‘Magnus’ effectively removes the need for 7.5t vans and cost-heavy liabilities associated with this.
With a step height on both vehicles of only 400mm and a loading height of 600mm, the health and safety risks associated with falling from working heights is greatly reduced.
Doyles Commercial Body Building’s bodies are manufactured to European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) standards to guarantee uniform standards. Its bodies are used in a range of platform and chassis cabs from Fiat, Mercedes-Benz and Vauxhall.
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RETURN TO CV SHOW FOR WM SYSTEM
Following a successful CV Show in 2013, WM System has continued to grow, supplying loading ramps to businesses all over the UK. Manufactured to the highest standard and carrying TUV Nord certification, WM System prides itself on its brand recognition throughout Europe. This has been achieved through giving customers equipment that they can rely on.
Now offering 600 versions of nine different ramp models, WM System can meet most loading and unloading requirements for LCVs on goods up to 1,800kg. The company’s loading ramps will be fully operational for demonstration on its stand.
WM System’s new sales and marketing recruit, Ben Kane, will be on hand to meet customers and arrange on-site demonstrations, ramp installation and ramp servicing.
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STONERIDGE TO REVEAL NEW TACHOGRAPH AT CV SHOW 2014
Stoneridge will demonstrate its expertise in tachograph solutions at the CV Show, revealing a brand-new digital tachograph, the SE5000 Exakt Duo2.
Victoria Tramma, Marketing and Central Sales Manager, commented, “The CV Show 2014 gives us the perfect opportunity to launch our new SE5000 Exakt Duo2. We look forward to showing visitors how our tachograph solutions can save them both time and money.”
In addition to existing benefits such as the One Minute Rule and real-time updates on drive and rest times, the new SE5000 Exakt Duo2 has a wealth of new features. Fleets can now set how POA (Period of Availability) should be counted as SE5000 Exakt Duo2 comes with an improved POA setting. Distribution trucks will benefit from Working Time Directive (WTD) calculations that have been added into the Duo functionality.
Visitors to the stand can see how Stoneridge is at the forefront of tachograph technology. Its Duo Mobile app, showing remaining drive, break and rest times on Android smartphones, and the Tacho Center app, for the wireless download of digital tachograph data, will be on display. Fleets are encouraged to find out more about the tachograph analysis software, OPTAC3 and a range of devices such as the remote download tool digiDL.
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VAN OPERATOR DEMAND FOR KWIK FIT SERVICES SET TO ACCELERATE
Kwik Fit will seek new LCV fleet business opportunities at the 2014 CV Show as it continues to increase its penetration of the vehicle servicing and MoT market. The Kwik Fit stand will also show one of its new-look mobile tyre fitting service vans with its ‘We’ll come to you’ service promise.
Fleets are increasingly turning to Kwik Fit for vehicle servicing as the company rolls out its Kwik Fit Plus network that delivers a customer experience and quality consistent with a volume franchised dealership. There will be 20 sites by mid-2014, mainly located in SE England, and the company plans to open an additional 50 Kwik Fit Plus centres each year.
Kwik Fit Plus centres form part of the company’s ongoing modernisation programme, with separate teams of fully trained staff each delivering traditional fast-fit as well as mechanical services, offering an alternative to franchised dealers in quality, service and price. All are being equipped with five-tonne lifts that can undertake MoTs on Class 7 vans.
Kwik Fit Fleet Director Peter Lambert said, “The Commercial Vehicle Show is the shop window for commercial vehicle operators. In recent years we have continued to expand our focus on this sector of the market, reflected in an increasing number of van operators using our centre and mobile services. Minimising vehicle downtime is critical to LCV operators so further centre developments and the continuing evolvement of our mobile offering will improve fleet operating performance.”
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HIGH QUALITY TRAINING FROM GTG TRAINING ACADEMY
GTG Training Academy has over 40 years’ experience in providing quality training in areas such as transport, logistics and health and safety and will exhibit at its second CV Show.
