Volvo Group Develop Safety At World’s Most Advanced Test Track


The Volvo Group has marked the opening AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale test track located in Sweden. The 2,000,000 square metres testing area simulates cities as well as multi-lane motorways and it is here that the Volvo Group will test and develop future safety solutions for heavy vehicles. When it comes to safety, the Volvo […]

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Actros Off To A Flyer In MPG Challenge


The Mercedes-Benz Actros has made a winning start to a new initiative designed to prove it is the champion at the fuel pump. The Fuel Challenger programme invites operators to allow an Actros demonstrator to go head to head with one of their own vehicles, then measure the diesel consumption of both side by side. […]

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Is Your Trailer Harming Your Marketing Plan?


Messy-looking locking gear on trailer rear doors could do a brand more harm than good, warns Schmitz Cargobull. When motorists spend so much of their time looking at the back of a trailer on the road, many firms are missing a trick by allowing locking bars to distort their branding, or preventing the sale of […]

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London Fleets To Shape EV Infrastructure

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The Energy Saving Trust and TfL have announced a new initiative with the aim of helping businesses in Greater London increase their use of ultra-low emission vans and light trucks. The ‘Rapid Chargepoint Mapping’ project will identify potential locations for rapid chargers in the capital by analysing fleet telematics and scheduling data. London-based fleets with […]

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Volkswagen Introduces 10 Point Customer Service Charter

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new charter that guarantees high service across its Van Centre network. Developed by the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles aftersales team, the new service promise has evolved from customer feedback and the experiences of Van Centre teams across the country. Focus has been placed on a number of key areas, including: […]

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Sainsbury’s Launches Safer Lorry For Cyclists

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Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has launched a lorry designed specifically for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. The Mercedes-Benz Antos features 360-degree monitors, extra side lighting and low side guards. Retail & Operations Director Roger Burnley said: “This is an important step in our work to make London’s roads safer. We’ve put an enormous amount of […]

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Volvo Trucks Supports Speed Limit Rise

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Volvo Trucks has announced its support for the governments plans to increase the speed limits for goods vehicles of 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph. Volvo Trucks MD Arne Knaben explained that the  increase in the speed limit, which is due to be implemented nationally in April 2015, will potentially deliver […]

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Bank Borrowing Blow For Van Drivers

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Despite Britain’s van drivers contributing more than £43.8 billion to the UK’s economy, according to a VOSA estimate, nearly 60% are still being turned down for funding by high street banks – states a new study from Mercedes-Benz Vans. In spite of providing this boost to the country’s economy, with two thirds of SMEs expecting […]

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Ford Prepares Transit For 10 Years’ Labour


Ford has ensured that the all-new Transit will survive 10 years of the toughest treatment by using an especially punishing accelerated ageing process as part of its development. Durability tests included the equivalent of driving 11 million kilometres – or 275 round-the-world trips – at state-of-the-art proving grounds and in extreme conditions across the globe […]

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European Council Backs Safer And Greener Lorries


Transport ministers have backed proposals for new EU rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries, which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists. The Commission welcomes the decision by transport ministers to back the proposals but regrets that ministers […]

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