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CONTENTS

The complete line-up for this issue of On Route

TRUCK RACING

Confident Rooster boosted by the backing of G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK

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9 THINK! CAMPAIGN

BTN TURBO

Put your phone away while driving.

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ECOBAT BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES

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PARKER RACOR

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CATACLEAN

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FAG

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GATES

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LED AUTOLAMPS

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HELLA

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TRANSPORT EXHANGE

Always 100% OE, GUARANTEED

When backload becomes collaboration.

Tomorrow’s filtration technology to your vehicle today.

FAG SmartSET – the ready-to-install wheel bearing repair solution Smaller lamps - bigger range!

Supporting a national icon.

For CV workshops.

The Gates brand looks set to be the one workshops turn to in 2017. Hella throws light on the regulations!

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The charge of the heavy brigade!

New CV parts distribution centre for G-TRUCK & UAN TRUCK distributors.

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JURATEK

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TOTAL LUBRICANTS

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GYS

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ROADLINK

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LUMAG

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TRW

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SYKES PICKAVANT BORG & BECK

MANN-FILTER

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TRUCKTEC OIL

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PARKER RACOR

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MORRIS LUBRICANTS

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TOTAL LUBRICANTS

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TruckTEC’s Euro 5 10W-40 meets with high approval.

OEM-Quality heads and bowls now available to the inderpendent aftermarket. Leading UK lubricants blender see CV Show return for 2017. Total lubricants looks forward to the CV Show at Birmingham’s NEC.

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SYNERGY - Redefining braking technology.

Total signs agreement with FIRST BUS.

24V professional battery support units.

Remanufacturing success one year on.

Your innovative brake friction partner.

Range Extension for TRW’s Corner Module.

Handtorque - Latest gearbox technology.

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TRANSPORT EXCHANGE

WHEN BACKLOAD BECOMES COLLABORATION to a problem. As a fleet or commercial operator, what if your

How does The Transport Exchange save hauliers money and improve fleet efficiency?

problem (like many others) is the desire to increase your

At its simplest level, it puts together people who need capacity

productivity and efficiency? You probably already have the

with those who have capacity on a real-time basis.

The simplest solution is, more often than not, the best answer

latest telematics programmes in place, have rolled out eco driving courses for your drivers and have invested in the latest Euro 6 class engines in your fleet, but how can you go a step further without breaking the bank, but also potentially gain more work?

Picture the scene; it’s 10:17am and a haulier has a load which needs to go from Birmingham to Newcastle. At this precise moment, we can provide a list of 50 vehicles that are in or around the locale which match the criteria specified and are making this out leg or return leg to Newcastle, or are willing to. The user is then able to verify in seconds (manually or

The answer is load sharing and the key is the Transport Exchange

automatically) if they are insured, have an O Licence as well as

Group, the leading provider of managed freight exchange

a clean delivery record.

services for the domestic road transport industry.

As a transport business, our system provides this capacity;

An insight from Simon Bunegar, Transport Exchange Group’s Head of Business Development, into how any fleet, large or small can easily benefit from this forward-thinking solution.

either you haven’t got enough, or it gives you the capacity you couldn’t otherwise afford to supply. It obviously is not just about whether you have a truck, it comes down to whether you can

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“Thanks to our incredibly smart data fusion, we can pull together a whole suite of data sources to allow your business to connect to thousands of vehicles out on the road at any one time.” We have also seen huge growth in Direct Bookings on the Exchange. This is where member X contacts member Y directly about a load and does not make it visible on the exchange, to work together. This may be because they might have already established a relationship, or they might know exactly where that vehicle is. Direct bookings have risen by a huge 40% - the fascinating thing is, there has not been a decrease in the number of posted loads as a result, in fact this continues to grow faster than the rate of new members. This means that members are using the exchange more and more for incremental business on top of the conventional return loads. 45% in fact of direct bookings are return loads. As users are becoming more established on the exchange, it is being used as a collaborative platform generally and an easy way of doing business. Continue...

you are very lucky and have a load going to Birmingham right now, on

How else does The Transport Exchange further set themselves apart?

essentially two empty legs you will not make a profit, and you are going

Our system is the ‘least techy’ to understand and operate - there is an

to upset your customer.

entire floor of people at The Transport Exchange who are on the phones

afford to use your truck on that job. In this particular scenario, unless

to be there for any query you may have. Especially in a technology If you can use capacity which is economically viable for you, i.e. within

business, it matters to have the available technical know-how to fully

somebody else’s vehicle, then all of a sudden, you take the margin,

support the industry.

and they fill up their empty miles. And doing this in a way which is secure, reliable and works for any courier or haulier is where Transport

Thanks to our incredibly smart data fusion, we can pull together a whole

Exchange comes to the fore.

suite of data sources to allow your business to connect to thousands of vehicles out on the road at any one time. The investment by your

Transport Exchange really is the perfect solution for empty back loads?

business may only be a subscription and a phone, yet you now have the keys to behave in the market like a much larger operation.

Empty miles full stop! As back loads are only half the story in terms of the journey, we are also starting to see operators taking a load on spec.

The latest version of our COURIER Exchange app incorporates some

Because our system shows where jobs are available both in real time

fantastic features including image capture/sharing for delivery

and on a trend basis, rather than using Transport Exchange in a reactive

status, accounting software, invoicing and a secure instant messaging

manner, i.e. ‘I have to go to Newcastle and it would be ideal if I could

platform. Smart Alerts uses the telematics or tracking of the allocated

fill up on the way back,’ users are now approaching the exchange in

vehicle to ensure you and your customers are kept fully updated.

a proactive manner, i.e. being confident in securing a load for the I estimate we will pass 100 million miles of carried shared work before

remaining part of the journey.

the end of this year, beating last year’s 91.1 million in the 12 months up to the end of January. And in terms of CO2, we estimate a saving of 9400 tons avoided from empty running.

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WE’VE ALL GOT A RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP OUR ROADS SAFE. FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS FOLLOWING THE LAW IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. The consequences for not following the rules could result in you losing your vocational licence, or in the worst case causing a fatal accident.

In 2006, Zoë Carvin, a 42-year-old teacher and mother of two,

From 1 March 2017, the penalties for drivers caught using a hand-

dangerous driving and sentenced to prison.

was killed when a lorry crashed into her car and two other vehicles. The driver was reading a text message on his phone at the time of the incident. He was convicted of causing death by

held mobile phone while driving doubled – to 6 points and a £200 fine. That’s why THINK! has launched a campaign urging all

Sadly, this isn’t a one-off case. In 2015, 22 people were killed and

drivers to put their phone away while driving.

99 seriously injured in incidents involving drivers using mobile phones. Whether you’re an operator licence holder, transport

Risks and dangers

manager or driver, please tell your employees about the

Unfortunately, the use of mobile phones while driving remains

change in the law and share our video.

a problem. 31% of the public admit to using their hand-held mobiles while driving, even though 96% of people agree it’s

You can remind them that it’s not just 6 penalty points and

unacceptable. We all know how dangerous drink-driving is. But

a £200 fine, Traffic Commissioners can also call professional

did you know that research shows that you’re twice as likely

drivers to conduct hearings for mobile phone offences.

to crash text-driving as you are drink-driving? Using your phone while driving is distracting and requires you to concentrate on

For the first mobile phone offence in a commercial vehicle, the

two ‘thinking’ tasks at once. Our brain is not programmed to do

starting point is a 4-week suspension of the driver’s vocational

this effectively.

licence. So whether it’s you or your employees driving,

Looking down at your phone for only a few seconds means you’re taking your eyes off the road. This causes a driving blind spot where accidents can happen.

“Nothing is so important it can’t wait”

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THINK! and put your phone away.

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CHANGING FILTRATION TOMORROW'S FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR VEHICLE, TODAY Whatever the engine, effective filtration is vital for reliable, smooth running operation. When choosing filtration products for your vehicle fleet, why should you buy Racor which you may not be aware of, when you could buy cheaper with a brand you are more familiar with? There are indeed many aspects to convey when addressing this question, and it is perhaps a question you hadn’t thought of asking… Whatever the engine, effective filtration is vital for reliable, smooth running operation. When choosing filtration products for your vehicle fleet, why should you buy Racor which you may not be aware of, when you could buy cheaper with a brand you are more familiar with? There are indeed many aspects to convey when addressing this question, and it is perhaps a question you hadn’t thought of asking… Racor is a division of the Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global innovation leader specialising in fuel, air, and oil filtration systems for internal combustion engines and fuel delivery. Founded in 1969, Racor now has a global presence as a Tier 1 supplier, with products to suit any market or application with an engine. Product portfolios include fuel filter water separators, high flow filter vessels, oil filter systems, automatic transmission filters, engine air filters, crankcase ventilation filter systems and many more customised OEM solutions. With over 100 active patents, 45 years of media development, and a range of proprietary technologies, Parker Racor is 100% focused on developing filtration that enables operators to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Racor’s filtration products are manufactured in-house at their state-of-the-art production facilities in Europe as well as North America and other Global locations. Specification, process and quality assurance is in line with the highest international standards. Every Parker Racor filtration product delivered to

the independent aftermarket is made with the same materials, design specification and engineering excellence as the original equipment. FACTS was invited to visit their European site in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, where we were able to see for ourselves what sets Parker Racor apart from others, an insight into how the filtration products are developed and tested, and why Racor should be on your next purchase order.

