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FTA urges Chancellor to ‘keep the UK competitive’

2 years ago / 0 comments

Making its submission to HM Treasury before next month’s Autumn Statement, the association said Brexit negotiations must ensure that UK goods are no more expensive to export and are not burdened with more red … Read More »

FORS holds inaugural Members’ Conference

2 years ago / 0 comments

Taking place at the National Conference Centre in Solihull, the event will see fleet operators, local authorities and transport infrastructure providers meet to discuss the latest FORS Standard v4.0 and many other issues. … Read More »

MC expands rental fleet with Isuzu rigids

2 years ago / 0 comments

MC Rental Ltd is the stand-alone rental company within the £110m turnover MC Group Ltd, and has a national fleet of 3000 vehicles backed by a rental staff of 55. Following the supply … Read More »

Charge debuts autonomous-ready electric truck

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Oxfordshire-based firm, run by businessman and entrepreneur Denis Sverdlov, revealed the latest model at the Wired 2016 conference. The vehicle range covers 3.5 to 26 tonnes, using ultra-lightweight composite combined with custom built … Read More »

Pet food specialist deploys CoolKit vans

2 years ago / 0 comments

The latest vehicles bring the firm’s total orders to 37 complete vans and 11 van conversions over the last five years. All the vans are designed for the safe transportation of frozen food, and … Read More »

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinters prove ‘excellent performers’ for Starplan

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Dungannon, Northern Ireland-based company’s latest six Sprinter 314 CDI Long chassis cabs are now working alongside six established Sprinters and a pair of 7.5-tonne trucks, which undertake deliveries across mainland Britain. Supplied … Read More »

Fairfax Meadow returns to sole supply fleet deal with Fraikin

2 years ago / 0 comments

The latest deal builds upon a 15-year relationship with the supply of a range of new dual temperature vehicles that each meet Euro VI emissions standards, including 10 3.5-tonne Iveco Daily light commercials, featuring … Read More »

New FleetEurope website offers free rental day

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The new site www.fleeteurope.co.uk offers new customers the opportunity to try FleetEurope’s vehicle rental management services by offering a free rental day for selected car and van groups. Vehicle choices covered include a three … Read More »

Fleets recognised at ‘Noise Oscars’

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The awards, known as the ‘Noise Oscars’, were held last week and saw Pret A Manger scoop the Quiet Logistics Technology Award, sponsored by the FTA. Pret A Manger has worked with its logistics … Read More »

YTD van market highest on record, despite October dip

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Reversing the trend seen in previous months, demand for heavier vans in October fell for only the second time since July 2013, with registrations for the 2.5-3.5T segment down -7.1%.1 The picture for smaller … Read More »

Air quality plans should include cars, says FTA

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Following yesterday’s ruling that the Government’s air quality plan does not go far enough, the Government now has a week to draw up another plan before returning to court, where a High Court judge … Read More »

Screen4 becomes FORS Associate

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Screen4 has Occupational Health Technicians stationed around the UK and offers on-site health checks including hearing, eyesight, lung function and blood pressure testing, all critical measures for driver fitness and health. Paul Wilkes, … Read More »

Isuzu vehicles to play key role in household waste and recycling programme

2 years ago / 0 comments

The weekly service, which goes live this month, will see 5,000 tonnes of food waste collected during the initial 12-month period. Once full, the vehicles will then unload at the council’s transfer station before … Read More »

Fuso Canter E-Cell makes UK debut

2 years ago / 0 comments

The E-Cell is based on 6.0-tonne GVW Fuso Canter chassis and offers a body and payload allowance of 3.0 tonnes combined with a small footprint. The E-Cell uses four lithium-ion batteries to power … Read More »

Meddo CN awards 80-vehicle deal to Dawsonrentals | vans

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The three-year contract will see Dawsonrentals | vans deliver the vehicles, liveried in Meddo corporate colours, to the firm’s Lincoln, Rotherham and Warrington offices.  Jim Ward, managing director of Meddo, commented: “I am … Read More »

SHB Hire acquires Acklea

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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 … Read More »

Real-time vehicle tracking protects parts delivery vans from false claims

2 years ago / 0 comments

The dealership was originally London based, but expanded this year to include eight dealerships in Swindon and Marlborough in Wiltshire.  Commenting on the reasons for using the technology, group parts Manager Richard Sword … Read More »

Commercial vehicle repair centre opens in south-east London

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The new site is believed to be the first of its kind and will be specially equipped to handle LCVs. It will also implement advanced methods as using pre-assessment and pre-painting of parts, which … Read More »

Ambulance trusts to deploy 70 patient transport vehicles from O&H

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The order was placed from a leading private ambulance company after being awarded the Trusts’ non-emergency patient transport networks following a competitive tender. O&H has supplied a mix of high dependency, bariatric, stretcher … Read More »

Venson to host FTA seminars for housing association fleets

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Venson’s training sessions cover vehicle maintenance systems, administration, driver licensing and speed limits, as well as vital information on securing loads, towing equipment and driver behaviour and competence. The half-day workshops are being … Read More »

FTA Transport Manager conferences get off to flying start

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The events run until 1 December at venues around the UK, giving transport managers and those in charge of road transport fleets the opportunity to hear from key industry speakers and experts such as … Read More »

Latest Paragon routing and scheduling software incorporates Route Control tool

2 years ago / 0 comments

Version 6.0 debuts a new planning tool, dubbed Route Control, which helps mitigate the impact of time-sensitive route restrictions on routing and scheduling. This enables businesses to build routes to comply with legislation such … Read More »

New Ctrack commitment-free option to help fleets with temporary vehicles

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The new payment solution will be available with Ctrack Plug & Play, so car and van operators can quickly upscale or adapt their vehicle tracking without paying for when devices are not in use … Read More »

FORS and Transport Exchange Group partner

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The firms said the initiative will combine the considerable risk reduction, safety and quality advantages of FORS with the profitability and business agility results of TEG, which runs Courier Exchange and Haulage Exchange. … Read More »

TruTac introduces new tachograph analysis software

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched as ‘TruAnalysis’, the software replaces the previous TruControl product with additional features to help transport managers save time and money. The new solution instantly analyses digital tachograph data, with dashboards, KPIs and … Read More »

CoolKit to drive standards under new production planning role

2 years ago / 0 comments

Alicia Threlfall has been promoted to the role from the sales department and will draw on her knowledge of the firm’s refrigerated products and services, and standards. Threlfall commented: “This new position will … Read More »

Marshall Fleet Solutions enhances training team with new appointment

2 years ago / 0 comments

Jupp leads a three-strong training team covering the Marshall Thermo King transport refrigeration, Marshall tail lift and Marshall fleet management divisions at the Cambridge-based company. Reporting to HR Manager, Mascha Pond, Jupp is … Read More »

Focus on post-Brexit opportunities at SMMT November Forum

2 years ago / 0 comments

The latest meeting of SMMT’s biannual Open Forum will take place on 1 November at Cranmore Park Conference and Events Centre, Solihull. Topics covered will include post-Brexit opportunities for business and maintaining supply … Read More »

Fleet consultancy service claims savings of £64m for new clients

2 years ago / 0 comments

Launched 14 months ago by experienced fleet professional Marcus Puddy, PVS provides a cradle to grave advisory and management service to businesses operating vans and company cars and a consultancy to contract hire and … Read More »

New VW BlueMotion Transporter available to order

2 years ago / 0 comments

The most frugal edition of the T6 short wheelbase panel van is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI 102 PS Euro 6 common rail diesel engine. In standard Startline form with five-speed manual gearbox, the … Read More »