200,000th Mercedes Truck Built At Aksaray


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


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

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Sreens, Devices

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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Choosing The Correct Lubricant Could Be More Important Than You Think

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Picking the correct type of lubricant can be a daunting task but not one to be taken lightly, warns oil blender Morris Lubricants. “The days of one oil suits all are gone – and they’ve been gone for a long time,” warned Adrian Hill, Automotive Product Manager at Morris Lubricants. “Using the wrong product, or […]

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Low Emission Zone Public Consultation Launched

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The Mayor of London and TfL are giving the public the opportunity to give their opinions on the proposed UltraLow Emission Zone (ULEZ). Accessible online until 9 January, the consultation will be analysed by TfL before Mayor Boris Johnson can give his final recommendations. By spring 2015, Johnson will decide whether to confirm the go-ahead, […]

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Citroën’s Van Fortnight


Citroën’s Business Centre network is holding a special ‘Van Fortnight’ sales event from 20 October to 3 November. Citroën’s Van Fortnight offers include Citroën Contract Motoring (CCM) contract hire rates, from just £139 + VAT per month. Jeremy Smith, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Sector Operations, commented: “Van Fortnight provides our customers with […]

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Volkswagen Used Van Event Starts Today


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is starting a 10-day Das WeltAuto used van event , starting from today (24 October). Running across all 70 Volkswagen Van Centres until Sunday 2 November, the nationwide event offers buyers the opportunity to purchase a used Volkswagen van with offers of 0% finance and free servicing. For many businesses Das WeltAuto […]

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Truck and Plant Locator Launch Facebook App


Facebook users can now read weekly classified advertising publication, Truck and Plant Locator magazine, online.  Thanks to the newly launched Facebook App, users can  view the latest edition online quickly and easily.  In addition to the most current version, it is easy to select back issues to find the right used truck for sale. The page-turn […]

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Truck Cabin Redesign Could Save Hundreds Of Lives


A revamped truck cabin design could save hundreds of lives by improving visibility, the University of Loughborough’s Design School has said. Its research project, commissioned by Transport and Environment, and TfL, has shown that an 80cm longer cab with a rounded nose, smaller dashboard, larger windows and a lower driving position, could drastically reduce driver […]

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