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Natalie Middleton

Van driver and owner confidence waning, finds business barometer  

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Confidence and optimism among Britain’s van drivers, owners and operators are showing signs of waning following the EU referendum and General Election, according to the new Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer.

Vauxhall expands Corsavan range with top-spec Limited Edition Nav model

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Vauxhall has added a new Limited Edition Nav model to its Corsavan range, bringing enhanced styling and technology features.

Standard-fit AEB cuts insurance costs for Crafter

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

This summer’s introduction of standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems has cut insurance group ratings for the new Crafter.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches Fleet Safe compliance software for SMEs

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FleetCheck to offer compliance software for small to medium fleets.

Stannah slashes £100,000 on maintenance despite fleet growth

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Stannah has cut management costs across its van fleet by more than £100,000 despite a 32% increase in the number of vehicles operated.

Dragons’ Den winner deploys vehicle tracking

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Gripit, a plasterboard fixing specialist that found fame on Dragons’ Den, has deployed vehicle tracking from Ctrack to provide complete visibility of its fleet operation.

PSA and Changan to develop one-tonne pick-up by 2020

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Groupe PSA and Chinese automobile brand Changan are to develop a new vehicle platform to support development of a one-tonne pick-up by 2020.

UK CV manufacturing up 17.6% in August

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Growing expand demand led to a double-digit rise in UK CV manufacturing output in August.

Applegreen stakes claim on fuel card arena with no-fee solution

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

UK and Ireland forecourt retailer Applegreen has expanded into the fuel card sector with two new solutions founded on a combination of low fuel pricing and the promise of no fees.

SD Sealants Ltd takes on 30 Transporter new vans

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Cosmetic repairs contractor SD Sealants has signed a deal for 30 new Transporter vans over the next three years as part of its ongoing fleet replacement programme.

Five-point recruitment plan for seasonal drivers could enhance compliance

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Licence Bureau has published a five-point plan to help companies ensure seasonal drivers remain compliant during the busy Christmas period.  

Maxoptra and Talecom partner for integrated mobile workforce solution

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The new tie-up brings a number of benefits to service and delivery fleets. Service and delivery fleet operators can now benefit from an integrated routing, tracking and data capture solution via 'the cloud' thanks to a ... Read More »

Baxi downsizes vans to cut costs and CO2

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Boiler supplier and installation specialist Baxi has downsized its Customer Service engineer fleet from Volkswagen Crafters to Transporter vans to cut costs and CO2 while also enhancing customer support.

Drivers treating walkaround checks as tick box exercise, warns Fleetcheck

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

A growing number of fleet drivers are starting to treat walkaround checks on company vehicles as a ‘tick box’ exercise resulting in possible risk management issues for fleets as a result.

Third-gen Sprinter to introduce new telematics and connectivity services

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will push ahead with the brand’s plans to offer comprehensive mobility solutions when it launches in 2018.

Summer slowdown fails to dent van values

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Average van values at Manheim set a new record in August, achieving both the strongest ever selling price for the month and record year-on-year percentage growth.

Vehicle Remarketing Association seminar to spotlight challenges for 2018

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

The Vehicle Remarketing Association is to run a free seminar to provide a complete briefing of the major trends and legislative changes facing the car and van remarketing industry.

Aquaflow restores first-gen Sprinter to commemorate landmark delivery

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Kent-based Aquaflow Services has acquired and restored a first-generation Sprinter as it takes delivery of its 100th Mercedes-Benz van.

Specialist hire company selects Iveco Daily chassis cabs for emergency road repair role

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

N D Brown, which specialises in supplying vehicles to the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance sectors, has taken delivery of six Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs.

Fleet and lease LCV values see slight fall in August

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Fleet and lease values came under pressure in August but remain relatively stable, according to latest BCA data.