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FTA to host first-ever Whole Vehicle Type Approval seminar

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Taking place on 11th June 2013 at the Hilton Coventry Hotel, the event will focus extensively on European rules on the construction standards for road vehicles and how it is being introduced on a … Read More »

Front-line public services warned of fleet Type Approval timebomb

4 years ago / 0 comments

Although the introduction of the Van Enhancement Scheme has removed the requirement for UK-based van manufacturers and bodybuilders to seek Type Approval on basic vehicle modifications, more bespoke vehicles will still have to go … Read More »

Allianz Global Assistance selects VW Transporter for roadside assistance fleet

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fuel efficiency, value for money and payload capacity were essential vehicle criteria for Allianz Global Assistance, and every Transporter has been converted to enable its technicians to carry all the essential equipment they need … Read More »

OFT fines Mercedes and three dealers for infringing competition law

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The OFT said the announcement covered three separate admitted infringements of competition law covering market sharing, price coordination or exchange of commercially sensitive information in relation to the distribution of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. It … Read More »

Last chance for fleets to claim hybrid van grants, warns Ashwoods

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Vehicle Procurement Programme (LCVPP) is offering public sector organisations a subsidy of £3,430 per vehicle in a move to help such organisations become early adopters of low carbon … Read More »

Van drivers to be compensated after TfL wrongly told them to change vehicles

4 years ago / 0 comments

Local Government Ombudsman Dr Jane Martin has found that TfL sent inaccurate information to van owners about compliance with changes to the Low Emission Zone, which became effective on 3 January 2012. In her … Read More »

“Early bird” rates available on inaugural FTA Van Excellence conferences

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Van Excellence initiative aims to enhance standards of van operator compliance, celebrate operators who demonstrate excellence and represent the interests of the van industry.  To support this, the conferences will give van operators … Read More »

Nissan e-NV200 electric van gets thumbs-up from fleets

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Five leasing companies, six major fleet operators and three used value guides visited Nissan's Barcelona production facility and drove the e-NV200 as well as a diesel NV200 and the LEAF. Attendees also had the … Read More »

Ford to display wide-ranging CV line-up at CV Show

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The company’s 5,400sq ft stand will have more than 15 vehicles on display, including the new Ford Transit Custom, Transit Connect, and Ford Transit, as well as more details on the new Ford Transit … Read More »

Van fleets advised to lose weight to cut costs

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The EST estimates that if half the light goods vehicle drivers in the UK lightened their loads by 75kg – equivalent to three bags of cement or an empty industrial gas cylinder – it … Read More »

Gunnebo turns to Masternaut to reduce critical response times

4 years ago / 0 comments

The company’s portfolio of physical security equipment is all preventatively and reactively serviced and maintained by a mobile workforce. These engineers are on call 24/7, and drive a fleet of response vehicles that are … Read More »

New two-year service intervals on Combo, Vivaro and Movano to deliver big fleet savings

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From March, all Combo, Vivaro and Movano models registered will move to two-year service intervals. Combo’s service interval will be two years or 21,000 miles (18,000 miles for petrol variants) or oil life quality monitor … Read More »

Nissan analyses latest LCV fleet challenges in new report

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The manufacturer surveyed 252 fleet managers for its 2013 Nissan Van Report and found a key priority is fuel prices. Since 2001 diesel prices have doubled to an average of 139.8p per litre and not … Read More »

Price frozen on Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles service contracts

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Service Contract is intended to provide customers with peace of mind in the knowledge their vehicle is being maintained to the highest standards, by qualified technicians using Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts – all at an … Read More »

Japan's Isuzu Motors buys Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited

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Isuzu Truck (UK) was formed in 1996, with CEO Nikki King explaining: ‘We established the Isuzu Truck commercial vehicle brand in a crowded marketplace. We concentrated on offering award-winning customer service with highly-specified technical … Read More »

UK firms could save over £400m by optimising their fleets

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In a review of over 133,000 vehicles, LeasePlan identified opportunities for its customers to save over £50m – £390 per vehicle – by making key changes to the running of their fleet. Across the UK’s … Read More »

Citan proves fitting tool for the job for Suffolk Electrical Services

4 years ago / 0 comments

The vehicle was presented to Graham Dawe, managing director of Ipswich-based SES, at a recent launch event at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, which was attended by locally based van operatorsThe vehicle was one of two … Read More »

SMMT forecasts 5% rise for LCV sales in 2013 on back of strong start to year

4 years ago / 0 comments

The prediction comes as the organisation releases new commercial vehicle sales figures, which show a strong start to the year for van registrations, with an 11.9% rise to 16,049 units in January, although they … Read More »

BVRLA calls for major progress in fleet uptake of plug-in vehicles for 2013

4 years ago / 0 comments

The association says that rental and leasing companies already operate the biggest volume of low-emission vehicles on UK roads, but has highlighted how the Energy Saving Trust’s new Plugged-in-Fleets Initiative (PIFI) has shown that … Read More »

Ford pledges to save fleets time and money with van service level agreement

4 years ago / 0 comments

Under the Transit24 programme, more than 90 of Ford's 200-plus commercial vehicle authorised repair network will be identified as "Transit24 Dealers" to provide top-quality service, maintenance and repair for all commercial vehicles. They will … Read More »