Foreign Hauliers HGV Levy Generates £44million

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The HGV levy has raised more than £44million from foreign HGVs in its first year of operation. Foreign truck operators from 90 countries purchased more than 1.8million levies. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “The HGV levy is proving a huge success and it is absolutely right that all trucks using UK roads should make a […]

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Autorama Wins Platinum Broker Of The Year

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Commercial Vehicle Provider, Autorama, owner of Vanarama and pickuptrucksdirect, was named Network Vehicle ‘Platinum Broker of the Year’ at the 2015 Network Awards. The company also picked up a further trio of awards; ‘Ancillary Sales Broker of the Year’, ‘Partnership Approach of the Year’ and a ‘Platinum Broker Award’. Andy Alderson, Autorama’s Managing Director declared: […]

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Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ Rob Allen Crowned Industry Hero

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Rob Allen, Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions’ British Gas Fleet Services Manager, has been crowned an Industry Hero at the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) Industry Achievement Awards 2015. The annual awards are presented to employees who display the highest levels of dedication and professionalism to their job. Nora Leggett at the BVLA […]

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Ciceley Commercials Claims First New Mercedes-Benz Van Dealer Prize

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Ciceley Commercials is the new Mercedes-Benz Van Retailer of the Year. The company’s latest trophy win crowned a good 2014, during which it broke its previous light commercial vehicle sales record by 50%. “The van team had a great year across the board, reflecting the quality of our people and their unstinting commitment to customer […]

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Autorola Introduces Direct Debit To Speed Up Buying


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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