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    Businesses still unclear about ULEZ scrappage scheme

    Businesses still unclear about ULEZ scrappage scheme

    5/04/2019
    With the start date for the London ULEZ fast approaching, many businesses and charities across London may be unsure how to scrap their vehicle, one of the UK’s leading recycling networks has warned. London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a &poun...Read more
    EU to end ‘brick-shaped’ truck cabs

    EU to end ‘brick-shaped’ truck cabs

    5/04/2019
    MEPs have passed a law that will change the face of trucks in Europe – from brick-shaped cabs to rounder ones. Transport & Environment, which campaigned for the reform, said the new truck designs will save lives, carbon emissions and fuel....Read more
    Remember to register trailers to travel post-Brexit

    Remember to register trailers to travel post-Brexit

    5/04/2019
    From 28 March 2019, UK hauliers have to register their commercial trailers with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency before towing them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.   Not all...Read more
    Mayor and TfL launch major plan to help freight deliver for Londoners

    Mayor and TfL launch major plan to help freight deliver for Londoners

    5/04/2019
    The Mayor of London and Transport for London have unveiled an ambitious plan to work with boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry to transform how deliveries are made in the capital. A key part of the plan includes offering more ...Read more
    A New Accreditation from Mercedes-Benz

    A New Accreditation from Mercedes-Benz

    4/04/2019
    After moving our body shop from Unit 10 to a bigger and better site, just down the road to Bonham Drive, our dedicated hard working team have achieved accreditation by Mercedes-Benz.  Not only have the team been exceeding their own expectatio...Read more
    Sparshatt Truck & Van launches ‘same-day’ commercial vehicle paint service

    Sparshatt Truck & Van launches ‘same-day’ commercial vehicle paint service

    25/03/2019
    Sparshatt Truck & Van launches ‘same-day’ commercial vehicle paint service Top-quality paint finishes and industry-leading turnaround times – that’s the offer from Sparshatt Truck & Van, following a major investment in...Read more
    First-ever EU standards to reduce emissions from trucks

    First-ever EU standards to reduce emissions from trucks

    25/03/2019
    The European Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreement on the first ever CO2 emission standards for trucks in the European Union.   The deal follows the agreement reached in December on new CO2 emission standards for cars and l...Read more
    Government to consult on ban for 10-year-old truck tyres

    Government to consult on ban for 10-year-old truck tyres

    25/03/2019
    The Government is to consult on options to ban older tyres from use on heavy goods vehicles, buses, coaches and mini-buses to help keep road users safe.   The Department for Transport has announced that it will consult on legislation to make i...Read more
    Logistics worker shortage ‘reaching crisis point’

    Logistics worker shortage ‘reaching crisis point’

    25/03/2019
    The Government must urgently review the Apprenticeship Levy to prevent a severe shortage of logistics workers post-Brexit, says the Freight Transport Association.     With the anniversary of the App...Read more
    Eco-friendly commercial van sales climb 21% in a year

    Eco-friendly commercial van sales climb 21% in a year

    25/03/2019
    Sales of eco-friendly commercial vans in the UK have increased by 21% in the last year alone to 1,523, new research has found.    The number of ultra-low emission vans on the road has more than quadrupled since 2012, when just 319 sales w...Read more
    ‘Parking crisis’ is hurting the wellbeing and wallets of van drivers

    ‘Parking crisis’ is hurting the wellbeing and wallets of van drivers

    25/03/2019
    Roads that aren’t fit for purpose and poorly maintained, alongside sparsely available parking facilities and regular parking fines, are having a detrimental impact on the nation’s van drivers and operators, new research from Mercedes-Benz...Read more
    We have changed our name but not our service!

    We have changed our name but not our service!

    25/03/2019
    Following the exciting changes to the ownership of Sparshatts of Kent last year, we have changed our name and company branding.     We are now Sparshatt Truck & Van, but don’t worry, we will still provide the outstanding service...Read more
    New dealership in Crayford - now recruiting

    New dealership in Crayford - now recruiting

    28/02/2019
    NOW RECRUITING! We’re preparing to open a state-of-the-art commercial vehicle dealership in Crayford, to serve customers in north Kent and south-east London. And if you’d like to be part of the next, exciting chapter in the Sparshatt Tr...Read more
    New era dawns for Mercedes-Benz in Kent

    New era dawns for Mercedes-Benz in Kent

    30/04/2018
    In a move that promises to deliver even greater customer service for operators of Mercedes-Benz trucks in Kent and beyond, we’re delighted to announce that the transfer to new owners of Sparshatts Truck & Van has been completed successfully...Read more
    Alcohol interlocks ‘should be mandatory’ for vans, lorries and buses

    Alcohol interlocks ‘should be mandatory’ for vans, lorries and buses

    15/03/2018
    The European Transport Safety Council wants alcohol interlocks to be fitted in all new professional vehicles, and retrofitted to cars used by repeat drink-driving offenders. These are two of the main recommendations from its report on how to reduce ...Read more
    Drivers’ hours enforcement is good, but where are truckers to rest?

    Drivers’ hours enforcement is good, but where are truckers to rest?

    15/03/2018
    The Road Haulage Association supports DVSA’s action on drivers’ hours compliance but is concerned about the lack of legal rest areas for drivers to park. Since 5 March this year, DVSA traffic examiners have been able to issue on-the-spot...Read more
    Government Introduces Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration Bill

    Government Introduces Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration Bill

    15/03/2018
    The Government has introduced new legislation on cross-border haulage as the UK continues its preparations for life outside the EU. The UK’s overall aim in negotiations with the EU is to maintain and develop the existing liberalised access for...Read more
    Best Practice Guide for Vehicle Body Buyers

    Best Practice Guide for Vehicle Body Buyers

    15/03/2018
    Vehicle body manufacturer Ingimex has launched a best practice guide to help light commercial vehicle operators ask the right questions of prospective vehicle body suppliers before making an investment. The Ask Your Provider guide reveals the top si...Read more
    Vaping at the Wheel Could Cost You Your Licence

    Vaping at the Wheel Could Cost You Your Licence

    15/03/2018
    Police officers have warned that drivers using electronic cigarettes, or ‘vaping’, while driving could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention. There are no laws against vaping currently, but police believe the thick clo...Read more
    Report Calls for Road Pricing to Fund Roads Investment

    Report Calls for Road Pricing to Fund Roads Investment

    27/02/2018
    The Government must introduce dynamic road user charging by 2030 to ensure the road network is adequately funded, a new report has claimed. Funding Roads For The Future, published by the Association for Consultancy & Engineering, ...Read more
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