Exhibitor Newsletter Issue 8: 19th April 2018

Welcome to the CV Show Newsletter, our weekly round-up of show and exhibitor news.

From the organisers:
As soon as the doors close on the final day of each CV Show, the planning starts for the following year’s event. The show organising team work tirelessly to always bring you the best in the business and this year will be no exception. Last year was a huge success and we’re expecting to see 21,000 visitors over the three days once again, proving how important the show is to its visitors and exhibitors.

And with only a few days to go, we know that visitors and exhibitors can be sure that this year’s show won’t disappoint.

The UK’s road freight sector is facing a myriad of challenges; the driver shortage, new legislation surrounding clean air zones, GDPR, and fuel duty to name just a few. But this is an industry to be proud of. The technology behind the industry sets the benchmark for other areas of the automotive sector. For example, autonomous vehicles, advanced driver systems and alternative fuels.

90% of the UK economy is moved by road. It’s the industry sector that is essential to maintaining daily life as we know it. Without it, the nation would come to a standstill.

Richard Burnett, Chief Executive, Road Haulage Association

Shining a light on advanced body construction with Ingimex

Stand 5J71
Ingimex, one of the UK’s largest body manufacturer, will be showing visitors to the CV Show how its ongoing investment and innovation is helping the industry benefit from enhanced efficiencies, payloads, and health and safety standards – not only through its vehicle bodies themselves but through its array of options and additions.

This year’s show will see the official unveiling of Ingimex’s latest innovation – a gantry-mounted beacon which, due to its unique position, ensures 360° visibility, even when a tipper is tipped – not only improving overall safety but offering enhanced flexibility by negating the need for additional flashing or rotating lights at the rear of the vehicle.

Following the successful unveiling at the CV Show 2017, Ingimex is now just weeks away from production of its Pick-up and Tip-up bodies to supplement the Volkswagen Transporter 3.2t chassis, enabling drivers – for the first time ever – to take advantage of increased payloads of 1.2-tonne and 1-tonne respectively.

And its exceptionally lightweight bodies for the Iveco Daily Luton CNG range are ensuring that those looking to adopt more environmentally-friendly technologies are rewarded – with designs offering end users a payload in excess of 1.5 tonnes on this vehicle.

Ingimex will be showcasing these and other bodies in its range, including the new Crafter Dropside and Peugeot Boxer Tipper on stand at the show.

Justin Gallen, Managing Director of Ingimex, said: “We’re exceptionally proud of our commitment to continually enhancing our product range, including not only the bodies but all of the enhancements which provide further benefits to users. As well as our comprehensive range of features which come as standard, our extensive range of optional extras, including our new 360° beacon, telescopic load poles, and fall rails are all designed to help users manage their loads more effectively, enhance their storage capabilities and ensure optimum safety and accessibility.”

Cost-saving advice for fleets from Keyfuels

Stand 4H92
Keyfuels will be on hand at this year’s CV Show to provide HGV operators with top tips on how, through the use of its innovative fuel card solutions, to keep fuel and fleet overheads under control and counteract some of the current economic pressures.

Keyfuels is a subsidiary company of global commercial payment solutions provider FLEETCOR, and provides customers with access to the largest commercial fuel network in the UK. It also offers a range of online tools to help businesses manage their fuel costs, that includes real-time management information reports, sat nav add-ons, and access to ControlMax.

ControlMax is a smart online solution exclusive to Keyfuels, designed to put an operator in control of their fuel security by allowing them to monitor and enforce fuel card velocity controls in real time.

Heico keeping wheels on the road

Stand 4J115
Heico Fasteners will be making their debut at the show this year, where they will be demonstrating their HEICO-LOCK® Wheel Nut.

Paul Windsor, National Sales Manager for Heico Fasteners UK, commented, “We are really pleased to be making our debut at CVS this year. Wheel security is critical in the industry and we are looking forward to showing visitors how we can help them with this problem”.

The HEICO-LOCK® Wheel Nut is supplied pre-assembled, incorporating the proven bolt security technology of the HEICO-LOCK® Wedge Locking Washers with a flanged nut and uses tension instead of friction to ensure the highest levels of bolt security.

The washers and nut are combined in a captive and rotary system and as they are fixed permanently in the correct position the risk of misuse is eliminated with the one-piece design making for simple and fast installation. Heico Fasteners UK will be demonstrating the capabilities of this highly effective system on stand and will be happy to discuss visitors’ particular applications and requirements.

Fast and efficient on-the-road payments from Allstar

Stand 4H92
Allstar Business Solutions will be demonstrating the Allstar Plus VISA fuel card at this year’s CV Show. A gamechanger in the fuel card world, Allstar merged its fuel card with the VISA network to create a consolidated fuel and business expenses card.