R&D and testing

The tour of Parker Racor began with a visit to their highly impressive high-tech laboratory and testing centre. In order to meet OEM requirements, ongoing investment in research and development is needed to continually to offer customers better solutions. Racor’s filtration technology would not be world leading if it wasn’t for such extensive development which goes into each product, necessary to achieve such standards. In the lab, it was clear the level of investment of advanced equipment including various test rigs to assess water separation, particle removal efficiency, vibration testing, as well as an advanced Engine Test Cell, capable of testing 500KW diesel engines. The Test Cell is unlike any product testing equipment we have seen before and is located in a dedicated area of the lab where exhaustive test cycles were currently underway. The Test Cell is able to simulate ‘real working life’ conditions - taking into account vehicle loads, performance requirements and environmental factors. Every product is fully tested across a strict range of performance criteria in order to ensure the optimum filter solution for each application. Steven Wilson, Test & Development Manager commented: “Parker Racor is continually investing in its engineering facilities

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and it is a centre of excellence for engine filtration products. Covering all engineering disciplines, we are capable of developing innovative and patented filtration systems for todays and the next generation of engine. An idea or concept could take up to 2 years before it is launched into full product. Whether testing prototypes from soft tooling or validating production tooling, this is all conducted on site. A programme for a new system may require 20 to 30 types of tests. We can simulate temperatures as cold as -40oC, stop/start pressure pulsation, analysis concentrations of biodiesel in fuels and understand how different water disruption curves effect water separation by measuring water droplet sizes even at 1micron. This is fraction of our capabilities but most of customers are amazed by our ability to design and produce test rigs to simulate their actual applications. This investment in testing and developing enables Racor’s products to be robust, reliable and guarantee that the highest quality of filtration is maintained throughout the life of the product.” Personally, we found the laboratory tour a fascinating part of our visit to Parker Racor, simply because it is more often than not the area you almost never see. Derek Martin, Market Development Manager - Aftermarket, told us that customers are especially keen to see their impressive state-of-the-art labs: “For the aftermarket, it is the one ‘visible’ claim we have to justify why a Racor is a Racor! When you walk in and you see all the equipment necessary for various testing to assess service intervals, longevity within engines, etc. you cannot help be impressed. “The difficulty with the service interval is it is dependent on the environment in which it is running - a Racor filter is designed to cover a broad a scope as possible. The truth is, if your filtration doesn’t perform and results in a breakdown, the costs could in fact consume the whole profitability of that truck for an entire year.”

(HPCR) injection systems where the clearances for fuel injection are reduced to microscale regions (5 microns) with operating pressures in excess of 2500 bars, fuel filtration systems needs to be highly efficient in removing sub 4 micron particles, too”. Parker is working very closely with the local research centres and universities to develop innovative media structures capable of dealing with these new challenges. The biggest challenge faced by today’s diesel fuel water separators is the fact that their ability to separate water from challenging fuels diminishes as they start clogging up with diesel contaminants and ashfaulten and that how his media research team has successfully developed the next generation of fuel filters - 3D Coalescers using engineered media solution capable of giving good end-of-life water separation efficiencies. The team shared with us the results of a recent study conducted by the media team which compared Parker’s current product with its competitors in back-to-back testing - see Figure 1, as well as the results from Parker’s next generation of fuel filters - 3D Coalescers - see Figure 2.

Figure 1. Under Similar Test Conditions Parker Fuel Filter Out Performed Similar

Products in the Market.

Why buy Racor?

During our tour of Racor’s factory, Adam Pearce, Racor Product Manager - Fuel explained: Our key customers specify Racor’s proven technology after years of testing and development as a first fit filtration product on their trucks, why would you select an inferior product as an aftermarket replacement part when you want to protect your investment and keep it on the road. It is what happens inside the filter that really counts, but as team told us, this is difficult to prove in the aftermarket. Customers in this sector have been known to choose them on how the filters appear on the outside and sometimes by the name they may believe is good enough. Dr. Farooq, Sr. Media Scientist at Racor Europe explained that tightening emission regulations and the strong drive towards greener technologies has resulted in changing the chemistry of diesel fuel blends over the last decade or so. He said: “Today’s diesel fuels are predominantly ULSD and have a number of additives with increasing percentage of bio-diesels. This change in chemistry of diesel fuels has an adverse effect on the performance of the traditional fuel filters - particularly on their ability to separate emulsified water; moreover, in today’s sophisticated high pressure common rail

Figure 2. Parker’s new 3D Coalescer fuel filter show excellent end-of-life water separation efficiency.

Aftermarket customers may be loyal to a particular brand but it may not necessarily be the best product for your application - a message that has been proven by a country mile during our visit to Parker Racor. The decision for your next filters should not be based on price, it should be based on the facts. www.parker.com/changingfiltration

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45 YEARS OF INNOVATION

Parker Racor have been behind many of the landmark developments in commercial vehicle filtration over four decades. And our journey of change continues, as we help our customers embrace the opportunities of the future.

Quality Parker Racor earns Ford Q1 certification, the first of many quality awards from world-leading engine and equipment manufacturers.

Diesel Fuel Patented, exceptionally efficient method of water, dirt, rust and algae removal from diesel fuel.

1969 1975 Cold Racor pioneers integrated fuel heaters, now standard throughout the industry.

 Racor In Head Heater

Technology Aquabloc® filters debut another significant leap in filtration technology.

Growth Racor goes from strength to strength - joining the worldwide Parker Hannifin Corporation.

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Protection The Racor Sentinel System is introduced – enabling engine shut-down to prevent permanent damage.

OEM innovation The new Navistar-powered Ford E and F Series are equipped with the revolutionary Parker Racor Spin-On Series.

 RACOR SENTINEL SYSTEM

 Racor R90P

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Hydrocarbon Parker Racor hydrocarbon filters and vessels debut – offering customers flow rates to 1000 gpm and higher.

High Performance Air Filters Acquisition of Farr, opening up opportunities in medium and heavy duty engine air applications.

OIL Parker Racor cleanable oil filter puts an end to frequent filter changes and disposal.

UK Facility Expanded manufacturing capability, and investment in state-of-the-art R&D facility.

1992 1991 The Environment The launch of Parker Racor Lifeguard marine fuel/air separator – designed to prevent fuel from escaping overboard.

 RACOR LIFEGUARD

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 ECO ENGINE AIR FILTER

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CCV Products Parker Racor’s crankcase ventilation system prevents oily blow-by from damaging turbo chargers and other precision components.

Plant Expansion Parker Racor opens new facilities in USA, Brazil, Korea and South Africa. Dewsbury becomes the centre of excellence in EMEA.

 RACOR CCV

PARKER RACOR CONTINUES TO EXPAND

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Global OEM Growing OEM partnerships to produce cost-effective, engineered solutions for specific applications.

2008 Product Development Centre Parker Racor’s new product development centre opens at Dewsbury – heralding a new era of rapid and successful innovation.

 RACOR P SERIES

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FAG SmartSET

THE READY-TO-INSTALL WHEEL BEARING REPAIR SOLUTION FOR TRUCKS, BUSES AND TRAILERS FROM SCHAEFFLER IN THE AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET Last year Schaeffer launched the FAG SmartSET, the ready-to-install repair solution for wheel bearing replacement on trucks, buses, and trailers. It is prelubricated, and pre-assembled with pre-positioned tapered roller bearings, which means this new complete solution can make a vital contribution to reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). And not only that – fitting and mounting the wheel bearing unit is simpler and more reliable than ever before.

“With rising competition and price pressure, the total cost of ownership is increasingly a major focus of fleet operators and transport companies,” says Dr. Robert Felger, Senior Vice President Product and Marketing, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. “When a repair is needed, it isn’t the cheapest spare part that is decisive in lowering operating costs, but the spare part that promises the longest reliability as seen over the life span of the truck. Whether it’s the FAG SmartSET or our patented FAG Repair Insert Unit (RIU), these kinds of holistic repair solutions – in the form of pre-assembled and high-quality wheel bearing units – are key factors in meeting the current needs of truck and trailer repair specialists.” The FAG SmartSET was developed especially for the independent Aftermarket and is ideal for all types of truck, bus and trailer axles that use standard tapered roller bearings. Core elements of the new repair solution are two pre-assembled wheel bearing units – each consisting of tapered roller bearings in an innovative cage design with retaining elements, and specially-coated inner and outer rings. This special coating significantly protects the bearings from corrosion, slip wear and crack formation. A support sleeve pre-positions the tapered roller bearings so that rotating the wheel to adjust the bearings is no longer necessary.

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manufacturers. For this new complete solution, Schaeffler

professionals always have the right amount and specified-type

Automotive Aftermarket has an installation video and a

of grease. In addition to all this, a permanent dust cover prevents

technical brochure available. View our YouTube video

dirt ingress from contaminating the grease. As a complete set

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that includes a pressing tool, this new solution means a fast,

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clean, and efficient repair process that minimizes the sources for mistakes and creates cost benefits. An additional benefit from this new repair solution is when repairing the brakes. While standard tapered roller bearings fall apart when the wheel hub is removed, the FAG SmartSET stays intact as a unit within the hub. Typical time-consuming tasks,

A complete package for replacing wheel bearings on trucks, buses, and trailers – the FAG SmartSET from Schaeffler in the Automotive Aftermarket consists of two pre-assembled wheel bearing units and a pressing tool.

vehicle model.

The FAG SmartSET is pre-lubricated, and preassembled with pre-positioned tapered roller bearings, which means this new repair solution can make a vital contribution to reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO).

There are eighteen part numbers available for the FAG SmartSET,

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like cleaning and then lubricating the hub or replacing the shaft sealing ring, are no longer required. Compared to the repair of standard tapered roller bearings, this solution allows garage professionals to save up to two hours per axle depending on the

which cover numerous models of major truck, bus and trailer

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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) will be taking its key messages surrounding the Commercial Vehicle (CV) sector directly to industry personnel on stand 4D02 at The CV Show on 25 – 27 April at NEC, Birmingham.

IAAF will also inform promote the many advantages of

With nearly 21,000 business visitors in attendance, IAAF plans to

and the most comprehensive road transport and commercial

lead the discussions on issues affecting the trade such as type

vehicle event held in Britain and IAAF will be on hand to network

approval legislation and MoT extension proposals for vans.

with like-minded industry professionals.

