March 25, 2019

Give your brakes a break with Ford’s EcoGuide

Ford is introducing commercial vehicle-first technology that will help drivers economise by letting them know when to slow down in good time to avoid hard braking, based on the road ahead.

Ford’s new take on getting parcels delivered

Ford is trialling a new “warehouse on wheels” digital delivery service in London with Gnewt by Menzies Distribution, which it says has the potential to help cut traffic, reduce emissions, and improve delivery times.

Vivaro in the vanguard of 2019’s new releases

Leading with Vauxhall’s long-awaited new Vivaro, 2019 kicks off with some key new model news. Here’s a flavour of what’s to come.

LGV drivers and cyclists swap wheels for road safety week

Ford’s Transport Operations team and the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) have collaborated in a ‘changing places’ initiative launched as part of Road Safety Week.

Ford Transit Custom is Britain’s second best-selling vehicle in October

The Ford Transit Custom was Britain’s second best-selling vehicle among all vehicles sold in October, only outsold by the Ford Fiesta.

Ford’s ‘dirty van art’ raises mental health awareness

Ford continued its ‘Elephant in the Transit’ campaign for yesterday’s World Mental Health Day, using van artist Ruddy Muddy to communicate the message of its charity campaign partner, Time to Change.

Transit PHEV delivers the best of both worlds

Interest in electric vans continues to rise as operators look for vehicles able to meet stringent emissions limits in cities. But it is tempered still by range anxiety. Ford’s Custom PHEV aims to address the problem. Dan Gilkes reports.

IAA review: Show sets its sights on the future

This year’s IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover highlighted the industry-wide search for an alternative to diesel, despite the fact that many in the logistics and delivery business recognise that the fuel will be the mainstay of the truck and van business for many years to come.

Ford to sponsor Road Safety Week 2018

Ford is a headline sponsor of this year’s Brake Road Safety Week, the largest road safety campaign of its kind in the UK. The week-long national campaign – coordinated with the support of the Department for Transport – will take place from 19 to 25 November 2018.

Fleets think again to get the right size of van

Fleets are changing the size of the vans on their fleets with many downsizing. According to new research conducted by Arval, 17% of fleets have changed the size of vans they operate in the last year, with 9% saying they had chosen smaller vans while 8% said they had gone bigger.