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Waymo to Resume Self-Driving Vehicle Testing

May 20, 2020
Commercial Vehicles
Automation and Robotics

In line with various aspects of the world economy, Waymo is restarting its testing of driverless vehicles across Arizona. In addition to cars, Waymo also has a big focus on HGV's & Taxi's. The company announced in January that its fleet of self-driving vehicles surpassed 20 million miles of driving on public roads in 25 cities, including Novi, Michigan, San Francisco and Kirkland, Washington and has been....

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Articulated Truck Technology

May 30, 2020
Material Handling

Leading provider of specialist forklifts Flexi Narrow Aisle has recently launched a in-aisle sensor’ that immediately disables a Flexi articulated truck if its chassis comes in to contact with an object, such as a pallet load, racking or rack guards within the aisle. The touch sensitive technology.............

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Rebrand of One of UK's Leading Plant Providers

May 29, 2020

A-Plant (Ashtead Plant Hire), the UK's largest provider of plant hire and various other related site equipment & services is set to re-brand as Sunbelt Rentals from May 1st. With annual revenues of just under £500m & 191 locations across the UK this is a huge move within the construction sector. The full reasons & motivations for the name change area not completely clear though the Sunbelt name itself is not surprising given it is the sister companies of A-Plant in North America. Sunbelt has grown both organically and through acquisition, both riding and driving the growth of the rental market across the Atlantic....

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Experts warn PPE waste leading to increased health risk to frontline waste sector workers

June 18, 2020
Waste & Environmental

The Confederation of Paper Industries has warned that the rise in use of disposable face masks and gloves being used to help slow the spread of Coronavirus is resulting in an increased risk in infection to refuse and recycling workers. Despite calls.....

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Leading Forklift Provider Produces New Social Distancing App

June 4, 2020
Material Handling

As part of its new approach to the COVID-19 situation, Linde Material Handling, one of the largest material handling providers worldwide has created a new social distancing app. The app features include remote communication with suppliers....

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