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.
It seems the old adage of once bitten, twice shy, is ringing true for cash-strapped individuals who are in the market for a new van, as buyers are turning to older vehicles in a bid to avoid the requirement for external credit.
Motorists across the UK are warned to be on the lookout for a bogus email requesting verification of details held on the DVLA Swansea database. The email, purporting to be from the DVLA, informs motorists that refusal to supply the required information will result in drivers having to retake their test.
Are they finally seeing some sense? It may seem like a drop in the ocean, but the government have taken a u-turn on their decision to impose a 3p fuel duty increase in August of this year. The proposed price hike has now been delayed until 2013, which should bide some time for those fleet owners and van insurance customers struggling to make ends meet.
The Energy Saving Trust has once again announced its annual ‘Fleet Heroes’, and for the second time in three years, Ford has received a prestigious award for the innovation it has contributed to the industry, helping to lower fuel bills and reduce car and fleet van emissions.
For the first time in 2012 the van retail market has shown its first sign of market recovery, with van sales numbers for the month of May having increased significantly when compared to figures for the same month in 2011.
The FairFuelUK campaign which has fought to stop planned fuel duty increases and lower the price of fuel has been recognised for its tireless work at the 2012 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards. The campaign, which has the backing of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Road Haulage Association (RHA) and VansA2Z, came out on top of strong competition to win the Public affairs trophy.
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