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      SAGA Takeover opens exciting new chapter for Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van

      SAGA Takeover opens exciting new chapter for Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van

      8/02/2023
      SAGA takeover opens exciting new chapter for Mercedes-Benz Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van Moving forward together: From left to right: Ronan Chabot, President-Director General of parent company RCM, and Philippe Canetti of SAGA Mercedes-Benz Tru...Read more
      August 2023 sees London's Ultra-Low emission Zone covering all Boroughs

      August 2023 sees London's Ultra-Low emission Zone covering all Boroughs

      3/02/2023
      August 2023 sees London's Ultra-Low Emission Zone covering all Boroughs The anticipated expansion of the ULEZ in London has been confirmed as taking place on the 29th August 2023. According to the office of the Mayor of London, the expansion sho...Read more
      Smart Motorways Failing on Safety

      Smart Motorways Failing on Safety

      3/02/2023
      Smart Motorways Failing on Safety A recent report has revealed that the technology used in the radar system for smart motorways is not working as it should. This is massively concerning as the whole point of smart motorways is that they are deemed ...Read more
      1 in 3 roads across England are in need of repair

      1 in 3 roads across England are in need of repair

      12/12/2022
      Recent data released by the Department of transport shows that nearly one third of all ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads located in England are in need of repair and maintenance. The information comes after AA reported of their analysis showc...Read more
      HGV drivers get match funding grant scheme

      HGV drivers get match funding grant scheme

      12/12/2022
      HGV drivers will benefit from a brand-new match funding grant scheme, introduced by the government to help improve the facilities for drivers while delivering cargo across the country. The new change will enable truckstop and service station owners ...Read more
      National highways launches online community for professional driver

      National highways launches online community for professional driver

      12/12/2022
      As part of an ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality customer service for the freight industry, National Highways has recently created and launched an online community to enable professional drivers to interact. The community is an online space ...Read more
      F1 team McLaren takes a trip down Mercedes-Benz 'memory lane'

      F1 team McLaren takes a trip down Mercedes-Benz 'memory lane'

      22/11/2022
      Tracking a quarter-of-a-century of progress in truck technology, F1 team McLaren takes a trip down Mercedes-Benz 'memory lane' Past meets present: One of McLaren’s new, fifth-generation Actros is pictured with its immaculat...Read more
      Smith & Brock picks the 'best of the bunch' with all-new FUSO Canter from Sparshatt Truck & Van

      Smith & Brock picks the 'best of the bunch' with all-new FUSO Canter from Sparshatt Truck & Van

      22/11/2022
      Smith & Brock picks the ‘best of the bunch’ with all-new FUSO Canter from Sparshatt Truck & Van Fruit and vegetable wholesaler Smith & Brock has capped a landmark year by commissioning its first temperature-controlled truck f...Read more
      Tornadoes Korfball Club score sponsorship deal with Sparshatt Truck & Van

      Tornadoes Korfball Club score sponsorship deal with Sparshatt Truck & Van

      17/11/2022
      Tornadoes Korfball Club score sponsorship deal with Sparshatt Truck & Van We are delighted to announce that we have confirmed our sponsorship of a korfball team based near to our four sites in Kent. The sponsorship includes funding the training ...Read more
      Around 1 million road users could face £1000 DVLA fine

      Around 1 million road users could face £1000 DVLA fine

      17/11/2022
      Around 1 million road users could face £1000 DVLA fine Failing to update a photo card driving licence could see around 1 million drivers in the UK receiving £1000 fine. Data released by the driving vehicle licensing agency (DVLA) suggest...Read more
      Production anniversary in Düsseldorf: 5,000,000 vans with the three-pointed star

      Production anniversary in Düsseldorf: 5,000,000 vans with the three-pointed star

      17/11/2022
      Production anniversary in Düsseldorf: 5,000,000 vans with the three-pointed star The Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf celebrated its 60th anniversary in April this year, and earlier last month a milestone was reached: the production of th...Read more
      Trader Support service extended to 2023

      Trader Support service extended to 2023

      17/10/2022
      Trader support service extended to 2023 Anybody moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be pleased to know that a business support scheme called the Trader Support Scheme will continue to run for a longer period, extended curren...Read more
      Port of Dover on track to be green shipping corridor

      Port of Dover on track to be green shipping corridor

      17/10/2022
      Port of Dover on track to be green shipping corridor The Port of Dover recently took a big step forward in becoming the first high-volume green shipping corridor in the UK. It has recently been announced that the port plans to fund a green corridor ...Read more
      More than 1 in 3 truck parks in the UK do not have showers or security

      More than 1 in 3 truck parks in the UK do not have showers or security

      17/10/2022
      More than 1 in 3 truck parks in the UK do not have showers or security A recent survey was conducted by the Department for Transport (DfT), which looked at truck parking facilities in 2022. Not only is the information contained within this report ge...Read more
      Driving in heavy rain could land you a £5000 fine

      Driving in heavy rain could land you a £5000 fine

      20/09/2022
      The risk of aquaplaning is so severe that drivers are warned that taking to the roads during a heavy downpour could see them slapped with a £5000 fine. The risk of losing control of your car is significantly higher and will put other road users...Read more
      Can people safely drive a truck on a car licence?

      Can people safely drive a truck on a car licence?

      20/09/2022
      The government has been shaking up the driving license rules, including what size vehicle someone can drive with a car driving test. One of the ideas put forward is that we should allow people to get behind the wheel and drive a truck that weighs up ...Read more
      Government action sees surge in truck driving tests

      Government action sees surge in truck driving tests

      20/09/2022
      In 2021 the government introduced changes that simplified the HGV license process in an attempt to assuage the HGV driver shortage. Figures released in August 2020 show that 74% more driving tests for lorries have been carried out between January and...Read more
      Government wants industry to weigh in on logistics careers

      Government wants industry to weigh in on logistics careers

      20/09/2022
      With an ongoing shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, the government is keen to ensure the UK supply chain continues to thrive and therefore is asking for views on how to bring more people to logistics as a career path. Ideas Already Floated At the be...Read more
      London’s Mayor urged to scrap ULEZ for a pay-per-mile scheme

      London’s Mayor urged to scrap ULEZ for a pay-per-mile scheme

      9/11/2021
      A research think tank is calling on the Mayor of London to scrap its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in favour of a pay-per-mile system. Nick Bowes, Centre for London chief executive, said: “A pay-per-mile road user charging scheme would improv...Read more
      Industry reactions to the Autumn budget

      Industry reactions to the Autumn budget

      9/11/2021
      It was a budget that froze fuel duty, announced new ‘levelling-up’ infrastructure schemes, and confirmed continued funding for the switch to electric. Business organisation Logistic UK reacted by saying more improvements are required to ...Read more
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