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ASOS rolls out same-day delivery with On the dot

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Online fashion retailer ASOS is introducing a same-day delivery service for London customers in partnership with Citysprint’s On the dot specified hour delivery technology.

Omega Red Group deploys new Transporter fleet

2 months ago / 0 comments

Omega Red Group, a specialist in earthing and lightning protection, has taken delivery of a fleet of bespoke Transporter models from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Latest issue of Van Fleet World iD digital magazine now live

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Fleet operators can now access the October issue of Van Fleet World iD , which includes latest road tests and van news.

Renault Trucks to offer alcolocks on LCVs

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Renault Trucks has teamed up with alcohol safety and training specialist AlcoDigital to offer alcolocks on its LCV Master range.

Petrol and diesel vehicles could be banned from Oxford from 2020

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Oxford could ban diesel and petrol vehicles from its city centre from 2020 under what’s believed to be the world’s first Zero Emission Zone.

Verilocation web app provides remote access to fleet data

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Vehicle tracking firm Verilocation has launched a new web app to enable customers to have remote access to their fleets.

Vans prove eco-driving credentials in 2017 MPG Marathon

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This year’s Fleet World/ALD Automotive MPG Marathon has once again proved that green engine technology is moving on in huge strides – including in the van sector.

Iveco Daily Blue Power range tackles urban operation issues

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Iveco has launched a new Daily Blue Power range featuring a choice of powertrains to help urban and suburban fleets run city centre operations round the clock.

Volkswagen expands Crafter range

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New derivatives of the new Volkswagen Crafter are now on sale, joining the existing front-wheel drive panel vans.

Shift to contact hire to cut Cape Plc van costs

2 months ago / 0 comments

Energy services company Cape Plc is to see significant savings after switching to the majority of its van fleet from daily rental to contract hire.

Scottish Ambulance Service deploys new ambulances

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Scottish Ambulance Service has nearly finished the roll-out of more than 150 new Mercedes-Benz ambulances.

Latest Verilocation vehicle camera brings live streaming and 360-degree coverage

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Verilocation has launched a new live multi camera system that combines integrated tracking and camera technology to provide fleets with full visibility of their vehicles.

Mercedes PRO adapter brings telematics services for Vito and Sprinter

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SME fleet operators can now access telematics services for Mercedes-Benz Vito and Sprinters with the launch of a new device.

Europcar opens Van Hub in heart of Northern Powerhouse

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Europcar’s latest Van Hub is now open, situated at Trafford Park in the heart of the Northern Powerhouse.

New head of fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle has appointed David Hanna has its new head of fleet from the start of November.

Toyota Hilux proves credentials for JCB

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JCB has deployed the Toyota Hilux on its fleet after determining the pickup was the best vehicle to carry out multiple duties at its UK sites.

Nationwide search starts for Britain’s Brainiest Van Driver

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A new contest to find Britain’s Brainiest Van Driver is now underway in a move to smash the myth of the poorly educated van driver once and for all.

Declining business confidence takes toll on van registrations

2 months ago / 0 comments

Demand for new vans fell 4.2% in September, betraying signs of declining business confidence.

Trakm8 launches 4G telematics camera for fleets

3 months ago / 0 comments

A new 4G telematics camera that combines the benefits of in-cab cameras with advanced telematics functionality is now available from Trakm8. 

Mercedes-Benz drone pilot could cut delivery times

3 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans is working with US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop to team up vans and drones for a new concept that could revolutionise deliveries.

CoolKit expands manufacturing facilities

3 months ago / 0 comments

Fridge van conversion company CoolKit has secured new manufacturing facilities, enabling it to expand its work.

Alphabet publishes free guide to minimising van fleet downtime

3 months ago / 0 comments

Intended to help fleets identify and pre-empt potential vehicle downtime hotspots, a new free guide is available from Alphabet.

Range boost for Nissan e-NV200

3 months ago / 0 comments

Nissan has revealed a new longer-range e-NV200 van thanks to the use of new battery tech.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins line-up for 2017 MPG Marathon

3 months ago / 0 comments

As the 2017 ALD Automotive Fleet World MPG Marathon gets underway, RAC Patrol of the Year Chris Burgess is joining the line-up of competitors looking to prove their eco-driving skills over the next two … Read More »

Van driver and owner confidence waning, finds business barometer  

3 months ago / 0 comments

Confidence and optimism among Britain’s van drivers, owners and operators are showing signs of waning following the EU referendum and General Election, according to the new Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer.

Vauxhall expands Corsavan range with top-spec Limited Edition Nav model

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Vauxhall has added a new Limited Edition Nav model to its Corsavan range, bringing enhanced styling and technology features.

Standard-fit AEB cuts insurance costs for Crafter

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This summer’s introduction of standard-fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems has cut insurance group ratings for the new Crafter.

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches Fleet Safe compliance software for SMEs

3 months ago / 0 comments

Mercedes-Benz Vans has teamed up with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and FleetCheck to offer compliance software for small to medium fleets.

Stannah slashes £100,000 on maintenance despite fleet growth

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Stannah has cut management costs across its van fleet by more than £100,000 despite a 32% increase in the number of vehicles operated.

Dragons’ Den winner deploys vehicle tracking

3 months ago / 0 comments

Gripit, a plasterboard fixing specialist that found fame on Dragons’ Den, has deployed vehicle tracking from Ctrack to provide complete visibility of its fleet operation.