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02 Jul Drivers Hours and "Tax on Deliveries"

The temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the Covid-19 crisis, ended on 14 June and relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules ended on May 31.


The change in drivers’ hours rules came as the Freight Transport Association (FTA) denounced the sudden introdu...

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02 Jul Tesco and Mercedes-Benz Team Up for Driver Assessments

Mercedes-Benz Vans is working with Tesco.com to enable the online grocer to evaluate the driving skills of thousands of new drivers recruited to meet the retailer’s record-breaking demand for home deliveries.


Britain’s biggest retailer is achieving 1.2 million online deliveries weekly — t...

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02 Jul Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Celebrates 25 Years

Mercedes-Benz Vans is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sprinter. 


The History

1995: A van anticipates the coming decade 

When the current world of online commerce was barely imaginable, an ultramodern van was launched onto the market ideal for the logistics challenges ahe...

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23 Jun We're open!

We have been planning and implementing a number of measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues. We hope that you are reassured that we have made our showrooms and service reception areas as safe a retail place as possible.However, we will be doing things slighlty differently ...

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04 Jun Urgent Plea for Safer Parking Spaces

FTA, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, is urging the government to follow through on its promise made two years ago to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers. Two years after the government pledge, FTA’s members report that provision has not improved, and many are forced to tak...

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04 Jun Nominations for Truck & Driver Awards    

It’s time to get nominations in for Truck & Driver Magazine Awards. There are five awards up for grabs: Young Driver of the Year, Hero of Haulage, Champion of Drivers, Truck of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.


According to the magazine, the awards: “Showcase the dedication and...

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04 Jun Increase in Drug Driving

The number of motorists found guilty of drug-driving increased by a fifth year-on-year in 2019, new official figures reveal.


Despite stiff penalties, 11,614 motorists were found guilty of drug-driving offences in 2019. Under current legislation, those convicted could face a minimum 1 year...

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04 Jun Costs of Fuel at 4 Year Low

Fuel prices have reached a four-year low caused by the coronavirus outbreak. A litre of unleaded petrol is down from 127p in January to 107p at the end of May, according to UK government figures.


Paradoxically, while it comes as good news for motorists, the lockdown is also the reason pri...

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04 Jun Dual Carriageway Upgrade

Following a consultation in summer 2019, Highways England have announced the preferred route for dualling the remaining single carriageway sections of the A66 between Penrith and Scotch Corner.


The A66 is both a nationally important road, linking the M6 at Penrith in Cumbria with the A1(M...

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28 Apr Euro Commercials backs NHS Wales fleets battling pandemic

NHS Wales Health Courier Services (HCS) recognised early on that its own fleet was likely to be stretched by the additional workload and that it would need additional vehicles. It was grateful, therefore, when Euro Commercials responded by providing three of its demonstrators on an indefin...

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24 Mar COVID-19 Customer Update

Update 25/03

Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our colleagues and customers. Therefore, in line with the latest Government advice, Euro Commercials Van Centre will be closed to the public with immediate effect.


We have the Sales Management team working remotely from ...

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20 Feb Too many vans have no alarm fitted

Four-in-ten new vans on sale today do not come with an alarm as standard, an investigation by What Car? Vans has concluded.


The findings follow research highlighting how more than 43,000 vans have been stolen since 2016, with a further 117,000 broken into, costing drivers and businesses m...

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17 Feb Cardiff's Workshop Extends its Opening Hours

Our Cardiff workshops opening hours have changed as of 03/02/2020. We are now also open Friday night resulting in the workshop being operational for 144hrs per week. 


The workshop will operate continuously from 6am on a Monday through til 6pm on a Saturday, Sunday hours are 6am - 6pm...

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17 Feb Sprinter retains Large Van of the Year title

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.


Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, explained: “While several players in the heavy van market have raised their game in the ...

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17 Feb Pro-Connect services added to Sprinter, Vito & eVito models

Mercedes-Benz Vans has enhanced the capabilities of its class-leading connectivity system, Mercedes PRO connect, with the addition of two new services – Remote Access and Digital Drivers’ Log.


Remote Vehicle Access means that a driver assigned to a vehicle can lock and unlock the vehicle ...

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07 Feb Two more FUSO Canters for NTM's high-payload RCVs

NTM builds and maintains a comprehensive range of high-quality equipment for waste and recycling applications at the factory in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, to which it moved in 2015.


It will shortly be delivering the new 7.5-tonners to one of the UK’s leading waste management specialis...

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30 Jan Zero-emission trucks require radical policy changes

The transition to carbon-neutral and zero-emission freight transport cannot happen without radical policy changes by the European Union and the governments of all member states.


That was the feeling among the CEOs of Europe’s truck makers at a recent Commercial Vehicle Board meeting of th...

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30 Jan Operator survey highlights key trends

More than 70% of operators struggle to fill their HGV driver vacancies either some of the time or all of the time, new research has found.


In addition, 52% of operators believe that Driver CPC has not added any value to their business since its introduction a decade ago.  However, 24...

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30 Jan Demographic of ‘white van man’ changing

Contrary to the ‘white van man’ stereotype, an increasing number of women are taking to the roads as delivery drivers and couriers.


Analysing insurance quotes for the past three years, The Van Insurer found that requests for a quote from female delivery drivers have increased by 104%.&nbs...

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30 Jan Van Excellence celebrates another successful year

Tens of thousands of vans are now being operated to the highest standards of safety, compliance and efficiency, thanks to the work undertaken by the members of Van Excellence, a voluntary scheme administered by the FTA and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.


“Van Excellence was launched in 2...

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