Allstar Plus enables SMEs to pay for fuel as well as the other costs that drivers incur while on the road. These range from parking and subsistence, to accommodation. The combined card gives drivers the freedom to go about their daily business in as convenient and hassle-free a way as possible.

Experts in the fuel and payments field will be on hand at the CV Show to advise attendees on how Allstar Plus can work for their business. They will discuss how the unique proposition works to enable SMEs to manage their expenses better, while delivering convenience, increasing control and providing cost savings.

Handling with care from Stanley

Stand 4D82
Stanley Handling, the UK-based provider of stair climbing and vehicle loading solutions are celebrating their 70 birthday at this year’s show.

One of their key clients has been Fuller’s Brewery, who turned to Stanley as their field staff frequently transport heavy kegs, chillers and supplies around the country. After completing a free site survey, Stanley recommended the PowerMate LiftGate for the Fuller’s Brewery vans.

The LiftGate is an electric lifting arm that unlike the more traditional fold-down lifts sits inside the vehicle itself. Protected from the elements, this machine takes up very little space in the van and is suitable for a variety of transit vans and trucks. With a simple touch of a button, its robust arm can lift materials up to 225Kg using a single operator. This eliminates the need to manhandle the load completely and improves the delivery process overall.

Fuller’s Brewery report the change was a demonstration of their commitment to protecting their staff and making their lives ‘that little bit easier’, with the company always keen to find ways to improve safety and efficiency throughout the value chain.

Gray & Adams focussing on sustainability

Stand 3D120/3E116
Sustainability and aerodynamic efficiency will be the theme when Gray & Adams returns to the show, with its stand in the Cool Zone featuring a pair of semi-trailers in the liveries of two of the best-known operators on Britain’s roads.

To reduce drag Waitrose’s ground-breaking ‘Ultra-low carbon’ trailer features a ‘boat tail’ design with slightly tapered sidewalls, a smooth underside and an open back. Other wind-cheating enhancements include Gray & Adams’ large radius panel cappings and side skirts. This trailer employs a Carrier Vector 1950 multi-temperature refrigeration system that can also be powered electrically from the CNG-fuelled Scania tractor unit with which it will be presented.

Built for high-profile Newmarket-based haulier, Turners (Soham), the second 13.6m trailer has an aerodynamically efficient sloping rear roof profile and is fitted with a Thermo King SL Spectrum multi-temperature refrigeration unit.

Completing the Gray & Adams line-up at the year’s Show will be a 3.5-tonne Vauxhall Vivano with insulated box body and single-temperature Carrier Xarios 200 fridge in the colours of Eat Mair Fish, of Buckie, on Scotland’s Moray Firth coast.

Gray & Adams has attended every Commercial Vehicle Show since 2013 and its stand at last year’s event was the company biggest and most impressive yet. Joint Managing Director Peter Gray declared, “We’re looking forward to another busy few days in Birmingham. It’s always a great opportunity to meet operators with whom we already have relationships, and explain to prospective customers how the superior design and innovation of our products can help them to reduce costs.”

Frontline fuel management the focus of Triscan Group

Stand 4H17
The Triscan Group returns to the CV Show once again, demonstrating the work of market-leading fuel management provider, Triscan Systems.

Triscan’s stand will feature a working fuel island, highlighting products which symbolise its ability to successfully deliver a Source to Exhaust solution. This will include pipework, tank gauges, fuel pumps and fuel management hardware.

Triscan’s stand will also show the company has grown from strength to strength and further cements the relationship between Triscan Systems and Datatrack. The Triscan Group will be bringing along a portfolio of images from past installations, and is more than happy to offer advice on new or existing installs to customers using tried and tested solutions.

Fleet owners, senior managers, engineers are all welcome to the stand or anyone with a vested interest the range of tried and tested fuel management systems.

Guidance through the future of electric vehicles from Arval

Stand 5C32
A new guide to the day-to-day management of electric vans is being launched by Arval at the Commercial Vehicle Show. Called “Delivering the Future: A Guide to Operating Electric Vans”, it is designed to provide expert guidance for organisations that are considering adding electric commercial vehicles (ECVs) to their fleets.

Simon Cook, LCV Leader at Arval, explained, “We feel this is the first year that electric vans have really made their presence felt at CV Show, with new and existing models on the stands of many major manufacturers. Fleets are starting to really think hard about introducing and operating these vehicles. Our thinking, in putting this new guide together, was that there is a gap in the information being provided to fleets when it comes to their everyday operation.

“Delivering the Future’ is designed to quickly familiarise fleet operators with the main practicalities when it comes to operating ECVs and our consultants, who will be present at CV Show, will be happy to help if they need further guidance.”

Arval’s Van Team will also be presenting Q&A sessions on the company’s stand, tackling some of the most important questions facing commercial vehicle fleets at this point in time.

