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CV Show Newsletter Three

16 September 2012 #Top Stories

Continental Tyres launches new dedicated bus and coach range – stand 5G80

The 2013 CV Show will see the launch of all-axle bus and coach tyres Conti Coach, Conti CityPlus and Conti Urban, the first tyres to be introduced in Continental Tyres’ Generation 3 range. Each new Generation 3 tyre has been designed to meet the challenges specific to its application.

Conti Coach, for long distance coach operations, has been engineered to provide excellent rolling resistance, giving greater fuel economy and higher mileage compared to its predecessor.

The Conti CityPlus for regional or intercity applications has the addition of a thicker sidewall to protect the tyre from damage as well as enhanced wet braking capabilities throughout the life of the tyre provided by the new 3D tread structure. The Conti Urban, for inner city use, benefits from a thicker sidewall and an innovative tread compound designed expressly to combat the challenges of inner city roads and also benefits from reduced rolling resistance.

Further information from Tracey Hyem –

First time at the CV Show for DENIOS UK – stand 4J88

DENIOS UK designs, manufactures and supplies a comprehensive range of products for all aspects of hazardous materials storage, environmental protection and health and safety at work. Founded 26 years ago, multi-national DENIOS is an expert in international dedicated hazardous storage solutions.

The company will introduce a wide range of products including premium absorbent spill kits, sump pallets, BIO.X non-solvent parts washers, ad blue storage systems and mobile fuel tanks.

Further information from Samantha Merrick –

Volvo Trucks’ new FH: an icon reborn – stand 5G50

Volvo Trucks reports a hugely positive response from customers and media for the new FH series since its launch in September 2012.

Promoted as ‘The Safest Ever Volvo’, the FH driving experience features precise handling and steering, closer to that of a luxury car than a truck. The truck offers 300 litres more storage, a better, wider bed, flatter floor, new security measures and Work Remote – a new wireless remote control unit with all functions that the driver requires while loading or unloading. The new Euro 6 FH also offers operators major fuel savings of up to 10% if all driveline options are taken.

The Volvo stand will also feature an example from the FM series. Other displays will include a Euro-6 compliant engine, a walk-through FH cab and a full size FH simulator where drivers can pit their skill against a variety of virtual road and terrain set-ups.

Further information from Nigel Hanwell –

Software from TRACE Systems – stand 4E49

TRACE Systems supplies legally compliant garage, workshop and fleet management and maintenance software to the transport industry, providing cost-effective software solutions that save time, money and ensure VOSA compliance.

“At this year’s CV Show, visitors can try out the modern technology attached to our system, including tablets and touch screens and GPRS. They’ll learn how to enhance the efficiency of their operations, particularly relating to inspection procedures,” says Bill Davies from TRACE. “By running live demonstrations for individual fleet operators or those who run commercial vehicle garages or workshops, visitors can see for themselves how to capture and retain important data about their business, quickly and easily. Our goal is to help them to make informed decisions that will increase effectiveness, improve customer service and ensure they stay legally compliant.”

TRACE will also demonstrate bar coding, full mechanic time recording, automatic costings, complete stores control and electronic paperless inspections

Further information from Bill Davies –

Accident Investigations from First Legal Support – stand 4D121

First Legal Support has worked directly for insurance companies over many years, helping to defend insurance claims made against their customers. Following a number of approaches from fleet operators, transport managers and claims departments, the company will launch its range of services and intermediary insurance products direct to market at the CV Show.

For those companies looking at ways to improve their accident investigation and accident management processes, FLS’ services and products are aimed at saving time and money. It seems that fleet and commercial vehicles are deemed an easy target by third parties wanting to make insurance claims and FLS aims to take away the strain of dealing with such accident claims, protecting companies’ business and enhance their brand.

Further information from Andrew Drewary –

Stoneridge, leading the way with tachograph technology – stand 4F111

Fleets will have the opportunity to undertake Stoneridge’s new Fleet Health Check of their business to see what savings they could make with a range of Stoneridge products. This includes the company’s One Minute Rule digital tachograph, the SE5000 Exakt Duo. The Duo technology comes as standard and at no extra cost with all SE5000 Exakt Duos and gives real-time updates and countdowns on drive and rest times.