IAAF has welcomed many of the recent amendments approved

Wendy Williamson, IAAF chief executive, said:

by the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee (IMCO) as part of the forthcoming type approval legislation, and the federation will be available to provide more details about the current situation and what it

joining the federation such as access to cost-effective fleet management solutions, a health and safety advisory scheme from GTG and an array of networking opportunities. The CV Show has built a reputation as the best attended, largest

“The CV Show offers the perfect platform to engage with operators and raise awareness to the major changes affecting the industry and other key technical developments. We look forward to meeting with existing and potential members and encourage them to the stand to

IAAF has led the fight against the initial proposals, arguing that

industry threats.”

find out about our latest activity and our plans to combat

a level playing field should be provided to ensure consumer freedom of choice when repairing and maintaining vehicles.

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With proposals to extend the frequency of MOTs currently at the consultation stage, IAAF will be highlighting the dangers involved and the risks that threaten driver safety.

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means for the sector.

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SMALLER LAMPS - BIGGER RANGE! After introducing a raft of new product introductions at the

These lamps have been designed with a choice of two mounting

beginning of the year, LED Autolamps have added yet more

options; screw fixing or strong 3Mâ„¢ backing tape, and are fully

warning lamps to their electraQuip lighting range.

resistant to water and dust ingress (IP67).

The LPR65 Super Low-Profile Directional Warning Lamp range

Ask you local G-Truck Distributor for more information on all the

has an incredibly flat depth of less than 7mm; with an overall

new LED Autolamps product releases.

size of 131 x 30 x 7mm. Visit www.cvdistributors.co.uk to find your local truck parts Available now in both amber and blue output, these 6x LED

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warning lamps are fully ECE R65 and R10 approved, and feature 19 selectable flash patterns! Up to twenty units can be wired

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ECOBAT BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES

SUPPORTING A NATIONAL ICON ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT) – formally Manbat – is not only the UK’s largest automotive and commercial vehicle (CV) battery distributor, but a company with a longstanding tradition of support for worthwhile and interesting causes, whether that be in the form of its replacement battery service for automotive trade charity, BEN, or the provision of batteries for the Extreme Everest 2 medical research expedition.

So where does EBT fit into the story? Well, originally Bluebird was

Another project supported by EBT has recently been in the news,

Due to the exceptionally wide portfolio of products EBT stocks,

when in November last year, Donald Campbell’s speed record

which includes the Lucas brand of automotive, CV, motorcycle

breaking boat Bluebird K7, fired up its engine for the first time

and leisure batteries, the originals have now been replaced with

since that fateful day in January 1967, when it crashed and sank

new Lucas batteries – although fittingly these are of traditional

to the bottom of Coniston Water.

hard rubber case construction to reflect the era of the vessel

fitted with two 72Ah Lucas BV11A batteries, as would have been fitted to a Jaguar, Aston Martin or similar vehicle of the 1960s, used in series to give the 24 volts the boat required. Incredibly, after the boat was lifted from the bed of the lake and the batteries cleaned, acid replaced and given significant charge, they still possessed 35% of their original capacity and were able to power four 100-watt bulbs!

– donated by the company to assist the team in their worthy The wreck was raised in 2001 by a team headed by Campbell

efforts.

enthusiast and engineer, Bill Smith who has spent the last 15 years restoring the historic vessel to the point where they have

These new batteries showed their mettle as they were put

finally been able to test the jet engine, which is similar to the

through their paces in November, when they were used to start

original Bristol Orpheus engine it used for its record breaking

up the boat’s new jet engine, as the boat rested in its test rig, an

runs.

event televised across the nation via the BBC. It can be viewed

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Original Lucas Bluebird

at the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flSEkWGN8Q Bluebird’s original batteries have now been decommissioned, but even here EBT continues to play an important role as the plan is to replace the original cells with modern, high-efficiency battery internals, connected to the existing terminals, to maintain the authentic look, but in a maintenance free package. This project emphasises the depth of capabilities that EBT is able to

Bluebird In Her Test Rig

deliver, something that the vast majority of its customers are unaware of, despite relying on it to deliver the batteries they need, when they need them, even during periods of the greatest demand. As this fact, and the Bluebird story underlines, EBT is clearly a supply partner in which to trust. For further details, please contact ECOBAT Battery Technologies on: 01743 218500 or visit: www.ecobat.tech

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BATTERIES – They’re in our DNA

The Power of Partnership The new group name for Hefra, Manbat France and Manbat UK is ECOBAT Battery Technologies

• We are the world’s number 1 experts in lead technology • And we’re the world’s number 1 lead manufacturer • Our Pan-European network makes us Europe’s number 1 battery supplier • We use closed-loop production to ensure 1st class environmental responsibility

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For over 20 years Cataclean Catalytic Converter Cleaner has been benefitting motorists, helping to clean the catalytic converter, improve emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

Developed and manufactured in the UK, Cataclean is the

Now Cataclean is available in a cost effective 5 litre container

before an emissions test, will help prevent costly problems and

specifically for use on large commercial vehicles. University

will extend component and vehicle life.

original and number one catalytic converter cleaner fuel treatment. Trusted by trade and consumer, Cataclean is now carried by every RAC patrol in the country to help solve roadside emissions problems. Regular use of Cataclean, particularly

validated field testing has shown that Cataclean will improve fuel consumption across a variety of heavy duty vehicle fleets.

Kalimex is the UK distributor for K-Seal, Cataclean, Quiksteel and

Plus, Cataclean will clean and protect the catalytic converter

JLM Lubricants.

and reduce the risk of DPF blockages. This also results in less

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vehicle downtime and reduced maintenance costs.

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THE GATES BRAND LOOKS SET TO BE THE ONE WORKSHOPS TURN TO IN 2017 FOR AN EXTRA LEVEL OF RELIABILITY AND FRESH PROFIT OPPORTUNITIES. Heavy Duty Belt Kits

belts, silicone turbocharger hoses and universal hoses already

Already an established supplier of belts and tensioners to the

in the range has helped Gates to explode any myths that these

world’s seven largest truck and bus manufacturers, recent

components are ‘OE only or dealer replacement only parts’.

OE success - such as the design and supply of Accessory Belt Drive Systems on DAF’s MX-11 and MX-13 Euro 6 engines - confirm

As one of Europe’s leading suppliers of thermostats for the

forecasts last year that OE success would extend the Gates

passenger car market, Gates has used its acquired expertise to develop a range of OE-design thermostats for today’s trucks and

aftermarket range

buses.

Nine new Extra Service Micro-V® kits have been added. These cover replacement parts for these Euro 6 models. This extension

DAF, Iveco, Mercedes Benz, Scania, MAN, Renault and Volvo

brings the total number of available Gates Extra Service Micro-V®

references are all covered by thermostats that fit exactly. They

kits to 93, although it should also be noted that belts, tensioners

perform precisely. They keep engine temperatures strictly within

and idlers are also available to workshops as separate items.

original equipment specifications. Quality construction ensures long, trouble-free product life.

Wider opportunities The recent inclusion of heavy duty thermostats, added to the

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Several examples are also supplied with the matching gasket, or seal,

A new ‘Hose’ search engine has been added to the online Gatesautocat.

according to the corresponding OE offer, says Gates.

com. The identification and selection of appropriate replacement hoses for most vehicles on European roads is now much easier. Slider options

Silicone Turbocharger Hoses

allow searches by hose length, temperature or pressure range, straight

The Gates range of Silicone Turbocharger Hoses is equipped with a

or pre-formed, or by the appropriate vehicle engine system (cooling/

non-permeable FKM liner that contains the oil under extremely hostile

fuel/exhaust)

vehicle engine environments. They are a fast solution in either a Vehicle Off Road situation or as a preventive maintenance measure.

Online Technical Support Gates Tech Zone gives workshops 24-hour access to online technical

The Universal Hose range includes straight or pre-formed hoses (such as

support. Content is increasing month by month. As well as step-by-step

45-degree or 90-degree hoses) of various lengths that can be cut to size

installation guides, diagnostic procedures help to detect problems.

to fit a wide range of different applications. This provides significant

Users can opt to sign-up to a Tech Tip service that delivers hints and

time savings for installers as well as savings in costs over dealer prices.

solutions by e-mail as soon as they become available. See for yourself

Online Catalogue

at GatesTechZone.com.

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IT’S A STATEMENT THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU TOTAL CONFIDENCE: EVERY TURBO SUPPLIED BY BTN TURBO IS 100% ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT, EXACTLY AS THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER FITTED. Does OE matter?

• first fit, straight from the original manufacturer’s

It could well do, if you fit a non-OE turbo. A non-original turbo

production line

can generate fault codes with the engine management

• balanced and calibrated to precise, correct tolerances

system – indicating reduced power, higher fuel consumption or

• flow bench tested to provide correct performance.

excessive emissions. Prompting your customer to come back Two year warranties – the BTN standard

and complain.

Whether it’s a brand new unit or Original Manufacturer Then there’s the risk of premature failure with a non-OE turbo.

Remanufactured, every turbo supplied by BTN is covered by a

Modern turbos are highly complex, with tight tolerances and

two year warranty against manufacturing defects. Its further

critical settings, which makes it difficult to rebuild them to their

assurance that heavy diesel commercial applications are

exact original specification.

covered with the famous BTN ‘No Quibble’ warranty for the first 12 months.

100% OE options from BTN Turbo Protecting a new installation

to original specifications, providing the correct performance

BTN always advises that to ensure a successful replacement

and totally compatible with the vehicle’s engine management

turbo installation, it’s essential to find out what caused the old

system.

turbo to fail and eliminate the fault.

