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Van Drivers Say Dogs Can Be Good For Business
Release Date: 05-12-2018

  Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that dogs have a positive impact on the day-to-day life of van operators. Mercedes-Benz Vans have found that 200,000 van drivers have a canine companion alo...
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Commercial Vehicle Registrations Up for October 2018
Release Date: 15-11-2018

  Registrations of van and pick-up commercial vehicles have increased in October 2018, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). In October of 2017, SMMT rec...
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FCA Group to be included in Crown Commercial Service
Release Date: 27-09-2018

  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK is to be included in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), meaning we could see FCA branded emergency vehicles in the near future. The Fiat Chrysler Auto...
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The New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Release Date: 04-02-2018

  The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been the van of choice for many since it came on sale, and most courier companies wouldn’t disagree with this statement. However, in an ever-competitive...
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Two new vehicles from Tesla
Release Date: 20-11-2017

Tesla have recently unveiled two new all-electric vehicles, although they come from two very different categories. The first of the two vehicles is a Semi truck, which Tesla announced at a prese...
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The New VW Crafter Review
Release Date: 26-01-2017

Volkswagen’s New Crafter is a completely new model which has been labelled as cost-effective and innovative but also extremely practical. VW have stated that this new van was designed by thei...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.  Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehi...
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Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers.
Release Date: 16-08-2016

Implementation of ‘Drive-Safe’ modes on smartphones by fleet managers. Each year there is at least 70 fatal accidents on British roads, where ‘distraction in vehicles’ a...
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Nissan Navara NP300 Review
Release Date: 18-01-2016

Comfortable, refined and robust, this is a 4X4 with style Nissan have combined their crossover SUV experience with the best car-like qualities to produce their newest offering in the pick-up segme...
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Back To The Future
Release Date: 20-10-2015

 It’s almost time for us to go back to the future and experience it in the present, for the famous date of 21st October 2015 as set by Back to the Future is finally here. And whilst the ...
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Introducing new Alternative Route Team members
Release Date: 17-04-2015

As part of our expansion, we have been taking on lots of new members of staff for a variety of exciting roles throughout the company.  Left to right: Euan, Fred, Jack, Anouska, Mark and Pet...
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Andrés Iniesta and Thiago Silva become Nissan ambassadors
Release Date: 12-08-2014

Nissan has kicked off its new sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League by signing up Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andrés Iniesta and Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva as ...
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Fleets could save costs by replacing vans
Release Date: 11-06-2014

 If you currently run a fleet of light commercial vehicles, the newest generation of vans have revealed such a significant step forward, you should consider replacing your vehicles earlier. Ac...
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Ctrack releases new fuel reader device
Release Date: 12-05-2014

Fuel prices can be a huge drain on resources for fleets, and companies are always looking for ways to cut expenses. Now, thanks to telematics solutions company Ctrack, car and van fleet operators c...
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UK holds highest petrol prices
Release Date: 07-05-2014

The UK is continuing to struggle to pull out of the recession, and one factor not helping our wallets is the fact we hold the highest petrol pump prices of any major world economy. This hits busine...
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Vehicle emissions continue to fall
Release Date: 02-05-2014

2013 figures which have been released by the European Environment Agency show that the average passenger car fleet emissions were 127g CO2/km compared to 186g CO2/km in 1996- a 31.7% decrease. ...
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Vauxhall Vivaro revealed in Birmingham
Release Date: 29-04-2014

The new Vauxhall Vivaro will made its first public appearance at this year’s CV Show. It’s the first unveiling of the van since its completion was finished at Vauxhall’s manufactu...
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Budget penalises low emission vehicles
Release Date: 09-04-2014

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of discouraging the take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) following recent changes to company car tax rates announced within the budget.  T...
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Road safety improvements
Release Date: 07-04-2014

Statistics have revealed that up to a third of all road accidents in the UK involve someone who is at work, resulting in over 20 fatalities and 250 serious injuries a week. It is because of this th...
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New fleet management information systems
Release Date: 02-04-2014

When it comes to new management information systems that fleets are planning to adopt, licence checking and duty of care are heading the list of most important. This data comes from the latest quar...
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Smarter Parking benefits revealed
Release Date: 28-03-2014

There are plenty of elements which add stress to driving, however once you've steered past the careless motorists, traffic jams and wrong turns and reached your destination, there is one final...
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Fleets hit with £2.5 million in flood damage
Release Date: 11-03-2014

Fleet owners are holding their heads in their hands after the recent floods caused the damage of hundreds of vehicles. Fleet vehicles have seen flood-related claims shoot up by 250% over the last...
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Treatable sleep condition causing accidents
Release Date: 03-03-2014

When it comes to accidents on the road, drink driving is usually the main culprit; however, sleep deprivation has been found to account for up to a fifth of road incidents. In fact, one sleep condi...
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ATS Euromaster offer brake checks
Release Date: 17-02-2014

With continuous heavy downpours affecting the majority of the UK, it is important driver's brakes are in fully functioning order to ensure that cars and vans have maximum stopping power and prevent...
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Lack of driver education puts fleets at risk
Release Date: 12-02-2014

Fleets could be breaking the law if their drivers lack education and ignore dangerous driving legislation, according to new research. The penalty for causing death by dangerous driving is 14 years...
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CAP Consulting:- Customer experience makes a premium car
Release Date: 20-01-2014

CAP Consulting has recently reiterated how aspiring premium car makers must understand that the ownership experience is as important as the quality of the cars they launch. CAP warns that fast and ...
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DVLA and BRVLA meet to discuss abolition of the tax disc
Release Date: 17-01-2014

One of the hotly talked about topics of the moment is the abolition of the tax disc, and a group of BVRLA members became one of the first organisations to meet with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...
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Pothole problem persists
Release Date: 15-01-2014

A persistent and well known hindrance to UK roads are potholes and with the recent wet weather storms coupled with the risk of freezing conditions at the end of the month, we are threatened with an...
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45% of men fallen asleep at the wheel
Release Date: 10-01-2014

For some, commuting is a time to grab a last few minute’s shut-eye before a busy day in the office with snoring being a regular occurrence on trains, buses and tubes in the early hours. Howev...
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Commercial vehicle registrations hit biggest high in five years
Release Date: 09-01-2014

The year of 2013 saw van and truck registrations in the UK rise by 14.7% after an incredible surge in demand for trucks in H2. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and traders (SMMT), ...
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Fleet Van Awards 2013
Release Date: 10-12-2013

Recognising the accomplishments of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and suppliers, are the annual Fleet Van Awards; a reward highly coveted by the light commercial vehicle industry. Judged by...
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Government create jobs in 2014 motorway venture
Release Date: 15-11-2013

In the biggest investment since the 1970s, the Government is planning a £1.9 billion venture on British road that is hoping to rake in over 9,500 jobs, as well as allow Britain's motorways to...
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Vehicle Growth In The UK At An All Time High
Release Date: 07-02-2013

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the SMMT, recently announced that the total production of vehicles reached a four-year high in 2012 in the United Kingdom. A 9 percent growth over 20...
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