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ULEZ non-compliance could cost fridge van fleets dearly

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Fridge van fleets are being urged to take action now to ensure vehicles are Euro 6 compliant – or face big bills when London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone kicks in.

Used LCV demand to remain high in 2018, says Cap HPI

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Used commercial vehicle demand is set to remain strong in 2018, according to experts at Cap HPI, following a fall in new registrations in 2017 for the first time since 2011-12.

Ingimex cuts lead times under major investment

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Conversion specialist Ingimex has expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Telford site under a £1.8m investment set to cut lead times for customers.

Charity to drive fleet safety with Lightfoot deployment

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The North East Autism Society is fitting in-vehicle driver behaviour technology from Lightfoot to its fleet as it looks to enhance driver behaviour and improve safety.

James Frew gains wide-ranging fleet benefits from telematics

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Privately owned business services firm James Frew has awarded a five-year contract extension to Ctrack after seeing a wide range of benefits from the telematics system.

Self-install tracking solution offers fleets a way to beat flat batteries

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Fleets can now avoid the perennial issue of flat batteries with the help of the Trakm8 Prime tracking technology.

Larger fleets more inclined to make switch from diesel

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Fleets are being warned of the need to carry out whole-life cost analysis before switching away from diesel vehicles as latest research finds almost two third sof larger businesses are considering phasing it out.

Senior Traffic Commissioner to address issue of compliance at Microlise event

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Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt is to outline progress in targeting seriously and serially uncompliant transport operators at the Microlise Transport Conference this spring.

Axis appoints Steve Lymer as sales director

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Axis Fleet Management has appointed Steve Lymer as its new sales director.

Severn Tolls slashed as public ownership resumes

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Tolls on the Severn Bridge have been cut by almost a fifth as the crossings return to public ownership.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles extends scrappage scheme

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has extended its scrappage scheme until the end of March.

Rygor enhances dedicated van business development with new role

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Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Commercials is driving changes for vans with the creation of a new dedicated business development role.

Kwik Fit wins back British Gas tyre deal

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British Gas has signed up Kwik Fit to supply a range of tyre-related services across its 12,500-strong van fleet as the two firms resume their partnership.

LVT invests for future with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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Pontyclun-based LVT Transport has added a new Sprinter to its Mercedes-Benz dominated fleet to service a new contract with a global logistics business.

LCV market sees first decline since 2012

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New light commercial vehicle registrations fall -3.6% to 362,149 units in 2017, marking the first decline since 2012.

Debut hydrogen van drives CitySprint plans for emission-free fleet in Capital

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CitySprint is trialling a hydrogen van as part of its wider ambition to create a completely emission-free fleet in the Capital by 2020.

Devon County Council deploys Iveco minibus fleet

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Devon County Council has taken delivery of 20 new wheelchair-accessible Iveco Daily minibuses as it updates its community transport fleet.

Entries open for 2018 VansA2Z Van Fleet World Honours

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Van suppliers can nominate themselves for this year’s VansA2Z Van Fleet World Honours, which will spotlight those van suppliers and manufacturers at the forefront of innovation.

Jump in online sales boosts temporary driver demand

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Demand for temporary drivers over the festive period saw recruitment firm Driver Hire report record-breaking figures.

Iveco Daily CNG vans streamline urban operation for Veolia

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Waste management company Veolia has deployed three Iveco Daily Natural Power vans to bring reduced emissions and fuel costs as well as quieter running for a new contract in London.

Commercial vehicle fleets sign up to emissions technology trials

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Fleets including Bristol Waste Company, which operates Bristol City Council’s waste collection service, and the University of Oxford have signed up to a free trial to support research into reducing air pollution.

MCE Insurance maximises fleet appeal with Premium Edition Sprinters

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MCE, a leading provider of motorcycle insurance, has expanded its fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters with 10 Premium Edition models.

DCH awarded Van Excellence accreditation

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The Freight Transport Authority has awarded south west housing provider DCH ‘Van Excellence’ operator accreditation in recognition of its work to drive safety and sustainability.

Evans Halshaw launches first dedicated Van Store

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Pendragon-owned Evans Halshaw has opened its first dedicated Van Store, focused on offering used vans across the UK.

Flexible lease start-up targets operators with Mercedes-Benz Vans

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Vehicle rental start-up Eastgate Commercial has taken delivery of 130 Mercedes-Benz Vans for its new flexible lease offering for fleets.

Alphabet to expand AlphaCity car sharing tech into LCVs

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Alphabet is to expand its AlphaCity corporate car sharing platform into other manufacturers and also add LCVs to the fleet as it reports a near 20% uplift in journey bookings during 2017.

Volkswagen e-Crafter starts fleet trials

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Volkwagen’s new e-Crafter van has started fleet trials with an international group of major customers.

Sheffield City Council deploys five hydrogen vans

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Sheffield City Council has taken delivery of five Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans converted to run on hydrogen.

Ninth consecutive month of decline for CV manufacturing

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CV manufacturing down 35% in ninth consecutive month of decline.

Van fleets could save £14bn by going electric, says Hitachi Capital

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Switching all of Britain’s commercial vehicles to electric alternatives could save businesses around £14bn a year, according to new research from Hitachi Capital UK.