As Europe’s largest independent turbo distributor, BTN supplies

BTN Turbo’s fact sheets, free to download from their website at

brand new turbos from all the major manufacturers: Garrett,

www.btnturbo.com, explain how to diagnose a turbo failure,

BorgWarner, Holset, Mitsubishi, Schwitzer and IHI. They are:

so you can rectify the fault before fitting the replacement.

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HELLA THROWS LIGHT ON THE REGULATIONS!

EDUCATING FLEET MANAGERS TO THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS The annual government test for commercial vehicles (CV), trailers and buses can be an arduous task for fleet managers, but one that is necessary. It ensures that the vehicles within the fleet comply with the latest safety and performance legislation, which is deemed crucial for these vehicles to remain in safe working order as they travel throughout the country.

wheel fixings and bodywork. Therefore, the quality of all these

Between the annual tests, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

comprehensive CV lighting range includes headlights, side

(DVSA) officers or the police are at liberty to stop vehicles to

markers, outline markers, daytime running lights, stop, reversing,

confirm whether or not they comply with the current legislation.

tail and fog lights and direction indicators. Moreover, it also

These bodies even have the authority to issue prohibitions for

includes halogen and LED design options, providing the ideal

a defective vehicle, potentially impacting business by forcing

product for fleet managers in whatever circumstance.

components is paramount, as durability is a prerequisite for vehicles that undertake high annual mileages. Lighting is one of the most important safety critical considerations when submitting vehicles for the annual test, which is why original equipment (OE) manufacturer, HELLA, is committed to supplying fleet managers with the high quality replacement products they need to achieve the required pass criteria. HELLA’s

downtime, which results in a loss of profits. Since 2006, the use of fog or work lights as reversing lights has The main component checks made at the roadside and during

been prohibited, which means that only specially designed

the test include lighting, tyres, brakes, steering & suspension,

and approved lights, with the appropriate performance and

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associated markings, are permitted. This legal requirement applies to

the driver when performing challenging reversing manoeuvres in low

not only newly licensed trailers, but also modifications to the existing

light. Naturally they also have the necessary type approval symbol, which

lighting on older trailers.

as mentioned earlier, is a legal requirement for trailer applications.

To avoid prosecution and unnecessary inconvenience to other road users, fleet managers must therefore be fully aware of this legislation,

A total of four additional lights are permitted and these can be deployed

as incorrect or inappropriate lighting has a detrimental affect.

in several combinations such as two at the rear or one at each side, but for optimum illumination, the option of two reversing lights at the rear

Therefore, alongside the quality and scope of its product range, HELLA

and one additional manoeuvring spotlight on each side, provides the

is also dedicated to help its customers by providing the relevant

best arrangement for drivers.

data, in terms of the legislation associated with their fitment, as well as detailed technical information and fitting instructions. These

The HELLA range includes the Module 70 LED, Power Beam 1000,

details are now helpfully available in a new leaflet, via the company’s

Q90 compact LED and Repulse Pro/Repulse Ultra, all of which are

specialist website: www.hella.com/reversinglights and even as a video:

manufactured to premium quality standards, have high lumen outputs,

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which deliver impressive light distribution and are robust in design for

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maximum durability.

Although HELLA’s reversing lights have a similar appearance to

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conventional fog or work lights, they are specifically designed to have a different light distribution. This provides a far more effective illumination pattern and subsequently increased visibility, which aids

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Changing Filtration

OE filtration for the world’s leading commercial vehicles. Now available in the independent aftermarket.

Parker Racor offers a comprehensive range of replacement elements for many makes of trucks, buses and vans, as well as filter head and water collection bowls. All engineered for class-leading efficiency, reliability, and lowest lifetime cost. So for your next service, change your filtration for the better. Visit Parker Racor at the Commercial Vehicle Show Hall 4, Stand E125 www.parker.com/changingfiltration


TRUCKTEC’S EURO 5 10W-40 MEETS WITH HIGH APPROVAL TruckTEC’s Euro 5 10W-40, a heavy duty diesel engine oil, meets the OE specifications of Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Renault, Mack, MTU, MAN and is suitable for Euro 4, Euro 5 and many Euro 6 engines. The product’s specification has recently been updated and now includes ACEA E9, which further broadens its range of suitable applications. TruckTEC’s Euro 5 10W-40 is a ultra-high performance diesel engine oil designed specifically to meet the challenge of the most severe lubrication requirements of the latest European and North American heavy duty diesel engines. It provides the highest level of performance and protection in HGV diesel engines where performance demands are severe All TruckTEC products can be used for vehicle servicing without

and service periods are extended.

invalidating the vehicle or the replacement parts warranty, The oil has been formulated from fully synthetic base stock

providing the application is as given in the TruckTEC Technical

technology and approved low SAPS performance additives. This

Data Sheet. Please visit www.trucktec-oil.co.uk for further

ensures it can offer excellent thermal stability, low volatility,

information, technical data and COSSH sheets.

consistently efficient long life performance, complete shear stability and fuel efficiency capabilities. To find out more about our products visit: New additive technology enables optimum performance of

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emission control equipment such as diesel particulate filters environmental damage.

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A FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY WITH A GREAT HISTORY From humble beginnings renting office space and working from a shed, Truckstop Group has grown into a very successful family business with three branches, 20 vans and over 40 members of staff. While growing as a business, Truckstop have always maintained their key values – getting the customer quality parts and delivering them quickly. The business has gone from strength to strength, expanding

clutch hydraulics, workshop consumables and tools. Technical information and training courses are offered as part of Truckstop Group’s commitment to supporting their independent customers. Truckstop Group has grown year on year since joining UAN in 2007, with branches in Redditch, Birmingham and Worcester, they have teams of dedicated staff with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the commercial vehicle industry. Most of their team have worked for the company for many years and are dedicated to offering a high standard of customer service.

its stock and offering a strong reliable delivery service to

Purchasing Benefits

its customer base. They supply all the parts needed to keep

With access to leading OE manufacturers as part of the UAN

trucks and trailers on the road including air braking products,

TRUCK, Truckstop Group can supply OE parts on time at the right

brake friction, lighting, body components, electrical products,

price.

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Development As part of Truckstop Group’s business development, they have expanded into supplying bespoke wiring harnesses from their Worcester manufacturing facility providing ‘plug and play’ solutions for all areas of the commercial vehicle industry. Industry Recognition It has been a great year for Truckstop Group who in 2016 won UAN “CV distributor of the year” and were recently awarded the ‘CV Distributor of Excellence’ award at the IAAF Annual Awards. Matt Stiley, Managing Director of Truckstop Group, said:

“We are thrilled and delighted to get these awards. Outstanding customer service has always been the core of our business in the ever-changing aftermarket industry”

Image: (Left to Right) Matthew Stiley Managing Director, Sam Stiley Assistant Manager, Peter Dally Director and Redditch Branch Manager

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CONFIDENT ROOSTER BOOSTED BY THE BACKING OF G-TRUCK AND UAN TRUCK WIN TICKETS TO ‘CONVOY IN THE PARK’ AT DONINGTON IN JULY The 2017 British Truck Race Championship roars back to life at Brands Hatch on the weekend of 25/26 March, and the Rooster Truck Racing team, along with partners G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK, can’t wait for the season to start.

The optimism comes from both the new truck and the feeling

In January the Rooster team unveiled a powerful new racing

have a new truck that is ready to go weeks before the first race,

machine alongside an attitude of quiet optimism.

a group of excellent partners and sponsors who are committed

that – in 2017 – Rooster has got the preparations for Brands Hatch right. “We’re definitely better prepared this season and that makes us more confident,” says Rooster team manager David Taylor. “We

to the cause, and a driver in Luke (Taylor) who has a full season of The MAN truck – dubbed “King Klaus” in deference to its German

experience under his belt. Taken together, that puts us in a good

origins - replaces the Renault that driver Luke Taylor raced to a

position at the start of a new season.”

mid-table finish in 2016, and promises better handling and easier repairs.

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drive it to get the most out of it, and it will also give me the chance to blow away a few cobwebs. It’s only four or five months but last season already seems quite a long time ago.” Despite last year’s less-than-ideal preparation, Brands Hatch proved a happy hunting ground for Rooster in the first meeting of 2016, with Luke registering an impressive 2nd place in one race and battling from 11th on the grid to a 6th place finish in another. “It’s a circuit I like and have had some success on in the past,” says Luke. “It’s quick too, with that thundering first straight followed by a tight turn and a fast run down the hill. We think the MAN should be quicker into corners than the last truck, so Brands Hatch might suit us.” G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK, the commercial vehicle parts distribution arm of GROUPAUTO and UAN respectively, are proud to be partnering Luke and Rooster racing, and with the new truck race season just a few short weeks away David thinks that the support of such committed backers could make all the difference. “We’re delighted that G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK are back on board for 2017,” he says. “Like Rooster, they’re friendly, forward thinking companies and together we make a great team. We know we couldn’t achieve anything without our partners and sponsors.”

Martin Sangster, CV Commercial Manager, for G-Truck, added: “Luke and the Rooster team are better prepared on the track, and off the track we’ve assembled a tremendous team of partners and sponsors that can really push Rooster forward this season, starting at Brands Hatch.” Rooster’s calm and measured preparation this time round stands in stark contrast to the situation last year, when Luke’s practice lap at Brands Hatch was the first time he’d driven the Renault on a racing circuit. Rooster was determined not to repeat that mistake in 2017 and booked a weekend at the Pembrey circuit in South Wales (Pembrey hosts the second race meet of the 2017 season) to put both the truck and Luke through their paces. Luke missed several races towards the end of last season with a broken wrist, and welcomes the chance to put in some serious laps before the start of the season. “Just having time in the truck before Brands Hatch will make a huge

Win a pair of tickets to the British Truck Racing Championship at Donington Park (22–23 July) courtesy of G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK. The weekend, titled Convoy in the Park, is being billed as the ‘ultimate celebration of the truck and driver’, and combines all the very best elements of a European-style truck show with the thrills and spills of octane truck racing. For your chance to win, Simply scan the QR Code, enter your contact details and you’ll be entered into the draw.

difference,” he says. “It will let me get to know King Klaus and how to

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G-TRUCK HELPS PETER BASSETT BUILD FOR SUCCESS In 2016 G-Truck commercial vehicle parts specialist Peter Bassett Limited moved into a new, purposebuilt facility four miles away from the village of Gawcott, at Bufflers Holt just outside Buckingham. It’s fair to say that the modern, spacious building is a far cry from the cramped conditions the company started out in nearly 40 years ago.

