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Mercedes-Benz previews 2017 X-Class Pickup

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Mercedes-Benz will launch its first one-tonne pickup truck next year, as part of its ongoing partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Fiorino achieves 12.28% mpg uplift in MPG Marathon

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In an event described by a number of competitors as ‘the toughest MPG Marathon yet’ and sponsored by RAC Business, ALD Automotive and Crystal Ball, drivers were charged with working out the most economical … Read More »

£4m investment in Plug-In Van Grant to boost take-up

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The Plug-In Van Grant has been available to small commercial vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes since 2012, but sales of new electric vans have remained limited. The Government is now committing an … Read More »

SmartDrive Systems awarded FORS associate status

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SmartDrive offers a video-based platform to help commercial vehicle operators proactively manage and improve driver behaviour and reduce risk. Solutions cover forward and interior facing cameras and can also integrate with up to two … Read More »

Van drivers continue to ‘shoulder undeserved reputation’, suggests research

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Nearly two-thirds (60%) of van drivers believe they are made a scapegoat for perceived poor driving standards on UK roads, yet a study by TomTom Telematics finds that fewer than one in 10 van … Read More »

Oakley Industrial Services keeps drivers’ hours in check with tracking

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Based in Corby, Northamptonshire, the firm provide services all over the UK and first fitted Routemaster tracking when it discovered by cross-checking timesheets that one of its employees wasn't working the hours he claimed. … Read More »

Latest driver refuelling research indicates how national van fleets could save thousands

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So says Fuelmate as its research finds that company drivers use just a handful of fillings stations to refuel regardless of where they are travelling to. Analysis by the fuel card business of … Read More »

FTA Transport Manager autumn conference series proves hit

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Sponsored by Iveco is well under way, the conference series has already run events in Chepstow, Durham and London, with the fourth event in the series taking place in Peterborough on Thursday (20 October). … Read More »

A2O signs up to Dawsonrentals | vans for flexible rentals

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A2O will rent Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and will utilise the flexible rental service offered by Dawsonrentals | vans, which enables clients to make amendments to their vehicles throughout the rental period. Daniel Yardy, group … Read More »

Fleet operator slashes fuel costs with FUSO Canter Eco Hybrid

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The company provides same- and next-day parcel deliveries and palletised distribution, and the diesel-electric 7.5-tonner has helped slash its fuel bill – returns of up to 24 mpg are double those typically achieved by … Read More »

Record van values for second month running

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Latest Pulse data from the firm shows that the headline average value of a used LCV rose £51 to £6,140 (up 0.8%) while average LCV values were up by £533 (9.5%), year-on-year. Average fleet … Read More »

Nissan plans LCV dealer network

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The plans would introduce a third tier to the brand’s LCV dealer network; positioned above the 57 Business Centres which already offer prominent exterior displays, dedicated sales staff and training, extended opening hours and … Read More »

Defra consultation on Clean Air Zones to impact on SME van operators

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The latest consultation reiterates the intention to restrict access for older vehicles to five English cities due to local pollution concerns. Nottingham, Derby and Southampton would have restrictions on HGVs, buses, and taxis, Leeds … Read More »

SsangYong pick-up gets new name and engine

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Renamed to differentiate it from the Korando SUV, the model goes on sale this month aimed at businesses and drivers requiring a “competitively priced work truck” with four-wheel drive plus a one-tonne payload and … Read More »

Fully loaded Transit Custom to be put through paces at MPG Marathon

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Harding, aged 28, from Swanley in Kent, has been an RAC Patrol for four years, and this year he was named as the RAC’s Patrol of the Year. The annual award is made … Read More »

Essential Fleet Services adds to senior management team as part of expansion

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Smith brings 16 years’ automotive experience, including 14 within the contract hire and leasing industry gained at LeasePlan, where he held a number of management positions in sales and marketing, most recently as general … Read More »

Budget adds 450+ commercial vehicles to rental fleet

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Now available for rent are the Ford Transit Custom 290 Trends, the Citroën Berlingo, the Renault Trafic and the Renault Master. All models feature rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, air conditioning and USB connectivity, and … Read More »

Seven Telematics expands UK sales team

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Jonathan Wiggins joins the UK sales team at the Newark-based manufacturer and brings extensive experience in telematics applications and their ability to deliver cost efficiencies throughout the distribution and logistics industry. Working predominantly … Read More »

Marshall Thermo King provides fleet guidance on latest F-Gas regulations

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The move follows the recent EU changes and confirmation of the gas level allowances from January 2017. Under the new regulations, all transport refrigeration systems on vehicles in excess of 3.5 tonnes need … Read More »

Enterprise Car Club expands Birmingham scheme further

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The company, part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, will more than double the number of vehicles based in the city from six to 15. The new vehicles are stationed all around central Birmingham. Two are … Read More »