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Natalie Middleton

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

3 months 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

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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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

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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

3 months 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

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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

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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

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

Volkswagen vans chosen for conservatory installation service

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SolarFrame Direct has taken delivery of eight new Crafter panel vans and five Caddy panel vans to support its conservatory installation service.

Energy giant places major order for Transit Customs

3 months ago / 0 comments

British energy supplier SSE is to deploy 507 Ford Transit Customs this year as part of its nationwide smart meter roll-out programme.

Trad Midlands Scaffolding Contractor switches to Isuzu

3 months ago / 0 comments

Trad Midlands Scaffolding Contractor (formerly MTD Midlands) has deployed the first Isuzus on its fleet to drive efficiency and compliance.

FORS Members’ Conference to address issue of compliance

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme’s (FORS) second members’ conference will focus on ‘legal, contractual and FORS compliance’ and encourage delegates to review how their business tackles compliance issues.

Maxoptra tools enable delivery customers to access live order updates

3 months ago / 0 comments

Delivery customers can now ‘self-serve’ order information to access real-time updates on tracking and ETA notifications with new Website Widgets from Maxoptra.

Admiral appoints NWS for van deal

3 months ago / 0 comments

Admiral Insurance has signed up National Windscreen Services (NWS) to provide automotive glazing services for its van book of business on an exclusive basis.

Free guide to vinyl wrapping could save fleets money

3 months ago / 0 comments

Vehicle graphics specialist RGVA has created a free guide to vinyl wrapping that it says could help save businesses thousands of pounds.

Dual-clutch transmission added to Renault Kangoo line-up

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Renault has introduced its Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission to the Kangoo range.

UK Fuels network expands

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Fuel card provider UK Fuels has expanded its UK Fuels network to cover more than 2,250 sites – up by more than 10% in the last 18 months.

Latest camera footage exonerates van drivers

3 months ago / 0 comments

Intelligent Telematics has released a number of recent videos to demonstrate how footage from its connected camera solutions is helping companies defend against claims and help prove liability.

Online deliveries help van traffic levels hit new record high

3 months ago / 0 comments

Van traffic on Great Britain’s roads has continued to rise over the last year with the increase credited to rising online deliveries.

ProVision launches free Fleet Risk Assessment Tool for commercial fleets

3 months ago / 0 comments

Provision, which specialises in vehicle camera and tracking solutions, has launched a free Fleet Risk Assessment Tool to help fleets rate their level of compliance, safety and reporting risk.

FTA to recognise logistics innovations with new awards

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched its logistics awards intended to recognise industry excellence and leadership.

Volkswagen Crafter joins Europcar commercial fleet

3 months ago / 0 comments

Europcar UK has added 170 new Volkswagen Crafter panel vans to its commercial fleet.

Fresh produce grower expands deliveries with Maxoptra

3 months ago / 0 comments

Isle of Wight-based firm The Tomato Stall is expanding its deliveries across the country using dynamic route planning and scheduling software from Maxoptra.

Tribunal tax decision could have ramifications for double-cab picks ups

3 months ago / 0 comments

Accountancy firm RSM is warning that double cab pick-ups could face increased taxes following a recent tribunal decision.