The safety of light commercial vehicles is often overlooked in favour of performance, fuel efficiency and emissions; Ford however have made safety top priority with the new Transit Custom, building it heavily into the design of their new offering.
The future of London transport is set to change with the unveiling of the Nissan NV200, providing a vision of the next generation of London taxi cab.
The much loved Citroen Nemo has made a big splash at the inaugural Trade Van Driver magazine awards, picking up first prize in the ‘best city van’ category.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has unveiled two new training courses aimed at increasing the ability of van and light commercial vehicle fleets to operate safely and legally. The Certificate of Excellence for Van Operators and the Certificate of Excellence for Passenger Van Operators are based on advice contained in the association’s Van Excellence Code, which was written using and advice from support the UK’s best van fleets.
A Metropolitan police officer has found himself in hot water after a sticker used for marketing purposes was placed on another force’s van.
With European labelling legislation set to change on 1 November, the tyre giant Michelin has launched a new tyre specifically designed for light commercial vehicles, which will excel at the three new sales criteria.
In good news for green campaigners and advocates of sustainable fuel sources, the global delivery company DHL has made a substantial commitment towards the future, investing in another 100 propane-powered pickup vans and delivery vehicles, which will be on the road by August 2012. This investment is in addition to their existing fleet of 4,000 vehicles which run on sustainable sources of fuel.
A new Chinese arrival and a Fiat Punto with a difference have hit the small van market. Let’s have a look at the prospects of these two young upstarts.