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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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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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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DVLA Delays Driver Licence Counterpart Abolition

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The DVLA has announced that the abolition of the driver licence counterpart will be delayed until 8 June 2015, instead of the original deadline of January. The DVLA has also confirmed that it is working on a new digital enquiry services for launch later this year that will allow fleets to view information they can […]

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Plug-In Sales To Double This Year, Claims Alphabet

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Business mobility specialist Alphabet is predicting exponential growth of the alternative fuel market in 2015, with plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle orders expected to double and hydrogen fuel cell technology finding its way onto fleets. The company’s CEO, Richard Schooling, said the plug-in market has reached a crucial tipping point, where customers are more likely […]

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200,000th Mercedes Truck Built At Aksaray

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The 200,000th truck has rolled off the assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Aksaray, Turkey. The plant’s employees celebrated the milestone together with Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, member of the Daimler AG Board of Management with responsibility for Daimler Trucks & Buses, Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Gerald Jank Head of Production Mercedes-Benz Trucks, […]

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Trial Of Collision Reducing Technology Hailed A Success

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The trial of the latest in potentially life-saving 360° camera technology has been hailed a success by its innovators Brigade and Continental. For three months the Brigade Backeye360 Elite system with the powerful ASL360, pioneered by Continental, at its core, has been put through its paces. Although systems that offer a surround view in a […]

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Caddy Scoops Small Van Of The Year Title

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The Volkswagen Caddy has scooped the Small Van of the Year honour at the ACFO awards. Voted for exclusively by ACFO members, the highly-respected awards reflect the day-to-day operational experience and expertise of fleet decision-makers. Commenting on the awards, Chris Black, Head of Fleet, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re delighted to win this award, especially […]

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Mercedes-Benz Advertising Earns Five Awards

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Advertising featuring the new Mercedes V-Class and Sprinter have picked up five awards. The web specials on the new V-Class and Sprinter won a Red Dot Communication Design Award. The “Large as Life” web campaign for the new V-Class and the “Pioneer at Work” microsite about the new Sprinter picked up silver at the Annual […]

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