Entries by chrisb-cvshow-user

New research shines spotlight on bus passenger opinions

09 January 2020 Across the country, many different approaches are being taken to coax commuters out of their cars and onto the bus network. From free park and ride to the introduction of congestion charges and the roll-out of on-demand services, towns, cities and regions are all trying to achieve the same goal – encouraging […]

British-built model helps drive Vauxhall sales growth

08 January 2020 The British-built Vauxhall Vivaro van – the latest generation of which was launched in 2019 – helped Vauxhall to a 27% increase in sales volume last year. Built at Vauxhall’s recently transformed plant in Luton, the popularity of new Vivaro played a major part in the success, which saw Vauxhall LCV numbers […]

Government unveils plan to open up bus data

08 January 2020 A pioneering project to collate and share bus location data across England will soon see passengers able to plan their journeys with to-the-minute accuracy. Announced by Buses Minister Baroness Vere, the project will see the standardisation and publication of information by all operators, enabling bus users to plan routes, estimate journey times […]

Electric DAFs clock up real-world miles

08 January 2020 The first operators to add DAF’s CF Electric to their fleets have now clocked up a combined mileage of more than 150,000 kilometers – enough to travel around the earth four times. A total of six fully-electric trucks have been in operation for around a year with DAF customers including Jumbo, Simon […]

Haulier embarks on digital transformation

08 January 2020 Specialist haulier Chris Wright Ltd has turned to Teletrac Navman as it takes its first steps into digital fleet management. The company, which is best known for transporting specialist loads – everything from heavy duty excavators and bulldozers, to helicopters and train carriages – now has Teletrac Navman’s hardware installed across its […]

New eSprinter enters production

18 December 2019 eSprinter, Dusseldorf plant, 2019 The electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has entered production. The milestone moment was marked by a ceremony on the production line at the van’s production plant in Dusseldorf for employees and invited guests. More than 4.6 million vans have been produced at the plant since it was […]

Scania buses will help modernise public transport in Côte d’Ivoire

18 December 2019 Scania has signed a deal to deliver 450 buses to Côte d’Ivoire. The buses will enter service in the African nation’s economic capital, Abidjan, as part of a major initiative to upgrade public transport. The order, which was placed by the Ivorian Ministry of Transport, comprises 400 low-entry 13-metre and 50 18-metre […]

Feature: Safeguarding Britain’s tradesmen from potential losses

18 December 2019 Van security is high on the agenda and has always been a top priority for manufacturers and operators. Keeping them secure is more important than ever given how vital the commercial vehicle is central to our economy. We spoke to Andy Woodward, Sales and Marketing Director of Van Guard Accessories – a […]

Project gives second life to Volvo Bus batteries

18 December 2019 Volvo Buses has entered a new partnership that will see batteries from its electric vehicles given a second life. The deal with and Stena Recycling’s subsidiary BatteryLoop will use former bus batteries for energy storage and as an energy source in a new residential development in Gothenburg, Sweden. The project marks a […]