Show visitors will also get the chance to demo Stoneridge’s new free tachograph apps, Duo Mobile and Tacho Center. With Duo Mobile drivers can now see drive, break and rest times in real time on their smartphone and Tacho Center enables the wireless download of digital tachograph data.

Additionally, Stoneridge will showcase one of its newest technological innovations – the Optimo workshop tool, which takes tachograph programming and calibration into the future.

Further information from Riina Karl –

Ford’s high-tech line-up at the CV Show – stand 5G10 and 5G20

Ford will exhibit its widest and most high-tech line-up of commercial vehicles ever at the International CV Show 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.

More than 15 vehicles will be on display on Ford’s stand including the all-new Ford Transit Custom, the all-new Ford Transit Connect, the all-new Ford Transit with more detail on the all-new Ford Transit Courier to come at the Show. Production versions of the all-new Ford Transit Custom Sport Van and ECOnetic models will also be on display, alongside the new Ford Fiesta Van. Award-winning Ford Ranger models complete Ford’s largest-ever commercial vehicle family.

Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain Managing Director, said, “Following the award recognition of the new Transit Custom at the IAA CV Show in Hannover, Ford is continuing the product story by introducing its most exciting range of commercial vehicles ever at this year’s CV Show here in Britain.”

Further information from Dan Jones –

Strong CV Show presence for Terberg DTS – stand 5D31

At the CV Show, specialist vehicle manufacturer Terberg DTS will have a strong line-up from its 2013 product portfolio with a Terberg YT182 distribution tractor and a newly-introduced Terberg Kinglifter truck mounted forklift on display.

The Terberg YT182 4×2 distribution tractor is the market-leading tractor in the UK rental market. It offers the operator a spacious, ergonomic cabin with excellent visibility and access, reliability and effective performance. Popular with fleets nationwide, the YT range of distribution tractors from Terberg has an excellent reputation for proven reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness for any shunting situation.

A demonstration model from the latest Terberg Kinglifter truck-mounted forklift range will make its debut at the CV Show. The Kinglifter forklift model range fits all popular makes of trailer and rigid bodywork available in the UK and Ireland, and is renowned for lightweight construction and proven versatility.

Further information from David Nash –

TTC extends quality alternative range – stand 4J70

TTC, the UK’s leading aftermarket supplier for commercial vehicle components, announces the launch of its quality alternative range for braking, lighting, steering and suspension for LCV and HCV vehicle applications.

Tony Sackett, Managing Director at TTC commented, “The TTC quality alternative brand offers another dimension to our range at competitive and affordable prices. The alternative range complements our existing OE brand propositions and provides customers with a quality solution to support their own customers’ growing needs in a demanding and cost conscious market sector. Our aim is to develop product propositions to align the needs of our customers and ensure the products we offer are competitively priced.”

All TTC quality alternative products are manufactured to meet all legal and safety requirements and come with a full warranty.

Further information from Emma Anderson –

Commercial Motor’s Dragons’ Depot Award – stand 4F60

The best new product exhibited at the CV Show will be recognised in the first Commercial Motor Dragons’ Depot award. The award will be made by CM’s crack team of technical and news reporters who will scour the halls looking for the most useful, innovative and exciting product.

The winner will be announced in the final CV Show Daily that CM will again produce, bringing visitors on all three days the latest news and views from the Show. Every exhibitor at the Show will be in the running for the Dragons’ Depot award, from global manufacturers launching their latest truck to a small company with a new gadget or piece of software.

The debate over what will be named the Dragons’ Depot best CV Show product is bound to be fierce so watch out for the result, also to be reported in CM’s CV Show coverage in the 18 April issue.

Further information from Steve Hobson –

Autogas makes its CV Show debut – stand 3B118

Petrol and diesel costs remain a concern for most fleet operators and CV Show visitors will be able to learn how to make savings on fuel bills by up to 40% by converting to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Autogas, the leading supplier of automotive LPG, will discuss the dramatic cost savings and environmental benefits that can be achieved by running on LPG. The company will display an LPG-powered Citroën Berlingo van and vehicles are now available for trial and fleet evaluation purposes.

