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Could Football Be The Key To Tackling Mental Health? Mercedes-Benz Vans Highlights How Sport is Integral to Better Mental Health

4 min read - 813 words. With the Premier League kicking off 09/08, new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans, highlights the vital role sport plays in supporting men with their mental health struggles.

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Transport Managers fear CPC-compliant driver shortage

2 min read - 267 words. UK Transport Managers fear a major shortage of CPC-compliant drivers after 9 September, new research has revealed.

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Blanket ban on mobile phone use in vehicles ‘needs careful thought’

1 min read - 181 words. The Road Haulage Association says it is extremely concerned that the Commons Transport Select Committee is considering proposals to ban the use of hands-free mobile phones while driving.

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DVS scheme will ‘not achieve zero vehicular harm’

3 min read - 493 words. With just three months until the first phase of the Direct Vision Standard begins, the Freight Transport Association is renewing its calls for the Mayor of London to realise the scheme is not the most effective way to achieve zero vehicular harm in the capital.

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Van drivers could face insurance premium spike

2 min read - 349 words. Van insurance premiums have risen 8.3% over the last 12 months, but van drivers may see further increases in the coming months as a result of this month’s government reset of the Ogden rate, according to data analytics company Consumer Intelligence.

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Britain Works on Tyres – new van tyre safety campaign

2 min read - 303 words. TyreSafe is reminding van drivers about the need to ensure they conduct regular tyre checks and to consider how much load is being carried in a new ‘Britain Works on Tyres’ safety campaign.

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Sprinter crowned Large Van Of The Year by Company Van Today

1 min read - 186 words. The Sprinter shows no signs of slowing down as it has scooped yet another award – Large Van of the Year at the Company Van Today Awards.

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DVLA says no to Doctors on Wheels medicals

1 min read - 180 words. Following an investigation by Trading Standards and the DVLA, the DVLA is no longer accepting any D4 Medical Reports on lorry drivers from the company Doctors on Wheels.

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Van Excellence wins award for driver mental health campaign

2 min read - 367 words. The FTA’s Van Excellence initiative with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), which aims to increase awareness of and conversations about mental health among van drivers, won the Innovation Award at the Company Van Today Awards.

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Government looks at ways to make driving safer

2 min read - 305 words. Failure to wear a seatbelt could result in penalty points as well as fines, under new plans to reduce the number of deaths on the UK’s roads.

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Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks ‘keep on running’ for Philip Dennis Foodservice

“Bomb-proof” reliability from trucks that can clock-up more than one million kilometres explains why North Devon-based Philip Dennis Foodservice keeps coming back for more fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Atego rigids

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Super Steve Completes 24 Hour Run

Jessie May's nurse Steve completes his epic undertaking of his 24 hour run.

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Van operators flocking to electric, according to FTA report

More than 70% of van operators intend to use electric vehicles in their fleets this year, according to the FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report.

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New Actros Arrives at City West

Whatever way you slice it, we only do Heavy Hitters.

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Driver CPC deadline reminder

For many professional lorry, bus or coach drivers in the UK, the deadline to complete their driver CPC periodic training and maintain their current card is approaching.

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Valued occupations should be those ‘with real skills’

The review of the Shortage Occupation List, published by the Migration Advisory Committee, ignores the value which workers at all levels bring to the logistics sector, one of UK PLC’s most crucial trade drivers.

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WT Transport get first look at MirrorCam

If you can't see my mirrors, we can still see you! Check out the gallery from Tim Sutcliffe who kicked off our Roadshow for new Actros.

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Motor fraudsters adopt new ‘hide and crash’ tactic

Motor fraudsters have adopted a dangerous new tactic to trap unsuspecting drivers in ‘crash-for-cash’ scams, new research by the AX motor fraud investigation team has found.

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Truckfest 2019 - Now You See Me.

4 in 5 Brits believe seeing a driver’s face helps to understand their intention on the road. Our new Actros demonstrators are on the road so come and why not join us at Truckfest and get a closer look at MirrorCam.

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The Future Is Here

First thoughts on the new Actros from KevTee and what we got up to when he came to see us in Avonmouth.

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Truck tyre ban in bid to improve road safety

New laws banning older tyres on large vehicles to improve road safety could be introduced later this year.

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Speed limit change helps increase productivity

A change in lorry speed limits has saved businesses millions of pounds a year and could have helped improve road safety.

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Van traffic has doubled in 25 years

Van traffic on British roads has increased by almost 100% since 1993, the latest official government figures show.

