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Ocado starts autonomous delivery trials in Greenwich

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The UK’s first self-driving delivery vehicle trials have started in Greenwich under a project between Ocado and the TRL-led GATEway Project.

UK fleets losing 14% of worktime to congestion

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Fleet managers estimate 14% of their workforce’s time is lost as a result of congestion, as new analysis finds that it’s one of the biggest bugbears for drivers.

New hardtop converts Hilux into mobile workshop

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Truckman has launched a new Utility hardtop that converts the latest-generation Hilux Double Cab and Extra Cab into a mobile workshop and stores.

£1m up for grabs under London Mayor’s Air Quality Business Fund

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London businesses and business groups can now apply for funding to deploy low emission vehicle infrastructure or zero emission home delivery services.

New FleetEurope mini lease service launches

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Intended to bridge the gap between daily rental and leasing, a new mini lease service including LCVs has launched from FleetEurope.

Government urged to keep Severn toll promise

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is chasing up the Government on its pre-election promises to scrap all charges on the Severn Bridges.

Traditional Scottish working estate expands all-Grafter fleet

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Champfleurie Estates has expanded its distribution fleet after taking delivery of its third Isuzu Grafter 3.5-tonne truck.

FORS scheme prompts engineering fleet to go Euro-6

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Foundation engineering company Roger Bullivant says its implementation of a new fleet of Euro-6 vans has been driven by its membership of FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

London plans explore road charging and new freight strategies

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to look at measures including road pricing, measures to cut down or retime van and lorry trips and a zero-emission zone in central London in a move to … Read More »

Queen’s Speech to make fuel station EV charge points mandatory

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Motorway service stations and large fuel retailers will be required to install EV charge points under legislation planned for in the Queen’s Speech. James Firth, FTA’s head of licensing policy and compliance information. The ... Read More »

Van fleets urged to apply for AEO status

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Companies involved in the supply chain – including van operators – are being urged by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) to become Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) to ensure the UK operates … Read More »

Van driver dies at Calais due to migrant action

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The Road Haulage Association (RHA) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) are calling for government intervention after a Polish van driver was killed at Calais as a result of migrant action.

Diesel still ‘only realistic choice’ for workhorse fleets, says Pendragon

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Switching business-critical and high-mileage fleets to ULEVs would cost fleets more and impact on day-to-day operations.

Van drivers warned of dangers of sun exposure – even with windows closed  

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Drivers who spend long amounts of time behind the wheel are being warned that their skin can get sun damaged – even with the windows closed.

Millbrook Healthcare adds 400th Peugeot van to fleet

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Millbrook Healthcare has taken delivery of 27 new Peugeot vans, marking the 400th Peugeot to join the company’s fleet.

FTA starts search for Driver of the Year 2017

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Commercial vehicle drivers, including van drivers, are being called on to enter the Freight Transport Association’s search for the Driver of the Year 2017.

Holdsworth Foods turns to Isuzu for latest fleet update

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Derbyshire-based Holdsworth Foods is adding a further 19 Isuzu rigids to its fleets two years after it acquired its first ever Isuzu models.

Gauntlet launches bespoke fleet legal expenses policy

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Fleet and courier insurance specialist Gauntlet has developed a new legal expenses policy specifically for the transport sector.

Allstar Business Solutions to simplify SMR for FORS members

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Allstar Business Solutions has become a FORS Associate, enabling members to benefit from its vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) solution.

Enterprise deploys Truckman hardtops for pick-up fleet

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Enterprise is using Truckman to supply almost 200 hardtops for its fleet of pick-up trucks.