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Record-breaking quarter for VW global van sales

17 April 2019 Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has enjoyed its strongest first quarter ever, with global deliveries up almost 10%. The company delivered 125,600 LCVs since the start of the year, with European markets accounting for the bulk of volumes. The news comes just days after SMMT figures showed March 2019 was the strongest month ever […]

Oxford’s on-demand bus hailed a success

17 April 2019 A demand-responsive bus service operating in Oxford is set for expansion after enjoying greater than expected success. The PickMeUp on-demand bus operation exceeded all expectations during its first nine months of operation and will now add more vehicles and additional staff. More than 100,000 journeys have been made since launch in June […]

Vito Compact enters service with smart meter company

17 April 2019 A major smart meter installation company has taken delivery of the first batch of major order of Mercedes-Benz Vito vans. UW Home Services – part of the Utility Warehouse Group – ordered 200 Vito 111 CDI Compact models through Midlands Truck and Van. The first 50 vehicles have now entered service, with […]

CV innovation to look forward to in 2019

18 April 2019 This week, Transport News Brief asked a number of senior figures from across the industry to look forward and share the things that their brands are working towards during the year ahead. Robert Grozdanovski, Managing Director, Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland, sees much to celebrate for the brand, its dealers and their […]

Swedish Ambassador opens new Scania service centre

17 April 2019 Scania’s new commercial vehicle service centre has been officially opened by Sweden’s Ambassador to the UK. His Excellency Mr Torbjörn Sohlström, was joined for the opening ceremony by around 150 transport operators, Scania executives and representatives of the site developer/owner, Gallagher Group. Housed on a three-acre greenfield site just off junction 11 […]

Last mile delivery success for Gnewt

17 April 2019 Gnewt by Menzies Distribution has delivered its 500,000th parcel for online retailer ASOS through a trial using a combination of electric vans and human porters. The partnership sees parcels bulk delivered by Menzies to the Gnewt hub in Bow, East London, before onward deliveries to customers are made using EV vans and […]

New Chief Exec for Confederation of Passenger Transport

17 April 2019 The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive. Graham Vidler will replace the current Interim Chief Executive, Peter Gomersall, who will return to the role of Deputy Chief Executive. A graduate of the University of Kent, Graham, who takes up his new role on May […]

Renault Trucks introduces new safety systems for vulnerable road users

17 April 2019 Renault Trucks is offering a suite of new technology designed to enable construction vehicles to integrate better in the city or on-site. The measures are part of the brand’s continuous focus on improving the safety of city-dwellers, drivers and their loads. Available across Renault’s C and K ranges, the new features will […]

Ford develops algorithm that could support greater EV use

10 April 2019 A study to determine the best places to install new charge points, to assist fleets using electric vehicles, has been completed by data scientists at Ford. The project team looked at more than one million kilometres of driving data in Greater London, particularly the locations where vehicles stopped, to pinpoint the places […]

DAF launches new technician recruitment campaign

10 April 2019 DAF Trucks has launched a new campaign designed to recruit new commercial vehicle technicians to its dealer network. The ‘Join the Winning Team’ campaign targets newcomers to the industry as well as existing mechanics and technicians by highlighting the diversity of fulfilling, long-term careers available in a modern commercial vehicle workshop. The […]