Orwell Truck & Van Wins £15million Front Line Ambulance Order


Ambulance chiefs covering six counties have embarked on a major upgrade of their front-line fleet, in conjunction with East Anglian Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer Orwell Truck & Van. The East of England Ambulance Service, which covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, has taken the first deliveries from an order for 147 new vehicles […]

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Low Weight DAF Delivers Higher Payload For Arclid


Arclid transport have halved their tank of fuel by choosing a DAF CF mid-lift axle FTP model, along with fitting alloy wheels – resulting in a weight of just 7,780kgs. Peter Conway, Transport Manager at the Cheshire company, said: “This is the first Euro 6 vehicle in our 25 strong fleet and I’m very pleased […]

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Imperial’s New Euro 6 DAF XF Take to the Road

DAF XF Euro 6

Stardes, the concert tour and event industries specialist, has put its first Euro 6 tractor unit into service. And in line with the company’s practice of giving its trucks the names of famous steam locomotives they’ve called it ‘The Flying Dutchman’. David Steinberg, who set up Stardes with his wife Sue in 1982, says that […]

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Mercedes-Benz Citan has been sold by Enza

Mercedes Citan

Environmental activist George Pilkington’s van had to tick all the right ‘green’ boxes.  S he chose a Citan BlueEFFICIENCY. Mr Pilkington’s Warrington-based business, Nurturing Nature, has just taken delivery of its new vehicle from local Dealer Enza. Powered by a 75 hp 1.4-litre diesel engine, the Long-bodied Citan 108 manages 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions […]

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imperial Movingsmall

A VW Van Centre has secured a major contract in a deal worth £250,000.  Derby based Imperial Commercials is providing Digraph transport supplies Ltd with 13 new Volkswagen vans including ten Caddy C20+, one Long Wheel Base and two Short Wheel Base Transporters.  The order for the new vehicles was a direct result of Digraph’s […]

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Brewery Chooses Outgoing Volvo FH from Crossroads


Two outgoing – or in Volvo parlance ‘Classic’ Volvo FH-500 6×2 tractor units and a Volvo FL-240 18-tonne 4×2 GVW rigid dray vehicle have joined the fleet of Black Sheep Brewery. The ‘Classic’ FHs are the first Volvo tractor units to join the Black Sheep Brewery fleet of eight vehicles. Following an evaluation programme involving […]

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End of an Era – A (Renault) Magnum Moment

The last UK Magnum

The last two Renault Magnums to be sold in the UK have been delivered to international freight forwarding company, Freight Transport Ltd. The two Renault Magnum 480.25 6×2 tractor units, supplied through Sparks Commercial Services, join the company’s 25-strong mixed fleet, replacing Scania and DAF as the company builds its Renault fleet. The Renault Magnums […]

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Enza Makes Most of Mercedes-Benz Range

Both ends of the M-B range - Gigaspace Actros and Citan city van

The biggest and the smallest vehicles on the Mark Thompson Transport fleet are both from Mercedes-Benz. The Warrington-based operator is now running eight New Actros 2545 GigaSpace tractor units and a pair of Citan vans. All arrived via local dealer Enza. The GigaSpace is the largest cab ever offered on a Mercedes-Benz tractor unit, while […]

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A host of Transits for British Gas

The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of their central heating installation engineers. This compatibility was one of the key factors that resulted in an order for 520 Ford Transit models from British Gas. British Gas chose the Ford Transit primarily for its economy and low […]

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Grays Truck & Van secures repeat Daily van order


White Knight Laundry Services has taken delivery of six new 3.5 tonne Daily panel vans, each finished in the firm’s striking new purple livery. The company – which has been trading for more than a century – ordered the new long wheelbase Daily 35S13 vans to replace six older Daily vehicles which have been in […]

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