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Natalie Middleton

Allstar Business Solutions to simplify SMR for FORS members

6 months ago / 0 comments

Allstar Business Solutions has become a FORS Associate, enabling members to benefit from its vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) solution.

Enterprise deploys Truckman hardtops for pick-up fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

Enterprise is using Truckman to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.

StreetScooter to manufacture Transit-based electric van

6 months ago / 0 comments

 Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford are partnering to produce electric vans from 2018.

Europcar adds Vito to van fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

Europcar UK has added 180 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans to its commercial fleet as it reports a growing move among fleets to use vehicle rental as an alternative to longer term ownership commitments.

3G camera solution to drive road safety for Greencore delivery operation

6 months ago / 0 comments

Greencore Group, a leading international producer of convenience foods, has adopted a 3G vehicle camera solution from Intelligent Telematics to target road safety improvements.

Bowmer & Kirkland to push safety best practice as FORS Champion

6 months ago / 0 comments

Privately owned construction, engineering and development company Bowmer & Kirkland has become a FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) as it looks to promote the scheme and aim to specify it for its UK sites … Read More »

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles goes live with online support hub

6 months ago / 0 comments

A new online customer support hub and live chat service has launched from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to give customers access to instant advice and support from a dedicated team.

SMEs switching from new to used vans, says Shoreham

6 months ago / 0 comments

Declining LCV registrations in recent months are actually the result of SMEs migrating to used vans in uncertain market conditions, rather than larger companies putting new van purchases on hold.

Vauxhall Vivaro named Glass’s Used Van Hero

6 months ago / 0 comments

Glass’s has chosen the Vauxhall Vivaro as its Used Van Hero for June in recognition of its reliability and economy.

Fleet and lease values record 5.7% year-on-year rise

6 months ago / 0 comments

Average and fleet/lease light commercial vehicle values continued to rise in May but BCA warns that market pressures continue.

FORS announces date for second Members’ Conference

6 months ago / 0 comments

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, is to run its second Members’ Conference later this year.

Van auction values up 7.3% year-on-year

6 months ago / 0 comments

May’s average van sale price was up year-on-year but fell compared to the month before, latest figures from Manheim show due to  higher volumes.

Construction businesses taking risks over driver safety

6 months ago / 0 comments

Businesses in the UK construction sector could risk falling foul of health and safety legislation over drivers and vehicles, new research suggests.

Renault Trafic SpaceClass targets high-end shuttle market

6 months ago / 0 comments

Renault is to launch a passenger-carrying version of its Trafic van with a focus on the premium market.

Mercedes-Benz wins 30-van NHS deal in Wales

6 months ago / 0 comments

Hospitals, clinics, GP practices and other facilities throughout Wales have deployed a new fleet of 30 Mercedes-Benz vans.

Hermes refutes GMB insurance allegations

6 months ago / 0 comments

Courier company Hermes has issued a statement saying it “categorically refutes” claims from trade union GMB over insurance for drivers using their own vehicles for business purposes.

Paragon update caters for multi-skilled driver teams

6 months ago / 0 comments

Paragon has updated its route optimisation software to help transport planners simplify the process of managing multi-skilled driver teams.

Wrights Commercials joins Isuzu network

6 months ago / 0 comments

Northampton-based Wrights Commercials has joined the Isuzu UK network as a service dealer as part of the commercial vehicle manufacturer’s planned expansion programme.

Paneltex launches new branding and website

6 months ago / 0 comments

Refrigerated vehicle bodybuilder Paneltex has launched new corporate branding, matched up with new liveries and a comprehensive new website.

Schindler puts focus on safety with vehicle tracking solution

6 months ago / 0 comments

Elevator firm Schindler has deployed telematics for the first time as it targets road safety and driver behaviour improvements.

Vanarama launches Van Hero Awards 2017

6 months ago / 0 comments

Vanarama is running its 2017 Van Hero Awards to recognise the hard work and dedication of the UK’s four million van drivers. 

LCV registrations fall in May

6 months ago / 0 comments

Van registrations declined in May, with the downturn attributed to a market rebalance following a period of very strong demand.

Garic named 200th FORS Gold member

7 months ago / 0 comments

Specialised plant and welfare facilities supplier Garic Ltd has become the  200th company to achieve FORS Gold accreditation. 

Ford scoops 70-van deal for Harlow Council

7 months ago / 0 comments

HTS (Property & Environment) Limited, which provides a range of environmental and property maintenance services to Harlow Council, has awarded a 70-van deal to Ford.

FTA film to serve as wake-up call

7 months ago / 0 comments

A new film featuring the death of a child in a van collision has been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to highlight the importance of safety and compliance in van operations.

New thinking vital to solving urban delivery challenges, report finds

7 months ago / 0 comments

Exploring new approaches such as retiming deliveries and deploying automated and electric vehicles is vital when it comes to overcoming urban freight distribution, according to a new report.

Jean-Michel Boyer named new UK CEO at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK

7 months ago / 0 comments

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Jean-Michel Boyer as  the new UK CEO.

PSA Finance awards LCV remarketing deal to CD Auction Group

7 months ago / 0 comments

PSA Finance UK is to become one of the first customers to take advantage of CD Auction Group’s new dedicated LCV remarketing centre under a new deal.

VW becomes first van manufacturer to fit AEB as standard

7 months ago / 0 comments

Volkswagen has been hailed at as a “trailblazer” as it announces all its UK vans will now come with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard.

CD Auction Group launches new inspection system

7 months ago / 0 comments

CD Auction Group has developed and launched a new vehicle inspection system that it says will provide more consistent, specific and accurate vehicle descriptions on its online auction site.