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20 Sep TWT upgrades its fleet with 12 Mercedes-Benz Actros

Mercedes-Benz is making fresh in-roads into the fleet of South Wales-based TWT Logistics Group, which has commissioned a dozen Actros models from local Dealer Euro Commercials within the last year.

Although it has operated trucks bearing the three-pointed star in the past, the family-owne...

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16 Sep Commercial vehicle tax dodge warning

Companies and commercial fleet drivers are being warned not repurpose car-derived vans into more car-like vehicles to try to make savings in Benefit-in-Kind and vehicle taxation.

Burton-on-Trent fleet management firm, CBVC Vehicle Management, says it has been approached on several occasio...

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16 Sep FTA responds to government Spending Review

The Freight Transport Association said it was pleased to see the Chancellor’s announcement of a further £2 billion for Brexit delivery in the Spending Review.  

Heidi Skinner, Head of Policy & Public Affairs Manager for the FTA said the logistics industry was “acutely aware ...

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16 Sep Councils call for powers to fine truckers

The Road Haulage Association says that a move to give councils powers to fine lorry drivers is about generating revenue.

The Local Government Association has called on the Government to allow councils to enforce against moving traffic violations.  Similar powers are already available...

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16 Sep How to pass horses safely on the road

Horses are powerful animals and have extremely heightened senses.  They are also ‘flight’ animals, so if they become scared they will revert to their natural instinct.

If you’re on a country road and approaching a horse from behind, follow the advice of the Institute of Advanced Moto...

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16 Sep Could football be the key to tackling mental health? 

New research from Mercedes-Benz Vans has highlighted the vital role that sport plays in supporting men with their mental health struggles.

The company’s latest Business Barometer found that, for male van drivers, watching and playing sport helped them switch off and avoid anxiety, stress ...

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16 Sep 20% of companies have unsuccessful 3PL contract starts

One fifth of UK companies report unsuccessful start to their contracts with third-party logistics providers, research by the logistics consultancy, Scala, has found.

The study looked at contract start-ups and found that 15% of customer companies have experienced a service that was below t...

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14 Aug Transport Managers fear CPC-compliant driver shortage

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

In a survey of nearly 200 fleet professionals across the UK by driver CPC training provider Fleet Source, more than half (53%) said they worried about the availability of ful...

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14 Aug Blanket ban on mobile phone use in vehicles

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

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.

“For years we have condemned the u...

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12 Aug Could football be the key to tackling mental health?

Football. As they say, it’s more than just a game – and as new research reveals, it could even be essential to tackling mental health in the UK. So how does the beautiful game – and sports in general – help those who might be struggling? Our Business Barometer is here to set the score stra...

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09 Aug Van Excellence wins award

Van Excellence wins award for driver mental health campaign

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 Awar...

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09 Aug Sprinter crowned Large Van Of The Year

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.

“The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has long been the king of the large van segment, and the new model has only accelerated that position thanks to new levels t...

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09 Aug DVS scheme will ‘not achieve zero vehicular harm’

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.

“The logistics sector ...

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09 Aug DVLA says no to Doctors on Wheels medicals

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.

The investigation is still ongoing and it’s understood that staff at Doctors on Wheels are being questioned.

The DVLA ...

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09 Aug Government looks at ways to make driving safer

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.

Increasing the penalties for those who refuse to strap themselves in is being considered as one of 74 actions to improve road safety published by t...

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24 Jun Euro Commercials gets its man...

Euro Commercials gets its man as Liam’s career comes full circle.

South Wales Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealer Euro Commercials is aiming to raise its profile on the national stage after appointing its first Business Development Manager.

Liam Nicholas returns to the company he left in 2015, wit...

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20 Jun Castell Howell Foods take delivery of 16 Atego Trucks

Proven reliability and durability over a demanding working life led wholesaler Castell Howell Foods back to the Mercedes-Benz Atego range for the latest additions to its temperature-controlled fleet.

The Cross Hands-based company has taken delivery of 16 new Atego 12-tonners from South Wa...

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12 Jun Sinclair Group takes an order from Euro Commercials.

A pair of 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos car transporters are helping to ensure that vehicle retailer Sinclair Group stays on the road to success.

Supplied to the Bridgend-based company by South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials, both are 6x2 Antos 2530 models with 7.7-litre engines which produ...

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21 May Biffa boosts its fleet with new body variants

Integrated waste management and recycling leader Biffa has added 43 more Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks – including its first skiploaders and hookloaders based on the low-entry chassis – to the 51 it acquired in 2017-18.

These vehicles were all supplied by South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials...

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26 Apr Is Britain’s van community accelerating its health issues?

Not enough males within the UK’s van community are regularly checking in with the doctor, our latest Business Barometer report reveals. Is this a window into the general attitudes of British men? And could we be doing more to look after ourselves?

A nation with a lack of drive for its hea...

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