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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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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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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Young Scania Employees Challenge Top Managers

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For three months, 12 young Scania employees from around the world will have the chance to show what they are made of, challenging the company’s Executive Board. The aim of the ‘Scania Business Challenge’ is to identify and work on new strategic challenges for Scania while encouraging new talent to broaden their understanding of Scania […]

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Used LCV Market To Grow Strongly In 2015, Claim Close Brothers

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Close Brothers Motor Finance has predicted strong sales in the used LCV market throughout the next 12 months, after overall volumes in the sector rose for the start of the year. James Broadhead, CEO of Close Brothers Motor Finance said: “Last year we saw used van prices reach record levels which many in the industry […]

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Volvo Trucks’ UK dealers Achieve 96% First-Time MOT Pass Rate In 2014

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Volvo Trucks’ UK Dealer network achieved a record breaking MOT ‘First-Time Pass Rate’ of 96% in 2014. The result for 2014 represented an improvement of 1.1% on that for the previous year, which was itself a record. At 96%, the Volvo Trucks’ UK Dealer network MOT ‘First-Time Pass Rate’ was 13.9% higher than the UK […]

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HGVs To Be Banned From Overtaking On M11

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The Highways Agency is set to introduce a permanent ban on HGVs overtaking on the M11 within the next 12 months. The decision was made after a successful trial. Asset Development Manager Andy Jobling said: “Subject to completion of statutory procedures, the agency is looking to implement the HGV overtaking ban on the M11 during […]

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Michelin To Showcase New Tyres At CV Show

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Michelin is planning its largest ever display of 17.5” and 19.5” tyres at this year’s CV Show, following the roll-out of additional sizes and tread patterns in its all-new X Multi range. Six of the new tyres will feature on Michelin’s stand, including three multi-position and three drive patterns – each safer, more fuel-efficient, quieter […]

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Rygor Launches Van-lentine’s Day To Remind Drivers To Take Care Of Their Van

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Rygor, the UK’s largest Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle Dealer group, has announced the launch of Van-lentine’s Day on Monday 16 February, a day to remind drivers of the importance of looking after their vehicles. Rygor’s sales showrooms, in true Valentine’s style, will have chocolates and decorations out on Monday for visitors to indulge in. Tim Stacey, Managing […]

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Unsafe HGVs To Be Banned From London

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HGVs without side-guards and upgraded mirrors will be banned from entering London as of September, TfL has warned. The Safer Lorry Scheme, to be introduced on 1 September, will see 600 ‘Safer HGV Zone’ signs erected across London as Mayor Boris Johnson aims to make the capital a safer place for cyclists and pedestrians. Vehicles […]

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