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    Payload and agility lead Optivo back to Sparshatt Truck & Van for new FUSO Canter crew cab

    Payload and agility lead Optivo back to Sparshatt Truck & Van for new FUSO Canter crew cab

    24/07/2020
    Seeing Double: Optivo’s second FUSO Canter has seating for a driver and six colleagues Fast-growing housing provider Optivo has commissioned a second FUSO Canter, which is now being used to clear void properties in Kent of bulky waste items su...Read more
    Salvatori enters a new era by welcoming its first eight Mercedes-Benz Actros from Sparshatt Truck & Van

    Salvatori enters a new era by welcoming its first eight Mercedes-Benz Actros from Sparshatt Truck & Van

    14/07/2020
    The opening by The Salvatori Group of an additional depot in Sittingbourne, Kent, paved the way for the introduction of its first Mercedes-Benz trucks. The transport, logistics and warehousing provider is now running eight new-generation Actros 2548...Read more
    Formula 1 Returns

    Formula 1 Returns

    10/07/2020
    Fans of Formula 1 have had a very long wait for the 2020 season to get started. Following an aborted start in Australia back in March, Formula 1 finally returns with the Austrian Grand Prix. Sports commentators are speculating on what's changed ...Read more
    Update on HGV Direct Vision Standard

    Update on HGV Direct Vision Standard

    10/07/2020
    With less than 4 months before legislation comes into effect for The Direct Vision Standard, which requires all HGVs over 12 tonnes GVW to hold a valid permit to operate in or enter the Greater London area, fleet managers are reporting that they are ...Read more
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Van Drivers

    The Impact of COVID-19 on Van Drivers

    10/07/2020
    The coronavirus pandemic has seen a significant increase in working hours for van drivers. On average, drivers report they are working almost 20 hours more per month. Despite the added pressure, most drivers say that they feel appreciated by colleagu...Read more
    Drivers Hours and ‘Tax on Deliveries’

    Drivers Hours and ‘Tax on Deliveries’

    10/07/2020
    The temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, ended on 14 June and relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules ended on May 31. The change in drivers’ hours rules came as the Freigh...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Celebrates 25 Years

    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Celebrates 25 Years

    10/07/2020
    Mercedes-Benz Vans is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sprinter. A special Mercedes me media article shines a spotlight on the Sprinter's position over the decades and demonstrates how the vehicle has always managed to perfectly combine it...Read more
    Get 2 services for £360*

    Get 2 services for £360*

    7/07/2020
    Take advantage of our exclusive, limited offer, and save up to £96* when you purchase a 2 Year / 2 Service plan at Sparshatt Truck & Van. And you now have the option to pay upfront or choose a monthly payment plan that equates to less than ...Read more
    Stunning Mercedes-Benz Actros is a ‘tag match’ winner for Ontime Logistics

    Stunning Mercedes-Benz Actros is a ‘tag match’ winner for Ontime Logistics

    3/07/2020
    Kent’s Ontime Logistics has a new fleet flagship, a mighty, tag-axled Mercedes-Benz tractor unit with range-topping 460 kW (625 hp) 15.6-litre six-cylinder engine and GigaSpace cab. Supplied by local Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van, the Actro...Read more
    Alone in isolation

    Alone in isolation

    15/04/2020
    During these unsettling times it’s very easy to get caught up in your own little world wondering how you are going to manage working from the dining room table, home school the kids and survive 24/7 with your partner. Life is very busy for man...Read more
    View from China.

    View from China.

    15/04/2020
    Our motoring journalist, Steve has been living in Shanghai during the Coronavirus crisis and we asked him to give us a little insight into life with the COVID-19 pandemic. For many in China, life is slowly returning to normal, giving other countries...Read more
    Home Schooling tips

    Home Schooling tips

    15/04/2020
    Home Schooling tips Although there is no magic answer to balancing everything, putting a structure in place is very important. You need to give your children a routine and reasonable expectations that will offer them a sense of control and comfort....Read more
    Working from home?

    Working from home?

    15/04/2020
    In the midst of the new coronavirus pandemic, many companies are implementing voluntary or mandatory work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with the unusual challenge working from home for the first time, full time. Even if you ar...Read more
    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it.

    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it.

    15/04/2020
    How Coronavirus creates anxiety and what to do about it. Dr Nikki Scheiner is a Consultant Psychologist in Londons Harley Street. Here she shares some of her top tips on dealing with anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.topdoctors.co.uk...Read more
    Vehicles granted 6 month MOT extension

    Vehicles granted 6 month MOT extension

    15/04/2020
    Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MOT testing due to the coronavirus crisis, the Department for Transport has announced. All cars, vans and motorcycles which usually would require an MOT test will be exempted from needing a t...Read more
    Entries now open for Transport Manager of the Year

    Entries now open for Transport Manager of the Year

    18/03/2020
    Entries are now open for the FTA’s Transport Manager of the Year competition, a brand new contest to enable transport managers to showcase their extensive knowledge and gain recognition from other industry professionals. The competition is ope...Read more
    FTA to rebrand as Logistics UK

    FTA to rebrand as Logistics UK

    18/03/2020
    The Freight Transport Association will change its name to Logistics UK at the end of May. “It is important to note that we are not changing our focus, or the important services, support and advice that we provide to members,” FTA Chief E...Read more
    Driver shortage heading to crisis point

    Driver shortage heading to crisis point

    18/03/2020
    The shortage of commercial vehicle drivers in the UK is heading towards crisis point, says a new report from Driver Require. The company’s latest White Paper outlines the current and prospective state of the LGV driver market.  It warns o...Read more
    Brighter outlook for small transport firms

    Brighter outlook for small transport firms

    18/03/2020
    The growth outlook for small firms in the transport and distribution sector has increased for four successive quarters, according to a report from Hitachi Capital. The number of companies in the sector predicting growth has jumped from 29% to 34% in...Read more
    Auction values at all-time high

    Auction values at all-time high

    18/03/2020
    Average auction values for second-hand LCVs reached an all-time high of £7,636 in January, nearly 5% up on December and 4% up on the same month a year ago. The figures were released by auction market leader BCA, which is reporting excellent en...Read more
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