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    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
    Hardworking van community advised to focus on themselves

    Hardworking van community advised to focus on themselves

    21/05/2019
    Two out of five van drivers, owners and operators have only been to the doctor once, if at all, in the past year, according to new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans. The male/female split was 23% and 15% respectively. Busy schedules, working long ho...Read more
    Vans off the road cost £2.4 billion

    Vans off the road cost £2.4 billion

    21/05/2019
    Businesses may be losing £2.4 billion a year collectively due to vans being off the road for repairs. In a new study, van operators said that each of their vans spend four days a year on average off the road.  With the cost of lost work e...Read more
    10% of UK workforce relies on vans

    10% of UK workforce relies on vans

    21/05/2019
    Without a van, 3.4 million people – 10% of the workforce – would not be able to do their jobs, with an estimated 500,000 driving one as their main role.  That is one of the key findings in a new report called Commercial Vehicles: De...Read more
    Smart tachographs introduction set for June

    Smart tachographs introduction set for June

    21/05/2019
    From 15 June this year, smart tachographs must be fitted to all new Large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK. Yet despite this being enshrined in UK law for over four years, the industry still seems largely unaware that this change is coming, according t...Read more
    Businesses still unclear about ULEZ scrappage scheme

    Businesses still unclear about ULEZ scrappage scheme

    5/04/2019
    With the start date for the London ULEZ fast approaching, many businesses and charities across London may be unsure how to scrap their vehicle, one of the UK’s leading recycling networks has warned. London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a &poun...Read more
    EU to end ‘brick-shaped’ truck cabs

    EU to end ‘brick-shaped’ truck cabs

    5/04/2019
    MEPs have passed a law that will change the face of trucks in Europe – from brick-shaped cabs to rounder ones. Transport & Environment, which campaigned for the reform, said the new truck designs will save lives, carbon emissions and fuel....Read more
    Remember to register trailers to travel post-Brexit

    Remember to register trailers to travel post-Brexit

    5/04/2019
    From 28 March 2019, UK hauliers have to register their commercial trailers with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency before towing them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.   Not all...Read more
    Mayor and TfL launch major plan to help freight deliver for Londoners

    Mayor and TfL launch major plan to help freight deliver for Londoners

    5/04/2019
    The Mayor of London and Transport for London have unveiled an ambitious plan to work with boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry to transform how deliveries are made in the capital. A key part of the plan includes offering more ...Read more
    A New Accreditation from Mercedes-Benz

    A New Accreditation from Mercedes-Benz

    4/04/2019
    After moving our body shop from Unit 10 to a bigger and better site, just down the road to Bonham Drive, our dedicated hard working team have achieved accreditation by Mercedes-Benz.  Not only have the team been exceeding their own expectatio...Read more
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