Mercedes-Benz Vito is pump primed from S&B Commercials

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With a time ‘window’ of only two hours before concrete starts to set, reliable vehicles are essential to Britain’s largest, privately-owned pumping company, Camfaud. The company’s latest van purchase was a Mercedes-Benz Vito, supplied by Hatfield dealer S & B Commercials – the third Long-bodied Vito 113CDI on the fleet. Specified with optional air conditioning, […]

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Keltruck Welcomes Hingley Back to Scania

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A. Hingley (Transport) Ltd of Brierley Hill have just placed into service five new Scania G420LA6x2/2MNAH Highline tractor units. All the vehicles have been supplied on contract hire and will be maintained at Scania dealer Keltruck’s Kingswinford depot. This order is a major milestone for both the company and Keltruck’s relationship with them, as the […]

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THE VIP VAN VIEW

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According to van valuations expert, David Hill, this time of year always brings out the doom and gloom merchants, but it is July and the market always slows down. Along with ‘an event in London’ as the excuse means that values have dropped a touch this month, everything is around 1% down. Retail demand has […]

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Five Mercedes Commercial Vehicle Dealers Named in Price Fixing Scandal

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The Office of Fair Trading has issued a ‘Statement of Objection’ against Mercedes-Benz UK and five of their commercial vehicle dealers. The statement alleges that competition law has been infringed between March 2007 and January 2010. In naming the businesses concerned, the OFT must have what they see as significant evidence of the offences. According […]

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TWO FOR ONE FM FROM TRUCK & BUS WALES & WEST

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A new Volvo FM 6×2 rigid, specified to the requirements of family-owned Agricultural Machinery Dealership Hamblys Ltd is doing work that previously required two vehicles, according to Managing Director Steve Barrett. Supplied by Truck and Bus Wales & West and serviced by Stuarts Commercials of Exeter the Volvo is designed to carry a wide range […]

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1 in 4 UK CV Dealers are now loss making

One in four companies in the UK Commercial Vehicle Dealers industry is making a loss as economic conditions continue to take their toll. A new study has been completed that reveals how many of these 124 loss making companies have simply had an isolated bad year and how many are burying their heads in the […]

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VW Caddy can now park automatically

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VW has included their “Park Assist system” in the Caddy for the first time. The system allows the Caddy to park itself both side-on and at right angles to the road – a feature which is particularly practical for courier services. The system can be activated by pressing a button in the centre console at […]

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NEW ONLINE TRADE VAN AUCTION SITE

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Fleet remarketing specialist XBG Fleet has gone live with its own online remarketing system courtesy of Autorola. The branded XBG site will run weekly with end of month online auctions allowing buyers to purchase from its ex-fleet LCV stock from vendors such as National Grid and Wales and West Utilities. “Our new partnership with Autorola […]

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First series-produced BharatBenz truck rolls off the assembly line

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Daimler’s subsidiary Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has started series production of BharatBenz trucks. Between now and 2014, the brand that was specifically created for the Indian market will launch a total of 17 models, covering the entire weight segment from six to 49 tons GVW. DICV’s product range will meet the rising demand for […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS’ DELIVERIES DOWN

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Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in May decreased by 9% to 9,285 vehicles compared to the same period last year. Western Europe was down by 18%, as the markets in southern Europe are affected by the economic downturn. Volvo Trucks is in the process of deciding whether the increases in their production that they had […]

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