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Newcastle City Council updates van fleet with new Vauxhalls

1 year ago / 0 comments

The new additions include 81 Movanos, featuring both the Movano Panel Van as well as the Movano Tipper Cab variant, as well as 24 Combo vans, which will be used by plumbers and electricians, … Read More »

Volkswagen premieres e-Crafter ahead of 2017 launch

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Unveiled at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, the all-electric version of the new panel van features a 100kw electric motor that gives it a maximum speed of 50mph along with a claimed … Read More »

Nissan unveils new NV300 as replacement for Primastar

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The exterior of the NV300 has been deliberately designed to integrate with Nissan’s existing range of LCVs, sporting a reworked version of the V-motion front grille seen on Qushqai, Juke and X-Trail.  Supporting … Read More »

VW Crafter takes International Van of the Year title

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Ahead of its launch in the spring, the new vehicle was dubbed the best transport van of the year for 2017 by an international jury of commercial vehicle journalists from 24 European countries. … Read More »

Van operator captures dangerous driving on 3G vehicle camera

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The IT1000 device from Intelligent Telematics, fitted on a commercial vehicle, recorded the overtaking manoeuvre which led to multiple vehicles being damaged.  The video footage shows the moments leading up to the crash … Read More »

Nissan introduces five-year warranty on e-NV200 electric van

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Announced at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicles show at Hanover, the warranty guarantees the entire vehicle and its electric drivetrain for five years or up to 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. It covers mechanical … Read More »

McGhee’s Bakery takes delivery of latest Mercedes-Benz consignment

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The company, which delivers three million bread rolls per week to independent retail outlets, runs 75 Sprinters under planned maintenance agreements with supplying dealer Western Commercial.   The latest additions to the fleet are … Read More »

New SHB Hire site is biggest yet

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The five-acre site is located on the Ashville Trading Estate in Gloucester and is almost double the size of SHB’s previous Gloucester depot. Fully operational, the site has enabled a wide range of tasks … Read More »

Inverness pump specialist opts for Approved Used Mercedes-Benz Vans from Kent dealer

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Husband and wife team Shawn and Mary-Anne Hogg previously opted for a small Citan 109 CDI Extra-long and a mid-sized Vito 113 CDI Compact from Sparshatts of Kent last summer, flying down and driving … Read More »

AA Tyres expands fleet with new Crafters

1 year ago / 0 comments

The mobile tyre fitting service, launched by the AA 18 months ago, has taken delivery of 10 new Volkswagen Crafter vans to enable it to push into the West Country, following a surge in … Read More »

Prestige to cut van fleet downtime with mobile servicing solution

1 year ago / 0 comments

The new solution is being offered alongside the mobile solutions that many of Prestige’s service network centres currently offer and is being provided by a number of separate specialists with a network of mobile … Read More »

Free tickets for this week’s DriveVansA2Z 2016

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Taking place at Silverstone on 20-21 September, the event will enable visitors to put the latest vans, van conversions, mini-buses, 4x4s, pick-ups and car derived vans from leading manufacturers to the test, back to … Read More »

Knorr-Bremse to launch CV telematics solution under Microlise deal

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The newly announced agreement between the two firms will lead to the launch of a range of fleet solutions under the TruckServices ProFleet Connect banner. These will initially be aimed at truck fleets but … Read More »

Fire services firm makes significant fleet savings after outsourcing

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The fire services firm has saved more than £50,000 in six months after partnering with Motiva Group for its 182-strong fleet of cars and vans and has also reported a host of additional benefits. … Read More »

IAAF partners with FleetCheck to offer member fleet solutions

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Aimed at fleets of all sizes running cars, LCVs and HGVs, the FleetCheck portfolio offers a range of services, including online fleet management software, a choice of software packages to suit specific fleet sizes … Read More »

Health and Safety Executive to talk on managing risks at FTA conference

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Taking place on Wednesday 12 October in London, the event will include a session by Bruno Porter on the HSE’s strategy ‘Helping Great Britain work well’, which will cover working together to tackle health … Read More »

Sword Dynamic Services reduces staff costs by 12% with vehicle tracking

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Since adopting Ctrack Online across a fleet of 10 vehicles in January – made up of vans and a JCB digger – the company has reduced staff costs by 12% and increased productivity by … Read More »

Gilgen outsources mixed fleet to Ogilvie

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Gilgen, which provides automatic and industrial door solutions throughout the UK, runs a fleet of 75 service vans and 43 company cars operated on four-year/100,000-mile contract hire with maintenance agreements. With expansion over … Read More »

Berlingo named Used Van Hero for September

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Commenting on the decision, Andy Picton, senior commercial vehicle editor at Glass's, said: “The Berlingo is economical and reliable with three trim levels to choose from. “Good discounts are available from main dealers … Read More »

Used LCV values reach record level

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The Pulse report for August shows overall values rose above £6,000 for the first time on record in August, following a strong month for sales. The average van sold at BCA in August realised … Read More »

MAN to show three different TGE models at IAA

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Based on the new Crafter from parent firm VW, the new TGE will have a gross weight rating between 3 and 5.5 tonnes and will bring two wheelbases, three roof heights and three vehicle … Read More »

VW reveals new Crafter prior to Hanover debut

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The new Volkswagen Crafter has received its world premiere at a VW event ahead of its launch at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover.

Ford van ignition key redesigned for strength and durability

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Ford tested the key – for Transit and Transit Custom vans – to ensure it could survive being submerged underwater for 30 minutes, dropped 50 times onto a concrete floor and exposed to temperatures … Read More »

National Milk Laboratories goes 100% with Seven Telematics

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The company provides quality testing for all major milk buyers in the UK, such as Dairy Crest, Arla Foods, Wiseman and First Milk, and also runs national statutory testing programmes on behalf of DEFRA … Read More »

FTA Transport Manager prize draws to include trip to home of Ferrari

1 year ago / 0 comments

The conference series gets under way in Chepstow on Wednesday (14 September) with headline sponsor Iveco offering a number of prizes.  A total of 10 Iveco goodie bags will be up for grabs … Read More »

University of Kent switches to electric Kangoo vans

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The university already runs the Renault Trafic and Master vans but has added the six electric Renaults to its fleet in the latest development in its drive to meet the targets of its Carbon … Read More »

Miele switches to ARI for fleet management deal

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Mainly running a fleet of vans, Miele switched to ARI, which provides fleet management solutions to a range of industries and is committed to investing in new technologies to support its customers. Matt Mason, … Read More »

Indelease ramps up for growth with new sales director

1 year ago / 0 comments

The company, which focuses on solutions for commercial vehicles, has recruited Jon Tew as sales director as it targets major expansion on the back of increasing demand. Tew has more than 15 years’ … Read More »

HomeServe to take delivery of over 200 liveried vans

1 year ago / 0 comments

A team of technicians from the vehicle graphics firm are applying either a full vehicle wrap or pre-pigmented, cut vinyl graphics to the van models. In total three van models are being liveried. … Read More »

Foreign drivers must be pursued for Dart Charge non-payment, says FTA

1 year ago / 0 comments

A Freedom of Information request by BBC Radio Kent has now revealed that almost a quarter of foreign registered vehicles are failing to pay the charge, following the removal of the barriers at the Dartford … Read More »