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19 Jan Award-winning Vito sets new safety benchmarks

Mercedes-Benz Vans has collected an unprecedented sixth consecutive What Van? Award for Safety, with the newly-launched Vito cited by the judges as offering the latest in safety-enhancing technology.

“The consistent focus on vehicle safety and occupant protection has seen Mercedes-Benz ret...

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17 Nov Citan provides a firm foundation for Northern Structures

Low running costs, proven reliability and top-class back-up mean that steel building fabricator Northern Structures relies on Mercedes-Benz to form the framework of its van fleet.

The Northumberland-based company was one of the first in the area to take delivery of Mercedes-Benz Citans fro...

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17 Nov Telematics used by one third of firms to disprove liability

More than a third of businesses have used telematics tracking technology to contest a speeding fine or false insurance claim, new research has revealed.

According to the study of 500 UK firms, by RAC Business, 18% of them have used telematics data to prove a driver wasn’t at fault for an ...

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17 Nov Eight tips for safe driving in the dark

Stay safe on the road when driving in the dark with these eight practical tips from the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

1. With morning and evening fog expected, it’s important to keep your windows clear of ice and frost.  Use a good quality windscreen washer fluid, and keep the...

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30 Oct Sixth sense pays off for Mercedes operator Murray Hogg

An early switch to Euro VI trucks by Mercedes-Benz has paid dividends for Murray Hogg. The high-profile operator was among the first in the North-East to take delivery of vehicles which meet the latest emissions standard and it has continued to invest ever since.

Dealer Bell Truck ...

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30 Oct Industry to celebrate National Lorry Week

The Road Haulage Association will be staging a national awareness campaign, National Lorry Week, from 26 to 31 October.

It has been created to demonstrate to the vital role that lorries and road freight play in moving the economy and daily life. The theme of the week is ‘Love The Lor...

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30 Oct Driverless trucks could save £34 billion

A new study by AXA UK has identified significant economic advantages from the advent of automated or ‘driverless’ haulage and logistics vehicles, including nearly £34bn in savings for the haulage industry.

The report, The Future Of Driverless Haulage, found that if these savings we...

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30 Oct Sprinter wins Commercial Vehicle of the Year title

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter enjoyed a night of stunning success at the Commercial Fleet Awards, scooping three trophies including the coveted manufacturers’ award.

Some 550 of the fleet transport industry’s ‘great and good’ gathered at the International Centre, Telford, to see the S...

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30 Oct What’s your driving personality type?

A study by the London School of Economics & Political Science and Goodyear Tyres has identified seven different motoring personalities on the roads of Britain today.

They emerge in different situations when drivers interact with others on the road.

· Competitorsneed to get...

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30 Oct Panel van exemption from Safer Lorry Scheme

Vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes without safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians have now been banned in Greater London under Britain’s first Safer Lorry Scheme, but there is a partial exemption for panel vans.

As of 1 October, HGVs must be fitted with sideguards to protect ...

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30 Oct Van sector needs leadership and professionalism

The Freight Transport Association has launched its Van Excellence Report 2015/16 with the message that strong leadership and professionalism are key to improving the image of the sector.

Van use is expected to almost double by 2040 compared to 2010. Currently 50% of vans in the UK ...

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30 Oct Back pain from driving? Here’s what you can do

Spinal care experts from the British Chiropractic Association are encouraging drivers to think about their backs when they get behind the wheel, warning that sitting in the same position for long periods is a major cause of neck and back pain.

“With the number of people suffering ...

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30 Oct Vans contribute £120bn to UK economy

Van-dependent businesses generated £120 billion for the UK economy in 2014, up 16% from 2010.

“Although vans are a common sight on our roads, we often overlook their important role in our wider economy,” said James Broadhead, the CEO of Close Brothers, which conducted the research. “They...

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18 Sep Mercedes-Benz celebrates Sprinter’s 20th birthday

Mercedes-Benz Vans is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Sprinter van launch with a special limited edition.

The Sprinter 20th Anniversary edition has special ‘Sprinter 20’ badging on the front wing and a unique option bundle including air-conditioning, sat nav, a Driver’s Comfo...

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18 Sep Service history ‘key’ to used van values

New research underlines the increasing importance of a service history in the light commercial vehicle sector.

BCA, the vehicle auction firm, researched the price performance of a ‘basket’ of 5,000 LCVs that went through its sales earlier this year, comparing the price achieved for v...

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18 Sep Record year for van sales predicted

Commercial vehicle operators moving away from larger vehicles to 3.5-tonne vans will lead to a record year for light commercial vehicle sales this year.

That’s according to CAP, the used vehicle pricing analysts, who believe that LCV registrations are likely to top 360,000 this year,...

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19 Aug New After-Sales and Truck Sales Directors

Bell Truck Sales Ltd have appointed Gavin Hewitt as After-Sales Director and Dave Maughan as Truck Sales Director with immediate effect. Both have worked for the business for many years and have developed their roles in that time showing a relentless attitude to the very highest levels o...

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13 Aug Date set for new HGV braking systems

From 1 November this year, EU legislation will require most newly registered HGVs over 7.5 tonnesto be fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking systems.

Standard-fit AEB systems are currently available on nearly 11% of new cars, and offered as an option on a further 18.5%.

“The ...

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13 Aug LGV training standard rejected

The Freight Transport Association has voiced its disappointment at the news that the Minister for Skills has rejected the training standard for LGV drivers.


Despite the Government making a pledge at the spring budget that it would work with road haulage firms on an industry-led solutio...

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13 Aug Do you know the national van speed limits?

Many businesses and their drivers are unaware that vans with over a 2 tonne max laden weight have different speed limits on dual carriageways and motorways to cars and smaller vans.

A staggering 80% of van drivers polled by fleet management company, Total Motion, were unaware of th...

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