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Mercedes-Benz retains commercial vehicle fleet contract with HSS Hire

6 years ago / 0 comments

In 2009, HSS selected Mercedes-Benz as its sole van supplier, having been impressed with the safety, reliability and environmental credentials of the range. As the vans … Read More »

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles confirm executive appointment

7 years ago / 0 comments

Bram Schot joined the Volkswagen Group in 2011, initially taking charge of strategic projects at Group Sales. He began his career in 1982 at DAF Trucks … Read More »

BCA Pulse: Used commercial vehicles values fall in February

7 years ago / 0 comments

The February average figure of £4,272 was the lowest recorded in the past six months and performance against Guide Prices fell by one and three-quarter points … Read More »

Schneider Electric "cautiously optimistic" about Electric Van scheme

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the new scheme, buyers of eligible electric vans will be offered a subsidy of 20% off the cost, equating to a maximum of £8,000. This … Read More »

Vehicle type approval rules threaten bodybuilders

7 years ago / 0 comments

Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive, said: 'Whole vehicle type approval is a hugely important part of getting a vehicle on the road as it ensures that technical … Read More »

Steering in the right direction: wheel and tyre choice cuts C02 emissions

7 years ago / 0 comments

The revelation in November that a new international treaty on climate change will be delayed until 2020 at the earliest means that the actions of individual … Read More »

Citroen Claims Increasing LCV Business Sales But 2011 Registrations Disappoint

7 years ago / 0 comments

But this looks like one area of good news for the company’s LCV sales in an otherwise disappointing year. Citroen saw light CV registrations up to … Read More »

Volkswagen Transporter voted "Used Van of the Year 2011" by CAP

7 years ago / 0 comments

A panel of judges comprising of used van market and vehicle valuation experts at CAP chose the Transporter from a shortlist of 6 models. Points were … Read More »

Osborne chooses GreenRoad, to improve driver safety of nationwide fleet

7 years ago / 0 comments

Osborne chose GreenRoad because of its ability to provide instant feedback to drivers about unsafe manoeuvres using the traffic light LEDs on the dashboard. Paul McCulloch, … Read More »

Average used van values fell in December – BCA Pulse

7 years ago / 0 comments

The December figure of £4,275 was down by just £28 on the November figure.  However, sold volumes fell sharply compared to the previous month and performance … Read More »

Wholesale used van values fall 1.3% despite rise in age and mileage

7 years ago / 0 comments

Examples of increases in 2011 include Car Derived Vans up 2.0% (£51 to £2,611), Small Panel Vans up 9.7% (£378 to £4,273) and 4x4s up 10.5% … Read More »

ACEA assigns Harrie Schippers as chairman of commercial vehicle board for 2012

7 years ago / 0 comments

Harrie Schippers was elected President of DAF Trucks in 2010 and is Vice President of parent company PACCAR. Since he joined DAF Trucks in 1986, he … Read More »

31.1% of UK's van population not eligible for London Low Emission Zone – SMMT

7 years ago / 0 comments

More surprising is the fact that London exceeded the national average with 37% of vans (almost 85,000) not meeting the emission standards. The changes to the … Read More »

September sees boost in wholesale used van values, reports Manheim Remarketing

7 years ago / 0 comments

Average age increased by three months to 58 months and average mileage went up by 3,800 miles to 79,671. Compared with September 2010, average values are … Read More »

Enterprise advises London and South-East van fleets to plan ahead for London Olympics

7 years ago / 0 comments

With the Olympics only 12 months away, van rental requirements are likely to increase further as businesses look to scale up to meet the anticipated demand … Read More »

CV registrations up 13.5% in H1, reports ACEA

7 years ago / 0 comments

The organisation’s data shows that Spain was the only major market to decline (-8.4%) in the first half while France (+8.5%), the UK (+23.8%) and Germany … Read More »

Renault reveals Frendzy van-cum car-concept

7 years ago / 0 comments

Frendzy is designed as a van that can be swiftly converted into family transport out of working hours. As a van it features a 37-inch digital … Read More »

Nissan announces NV200 tweaks

7 years ago / 0 comments

All NV200 models will be fitted with Bluetooth connectivity as standard, while SE trim will gain a rear-view camera too. Nissan has also introduced a new … Read More »

FTA tells Government where to cut red tape

7 years ago / 0 comments

Under the scheme, the Government is looking to cut time and money-wasting red tape and, according to the FTA, asked it to represent the logistics sector.  … Read More »

New Euro 5 Citroen Relay delivers high performance with low emissions

7 years ago / 0 comments

The new 3.0HDi Euro 5 180 replaces the previous Euro 4 Relay 35 HDi 160 6-speed manual models and provides a 12.5% power increase, with peak … Read More »

Van Trader partners with The Fuelcard Company to promote benefits of fuel cards

7 years ago / 0 comments

The partnership will be operated through Van Trader, as well as sister commercial sites Truck Trader, Farmers Trader and Plant Trader. Visitors to the commercial websites … Read More »

Transporter Sportline debuts

7 years ago / 0 comments

The Sportline specification is available with panel van and kombi models in short and long wheelbase. In all cases, power comes from VW's 180PS twin-turbo 2.0-litre … Read More »

Tenneco develops cost-effective exhaust system for Euro 6 vans

7 years ago / 0 comments

  While that will probably not result in a significant increase in cost for light vans, the more complex systems needed to treat exhaust gases for … Read More »

Winter van tyres from Yokohama

7 years ago / 0 comments

Named the WY01, the new tyre will use similar technology to that used in the company's W.drive range of winter tyres for cars. This means that … Read More »

LEZ offer launched by Fiat

7 years ago / 0 comments

The main feature of the offer is a six-month payment holiday. The van user will only need to pay VAT up front. In addition to the … Read More »

Wholesale van values fall for third successive month in 2011

7 years ago / 0 comments

According to the firm's latest monthly Market Analysis for Vans average age increased by one month to 53 months but average mileage fell by 1,168 to … Read More »

Quartix vehicle tracking cuts fuel costs for Toilets+

7 years ago / 0 comments

The real-time system is saving Toilets+ as much as £400 per month in fuel costs, cutting engine-idling times throughout its 40-vehicle fleet.  Managing director Mick Bowman … Read More »

AFL launches van leasing comparison website

7 years ago / 0 comments

Dubbed Van Leasing Made Simple, the website has been created by leasing company, Automotive Finance and Leasing (AFL), which already operates the Car Leasing Made Simple … Read More »

ATS Euromaster takes wraps off new van livery

7 years ago / 0 comments

ATS Euromaster will apply the livery to all new light commercials joining its near 1,000-strong fleet – commencing with 60 replacement vehicles entering service during 2011. … Read More »

Modec to cease trading

7 years ago / 0 comments

The firm went into administration in early March following 'severe cashflow difficulties'. According to reports, talks with American partner Navistar over a possible takeover fell through. … Read More »