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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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29 Mar Euro Commercials’ Karl claims top award!

Cardiff-based commercial vehicle service manager Karl Hadley has won a prestigious trophy from Mercedes-Benz Vans, in recognition of his exemplary customer service.

Karl, who is a key member of the aftersales team at South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials, stepped up to collect the Keeping B...

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14 Mar We renew our Sponsorship with Cardiff Blues.

Euro Commercials have extended their sponsorship of Cardiff Blues to take the partnership beyond a decade.

The official Mercedes-Benz Commercial Dealership in Wales, is one of the Blues’ longest standing partners and the relationship has grown from strength to strength.

Euro Commercial cur...

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22 Feb Colin Laver Heating - ‘firing on all cylinders’

Family-run Colin Laver Heating has taken another step on the road to an all-Mercedes-Benz van fleet with the recent arrivals from local Dealer Euro Commercials of another eight Vito models, and its first X-Class pickup.

Managing Director Howard Leyshon and his wife Sherryl, the Company Se...

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14 Feb New CO2 targets for trucks must be ‘achievable in practice'.

Ahead of the final EU negotiations on CO2 standards for trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association has reiterated its support for a timely agreement.

At the same time, ACEA has also cautioned policy makers that these first-ever CO2 targets will only be achievable if they a...

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14 Feb Put safety first when fixing new satnav

The poor positioning of satnav devices on windscreens can pose a significant threat to road safety. 

Today’s large-screen devices positioned in the middle of a vehicle’s windscreen can lethally reduce driver visibility – especially on left hand bends and at junctions.

Breakdown orga...

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14 Feb HGV driver wages rising faster than inflation

Wages for HGV drivers are increasing faster than inflation, according to the results of a Road Haulage Association survey conducted last October.

There remains a drastic shortage of HGV drivers in the UK and RHA members are increasingly reporting a struggle to find and keep experienced, p...

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14 Feb New Sprinter crowned large van of the year!

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been crowned Large Van of the Year at the inaugural Great British Fleet Awards.

“We were very impressed with the technology in the new Sprinter last year, but had yet to drive the van on UK roads, which ruled it out of our awards in 2018,” said Dan Gilke...

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14 Dec TRL wins Zero Emissions HGV Technologies review

The Transport Research Laboratory has won the Highways England and Department for Transport bid to conduct a study into zero emission HGV technologies as part of the Government’s wider Road to Zero strategy.

Due for completion in February 2019, the project will underpin one of the Road To...

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14 Dec 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.

Sprinter retained the Most Reliable Van award for the fourth consecutive year, and fifth year in total since 2011 (2011, 2015, 2016, ...

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14 Dec 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.

Van Of The Year was judged by readers of Commercial Fleet – the the van operators themselves, who use these vehicles in their daily work....

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14 Dec 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.

According to the latest Mercedes-Benz Vans Business Barometer, which monitors the opinions of more than 2,000 van drivers and o...

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07 Dec LJX turns over a new leaf with FUSO Canter

When it comes to buying the right truck, distance doesn’t matter to LJX Tree Services – which explains why the fast-growing Scottish firm has just acquired its third FUSO Canter within the last six months from South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials.

The Canters are fitted with high-sided tip...

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07 Dec Wales Environmental Switch to Mercedes-Benz Trucks 

Wales Environmental Ltd’s new truck acquisition policy has marked the start of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz which is now delivering valuable fuel savings and slashing downtime.

The liquid waste management and drainage specialist was established in 1980 and, until recently, purchased on...

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03 Dec Van man’s best friend?

The UK’s professional drivers spend on average 17 hours completely alone on the roads each week. It’s little surprise, then, that almost a third (32%) of these drivers choose to battle against loneliness and poor mental health by taking their dogs on the roads with them. In fact, 19% take ...

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29 Oct Actros demo makes a winning start with JAGA Brothers

Rugby fans at haulier Jaga Brothers Transport won’t forget the day a mighty Mercedes-Benz Actros demonstration vehicle arrived at their base in Newport – it was delivered by a true legend of the game Sir Gareth Edwards who has for many years been a Director of Euro Commercials, which repre...

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17 Oct Big or small, Daimler’s trucks have all the answers!

Ammanford-based DJ Davies Fuels acquired its Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor unit and 3.5-tonne FUSO Canter from Euro Commercials, the manufacturer’s representative in South Wales. They have joined a fleet of 15 trucks, which includes a 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Axor and two 7.5-tonne Canters. A...

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24 Sep Employment time bomb ‘could break supply chain’

While much attention has been focused on the latest unemployment figures, the FTA is concerned that the status of European workers within the logistics sector is still to be settled in the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

The FTA wants the Government to clarify the working position for Europe...

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24 Sep Three top tips to spot online used vehicle scams

Reports have emerged from mycarcheck.com of a marked increase in online used vehicle scams.  There are three telltale signs of a con in particular:

1. Is the price of the vehicle substantially less than other similar models?

2. Does the number ring out or go to voicemail, prompting y...

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