March 25, 2019

UK new van market stable in February

The UK LCV market remained stable in February, with year-on-year demand growing by 1.8%, according to the latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Although typically one of the year’s smallest months, 249 more vans and pick-ups hit British roads in February compared with 2018.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles hunts for new apprentices

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is searching for the next generation of Technicians, Parts Advisors and Service Advisors to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

Vauxhall launches Van Business Centres

Vauxhall has appointed a network of Van Business Centres nationwide for its light commercial vehicle range.

UK CV production sees double-digit growth in January

A number of large domestic orders and strong market incentives has helped deliver the sector’s best January performance for seven years. According to new figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK CV manufacturing grew 49.1% in January, with 9,182 vans, trucks, buses and coaches leaving production lines.

Renault celebrates almost 9,000 Kangoo Z.E. sales over 2018

Renault has topped the 200,000 mark for sales of electric vehicles in Europe, including the sale of almost 9,000 Kangoo Z.E.s throughout 2018.

Van thieves thwarted by Mercedes PRO connect

Van rental specialist Eastgate Commercial Ltd has been reunited with a stolen Mercedes-Benz Sprinter thanks to the vehicle’s connectivity software.

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.

80% of vans could face Clean Air Zone penalty charges, warns Manheim

New analysis by Manheim claims eighty per cent of the diesel-engined vans currently on UK roads will incur penalty charges when entering a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) because they do not meet the required emission standards.

Abridge’s Mercedes-Benz courtesy fleet keeps businesses running during repairs

Customers of bodyshops throughout the UK are driving away in new Mercedes-Benz courtesy vehicles for use while their own vans are undergoing repair.

Van drivers risking accidents because of heavy loads

Van drivers are risking accidents by failing to leave enough distance to stop, according to research by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.