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    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    9/03/2021
    The government is reminding HGV drivers to get tested for COVID-19 early in their journey at one of 37 UK haulier advice sites providing tests. The French government has recently changed the testing arrangements facing hauliers looking to travel fro...Read more
    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    9/03/2021
    Robert Veit, currently Vice President and Managing Director Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, will take over the position as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK as of 01 May 2021. Robert started his career in 1995 as a member of ...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    5/03/2021
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success Award-winning manufacturer and retailer Cook has responded to surging demand for its premium quality frozen ready meals by adding another Merce...Read more
    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    7/12/2020
    The announcement last month of a new emergency stop function designed to further increase the safety of its ground-breaking Active Drive Assist technology has underlined once again Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ commitment to the constant improvement of...Read more
    Avoid back pain from driving

    Avoid back pain from driving

    7/12/2020
    Back pain is often not caused by anything in particular — but staying active can help to prevent it. This means that people who spend a lot of time driving can be particularly prone to the problem. Why is driving bad for your back? There are ...Read more
    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    7/12/2020
    The Department for Transport has opened advice sites at motorway service stations and truck stops where hauliers and drivers of HGVs can get advice on the changes taking place from 1st January 2021. There’s one site in Scotland, at Lockerbie L...Read more
    A timely reminder for van drivers to avoid SAD

    A timely reminder for van drivers to avoid SAD

    7/12/2020
    When the clocks change many drivers start and complete their full working day in the dark. The lack of daylight hours can result in increased fatigue and susceptibility to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A 2019 survey by Mercedes-Benz Vans reveal...Read more
    MPs call for a review of Clean Air Zones

    MPs call for a review of Clean Air Zones

    7/12/2020
    The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Road Freight and Logistics is recommending that the Government pauses the rollout of Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and reviews whether they are still required. In light of reports of improved air quality during th...Read more
    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
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