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    SHB Hire acquires Acklea

    SHB said the acquisition was in line with its plans to be the UK’s leading partner of choice for equipment to the highways maintenance and infrastructure market.  Wiltshire-based Acklea will continue to operate from its base in Calne as a division of SHB with directors Dave Phizacklea and Martin Potter to remain in the […]

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    Hands-free phones to come under focus at FTA Safety in Logistics

    Elaine Corner, who had to have her leg amputated after being hit by a van driver using a hands-free kit, will outline the importance of road safety and explain how distractions when you’re behind the wheel can change a person’s life.  “The message I really want to get across is that you need to […]

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    Prestige to cut van fleet downtime with mobile servicing solution

    The new solution is being offered alongside the mobile solutions that many of Prestige’s service network centres currently offer and is being provided by a number of separate specialists with a network of mobile operatives throughout the UK. “While our static network continues to grow in line with our expansion plans, we also wanted […]

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    Jooced puts Mercedes-Benz Citan safety credentials to test

    Only weeks after buying the van based on Mercedes’ reputation for safety, Edwards, the proprietor of home entertainments specialist Jooced, escaped unscathed from a motorway smash. “Mine was the last vehicle in a stationary queue of traffic and a car came spinning into the back of me,” he recalled. “It was snowing at the […]

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    City of London Corporation implements diesel ban on procurement

    As well as banning the leasing or purchase of diesel vehicles, the public authority is also encouraging businesses to limit deliveries in the Square Mile and is promoting the use of hybrid electric cars. The move follows the Corporation’s reduction of its fleet size and purchase of newer and cleaner vehicles that has already […]

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    Fleet management specialist SG Fleet acquires Fleet Hire

    Australian-listed SG Fleet Group manages a fleet of around 130,000 vehicles in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Fleet Hire, which has 60 staff, has around 6,500 vehicles. The senior Fleet Hire team of chief executive officer, Graham Hale, chief operating officer Chris Joyce, and sales director Nick Poole will remain with the business. […]

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    Third of transport industry professionals sceptical over autonomous vehicles

    The findings have been published today (28 June) in the Microlise Transport Conference post event report, and follow the Government's confirmation earlier this year that 'lorry platooning' trials, using a convoy of vehicles headed by a driver in the leading lorry, will go ahead. The Microlise Transport conference report also includes analysis on a […]

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    ‘Exit negotiations must ensure goods keep moving’ says FTA

    The Government has two years to negotiate the new rules – one example is the need for international road transport customs carnets, last used by the UK in 1992, which are required to allow goods to move under customs control across international borders. In response the FTA is calling on the Government to prioritise […]

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