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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    Market Trends: the latest Glass’s commercial vehicle overview‏

    REGISTRATIONS Following the trend set over recent months, commercial vehicle registrations again grew strongly in July. Figures released by the SMMT confirmed that there was growth of 16.4% for LCVs with a whopping 41.5% uplift recorded for trucks. Even more impressively the year-to-date position for light and heavy commercial vehicles has improved by 19.8% and […]

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    Bumpy road ahead for used CV market

    Although very sensitive to economic downturns, the market for used commercial vehicles has repeatedly demonstrated itself to be up to the challenges heaped upon it by the Great British economy. Over successive recessions, which inevitably hit our industry hard, commercial vehicle markets have quickly bounced back when given half the chance of doing so. Accordingly, […]

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    Star Treatment

    With over 200 vans available to test drive, both on and off the road, this year’s Mercedes-Benz Van Experience Live welcomed more than 2,000 visitors over a two week period. It provided a chance for customers to try the full LCV line-up and an opportunity to find out more about Mercedes-Benz Finance and the many […]

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    Added capacity

    Payload and load volume remain two of the main buying criteria for many van fleets. Yet managers are having to balance these factors with a desire to downsize and to seek increased efficiency from existing vehicles. Combine this with the growing unladen weight of many vans, as manufacturers cope with emissions compliance technology, Stop/Start systems […]

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    Ford fires up Transit service

    Ford has now opened 105 specialist Transit Centres across the UK designed to give enhanced levels of service to its van customers, covering the entire model range from Fiesta van to Transit 2-tonne. “If we go back to 2008 when we saw the new product being developed and we knew that come 2014/15 we would […]

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    Hertz van expansion

    How would you describe your van supersites? “Vans are available from all of our 155 UK car rental outlets, but Hertz now has 20 van supersites specifically set up to work with LCV business rental customers. “Our van supersites are where we corral van expertise as well as our fleet of vans. We are able […]

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    Mercedes Vans go pro

    The new Mercedes-Benz Vito range will be launched at the CV Show on 14 April. Managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK, Steve Bridge, told us what customers will be offered from launch. “On this occasion it’s reasonably helpful that right-hand drive was a little bit behind because it does allow us to come […]

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    British Gas strengthens eco commitment with new electric shuttle service

    The pair of Mercedes-Benz E-CELL Traveliners form part of ongoing plans to replace at least 10% of its 13,000-strong fleet with electric models, and will offer transport between offices in Staines and Windsor, as well as train stations nearby. Supplied by Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, through a contract hire agreement with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, the vehicles […]

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