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Van industry regulation unlikely in 2018, says BVRLA

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

2018 should bring a steady year of growth for the van leasing and rental sector, with industry regulation unlikely and continued diesel dominance a strong certainty.

Mercedes-Benz Vans appoints new dealer in Devon

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz van operators in Devon will be able to access sales and servicing through a new van centre in Exeter from next year following the appointment of Snows Motor Group to the dealer network.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class scores highly in Euro NCAP rating

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Mercedes’ forthcoming X-Class has gained a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing, earning some of the highest-ever results for the pick-up sector.

London boroughs to explore greener delivery solutions with new funding

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

New initiatives intended to cut pollution from deliveries and generally improve air quality are being trialled in various London boroughs with the help of new funding.

Orange van used values nearly 7% higher than white vans, says CAP

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Opting for a coloured van can bring about a used value premium of up to nearly 7% compared to equivalent white vans, according to new research from Cap HPI.

Adelie Foods deploys Mobileye across new CV fleet

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Food distributor Adelie Foods is rolling out safety technology from Mobileye on its new fleet of 30 3.5-tonne delivery vehicles.

Vehicle tracking helps IT firm enhance driver safety

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Scottish IT company Capito has reported numerous benefits including increased driver safety and decreased fuel usage as a result of implementing vehicle tracking from Trakm8.

Blue Group streamlines mobile workforce with BigChange

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Waste and recycling machinery specialist Blue Group has rolled out out BigChange Mobile Workforce Management technology across its fleet to overhaul the booking and scheduling of planned and reactive maintenance.

CV manufacturing down by a quarter in October

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British commercial vehicle manufacturing fell 25.7% in October as exports declined.

Road risks behind Black Friday frenzy revealed

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

As UK courier firms increase their fleets by 19,000 vehicles just to manage the Black Friday chaos, operators are being warned of the need to still place occupational road risk management top of the … Read More »

Budget 2017: The main changes for van fleets

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget to the House of Commons contained a number of changes likely to impact on van fleets. We look at the big stories.

Dash cam footage stored on-vehicle not best for fleets, warns ProVision

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

ProVision warns fleet operators that dash cam footage stored locally can be inaccessible if a vehicle is impounded following an accident, thereby the video cannot be used in insurance claims and defence.

ASOS expands same-day delivery services with On the dot

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

CitySprint’s On the dot delivery brand has facilitated the launch of a same-day delivery service in Leeds and Manchester for online fashion retailer ASOS, ready for Black Friday and the festive season.

New Lightfoot service to recognise and reward better driving

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Lightfoot is adding a new, optional ‘Driver Perks’ service for its driver behaviour technology to provide additional incentives to reward better drivers.

Natures Menu makes shift to Volkswagen Crafters for nationwide deliveries

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Pet food producer Natures Menu has committed to the new Volkswagen Crafter as the core model for its 72-strong van fleet.

Selsia partners with AkzoNobel for one-stop shop CV repair initiative

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Selsia Vehicle Accident Centres and commercial vehicle coatings specialist AkzoNobel have teamed up to launch a new ‘one-stop shop’ initiative for CV fleet operators and manufacturers.

Europcar UK orders 50 hardtops from Truckman

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Europcar UK is being supplied by Truckman with 50 of the company’s RS Hardtops, for its fleet of Toyota Hilux.

Mercedes-Benz Vans to electrify all commercial model ranges

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans has confirmed plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the Electric Mercedes-Benz eVito van now available to order.

Rollerdor ensures accurate delivery times with Maxoptra routing and scheduling

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Garage door manufacturer Rollerdor says it’s seen a massive reduction in the time spent organising deliveries after deploying Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling software.

Seasonal CV rental demand hits new record

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Demand for commercial vehicle rentals in the run up to the peak Christmas period has hit a new record according to Nexus Vehicle Rental.

Avis Budget expands van offering with ACL Hire acquisition

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Avis Budget has acquired rental specialist ACL Hire for an undisclosed amount it looks to grow its commercial vehicle offering.

Vauxhall Vivaro gets ‘invisible refrigeration’ treatment

1 month ago / 0 comments

Vans using the ‘invisible refrigeration’ concept to bring refrigerated performance with zero external intrusion to the vehicle are now available through The Cold Consortium.

ACFO reveals van winners at annual awards

1 month ago / 0 comments

ACFO has named the winners of its Small and Large Van of the Year titles at its annual awards dinner.

Landscape construction and maintenance firm streamlines tyre management

1 month ago / 0 comments

Grounds maintenance and landscape construction company idverde has deployed a joint Michelin and BFGoodrich policy across its entire UK fleet to streamline tyre management.

LCV values rise as two-tier market develops

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Average light commercial vehicle values at BCA reached a new record in October with the best stock attracting premium values.

Fiat Professional and Lex Autolease reveal van plans in Van Fleet World iD

1 month ago / 0 comments

Fleets can now access the November edition of Van Fleet World iD digital magazine, including updates on how Fiat Professional and Lex Autolease are targeting LCV operators’ vehicle needs.

Hexagon Leasing promotes benefits of 7.2-tonne Iveco Daily box tail lift

1 month ago / 0 comments

Derby-based Hexagon Leasing is offering customers the 7.2 tonne Iveco Daily Box Tail Lift vehicle as it promotes the benefits of the vehicle.

Vanarama chatbot to take care of vehicle ordering

1 month ago / 0 comments

Vanarama has introduced a new iVan chatbot that can help customers find and order vehicles.

Operators increasingly choosing pickups over vans

1 month ago / 0 comments

The arrival of prestige models within the pickup sector is leading to a growing growing proportion of buyers choosing to run them instead of vans.

Autoglass scoops deal for ground support equipment

1 month ago / 0 comments

TCR UK, which provides ground support equipment for airports across the UK, has awarded a sole provider deal to Autoglass.