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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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Calls for earlier MOTs as one in four vans fails first test

A leading consumer website is calling on Government to modernise the MOT rules after official data revealed that one in four vans fail their first MOT.

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Transport and distribution SMEs optimistic about growth

44% of SMEs in the transport and distribution sector are optimistic about the prospect of growth over the next three months, new research has found. Just 13% predicted a contraction.

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Invest drivers’ hours windfall into road safety, says FTA

A £3 million Treasury windfall, achieved by collecting fines from historical drivers’ hours offences, should be invested into the stricter enforcement of road safety standards, the Freight Transport Association believes.

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Danger ahead: the real cost of poor road conditions

From parking fines to potholes, the state of UK roads has van drivers facing serious costs – and it’s not just their wallets feeling the strain. Our latest report looks at the issues drivers have to face on a daily basis, and the resulting impacts to their mental health and wellbeing.

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FUSO Canter is loads better for CRS Building Supplies

Payload and productivity gains were among the top priorities when CRS Building Supplies needed four new trucks to offer improved delivery services to its customers – which is why it opted for 7.5-tonne FUSO Canters. | 3 MINUTE READ | 646 WORDS The company operates a chain of 10 builders’ merchant branches in and around Somerset.

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City West Commercials Bake Up Awareness for Save The Children.

As part of our Charity and Community awareness in 2019 we kick started back in December with a good old Bake Sales and Jumper day across all depots and in March we received a little recognition for everyone's efforts.

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City West Commercials reveals growth plans for Exeter depot

City West Commercials, the first dedicated Mercedes-Benz truck sales and truck and van aftersales dealer in the UK, has revealed exciting growth plans for its Exeter depot.

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City West Commercials Hits Milestone Mark

Welcome to Ten Years of City West Commercials

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First-ever EU standards to reduce emissions from trucks

The European Parliament and Council have reached provisional agreement on the first ever CO2 emission standards for trucks in the European Union.

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Logistics worker shortage ‘reaching crisis point’

The Government must urgently review the Apprenticeship Levy to prevent a severe shortage of logistics workers post-Brexit, says the Freight Transport Association.

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Government to consult on ban for 10-year-old truck tyres

The Government is to consult on options to ban older tyres from use on heavy goods vehicles, buses, coaches and mini-buses to help keep road users safe.

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Eco-friendly commercial van sales climb 21% in a year

Sales of eco-friendly commercial vans in the UK have increased by 21% in the last year alone to 1,523, new research has found.

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Van operators ‘need more support’ ahead of ULEZ

More must be done to ensure the financial burden of upgrading vehicles to ensure continued working access within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone does not debilitate small businesses, says the Freight Transport Association.

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‘Parking crisis’ is hurting the wellbeing and wallets of van drivers

Roads that aren’t fit for purpose and poorly maintained, alongside sparsely available parking facilities and regular parking fines, are having a detrimental impact on the nation’s van drivers and operators, new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans has found.

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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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