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Walter Lilly promotes FORS standards across supply chain

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Construction company Walter Lilly is working to sets new standards for its supply chain by championing the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). 

Van market sees modest growth but registrations for rigids decline

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The new van market got off to a positive start in 2017 but registrations for 4x4s and rigids declined, latest figures show.

Renewed call to fast-track sleep apnoea treatment for vocational drivers

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A fresh call has been made for the Government to introduce fast-track medical treatment for vocational drivers suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (OSAS).

Hubio Fleet gains live traffic feature

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Hubio Fleet has added a live traffic display to the online dashboard for its tracking solution.

Amey awards accident repair deal to Selsia

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Amey has signed up Selsia to centrally manage accident repairs for its mixed fleet.

Reservations open for Mercedes X-Class pickup

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Mercedes-Benz Vans has opened a reservation service for its forthcoming X-Class pickup, which it says is seeing “phenomenal early demand”.

MoT-free exemptions for vans would be ‘almost reckless’, says FleetCheck

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The Government is being urged not to include vans amongst plans to extend the first MoT to four years due to safety concerns.

Inclusive service and maintenance is now top priority for LCV fleets

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Controlling the cost of servicing and maintenance is the top concern for almost two-thirds (64%) of businesses when choosing LCVs.

New Lightfoot scheme to reward safer fleet drivers

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Lightfoot and Allianz Insurance are launching a new initiative to reward fleet drivers who improve their performance behind the wheel.

Vanarama launches multi-year van insurance policies for leasing customers

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Vanarama has introduced new multi-year van insurance policies for its leasing customers, said to be an industry first.

FTA and Mercedes-Benz Vans event promotes higher safety standards

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The Freight Transport Association has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Vans and dealer Northside Truck & Van to present the first of a planned series of briefings on compliance and safety.

New group service manager at Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI)

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Rab Jackson has joined Northern Ireland dealer Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van (NI) as group service manager.

Record rise for Nexus rental bookings in 2016

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Nexus vehicle rental bookings saw a record rise last year, with particular growth seen over the festive period.

Hillo Software Ltd named latest FORS Associate

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Members of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) can now receive a 20% discount off list prices for OnGo Work Desk, a product produced by Hillo Software.

Truckman launches hardtop for new Hilux

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Truckman has launched its latest hardtop for the new Toyota Hilux, comprising a single and extra cab version of the Truckman Classic.

CPC and tacho data to boost fleet data quality

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2017 will bring increased fleet use of ‘big data’, including CPC and tacho data, to enhance compliance and road safety, according to the Association For Driving Licence Verification (ADLV).

Gilgen Door Systems to replace entire fleet with VW vans

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Gilgen Door Systems UK Ltd has ordered a further 24 vans from Volkswagen as it pushes ahead with plans to replace its entire fleet with the brand.

WorldStores optimises home deliveries with Maxoptra 

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UK e-retailer WorldStores has deployed Maxoptra dynamic delivery route planning software to optimise its nationwide home delivery service.

Flogas puts latest Isuzu trucks into service

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Flogas Britain Ltd, one of the UK’s largest LPG distributors, has taken delivery of a further six 7.5-tonne Isuzu N75.190 trucks for its delivery fleet.

Bath tipper truck crash sentences ‘unduly lenient’ says Brake

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Road safety charity Brake has condemned last Friday’s sentencing of a haulage boss and mechanic for the Bath tipper truck tragedy, saying the sentences are “unduly lenient”.

Revised dates for FTA Van Excellence Operational Briefings

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has revised dates for its Van Excellence Operational Briefings this spring.

Isuzu recognises top dealers at awards ceremony

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Isuzu UK has honoured its top-performing dealers at its annual awards ceremony.

New Volkswagen Van Centre opens in Hatfield

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A new Volkswagen Van Centre has opened in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, providing enhanced showroom and vehicle servicing facilities.

John Henry Group outsources 500-plus CV fleet to Enterprise Flex-E-Rent

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Infrastructure services provider John Henry Group has awarded Enterprise Flex-E-Rent a sole supply contract for its fleet of more than 500 commercial vehicles.

EU commercial vehicle registrations up +11.6% in 2016

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Demand for commercial vehicles in Europe rose for the fifth year running in 2016, up by 11.6% to 2,324,371 million commercial vehicles.

Organics specialist goes for greener option with Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid

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Organic food producer Soyfoods has acquired a Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in line with its eco-friendly ethos.

Fleets urged to consider payloads when replacing Euro 5 vehicles

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Van fleets are being urged to check out the payloads on Euro 6 vehicles before carrying out like-for-like replacements.

LCV fleets switching on to benefits of telematics

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A growing number of light commercial vehicle and car operators are turning to telematics in order to drive the efficiency and performance of their fleets.

Commercial vehicle manufacturing stable in 2016

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British commercial vehicle manufacturing remained broadly steady in 2016, with a slight -0.6% decline, but booming export demand.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK appoints new head of central credit

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Ian Corbett joins BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions UK as its new head of central credit for its Equipment and Logistics Solutions (ELS) division.