“With petrol and diesel costs remaining stubbornly high, there’s never been a better time for fleet operators to consider switching across to LPG,” explains Linda Gomersall, General Manager, Autogas. “Some 160,000 vehicles in the UK can now run on LPG which is available in more than 1,400 forecourts. LPG-powered cars are less harmful to the environment compared with petrol and diesel, emitting less CO2, NOx, particulates and soot.”

Further information from Danny Rughoobeer –

AlcoDigital launches AlcoSense TruTouch – stand 4E100

AlcoDigital is returning to the CV Show working with AlcoSense jointly to launch AlcoSense TruTouch, an innovative new alcohol tester. This is the world’s first non-breath alcohol detector, a ground-breaking device that analyses alcohol in the skin.

As a workplace alcohol tester, the AlcoSense TruTouch enables employees to test for alcohol with a non-invasive, self-administered method. It transmits a near infra-red light into the skin via contact with an optical pad, collects a portion of the light reflected back by the skin and analyses it to determine tissue alcohol concentration and verify user identity.

Further information from – Kevin Monks

Hankook Tire set to unveil the new Alphatread range – stand 5G110

Hankook will unveil its new environmentally conscious bead-to-bead retread truck tyre range, the Alphatread, at the CV Show. The new range aims to meet customer demands to reduce the running costs of their fleets by providing a ‘cradle to grave’ tyre solution and will be available in the UK during the second quarter of 2013.

The ever-increasing demands of environmental friendliness and continued pressure on fleets to reduce running costs have led to the development of the new Alphatread range. The Alphatread R-DH05 will initially consist of two drive axle tyre sizes, 295/80 R22.5 and 315/80 R22.5, which provide excellent wet and dry performance with a wide profile for stability and unique compound for long lasting wear. The range boasts a unique tear-resistant tread design, maximising durability and its wide flat profile improves stability and reduces uneven wear.

Further information from Clare Haynes –

The largest list of fleet decisions makers in the UK – stand 4E110

3d Marketing is already the UK’s leading provider of fleet data for targeted marketing campaigns and with the introduction of its Fleet Expansion Program, the company now provides freshly cleansed fleet information.

This new development means its fleet data will be the most up-to-date fleet data on the market. The company is also offering clients the ability to add their own questions and exclusivity agreements, offering a bespoke fleet service.

With ongoing plans to increase its current database of 150,000 records by 15,000 freshly cleansed inserts a month, Rob Watson, Sales Director said, “The Fleet Expansion Program is an exciting new project that we are currently piloting with a number of major clients. We currently provide fleet data to most of the major players within the motor industry and this expansion program clearly strengthens our position as market leader.”

Further information from Donna Clarke –

OBS Logistics offers electronic proof of delivery solutions – stand 4H71

Electronic proof of delivery provides instant confirmation that items have been delivered and signed for by the customer. Proof of service works along similar lines – jobs are sent directly to engineers’ mobile devices that can scan any parts used, photograph the installation once complete and capture the customer’s signature.

CALIDUS ePOD from OBS Logistics provides a versatile solution that helps manage the day-to-day activities of service engineers and delivery teams, improving visibility of the supply chain through to final delivery, speed customer service response and streamline the invoicing process.

The system can be configured to suit a range of proof of delivery requirements and is in use across a wide range of industry sectors including automotive logistics, window manufacture and industrial equipment services. The solution’s versatility makes it an attractive proposition for large and mid-size companies looking to improve the quality and accuracy of their delivery operations.

Further information from Mia Bayley –

MAN to show Euro 5 and Euro 6 – stand 4G30

MAN will show Euro 6 chassis for the first time in the UK at the 2013 CV Show, in the shape of an MAN TGL 7.150 4×2 C cab, MAN TGM 18.250 4×2 LX cab and MAN TGX 26.400 6×2 XL cab.

The company will also focus on sales of current Euro 5 vehicles, as operators look to delay moving onto the next phase of Euro legislation with its perceived complexities. Euro 5 tractor units will form part of the company’s display and include one of its highly regarded TopUsed models: MAN TGX 26.480 6×2/2 XXL cab and MAN TopUsed TGX 26.440 6×2 XLX cab.

