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Bradbury Group takes delivery of new Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

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Racked out to carry tools and equipment, the new Sprinters are all medium-length models and arrived via Northside Truck & Van, Hull. The same dealer also supplied Bradbury Group last December with its first … Read More »

Sat nav becomes preferred van option as fleets drive efficiencies

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The latest round of research released from the report found that 45% of van drivers, and 40% of fleet operators, felt that sat nav is an essential feature on a new van, coming ahead … Read More »

Xylem boosts customer service and sustainability with TomTom fleet management

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The company has rolled out an advanced TomTom system – featuring integrated tracking, navigation and vehicle diagnostic devices – across its entire 192-strong commercial fleet. The aim of the investment is to provide customers … Read More »

Renault launches commercial vehicle version of Twizy EV

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The new Cargo derivative replaces the tandem seat on the standard Twizy with a lockable door giving access to a 180-litre boot capable of accepting loads up to 75kg. The Twizy Cargo is also … Read More »

Free paper addresses issue of ‘looming black hole’ for used LCVs

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The paper finds that the shortfall in LCVs entering the used vehicle market could be as many as two million units across Europe, at its most extreme in Spain, although other major markets will … Read More »

Jersey Police takes custody of specialist vehicle

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Based on a 7.5-tonne DAF LF 45 chassis, it is the work of Gray & Adams’ Specialist Vehicles Division and built to full Prisoner Escort & Custody Service Contractor specification. Designers at Gray & … Read More »

More than half of van fleets operating on a four-year cycle, research shows

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More than half of organisations (55%) from among the 176 questioned are running a four-year cycle, with just over a quarter (27%) opting for five years. At the other end of the spectrum, 10% … Read More »

ATS Euromaster reinforces safety culture with RoSPA award win

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The accolade comes after ATS Euromaster continued to lower the number of lost time accidents, recording an unprecedented 25% reduction in 2012 compared with the previous year. The company added that its achievements are … Read More »

CV manufacturing remains down but shows ‘pockets of positivity’

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The organisation said the decline was broadly in line with the 16.1% fall seen during the year-to-date. The SMMT added that output for the home market showed further growth, but could not offset export … Read More »

Proposed merger of DSA and VOSA to bring gains for fleets

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The announcement follows the Motoring Services Strategy consultation on improving the delivery of motoring services by the four executive agencies – VOSA, DSA, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and the Vehicle Certification Agency … Read More »

Damian James becomes new ACFO chairman

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Damian James, head of operations at Bracknell Forest Council, has been unanimously elected by the ACFO board to serve as chairman, having held the post of deputy chairman for the past 12 months. Additionally, … Read More »

Isotrak to expand markets & partnerships with new appointment

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With a long career in the telematics and vehicle tracking market, Ashe joins Isotrak from Blue Tree Systems and previously Microlise. He will assist Isotrak to further expand its business into new markets and … Read More »

Sainsbury’s retains Van Excellence award

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To achieve accreditation, Sainsbury’s had to demonstrate that it met the FTA’s Van Excellence standards in its management of over 1,600 online delivery vehicles. Audits of several Sainsbury’s sites were carried out looking at … Read More »

Smart Witness CCTV system wins fleet safety award

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The Brake Fleet Safety Product Award recognises Smart Witness’ work with companies involved in road transport to enhance driver training and reduce the risk of road traffic accidents. The camera system records a journey … Read More »

New Citan completes Mercedes line-up for GBN Services

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The Citan was supplied, along with a Vito 113 CDI Compact, by Hatfield dealer S & B Commercials. Both are now operating as service vans in and around London transporting equipment from depots to … Read More »

Prioritise transport infrastructure in Spending Review, says FTA

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In its submission to HM Treasury, the FTA has cautioned George Osborne that investment in transport infrastructure and creating the right climate for private sector investment is the way to stimulate growth in the … Read More »

Van manufacturers need to slash emissions 18.3% to meet EU targets

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The EEA data, which covers 1.1 million new vans sold in the EU, shows that the average van sold emitted 180.3g/km – slightly higher than the 175g/km target which is to be met by 2017 … Read More »

NHS Trust branches out into hybrid vans

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Royal Devon and Exeter (RD&E) purchased a 3.5t Ashwoods Hybrid Transit from Ashwoods Automotive and is using the vehicle for hospital courier transport. The vehicle is up to 25% more fuel efficient than a … Read More »

Crown Paints brushes-up on cost savings with Aeromark Optimatics

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Crown Paints runs a fleet of 100 delivery vehicles and previously used mobile phones to ensure it could be in regular contact with its drivers, and that its drivers, in turn, could easily get … Read More »

Speedy places 400-vehicle order with Ford

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The Speedy order – comprising 380 Ford Transit vans, including new Transit Custom models, and 20 Ford Ranger pick-ups – will be operated through 283 fixed Speedy sites throughout the UK. The company, a … Read More »

Gasrec announces location of next bio-LNG truck refuelling station

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The development will form part of Gasrec’s planned network of refuelling stations which will be located near motorway junctions and follows the official opening of Gasrec’s first bio-LNG refuelling station at Daventry in May. … Read More »

Hugh Scott Builders & Slaters turn to Fleetmatics to improve efficiency

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With a total of 44 vehicles and branches throughout Glasgow, Hugh Scott Builders & Slaters' customers include property managers, letting agents and housing associations. Using the Fleetmatics “Live Fleet” function, the company is able … Read More »

NAMA Commercial Vehicle report – May 2013

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The report shows that during May the average values of used LCV’s at auction across the board fell from £4,497 to £4,322, equivalent to a -4% decrease between April and May. With mileage and … Read More »

New Actros tempts Mulgrew back to Mercedes-Benz

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Mulgrew's trucks wear a distinctive livery and are a common sight on the roads of Ireland. Although its fleet has been dominated in recent years by Scania, the all-round performance of the Actros demonstration … Read More »

Removals company puts ATS Euromaster to the test

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The company runs a fleet ranging from 3.5-tonne vans to 40-tonne articulated vehicles, and uses Fairport Garages in Adlington, Lancashire, to maintain the fleet. Having previously used a local independent service provider, Fairport Garages … Read More »

Ogilvie continues fleet expansion in Northern Ireland with new offices

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The business, the only privately-owned and operated full service vehicle leasing and fleet management company operating in Northern Ireland, has moved to Quay Gate House in Belfast. The move from Dundonald, on the outskirts … Read More »

EU to make eCall mandatory from 2015

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The Commission has adopted two proposals to ensure that, by October 2015, cars will automatically call emergency services in case of a serious crash. The “eCall” system automatically dials 112 – Europe's single emergency … Read More »

Smith Electric achieves landmark milestone

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The Smith Electric Edison offers a payload of up to 2,300kg with a maximum range of 180km in chassis cab, panel van and mini bus configurations. The Newton is available in chassis cab configuration … Read More »

Furmanite renews fleet of Citroen LCVs

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Furmanite will take delivery of a mixture of L1H1 Dispatch and Relay vans on a four year lease contract through Lex Autolease. The majority of the Dispatch vans are HDi 90 Enterprise models, while … Read More »

Wrings piles on the miles in new Mercedes-Benz Citan

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The Citan marks the entry of Mercedes-Benz into the small van market, claiming up to 65.7mpg and producing CO2 emissions as low as 112g/km. Supplied by Avonmouth dealer, City West Commercials, Wrings’ long-bodied 109 … Read More »