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How the home delivery revolution is raising everyone’s game

6 months ago / 0 comments

The huge rise in demand for home delivery, often called ‘the last mile delivery’, continues to test the capabilities of retailers and logistics businesses alike. Tony English, CEO of Isotrak, analyses the market.

Fuel-saving strategies for van fleets

6 months ago / 0 comments

Martin Devine, managing director at Fueltek, explains how fleets could save money by buying fuel in bulk and closely monitoring use.

A guide to funding the conversions of your LCVs

8 months ago / 0 comments

Simon Simmons, supplier relationship manager, Alphabet GB Limited, looks at the key considerations for fleets exploring funding options for LCV conversions.

Euro 6 and the future of the fleet industry

2 years ago / 0 comments

The last few months have seen some hesitation from the UK’s commercial vehicle industry to discuss EU regulations, particularly when it concerns one of the most seismic shifts to hit the sector in years. … Read More »

The trouble with old vans: Bad first impressions

2 years ago / 0 comments

On a fundamental level, a vehicle is advertising collateral for a business. In the same way a salesman’s attire reflects his approach to work and business, a van’s appearance indicates to current and prospective … Read More »

Why making Big Data manageable is essential for fleets

2 years ago / 0 comments

Connectivity is totally changing the way in which fleets operate. Real-time visibility on the likes of assets and remote equipment, wireless engine software revisions, instantaneous customer-service feedback, dynamic routing and scheduling is having a … Read More »

Commercial vehicle drivers not appropriately equipped for busy Christmas period

2 years ago / 0 comments

With Christmas looming just around the corner, the logistics industry is braced to deliver as the nation embarks on its festive shopping spree. Truck and commercial vehicle drivers know all too well that this … Read More »

Using field service management solutions to support mobile workers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Today, a field service operation is characterised by the running of multiple technologies, from GPS and vehicle-tracking systems to telematics, fleet management and workforce management solutions. Each of these technologies generates vast amounts of … Read More »

Safer Lorry Scheme is not enough to stop accidents

2 years ago / 0 comments

While the introduction of the Safer Lorry Scheme is extremely welcome and will no doubt have a positive impact on all road users across the capital, this alone is not enough to cut incidents … Read More »

Market Trends: the latest Glass’s commercial vehicle overview‏

2 years ago / 0 comments

REGISTRATIONS Following the trend set over recent months, commercial vehicle registrations again grew strongly in July. Figures released by the SMMT confirmed that there was growth of 16.4% for LCVs with a whopping 41.5% … Read More »

Bumpy road ahead for used CV market

2 years ago / 0 comments

Although very sensitive to economic downturns, the market for used commercial vehicles has repeatedly demonstrated itself to be up to the challenges heaped upon it by the Great British economy. Over successive recessions, which … Read More »

How simple operational changes can drive efficiency

2 years ago / 0 comments

A Supreme Court judgement back in April ruled that the UK Government must draw up new plans to reduce NOx emissions by the end of 2015. Transport is the biggest single contributor in the … Read More »

Shoreham offers top tips for local authorities selling used ex-utility vehicles

2 years ago / 0 comments

The south coast auctioneers have recently seen a wave of ex-utility vehicles leave auctions for nearly three times their reserve price, regardless of age, generating huge interest from an ever-growing buyer base. According to … Read More »

What does the whole life of your vehicle really cost you?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Research shows that over 80% of businesses and customers do not truly understand the whole life cost of their vehicles, and the financial impact of making the wrong decision can be significant. For this … Read More »

Keeping your employees on the road

3 years ago / 0 comments

When an employee is out on the road, they become something of an unknown risk factor. From the vehicle they drive to their behaviour behind the wheel, if they are on company time, you … Read More »

Changing van market demand to put pressure on manufacturers

3 years ago / 0 comments

LCV registrations are at their highest point since pre-recession and this is putting significant pressure on manufacturers, with some facing challenges in order to meet this increase in demand. The fact that manufacturers are planning three, … Read More »

Field Service trends in 2015

3 years ago / 0 comments

1. Robust and Flexible Platforms Technology is moving quickly, and companies are looking to solution providers to deliver platforms globally as the foundation for innovation. Providers have to be ready to add, extend and … Read More »

Now is the time to buy LCVs, advises MyCarCheck.com

3 years ago / 0 comments

‘August is a quiet month for the LCV trade so if you’re looking for a van then now is the time to buy. Our highly desirable model this month is the Mercedes Sprinter 313 … Read More »

What I've Learnt: Venson's Simon Staton

3 years ago / 0 comments

The right values The most important lesson I have learnt in my working career is that you can’t know everything and you can’t control everything. What works is having a team of like-minded people, … Read More »

Wrecks to riches

3 years ago / 0 comments

Long gone are my days of frequenting breakers’ yards to pick up parts for whatever old wreck I was driving around in at the time. Mind you, I did accompany a friend to one … Read More »

Gear up to accountancy standards transparency

3 years ago / 0 comments

  The ongoing consultation process around the proposed accountancy changes to formulate a common standard for all leased assets including company cars has put forward the proposal that all leases, whether they are finance … Read More »

Safer, More Efficient Trucks

3 years ago / 0 comments

Not many people would claim that trucks are their favourite vehicles. That might not change, but even so the familiar brick shaped truck is going to become a thing of the past before long. … Read More »

LCV values continue to rise due to shortage of stock

4 years ago / 0 comments

Commenting on the data, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘In terms of small vans, the general shortage of good quality stock continues, so values remain steady. Vauxhall Corsa is about but only in … Read More »

SMEs in the UK still caught in funding squeeze

4 years ago / 0 comments

So it’s official: those long talked-about green shoots of recovery are finally growing. The UK economy is coming out of recession, and doing so not only faster than expected by all the pundits and … Read More »

The invasion and evolution of the White Van Man

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Department of Transport published the revelation that the number of van’s populating the British road community has risen by 30,000 within the past decade which is far greater than the increase of its … Read More »

LCV market to hold strong well into March, predicts MyCarCheck.com

4 years ago / 0 comments

Speaking of the findings, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘The LCV market was up to speed from the first day back in January, and just kept on going. This immediate return to brisk … Read More »

LCV values to remain high in H1, advises MyCarCheck.com

4 years ago / 0 comments

David Hill, LCV expert at MyCarCheck.com, said that the December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with one auction house even having a sale on Christmas Eve to try and catch the … Read More »

LCV values to stay high in Q1, predicts MyCarCheck.com/Trade

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘The December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with many trade buyers out looking for bargains or anything worth the money. One auction house even had a sale on Christmas Eve to … Read More »

RVs holding strong on Transporter, Sprinter & Crafter

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company's LCV expert David Hill said: ‘The Volkswagen Transporter T5 Sportline 180Bhp is the van everyone wants. The waiting list for a new one is three-five months, so used ones are always snapped … Read More »

October a “buoyant” month for LCV registrations, says NFDA

4 years ago / 0 comments

According to the SMMT, van sales also increased by 26.3% last month, whilst truck demand rose by 32%. Commenting on the figures, Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), said: ‘October … Read More »