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Dan Gilkes

Interview: Richard Chamberlain, UK country manager for Fiat Professional

1 week ago / 0 comments

Conversions top the list of priorities at Fiat Professional, Richard Chamberlain tells Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen completes Crafter line-up with rear and all-wheel drive models, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: MAN TGE

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

MAN’s entry into the LCV arena can only be good news for operators big or small, says Neil McIntee.

Road Test: Ingimex Tipper

2 months ago / 0 comments

Ingimex has spotted a gap in the market for a compact 1-tonne tipper or dropside, says Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Ford Ranger Limited

3 months 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?

4 months ago / 0 comments

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

Interview: Ricky McFarland, Mercedes-Benz Vans

5 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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

Conversion control

6 months ago / 0 comments

The latest developments in van conversions. By Dan Gilkes.

Road Test: Ford Transit Auto

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

Spotlight: Isuzu D-Max

7 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

7 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

9 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

9 months ago / 0 comments

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

Master and Kangoo go electric

9 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

9 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

3 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 »

Fiat Professional gears up for 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

Fiat Professional is celebrating record UK sales of almost 15,000 vans in 2014 and looking forward to further growth this year. With the latest version of Ducato now up to speed and a revised … Read More »

Strength in numbers

3 years ago / 0 comments

Almost every van manufacturer will have benefitted from the UK’s rising LCV market in 2014, though Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ registrations were particularly strong. The company sold more than 41,200 vans to the end of … Read More »

Seasonal security

3 years ago / 0 comments

Seasonal demand With the Christmas season fast approaching, many home delivery companies, couriers, supermarkets and parcel firms will be looking to boost their fleets with additional drivers. Even the recent explosion of “click and … Read More »

Renault Trafic

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the latest version of the mid-weight Trafic van, Renault has achieved the seemingly impossible. Despite installing a smaller engine, it produces more power than the previous larger model, yet delivers lower emissions and … Read More »

Vauxhall Combo

3 years ago / 0 comments

For fleets looking at the possibility of downsizing, adopting a smaller van with lower running costs and improved fuel economy, Vauxhall’s Combo is a natural replacement for the firm’s Vivaro customers. But what if … Read More »

Peugeot Boxer

3 years ago / 0 comments

With manufacturers all adhering to the same set of regulations and standards, and with aerodynamics driving vehicle body design, you might think that all vans are pretty much the same. That is definitely not … Read More »