The company grew organically for a number of years until the

Peter Bassett founded the business in 1978, and spent the first

for growth, and last year the flourishing company moved into its

half decade trading from a wooden shed in his brother-in-law’s

new 7,000 square feet premises. Peter Bassett now employs a

haulage yard. The basic, spit-and-sawdust premises were just 120

dozen well trained staff over its two locations.

late 1990s, when it made two momentous decisions for the future of its business. In 1998 it bought Universal Truck & Trailer Parts of Oxford, and it retains both the Universal brand and an Oxford office to this day. And in 1999 Peter Bassett joined Group Auto Union, which later created the G-Truck brand. The move proved a further catalyst

square feet in size, but Peter Bassett soon gained a reputation for selling quality commercial vehicle parts at reasonable

“We now have a purpose-built building with two acres of parking,

prices. By 1983 the company had moved into a 3,500 square feet

and a shop area displaying tools and garage equipment plus

warehouse in Gawcott.

consumables covering 1500 square feet,” says Alistair Bassett, son of founder Peter. “So it’s really taken us to the next level.

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“The new building has allowed us to stock new product lines and

The company’s fleet of vans make daily deliveries within a 30-mile radius

purchase in bulk so we can pass on savings to customers.”

of Buckingham and Oxford, and Peter Bassett also offers an emergency service for those occasions when parts are required immediately. As

Membership of G-Truck has been instrumental to the company’s recent

well as supplying parts, the company provides other services including

success, Alistair believes, adding that: “Being part of G-Truck gives us

brake shoe remanufacturing and refurbishment, battery testing, and

access to a huge range of parts at a fantastic price.”

number plate production.

The company’s new building and its vehicle fleet now display G-Truck

Martin Sangster, sales manager for G-Truck, said: “We’re delighted that

signage, giving haulage customers the reassurance of knowing Peter

an important member like Peter Bassett is almost doubling the size of

Bassett only sells the highest quality parts and consumables. Thanks to

its main premises. That’s testament to just what a good company Peter

its new, larger hub, the company’s product range is more comprehensive

Bassett is, and also to the support they get from G-Truck. We help them –

than ever and covers all makes of commercial vehicle.

and all our members – by making sure they have exactly the right stock at exactly the right time.”

General truck parts always in stock include fifth wheels, exhaust spares, king pins, landing legs, mudflaps, mudwings, spare wheel carriers,

“Like Peter Bassett, we continue to invest for the future, and have just

twistlocks, wing tops and many, many more. With the backing of G-Truck,

opened our own new warehouse facility, CV Logix. This means that all

which offers next day delivery of orders and no minimum order size or

our members have access to an even larger range of quality parts, at

value, Peter Bassett prides itself on being able to supply “everything

even more competitive prices.”

you need” to its commercial vehicle workshop customers.

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CV SHOW 2017 THE CHARGE OF THE HEAVY BRIGADE!

There’ll be loads and loads at CV Show 2017, including some pretty heavy ones as three major truck manufacturers announce their return to the UK’s biggest and best event for the road transport, distribution and logistics industries. The free-to-attend event, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 25-27 April, has already attracted over 450 exhibitors and has a 10% bigger footprint than in 2016, allowing

CV Show Director, Rob Skelton, said,

plenty of space to accommodate the return of two heavy truck

“We’re delighted to see DAF, MAN and Iveco via Guest Trucks

manufactures, DAF and MAN, along with Guest Trucks, a major

returning to the CV Show in 2017. Heavy trucks are a vital

distributor for Iveco.

part of the freight and logistics industry in the UK and their presence adds a real attraction to the Show, as well as giving

Of course, it’s not just the trucks that will draw the crowds to CV

the manufacturers the opportunity to connect with some of

Show 2017.As the largest and most comprehensive road freight

the key players across the haulage industry and demonstrate

transport, distribution and logistics event staged in Britain,

their products and services, all from one venue.”

The CV Show caters for every operator’s requirements and is purposely designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone involved

To register to attend the CV Show for free visit:

in associated industries.

www.cvshow.com

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MEET KING KLAUS AND ROOSTER AT THE CV SHOW 2017

THE TRUCK & DRIVER RACE IN THE BRITISH TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP, COME SEE THE TRUCK & MEET LUKE TAYLOR (ROOSTER) THE DRIVER OF KING KLAUS! G-TRUCK, UAN TRUCK and NBTS will all be at the NEC Birmingham for this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, which runs from 25-27 April. The Commercial Vehicle Show is the best attended, largest and the most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in Britain, and we’d love to see you there. So please do come over and see what G-TRUCK, UAN TRUCK and NBTS can do for you. And because G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK are proud partners of Rooster Racing, and NBTS a proud sponsor, we’ve arranged a special guest appearance from Rooster Truck Racing and King Klaus, the team’s powerful new MAN racing truck. Visit us on stand 3B78 and get a close up view of a five-tonne truck that can outrun a standard Porsche 911 at 40-100 MPH. By the time of the show the British Truck Race Championship will be two races old, so we should have a better idea of how the season is shaping up for Luke and the team.

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Commercial Vehicle Clutch Kits

Available only from your G-Truck distributor “Since the launch of TruckTEC clutch we have seen an overwhelming growth and it is widely accepted by customers as a leading quality brand.” Martin Sangster

• No Surcharge • 2 year/200,000 mile warranty • Quality you can rely on • Manufactured to OE specifications

The choice for CV Clutch

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OEM-QUALITY HEADS AND BOWLS NOW AVAILABLE TO THE INDEPENDENT AFTERMARKET OEM-quality filter heads and water collection bowls are

Kevin O’Sullivan, sales director with distributor Thomas Autos,

now available to the commercial vehicle independent

explained: “Sometimes removing a bowl or cross-threading

aftermarket for the first time - through a partnership

elements can lead to damage, triggering the need for

between distributor Thomas Autos and manufacturer

replacements in a hurry.

Parker Racor. “In the past, it could be a nightmare getting replacement parts This move means that fleet managers needing OEM-quality

– which obviously adds up to extra time off-road and wasted

parts can buy quickly and competitively through the G-TRUCK &

cash. But now, we’re working with Parker Racor to offer a

UAN TRUCK Network, as an alternative to dealership rates.

heads and bowls replacement service through the Group Auto Network. “The aftermarket parts are identical in specification, technology and manufacturing quality to Racor’s OEM product range. As such, they’re designed to meet the specifications of OEM injector systems – meeting critical water removal and particle efficiency requirements.” Parker Racor makes quality filtration products for a range of marques, including Volvo, Ford, Mercedes, Renault, Iveco and Scania. Replacement elements, spare parts and complete filtration systems are available through many Group Auto Network branches, with fast-moving parts immediately

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FILTRATION

available and others on next-day delivery. Components are

Further information on the Parker Racor range, including the latest aftermarket spares brochure, can be downloaded from www.parker.com/changingfiltration

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You are on the right road

Japanese ingenuity? German solidity? Swiss precision? no need to look further Lumag is the right reliable road to success.

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One of the UK’s leading lubricant manufacturers is making a welcome return to this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, after last year’s show saw the Shrewsbury-based blender secure significant supply deals with a number of wellknown haulage and commercial vehicle fleet operators. 2017 will see Morris Lubricants showcase their VERSIMAX brand,

a range of OEM-approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils, and use the show as a platform for their latest fuel-efficient ECOTRANS gear and transmission oils. Throughout the three day event at the NEC Birmingham from 25th to 27th April 2017, Morris Lubricants staff will be on-hand on stand 4E41 to demonstrate its latest WHATOIL? online lubricants selector tool. “Designed specifically for fleet operators and maintenance professionals to find the correct specification lubricants for all major commercial vehicle OEMs and models. WHATOIL? has the potential to cut out huge amounts of time and eliminate any costly guesswork” explained Andrew Simms, Marketing Executive at Morris Lubricants. Technical experts from Morris Lubricants’ technical team will be available for face-to-face consultations throughout the three days, providing advice on issues such as grade consolidation and the latest fuel efficient technology lubricants. “I’d urge fleet

Long-recognised as one of Europe’s leading independent

operators and maintenance professionals seeking to reduce

manufacturers of specialist lubricants, Morris Lubricants

lubricant stock inventory or advice on the latest technologies

designs, manufactures and distributes all of its products from

to pay us a visit” added Adrian Hill, Product Manager at Morris

its manufacturing facility in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. The firm

Lubricants.

offers an extensive range of lubricants covering a wide variety

“Quality products and technical advice are only one part of

agriculture and off-highway. All backed by the highest level

the jigsaw when it comes to supplying commercial vehicle

of quality control and technical support, together with an

lubricants. Our commercial team will be available to give advice

experienced account management team.

on bulk delivery options, handling equipment and the latest storage and monitoring technology as well” concluded Andrew

To find out more about our products visit:

Simms.

www.morrislubricants.co.uk

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of application areas such as automotive, commercial vehicle,

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Challenge TOTAL to solve your fleet problems and improve your margins! TOTAL aren’t simply a supplier of OEM approved lubricants, coolants, AdBlue and fuel, we are a partner for profit, delivering “Total Fleet Management”. Challenge us to prove it. Telephone: 01977 6363349 or email: ms.marketing@total.co.uk

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TOTAL LUBRICANTS IS LOOKING FORWARD TO ATTENDING THE LARGEST ROAD TRANSPORT AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLE EVENT IN BRITAIN WHEN IT EXHIBITS AT THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW AT BIRMINGHAM’S NEC IN APRIL. TOTAL will be showcasing its range of products including RUBIA engine oils, Coolants, AdBlue and more, but will also be promoting its range of Added Value Services such as ANAC and Visio Stock. The lubricants giant’s team will be on hand to help fleet operators see how TOTAL can assist with their businesses and profitability.

