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The huge rise in demand for home delivery, often called ‘the last mile delivery’, continues to test the capabilities of retailers and logistics businesses alike. Tony English, CEO of Isotrak, analyses the market.
Martin Devine, managing director at Fueltek, explains how fleets could save money by buying fuel in bulk and closely monitoring use.
Simon Simmons, supplier relationship manager, Alphabet GB Limited, looks at the key considerations for fleets exploring funding options for LCV conversions.
Connectivity is totally changing the way in which fleets operate. Real-time visibility on the likes of assets and remote equipment, wireless engine software revisions, instantaneous customer-service feedback, dynamic routing and scheduling is having a … Read More »
With Christmas looming just around the corner, the logistics industry is braced to deliver as the nation embarks on its festive shopping spree. Truck and commercial vehicle drivers know all too well that this … Read More »
Today, a field service operation is characterised by the running of multiple technologies, from GPS and vehicle-tracking systems to telematics, fleet management and workforce management solutions. Each of these technologies generates vast amounts of … Read More »
While the introduction of the Safer Lorry Scheme is extremely welcome and will no doubt have a positive impact on all road users across the capital, this alone is not enough to cut incidents … Read More »
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% … Read More »
A Supreme Court judgement back in April ruled that the UK Government must draw up new plans to reduce NOx emissions by the end of 2015. Transport is the biggest single contributor in the … Read More »
The south coast auctioneers have recently seen a wave of ex-utility vehicles leave auctions for nearly three times their reserve price, regardless of age, generating huge interest from an ever-growing buyer base. According to … Read More »
Research shows that over 80% of businesses and customers do not truly understand the whole life cost of their vehicles, and the financial impact of making the wrong decision can be significant. For this … Read More »
LCV registrations are at their highest point since pre-recession and this is putting significant pressure on manufacturers, with some facing challenges in order to meet this increase in demand. The fact that manufacturers are planning three, … Read More »
‘August is a quiet month for the LCV trade so if you’re looking for a van then now is the time to buy. Our highly desirable model this month is the Mercedes Sprinter 313 … Read More »
Commenting on the data, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘In terms of small vans, the general shortage of good quality stock continues, so values remain steady. Vauxhall Corsa is about but only in … Read More »
Speaking of the findings, MyCarCheck.com/Trade’s LCV expert, David Hill, said: ‘The LCV market was up to speed from the first day back in January, and just kept on going. This immediate return to brisk … Read More »
David Hill, LCV expert at MyCarCheck.com, said that the December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with one auction house even having a sale on Christmas Eve to try and catch the … Read More »
‘The December marketplace was strong almost until the last day, with many trade buyers out looking for bargains or anything worth the money. One auction house even had a sale on Christmas Eve to … Read More »
The company's LCV expert David Hill said: ‘The Volkswagen Transporter T5 Sportline 180Bhp is the van everyone wants. The waiting list for a new one is three-five months, so used ones are always snapped … Read More »
According to the SMMT, van sales also increased by 26.3% last month, whilst truck demand rose by 32%. Commenting on the figures, Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), said: ‘October … Read More »