Smart tachograph data collection from VDO
A range of new VDO TIS-Web analysis and archiving software will make its debut at the Show. The comprehensive range of apps is designed for modern day transport operators and workshops.
The Driver App, with the use of a VDO SmartLink Pro bluetooth dongle and VDO Digital Tachograph, can offer drivers remote access to digital tachograph, VDO counter and calendar information to ensure the driver can easily review the amount of rest time taken. Information can be viewed on a Smartphone up to 50 metres away from a vehicle.
The TIS-Web Fleet App, with a VDO SmartLink Pro and Digital Tachograph, will give all of the above information plus Driver Card download, messaging, vehicle check report and location data for vehicle tracking.
The Workshop App gives technical information to the workshop tachograph technician, including service and error code information.
In addition to the range of TIS products is TIS-Connect, an interface that integrates with a third party supplier and automatically transfers data from the VDO Digital Tachograph to the VDO TIS-Web service. The TIS-Connect Interface has already been released for the Volvo Dynafleet and the Scania Remote download services.
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World Crane Championship finalists named
The 18 finalists who will take part in the first ever Cargotec Hiab World Crane Championships have been selected, ready for their shoot-out at the Show. They have won their places after qualifying rounds held in 13 different countries and will be competing to take away a 25,000 Euro prize.
To prove they have what it takes, those competing for the title of World Crane Champion will manoeuvre a HIAB X-HiPro 192 through a series of obstacles, trying to beat a time set by the anonymous crane pro ‘Eric’ – Hiab’s very own version of The Stig. ‘Eric’ also developed the track design, which includes toppling water-filled drums with a load, whilst keeping the crane below a crossbar.
“The finalists are all immensely skilled crane drivers, and we cannot wait to see how they handle the course,” said Carl Gustaf Göransson, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Hiab. “However, it’s important they remember to keep a cool head, as they will be performing in front of a large crowd and mistakes incur time penalties and, in the worst cases, disqualification.”
Finnish competitor Jukka Suttinen is so determined to become World Crane Champion that he has built a replica practice track in preparation, while others have been preparing for many years, like Gudio Beaujean from The Netherlands, who has been driving cranes since he was only 12 years of age.
Hiab hopes to make the World Crane Championships an annual contest, with a return event planned for next year.
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Vans A2Z promotes LCV driving event
VansA2Z is using the CV Show to promote the DRIVEit@Bruntingthorpe LCV driving event, for which it is the official media partner.
The event takes place at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire on 7-9 July and the team will be promoting the event to potential exhibitors, as well as registering van users to attend and test drive the latest LCVs back-to-back on the same day.
VansA2Z is exhibiting at the Show for the fifth consecutive year. Since its launch in August 2010, it has become a leading supplier of video news and road tests in the LCV market. The VansA2Z stand will be showing the latest videos from the recent Vans of the Year 2015 Awards as well as a selection of its most viewed videos from the past year.
The team will be conducting on-stand interviews for its CV Show Video Review, which will be published online shortly after the event.
The VansA2Z stand will also promote a competition draw to win £1,400 worth of adjustable shelving and a selection of interlocking storage boxes in a joint promotion with VanTainer.com.
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Ring charges into Hall 5
Ring will be shining a spotlight on its full range of products for the conversions market, including mobile power, battery chargers, interior, work and warning lighting.
One of the key attributes of turning a vehicle into a mobile work unit is to have a mains power connection. Ring’s pure sinewave inverters take a vehicle’s 12-volt power supply and turn it into mains power. As it is pure sinewave, the electrical supply is constant and smooth, so even the most sensitive electronics will operate from it.
The 12-volt power supply normally comes from an auxiliary battery. The traditional method for recharging and maintaining this battery is to use a split relay system. However, using this method can have an effect on efficient charging, as there is a loss of voltage through resistance within the wiring.
Ring’s new DC-to-DC Charger, the RSCDC30, is a dedicated SmartCharger for charging auxiliary batteries. It takes the energy from a vehicle’s main battery and converts it into multistage output for charging an additional battery. The charger compensates for any voltage drop in order to maximise charge to an auxiliary battery, providing a more efficient charging process.
Richard Morley, Sales Director at Ring said, “We are looking forward to building on the success of last year’s CV Show. We will meet existing customers who will be keen to see the new product developments and new customers who will be interested in understanding how they can benefit from working with Ring.”
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PTV Group expands software portfolio
PTV Group and Isotrak are using the Show to demonstrate how their software can help make transport logistics more efficient and flexible. The latest PTV logistics software covers transport strategy, tactics, operations and execution.
PTV`s partner, Isotrak, will join the company’s stand and promote its expertise in optimising processes and measuring targets, such as savings against delivery time and fuel.
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Maple seals the future of CV security
Security specialist Maple Fleet Services and leading shutter door manufacturer JR Industries have joined forces to launch Integritas. Billed as the next generation of vehicle sealing and load integrity, it launches at the Show.
