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    Trailblazer apprenticeship for ‘final mile’ delivery

    Trailblazer apprenticeship for ‘final mile’ delivery

    16/02/2017
    The Department of Education has given the go ahead to a Trailblazer apprenticeship for final mile delivery. The Level Two Trailblazer in Express Delivery will be a one-year programme, and is backed by the Institute Of Couriers.  It was develope...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz Sprinters earn their artistic licences

    Mercedes-Benz Sprinters earn their artistic licences

    16/02/2017
    An internationally-renowned community and cultural arts company has recruited two new show-stoppers in the shape of a pair of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. South London-based Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) creates unforgettable events and participatory ex...Read more
    Briefings to help improve safety in the van industry

    Briefings to help improve safety in the van industry

    16/02/2017
    This spring’s series of FTA Van Excellence Operational Briefings, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, will explore risk and driver management and discuss best practice and compliance issues.  The three events will take place on: 1 March a...Read more
    Another record year for van sales

    Another record year for van sales

    16/02/2017
    A record number of new vans and pick-ups hit British roads in 2016, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders. Some 375,687 new light commercials were registered in the year – the highest ever...Read more
    UK supply chain will need better-resourced Customs service

    UK supply chain will need better-resourced Customs service

    16/02/2017
    The Road Haulage Association has warned that leaving the European single market will “add a degree of administrative cost” to UK transport operators and could slow down the supply chain. “We need to maintain fluidity through the po...Read more
    TfL takes next step to remove dangerous lorries

    TfL takes next step to remove dangerous lorries

    16/02/2017
    Transport for London has published new research which it says proves that having direct vision from the cab of a lorry rather than relying on mirrors and monitors has a substantial impact on improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The fi...Read more
    Extension announced for Semi-Trailer trial

    Extension announced for Semi-Trailer trial

    16/02/2017
    The Department for Transport has announced that it will be extending the numbers in its Longer Semi-Trailer trial this year.  The DfT has agreed to increase the number of LSTs involved in the programme by an a...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz Sprinters earn their artistic licences

    Mercedes-Benz Sprinters earn their artistic licences

    7/02/2017
    An internationally-renowned community and cultural arts company has recruited two new show-stoppers in the shape of a pair of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans.  South London-based Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) creates unforgettable events and participat...Read more
    New register of LGV instructors

    New register of LGV instructors

    16/01/2017
    The RTITB has launched a new National Register of Large Goods Vehicle instructors to replace the DVSA’s register of instructors.  The new register is endorsed by the DVSA and went live on 1 January. The new register will be run on a non-p...Read more
    Sparshatts cracks The Special Carrier case with first Mercedes-Benz van order

    Sparshatts cracks The Special Carrier case with first Mercedes-Benz van order

    9/01/2017
    Dedicated international express delivery firm The Special Carrier has never bought a new van, preferring instead to deal with the rapid expansion and contraction of client demand by spot renting its vehicles then returning them to the provider when t...Read more
    GKR aims high with low-emission Mercedes-Benz fleet

    GKR aims high with low-emission Mercedes-Benz fleet

    14/12/2016
    Award-winning GKR Scaffolding has sharpened its image and enhanced its environmental profile by commissioning eight, strikingly-liveried Mercedes-Benz trucks from Dealer Sparshatts of Kent. First to arrive were a quartet of 4x2 tractor units: an Act...Read more
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