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DVSA to get MOT test fee income for safety enforcement

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The Department for Transport (DfT) has indicated that it will enable the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to access MOT test fee income to help pay for enforcement on large vans – but … Read More »

Matrix Plastics extends pickup fleet with new X-Class

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Matrix Plastic has deployed a Mercedes-Benz X-Class alongside its existing pick-up fleet.

Fleet Source enhances Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention suite 

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Training provider Fleet Source has augmented its Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention (TRIP) suite of products and training services with new policy and procedure packs.

Bournville Village Trust revamps fleet with Transporters

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Bournville Village Trust, one of the oldest housing associations in the UK, has updated its service and maintenance fleet with a delivery of 36 Volkswagen Transporters.

Thrive Homes gives vehicles the Sign Language treatment

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Thrive Homes, a Hertfordshire-based housing association, has deployed a fleet of LCVs liveried by Sign Language.

Roofing supplier deploys third generation of Isuzus

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North West Roofing Supplies has taken delivery of four brand-new Isuzus some 14 years after taking its first nearly-new W reg Isuzu 7.5-tonne truck.

Latest Lightfoot initiative brings cash rewards for most efficient drivers

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Lightfoot Elite drivers now have the chance to win £5 every week during 2018 under a new initiative.

LDV launches scrappage scheme

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Van drivers could get up to £8,500 towards a brand-new LDV V80 under the firm’s scrappage scheme.

One in five CV fleets planning for ULEVs

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Commercial vehicle fleets have ultra low emission vehicles firmly in their radar, new research by Paragon Software Systems suggests.

Tow capacity increased to 3.5 tonnes for Mitsubishi L200

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Mitsubishi has increased the maximum towing capacity for its L200 pickup.

Isotrak to enhance tracking with integrated breathalyser immobilisation systems

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Isotrak and Verilocation are to gain integrated breathalyser immobilisation systems with the group’s acquisition of Alcolock GB Ltd.

Cargo bike scheme launches in Square Mile

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A new cargo bike delivery scheme has launched in the City of London to provide an alternative to diesel vans for local businesses.

Conversion sales see growth despite market decline

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Contradicting the LCV market decline of 3.6% according to latest SMMT figures, CoolKit’s vehicle conversion revenues grew 21% in 2017.

ULEZ non-compliance could cost fridge van fleets dearly

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Fridge van fleets are being urged to take action now to ensure vehicles are Euro 6 compliant – or face big bills when London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone kicks in.

Used LCV demand to remain high in 2018, says Cap HPI

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Used commercial vehicle demand is set to remain strong in 2018, according to experts at Cap HPI, following a fall in new registrations in 2017 for the first time since 2011-12.

Ingimex cuts lead times under major investment

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Conversion specialist Ingimex has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Telford site under a £1.8m investment set to cut lead times for customers.

Charity to drive fleet safety with Lightfoot deployment

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The North East Autism Society is fitting in-vehicle driver behaviour technology from Lightfoot to its fleet as it looks to enhance driver behaviour and improve safety.

James Frew gains wide-ranging fleet benefits from telematics

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Privately owned business services firm James Frew has awarded a five-year contract extension to Ctrack after seeing a wide range of benefits from the telematics system.

Self-install tracking solution offers fleets a way to beat flat batteries

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Fleets can now avoid the perennial issue of flat batteries with the help of the Trakm8 Prime tracking technology.

Larger fleets more inclined to make switch from diesel

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Fleets are being warned of the need to carry out whole-life cost analysis before switching away from diesel vehicles as latest research finds almost two third sof larger businesses are considering phasing it out.

Senior Traffic Commissioner to address issue of compliance at Microlise event

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Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt is to outline progress in targeting seriously and serially uncompliant transport operators at the Microlise Transport Conference this spring.

Axis appoints Steve Lymer as sales director

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Axis Fleet Management has appointed Steve Lymer as its new sales director.

Severn Tolls slashed as public ownership resumes

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Tolls on the Severn Bridge have been cut by almost a fifth as the crossings return to public ownership.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles extends scrappage scheme

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended its scrappage scheme until the end of March.

Rygor enhances dedicated van business development with new role

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Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Commercials is driving changes for vans with the creation of a new dedicated business development role.

Kwik Fit wins back British Gas tyre deal

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British Gas has signed up Kwik Fit to supply a range of tyre-related services across its 12,500-strong van fleet as the two firms resume their partnership.

LVT invests for future with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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Pontyclun-based LVT Transport has added a new Sprinter to its Mercedes-Benz dominated fleet to service a new contract with a global logistics business.

LCV market sees first decline since 2012

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New light commercial vehicle registrations fall -3.6% to 362,149 units in 2017, marking the first decline since 2012.

Debut hydrogen van drives CitySprint plans for emission-free fleet in Capital

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CitySprint is trialling a hydrogen van as part of its wider ambition to create a completely emission-free fleet in the Capital by 2020.

Devon County Council deploys Iveco minibus fleet

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Devon County Council has taken delivery of 20 new wheelchair-accessible Iveco Daily minibuses as it updates its community transport fleet.