April 9, 2020

Vehicle rental supports essential services and staff during COVID-19 crisis

As businesses and premises shut their doors, vehicle rental branches across the UK are providing vehicles to ensure that key workers are mobile and essential services are maintained.

Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 is cancelled

Organisers of the Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 have announced its cancellation.

GEM says ‘thank you’ to emergency services and delivery drivers

Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is extending a massive ‘thank you’ to the emergency services, truckers, hauliers and delivery drivers who have continued to provide a fantastic service throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to suspend production

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production from Thursday.

SMMT responds to Chancellor’s announcement on Covid-19 measures

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, has responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s emergency measures on Covid-19.

Van drivers risk fine and penalty points by not using handsfree technology

Less than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving, according to a study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The industry reacts to the 2020 Budget

Commercial vehicle industry figures have reacted to yesterday’s Budget announcement, which included measures to invest in road repair, electric vehicle infrastructure and a continued freeze on fuel duty.

First Mile charges ahead with five zero-emission Mercedes-Benz eVito vans

A recycling company has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans.

UK new van market down slightly in February

Following two successive months of growth, the UK new LCV market fell -2.0% in the second month of the year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Citroën LCV swappage scheme rewards new van buyers with up to £10,000 saving

Citroën UK’s newly introduced LCV Swappage Scheme means owners of LCVs registered before 1 January 2014 could now receive as much as £10,000 towards the cost of a new Citroën van.