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Transport News Brief CV Show and ATS special

You still have time to register
Register on-line quickly and the organisers of the CV Show and ATS will send you a free, advance copy of the show guide with your Fast Track show ticket. “With the show catalogue in advance you can plan your visit and your Fast Track ticket means you’ll also beat the queues at the entrances,” said Bob Sockl, boss of Crystal Communications. The two show websites are www.cvshow.com and
www.atshow.com. “With five halls and over 600 exhibitors expected, it is really important to plan your visit,” says Sockl. “And as a bonus if you arrive early, that Fast Track ticket will get you an Early Bird breakfast voucher worth £2 at participating restaurants.”
More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or rdickeson@smmt.co.uk

Indy’s commercial vehicle supplement this week
On Wednesday 18 April, The Independent will distributing a special supplement on commercial vehicles. Delivering the Economy is published by Ram Business Information and will include articles on the vital importance of commercial vehicles to the UK economy. Sponsored by the Road Haulage Association and the Freight Transport Association, the supplement is the brainchild of Robin Meczes, a former executive editor of Commercial Motor. It will cover the great strides the vehicle community has made in making vehicles cleaner, greener, safer and more efficient than ever before, the growing role of light commercial vehicles and the case for allowing both more night-time deliveries and longer, heavier trucks.
More from Robin Meczes on +44 (0)7 813 096 688 or robinmeczes@rambusinessinfo.co.uk

New sustainable development web site
The Sustainable Development Research Network just launched its new website www.sd-research.org.uk The SDRN’s forthcoming research on sustainable development in the transport sector, will be available to people registered on the site. That registration is free and open to all.
More from Kirsty Lee on +44 (0)2 077 006 952, or kirsty@amazonpr.co.uk

Fleet management from Abro
Abro, on stand 2625 at the CV Show says it will offer a single source for fleet management services including both vehicle and plant repair and maintenance. The firm says it supports large and diverse fleets and focuses on whole-life ownership costs and aims to help operators cut carbon and other emissions.
More from Steve Plumbridge on +44 (0)1 264 382 698 or info@abro.mod.uk

Easier operation tail lift
MBB Lift Systems Ltd. will use its stand 5749 at the CV Show to launch its new Easy Move system as an option on its retractable tail lift. The firm says its Kplus ‘one button’ control system simplifies the entire operation from deployment to stowage, automatically raising or lowering the platform to the correct levels to avoid accidental damage through operator misuse.
More from Terry White +44 (0)7 779 167 073 or twhite@mbb-liftsystems.co.uk

Big bus and coach registrations fall in March 2007
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders last week show big bus registrations for the rolling year to March down to 2,580 and well below the rolling year figure for March ’06. Coach and minibus registrations are also down. “Early 2007 saw bus and coach registrations holding just below recent annual averages, but lower March registrations reflect the adverse reaction to regulatory changes that affected these markets in 2006.’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. He expects the effects of 2006’s distorted market will cloud comparisons until the effects the introduction of digital tachographs and Euro 4 emissions regulation have passed.
More from John Procter on +44 (0)2 073 449 263 or jprocter@smmt.co.uk

Win an iPod with the IRTE at the CV Show The Institute of Road Transport Engineers is giving away two iPods at the CV Show. For a chance to win, you’ve to be a member and a simple question by 15 May 2007. The details are at www.soe.org.uk
More from Gareth Jenkins on + 44 (0)2 076 301 111 or gareth.jenkins@soe.org.uk

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