Latest SOE News
The IRTE Northern Centre April CPD event was a joint presentation by David Waddington, Key Account Manager for Renault Trucks UK, and Richard Davies, the Fleet Sales Director for JDS Trucks of Blackburn in Lancashire.
Ceramex and Imperial Engineering are both putting their support behind the IRTE Skills Challenge 2019 competition for bus and coach technicians and apprentices by becoming new sponsors of the event.
After an extremely successful partnership in 2018, SOE has confirmed that it will be partnering with Maintec, the UK’s only exhibition dedicated to maintenance, plant and asset management, which returns 30-31 October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.
A sold-out CV Show in Birmingham again proved the sector’s ability to adapt to changing market conditions and remain a vital contributor to the UK economy.
This edition announces the IRTE Northern Centre Young Engineer of the Year and the first Northern Island irtec breakfast meeting.
A look into how a new approach is sparking a change in technician skills shortages, and a preview on this years CV show.
This issue investigates the developments in efficient lubrication within the industry.
This issue looks at axle weighing systems for vans and LCVs, and solutions for waste oil removal.
This issue looks at the importance of sensors regarding leaks and nuclear plants, as well as smart plastics for industrial operations.
This edition marks the anniversary of our members who have achieved 40 and 50 years in their professional sector, along with planned SOE roundtable events of 2019 and DAF returning to the CV Show in 2019.
This edition of Transport Engineer profiles how Stagecoach are investing in a new source of technical apprenticeships, alongside commenting on wheel and tyre safety.
We hear from apprentices across the industry as National Apprenticeship Week showcases the future of engineering.
This issue looks into low-cost bodywork and bodybuilding, along with temperature-controlled transport.
A focus on the environmental aspects of operations engineering including water supply filtration and diesel spillage.
The second issue of the bimonthly SOE newsletter includes part two of Bob Calder, CEng discussing his engineering journey in the Army, and the effect of Beatrice Shilling on meeting the threat of the German Air Force in the Second World War.
A review on how operators should maintain and service LCV trailer couplings, and Toby Clark looks into how practical predictive maintenance is.
An insight into the importance of monitoring the performance of machines used within operations engineering; also highlighting health and safety in the work place.
An investigation into the introduction of more IT systems into workshop environments and how many operators are turning to vacuum excavators for a more efficient digging process.
This issue includes insights into developments in disposal alternatives and the use of augmented and virtual reality in repair and maintenance.
First issue of the bimonthly SOE newsletter, marking an exciting new stage in the development of the Society.
This issue looks at the increasing popularity of gas-powered engines and how natural gas is now becoming a viable alternative to diesel.
First issue of Operations Engineer (previously Plant Engineer); keeping you up to date with developments in new technology and best practice in operations engineering.
Can 'premuim' aftermarket suppliers save you money on braking materials without compromising safety or performance?
A look into fire safety in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
A look at the high level of O standard compliance offences and connected smart transmissions and predictive gear shifting.
This issue looks at debunking the 'Industry 4.0' hype, and a look into how NASA has impacted our everyday lives.
This issue of Transport Engineer focuses on the future talent within the industry; highlighting apprenticeships and the IRTE Skills Challenge winners.
The annual IRTE Skills Challenge returns for 2018 and Brian Weatherly reports on Scania's latest P and L-series urban chassis.
This issue investigates the claimed effect of tyre sealants on road damage, and the biggest cause of MOT failure amongst commercial vehicles.
A look into the challenges and reliability of wind turbine and gas turbine, with comments from George Walker (managing director of Novotek UK and Ireland) on how the IoT is changing field service.
A preview of Tip-ex Tank-ex boasting more than 100 exhibitors, and a review of the CV Show including surprises from PSA Group and Cartwright.
A preview of this years CV Show and a report on the HGV technician challenges.
This issue looks into retaining staff, and the governments new apprenticeship levy, alongside looking at whether the industry is ready to reap the benefits of 'Industry 4.0'.
A look at the use of sensor-based systems to recognise and avoid vulnerable road users, and the issues surrounding particulate filters in terms of diesel emissions.
This issue looks at how award schemes can improve operations of van fleets along with the reduction of diesel light commercial vehicles in urban environments.
Axle supplier BPW discusses the technical issues involved in designing suspension systems for trailers.
An insight into the introduction of VECTO standards in 2019 and Volskwagen's bus and truck division.
Questions surrounding the new emission legislations arise in this issue, which also features the 'Black Museum'; a collection of items that have failed in spectacular fashion.
This issue looks at the challenge for producers of on-board weighing systems and Ian Norwell takes a Scania S500 for a drive.
An £86.1m upgrade to over half of London's buses in a retrofit programme by Tfl, and an investigation into electric drivelines.
This issue focuses on health and safety within the industry, including condition monitoring and preparing for the unknown.
A focus on Scania's new V8 engine and troubleshooting vehicles.
Investigating advances in IT automation and connectivity and the effects on operational efficiency.
This issue highlights 'Industry 4.0', looking at trends and technologies like smart plastics and 3D printing that will reshape the industry.
This edition looks into the seventh annual IRTE Skills Challenge and trailer-specific telematics systems.
Will Dalrymple reviews this years CV Show, and an exploration of the relationship between lightweight bus body construction and alternative power sources.
A look into what is involved in delivering the factory of the future and the effect of Brexit on standards and compliance for hazardous area industries.
A review on the two seperate trends aimed at increasing trailer volume and the competition between 8x4 tippers and 8x2 tippers.
A look into the clean technology focused CV Show 2017, as well as highlighting the potential of higher costs under Euro 6 and Euro 7 diesel regulations.
This issue investigates why combined heat and power is underutilised by the industry, along with the effects of going mobile on operational efficiency.
A look into Iveco's 'state of the nation' press event and Scania's investment in its UK training centre.
This issue looks at the arrival of Scania's new R and S series trucks in the UK and the importance of irtec.
Questions as to how the UK will detach itself from the European Union, and a look into the world of compact buses.