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How does a truck transmission work?

Have you ever wondered what’s going on beneath the floor of a truck when the accelerator is pushed down? Most people think of the engine as being at the heart of any vehicle. And while engines are useful for turning fuel into mechanical energy, it would be useless without the transmission. A truck transmission takes […]

Five Times Lorry Drivers Saved the Day

A quick Google search for ‘lorry driver’ will bring up hundreds of thousands of results detailing crimes and accidents caused by the nation’s hauliers. But these stories only represent a small fraction of the hard-working lorry driver populace. Every day, the nation’s lorry drivers complete loads of good deeds – whether it’s letting faster motorists […]

Ecodrive Sponsors Arriva Make a Difference Award

Ecodrive sponsored one of the prizes at Arriva North-East’s Make a Difference (MAD) Awards in April. Lewis Wright attended the 80s-themed event at the beautiful Hardwick Hall Hotel in County Durham.  And was pleased to present the Customer Excellence Award to Moors bus driver Richard Wright. Lewis said: “It was a great night celebrating the […]

Ecodrive Makes Bus and Coach Buyer Front Page

Eagle-eyed customers that subscribe to Bus and Coach Buyer might have noticed our branding splashed across the front page of the magazine. It advertises Ecodrive’s status as the largest fully-equipped ZF Service partner with full testing facilities, field diagnostics and repair equipment and our remove refit service that can be completed on-site or at customer […]

Ecodrive at CPT Dinner

Ecodrive Managing Director Jon Stone was pleased to attend the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s (CPT’s) annual dinner in London last month. He was invited by the team from ZF Services UK, based in Nottingham. The CPT is the recognised voice of the bus and coach industry. It represents operator interests on national and international legislation, […]

ZF and the E-HGVs

First they came for the humble toothbrush… then the family car. Now it seems the process of electrification has stretched out to include even the heaviest of vehicles on our roads. The increased popularity of electric and hybrid cars – such as the Toyota Prius – and indeed the proliferation of charging points on our […]

ZF Unveils New AI-Driven Forklift Truck

ZF’s has applied its experience creating autonomous passenger cars and commercial vehicles to creating a forklift truck with highly automated driving functions. The networked forklift is fitted with a camera and radar system so that it can see its surrounding industrial environment. Data from these inputs is analysed and ‘understood’ by the ZF ProAI central […]

Ecodrive helps the buses run on time

Experienced engineers from Ecodrive Transmissions have helped keep buses running on time for more than a decade in Greater Manchester and beyond. Today, buses and coaches operate on demanding schedules and companies are forever trying to improve performance and operating costs. When there is a breakdown or another blip, Ecodrive Transmissions is committed to delivering […]

Danny moves up to Technical Sales Coordinator

We’re pleased to announce that long-standing Ecodrive employee, Danny Smith, has become our Technical Sales Coordinator. The role comes with responsibility for managing and growing the company’s sales; bringing in new business and increasing Ecodrive’s truck customer portfolio. Having over 10 years experience at the company, Danny has worked his way up from the workshop […]