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Europcar adds Truckman hardtops to new Hilux fleet

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Europcar has ordered new hardtops from Truckman for its fleet of 50 new Toyota Hilux vehicles.

Ford confirms hybrid Transit Custom

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The Transit Custom will be the brand’s first electrified commercial vehicle, and tests of the plug-in hybrid will begin in Europe this year, the company said, ahead of a 2019 launch date. Ford … Read More »

ATS Euromaster retains Arval deal

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The latest two-year contract will see ATS Euromaster continue to fit Michelin tyres across both Arval’s owned and maintained fleet. Arval customers benefit from full access to ATS Euromaster’s national network, which puts … Read More »

Deadline looms for 2017 Van Fleet World Honours

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This year’s event again includes categories for cars, vans and fleet management, with winners attending a prestigious event at the RAC Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday 21 February 2017.   Fleet suppliers … Read More »

Haulage boss and mechanic convicted in Bath tipper truck crash

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Bristol Crown Court has found the boss and mechanic at a haulage firm guilty of manslaughter after four people were killed in a tipper truck crash in Bath.

FTA announces 2017 Van Excellence briefings schedule

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Open to non-members too, the briefings will take place on 15 February in Harrogate, 22 February in London and on 1 March in Birmingham, and will explore operational best practice across a range of … Read More »

New Volkswagen Van Centre opens in Poole

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The facility in Tower Park, Poole offers a bright modern showroom for new vehicles as well as a larger area outside for up to 40 used vehicles to be displayed. The new van centre … Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vans beats 2015 sales record in first 11 months

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The manufacturer has already beaten 2015’s record-breaking total in the first 11 months of 2016, with global unit sales up 13% to around 324,000 vehicles – almost 3,000 units up compared with the whole … Read More »

RAC and RHA call for fast-track diagnosis for sleep conditions

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Research released this month by the AAA Foundation shows that driving with conditions such as obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) can be more of an impairment than having too much to drink. Now, … Read More »

Volkswagen van centre donates caddy van to local ambulance charity

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The converted Volkswagen Caddy van will be used by the charity’s team of volunteers to deliver lifesaving first response care to residents of Newport Pagnell and the surrounding area. South Central Ambulance Charity … Read More »

2017 to bring Christmas Day deliveries, predicts ParcelHero

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The parcel broker says that Christmas Eve same-day retail deliveries are now widely available and shoppers are leaving Christmas ordering later than ever this year. ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks MILT, … Read More »

BillSaveUK invests in more fuel-efficient fleet

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The Leicester-based installation business has taken delivery of 15 new DAF LF 150 Euro 6 7.5 tonne lorries and a 12-tonne scaffolding lorry, with a further five 7.5-tonne lorries expected early next year.  … Read More »

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions installs RAC Telematics across CV fleet

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The technology will deliver data on vehicle condition and health, forming the basis of new and enhanced services for customers. In addition, customers will be able to access optional additional services including location … Read More »

M6 should be priority for Government investment, say drivers

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In last month’s Autumn Statement, the chancellor announced the Government would spend £1.3bn on improving England’s roads, including £220m on tackling congestion at pinch points and £27m on an expressway connecting Oxford, Milton Keynes … Read More »

Andy Savage appointed national commercial vehicle sales manager at Vauxhall

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Savage brings a wealth of experience gained from 30 years with the General Motors organisation, covering financial services and fleet sales for the last 13 years. He was most recently national fleet sales … Read More »

New ATS commercial vehicle service centre opens in Birmingham

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Providing an upgrade to the existing Aston Truck service centre, the new premises at the Windsor Industrial Estate have been opened following a £250,000 investment. The 22,000 square foot site is double the … Read More »

Birmingham hospitals save time and money under Fraikin contact hire deal

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Previously the Trust managed its own fleet in-house, but found that switching to contract hire has dramatically cut its costs and improved uptime. Fraikin has supplied a total of 19 vehicles on contract … Read More »

JCDecaux augments fleet with latest Renaults

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The new vehicles replace existing Renaults as well as models from other manufacturers, increasing Renault’s share of JCDecaux’s LCV fleet. The order follows JCDecaux taking delivery of a batch of Renault Trafics earlier … Read More »

RAC pilots dedicated rescue patrol for commercial vehicles

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The first vehicle was deployed earlier this month, with the service expected to be expanded across the country during 2017. The scheme will run in addition to the RAC’s network of contractors servicing … Read More »

Prestige Fleet Servicing to expand network

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The East Midlands-based operation currently has a network of 315 independent outlets and is now looking to recruit a further 100 fleet service centres to complete its national coverage and meet increased customer demand, … Read More »