Volvo Wins Quality Innovation Award – Again

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For the second consecutive year Volvo Trucks has received Europe’s prestigious Quality Innovation of the Year Award. The company received the award for its new transmission, I-Shift Dual Clutch, whose main benefit is that it makes the driver’s job simpler and safer. “It is of course really great that our innovative capability is once again […]

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Peugeot Commercial Vehicles Delivers 50% Growth In 2014


Demand for Peugeot LCVs increased by 50% in 2014, compared to the year before – seeing the brand move from sixth to fourth position in the UK. In total, 32,254 Peugeot LCVs were sold. Gareth Pockett, Peugeot LCV Product Manager, commented: “It was a fantastic result for Peugeot and our extensive LCV business. We’ve improved […]

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Scania Starts Building Drive-Thru Dealership


Building has begun on a drive-thru dealership run by truck and bus manufacturer Scania, which will create 34 jobs. Found off Junction 6 of the M20, the site will feature a drive-thru workshop and a DVSA-authorised testing facility for traffic entering and leaving the UK through Kent ports and the Channel Tunnel. Scania’s South East […]

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Shoreham Predicts Another Year Of Record Prices In The Used Van Market


Shoreham Vehicle Auctions is predicting that whatever happens to the UK economy and new van market in 2015 the used market will remain in a ‘win win’ position. The auction house claims that if the economy slows down and companies start to feel the pinch, the majority of SMEs who need a replacement vehicle will […]

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Record Year For Fiat Professional


Fiat Professional posted record sales for 2014, with 14,927 units registered, an increase of 8% compared to 2013. Key to the brand’s success was the new Fiat Ducato, which managed to almost double volumes compared to 2013 and increase its market share in the segment by 2.7%. The manufacturer also increased the retail proportion of […]

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Professional Driver Shortage Summit To Be Held

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With road transport operators facing a chronic shortage of qualified professional drivers the FTA has announced a one-day industry Summit that aims to tackle the problem. The FTA Industry Summit – “Solving the Driver Crisis” will be held on 12 March at the Ricoh Stadium, Coventry with a capacity of up to 500 places. The […]

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Vauxhall Pledges More Support For Mid-Size Fleets

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Vauxhall is to target smaller fleets operating 25-99 cars and vans with a range of additional support. Effective immediately, Vauxhall has tasked an all-new team of 11 Fleet Sales Managers with supporting this segment and improving its true fleet share. Supporting this initiative, Vauxhall has also updated its website with a number of new features […]

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Vanarama Make Key Appointments

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Vanarama has announced the appointment of former Football Association Chairman David Bernstein as its Group Chairman. The company has also appointed Jon Gilbert to the new role of Commercial Director. Bernstein’s experience across multiple business sectors will support Vanarama’s management team as the business continues its growth. A key focus for him will be helping […]

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Smartphone App Simulates Being A Truck Driver

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Renault Trucks has launched a free smartphone app that simulates driving a truck in typical operational situations. TruckSimulator allows players to test Renault Trucks’ T, C, K and D vehicles on a work site, urban environment or on the open road. “The app presents a variety of situations which correspond to those that drivers can […]

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Volkswagen Extends Caddy Production

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is extending the production of its Caddy Black Edition due to popular customer demand. The model has been on sale since 1 October and will now continue to be available until 31 March. Based on the Highline specification, the UK special edition includes £2,150 of additional equipment, representing a customer saving of […]

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