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Allianz launches van breakdown cover

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Allianz Global Assistance is launching a roadside assistance service aimed at van owners, including sole traders.

Dumfries and Galloway Council invests in Vauxhall van fleet

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Enterprising DG, the commercial arm of Dumfries and Galloway Council, has added 17 new Vauxhall vans to its fleet. The vehicles will help to support the work of the building and maintenance teams across … Read More »

Dawsonrentals | vans appoints finance specialist to target new markets

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Light commercial rental provider Dawsonrentals | vans has appointed a new finance specialist in line with plans to target new asset acquisition markets.

Volkswagen goes live with Converter Recognition scheme

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Volkswagen’s new Converter Recognition scheme is now fully live, providing customers with benefits including a one-stop shop for conversion needs, single invoicing and warranty deals.

Last call for entries to FTA Driver of the Year 2017 competition

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Van Excellence member drivers are being urged to enter for the Freight Transport Association’s second annual Driver of the Year competition before entries close this Friday (28 July).

Dawsonrentals | vans gets new northern hub

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Commercial vehicle rental provider Dawsongroup plc is opening a new northern hub near Doncaster for both the Dawsonrentals | truck and trailer and Dawsonrentals | vans businesses.

New technology to couple road infrastructure data with vehicle info

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Vehicle tracking firm Smart Asset Manager (SAM) has signed a strategic partnership deal with traffic and infrastructure solutions specialist Dynniq to team up telematics information with data from road infrastructure.

Online retailer optimises home delivery operation with BigChange

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Buy It Direct, a fast-growing online electrical retailer, has rolled out BigChange’s JobWatch Mobile Workforce Management platform to streamline its nationwide delivery fleet.

Parking app to help van drivers avoid fines in London

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A new parking solution that could help commercial vehicle drivers avoid incurring tickets in London is being trialled.

Leading port operator signs fleet deal with Activa Contracts

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Activa Contracts has secured a fleet outsourcing deal with Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, that focuses on modernising the company’s fleet and duty of care compliance with the introduction … Read More »

Severn tolls to be scrapped by end of 2018

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Tolls for the Severn Crossings will be abolished by the end of 2018, in a move claimed to offer a £100m boost to the Welsh economy, and save motorists over £1,400 per year.

Iveco appoints light business line director

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Iveco has appointed Emmet Wrafter as light business line director, with responsibility for its Daily light commercial range in the UK and Ireland. Emmet Wrafter, light business line director, Iveco UK & Ireland. Wrafter ... Read More »

Volkswagen runs free servicing offer

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Volkswagen is offering a limited free servicing deal on all new models purchased with finance until 1 October.

Opportunity to engage with traffic commissioners at FTA conferences

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Fleet operators attending this year’s FTA Transport Manager conferences will be able to share their concerns about the industry with their local traffic commissioner.

Truckman launches new Max Hardtop range with secure features

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Truckman is targeting fleets and owner operators with a new hardtop range for the Fiat Fullback, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi L200, Toyota Hilux and VW Amarok. Truckman's new range is suitable for Fiat, ... Read More »

Telematics to cut costs for 900-strong Northumbrian Water van fleet

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Northumbrian Water has deployed telematics across its fleet of 900 vans to 900-strong van fleet improve road safety, increase asset utilisation and reduce fuel costs.

Fleets to get enhanced fuel usage insight with latest Paragon software

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Paragon has updated its routing and scheduling software with enhanced functionality to provide fleets with indepth visibility on real-world fuel usage.

‘Superheated’ van market on track to smash seasonality, says Manheim

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A “scorching” van marketplace could buck the seasonality trend this summer, reaching its strongest level on record, according to Manheim.

Facelifted Ford Transit Custom gets 148g/km Econetic model

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Ford has updated its Transit Custom van for 2018 with new styling as well as the launch of a 148g/km Econetic version that paves the way for a plug-in hybrid model due in 2019.

Third-generation Ford Transit named Glass’s Used Van Hero for July

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Glass’s has recognised the third-generation facelift Transit (in production 2006-2013) for its robust and value-for-money operation, naming it the Glass’s Used Van Hero for July.

CILT to run free road transport training event

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is to run its first ever Road Transport Training Event, which will cover the importance of operating a compliant fleet, and the legal, moral and economic … Read More »

New record for LCV sales at BCA Belle Vue Manchester

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BCA Belle Vue Manchester has set a new record for LCV volumes, with the site selling over 400 light commercials in one day for the first time, as buyers turned out in force for … Read More »

Food retailer slashes delivery times with Maxoptra

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Dynamic route planning and scheduling software from Maxoptra is helping online ethical food retailer Ten Mile Menu reduce the time taken to route and schedule weekly deliveries as well as the actual delivery times.

Bristol Water deploys Peugeot vans under new four-year deal

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Bristol Water has taken delivery of a new car and van fleet under its latest agreement with Peugeot.

Inaugural FORS Affinity Partnership brings new driver licence checking service

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A new FORS driver licence checking service bringing preferential rates for members has launched in partnership with Licence Bureau.

B & K Structures Ltd named latest FORS Champion

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Sustainable structural frame contractor B & K Structures has signed up to become a FORS Champion, becoming one of a group of companies to encourage the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme ethos throughout the supply … Read More »

VW launches dropside and tipper bodies for Transporter

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Conversion specialist Ingimex has teamed up with VW to develop a new tipper body for the Transporter chassis cab.

VUEcloud runs free 45-day trial

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Fleets are being offered the chance to claim a free 45-day access pass for the VUEcloud risk management tool.

CAT UK sees fast turnaround on Arval minibus deal

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Automotive logistics specialist CAT UK has received an order for 10 minibuses from Arval in just under a month.

M6 Toll charge rise restricted to cars

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Weekday prices for cars on the M6 Toll are to rise 40p from 7 August, with prices for all other classes of vehicle to stay the same.