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Driving in winter weather: are you prepared?

This time of year can bring all kinds of chaos to UK roads with snow, ice, rain and wind as possible threats, making a trucker’s life difficult. Mercedes-Benz Senior Truck Trainer, Chris Keen, is on hand to offer advice to keep you and other road users safe.

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Direct Vision Standard: Cities should ‘not be setting vehicle design standards’

After months of discussions, the announcement of a consultation on the proposed Direct Vision Standard for HGV operators travelling into and out of London has been welcomed by the Freight Transport Association.

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New Sprinter crowned Van of the Year

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been crowned Van of the Year at the prestigious Commercial Fleet Awards.

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EC’s new international haulage proposals

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission plans to allow UK and EU operators to maintain the movement of goods between the UK and other EU member states until the end of December 2019.

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Logistics sector making headway on ‘road to zero’

Members of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme reduced their average greenhouse gas emissions by 4% in 2017, according to the organisation’s annual review.

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Commercial EV project announced in UK

The world’s biggest trial of commercial electric vehicles has been given the green light by energy regulator Ofgem.

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ULEZ ‘won’t impact used van sales’

Used van values are predicted to remain stable, despite the introduction of the UK’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone in London, auto industry data specialists at CAP HPI believe.

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London scrappage scheme for most polluting vans

The Mayor of London has announced a new £23 million scrappage scheme to help tackle London’s air quality crisis and support micro-businesses to prepare for the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

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Devon Contract Waste goes for growth.

Devon Contract Waste goes for growth with RVS-supplied Mercedes-Benz Econic from City West Commercials

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City West Commercials apprentice awarded Commercial Vehicle Technical Apprentice of the Year by Mercedes-Benz

City West Commercials apprentice awarded Commercial Vehicle Technical Apprentice of the Year by Mercedes-Benz.

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Jumper Joy for City West Commercials

All our depot across the South West joined in Christmas Jumper Day on 14th December to raise money for Save The Children.

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TRL wins Zero Emissions HGV Technologies review

TRL wins Zero Emissions HGV Technologies review

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EU’s first truck CO2 standards: industry calls for viable approach

EU’s first truck CO2 standards: industry calls for viable approach

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Vehicles with fleet management systems to reach 15.6m by 2022

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe is expected to reach 15.6 million by 2022, up from 7.7 million at the end of 2017, according to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.

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Double honours at FN50 awards

Mercedes-Benz Vans has retained the coveted title of Most Reliable Manufacturer, with the Sprinter once again crowned Most Reliable Van at the FN50 Awards.

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Nottingham air quality plan should set a nationwide precedent

Clean Air Zones are not a one-size-fits-all solution to improving air quality, as illustrated by Nottingham City Council and DEFRA, which have agreed the city does not require a charging low emission zone to meet its air quality targets.

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BVRLA and TfL support van users ahead of London ULEZ

Last Friday the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) co-hosted an event with Transport for London to explore the impact of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on van users in the capital.

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New Sprinter wins Van Of The Year title

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been crowned Van Of The Year at the prestigious Commercial Fleet Awards, held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham.

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Over half of transport workers feel lonely

Over half of the people working in the transport and logistics sector always, often or sometimes feel lonely, new research by the British Red Cross has found.

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Van Excellence report highlights van driver shortage

Many van drivers, owners and operators fear that worsening van driver shortages could prevent their businesses operating successfully over the next year, according to Van Excellence’ annual report for 2018-19, which identifies the opportunities and challenges facing the vans business.

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Van Man’s best friend helps mental wellbeing

Van operators are battling loneliness by taking their dogs on the road for company, with more than 200,000 van drivers hosting canine companions on any given day.

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City West Commercials keeps on trucking with Wrings Transport

Business is booming for Avonmouth-based City West Commercials having celebrated the delivery of 22 new Mercedes-Benz trucks to Wrings Transport in 2018 alone.

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Jessie May Clock up the miles with City West Commercials

City West Commercials keep the charity on the road with a donation of two Mercedes-Benz vans.

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Wrings bring 09 Mercedes-Benz Truck to star alongside City West Commercials

Preview | Wrings Interview | Stuart Wring, Managing Director from Wrings dropped in for filming this week to talk about his 22 new Mercedes-Benz trucks acquired in 2018 from City West Commercials.

