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SOE announces webinar series and symposium for autumn 2019

7th Mar 2019

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SOE is asking its members to make suggestions for topics for its new webinar series and symposium this autumn. In a continuation of its popular technical lectures and seminars - many of which came with CPD accreditation - SOE will deliver a programme of cutting-edge theory and practice aimed at its growing membership.

SOE to provide official CPD approval at Maintec

6th Feb 2019

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After the 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 on the 30th-31st October 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham.

Discount for cleaner Euro-6 HGVs comes into force

7th Mar 2019

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Haulage firms operating Euro-6 vehicles are now eligible for a 10% discount on the HGV road user levy.

Plan launched to offer free bus travel to under 30s

6th Feb 2019

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Campaigners in the UK have launched a plan to introduce free bus travel for the under 30s, reducing the reliance on passenger cars and cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.

Skills Challenge 2018 off to a flying start

5th Jun 2018

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The IRTE Skills Challenge 2018 kicked-off with teams from Abellio, Lothian Buses and Tower Transit entering the competition arena at the S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol.

Cleaner vehicles: Which is the best way to go?

14th Mar 2018

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BAE Systems, back to sponsor the IRTE Skills Challenge for a second year, is pledging its future to the industry by diversifying its offering away from diesel.

Norwegian energy group Statkraft launches UK virtual power plant

7th Mar 2019

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Norwegian energy provider Statkraft has launched a virtual power plant (VPP) in the UK which will connect gas, battery storage and renewables and enable it to instantly respond to demand.

Rolls-Royce in talks with Chinese firm over new power station in UK

6th Feb 2019

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Engineering giant Rolls-Royce is in discussions with Chinese state-run firm China General Nuclear (CGN) over a deal to supply systems for a nuclear power station in the UK. The proposed site is based at Bradwell in Essex, where an existing nuclear station was closed in 2002.

Roofing company sentenced after employee dies falling from height

7th Mar 2019

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A roofing company and its director were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court for safety breaches that resulted in the death of an employee.

Decline in work-related fatalities in Ireland

6th Feb 2019

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Figures released in January by the Health and Safety Authority reveal a 23% decline in work-related fatalities in 2018 compared to 2017. The figures show the lowest level of total fatalities since the Authority was established in 1989, at a rate of 1.6 deaths per 100,000 workers.

SOE at the CV Show 2017

20th Feb 2017

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Improved coverage for all SOE sectors at this year's show - - find out more and get involved!

CV Show 2016 sees significant growth

21st Jun 2016

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Visitor numbers to the CV Show saw another significant increase for the 2016 event, with close to 21,000 attendees from across the road transport, fleet and logistics industries flocking to the NEC in Birmingham for the biggest show of its kind in the UK.