At the event, TOTAL will also be talking to businesses about stock

Chris Wall, Marketing Manager at TOTAL UK Limited,

errors associated with manual stock check and re-ordering

management. Its Automated Stock Management System works by installing a permanent measuring device in a customer’s lubricant storage tank and the ASMS automatically monitors the level of lubricant in the tanks via a GPRS communication system and alerts TOTAL when levels are critically low. This reduces the risk of stock-outs and unplanned downtime. Remote monitoring also reduces administration costs and

“To our fleet customers we’re not simply a supplier of

process, along with reduced risks of tank over spills with the

lubricants but a company of ideas. We think ahead and can

subsequent cost of clean-up and lost product.

fulfil a business’s changing needs, enabling fleet managers to improve margins and streamline their fleet operation. The CV

Delivering more

Show attracts close to 21,000 business visitors and is the ideal

If fleet managers want to find out how TOTAL’s Fleet

venue for TOTAL to showcase our quality products and value-

Management can help their company’s return on investment,

added services to this vital industry”.

they should visit the TOTAL stand at The Commercial Vehicle Show on stand 4C10. Total Lubricants UK, providing global

In an increasingly competitive climate, keeping fleets on the

resources, national coverage and local support.

road and earning for businesses is a clear priority. Commercial Vehicles are exposed to the most extreme driving conditions, and they also operate in a business environment that demands

To find out more about our products visit: www.lubricants.total.com

the lowest operating cost possible. TOTAL offers a complete Fleet Management solution to take the headaches away from the managers themselves. One of the ways TOTAL achieves this is in their value-added services such as TOTAL ANAC. This has made a big difference for

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unique system, benefiting from TOTAL’s 30+ years’ experience and 4,000,000 diagnostics. Not only by saving up to £10 for every £1 spent on oil analysis, but more importantly by reducing their fleet operating and maintenance costs, improving fleet reliability and efficiency.

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NEW COMMERCIAL VEHICLE FRICTION - REDEFINING BRAKING TECHNOLOGY


After more than two years of development and field tests, a new friction brand is now available. SYNERGY Braking Technology. This new friction has been developed to optimise the synergistic relationship between friction components and a vehicle’s performance and service life. In the development of Synergy Braking we went back to basics and asked ourselves exactly what does the vehicle owner/operator want and then set about satisfying that need. Brake friction components are critical to safety. With heavy demands on performance, these components need to be robust and to work efficiently and effectively in all environments. Synergy braking features meshed back plates to provide enhanced material retention to the backing plate and has been proven on truck, trailer, bus and coach applications to provide premium braking performance and durability under all service operating conditions. With total operator costs of over £100K per vehicle minimising downtime In terms of performance, braking components (pad & disc) must satisfy

is vital for a successful business operation, so extending pad and disc

legal requirements for safe braking at the specified test speeds and

life to reduce time lost replacin brakes would make a more than useful

pressures. All SYNERGY product is tested and approved by the VCA,

contribution to operational savings. Synergy has been developed with

the UK’s designated type approval authority with more than 30 years’

this objective very much in mind and delivers ~20% longer pad and disc

experience in testing and providing certification for vehicle systems

life than many standard materials.

and components. Approved to UNECE90:02 and fully qualify as parts of Matching Quality to OE parts as defined by EU Block Exemption

SYNERGY Braking will also be a strong presence in the BTRA Truck racing

Regulation 461/2010.

this year. Synergy Braking will be the main sponsor to TEAM OLIVER Racing. Not only as a sponsor but as a friction supplier too. This provides

However we wanted to provide users with much more than the minimum

the perfect test of this new friction material.

legal requirements in terms of stopping power and developed Synergy to provide a high and stable level of brake performance at all speeds

Synergy braking is available exclusively from Juratek and is available in

from 20kph to 100kph and over the full pressure range with both cold

two versions:

and hot brakes so that the operator could have full confidence in his

brake system no matter what speed his brakes were applied or what

SYNERGY RED (Premium Grade) suitable for most truck and trailer

load he was carrying.

applications and SYNERGY YELLOW (Premium Plus Grade) offering enhanced performance

We also recognised that when brakes are replaced, either with the

and pad life under more extreme operating conditions especially for

existing brake discs or with new brake discs, operators do not want

bus and coach applications.

to have reduced brake effectiveness for the extended period of time needed to bed and condition the new parts – we wanted our pads to

Nitrile gloves and fitting kits are provided as standard with most part

give an immediate performance from the moment they are fitted and

numbers simplifying and further reducing the service time in the

to perform to full operating conditions within a short period of time so

workshop.

we developed a new high friction coating which we apply to the braking face of our pads to give this “out of the box” performance and aid faster

Synergy braking is available exclusively from Juratek. via your local CV

pad to disc conditioning.

Parts distributor visit www.cvdistributor.co.uk to find your local depot.

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TOTAL LUBRICANTS SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH FIRST BUS LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER IMPROVED FLEET PERFORMANCE TOTAL Lubricants has been appointed as the lubricant and coolants partner for First Bus. The long-term mutual supplier agreement will see TOTAL supply both lubricants and coolants to the 6,200 strong First Bus fleet.

TOTAL will also provide added value services including ANAC, its

The agreement will see the supply of high-performance fuel

the lifespan of equipment is increased, reliability is improved,

economy engine and transmission oils which will optimise the

and performance of equipment is optimised.

pioneering diagnostic system, which will check the condition of the lubricant and major vehicle components and calculate the real wear co-efficient to provide early warning of premature wear and maintenance issues – which, if acted upon, will prolong the life of First Bus vehicles and reduce maintenance costs. In turn,

maintenance of the First Bus fleet, improve the performance and lifespan of vehicles, and considerably reduce fuel consumption.

As part of the agreement, First Bus will also benefit from Visio

The partnership will deliver a reduction in fuel costs across the

Stock, an automated stock management system which, when

whole fleet, and also impact positively on the environment.

fitted to storage tanks, will automatically monitor the level

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of lubricants. This enables First Bus to have greater

Giles Fearnley, Managing Director of First Bus,

visibility over stock ensuring it never runs out, increased

comments:

traceability, future stock planning, eliminating

“We are pleased to be partnering with TOTAL. The

overfilling, and management of working capital - all

team has extensive experience in assisting large

helping to keep the business running smoothly.

fleets with high quality products and we’ll also be supported by strong added-value services. In

Susan Turnbull, UK Commercial Vehicle Manager at

moving to TOTAL products, we expect to see a

TOTAL Lubricants, comments,

reduction in both our maintenance and fuel costs

“We are proud to have been appointed by First Bus.

across our fleet, reinforcing our industry leading

We will not just be supplying them with our high-

position on fuel-efficiency and vehicle emissions.”

quality lubricant and coolant products, but also our added value services to support their UK-wide fleet.

First Bus operates in a significant number of

The partnership means that we can help First Bus

communities, including 40 of the country’s largest

maintain its fleet with increased efficiency”.

towns and cities and this new partnership will significantly build on TOTAL’s presence in the bus sector. To find out more about our Total CV range visit: www.lubricants.total.com

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It all starts with


FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

systems.

The subject of battery support has not received the same

Start/Stop, it has a change battery mode to support the vehicle

exposure in the Commercial Vehicle sector despite the fact the

during battery change and a SOS recovery feature has been

principles and risks are similar.

developed to recover sulphated batteries.

With the ever increasing power demands of modern vehicles

The GYSFlash is available with outputs of 30A or 50 amps with

during key on/engine off¬ diagnostic work, the risks from

12V/24V models

The GYSFlash 50:24 is an advanced battery support unit which can operate on 12V and 24V, with the maximum current supply being 50A. The voltage level defaults at 13.5V but can be user adjusted in the range of 12-14.8V in 0.1V increments. The GYSFlash is also an advanced battery charger suitable for all the latest battery types including GEL, Lead, Acid, AGM, EFB

relying on the battery are high. A battery support unit removes this risk by supplying the current consumed, on demand, and regulating the voltage from mains supply at a safe level thus

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protecting the vehicle’s complex and expensive electronic

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Battery support is a well-known issue within the car maintenance world. GYS have been selling professional solutions for such problems for a number of years and battery support units are commonplace in ‘car’ workshops. GYS work with vehicle manufacturers who require their use in their dealerships.

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ROADLINK REVEALS

REMANUFACTURING SUCCESS ONE YEAR ON Roadlink International is celebrating the one year anniversary of the launch of its brand new commercial vehicle (CV) caliper remanufacturing facility, revealing a significant increase in demand

Roadlink’s distribution and remanufacturing processes are audited and approved to ISO9001 international standards, together with ISO14001 and its ‘Investor in People’ status, demonstrating its commitment to delivering a first-class range and service, from production right through to sales.

The new facility in Willenhall, West Midlands, was officially opened by Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) chief

Keith Sedgley, Roadlink joint managing director, said: “It has been

executive, Mike Hawes on Monday 14 March 2016 with more than

a busy and successful year with our new facility allowing us to

50 dignitaries from the trade and local area in attendance.

meet the continuing increase in demand for remanufactured calipers. The CV parts trade recognises the beneficial impact of

Since the £700k investment, Roadlink has had a busy year with

using remanufactured parts and we are keen to promote the

its larger facility, advanced equipment and increase in staff

process to the wider market.

allowing the CV supplier to remanufacture calipers at a faster rate without compromising quality.

