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Natalie Middleton

Van registrations put in record performance in H1

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The data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows that overall demand rose 3.0% to 191,996 units for the first half. The market also recorded its fifth consecutive month of … Read More »

Severn Bridges won’t be 'cash-making exercise', says Transport Minister

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Speaking yesterday (4 July) at the Welsh Affairs Committee, Mr Jones said that the bridges could return to public ownership as early as October 2017, when the tolls charges would cover maintenance costs only. … Read More »

London Mayor’s air quality plans would bring significant burdens for van operators, says FTA

1 year ago / 0 comments

Now out for public consultation, the plans have been billed as “the toughest crackdown on the most polluting vehicles by any major city around the world” and include a £10 charge for the most … Read More »

Northgate appoints new UK operations director

1 year ago / 0 comments

Speakman will lead the operational planning for the business and will be responsible for all branch, rental and workshop operations as well as the customer support centre in Darlington. Speakman said: “Northgate is … Read More »

Consultation opens on London Emissions Surcharge and expanded ULEZ

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The major public consultation has been launched today (5 July) on the 60th anniversary of the Clean Air Act to help end London's 'public health emergency'. The changes would see the implementation of a … Read More »

New Masternaut partnership to offer telematics benefits to couriers

1 year ago / 0 comments

Under the SDCN trading platform, members place work onto the network for other members to make an offer. Members can then use this system for all of the job administration, and upon a job’s … Read More »

Fuel Card Services launches new leasing solution for cars and vans

1 year ago / 0 comments

Steve Clarke, Fuel Card Services group marketing manager, said of the new FCS Vehicle Solutions product: “We can offer outstanding deals on every make and model from 32 vehicle manufacturers, sourced through more than … Read More »

DfT announces £19m funding to help fleets adopt greener vans and lorries

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Now open for bids, the scheme will be funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) through Innovate UK, and will be open to SMEs as well as large fleets. Part of the … Read More »

The Landscape Group extends partnership with Motiva

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Landscape Group will use the vehicles to deliver maintenance and landscaping machinery throughout the UK and to help meet growing demand for its services. The deal, which includes a range of custom-built … Read More »

Volkswagen publishes teaser images of new Crafter

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Due to be launched this autumn, the new Crafter shows the brand’s latest design language, which will be rolled out across all new commercial vehicle derivatives and models. It also majors on “innovation, plus … Read More »

Renault Alaskan one-tonne pickup revealed

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Based on the Alaskan concept unveiled in September 2015, the new model joins an expanding array of pickups, including sister model the Nissan NP300 Navara, as well as the Mitsubishi L200, Volkswagen Amarok and … Read More »

Latest DfT figures indicate rise in goods vehicle-related deaths

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The Department for Transport’s (DfT) data on reported road casualties in Great Britain 2015 shows there were 65 goods vehicle occupants killed last year – up 38% on the figure of 47 for 2014. … Read More »

UK commercial vehicle production up 13.8% in May

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The SMMT figures for May show UK commercial vehicle output increased 13.8% to 7,748 units. The home market drove output, with demand up almost a quarter, while production for export also enjoyed substantial gains, … Read More »

BVRLA announces agenda for first ever van forum

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Being held at DAF in Thame on Tuesday 19 July, the event will be presented by Matthew Davock of Manheim Remarketing, Dave Petts ‎from Ford Motor Company, David Murray from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency and the BVRLA's … Read More »

Transport for London recognises FTA Truck and Van Excellence schemes

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TfL said the audits are now seen as compliant with one of its contractual requirements. At an operator’s request, FTA can now supplement its Truck and Van Excellence audits with additional items covering … Read More »

Fruit and vegetable supplier expands business with new refrigerated vehicle conversion

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VMS Refrigeration supplied an ALEX Original refrigeration condenser to be fitted onto a Mercedes Sprinter van. The TRCSBW 324 unit comes with an electric single phase stand-by facility and can be fitted to a … Read More »

Commercial vehicle downtime costing fleets more than £7k a year, finds RAC

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UK firms running van and HGV fleets could be losing more than £7,000 a year through vehicles being off the road due to breakdown.

Search opens to find 2016 Van Hero

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As well as gaining the Van Hero 2016 title, the winner will also be awarded a free three-year lease on a Ford Transit Custom or £5,000, with small awards for regional winners. The … Read More »

Pendragon delivers bespoke conversion for Xylem Water Solutions

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The company runs a fleet of Ford Transit 350s, Transit Customs and Transit Connects for use by its service and installation teams across the country. The vans needed bespoke conversion to enable safe transportation … Read More »

Baker trials Mercedes-Benz Service Care contracts for new Sprinters

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The company is running two new Sprinter 313 CDIs with insulated Long bodies, which join another eight Mercedes vehicles on its 16-strong fleet. Production director Steve Simpson said: “Our vans start work at … Read More »

Breezemount reports benefits from using Lytx DriveCam

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The business operates in 23 service areas around the UK and Ireland and is using the Lytx solution on 120 of its vans. The technology combines video capture of road incidents such as hard … Read More »

Maintaining cross-border trade is vital following Brexit vote, says FTA

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Following the ‘leave’ vote in the referendum, the FTA has spoken out to say that coming out of the union risks new costs, restrictions and bureaucratic requirements being imposed on moving goods in and … Read More »

Warning on Transit van thefts in Forth Valley

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Sergeant Lyne Rushford of Forth Valley’s Community Investigation Unit said: “I would ask that anyone who sees any persons acting suspiciously around vans in the Falkirk area to call 101 or 999 if a … Read More »

CET takes delivery of new van fleet

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CET has its headquarters in Castle Donington, Leicestershire, and operates on a national basis through five regional offices, with a workforce of around 240 employees. The fleet has been managed by Fleet Alliance … Read More »

FTA announces 2016 Transport Manager conference series

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Last year saw a record number of more than 1,200 delegates attend venues around the country, hearing from key industry speakers and experts from their local Traffic Commissioner and DVSA enforcers to industry solicitors … Read More »

Fiat Ducato and Doblò gain Euro 6 diesel engines

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For the Ducato, the Euro 6 diesel engine range is based on two technologies: Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (LPEGR) and Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) for the passenger carrier versions. LPEGR avoids the … Read More »

Updated Approved Used scheme launched by Mercedes-Benz Vans

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The Mercedes-Benz Approved Used range of vans are all now available up to six years old, with a maximum mileage of 150,000 miles. The vans come with a full service history and have to … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vito proves sound purchase for Watling JCB

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Watling JCB, which sells new and used JCB equipment while also providing aftermarket support, runs a fleet of 88 vans, of which the majority are 3.5-tonne Sprinter 313 CDIs assigned to service engineers. … Read More »

PDQ takes delivery of refrigerated vehicles from CoolKit

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The firm specialises in the pharmaceutical, hazardous and scientific analysis industries, with a customer base covering the UK and Europe. The new vehicles are fitted with high quality refrigeration systems and the latest … Read More »

Lex leases 60,000th vehicle through broker division

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The milestone comes just eight months after the firm passed the 50,000 milestone. The Sprinter was leased to the manufacturer and supplier of premium wooden plantation window shutters in a deal secured through … Read More »