Integritas is an automatic, electronic, tamper-evident security seal with integrated lock and audit trail capabilities. Completely self-powered, Integritas has been developed to deliver the ultimate in reliability and user friendly operation. It uses technology found in the aviation industry to secure vulnerable items in transit.
Maple and JR Industries will be offering interactive demonstrations of Integritas on their stand, showing the full capability of the Integritas system, including slam-lock functionality and emergency PIN number access.
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New overload protection system from VWS
Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS), the market leader in onboard vehicle weighing, is launching a new van overload protection system at the Show.
Called VOPS2, the system is more accurate than its predecessor and is easier to fit, with an in-cab indicator that gives drivers clear front and rear, net, gross and axle weights.
Vehicle overloads can have serious consequences and can lead to fines and endorsements, or put the Operator’s Licence at risk. The vehicle also becomes unstable and puts undue stress on tyres, braking systems and increases fuel usage. If a van is dangerously overloaded, the operator or owner could face a fixed penalty or court appearance, and if the vehicle has caused an accident, that could mean a custodial sentence.
Julian Glasspole, Managing Director of VWS, said, “Overloading a van is very easy to do. Currently more than 20% of vans that have been stopped are running overloaded. VOPS2 provides continual, reliable data giving peace of mind to operators and drivers, preventing overloading from occurring.”
VOPS2 load sensors are installed between the axle and body of the vehicle to detect the load applied to the axles. It can be fitted to any commercial vehicle, ranging from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes GVW.
VWS’ sister company, Applied Traffic, will also be present, with its range of traffic monitoring systems.
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New integrated app from OBS and TomTom
OBS Logistics will launch its new VEhub mobile app at the Show. It is a low cost, easy to use, mobile app providing an entry level fleet management system for operators of all sizes. The Android app is available for the TomTom PRO 827x series, extending the use of its photo capture capability and geo location to help transport companies manage processes more efficiently.
Daily vehicle checks allow drivers to capture defects, with photos, to provide a detailed record for maintenance and comply with health and safety requirements. Barcode scanning allows the location of each trailer and unit to be captured and, in the case of an accident, the app supports the driver with a clear and simple response including capture of all relevant information electronically.
Giles Margerison, Sales Director at TomTom Telematics, said, “OBS Logistics is making best use of our partner strategy. It has built an app that our PRO 827x customers will strongly benefit from.”
The information captured by drivers via the device is aggregated in a simple browser-based management portal, from which they can be printed or e-mailed.
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Handsfree gets fleets fit for business
Handsfree is using the Show to promote its range of efficient and safe in-vehicle technology.
The company kits out vehicles to maximise productivity, with anything from telematics systems to accident recording systems, rugged PDAs and printers, providing drivers with the tools to do their jobs.
Handsfree offers a range of packages designed to improve transport communications and reduce the risk of accidents. Its technical team designs and implements software and systems tailored towards specific business needs, while a band of qualified engineers works throughout the UK, Europe and North America.
Additionally, Handsfree is able to fit and service existing equipment while maintaining all vehicle and product warranties.
“As winners of the FITAS Installer of the Year Award, we’re proud of the first class service we offer,” said Matthew Johnson, Director of Handsfree. “We’ve been in business for over 10 years now and established relationships with some high profile companies.”
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Junair Spraybooths demonstrates new Alfa-Platform
Leading spraybooth manufacturer Junair will exhibit its new Alfa-Platform equipment at the Show. It offers significant benefits including robust construction, stable operation, a unique gliding mechanism with robust bearings, easy maintenance of the cylinder rod and a new safety cover.
The Alfa-Platform is specifically designed for use in spraybooths and on paint lines and replaces the need for ladders and scaffolds, with a much safer, more productive and easier means of masking, painting and inspecting commercial vehicles, machinery and large equipment.
Daniel Cookson, Junair Marketing Manager, said, “We are extremely pleased to announce that during the Show we will be hosting live demonstrations of our latest Alfa-Platform.
“Over the past 12 months we have installed a number of Alfa-Platforms in new spray booths and also retro-fitted them to existing ones, and the feedback from customers has been extremely positive. As the Show is the largest road transport event in the UK, it provides Junair with the ideal opportunity to show its Alfa-Platform.”
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Bailey Morris exhibits OE parts
Commercial vehicle parts supplier Bailey Morris will be at the Show to promote its range of quality replacement components for trucks and vans of all different types and sizes.
These include Original Equipment examples of DAF, Ford Ranger and Scania propshafts, in addition to universal joints, centre support bearings and propshaft service items.
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Advanced refrigeration from Thermo King
Thermo King is exhibiting a selection of advanced refrigeration options at the Show.
The new V-200/300 Max Spectrum multi-temperature units are powered by the vehicle and designed for applications on small trucks and vans. They are ideal for use within the retail home delivery market. The units feature new evaporators better to meet dimension requirements and fit in the compartment offering reduced weight for increased payload.
