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    Traka Automotive supports operational efficiency drive at expanding Sparshatt Truck & Van Limited

    Traka Automotive supports operational efficiency drive at expanding Sparshatt Truck & Van Limited

    28/01/2020
    Traka Automotive supports operational efficiency drive at expanding Sparshatt Truck & Van Limited Sparshatt Truck & Van is a successful Kent-based Mercedes-Benz and FUSO Commercial Vehicle dealership and servicing group operating across five...Read more
    Cris puts another cross in the Mercedes-Benz Econic box

    Cris puts another cross in the Mercedes-Benz Econic box

    15/01/2020
    Raising safety standards: Cris Calina with his latest Hanson-liveried Mercedes-Benz Econic Hanson contractor Cris Services Group has underscored its commitments to safety and compliance by adding a sixth low-entry Mercedes-Benz Econic mixer truck to...Read more
    Fowler Welch looks to the future with new fleet of 21 Mercedes-Benz Actros

    Fowler Welch looks to the future with new fleet of 21 Mercedes-Benz Actros

    9/01/2020
    The growing partnership between Fowler Welch and Mercedes-Benz Trucks ‘came of age’ in December, as the chilled and ambient supply chain logistics specialist took delivery of 21 tractor units from the new-generation Actros range. Fowler ...Read more
    Zero-emission trucks require radical policy changes

    Zero-emission trucks require radical policy changes

    6/01/2020
    The transition to carbon-neutral and zero-emission freight transport cannot happen without radical policy changes by the European Union and the governments of all member states. That was the feeling among the CEOs of Europe’s truck makers at a...Read more
    Operator survey highlights key trends

    Operator survey highlights key trends

    6/01/2020
    More than 70% of operators struggle to fill their HGV driver vacancies either some of the time or all of the time, new research has found. In addition, 52% of operators believe that Driver CPC has not added any value to their business since its intr...Read more
    Report identifies hauliers’ biggest concern

    Report identifies hauliers’ biggest concern

    6/01/2020
    Driver recruitment and retention is still the biggest concern for hauliers, according to the RHA’s latest Cost Movement Report. The report, which gathers information from RHA members and sets out to define industry trends, shows that the HGV d...Read more
    Do your contracts need a ‘Brexit Clause’?

    Do your contracts need a ‘Brexit Clause’?

    6/01/2020
    Hauliers involved in cross-border transport should consider inserting a ‘Brexit Clause’ into their commercial contracts, to avoid being locked into unaffordable agreements. On her City Law Firm website, business lawyer Karen Holden defin...Read more
    Should vans be regulated like HGVs?

    Should vans be regulated like HGVs?

    6/01/2020
    A surge in the use of vans up to 3.5 tonnes for parcel deliveries and distribution has taken work traditionally done by HGVs and exploited a lack of regulation in the sector, according to a report on the Motor Transport website. The article question...Read more
    Demographic of ‘white van man’ changing

    Demographic of ‘white van man’ changing

    6/01/2020
    Contrary to the ‘white van man’ stereotype, an increasing number of women are taking to the roads as delivery drivers and couriers. Analysing insurance quotes for the past three years, The Van Insurer found that requests for a quote from...Read more
    Van Excellence celebrates another successful year

    Van Excellence celebrates another successful year

    6/01/2020
    Tens of thousands of vans are now being operated to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency, thanks to the work undertaken by the members of Van Excellence, a voluntary scheme administered by the FTA and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz ...Read more
    Christmas Opening Hours 2019

    Christmas Opening Hours 2019

    12/12/2019
    Sittingbourne Date Event Opening Hours Monday 23rd December Normal Day 24 hours Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Open until 1pm ...Read more
    Drivers – don’t risk striking a bridge this holiday season

    Drivers – don’t risk striking a bridge this holiday season

    12/12/2019
    Network Rail has launched a new Wise Up, Size Up campaign, to reduce the number of bridge strikes by urging HGV drivers always check the height of their vehicles before making a journey.  “In support of the campaign, Malcolm Bingham,...Read more
    Drivers ‘fail to take appropriate breaks’

    Drivers ‘fail to take appropriate breaks’

    12/12/2019
    More than one in five commercial vehicle drivers (22%) spends more than 4.5 hours on the road without taking a mandatory 45-minute rest break, new research has indicated. What’s more, fleet mangers who took part in the survey said driver fatig...Read more
    Outsourcing HGV maintenance now industry’s top choice

    Outsourcing HGV maintenance now industry’s top choice

    12/12/2019
    HGV operators increasingly are choosing to outsource the repair and maintenance of their vehicles, a survey by Commercial Motor and Motor Transport has found. The report concludes: “There was a time when most operators would have their own wor...Read more
    Top van operators and drivers recognised at Van Excellence awards

    Top van operators and drivers recognised at Van Excellence awards

    12/12/2019
    The UK’s ‘best of the best’ van operators and drivers have been recognised at the 2019 Van Excellence Honours Lunch, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.  The awards celebrate the busin...Read more
    New vehicle safety features mandatory from 2022

    New vehicle safety features mandatory from 2022

    12/12/2019
    The European Council has confirmed that from 2022 all new vehicles sold in the EU will have to be fitted with advanced safety systems, including technology that allows a breathalyser to be fitted to the vehicle. Drivers who have been convicted of dr...Read more
    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
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