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Dan Gilkes

Road Test: Ford Ranger Limited

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

It’s not hard to see why Ford’s Ranger remains one of the UK’s most popular pick-ups, says Dan Gilkes.

GATEway Project: ‘last-mile’ delivery solution?

2 months ago / 0 comments

Autonomous grocery deliveries test possible future technology, says Dan Gilkes.

Interview: Ricky McFarland, Mercedes-Benz Vans

3 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans’ head of fleet Ricky McFarland talks Dan Gilkes through some of the company’s plans for the future.

Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

4 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen’s new Crafter is arriving in UK showrooms, at least with front wheel drive,  says Dan Gilkes.

Conversion control

4 months ago / 0 comments

The latest developments in van conversions. By Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Ford Transit Auto

5 months ago / 0 comments

Six-speed automatic transmission should open up market sectors for Ford’s Transit, says Dan Gilkes.

Spotlight: Isuzu D-Max

5 months ago / 0 comments

Isuzu has finally launched the Euro 6 D-Max pick-up range, with a downsized 1.9-litre engine and no requirement for AdBlue, says Dan Gilkes. Driver focus All D-Max models now come with Hill Start Assist ... Read More »

Renault Trucks looks to master LCV sales

5 months ago / 0 comments

Renault Trucks is providing a service as much as a vehicle, head of LCV Grahame Neagus tells Dan Gilkes.

Crafter drives van conversion focus

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is planning growth in van conversions, specialist sales manager Nick Axtell tells Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Iveco Daily Electric

7 months ago / 0 comments

Iveco has improved its electric Daily option for last mile delivery, says Dan Gilkes.

Master and Kangoo go electric

7 months ago / 0 comments

Renault boosts electric van performance, with the launch of new Master Z.E and improved Kangoo Z.E, says Dan Gilkes.

Iveco Natural Power

7 months ago / 0 comments

If not electric, this could be the time for natural gas to shine, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Mitsubishi L200

1 year ago / 0 comments

Mitsubishi unveils Euro 6b engines in the Series 5 L200 line-up. Dan Gilkes reports.

First Drive: Fiat Fullback

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional is joining the pick-up sector, with the launch of Fullback, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Isuzu D-Max Fury

2 years ago / 0 comments

The pick-up market is no stranger to luxury specification levels, with leather-trimmed and alloy-wheeled special editions from the majority of manufacturers. Those models often sit at the top of the range and are usually … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Vivaro Combi

2 years ago / 0 comments

The double cab has become an increasingly popular layout for those looking to carry a combination of people and goods, with a second row of seats and a dedicated load area behind. Those looking … Read More »

Road Test: Vauxhall Corsavan

2 years ago / 0 comments

MODEL: Vauxhall Corsavan Sportive 1.3CDTi S/S SECTOR: Car-derived vans LOAD VOLUME: 0.92m3 GVW: 1,695kg POWER: 95hp @ 3,750rpm The compact car‐derived market is something of a niche these days, … Read More »

Renault’s new LCV direction

2 years ago / 0 comments

Renault is to enter the global 1-tonne pick-up market by mid-2016, with the launch of Alaskan. Based on Alliance partner Nissan’s NP300 Navara, the truck will be powered by Renault’s twin-turbo 2.3-litre diesel engine, … Read More »

APS distribution agreement marks new era for Aldercote

2 years ago / 0 comments

Aldercote is owned by David and Paul Dillon and the company’s engineering director, Marc Paish. The Dillon family have a strong track record in the vehicle-mounted boom industry, having previously owned Priestman Powered Access. … Read More »

In-house solution

2 years ago / 0 comments

There is no denying that fleets can make substantial operating cost savings by employing a telematic system to track and monitor vehicles. There is no shortage of providers either, all vying for your business … Read More »