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Printer stays loyal to Mercedes-Benz

Midlands printer adds two new Sprinter vans to its Mercedes-Benz fleet which includes trucks, a tractor unit and four rigids.

Wireless charging pilot for electric LCV fleets

Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles in partnership with Innovate UK, the project is running from January to March 2019 and will investigate the deployment of wireless charging technology in three live locations.

VW provides off-the-shelf conversions

New programme kicks off with a range of Dropside, Tipper and Luton products available to buy direct from the standard Volkswagen price list.

VW and Ford seal commercial vehicle alliance

Automotive giants intend to develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups for global markets beginning as early as 2022.

JCB opens new van centre in Kent

MERCEDES-BENZ Vans has a new outlet in Kent in partnership with the JCB Group. Mercedes-Benz Van Centre Medway opened at the beginning of January and...

Save thousands with a Tesla

Thinking of buying electric? You may be surprised at how a Tesla can cut your costs as well as having lots of space for your cargo

SMS takes delivery of Peugeot fleet

New fleet of almost 170 vehicles will play a crucial role in assisting engineers who replace and install gas and electricity meters.

M-B Vans looks ahead at CES

Concept reduces traffic flows and relieves inner-city infrastructures, while at the same time, it offers an outlook on future-oriented technologies for the interaction between human and machine.

Mediafleet wins top Arlon Graphics status

Achievement of platinum partner status follows the successful completion of training and assessment of all Mediafleet’s 14 fitters to the required standard.

Vauxhall shows off its life model

Due to go in to production at Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Luton, the Vivaro Life is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that will be offered in two lengths, tailor-made to customer requirements: the 4.95m “Medium” and the 5.30m “Large” – each coming with up to nine seats.

Fleet Assist passes one million mark

Business now has a network of more than 5,000 franchise and independent service outlets which undertake service, maintenance and repair work on vehicles supplied to end-user fleets across the UK

Stay safe with winter tyres

Winter tyres improve traction in slippery conditions and are designed to help maintain better control of the vehicle when the roads deteriorate. The tyres work best when temperatures drop below seven degrees, improving the traction, grip and breaking performance.

Going the last mile

How a driverless vehicle could be used to stage and deploy delivery robots, taking packages all the way to the consumer – even when they’re not able to physically receive them.

New van market holds steady

Latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show performance in 2018 was boosted by the strong showing from pickup (up 4.3%) and 4x4 (up 303.4%) models.

Vans Direct acquired by Vertu

Vans Direct is expected to generate an earnings stream with higher gross and net margins than those typically earned by the Vertu group.
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