Charity Chariot Helps Scouts

VW scouts

A scout camping trip has been heralded as success thanks to the generosity of Volkswagen Van Centre, Birmingham. The business provided the 7th Lichfield Scout Group with a Volkswagen Transporter as they embarked on their first camping trip of the year. The vehicle loan was part of the Birmingham business’s ‘Charity Chariot’ initiative which supports […]

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Steve Bridge Heads Out To Shop Floor

Steve Bridge

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Managing Director, Steve Bridge, has taken time out of his post to head back to the shop floor, spending a day with a Service24h Technician at Bell Truck & Van in Newcastle. Opting to visit the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle After Sales Dealer of the Year 2014, North East-based Bell Truck & Van, […]

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Keltruck Provide Wedding Transport For Smiths Director


Keltruck has supplied a Scania R620 8×4 to Smiths Heavy Haulage, a specialist in servicing commercial vehicles, cranes and earth moving machines. Simon Griffiths, Director at Smiths Mechanical Services, said, “My best man drove me to the church in the Scania – we needed to get there punctually, and the truck delivered.” Andrew Jamieson, Managing […]

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Undercover Boss – Whatever Happened To Vicki The ‘Parts Girl’ At Isuzu Truck UK?

Vicki Lepley

A lot has happened at Isuzu Truck UK since Channel Four screened its Undercover Boss episode about the company in 2011. Since then, MD Nikki King has stepped down and handed over the reins of the company to Pete Murphy, while she remains on board as Honorary Chairman. The company was also bought out by […]

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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

plug-in van

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

VW customer charter

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

sainsbury's lorry

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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