Alex Grant

... he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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    FTA launches 2017 legal guide

    Now in its 55th edition, the Yearbook has been compiled by the FTA’s team of transport legislation experts and is fully updated for 2017.  The guide, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, contains comprehensive information on general operations, employment, specialised operations and health and safety, plus key addresses and other contact details.  Robin Shaw, managing […]

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    Renault’s extra grip: A look at the X-Track system

    Businesses that have to venture off-road from time to time, occasionally need light commercials with real 4×4 capability. More often though, all they really require is something with a bit more ground clearance and grip. In response Renault is offering X-Track, as an option on Kangoo, Trafic and Master van models. Developed in conjunction […]

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    Road Test: Ford Transit Connect

    Today’s urban LCV driver has a lot to cope with, from positioning the van in unprecedented levels of traffic, congestion zones, sat navs and flashing blind-spot indicators, to dodging cycle couriers and pedestrians staring at smartphones. One thing that would make life easier, would be not having to constantly change gear, or keeping a foot hovering over the […]

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    First Drive: Toyota Hilux

    SECTOR Pick-up PRICE £19,177–£29,435 FUEL 36.2–40.4mpg co2 185–204g/km Toyota’ s Hilux pick-up has for many years been a by-word for the tough truck sector. With more than 18m sold throughout the world since 1968, Hilux has been everywhere, from the builders’ yard to the North Pole. The eighth generation of Toyota’s classic, though following a well-proven formula, is […]

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    One-stop-shop for van fleet buyers

    This year alone, Vauxhall’s van conversion sales have risen by an incredible 63%, thanks in part to the Vauxhall Conversion Centre that is situated within the company’s Luton plant. As with many competitors, Vauxhall has for many years offered factory-built dropsides, tippers and box vans, which together account for around 55% of conversion market demand. […]

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    Nissan plans LCV dealer network

    The plans would introduce a third tier to the brand’s LCV dealer network; positioned above the 57 Business Centres which already offer prominent exterior displays, dedicated sales staff and training, extended opening hours and a five-tonne lift.   Payne said the size of the dedicated network is undecided, but that it could include separate sites, […]

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    Defra consultation on Clean Air Zones to impact on SME van operators

    The latest consultation reiterates the intention to restrict access for older vehicles to five English cities due to local pollution concerns. Nottingham, Derby and Southampton would have restrictions on HGVs, buses, and taxis, Leeds and Birmingham would see restrictions on those vehicles plus vans. Private car owners would not be affected.

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    VW Transporter named Glass's Used Van Hero for August

    Glass’s rated the Transporter T30 2.0 TDI 102 LWB L/Roof as its ideal buy. Andy Picton, senior commercial vehicle editor, said: “The Transporter is an iconic commercial vehicle for very good reasons. It is excellent to drive, superbly well-made and has strong support from its specialist dealer network. “The only downside is that […]

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