GTG’s transport department has a variety of driver training courses for large goods and passenger-carrying vehicles, as well as forklift truck training courses. All its instructors hold nationally recognised instructor qualifications awarded by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency or Road Transport Industry Training Board.
Health and safety is a vital part of any business environment, for employers and employees alike. GTG has a range of certified NEBOSH and IOSH courses, from first aid and fire safety to manual handling.
Employers may face challenges in establishing a safety management system, preparing and reviewing risk assessments, carrying out staff training and keeping up-to-date with current legislation and GTG’s expert staff can help in all of these areas.
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DIAGNOSTICS FROM TEXA
TEXA will use the CV Show to demonstrate and discuss its range of service and diagnostic products for HGV, car, light commercial, bus, coach and trailers to fleet managers and engineers who are responsible for vehicle repair workshops. The main focus for its stand will be new developments for vehicle and system coverage in the IDC4 operating software that extends its extensive coverage across a wide range of vehicle applications, with particular attention being paid to the new AXONE range of diagnostic tools.
Another focus for TEXA at the Show is its successful Technical Training Program (TEXAEdu), its latest courses, including Selective Catalytic Reduction (AdBlue), Commercial Vehicle Common Rail Systems, and the new Trailer EBS course. In the UK, over 3,000 technicians have already attended a TEXA course and stand staff will be available to discuss current and future training requirements with fleet operators.
The latest range of Konfort 700 Series air-conditioning machines will also be on display, including dedicated units for the service and maintenance of commercial vehicle and coach/bus systems.
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TRANZAURA AND TACHPRO TEAM UP AT CV SHOW
Stands 4K118 and 4D78
Tranzaura, a leading supplier of tachograph analysis software and electronic defect reporting systems, is teaming up with TachPro, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of driver, vehicle and tachograph supplies, to offer fleet operators the TranzSafety real-time defect reporting system.
TranzSafety is an award-winning solution and the market leader for electronic defect reporting, giving transport managers a host of benefits that improve the efficiency of day-to-day running of their operations.
Mike Price, Sales Director and Founder of Tranzaura, said, “We are really excited to be working with Digital 2000 on this project. We feel that the system is the most innovative on the market and helps our clients to improve the compliance, efficiency and safety of their fleets. TachPro is a well-known company and brand, with a huge customer base and reach so I’m sure we can make TranzSafety the number one defect reporting system in the UK.”
Both Tranzaura and TachPro will demonstrate TranzSafety at the CV Show this year.
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ABLEMAIL TO LAUNCH NEW BATTERY AND SOLAR PANEL CHARGERS
Ablemail Electronics will use the 2014 CV Show to introduce a variety of new products. The company has 30 years’ experience in design and manufacture of DC-DC voltage converters and has recently undergone a substantial investment programme.
It will show a range of microprocessor battery chargers and solar chargers as well as DC-DC converters, providing currents from 2A to 24A with input and output voltages varying from 5-72V to power a wide range of equipment.
The latest microprocessor technology means that the units can be used with stop/start vehicles and many battery types (including Lithium). Ablemail products have been modified to operate in hazardous areas and offers bespoke automotive electronic requirements.
All products are designed and manufactured in the UK to the relevant automotive standards, with a lifetime warranty. This enables Ablemail to offer even greater support and service to its customers in the UK and Europe.
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OSS OFFERS EXTREME ‘SIGN AT THE SHOW’ DEALS
“We’re at the CV Show to make deals,” says OSS Chief Operations Officer, Mark Olpin. “As well as oil rebates we have some excellent ‘Show only’ deals on hazardous workshop waste, parts washers, interceptor clearance and other associated goods and services.”
Workshop waste specialist OSS Group is offering a number of special deals for contracts signed at the Show. The company has also introduced a system that gives payment by BACS for waste oil within 14 days of collection, subject to quantity and quality.
OSS provides a full workshop waste collection service dealing with filters, contaminated fuels, lead acid batteries, solvents and other hazardous wastes, providing the correct containers to ensure total environmental compliance. A full Total Waste Management package is available at discounted rates, dealing with other associated services including tyre collection, interceptor clearances and parts washer rentals.