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“The investment has secured our status as a CV caliper remanufacturing leader, enabling us to carry out the labour-intensive reman process in an efficient manner while ensuring quality and traceability. All of our remanufactured calipers are restored back to their original quality after undergoing a series of strict tests and procedures, offering customers considerable savings.� As one of the leading suppliers of parts for commercial vehicles, Roadlink currently offers a complete range of new and remanufactured braking solutions, including calipers and brake shoes as well as an extensive range of pads, discs and drums. www.roadlink-international.co.uk

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CV LOGIX

THE CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION FOR G-TRUCK AND UAN TRUCK COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PARTS SUPPLIERS CV LOGIX, the new central distribution centre for G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK members, opened its doors for the first time on Monday 20th March. The new centre will give G-TRUCK and UAN TRUCK part distributors fast and costeffective access to a huge range of commercial vehicle parts and supplies.

The new 45,000-square ft facility offers next day delivery to CV parts distributors anywhere in the UK and Ireland. CV LOGIX is located in Cleckheaton near Bradford, where nearly 50 staff ensure the very best service for our members.

MANN-FILTER is the first approved supplier to be added to CV LOGIX’ portfolio. With a coverage of 91% of the market, the deal with MANNFILTER means that our G-TRUCK & UAN TRUCK part distributors can supply a wide range of filters at highly competitive prices. But this is only the beginning. Over the coming months CV LOGIX’ commercial vehicle product range will expand at a rapid rate.

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As well as greater access to a wider range of suppliers, CV LOGIX also promises improved availability of parts and more efficient service, especially in cases where suppliers have no mainland UK warehouse facility of their own.

service deals,” adds Phil. “It also gives depth and range fill opportunities and bulk purchasing. So once again, the idea behind CV LOGIX is that members get a very cost-effective way of obtaining all the parts and supplies they need.” The opening of CV LOGIX means commercial vehicle workshops can expect to see an even better service and greater availability of products from their local G-TRUCK or UAN TRUCK parts supplier. For details of the parts supplier nearest to you, please visit www.cvdistributors.co.uk and simply enter your postcode. G-Truck and UAN Truck are the UK’s leading trading groups for parts distributor businesses operating in the independent Phil Dodd, CV manager for Alliance Automotive UK Trading

commercial vehicle aftermarket. Our members are renowned

Groups, believes the opening of CV LOGIX brings with it a host of

for offering excellent service and value for money to their

further benefits for member companies.

customers, and operate across the UK.

“This is a great development in terms of the service we can offer members,” says Phil. “To take just one example, members now have access to suppliers and products they may not currently have access to due to current distribution agreements. There is also no minimum order size or value.

NEWS JUST IN... FAG WILL BE THE NEXT PRODUCT IN CV LOGIX FROM 1ST APRIL.

CV Logix will operate an open box policy on all products. Members can buy products without a commitment to bulk stock. They can buy in smaller numbers from larger suppliers, something they may not have been able to do previously.”

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LUMAG: YOUR INNOVATIVE BRAKE FRICTION PARTNER

SETTING THE STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY For almost 30 years, brake friction supplier LUMAG has been setting

compliant with the PN-EN ISO 9001:2009 and PN-EN ISO 14001:2005, PN-N-

the standards of performance and reliability in both the OE and

18001:2004 standards as well as the ISO/ TS 16949 technical specification.

AM markets, thanks to its significant technological progress, and

Such is the significance of the role brake pads and brake linings play,

its uncompromising commitment to quality and safety. Managing

that regular checks of their technical condition are crucial, which is why

Director Colin Smit explains what makes the leading CV brand the

LUMAG has always believed that quality is tantamount to safety. It has

ultimate innovative partner, and the benefits of being part of

been said before – and is a criterion we rigidly stick to - that our brake

G-TRUCK’s approved supplier portfolio.

pads have to perform well on any road in the world, in any vehicle, and in any situation.

Total quality, optimum safety LUMAG’s own tried-and-tested formulas and a repeatable manufacturing

Investing in innovation

process underlines its commitment to quality. Our quality-assurance

LUMAG’s vigorous R&D activities enable us to offer safe, modern and high-

procedures are adhered to as part of our day-to-day operations and are

quality products to our customers. Since the start, we have relentlessly

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searched for new solutions and evolved our products to

Environmentally compliant

address growing customer needs. Our strength as a company

Our implementation of an environmental management system

lies in our long-term plan of consistent investment in cutting-

compliant with the ISO 14001 standard assures our OE customers

edge production technology.

and aftermarket clients that LUMAG operates in conformity with environmental protection regulations. This extends beyond responsible manufacturer, to recycling and waste disposal. We have also eliminated the use of any heavy metal compounds, which could potentially pose a threat to both the environment and motorists, and all our products are ECE R-90 and R-13certified. Seal of approval LUMAG is built on the philosophy that the quality of our products depends on the components they are made of. The selection of

With brake pad manufacturing consisting of numerous friction

our suppliers is of paramount importance to us and our search

materials – from binders and fibrous components to lubricants,

for the right partners is based on those who prize the same

and metallic and mineral fillers – and with such a high number

values as we do: high quality, caring for the environment and

of components required for every friction material formula,

innovative technological solution.

the process demands extremely precise weighing, mixing and delivery of ingredients. In line with our R&D objectives, our operations now include a processing line of our automated mixing facility, which has an annual production capacity of 14,000 tonnes of a friction mixture. This investment is one of its kind globally, as it includes many technological solutions never tested before in the real-life manufacture of friction mixtures, ensuring full automation and complete elimination of manual operations. Applied engineering solutions Our commitment to R&D also extends to our in-house laboratory,

Being an approved G-Truck supplier allows us the opportunity

which develops formulas for us to apply in the manufacturing of

to tap into a wider market that shares these same values to

long-life, heavy-duty products, featuring high braking efficiency

forge strong, long-lasting partnerships. It also gives distributors

within a broad range of temperature, speed and load. Strict

access to a wider choice of quality brake friction components

testing run on devices simulating real-life use conditions and

and on-tap technical expertise courtesy of our specialists, to

on test vehicles allows these formulas and concepts to become

offer them the top-quality assurance expected from a leading

possible.

OE manufacturer and trusted aftermarket partner.

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safe manufacturing, which we consider a prerequisite for any

In addition, our cutting-edge testing station also enables To find out more about our products visit:

requirements and to launch their mass production. It is

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investment in cutting-edge machinery such as this which allows LUMAG to eliminate almost all technological limitations and has helped form its well-established reputation as a key market player implementing innovative solutions.

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• 95 NEW ‘CORNER MODULE’ PARTS FOR UK MARKET • SUPPORTS TRW’S POSITION AS BRAND OF CHOICE FOR OE QUALITY BRAKING, STEERING & SUSPENSION PARTS ZF Aftermarket has announced a UK range extension for TRW’s ‘Corner Module’ offer of braking, steering & suspension products.

has been further strengthened since the TRW business was

The extension adds an additional 95 OE part numbers which

All TRW parts are tested to the extreme and supported by the

cover an extensive list of makes and applications. These

highest levels of marketing and technical support. In addition,

include: brake pad set, disc brake for Mercedes Benz S Class 2014

all parts come with full fitting instructions and where necessary,

onwards; tie rod end for Suzuki Vitara 2015 onwards; accessories

new hardware offering the most efficient and safest fit.

integrated into the ZF Group and dedicated aftermarket division, ZF Aftermarket, was formed.

kit, disc brake pad for Audi TT 2006-2014, Land Rover Freelander Kevin added: “This range extension means even greater choice

2006-2014 and Nissan NV400 2011-2016.

for our customers, and allows distributors to offer a broader ZF Aftermarket’s Kevin Price said: “We are proud of the speed

selection of the most advanced Corner Module parts in the

with which we are able to introduce parts for these vehicles,

aftermarket.”

enabling our independent aftermarket customers to benefit from our strong OE position and high performance products.”

Further product information can be found in the TRW online catalogue available at www.trwaftermarket.com, by contacting your local sales representative or by using the ZF Part Finder

to be fitted to the Corner of the vehicle. Manufactured at

app which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.

dedicated global production sites using the latest and most innovative methods and machinery, these parts are designed to work in harmony with surrounding parts and systems. This product and technology knowledge, materials and manufacturing experience and growing global footprint

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TOP TRUCK IT SOLUTIONS

INTRODUCING RFM GO - THE PAPERLESS WORKSHOP RFM Go, an App which directly links into the Blue Crystal RFM system through a Wi-Fi or GPRS connection, is a fully paperless job card and electronic inspection sheet system which can help to replace a Top Truck workshop’s paperwork jungle with a tablet based digital job-management system.

A Time-Saving Tool

Using the standard RFM system which Top Truck provides,

to contend with, and no oil or coffee spills to obscure vital

workshop managers can now create job cards at their PC,

information. The technician’s comments are automatically added

allocate them as normal, and RFM Go will automatically

through RFM Go, eliminating lost time manually re-entering data

synchronise these to the RFM Go App on an android tablet, they

directly into RFM.

One of the biggest benefits of using RFM Go is the time savings that can be achieved. Jobs can be sent directly to technicians at the start of a shift without them needing to visit the office, when jobs are completed they are synched with the core system ready for approval, cutting out all the time which can be taken chasing job cards and updating the system manually. Because the job cards are completed electronically there is no bad handwriting

can see their job cards on the screen straightaway, right there in the workshop or on the go. The technician can complete their

As well as Job Card management, RFM Go also enables the full

job cards and inspection sheets electronically, using the RFM Go

integration of digital inspection sheets within the workshop.

