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Aramex reduces delivery time and improves efficiency using what3word addresses

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Aramex has used addressing solution what3words to improve delivery efficiency in Dubai.

Council parking regimes stifle small business community

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Eight million local authority parking penalties are issued annually across England and Wales, according to new figures issued by the RAC Foundation.

Electric Highway network to include fuel forecourts from 2018

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Ecotricity’s Electric Highway rapid charging network is to roll out 30 “electricity pumps” on fuel forecourts across London next year, targeting key commuter points on the capital’s biggest roads.

Simon Elliott appointed managing director Intercounty Truck & Van

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Simon Elliott has taken up the position of managing director at Intercounty Truck & Van.

Mediafleet introduces 48-hour crash repair graphics solution

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Mediafleet has introduced a new 48-hour graphic crash-repair service designed to help reduce vehicle off-road down time and business effectiveness.

TomTom Telematics Driver of the Year Awards winners announced

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Fife Council employee Keith Smith has been crowned the UK’s best light commercial vehicle and car driver at the inaugural TomTom Telematics Driver of the Year Awards.

FORS re-structures audit times and Gold fees

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FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has announced it is to reduce the period between mandatory FORS Bronze re-approval audits from three down to two years for Gold accredited members from 1 January 2018.

European commercial vehicle registrations remain stable

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European commercial vehicle (CV) registrations have remained stable year-to-date (YtD) with a modest growth of +3.3% over the first nine months and +0.6% in September 2017, ACEA data shows.

New £150 fines for littering vehicles

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Fines for littering are to be raised next April, including new powers for councils to penalise owners of vehicles from which litter has been thrown, even if they weren’t discarding it.

Volkswagen’s National Central Billing aims to simplify admin for fleets

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched National Central Billing designed to help customers manage their fleet operations through a single central account.

HomeServe adds more Mercedes-Benz vans to its fleet

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Marshall Truck & Van has supplied HomeServe with 16 new Mercedes-Benz vans that the company has funded through contract hire agreements with sole leasing provider Arval.

Actavo contracts Europcar to help deliver smart meters across the UK

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Actavo recently won the contract to install smart meters in homes across the UK and has chosen Europcar UK’s commercial vehicle fleet to fulfil the logistics needed to deliver the service.

Voltia webtool aims for easier electric van deployment

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Clean energy consultancy company, Voltia, has launched a free online tool aimed at helping businesses find electric light commercial vehicles to suit their fleet.

London T-Charge should cover more diesel vehicles, says ClientEarth

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London’s £10 T-Charge, aimed at discouraging older vehicles from being brought into the city centre, doesn’t go far enough to tackle the problem of pollution in the capital, according to environmental law firm, ClientEarth.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles extends free servicing offer

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ offer of free servicing on all models purchased between July and October has now been extended to the end of the year.

‘Joined-up approach’ vital to maximise benefits of camera technology

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Fleet operators will only reap the true savings potential of 3G vehicle cameras by implementing a joined-up approach that takes advantage of driver behaviour monitoring, first notification of loss (FNOL) and proactive claims handling.

Winners of Vanarama Van Hero Awards revealed

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Vanarama has announced the winners of its Van Hero Awards 2017, with a cupcake design company, a duo of singing sisters and a team-building company recognised for their work.

CMS Window Systems signs rentback deal with TOM

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CMS Window Systems has completed a sale & rentback deal with TOM Vehicle Rental, which has seen its fleet of vehicles purchased and replaced with more modern, fuel efficient vehicles.

Surgical instrument specialist to save 10% on annual mileage with routing software

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Surgical instrument specialist to save 10% on annual mileage with routing software

Davies Crane Hire deploys Jaama software across transport fleet

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Davies Crane Hire is on track to see a significant reduction in administration costs and increased productivity with the introduction of management software from Jaama.

Lightfoot and Bott awarded places on PfH Tender Framework

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Public sector housing providers can now appoint driver behaviour technology firm Lightfoot as well as racking specialist Bott to supply fleet services without the need for a full tender.

Amey appoints Applied Driving Techniques to drive risk management

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Infrastructure support services provider Amey has appointed Applied Driving Technique (ADT) to implement a risk management programme for its 12,000 car and van drivers within the UK and Ireland.

LDV to expand network under new dealer development manager

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LDV has appointed Bill Laidlaw as dealer development manager in the UK as it looks to expand its network further.

Zipvan trials petrol-powered Transporter vans for hire

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Zipvan is trialling petrol-powered Volkswagen Transporters for its London van sharing fleet to provide operators with an alternative to diesels.

Network Rail awards 7,000-vehicle remarketing deal to Manheim

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Network Rail has signed up Manheim to remarket 7,000 vehicles over the next three years.

Fleet and lease LCV sector hits new record

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Average values in the fleet and lease LCV sector established a new record at BCA in September, with overall LCV values also seeing a new high.

V4B launches daily rental service for van fleets

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Contract hire and leasing broker V4B has branched into daily rental with the launch of a short-term rental service covering vans and cars.

Baxi makes switch to Volkswagen Transporter 

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High-efficiency boiler manufacturer Baxi has taken delivery of the first of a fleet of 80 new Volkswagen Transporters, replacing its previous Crafters.

Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention suite launches for fleets

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Training provider Fleet Source has launched a new Terrorism Risk and Incident Prevention suite of products and training services, specifically designed for commercial fleet operators.

FleetCheck works with FTA to help drive van operational standards

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Fleet software specialist FleetCheck is offering customers access to a number of Freight Transport Association resources in a move to help them raise operational standards.