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Katie Beck

Mercedes’ My Van Service offers flexible SMR booking

5 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has launched My Van Service – an online booking tool with five new options to offer efficient booking for service, maintenance or repair (SMR) work.

Royal Mail adds 100 electric vans to delivery fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Royal Mail has signed an agreement to purchase 100 Peugeot Partner L2 Electric vans, to be used on delivery rounds.

Uncertainty over Clean Air Zones could damage local business

5 months ago / 0 comments

Clarity is urgently needed to identify which vehicles will be affected in each of the Clean Air Zones, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said, following publication of the Government’s air quality plan. Elizabeth de Jong, FTA’s ... Read More »

moDel-VM drives efficiency for vehicle logistics operation

5 months ago / 0 comments

Logistics company WH Kirk Transport Services has reported enhanced efficiency following the implementation of moDel-VM, the standalone version of Ebbon-Dacs’ moDel solution.

Dumfries and Galloway Council invests in Vauxhall van fleet

5 months ago / 0 comments

Enterprising DG, the commercial arm of Dumfries and Galloway Council, has added 17 new Vauxhall vans to its fleet. The vehicles will help to support the work of the building and maintenance teams across … Read More »

Leading port operator signs fleet deal with Activa Contracts

5 months ago / 0 comments

Activa Contracts has secured a fleet outsourcing deal with Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, that focuses on modernising the company’s fleet and duty of care compliance with the introduction … Read More »

Iveco appoints light business line director

5 months ago / 0 comments

Iveco has appointed Emmet Wrafter as light business line director, with responsibility for its Daily light commercial range in the UK and Ireland. Emmet Wrafter, light business line director, Iveco UK & Ireland. Wrafter ... Read More »

SHB renews long-standing hardtop partnership with Truckman

6 months ago / 0 comments

SHB Hire Ltd has renewed its partnership with hardtop and accessory manufacturer Truckman. Truckman has provided hardtops and a range of accessories for SHB’s fleet for several year, including 270 new hardtops in 2016.

How the home delivery revolution is raising everyone’s game

7 months ago / 0 comments

The huge rise in demand for home delivery, often called ‘the last mile delivery’, continues to test the capabilities of retailers and logistics businesses alike. Tony English, CEO of Isotrak, analyses the market.

Fuel-saving strategies for van fleets

7 months ago / 0 comments

Martin Devine, managing director at Fueltek, explains how fleets could save money by buying fuel in bulk and closely monitoring use.

FTA renews breakdown recovery deal with AA

8 months ago / 0 comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has extended its contract with the AA fleet and SME division for a further five years.

First fleets join Ford Transit Plug-in hybrid trial

8 months ago / 0 comments

The first wave of fleets participating in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van (PHEV) London trial, starting this autumn, have been confirmed.

Vans of the year recognised at Fleet World Honours 2017

10 months ago / 0 comments

The best vans of the last 12 months were recognised at this year’s Van Fleet World Honours, held at the prestigious RAC Club in London. held at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London.

Innovative companies recognised at Van Fleet World Honours 2017

10 months ago / 0 comments

The best innovations launched to the van fleet and leasing industries in the last 12 months were recognised at this year’s Van Fleet World Honours, which took place at the RAC Club in London.

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Van Manufacturer – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Chris Black from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Van Manufacturer – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. "Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has worked hard over a number ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best New Van – Volkswagen Crafter

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Chris Black from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best New van - Volkswagen Crafter. "Admittedly we have only driven front wheel drive models so ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Light Truck – Iveco Daily

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Lisa Fuller from Iveco.                            Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Light Truck – Iveco Daily. "The line between a heavy van and a light ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours: Best Pick-Up – Nissan Navara

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Jon Davies from Nissan. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Pick-Up – Nissan Navara. "Nissan’s latest Navara walked away with our pick-up award last year thanks to ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Large Van – Volkswagen Crafter

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Chris Black from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Large Van – Volkswagen Crafter. "It’s not often that a van manufacturer has the chance ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Medium Van – Citroen Dispatch/ Peugeot Expert/ Toyota Proace

10 months ago / 0 comments

(L-R) Martin Gurney from Peugeot, Gareth Matthews from Toyota and Jeremy Smith from Citroen with Ian Martin of BT Fleet. © Paul Marriott "It appears that clean sheet van designs are a bit like ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Light Van – Ford Transit Courier

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) and Owen Gregory of Ford Motor Company. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Light Van – Ford Transit Courier. "Another light van favourite that has yet to be ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Small Van – Ford Transit Connect

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) and Nicola James of Ford Motor Company. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Small Van – Ford Transit Connect. "Ford’s Transit Connect has always been among the market ... Read More »

Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Car-Derived Van – Ford Fiesta

10 months ago / 0 comments

Ian Martin from BT Fleet (L) with Nicola James of Ford Motor Company. Van Fleet World Honours 2017: Best Car-Derived Van - Ford Fiesta. "Ford’s Fiesta Van has been a leader in the sector for many ... Read More »

Organics specialist goes for greener option with Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid

11 months ago / 0 comments

Organic food producer Soyfoods has acquired a Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in line with its eco-friendly ethos.

New Michelin geo-locating emergency tyre service app

11 months ago / 0 comments

Aimed at commercial vehicles of all sizes, a new geolocation app that links drivers with an emergency tyre replacement service has launched by Michelin.

Iceland Foods joins £38m government-funded EV trial

1 year ago / 0 comments

Electric vans and trucks have so far been unable to make a significant impact in chilled goods delivery fleets due to insufficient range and payload capabilities – powering both the vehicle and the fridge … Read More »

YTD van market highest on record, despite October dip

1 year ago / 0 comments

Reversing the trend seen in previous months, demand for heavier vans in October fell for only the second time since July 2013, with registrations for the 2.5-3.5T segment down -7.1%.1 The picture for smaller … Read More »

Focus on post-Brexit opportunities at SMMT November Forum

1 year ago / 0 comments

The latest meeting of SMMT’s biannual Open Forum will take place on 1 November at Cranmore Park Conference and Events Centre, Solihull. Topics covered will include post-Brexit opportunities for business and maintaining supply … Read More »

Fleet consultancy service claims savings of £64m for new clients

1 year ago / 0 comments

Launched 14 months ago by experienced fleet professional Marcus Puddy, PVS provides a cradle to grave advisory and management service to businesses operating vans and company cars and a consultancy to contract hire and … Read More »

New VW BlueMotion Transporter available to order

1 year ago / 0 comments

The most frugal edition of the T6 short wheelbase panel van is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI 102 PS Euro 6 common rail diesel engine. In standard Startline form with five-speed manual gearbox, the … Read More »