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Natalie Middleton

Courier firm prioritises compliance and professionalism with new Vito fleet

9 hours ago / 0 comments

JMHC Logistics has commissioned a fleet of 33 Vito vans, marking the first time it’s owned vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.

Tool hire firm expands delivery fleet with Isuzu 7.5-tonners

10 hours ago / 0 comments

Artisan Hire Centre, which provides tool and small plant hire in the South and South West, has deployed two brand new 7.5-tonne Isuzu rigids.

Ford extends scrappage scheme into 2018

4 days ago / 0 comments

Ford’s scrappage scheme for pre-Euro 5 vans and cars is to run into the first quarter of 2018.

Home delivery vehicles to run up 20% more miles next week

4 days ago / 0 comments

Next week is set to be the busiest this year for the home delivery sector with the average distance travelled by home delivery vehicles in this period to increase 20%.

2018’s electric van launches revealed in latest Van Fleet World iD

4 days ago / 0 comments

Could 2018 be the year of the electric van? That’s one of the topics of the December issue of the Van Fleet World iD digital magazine, which reveals the electric vans due for launch … Read More »

Gnewt adds 15 Voltia electric vans to fleet

4 days ago / 0 comments

Green delivery firm Gnewt Cargo has extended its electric vehicle fleet with 15 zero-emission Voltia vans based on the Nissan e-NV200 as it trials the increased capacity and efficiency provided by the vehicles.

Operators consigning ‘white van man’ to history books

4 days ago / 0 comments

A more grown-up business ethos is seeing an increasing number of van operators revise both their vehicle acquisition and operation practices, according to Vans4Lease.co.uk

First MAN TGE deployed in Ireland

5 days ago / 0 comments

Air ground support specialist Mallaghan Engineering Ltd has become the first firm in Ireland to purchase the new MAN TGE.

Iveco Daily selected for M25 maintenance works

5 days ago / 0 comments

Connect Plus Services has deployed four Iveco 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs for its maintenance works around the M25.

Aftercare Response to target more operators with maintenance and repair service

1 week ago / 0 comments

AfterCare Response, which maintains and repairs commercial vehicle bodies and ancillaries, is to spearhead its drive for new business under an inaugural appointment.

RAM Tracking scores customer service excellence hat-trick

1 week ago / 0 comments

Investor in Customers (IIC) has awarded RAM Tracking its ‘Gold’ level accreditation for exceptional customer excellence for a third time.

Operator slashes insurance premiums by 20% with 3G cameras

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Downwell Group has reduced its annual insurance premiums by 20% and cut the number of accidents on its mixed fleet thanks to connected vehicle cameras.

ScottishPower advances fuel efficiency with driver behaviour tech

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

ScottishPower has seen significant improvements in fuel efficiency and idling after deploying driver behaviour technology from Trakm8.

Hourly van rental available through FordPass app

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Users of the FordPass mobility app can now access a new UK-wide hourly van hire feature, available 24/7 through Hertz and intended to facilitate the transportation of bulky home purchases.

Volkswagen and Driving for Better Business to demo benefits of crash avoidance tech

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The benefits of crash avoidance systems, in particular autonomous emergency braking (AEB), are to come under focus at a series of events being run by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the Driving for Better Business … Read More »

Van fleets ‘in the dark’ over Clean Air Zone plans

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Businesses are calling for clarity on the Government’s work on Clean Air Zones as new research reveals many fleets are in the dark as to current plans.

Robinsons becomes latest brewery to deploy Isuzu rigid

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Stockport-based brewer Frederick Robinson has deployed its first-ever Isuzu on its dray fleet, bringing a number of operational benefits.

Lightfoot to develop driver reward scheme for FORS members

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Members of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) will be able to offer drivers a reward scheme for meeting safety targets under a new partnership between FORS and Lightfoot.

LCV registrations down for third month running

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Light commercial vehicle registrations declined 11.1% in November, marking the third consecutive monthly fall.

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter gets connected solutions and electric version

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will bring a holistic approach to van operations, offering latest connectivity to bring an integrated system solution along with an all-electric version to follow.

Royal Mail and Arrival to share electric vehicle experiences

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Royal Mail’s trials of fully electric trucks are to come under focus at next May’s Microlise Transport Conference as the organisation continues to explore plans for widescale adoption of EVs.

Ford Transit Connect and Transit Courier get new engine tech

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ford has revealed its updated Transit Connect and Courier LCVs, which will get updated engines and styling as well as new driver assistance technologies when they launch next year.

Essential Fleet Service rebrands following merger

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Essential Fleet Services and Go Plant have now merged into Go Plant Fleet Services Ltd following Essential’s acquisition of Go Plant in the summer.

Truckman gives Navara the Classic treatment

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Truckman’s commercial pick-up truck canopy range for the Nissan Navara now features a new Classic hardtop, designed as the most secure Truckman Classic to date.

Clancy Group named latest DfBB Business Champion

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Clancy Group, parent company of contractor Clancy Docwra, has become the latest Business Champion for the Driving for Better Business Campaign in recognition of its work to drive down collisions and improve costs.

Van industry regulation unlikely in 2018, says BVRLA

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

2018 should bring a steady year of growth for the van leasing and rental sector, with industry regulation unlikely and continued diesel dominance a strong certainty.

Mercedes-Benz Vans appoints new dealer in Devon

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz van operators in Devon will be able to access sales and servicing through a new van centre in Exeter from next year following the appointment of Snows Motor Group to the dealer network.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores highly in Euro NCAP rating

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes’ forthcoming X-Class has gained a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing, earning some of the highest-ever results for the pick-up sector.

London boroughs to explore greener delivery solutions with new funding

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

New initiatives intended to cut pollution from deliveries and generally improve air quality are being trialled in various London boroughs with the help of new funding.

Orange van used values nearly 7% higher than white vans, says CAP

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Opting for a coloured van can bring about a used value premium of up to nearly 7% compared to equivalent white vans, according to new research from Cap HPI.