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June 2017

Record results for automotive industry

The UK automotive industry set a host of new records in 2016 in terms of productivity, economic contribution and environmental impact.

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June 2017

RHA launches funded legal action

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is giving UK haulage and logistics firms the chance to sign up to its legal action for compensation against truck manufacturers found guilty of illegal price fixing.

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June 2017

Glass’s name Vauxhall Vivaro hero

The Vauxhall Vivaro has been named as Glass’s Used Van Hero for June.

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June 2017

Anchor Vans to double in size

The UK’s largest van hypermarket, Anchor Vans, is preparing to double in size by developing a new 2.5-acre site next to its base on the A4 near Reading.

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June 2017

Wessex signs up with FMG

FMG has been awarded a contract to provide a bespoke incident management service for 800 vehicles on behalf of Wiltshire-based independent fleet management specialist Wessex Fleet.

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June 2017

SEAT appoints fleet specialist

SEAT UK has appointed experienced fleet sector specialist, Justin Costello, as national fleet sales manager.

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June 2017

Nissan appoints new fleet sales director

Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd has appointed Iker Lazzari as fleet sales director, responsible for leading Nissan’s fleet operations.

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May 2017

New driverless truck report published

Governments must consider ways to manage the transition to driverless trucks in order to avoid potential social disruption from job losses, says a new report published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) with three partner organisations.

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May 2017

RH Commercials gets backing

East Midlands Renault Trucks distributor, RH Commercial Vehicles has enjoyed a £25,000 facelift, thanks to an investment from Renault Trucks UK.

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May 2017

BVRLA publishes fleet manifesto

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has set out its priorities for the incoming government, outlining how the fleet and mobility services sector can enable policymakers to drive down emissions, improve road safety and make road transport more cost efficient.

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May 2017

LCV sales dip in April

Light commercial vehicle registrations fell 18.8% to 22,625 units in April.

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April 2017

CV operators urged to innovate

Failure to adapt to new technology and the solutions it offers could be a massive lost opportunity for freight and logistics operators.

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April 2017

Ford PHEV fleets confirmed

The first wave of fleets taking part in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van (PHEV) London trial, starting this autumn, have been confirmed.

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April 2017

Ford appoints EV van chief

Mark Harvey has been appointed Ford director of urban electrified van programme, a newly-created position.

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April 2017

BVRLA oppose TfL plans

The trade body for the vehicle rental and leasing industry in the UK has opposed Transport for London’s proposal for a new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks entering London from 2020.

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April 2017

Master of his trade

An award-winning employee at east midlands Renault Trucks distributor, RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has become one of the youngest professionals to qualify as a master technician – the highest recognised technical level in the motor vehicle industry.

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April 2017

RHA welcomes Thames Crossing announcement

Up to 4.5 million HGVs are expected to use the additional Thames Crossing, which will create a new link between the A2 and the M25, in its first year – but that is still a decade away.

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April 2017

VW sets new Q1 benchmark

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recorded an eight per cent upturn in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.

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April 2017

Mercedes-Benz on the March

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd is celebrating a record-breaking start to 2017, with an 18% increase in vehicle registrations (8,813 vans) during the first quarter compared to the same period in 2016.

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April 2017

RHA reacts to congestion proposal

The Road Haulage Association has responded resolutely to the Mayor of London’s latest proposals for a cleaner London which will include pre Euro 6 trucks being fined £100.

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