Volkswagen Introduces 10 Point Customer Service Charter

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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

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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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Volvo Trucks Supports Speed Limit Rise

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Volvo Trucks has announced its support for the governments plans to increase the speed limits for goods vehicles of 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph. Volvo Trucks MD Arne Knaben explained that the  increase in the speed limit, which is due to be implemented nationally in April 2015, will potentially deliver […]

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Bank Borrowing Blow For Van Drivers

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Despite Britain’s van drivers contributing more than £43.8 billion to the UK’s economy, according to a VOSA estimate, nearly 60% are still being turned down for funding by high street banks – states a new study from Mercedes-Benz Vans. In spite of providing this boost to the country’s economy, with two thirds of SMEs expecting […]

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Ford Prepares Transit For 10 Years’ Labour

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Ford has ensured that the all-new Transit will survive 10 years of the toughest treatment by using an especially punishing accelerated ageing process as part of its development. Durability tests included the equivalent of driving 11 million kilometres – or 275 round-the-world trips – at state-of-the-art proving grounds and in extreme conditions across the globe […]

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European Council Backs Safer And Greener Lorries

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Transport ministers have backed proposals for new EU rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries, which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists. The Commission welcomes the decision by transport ministers to back the proposals but regrets that ministers […]

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Van Dealers to Lust after Ferrari Pickup

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The History Channel’s newest television show, Ultimate Wheels, is set in the London Motor Museum and follows owner and founder, Elo, on his quest to transform great cars into ‘Ultimate Wheels’. A highlight of the show is a creation dreamt up by Elo and would suit a poor van dealer down to the ground – […]

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New Proposal Could See CV Drivers Fined For Overtaking Cyclists

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Commercial vehicle drivers could face penalty fines for overtaking cyclists on city roads should a government consultation come to fruition. The new proposal highlights the concept of cycle streets, which to all intents and purposes gives cyclists priority. It means there is likely to be a speed limit of 15mph for all vehicles and prohibiting […]

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Sharp Rise In Thefts From Vans

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Thieves are increasingly targeting tools and equipment left in light commercial vehicles, according to ECIC, a specialist insurer for the building trade. ECIC said the value of claims for the theft of tools from contract sites and vans during the last 12-months had risen from £2,865 on average to (5,091. The highest claim it received […]

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Win A Euro VI Truck With Michelin

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One lucky Michelin customer will find themselves behind the wheel of a brand new Euro VI 6×2 tractor unit this year, with no purchase, hire, lease or repair & maintenance costs to pay for three years. Michelin is giving away* a three year lease of a new truck up to the value of £60,000 as […]

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