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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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Mercedes-Benz Vans Biz Barometer - Heat and Hydration

Our latest Business Barometer report has revealed that an alarming 20% of van drivers surveyed have avoided drinking during the current UK heatwave, to reduce the need for toilet breaks. Read the full Mercedes-Benz Vans report into health, hydration and the van driving nation.

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HRH The Prince of Wales visits City West Commercials at Royal Cornwall Show

A Very Royal Cornwall Show

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WT Transport goes for growth with Mercedes-Benz Approved Used trucks from City West Commercials

WT Transport, a leading customer for top-quality pre-owned vehicles sold under the Mercedes-Benz Approved Used banner, has entered an exciting new phase in its development after moving to a smart headquarters in Northampton

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Mercedes-Benz honours its brightest and best commercial vehicle apprentices

City West Commercials scoop award. Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the achievements of the young men and women who will be leading the drive to keep tomorrow's vans and trucks out on the road and earning.

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Manoeuvrable Mercedes-Benz Arocs slots into Burcombe Haulage fleet

So impressed is Cornwall’s Burcombe Haulage with its first two factory-built Mercedes-Benz 8x4 Arocs ENAs that it now has a third on order from Dealer City West Commercials.

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Asset Alliance £35m order with City West Commercials

Asset Alliance is expanding its vehicle stock with a £35m order of more than 430 Mercedes-Benz trucks from City West Commercials.

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The Mercedes-Benz Business Barometer

The Mercedes-Benz Business Barometer – our ongoing study of more than 2,000 British van drivers, owners and operators – highlights the stigma still attached to mental health…

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City West Commercials’ Mercedes-Benz star rises in Exeter

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Dealer City West Commercials has achieved a long-held ambition by opening a smart new service centre in Exeter.

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Ready for our close up #ExeterSpotlight The Road To Greendale

Ready for our close up #ExeterSpotlight We had our team picture of #Exeter on Friday, our class of 2018.

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Road Efficiency Live 2018

City West Commercials were at Road Efficiency Live 2018

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Exeter We Moved | Unlock The Potential

Exeter's Destination for Truck and Van has now launched.

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Life-saving eCall for all new van models

As of 31 March, automobile manufacturers are required equip all new types of cars and vans with eCall, a system that automatically dials emergency services in the event of a serious road traffic accident.

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Connected cameras cut costs of insurance

Connected vehicle cameras are having a dramatic impact on the cost and lifecycle of insurance claims and could save the commercial fleet sector many millions of pounds a year.

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Driving tips for neck and back pain

Research by the British Chiropractic Association indicates that more than 5.5 million drivers could suffer from neck and back pain as a result of time spent behind the wheel.

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Delivery time danger for Euro VI vans

The introduction of Clean Air Zones from 2019 is likely to increase demand for used Euro VI vans and delivery times for new models, Alex Wright, the MD of Shoreham Vehicle Auctions believes.

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Omniplus and City West Commercials Launch Mobile Technician

City West Commercials. and Omniplus launch new Bus and Coach venture with mobile technician.

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One in three fear they’ll be replaced by robots

Almost one in five van drivers, owners and operators are so concerned about skills shortages they fear it could prevent their business operating in the next 12 months, says a new report from Mercedes-Benz Vans.

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Alcohol interlocks ‘should be mandatory’ for vans, lorries and buses

The European Transport Safety Council wants alcohol interlocks to be fitted in all new professional vehicles.

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Drivers’ hours enforcement is good, but where are truckers to rest?

The Road Haulage Association supports DVSA’s action on drivers’ hours compliance but is concerned about the lack of legal rest areas for drivers to park.

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Government introduces Haulage Permits & Trailer Registration Bill

The Government has introduced new legislation on cross-border haulage as the UK continues its preparations for life outside the EU.

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Best practice guide for vehicle body buyers

Vehicle body manufacturer Ingimex has launched a best practice guide to help light commercial vehicle operators ask the right questions of prospective vehicle body suppliers before making an investment.

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Gearing up for The Royal Cornwall Show 2018

City West Commercials will once again be showcasing our Trucks and After Sales Services at The Royal Cornwall Show 2018.

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City West Commercials Exeter relocate to Greendale Business Park

Exeter, we're on the move to Greendale Business Park bringing the best of City West Commercials services under one roof.

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A festival of rugby launches the Pontypridd & Valleys initiative

Friday evening 29th September saw the launch of the Pontypridd & Valleys Rugby Initiative at Sardis Road – the first of many such rugby festivals planned.

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City West Celebrate Ponty’s Valley Derby win

Joining in the celebrations of a fine Pontypridd win over Merthyr on Saturday 16th September

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City West Commercials on board with Ponty RFC

Pontypridd RFC is delighted to announce a renewed sponsorship deal with City West Commercials for the forthcoming season.

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Cenex celebrates new trial of low-emission, temperature-controlled lorries

Cenex – the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies – has announced plans to trial the effectiveness of zero emission-capable trucks and refrigeration units on urban delivery routes.

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DVLA trials new Amazon Alexa service

Road users can now access up-to-the-minute information from the DVLA about their vehicle tax and MOT status through Amazon’s Alexa service.

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My Van service will help keep businesses moving

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has launched an online service booking tool with five new options to let customers to book their vehicles in for a service or repair at a time that suits the operational needs of their businesses.

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Using a mobile phone while driving

On 1 March, the Government doubled the penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving to six penalty points and a £200 fine. Vocational drivers may have their entitlements suspended by the Traffic Commissioner and newly-qualified drivers will automatically lose their licence under the points system.

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Mercedes-Benz is presenting the first fully electric truck for heavy distribution operations

Daimler Trucks has presented the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck in Stuttgart, as the first fully electric truck with an admissible total weight of up to 26 tonnes.

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