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Hawkers new lifetech HF chargers

EnerSys has introduced a new range of Hawker cost-saving, high frequency (HF) chargers with the launch of the Lifetech series of single-phase multi-capacity units for charging vented and gel motive power batteries. Developed as a cost-effective and efficient accessory for flooded and VRLA batteries, particularly Hawker's Perfect Plus and Evolution …

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Ecourier says Carbon booooo

eCourier.co.uk, the world's first online courier company, has announced today that it has gone CarbonNeutral. This means that eCourier has worked with The CarbonNeutral Company (TCNC) to offset its carbon dioxide (C02) emissions through investment in several carbon-saving projects, including a sustainable forestry project in Leicestershire as well as renewable …

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Fuel Savings Simplified

The latest version of KPI Reports available within the Microlise Fleet & Distribution portfolio of solutions provides Fleet Managers with an invaluable tool to dramatically reduce fuel consumption within their vehicle fleet. A sophisticated fuel consumption report is available which not only ranks individual or groups of drivers against the …

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Magline launches powered convertible hand Truck

Magline, the leading provider of innovative route distribution solutions, today announced the worldwide launch of the Powered Gemini convertible hand truck. This advanced new product significantly reduces the stress and back sprain placed on operators while increasing the safety and productivity of professional delivery organisations. With the launch of Powered …

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Fuel duty rises breach of faith says FTA

The Freight Transport Association believes that the Chancellor has broken faith with the road freight transport industry by announcing an increase in fuel duty with immediate effect. The decision to increase diesel duty by 1.25 pence per litre will increase industry's costs by £170 million. During 2005 the independent Burns …

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B and B launches oilquick automatic hydraulic hose coupling at IMHX

B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading supplier of masts and forklift truck attachments, will be launching the OilQuick Automatic Hydraulic hose coupling system on its stand 18M90 at IMHX. An expansion of the company’s range of quick release systems, OilQuick is a quick coupler system for forklift trucks that enables hydraulic …

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Haulage industry task group FTA disappointed

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the publication of the summary of evidence of the Haulage Industry Task Group and key conclusions regarding cabotage and the operation of foreign vehicles in the UK. However, FTA regrets the Government's hesitation in committing to a database scheme for supporting the effective roadworthiness …

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Fuel Duty FTA tells Chancellor Do Not Increase

The Chancellor of the Exchequer must resist any temptation to increase fuel duty when he delivers his Pre-Budget Report on 6 December. The Freight Transport Association says that despite a recent fall in the world price of oil, the present level, at $58 to $60 a barrel, is broadly where …

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