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    Get 2 services for £360*

    Get 2 services for £360*

    7/07/2020
    Take advantage of our exclusive, limited offer, and save up to £96* when you purchase a 2 Year / 2 Service plan at Sparshatt Truck & Van. And you now have the option to pay upfront or choose a monthly payment plan that equates to less than ...Read more
    Stunning Mercedes-Benz Actros is a ‘tag match’ winner for Ontime Logistics

    Stunning Mercedes-Benz Actros is a ‘tag match’ winner for Ontime Logistics

    3/07/2020
    Kent’s Ontime Logistics has a new fleet flagship, a mighty, tag-axled Mercedes-Benz tractor unit with range-topping 460 kW (625 hp) 15.6-litre six-cylinder engine and GigaSpace cab. Supplied by local Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van, the Actro...Read more
    Alone in isolation

    Alone in isolation

    15/04/2020
    During these unsettling times it’s very easy to get caught up in your own little world wondering how you are going to manage working from the dining room table, home school the kids and survive 24/7 with your partner. Life is very busy for man...Read more
    View from China.

    View from China.

    15/04/2020
    Our motoring journalist, Steve has been living in Shanghai during the Coronavirus crisis and we asked him to give us a little insight into life with the COVID-19 pandemic. For many in China, life is slowly returning to normal, giving other countries...Read more
    Home Schooling tips

    Home Schooling tips

    15/04/2020
    Home Schooling tips Although there is no magic answer to balancing everything, putting a structure in place is very important. You need to give your children a routine and reasonable expectations that will offer them a sense of control and comfort....Read more
    Working from home?

    Working from home?

    15/04/2020
    In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with the unusual challenge working from home for the first time, full time. Even if you ar...Read more
    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it.

    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it.

    15/04/2020
    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it. Dr Nikki Scheiner is a Consultant Psychologist in Londons Harley Street. Here she shares some of her top tips on dealing with anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.topdoctors.co.uk...Read more
    Vehicles granted 6 month MOT extension

    Vehicles granted 6 month MOT extension

    15/04/2020
    Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing due to the coronavirus crisis, the Department for Transport has announced. All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a t...Read more
    Entries now open for Transport Manager of the Year

    Entries now open for Transport Manager of the Year

    18/03/2020
    Entries are now open for the FTA’s Transport Manager of the Year competition, a brand new contest to enable transport managers to showcase their extensive knowledge and gain recognition from other industry professionals. The competition is ope...Read more
    FTA to rebrand as Logistics UK

    FTA to rebrand as Logistics UK

    18/03/2020
    The Freight Transport Association will change its name to Logistics UK at the end of May. “It is important to note that we are not changing our focus, or the important services, support and advice that we provide to members,” FTA Chief E...Read more
    Driver shortage heading to crisis point

    Driver shortage heading to crisis point

    18/03/2020
    The shortage of commercial vehicle drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point, says a new report from Driver Require. The company’s latest White Paper outlines the current and prospective state of the LGV driver market.  It warns o...Read more
    Brighter outlook for small transport firms

    Brighter outlook for small transport firms

    18/03/2020
    The growth outlook for small firms in the transport and distribution sector has increased for four successive quarters, according to a report from Hitachi Capital. The number of companies in the sector predicting growth has jumped from 29% to 34% in...Read more
    Auction values at all-time high

    Auction values at all-time high

    18/03/2020
    Average auction values for second-hand LCVs reached an all-time high of £7,636 in January, nearly 5% up on December and 4% up on the same month a year ago. The figures were released by auction market leader BCA, which is reporting excellent en...Read more
    Van community inspired by sportspeople to share mental health concerns

    Van community inspired by sportspeople to share mental health concerns

    18/03/2020
    Stars from the world of sport are making it more acceptable for the van community to speak about their mental health and wellbeing, more than any profession in the UK. according to research from Mercedes-Benz Vans UK. Indeed, 80% said they felt they...Read more
    Customer Update COVID-19: our response

    Customer Update COVID-19: our response

    18/03/2020
    Customer Update COVID-19: our response We would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to continue our commitment to keeping businesses moving through what is an incredibly challenging time and very fluid landscape. The health an...Read more
    Government to halt smart motorway rollout

    Government to halt smart motorway rollout

    17/02/2020
    The national roll-out of a smart motorway network is to be put on hold until the government has completed a review. This follows an investigation by BBC TV’s Panorama programme which revealed that 38 people had been killed on smart motorways i...Read more
    Vital safety features now in place on more than 8,000 lorries

    Vital safety features now in place on more than 8,000 lorries

    17/02/2020
    Transport for London has issued more than 8,000 Heavy Goods Vehicle Safety Permits, as part of the Direct Vision Standard since it launched in October 2019.   Freight operators are required to obtain a free Safety Permit, which is needed t...Read more
    RHA publishes vision to decarbonise freight and logistics

    RHA publishes vision to decarbonise freight and logistics

    17/02/2020
    The Road Haulage Association has published a new strategy paper setting out its approach to decarbonising the freight and logistics sector. With the environment at the heart of the recent General Election, the paper calls on the new Government ...Read more
    How Brexit may affect HGV ownership models

    How Brexit may affect HGV ownership models

    17/02/2020
    An executive briefing just released by vehicle specialist Dawsongroup predicts that the traditional acquisition patterns in the haulage industry may be substantially disrupted by Brexit. The briefing predicts that: Vehicles will inevitably become...Read more
    Sprinter retains Large Van of the Year title

    Sprinter retains Large Van of the Year title

    17/02/2020
    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards. Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, explained: “While several players in the h...Read more
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