Simon said: “We have worked hard at enhancing the already-impressive LCV knowledge base within our business over recent years and are now confident that our expertise is industry- leading. The CV Show is always the most vibrant of the year’s trade events and we are very much looking forward to talking with fleet operators and helping them develop effective approaches to the issues that they are encountering.”

Smooth running with Morris Lubricants

Stand 4G19
One of the UK’s leading lubricant manufacturers is making a welcome return to this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, following a year of significant supply deals with a number of well-known haulage and commercial vehicle fleet operators.

Morris Lubricants are launching their VERSIMAX brand, a range of OEM-approved heavy- duty diesel engine oils, and will also be showcasing their new company ambassador; TV presenter, personality and motorsport star Guy Martin!

Working together Guy and Morris lubricants see some great opportunities for the future. “I like the fact they’re British, have a range of everything you could need and are good honest folk”, commented Guy.

“Having Guy as an ambassador for the company is great as he is not only a highly skilled engineer but he also has good knowledge and experience using the products. He is also a thoroughly honest bloke, who says it as he sees it,” added Andrew Simms, Marketing Executive.

Throughout the three-day event Morris Lubricants staff will be on-hand 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.

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 operators and maintenance professionals seeking to reduce lubricant stock inventory or advice on the latest technologies to pay us a visit” added Adrian Hill, Product Manager at Morris Lubricants.

“Quality products and technical advice are only one part of the jigsaw when it comes to supplying commercial vehicle lubricants. Our commercial team will be available to give advice on bulk delivery options, handling equipment and the latest storage and monitoring technology as well” concluded Andrew Simms.

Temperature under control thanks to Thermo King and Frigoblock

Stand 3B130
At the Stand 3B130, Thermo King and Frigoblock will showcase their extensive solutions portfolio that allows customers to meet the real-world operational, environmental and emissions demands the transport refrigeration market is facing.
Thermo King and Frigoblock are in a unique position to show visitors an existing portfolio of diesel, hybrid and zero-emission, all-electric solutions to suit all transport refrigeration applications from truck, trailer to home delivery vans.

This full portfolio of transport refrigeration solutions answers today’s demands in areas of sustainability, intelligence and connectivity – ultimately improving customer’s environmental footprint while simultaneously decreasing their total cost of ownership.

The show will also see the UK premiere of the new Thermo King SLXi platform of trailer refrigeration units and the new Hybrid Drive Trailer concept. The Thermo King SXLi range provides optimized performance and fuel savings of 10 to 20 percent, compared with the predecessor. It’s the industry’s first fully telematics-enabled refrigerated trailer unit, delivering full visibility of the unit and load condition with the TK BlueBox communication device and Bluetooth® as standard. The Hybrid Drive Trailer concept offers additional fuel and operational savings, as well as low emission and noise levels enabling transport companies access to inner city areas and restricted zones.

Compliance and earned recognition expertise direct from TruTac

Stand 4H01
TruTac, the compliance and tachograph software experts will be hosting an Earned Recognition Drop-In session for two hours from 10.00 am on Thursday on their stand 4H01, in the company of the DVSA and Silk Thread, the award-winning operator licence management system provider.

Following the success of TruTac’s work with the DVSA, the team will be presenting a ‘fully interactive’ Earned Recognition report, featuring full drill-down and intuitive graphical data, which customers can use free-of-charge to judge their own performance against Earned Recognition key performance indicators.

Plus, talk to the TruTac team about their latest developments including Trulinks a high-level API management service for smooth data integration between TruTac’s products and any other system where data share provides multiple management benefits. Driver Calendar Import is a new data import function for CSV (Comma Separated Values) files from other systems direct into the driver calendar for complete WTD management, a new division management feature to simplify larger fleet management and reporting, and improved password protection and change enforcement procedures. including extra data encryption protection for GDPR full compliance.

The latest in managing driver risk from Licence Check

Stand 4D39
Licence Check will be demonstrating the latest update of DAVIS, the cloud software solution for driver and vehicle compliance management at the show.

To help uncomplicate risk management, DAVIS has launched an innovative Driver Risk Score feature which incorporates many different data sets into one overall driver risk score and one average fleet score for simple and effective management. By scoring individual drivers out of 10 and classifying them as high, medium and low risk presents Fleet & Transport Managers with a clear picture of driver risk and significantly, the ability to measure it.

The driver risk score takes into account the number of penalty points, type of endorsement, driver behaviour (connected to telematics driver behaviour data), attitude and aptitude (connected to results from assessments), incident and accident management and tacho infringement (vocational drivers). Each individual driver risk score contributes to an average fleet score giving Fleet & Transport Managers the ability to measure driver risk as a KPI providing clarity and transparency.

About the CV Show

The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport event staged in Britain, catering for every operator’s business needs. It will take place in Halls 3, 3a, 4 and 5 at the NEC in Birmingham from 24-26 April. Visitors can register for their free ticket at www.cvshow.com

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