In addition to its well-established nationwide collection service for all volumes of waste oil and other workshop hazardous wastes, OSS Group now provides a complete range of spill containment and fluid handling products.
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CONGLETON ENGINEERING’S CV SHOW DEBUT
Congleton Engineering is a specialist designer and manufacturer of bodywork and trailer fixings for the transport industry. The company designed, developed and delivered the first ratchet tensioner and roof support pillar for the first curtain-sided vehicle ever built.
Today, Congleton Engineering supplies leading commercial vehicle body and trailer builders with a complete range of curtain-sided vehicle accessories, curtain-sided vehicle parts, roof support pillars and other first class fixings.
Congleton Engineering is uniquely positioned to produce bespoke hardware used on curtain-sided vehicles throughout the UK and its stand staff will offer advice to visitors.
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DRIVERS’ RESPONSIBILITIES HIGHLIGHTED AT CV SHOW
Drivers are responsible for the safety of the vehicle they drive on the road and its load, but the driver is not always the only one responsible, especially when they have not loaded the vehicle themselves.
Vehicle operators and load consignors also have legal responsibilities under both road traffic law and workplace safety regulations and it is important that everyone involved in the transport chain understands those responsibilities.
The Health and Safety Laboratory stand offers advice on transport chain responsibility and what it could mean for your business.
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VBG – SUPPORTING BRITISH BODY BUILDING
At the CV Show this year, VBG will show a new range of ECE 55 type approved drawbar installation kits, and rear under-run systems for the first time. These kits are designed to fit directly onto approved manufacturers’ chassis with no drilling required. VBG has chassis kits to suit most popular truck chassis and most coupling positions.
The ECE 55 approved kits are time saving, with one approval certificate, making fitting couplings and under-run systems fast and easy.
The bodybuilding industry is facing huge costs to comply with the new legislation that comes into force later this year and VBG is working with the industry to provide the support needed to meet these new demands. By providing a system approach on coupling kits and rear under-ride protection, body builders can concentrate on their own products and approvals.
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CYCLE ALERT TO LAUNCH NEW OPERATIVE SAFETY PRODUCT AT CV SHOW
Cycle Alert is a tracking system that alerts drivers to cyclists in their vicinity, improving road safety for drivers and cyclists. Following the success of its live trials with Trandev, and ahead of a planned nationwide roll-out of Cycle Alert, the company’s co-founder Peter Le Masurier will show his latest innovation in safety technology, Operative Alert, at the CV Show.
Operative Alert is a safety system that works in conjunction with Cycle Alert’s RFID technology and is designed to eliminate work-related hazards. It comprises three units: a tag fitted to the hard hat/lanyards/PPE of an operative, sensors fitted to the vehicle/machinery and a dashboard receiver. The three components communicate to notify a driver when an operative is in close proximity, and will also work in tandem with Cycle Alert, to recognise cyclists and reduce work-related road risk.
Operative Alert has already drawn the support of two of the leading names in the haulage industry – Keltbray and Eddie Stobart – and pilot schemes are already underway. Its recognition has been attributed to its congruency with the already successful Cycle Alert, its cost-effectiveness and being a scalable solution to achieving best practice safety standards.
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ALPINE ELECTRONICS LAUNCHES NEW PRODUCT
Alpine Electronics will launch a new product at this year’s CV Show. Its latest in-dash navigation entertainment system, the Alpine X800D-U, is an advanced navi station with optional truck software.
This year, Alpine will focus heavily on complete commercial vehicle solutions for car audio, visual, navigation, driver assistance and safety products. Alpine is an existing OEM supplier to car and commercial vehicle manufacturers, including Mercedes-Benz and Scania Trucks.
Alpine will demonstrate a range of its commercial vehicle specific products – wireless reversing cameras, Bluetooth hands free, DAB, digital TV and navigation.
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NEW APPROACH TO ON-BOARD TELEMATICS
eDrive Group will offer CV Show visitors the chance to see an exclusive preview of its MySafeDrive solution. It is a new sophisticated, low cost, on-board telematics black box that will be officially launched later this year, and puts the driver in control of the information generated.