App’s easy to use interface. The App automatically presents the

Once again this functionality is designed to improve efficiency,

correct inspection sheet for each job and the completed sheet

whilst making job descriptions more accurate - as technicians

with the associated job card is synched back to the main system

can add parts they have used while they are working, as well as

whenever a data connection is available, so that managers can

adding comments on things such as tread depths, brake linings,

confirm job status on any vehicle without ever having to leave

brake tests and tacho downloads. RFM Go can turn your Top Truck

the office.

workshop paperless, saving money on paper and printing as well as being kinder to the environment.

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Workshop Management

by authorised personnel, enabling them to be adjusted to particular

RFM Go provides a clear indication of the work that has been done, the

vehicles and specific workshop requirements. RFM Go also provides

time the technician has taken to complete the job from start to finish,

the automatic attachment of inspection sheets to job cards. Of course

with the option to pause a job for any necessary breaks. The App also

the inspection sheets will carry your Top Truck branding and company

automatically stops the clock on one job when another job is started,

details making them easily recognisable.

preventing any overlap and inaccuracies. The Digital Workshop Once the technicians have completed and signed the job off, it is

Because RFM Go is an app instead of a web portal connection RFM Go

automatically uploaded to RFM for approval and review. As soon as

can be used without a permanent internet connection, this is ideal

the inspection sheets are approved (adding the approving party’s

for mobile technicians out on location or in workshops without good

digital signature and name) the inspection sheets are electronically

connection speeds!

attached to the vehicle record for review plus the customer is emailed the final updated documents relating to the vehicle. Because of this

As long as the technician is logged into the RFM Go App they can view any

your customer is getting their inspection documents back faster and

of the jobs that were already synched when they were last connected,

offering a service from your Top Truck workshop that your competitors

as well as being able to create their own ad-hoc jobs on the go without

cannot.

central system access; making them independent and equipping them with an important and powerful time-saving tool, which helps you keep

As a Top Truck workshop we know how busy you are and how work

up and improve on the Top Truck service for your customers.

can drop in last minute and it needing to be sorted quick. With RFM Go, ad hoc jobs can easily be created on the fly, this helps when a vehicle

RFM Go also integrates with the Blue Crystal CoWorks system as

shows up at the workshop unexpectedly, the technician can create

standard, providing additional technician reporting functionality such

their own job without the need of any input from an RFM operator back

as tracking productivity and jobs done per day. This also allows for

in the office, thus speeding up the entire workshop process. Because

detailed time-management as the system tracks diverted hours such

all inspection sheets are available through RFM Go, the technician can

as breaks, collecting parts, internal meetings, customer contact, etc.

choose the correct inspection sheet for the category of vehicle they are about to work on.

Because RFM Go is easy to setup, new users can be up and running in a matter of minutes, all information and resources are still stored in

Using fully customisable digital inspection sheets is much more

RFM the same way and in the same place, and with the same level of

flexible than using pre-printed copies saving both time and money.

security.

The inspection sheets in the system can be easily edited at any time,

Being a Top Truck subscriber comes with huge benefits. Along with your usual Blue Crystal workshop software that Top Truck provides to their customers we are also offering a fee user licence for RFM GO to get you started and of course the same big discounts only enjoyed by Top Truck customers.

Customer Testimonial:

“As our business has grown, we needed more accurate real time data to track our workflow & to see where we need to improve our efficiency, Blue Crystal provided the answer with paperless inspections, smooth process from PMI to invoice, allowing the technicians to connect with the administration staff. Blue Crystal has become a vital tool within our workshop and has allowed us to manage our growth successfully, with the reassurance from the

For more information about TOP TRUCK’s products and services and to

technical support they have provided us with the fleet maintenance

register your interest in joining the network, please contact;

software of choice.”

Martin Sangster on 07920 573548

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Sykes-Pickavant is excited to introduce the HandTorque® which ideal for use in demanding working environments, such as in rail or heavy goods industries, where traditional high power torques may not be suitable due to limitations of space or operator strength. The innovative construction of the torque makes it lightweight; at just 1.6kg (without the reaction bar), and compact; with an outer diameter of 65mm (for the multiplier), without losing out

The torque is supplied with two reaction bars; one straight

on precision or power; ensuring usability for those working

and one cranked to meet the needs of the user, this ensures

across large sites or on a mobile basis.

the tool’s versatility and quick adaptability to suit the job in hand. The quick change cranked reaction allows for improved

The HandTorque® is a precision tool which multiplies the input

flexibility with reaction in 8 orientations.

torque by a factor of 4.9 when used with the 1 supplied straight reaction or 4.8 when used with the supplied cranked reaction

The silver metallic powder coating of the torque ensures it’s use

allowing for a strong output even in constricted spaces where

in tough and demanding work environments whilst the robust

great force may not be applied. Input to the multiplier is via a

construction makes for minimal maintenance and a long life.

ratchet torque wrench set to one fifth of the desired output

The HandTorque® looks and feels great, making completing

torque.

that tricky job a breeze. Throughout all aspects of the design process, the needs of the professional have been considered, providing a solutions focused product that we are enthusiastic about bringing to the market. The original technology used to produce the HandTorque® will no doubt impact positively on SykesPickavant torque designs of the future. To find out more about our products visit: www.sykes-pickavant.com

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is designed especially for its ease of use. The HandTorque® is

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POWERING THE FASTEST GROWING WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

IN THE UK

BRAND

IMAGE & BRANDING

MARKETING

A strong, professional and recognisable brand image. Keep 100% of your independance.

National advertising and access to online publishing software to create your own professional marketing material.

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

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The Programme gives workshops the platform to train and develop their staff inline with what the market demands of them.

Workshops follow a comprehensive and on-going training programme with leading training providers.

24 HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

IRTEC ACCREDITATION

You and your customers have automatic access to an international breakdown assistance programme ‘TOP TRUCK SOS’.

Assessing the safety & competence of technicians who maintain and repair commercial vehicles.

I.T. SOFTWARE & SOLUTIONS

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A system developed specifically for workshops. Makes revisiting old jobs much easier and retrieving information faster.

Over 760 TOP TRUCK workshops worldwide. Join our elite group of independent repair centres.

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Take pride in being part of a nationwide commitment to quality service that customers can rely on.

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EXTENDS PREMIUM CV STEERING & SUSPENSION RANGE CV workshops and fleet operators will recognise Borg & Beck as an established worldwide supplier of premium quality components to the automotive and CV aftermarket. In fact, it has more than a century of engineering heritage and OE pedigree, which means that its range of CV Steering & Suspension components provides the customer with a range they can truly depend on.

The entire Steering & Suspension programme is manufactured

The range includes Drag Links, Tie Rods, Torque Rods, Stabiliser

corrosion resistance for up to 10 years! It’s no wonder that when

Links, V-Stays and the associated Tie Rod Ends (Ball Joints).

CV workshops and fleet operators have big choices to make,

The complete programme has increased to more than 450

they choose Borg & Beck.

to exacting original equipment specifications in production facilities that operate under ISO TS16949 and ISO9001:2000 production standards, which is why all components come with a 24-month unlimited mileage warranty against manufacturing defects. In addition, the majority of references are supplied with a hardwearing E-coating, which ensures they also have excellent

XF105, the Track Rods to fit Volvo FL and Renault Midlum, plus an

To find out more about our products visit: www.borgandbeck.com/cv

expanded range to fit the Mercedes Actros MP2/3.

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references, which caters for all the popular vehicle applications. Recent additions include the V-Stay to fit DAF CF75, CF85 and

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BORG & BECK OE HERITAGE BRAND

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“To secure my filter business, you’ll need to be original”

“In my experience, premature engine wear, excessive fuel consumption, unreliability and down time, all add up to unnecessary operating expenses. Being aware that only premium specification filtration can positively influence all of these factors, we demand the Genuine OE quality and performance of MANN-FILTER from our supplier, to efficiently protect our fleet, profitability and employees”.

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PRODUCT NEWS Don’t Forget The MANN-FILTER Urea Filter When Ordering AdBlue® Liquid

MANN-FILTER urea filter elements protect the sensitive SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems of current trucks and buses against contaminants. It is critically important that precise quantities of contaminant free urea solution is injected to achieve an optimum reaction in the catalytic converter. All SCR systems currently available require filters to purify the urea-water solution. All MANN-FILTER urea filter elements are supplied as a kit including the necessary components to change the filter.

Easy to install push fit connectio n!

The MANN-FILTER range of OE specification urea filters offers high filtration efficiency, optimum system protection and SCR performance thus helping the vehicles adhere to the Euro 6 exhaust emissions standards.

Urea Service Tips •

Always change the urea filter according to the vehicle manufacturers recommendation, this is normally every 12 months. Top up the AdBlue® urea-water tank weekly. On average, for every 100 litres of fuel burned around 5 litres of AdBlue® is consumed. Check the system pipes for wear, tear and damage which could affect system performance.

AdBlue® Liquid Tips • • •

Be careful during cold periods as AdBlue® liquid freezes at -11˚C. AdBlue® is corrosive to aluminium and other materials. As defined in ISO22241-3 standards, AdBlue® has a shelf life of a minimum of 12 months, when stored at a constant temperature up to 30˚.

PN edition : 017.0217CVOH

MANN-FILTER Part Number

Application

OE Cross Reference

U 58/1 KIT

Mercedes-Benz

000 142 02 89 184 7823

DAF

192 7474 201 4774

U 5001 KIT

Iveco Renault

U 620/2 y KIT

U 620/3 y KIT U 630 x KIT

5801667204 74 21 574 991 74 85 138 439

Volvo

21516229

Iveco

4256 2233

Scania

176 1034 190 7422

Volvo

2241 9609

DAF

181 9795

Iveco

4 256 1605

Renault

7421 333 098

Volvo

21333097

MANN-FILTER - Perfect Parts. Perfect Service.

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Power and durability

for today’s commercial vehicles

O.E clutches from SACHS.

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