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GE Capital, Fleet Services to share latest van research at CV Show 2013

5 years ago / 0 comments

Building on the success of GE’s well-established Company Car Trends, “The Company Van in 2013” research document is based on the views of more than 250 fleet operators and looks at key areas of … Read More »

Fiat Fiorino Crew Van, Scudo Crew Van and Ducato Tipper to debut at CV Show

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The new Crew Van versions are intended to provide fleet operators and businesses with flexible and versatile solutions for combined goods and people transport. Fiat Professional’s new Scudo Crew Van is powered by Fiat’s … Read More »

APC Overnight adds 200th Citroen Relay to van fleet

5 years ago / 0 comments

The landmark model is one of five purchased by Delivered.net, one of APC Overnight’s largest members, and will cover some 120,000 miles during its four years’ service with the company. Delivered is responsible for … Read More »

Fife Council adds to van fleet with 30 Volkswagen Crafters

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Andrew Salmond, fleet officer at Fife Council, said: ‘The capacity and reliability of the vehicles was instrumental in the procurement process. We have a number of vehicles in use across the region and have … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz unveils next-generation van safety technology solutions

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Currently in their final testing stages, the technologies will be gradually introduced in the coming months and years, either as standard or optional features.The systems include the Crosswind Assist technology, which is said to … Read More »

Van fleet recovers stolen vehicle in less than an hour using tracking tool

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Using the technology from Ctrack, Traffic Management Services was able to pinpoint the exact location of the £11,000 liveried vehicle and liaise directly with the police to organise its safe return in less than … Read More »

Fraikin and Enterprise work together in specialist vehicle fleet partnership

5 years ago / 0 comments

Enterprise has more than 40 years’ experience maintaining and improving the UK’s utility infrastructure on behalf of utility companies, and uses a range of specialist vehicles for specific tasks across the country. Under its … Read More »

Van market up in February, driven by service fleet purchases

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The organisation’s data shows that commercial vehicle registrations rose 5% in February to 11,336 units, with the year-to-date figure up 5.4% at 30,267. Van registrations grew 11.8% to 9,149 in the month, continuing the … Read More »

New tyre deal for UK's most puncture-prone fleet

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Fleet manager, Alan Flynn, says the company’s tyre bill is the second highest vehicle running cost after fuel, and at least one vehicle suffers a puncture every day – and often many more. He … Read More »

Free Iveco app pinpoints truckstops around the country

5 years ago / 0 comments

The iPhone and Android “Hi-Stop” app is being launched to coincide with the UK launch of Iveco’s International Truck of the Year-winning Stralis Hi-Way. The app has a map function that shows every truckstop … Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »

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

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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 »