Alex Grant

... he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Technology – Manheim

    James Davis of Manheim (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Manheim has adopted a 360 degree imaging facility, using an automated turntable, to deliver consistent high definition images from around every vehicle passing through the auction. This along with inspection reports is making it easier for potential buyers to assess vans before bidding [...]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Safety – VWS

    Martin Lister of VWS (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "VOPS2 from Vehicle Weighing Services is an enclosed measurement system that can help a driver to prevent overloading of vans at 3.5-tonnes and above. The system uses load sensors between the axle and body of the vehicle to detect the load applied to [...]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation Award – Alphabet

    Simon Simmons from Alphabet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "Alphabet has used technology to help fleet customers to get to grips with new vehicle conversions through the use of its Virtual Handover service. By using quick response (QR) code technology for converted vans from supplier Tevo, Alphabet customers can access video guides [...]

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    Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Innovation in Fleet management – BT Fleet

    Nick Hale from BT Fleet (right) with Van Fleet World editor Dan Gilkes "BT Fleet’s multi-dimensional improvement programme takes commercial vehicle management to a whole new level. With extend opening hours and increased capacity across its massive network, the innovative new Tech Tool speeding jobs up, mobile SMR and a streamlined service booking system, it offers [...]

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    Crafter updates

    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will unveil an all-new Crafter heavy van range later this year, with the first vehicles arriving early in 2017. There is an obvious family resemblance with the smaller Transporter T6 range and drivers will find the interior a familiar place if they have driven any current VW car or van. Following the split […]

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    Road Test: Isuzu D-Max AT35

    Any of the UK’s growing number of 4×4 pick-ups will happily tackle a trip away from the tarmac. Indeed most provide far more off-road performance than their owners will ever require. There are customers however, in a range of industry sectors, for whom standard tyres and ground clearance are simply not enough. They may only require additional performance […]

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    Call for entries for 2017 Van Fleet World Honours

    The 2017 event again includes categories for cars, vans and fleet management, with winners attending a prestigious event at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday 21 February 2017.   Open for entries until 21 January 2017, the Van Fleet World Honours cover the following categories:   Innovation in… Fleet Management Service Award […]

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    FTA launches 2017 legal guide

    Now in its 55th edition, the Yearbook has been compiled by the FTA’s team of transport legislation experts and is fully updated for 2017.  The guide, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, contains comprehensive information on general operations, employment, specialised operations and health and safety, plus key addresses and other contact details.  Robin Shaw, managing […]

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    Renault’s extra grip: A look at the X-Track system

    Businesses that have to venture off-road from time to time, occasionally need light commercials with real 4×4 capability. More often though, all they really require is something with a bit more ground clearance and grip. In response Renault is offering X-Track, as an option on Kangoo, Trafic and Master van models. Developed in conjunction […]

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