3,500 bhp Mini – from Cummins!

Visitors to this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will have some amazing machinery on which to feast their eyes but none more unusual than the exhibit which greets them on the stand of Cummins, the world’s largest independent maker of diesel engines.

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TruckEast Opens Second ATF Facility at Stowmarket Dealer Point

TruckEast have become the first company to launch a second VOSA Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) at their Stowmarket Head Office. This follows the successful launch of the first ever ATF at their Wellingborough dealer point in January this year and complements their current range of aftersales services for commercial vehicle operators, as well as new and used sales of Scania trucks.

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England Stands Still – the World Cup cuts commercial road usage in half

Data released by Cybit, the UK’s leading online Telematics provider, shows vehicle usage fell by 49 percent in the hour leading up to kick-off of the England v Slovenia match.

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Citroen Business Network Reaches 90 Strong

Citroën has now completed appointments to its 90-strong network of Business Centres – with the recent selection of Citroën dealers Budgen Motors, Shrewsbury; Telfords,Carlisle and Pentagon, Oldham.

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West Pennine Trucks gain ATF Status

The Manchester depot of West Pennine Trucks has become just the fourth company to sign up for VOSA’s ATF scheme. The Ballyvesy Holdings company has already held Designated Premises (DP) status for some years and has decided that it is in their interest to take the next step at their Trafford Park dealership.

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Imperial Frome Become Designated Premises

Imperial Commercials’ recent accreditation as a VOSA designated premises at its dealership in Frome, Somerset has come about thanks to recent investment.

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TfL announces plans for new Greener Vehicle Discount

Transport for London (TfL) has begun a statutory public consultation on proposed changes to London’s Congestion Charge. Included in the plans is a proposal to remove the alternative fuel discount and introduce a greener vehicle Discount that would encourage a switch to low carbon cars. The new proposal would provide a 100% discount to cars that emit 100g/km CO2 or less and meet the Euro 5 standard for air quality.

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UK van and truck production rises

Recent data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that UK commercial vehicle output rose by 40.8% in April and 44.3% in first four months of this year. UK car and engine production also rose over the same periods.

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CV Dealer Job Market Looking Up

Commercial vehicle dealers are starting to seriously take a look at recruitment. This is the news according to Colin Medwynter, Boss of van and truck dealer recruitment specialists Focus People Solutions.

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