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Driving Better Mental Health campaign to target driver loneliness

A new campaign, Driving Better Mental Health, has been launched by How’s My Driving? and the National Recruitment Line to support and improve the mental health of commercial vehicle drivers.

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DECK Day with RVS | The National Refuse Championships

Mercedes-Benz, Fuso Canter & Sustainable Solutions by City West Commercials

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The National Refuse Championships 2019 | Econic Safest Truck in the City Municipal

Join us on DECK day for Discovery, Education, Careers and Knowledge at the National Refuse Championships on the 14th and 15th June 2019.

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City West Commercials boost Nurse Steve’s fundraising

The Difference A Day Makes. Jessie May Nurse Steve’s 24 hour fundraiser for to raise money was given a fantastic boost.

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On the road to discovery.

We will be putting our new Actros Demonstrators through its paces with our Roadshow this summer but what does it mean for the transport industry?

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New Actros Roadshow

Everyone Talks, One Delivers. Your invite to discover new Actros. A truck ahead of it's time.

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Job #1 of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks flagship: New Actros.

Ready for its customers: the first new Actros rolls off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant

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New Actros Startup Guide

Welcome to the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, video playlist where you'll be guided through the basic operations of the vehicle.

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Companies need to do more to help reach Government air pollution targets across the UK

New Low Ultra Emission Zone has taken effect but what now for the future of fleet?

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Smart tachographs introduction set for June

From 15 June this year, smart tachographs must be fitted to all new Large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK.

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FTA launches Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme awards

Some of the world’s most innovative logistics operators are being invited to compete for the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme Awards 2019.

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First border crossing to use e-CMR electronic consignment note

A pilot project involving France, the Netherlands and the UK saw the use of electronic consignment notes for multiple border crossings for the first time.

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Public supports Direct Vision Standard ahead of October launch

Transport for London has published the public response to a consultation on its world-first proposal to improve the safety of HGVs in London, which is due to take effect in October.

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Report calls for ban on HGV diesel sales

Ministers should ban the sale of new diesel HGV lorries by no later than 2040, a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission has concluded.

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Telematics cameras deliver big results.

National utilities contractor T&K Gallagher is achieving impressive results after installing telematics cameras on more than 500 trucks and vans in its fleet, to allow driver behaviour to be monitored and analysed.

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Vans off the road cost £2.4 billion.

Businesses may be losing £2.4 billion a year collectively due to vans being off the road for repairs.

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10% of UK workforce relies on vans.

10% of UK workforce relies on vans Without a van, 3.4 million people – 10% of the workforce – would not be able to do their jobs, with an estimated 500,000 driving one as their main role.

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Smart tachographs introduction set for June

From 15 June this year, smart tachographs must be fitted to all new Large Goods Vehicles sold in the UK.

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Gearing up for New Actros

City West Technician Gary Voisey passed his Class 1 Truck Licence and explains why professional development is not just passing tests but gearing up towards the future with new Actros, that counts.

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Is Britain’s van community accelerating its health issues?

23% of males in the UK's van community admit they haven’t been to the doctors in the past year. Why aren’t we taking better care of ourselves? Tell us when your last check-up was, and find out why it’s so important in our latest Biz Barometer.

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Heaver Brothers feels the pull of Approved Used Mercedes-Benz Actros

Small margins make all the difference when Heaver Brothers chooses its trucks. Once fuel economy, reliability performance, back-up and driver appeal have all been factored in, the family-owned haulier invariably comes up with the same answer... Mercedes-Benz.

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Work Ready - Going The Extra Mile!

We offer Work Ready solutions with our range of Trucks but when we proposed a new challenge to raise money for our headline charity Jessie May we opted to swap wheels for pure pedal power and smash 700km.

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Punitive Manchester clean air plans could see ‘hauliers go bust’

Haulage firms could fold if plans to charge lorries to enter Greater Manchester from 2021 go ahead, the Road Haulage Association has claimed.

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Remember to register trailers to travel post-Brexit

From 28 March 2019, UK hauliers have to register their commercial trailers with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency before towing them into any European country that ratified the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.

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EU to end ‘brick-shaped’ truck cabs

MEPs have passed a law that will change the face of trucks in Europe – from brick-shaped cabs to rounder ones.

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Mayor and TfL launch major plan to help freight deliver for Londoners

The Mayor of London and Transport for London have unveiled an ambitious plan to work with boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry to transform how deliveries are made in the capital.

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Businesses still unclear about ULEZ scrappage scheme

With the start date for the London ULEZ fast approaching, many businesses and charities across London may be unsure how to scrap their vehicle, one of the UK’s leading recycling networks has warned.

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