Brigade Electronics’ Quiet Vehicle Sounder was recognised as the innovation of the year at the Motor Transport Awards 2019 for being an elegantly simple solution to warning vulnerable road users of the approach of a quiet vehicle Brigade Electronics, the Kent firm that pioneered reversing alarms in the UK in 1976, picked up its first ever MT Award this year for its Quiet Vehicle Sounder (QVS), a device to warn blind and partially sighted people as well as other vulnerable […]
In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris, Ashleigh and Chris chat about the cost of congestion on the UK’s roads, as two studies named the UK as one of the most congested countries in the world. And are HGVs to blame for the nation’s pothole-riddled roads?
As the world’s largest new tyre manufacturer, turning over $28bn (£22bn) a year, it might seem surprising that Bridgestone also has a significant retread operation. It purchased global cold cure retread franchise Bandag, largely for its huge US operation, and acquired UK hot cure specialist Bulldog in Bourne, Lincolnshire. The fortunes of truck tyre retreaders have waxed and waned in the past decade as a period of high prices and shortages of new tyres prior to 2011 has since been […]
The fleet of electric commercial vehicles on British roads will jump by hundreds and perhaps thousands in the next two to five years as some of the biggest logistics companies put their faith in battery power, especially in the cities, in the wake of rapid improvements in range and payload, writes Selwyn Parker.