MySafeDrive is set to shake up the market with a lower cost alternative which offers rewards and incentives for drivers as well as greater control and improved safety and maintenance for fleet operators.
Working in conjunction with insurers and brokers together with the latest camera and recording technology, MySafeDrive will have the capability to deliver specific fleet schemes to reduce risk and in turn result in lower insurance premiums, fewer accidents, better fuel economy and reduced vehicle wear and tear.
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NORTHGATE VEHICLE HIRE HELPS BUSINESSES KEEP AHEAD OF THE GAME
Northgate Vehicle Hire will showcase how businesses can keep ahead of the game by utilising flexible vehicle hire. In a changeable economic climate, many businesses are unable accurately to predict future fleet requirements, so adding flexibility to their fleet can be the answer. At the CV Show, Northgate will demonstrate its flexible rental product for light commercial vehicles.
Visitors to Northgate’s stand will be able to discover how to improve fleet utilisation, reduce downtime and operate an agile and fit-for-purpose fleet. They can also take part in Northgate’s mobile scale international circuit van driving experience with prizes to be won each day of the Show.
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MAHA UK – RAISING STEEL WORK AS WELL AS TESTING FACILITY STANDARDS
MAHA UK, one of the largest suppliers of Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) testing equipment, will further its offering to customers wishing to install a test lane. The company will launch its new TESTBOX option at the CV Show.
MAHA already offers complete solutions for test lanes including equipment, pits and epoxy floor coverings and will now introduce MAHA TESTBOX. This is a total solution that includes the fabrication and erection of a steel building to house the equipment as well as all internal finishing, lighting, electrics, planning permission and building control regulations documentation.
No customer project involvement is now necessary with MAHA handling everything. However, customers wishing to take a more hands-on approach can do so and MAHA’s management of the project can be tailored to suit the client.
Several options are available, ranging from extending the customer’s existing facilities or erecting a stand-alone test hall which can operate independently with no disruption to the main workshop.
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NEMESIS OFFERS ACCESSORIES
Nemesis, supplier of innovative device accessories, is sole distributor for Panavise – the innovative holders company from the US – as well as Brodit and TomTom. Visitors to the CV Show can see the latest in-vehicle device mount technology on Nemesis’ stand.
Its range includes window, pedestal and flexible mounts for all in-vehicle media requirements. Highlights include the 809 series single window mount and the 13166 double mount for super heavy duty applications.
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TRUCKSTOPS VEHICLE ROUTING AND SCHEDULING SOLUTIONS
Logistics professionals at the CV Show this year can learn more about the potential savings on offer with the latest routing and scheduling innovations in TruckStops from MapMechanics.
The latest release of TruckStops includes direct links to international internet mapping and geocoding, aerial photography, live traffic information, more detailed road speed data, a new more flexible, intuitive interface and smart integration with tracking systems to facilitate plan versus actual analysis.
TruckStops now provides street-level mapping and detailed geocoding (placing customer call points on the map) via links to the HERE location platform (formerly NAVTEQ). Maps and postcodes are constantly updated and users can optimise routes and schedules anywhere in the world. Locally held maps and postcodes are also provided, meaning any interruptions to a user’s internet connection will not disrupt the planning process.
Members of the TruckStops team will be on hand at the CV Show to guide users through the benefits and savings on offer, typically a cost reduction between 10%-30%.
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FULLER TANKERS APPOINTED UK REPRESENTATIVE FOR VAN HOOL
Fuller Tankers has been appointed the sole UK representative for the Van Hool range of tankers and trailers.
Van Hool is a Belgian, independent manufacturer of commercial vehicles. Its extensive range of tank semi-trailers is used for the transportation of foodstuffs, chemicals, gasses, bitumen, CO2, and cryogenic gases.
A Van Hool semi-trailer chemical tanker will be on the Fuller Tankers stand at the CV Show and Van Hool sales representatives will be in attendance.
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