Thermo King is also the first in the market to deliver safe, reliable and efficient units that use R-452A refrigerant. The new SLXe trailers with next generation refrigerant are in production now and can be ordered across Europe. For transport customers who want to transition their existing units, Thermo King offers a refrigerant replacement service.
The company also has free new and updated mobile tools and apps to support the growing number of customers seeking information on their mobile devices.
Thermo King offers peace of mind to hauliers through a comprehensive, nationwide network of certified dealers. Depots throughout the UK and Ireland are enhanced by mobile workshops nationwide, providing advice and assistance around the clock.
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Tyres for all reasons and seasons from RH Claydon
Established tyre specialist RH Claydon is celebrating its expansion in the truck market at this year’s Show, by focusing on tyres specifically for that market.
Now in its 62nd year of trading, the company has a range of brands in its portfolio that meet the requirements of both distributors and end users in the light and heavy truck tyre markets.
John Parker, RH Claydon’s Sales and Marketing Director, said, “The truck tyre market is the area where we have expanded most over the last few years and it is a trend we wish to continue.
“We believe the Show is the premier commercial event of the year and there is no better place to showcase our key truck brands – Annaite, Basoon, Lassa and Windpower – in various patterns and applications.
“These brands represent value through to premium ends of the market and are of high quality, delivering performance and reliability.”
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New roller brake tester and steel pit from Commercial Garage Equipment
Commercial Garage Equipment will use the Show to display its steel garage service pits, which are made at the company’s factory in Worcestershire.
Its pits boast a 10-year structural warranty, with bracing every metre to tie into the floor slab and 5mm wide steel.
Another highlight at the Show will be the introduction of the BPS twin roller brake tester, which comes fully VOSA-approved and has a five-year warranty on the gearbox.
Roger Cox, Managing Director of Commercial Garage Equipment, said, “2015 is already proving to be an exciting year for CGE, pits are becoming a popular option for the commercial vehicle market so I look forward to demonstrating why ours meet the highest standards at this year’s show.”
Commercial Garage Equipment clients include Luton Airport, Owens Logistics and South Gloucestershire Council.
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Team up with Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling UK will be demonstrating its range of forklifts and warehouse equipment, including the BT Prolifter hand pallet truck, which requires 66% less force to move.
The range of forklift trucks all come with the unique Toyota System of Active of Stability (SAS) making sure operators are safe at all times.
A lot of strong business relationships are created at the Show, and 2014 was a particularly good one for Toyota Material Handling. Tony Cleary, Managing Director of Lanchester Wines, was looking at both commercial vehicles and material handling equipment.
Tony said, “We were really impressed when we met Toyota Material Handling at the Commercial Vehicle Show. I found the team on the stand incredibly professional, they took time to find out about my operation and discuss how its products could benefit it.
“We have built a great partnership with Toyota and I am pleased to say the fleet of trucks and the service support we have been given are meeting the challenges of our growing business”.
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Green fuel cards from DKV
DKV Euro Service is launching a new CLIMATE card at the Show. The new fuel card supports companies reducing their carbon footprint by fully offsetting their Carbon Dioxide emissions.
With its partner, MyClimate, DKV invests an amount per litre in certified climate protection projects, which contribute to balancing global CO2 levels. Example projects include supporting wind energy in Turkey, biomass boilers in China and solar boilers on Madagascar.
By going green with fuel cards and receiving the certifications of MyClimate and DKV Euro Service, operators can promote their own green credentials.
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Gray & Adams unveils Show line-up
Britain’s leading manufacturer of refrigerated bodies has revealed its line-up for the Show.
Gray & Adams’ stand in the Cool sector, will feature a 13.6-metre lifting deck semi-trailer in Marks and Spencer’s new Adventures in Imagination livery, and an 18-tonne rigid commissioned by Burnt Tree’s successful Refrigerental operation. Outside, Gray & Adams will be presenting another 18-tonner in the colours of Greggs bakery.
“These are three prestigious names, so we’re delighted that they’ve agreed to support us,” said Gray & Adams Joint Managing Director, Peter Gray.
The Marks and Spencer trailer employs a series of cleverly engineered measures that allow it to carry 44 pallets, 10% more than a standard 13.6m double-decker. It is fitted with the manufacturer’s latest generation panel cappings, which are more aerodynamically profiled than before. The new cappings help reduce diesel consumption as well as giving the vehicle a more modern, streamlined appearance.
The Refrigerental vehicle will also wear a new livery. Gray & Adams’ insulated body is based on a DAF chassis and has a moving longitudinal lane for load-carrying flexibility.
Greggs’ 18-tonne Scania is fitted with Gray & Adams’ well proven body design, which incorporates a compression buffer system developed to minimise damage while operating on loading docks, as well as a movable Variable Stow bulkhead.