Mercedes-Benz

News

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...

more more

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 ...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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 ...

more more

news-image

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 ...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

30 Jan WorkReady Trucks. 

WorkReady from Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Off the shelf vehicles that are tailored for your business.


Sometimes work just won’t wait. With WorkReady vehicles, you can choose from a wide range of trucks with immediate availability. Our industry specific WorkReady vehicles are tailored for your ...

more more

news-image

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-owned...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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 ...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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 ...

more more

news-image

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...

more more

news-image

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...

more more