Autorola Introduces Direct Debit To Speed Up Buying

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Autorola UK is introducing a Direct Debit-only policy for trade buyers, which is set to reduce the time taken between a used vehicle being bought online and delivered to its new owner. Trials with 51% of Autorola’s 2,000 active buyers have seen the average time it takes between buying a vehicle and having it delivered […]

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Refreshed Peugeot Partner And Tepee

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The Peugeot Partner and Partner Tepee have both received a facelift. Both models have benefited from changes in styling and technology. The assertive design of the front includes a new grille, similar to the brand’s other models. The two models also have record low CO2 emissions in their segments of just 106 and 109g/km respectively. […]

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Volvo Trucks Is ‘Headline’ Sponsor Of FTA Crisis Summit

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In a move that the company says recognises that, as a truck manufacturer, it stands in the front line with hard-pressed hauliers, in the search for solutions to the national shortage of drivers, Volvo Trucks has announced that it is to be the headline sponsor of the FTA Driver Crisis Summit on Thursday 12 March at […]

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50th DVSA Test Facility For DAF’s UK Dealer Network

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A DVS appointed DAF dealer in Chesterfield, A. Herring Ltd, has become the 50th Authorised Testing Facility (ATF) for DAF-accredited MOT testing stations. It is a notable milestone for DAF Trucks in the UK. The manufacturer spearheaded the drive for manufacturer-appointed ATFs when VOSA announced the closure of its test stations in 2010. “A DAF […]

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New Van Price Index

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The average price of new vans rose in February 2015, by 0.337%, or £94, from £27,874 to £27,968. These figures were revealed in the latest report released by DrivenData. Although, the average annual price has decreased by 0.314%, £88, from £28,874 to £27,968. The underlying pace of inflation in van prices has fallen over the […]

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Rental Company Commits To MAN Truck & Bus UK

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Palmer & Martin Hire has added a MAN TopUsed TGM curtainsider to its fleet, with the success of the vehicle prompting the commitment to an all-MAN fleet. Director James Palmer said: “We have decided to switch all of our hire vehicles over to MAN as they are due for renewal. We have just taken delivery […]

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Nissan Launches Seven Seat e-NV200

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Nissan has announced it is bringing forward the launch of the multi-passenger version of the e-NV200. Nissan Europe’s director of electric vehicles, Jean-Pierre Diernaz explained the introduction, commenting: “We have always planned to offer a higher-seating capacity version of the Nissan e-NV200. Marketplace demand has meant we have moved this introduction forward by several months to […]

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Campaign For Fast Tracking Of Sleep Disorder Launched

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A campaign calling for fast-tracked medical treatment for vocational drivers who have the condition obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) has been launched. Studies have shown that when a driver with untreated OSAS gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are between three and nine times more likely to have an accident. The campaign has […]

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SHB Appoint New Director

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SHB has welcomed former Group Hire Manager, Richard Evans, onto the board of Directors – now serving the company as its Customer Service Director. The vehicle hire company hope that the new role will help strengthen SHB’s customer service experience as well as the growth of the business. The position was specifically created to focus […]

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NHS Highland Chooses Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has supplied NHS Highland with a mix of seven Caddy, Transporter and Amarok models. With the requirement to complete urgent journeys on some of the most challenging roads in the UK, the organisation places exceptionally high demands on its fleet of commercial vehicles. Bain Magnus, Maintenance Manager for NHS Highland Estates commented: […]

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