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    Woodland trusts its 138 Mercedes-Benz trucks to deliver on reliability, economy and safety

    Woodland trusts its 138 Mercedes-Benz trucks to deliver on reliability, economy and safety

    22/05/2019
    Woodland Logistics reports a 10% improvement in fuel economy since it began equipping its Mercedes-Benz trucks with Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) systems and embarked on a major programme of driver training delivered by Dealer Sparshatt Truck &...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt launches dedicated van service centre

    Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt launches dedicated van service centre

    21/05/2019
    Kent-based van operators are enjoying enhanced levels of aftersales support following a major refurbishment of its Sittingbourne workshop by Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van. The creation of a dedicated unit for van servicing at the co...Read more
    Hardworking van community advised to focus on themselves

    Hardworking van community advised to focus on themselves

    21/05/2019
    Two out of five van drivers, owners and operators have only been to the doctor once, if at all, in the past year, according to new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans. The male/female split was 23% and 15% respectively. Busy schedules, working long ho...Read more
    Vans off the road cost £2.4 billion

    Vans off the road cost £2.4 billion

    21/05/2019
    Businesses may be losing £2.4 billion a year collectively due to vans being off the road for repairs. In a new study, van operators said that each of their vans spend four days a year on average off the road.  With the cost of lost work e...Read more
    10% of UK workforce relies on vans

    10% of UK workforce relies on vans

    21/05/2019
    Without a van, 3.4 million people – 10% of the workforce – would not be able to do their jobs, with an estimated 500,000 driving one as their main role.  That is one of the key findings in a new report called Commercial Vehicles: De...Read more
    Smart tachographs introduction set for June

    Smart tachographs introduction set for June

    21/05/2019
    From 15 June this year, smart tachographs must be fitted to all new Large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK. Yet despite this being enshrined in UK law for over four years, the industry still seems largely unaware that this change is coming, according t...Read more
    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
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