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• Toyota has won two fleet orders for the Hiace PowerVan. Norfolk-based Briton Fire Company has taken delivery of 21 and Wilmott Dixon Maintenance 55 Hiaces, which will eventually be replaced by the newer PowerVan. Toyota light CV sales have risen 23% in the first three months of the year while the market has dropped by 0.2%.
• Bosch has received the goahead to buy the car and light/medium brake business of Allied Signal from the EU Monopolies and Mergers Commission. The business means Bosch will now produce braking equipment for all vehicles from cars to heavy trucks. It also gains a share of joint ventures in China, India and Korea.
• Seddon Atkinson distributor Ryland North West has won a contract from Shell UK to supply parts for all makes of trucks, trailers and tankers in the Shell fleet. The contract covers 160 vehicles and 180 trailers at four depots.
• Kalmar has re-designed its range of RO-RO tractors. The DTC range includes fourwheel drive models with 36 tonne fifth-wheel loading and two/four-wheel drive and 28-tonne fifth-wheel loading capacity. Features of the new models include a new cab with greater glass area and standard sliding rear door option. Power comes from either Volvo or Scania engines.