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    Undeclared health conditions which invalidate insurance

    Undeclared health conditions which invalidate insurance

    12/04/2021
    Many drivers are unaware that if they develop a health condition that could affect their driving, they need to declare it to the DVLA and their insurance provider. Drivers over 70 are generally familiar with the regulations, because they must reappl...Read more
    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers

    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers

    12/04/2021
    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers The Government has issued updated rules for international hauliers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance covers issues such as: •        ...Read more
    New ultra-fast charging hubs to roll out across the UK

    New ultra-fast charging hubs to roll out across the UK

    12/04/2021
    Chargemaster (bp pulse), one of the largest electric vehicle charging companies in the UK, has announced expansion plans for its ultra-fast charging infrastructure across the UK, in partnership with The Electric Vehicle Network (EVN). This national ...Read more
    £32 million funding for next generation trucks

    £32 million funding for next generation trucks

    12/04/2021
    A new centre of technology for electric HGV powertrain is being established in Wales. The Government has injected almost £32 million of funding into developing electric propulsion systems for heavy goods vehicles. The project in Cwmbran, Wales...Read more
    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.

    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.

    12/04/2021
    John Kendall, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, said: “The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter remains a firm favourite with fleet buyers thanks to its available combination of three roof heights and four lengt...Read more
     Funding to fix equivalent of 10 million potholes

    Funding to fix equivalent of 10 million potholes

    9/03/2021
    The equivalent of 10 million potholes could be filled in by Councils across England with their allocated share of £500 million for highways maintenance. It is the second of 5 equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund. Transp...Read more
    Logistics UK welcomes electric charging at home for van drivers

    Logistics UK welcomes electric charging at home for van drivers

    9/03/2021
    Business organisation Logistics UK has welcomed the Government’s £50 million boost for electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for those in leasehold and rented accommodation, as well as the expansion of the Workplace Charging Scheme for small...Read more
    British Gas to switch 11,500 vehicles to electric by 2025

    British Gas to switch 11,500 vehicles to electric by 2025

    9/03/2021
    In one of the biggest switches to electric vehicles by a company so far, British Gas has ordered 2,000 new electric vans and plans to fully electrify its fleet by 2025. The company, owned by Centrica, runs the third-biggest van fleet in the UK, and ...Read more
    Government faces legal challenge over road building policy

    Government faces legal challenge over road building policy

    9/03/2021
    The Department for Transport’s £27billion programme to expand England’s road network, including projects such as the Stonehenge tunnel, the A46 Newark bypass and the Lower Thames Crossing, has been criticised for being out of line w...Read more
    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    9/03/2021
    The government is reminding HGV drivers to get tested for COVID-19 early in their journey at one of 37 UK haulier advice sites providing tests. The French government has recently changed the testing arrangements facing hauliers looking to travel fro...Read more
    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    9/03/2021
    Robert Veit, currently Vice President and Managing Director Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, will take over the position as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK as of 01 May 2021. Robert started his career in 1995 as a member of ...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    5/03/2021
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success Award-winning manufacturer and retailer Cook has responded to surging demand for its premium quality frozen ready meals by adding another Merce...Read more
    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    7/12/2020
    The announcement last month of a new emergency stop function designed to further increase the safety of its ground-breaking Active Drive Assist technology has underlined once again Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ commitment to the constant improvement of...Read more
    Avoid back pain from driving

    Avoid back pain from driving

    7/12/2020
    Back pain is often not caused by anything in particular — but staying active can help to prevent it. This means that people who spend a lot of time driving can be particularly prone to the problem. Why is driving bad for your back? There are ...Read more
    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    7/12/2020
    The Department for Transport has opened advice sites at motorway service stations and truck stops where hauliers and drivers of HGVs can get advice on the changes taking place from 1st January 2021. There’s one site in Scotland, at Lockerbie L...Read more
    A timely reminder for van drivers to avoid SAD

    A timely reminder for van drivers to avoid SAD

    7/12/2020
    When the clocks change many drivers start and complete their full working day in the dark. The lack of daylight hours can result in increased fatigue and susceptibility to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A 2019 survey by Mercedes-Benz Vans reveal...Read more
    MPs call for a review of Clean Air Zones

    MPs call for a review of Clean Air Zones

    7/12/2020
    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics is recommending that the Government pauses the rollout of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and reviews whether they are still required. In light of reports of improved air quality during th...Read more
    Payload and agility lead Optivo back to Sparshatt Truck & Van for new FUSO Canter crew cab

    Payload and agility lead Optivo back to Sparshatt Truck & Van for new FUSO Canter crew cab

    24/07/2020
    Seeing Double: Optivo’s second FUSO Canter has seating for a driver and six colleagues Fast-growing housing provider Optivo has commissioned a second FUSO Canter, which is now being used to clear void properties in Kent of bulky waste items su...Read more
    Salvatori enters a new era by welcoming its first eight Mercedes-Benz Actros from Sparshatt Truck & Van

    Salvatori enters a new era by welcoming its first eight Mercedes-Benz Actros from Sparshatt Truck & Van

    14/07/2020
    The opening by The Salvatori Group of an additional depot in Sittingbourne, Kent, paved the way for the introduction of its first Mercedes-Benz trucks. The transport, logistics and warehousing provider is now running eight new-generation Actros 2548...Read more
    Formula 1 Returns

    Formula 1 Returns

    10/07/2020
    Fans of Formula 1 have had a very long wait for the 2020 season to get started. Following an aborted start in Australia back in March, Formula 1 finally returns with the Austrian Grand Prix. Sports commentators are speculating on what's changed ...Read more
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