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    Thirty years later, bathroom distributor is still tapping into Mercedes-Benz Atego reliability

    Thirty years later, bathroom distributor is still tapping into Mercedes-Benz Atego reliability

    16/10/2019
    When your 7.5-tonners are covering upwards of 120,000 km a year, you need to know they will last the pace. For Qualitex Supplies, only the Mercedes-Benz Atego can be trusted to go the distance. The three-pointed star has been an ever-present feature...Read more
    Study suggests hybrids are the answer to cleaner air in cities

    Study suggests hybrids are the answer to cleaner air in cities

    9/10/2019
    Results of a year-long trial in London suggest that plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles could present the most practical, readily available option for businesses trying to meet clean-air targets in cities. The trial – which was support...Read more
    Driver CPC after Brexit

    Driver CPC after Brexit

    9/10/2019
    The DVSA has recently released guidance on CPC requirements and Brexit. After Brexit, whether or not there is a no-deal, the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence will still be required to drive professionally in the UK and the Driver CPC pe...Read more
    No-deal Brexit guidance for hauliers

    No-deal Brexit guidance for hauliers

    9/10/2019
    The DVSA has issued new guidance for hauliers and commercial drivers operating in the EU in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. For example, drivers will need to carry additional documentation including a passport with at least six m...Read more
    FTA warns local authorities of Clean Air Zone limitations

    FTA warns local authorities of Clean Air Zone limitations

    9/10/2019
    Clean Air Zones are not the most effective way to reach government-imposed air quality improvement targets, according to the Freight Transport Association. The FTA has written a briefing note to support local authorities which have been asked by gov...Read more
    Join us at our recruitment open evening

    Join us at our recruitment open evening

    21/08/2019
    Sparshatt Tuck & Van are holding recruitment open evenings across our Sittingbourne and Dartford sites.  If you are looking to take the next step in your career come along and meet us, take a look around our workshop and find out more about ...Read more
    The New Actros with MirrorCam at Truckfest South East

    The New Actros with MirrorCam at Truckfest South East

    22/07/2019
    Sparshatt Truck & Van will the first Mercedes-Benz dealership to be exhibiting the New Actros at Truckfest this year. The New Actros A truck ahead of its time. The new Actros meets the continually growing demands in long-distance and heavy-duty ...Read more
    Valued occupations should be those ‘with real skills’

    Valued occupations should be those ‘with real skills’

    22/07/2019
    The review of the Shortage Occupation List, published by the Migration Advisory Committee, ignores the value which workers at all levels bring to the logistics sector, one of UK PLC’s most crucial trade drivers.  That’s according to...Read more
    Survey highlights growing reporting burden for transport offices

    Survey highlights growing reporting burden for transport offices

    22/07/2019
    Transport planning teams are under pressure to share more information than ever before as businesses look to increase visibility of their distribution operations, improve customer communications and remove internal silos. According to Paragon Softwa...Read more
    Idling drivers could face higher fines

    Idling drivers could face higher fines

    22/07/2019
    Drivers who leave their engines running while parked could soon face tougher penalties. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said he intended to launch a public consultation, looking at increasing fines for idling drivers.  Vehicle idling is a ma...Read more
    Van operators flocking to electric, according to FTA report

    Van operators flocking to electric, according to FTA report

    22/07/2019
    More than 70% of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets this year, according to the FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report. The FTA is now calling on the government to recognise this shift in intention and increase its investment i...Read more
    Sprinter Proves Firm Fleet Favourite For Record-Breaking 10th Time At Motor Transport Awards

    Sprinter Proves Firm Fleet Favourite For Record-Breaking 10th Time At Motor Transport Awards

    22/07/2019
    The ground-breaking Sprinter has secured its place as the favoured vehicle of British fleets, winning Fleet Van of the Year for an unprecedented 10th time at the Motor Transport Awards. Judged by some of the leading fleet operators, alongside the Mo...Read more
    Sparshatt Truck & Van’s Sidney Randall took the Technician Apprentice honours

    Sparshatt Truck & Van’s Sidney Randall took the Technician Apprentice honours

    12/07/2019
    Mercedes-Benz crowns its truck and van stars of the future Two of the truck and van industry’s brightest young talents have embarked on a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ week of work experience with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1&trade...Read more
    Highways England starts live tests to cut HGV tyre failures

    Highways England starts live tests to cut HGV tyre failures

    20/06/2019
    Highways England is undertaking live tests of a technology that could help reduce commercial vehicle tyre failures by up to 75% on the country’s strategic road network. Having first assessed a pilot installation of WheelRight’s drive-ove...Read more
    Dash cam ‘parking mode’ could record vital evidence

    Dash cam ‘parking mode’ could record vital evidence

    20/06/2019
    A dash cam feature that many vehicle owners are unaware of could record crucial evidence if someone damages your vehicle while it’s parked and protect you against theft. It’s called ‘parking mode’ and it could save you a lot ...Read more
    ULEZ advice from the BVRLA

    ULEZ advice from the BVRLA

    20/06/2019
    The BVRLA is urging businesses to consider their road transport options as London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone is implemented. “Businesses across London are upgrading their fleets to comply with the new ULEZ, but it is clear that many small...Read more
    Driving Better Mental Health campaign to target driver loneliness

    Driving Better Mental Health campaign to target driver loneliness

    20/06/2019
    A new campaign, Driving Better Mental Health, has been launched by How’s My Driving? and the National Recruitment Line to support and improve the mental health of commercial vehicle drivers by tracking the issues of loneliness and social isolat...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van opens £2m service facility in Dartford

    Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van opens £2m service facility in Dartford

    19/06/2019
    Commercial vehicle operators in north Kent and south-east London are assured of industry-leading levels of round-the-clock aftersales support at Sparshatt Truck & Van’s impressive new dealership in Dartford. A leading member of the Mercede...Read more
    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
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