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The Big Give with Jessie May

Manoeuvring the Vans 'Big Jessie' and 'Little Jessie' into position and then Mercedes Benz squeezed into the middle! Jessie May is a Children's Hospice at Home service caring for local terminally ill children and we were supporting our charity today with some marketing support working on The Big Give.

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Phil and Vans get BBC on the move for Children In Need

Our Mercedes-Benz Van team stepped up to the challenge and got BBC Radio Bristol on the move again.

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ViaVan launches revolutionary shared ride service in Milton Keynes

ViaVan, the joint venture between Via, the world’s experts in on-demand shared transit, and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has launched a new shared ride service in Milton Keynes.

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Autonomous trucks will ‘transform’ the industry

More than a quarter (29%) of international transport companies believe that autonomous trucks will be a reality on the roads within the next five years, research by the International Road Transport Union has found. More than three quarters think they will be viable within the next decade.

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Vehicle graphics an ‘essential’ marketing tool

Vehicle graphics are an important tool for delivering messages to a target audience and have not been overtaken by the digital age, branding experts have claimed.

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New FORS Standard unveiled

FORS has published a new FORS Standard, which sets out the requirements operators must meet if they wish to become FORS accredited.

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How the Budget will affect van operators

Vehicle Excise Duty rates for vans will increase in line with the Retail Price Index from April 1, 2019, the Chancellor announced in the Autumn Budget.

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Van Excellence launches CALM solution for drivers’ mental health

To raise awareness of mental health issues and provide help and support for those who could be suffering, Van Excellence has launched a new campaign in partnership with charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

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RHA calls for easier access to Apprenticeship Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy is “fast becoming a tax,” Road Haulage Association Chief Executive Richard Burnett believes.

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City West Commercials Apprentices Graduate

One giant leap into Mercedes-Benz with Graduation Day at the visionary Mercedes-Benz World.

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Finalists for Commercial Motor Award

We are nominated as finalists for Forecourt/ Showroom of the year and here's why!

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City West Commercials Drive Approved Used at Wentworth Park

City West Commercials headlined a Used Truck client experience day, the first of its kind at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Wentworth Park, and Baldwin Transport and WT Transport came along for the ride.

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Don’t be a ‘Space Invader’ – stay safe, stay back

New figures show that one in eight of all road casualties are caused by people who drive too close to the vehicle in front, with more than 100 people killed or seriously injured each year.

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International Haulage Permits – Post-Brexit

The Government has outlined the rules that will apply for issuing international road haulage permits post Brexit. Outlined in a consultation response issued by DfT, these rules may apply in both a deal or no-deal situation.

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More than a month of work ‘lost to congestion’

Congestion is increasingly becoming a critical business issue, according to the latest research from the Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer.

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New Freight Portal to help cut industry’s costs

The Energy Saving Trust has launched a new Freight Portal to help HGV operators reduce their fuel use.

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Mercedes-Benz Business Barometer September 2018

Road congestion: yet another threat to local economies

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OmniPlus Roadshow

Technicians discover the New Tourismo on tour across City West Commercials depots.

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World Premier of New Actros

World premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks flagship in Berlin.

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Spark Your Imagination - Truckfest Returns to Shepton

City West Commercials brought a huge juggernaut of Trucks to the Bath Showground this year and stretched our reach from the familiar ground of Shepton to the outback of Australia this year.

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Technicians Star on the Rise

City West Commercials celebrate Technicians completion of Advanced Training.

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Research findings ‘cloak real concerns of commercial drivers’

Transport Focus’ research findings into the motorway services network make encouraging reading for car drivers looking for a suitable stop to break a journey. But investment in services for commercial drivers has not kept pace and satisfaction levels in these areas are dropping.

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Licence derogation for alternative fuel CVs ‘welcomed by van buyers’

The Department for Transport’s confirmation that a licence derogation will be put into place for alternatively-fuelled vans has been welcomed by fleet industry bosses and van users alike.

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Road users ‘need incentives’ to improve their green credentials

The Road Haulage Association has welcomed Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s proposals for a major uplift in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, paving the way for widespread adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles.

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Haulage & Trailers Act bolsters EU exit preparations

New legislation on cross-border haulage has been given Royal Assent, marking a significant step in the Government’s preparations for exiting the European Union.

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The Only Way is Wessex

The Wessex Truck Show saw weekend of entertainment, Truck Parade and judging at the Yeovil Showground with many families camping for the duration making it a truly stand out event.

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