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2018 should bring a steady year of growth for the van leasing and rental sector, with industry regulation unlikely and continued diesel dominance a strong certainty.
Mercedes-Benz van operators in Devon will be able to access sales and servicing through a new van centre in Exeter from next year following the appointment of Snows Motor Group to the dealer network.
Mercedes’ forthcoming X-Class has gained a five-star rating in Euro NCAP testing, earning some of the highest-ever results for the pick-up sector.
New initiatives intended to cut pollution from deliveries and generally improve air quality are being trialled in various London boroughs with the help of new funding.
Opting for a coloured van can bring about a used value premium of up to nearly 7% compared to equivalent white vans, according to new research from Cap HPI.
Food distributor Adelie Foods is rolling out safety technology from Mobileye on its new fleet of 30 3.5-tonne delivery vehicles.
Scottish IT company Capito has reported numerous benefits including increased driver safety and decreased fuel usage as a result of implementing vehicle tracking from Trakm8.
Waste and recycling machinery specialist Blue Group has rolled out out BigChange Mobile Workforce Management technology across its fleet to overhaul the booking and scheduling of planned and reactive maintenance.
British commercial vehicle manufacturing fell 25.7% in October as exports declined.
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Budget to the House of Commons contained a number of changes likely to impact on van fleets. We look at the big stories.
ProVision warns fleet operators that dash cam footage stored locally can be inaccessible if a vehicle is impounded following an accident, thereby the video cannot be used in insurance claims and defence.
CitySprint’s On the dot delivery brand has facilitated the launch of a same-day delivery service in Leeds and Manchester for online fashion retailer ASOS, ready for Black Friday and the festive season.
Lightfoot is adding a new, optional ‘Driver Perks’ service for its driver behaviour technology to provide additional incentives to reward better drivers.
Selsia Vehicle Accident Centres and commercial vehicle coatings specialist AkzoNobel have teamed up to launch a new ‘one-stop shop’ initiative for CV fleet operators and manufacturers.
Europcar UK is being supplied by Truckman with 50 of the company’s RS Hardtops, for its fleet of Toyota Hilux.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has confirmed plans to offer all its commercial van model lines with electric drive, starting with the Electric Mercedes-Benz eVito van now available to order.
Garage door manufacturer Rollerdor says it’s seen a massive reduction in the time spent organising deliveries after deploying Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling software.
Demand for commercial vehicle rentals in the run up to the peak Christmas period has hit a new record according to Nexus Vehicle Rental.
Avis Budget has acquired rental specialist ACL Hire for an undisclosed amount it looks to grow its commercial vehicle offering.
Vans using the ‘invisible refrigeration’ concept to bring refrigerated performance with zero external intrusion to the vehicle are now available through The Cold Consortium.
ACFO has named the winners of its Small and Large Van of the Year titles at its annual awards dinner.
Grounds maintenance and landscape construction company idverde has deployed a joint Michelin and BFGoodrich policy across its entire UK fleet to streamline tyre management.
Average light commercial vehicle values at BCA reached a new record in October with the best stock attracting premium values.
Fleets can now access the November edition of Van Fleet World iD digital magazine, including updates on how Fiat Professional and Lex Autolease are targeting LCV operators’ vehicle needs.
Derby-based Hexagon Leasing is offering customers the 7.2 tonne Iveco Daily Box Tail Lift vehicle as it promotes the benefits of the vehicle.
Vanarama has introduced a new iVan chatbot that can help customers find and order vehicles.
The arrival of prestige models within the pickup sector is leading to a growing growing proportion of buyers choosing to run them instead of vans.