According to the manufacturer, some 250,000 Mercedes-Benz vans will be on the roads over the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period.
To ensure that businesses are prepared, Mercedes-Benz Vans is running free Visual Health Checks that enable any Sprinter, Vito, or Citan customer to pop in to their local approved Dealer for a free, no-obligation check, covering an interior inspection, exterior inspection (including lights and glass), under bonnet and under vehicle inspection, and a brake inspection.
In addition, over the winter period, more than a third of Mercedes-Benz Vans dealers will be working round the clock, 24 hours, with the rest of the network operating extended opening hours in to the evenings and weekends to ensure that the vans stay on the road. There will also be more than 700 technicians on hand in over 1,100 workshop bays and a fleet of MobiloVan free roadside assistance vans across the UK to keep businesses moving.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is also issuing its driver safety guide, which is available from any site across the dealer Network, or free to download from www.mbvans.co.uk/industryinsight. This offers guidance and tips on winter maintenance, including best practice advice from UK fleets about how they manage during this challenging period, and also offers a handy wallet-sized card to keep with a reminder of the MobiloVan free roadside assistance contact numbers in the event of a breakdown or accident.
A series of industry reports will also be released over the winter months to give businesses insight on a variety of key issues, including managing driver behaviour, with best practice from some of the UK’s major fleets. There will also be a video available to download from www.mbvans.co.uk/VHC highlighting a vehicle walkaround that Mercedes-Benz Vans is encouraging drivers to do before setting off for each journey this winter.
Steve Bridge, managing director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, commented: “We know that this our customers’ busiest time of year and are committed to keeping their businesses moving during the challenging winter months. This isn’t a sales exercise – it’s about our business helping to keep their business moving. That is our role as Mercedes-Benz Vans.
“Our Winter Means Business campaign will remain active during the next few months, with a variety of free resources available to support businesses of all sizes, and I’d encourage all van drivers, not just Mercedes-Benz Vans customers, to take advantage of the products and services on offer.”
All the Winter Means Business materials can be downloaded for free via www.mbvans.co.uk/industryinsight, with advice, guides, tips and conversation on social media utilising the #wintermeansbusinesses handle.