Backing the hardware will be a range of MAN Competence Centres where operators can discuss key aspects of MAN customer support from sales engineering through to finance, telematics, rental, driver training and aftermarket services.

Further information from Simon Hall –

DriveCam at the CV Show – stand 4J118

DriveCam protects drivers and fleets through a combination of an in-cab video event recorder and on-going driver improvement programme. The CV Show is DriveCam’s first event since the opening of its London office, supporting its growth in the UK fleet market.

Proven benefits of DriveCam include reduced collisions, prevention of fraudulent insurance clams, thanks to the in-cab event recorder, and reduced fuel consumption – ultimately reducing costs.

DriveCam pioneered its safety solution of continuous driver monitoring and exception-based video capture to identify patterns of risky driving behaviour. A comprehensive programme for identifying, prioritising and correcting the causes of poor driving before they lead to a collision, known as the DriveCam Driver Science Engine, was introduced in 2005. Today, DriveCam protects 400,000 drivers around the world, monitoring more than 20 billion driving miles annually.

Further information from Phillip Bingham –

Toyota gets on-board at the CV Show – stand 4G120

Showing its commitment to the transport and logistics industry Toyota Material Handling UK presents a tailor-made exhibition fleet at this year’s CV Show.

The exhibition trucks on the Toyota stand have been chosen for their suitability to work in the transport and distribution sector, from warehouses and yards to the back of lorries, and horizontal transport to loading and unloading. The fleet includes the Toyota Tonero engine-powered forklift and Toyota Traigo48 electric-powered forklift, BT Levio powered pallet truck with fork pockets with an option for on-board charging, BT Lifter hand pallet trucks and a Toyota 50-50 half refurbished forklift.

Further information from Zoe Johnson –

WM System Loading Ramps celebrates its 10th year – stand 5J84

WM System Loading Ramps is celebrating its 10th year as loading ramp specialists in the UK and over a decade of exhibiting at the CV Show.

Stand staff will demonstrate the company’s latest unique ramp models, as well as its full range of well-proven loading ramps the industry.

Further information from Llyr Williams –

Rudd Macnamara for nameplates – stand 4D100

Rudd Macnamara specialises in producing name plates, so knows all the rules and regulations around the specification, requirement and placing of approval type nameplates.

In addition to the bespoke and fully compliant engineering labels and nameplates, the company also manufactures high quality decals, badges and components for the whole vehicle. Its full range of nameplates, health and safety warning plates, vehicle body livery and hazardous content plates will be on display on its stand at the CV Show.

Further information from Graham Caunce –

CMG’s debut at the CV Show – stand 3H87

Since 1972, CMG has provided breakdown and accident assistance to stranded motorists between London and Birmingham. Its portfolio has extended to include Nationwide Assistance solutions for many leading UK road haulage companies. Each year CMG deals with over 50,000 incidents across the UK and has now extended its service to offer customers bespoke solutions throughout Europe.

CMG also provides solutions to the automotive logistics industry with its fleet of multi-vehicle transporters. Its low loader division currently provides tailored solutions for transporting access, agricultural, forklifts, plant and machinery and CMG is looking to for opportunities to increase its customer base.

Further information from Jason Brice –

Impressive multi drop vehicle body line up from Paneltex at CV Show – stand 5C110

Leading UK bodybuilder Paneltex will take centre stage of the Cool Pavilion at this year’s CV Show with an impressive display confirming its product portfolio and featuring a selection of vehicle bodies for urban and home delivery markets.

Demonstrating its long-standing reputation for designing and manufacturing innovative products, Paneltex will display an exciting new 9.2m urban reefer trailer, one of a large number of refrigerated trailers supplied by the company to Musgrave Retail Partners GB as part of its distribution fleet. Paneltex will also show refrigerated bodies designed for intensive multi-drop applications – the home delivery market.

Announcing its plans, Chris Berridge, Managing Director of Paneltex said, “With the Cool Pavilion returning, Paneltex is keen to take a prominent position. The product line-up chosen for the Show presents visitors to the stand with an interesting selection of vehicles from our group of companies, clearly showing our diverse manufacturing capabilities, as well as our specialist bodybuilding expertise.”

Further information from David Nash –