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22nd August 1996, Page 12
22nd August 1996
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Page 12, 22nd August 1996 — BRIEFS
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• Croft Backstop has a new Body-Guard system aimed at giving the driver a visible or audible warning if the tipper body is not fully down to the chassis. Once a body has been raised the warning unit pulses every 15 seconds until the body has been lowered fully. In conjunction with Highway Care of Maidstone, Kent, Backstop has also developed a crash cushion for lane closure vehicles that applies the brakes in the event of a rear impact.

• Somerset refrigerated transport specialist JR Harding has boosted its fleet with 10 new 3+3 reefer artic rigs; Volvo H-112-420s and Schmitz Cargobull 33 Europallet semi-trailers. These have Thermo King SMX Smart fridge units with data-logging equipment. The 50-strong fleet, a mix of Foden, Scania and Volvo in twin-steer, pusher and tagaxle Form, will be maintained at Harding's new workshop in Frame.

• Maywood On Board has been acquired by Halma, parent company of Readingbased industrial load cell manufacturer Thames Side Scientific.

• Cambridge Refrigeration Technology is offering two training days on refrigerated transport on 29-30 October at its Cambridge site. Contact: 01223 365101.

• Currie Line of

Grangemouth has purchased 80 new 12.2m Euroliner curtained swop bodies From E1P of Rotherham for use on its UK-European ferry services.

• Vauxhall has increased some light CV prices by an average of 1.7% with effect from 19 August. Brava pickup and Midi van prices are unaffected but Corsavan, Combo and Astravan prices will all rise.


Organisations: Maywood On Board
Locations: Cambridge

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