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.
As the claim culture in the UK shows no sign of abating, car and van manufacturers have been urged to consider the feasibility of fitting autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems to their vehicles in a bid to cut the number of personal injury compensation claims, which are currently driving up the cost of motor insurance for UK customers.
125,000 people across Europe will feel a whole burning in their pocket following a week-long enforcement campaign against drivers and passengers neglecting to wear their seatbelts.
A recent motorway safety report produced by the Road Safety Foundation supports the view that England’s motorways are unfit for an 80mph speed limit.
A private ambulance fleet which services some of Britain’s leading sports events has chosen ATS Euromaster to maintain its fleet of blue-light vehicles.
In the inaugural Trade Van Driver awards, the Citroen Nemo has picked up the prize for ‘Best City Van’. The diminutive Citroen Nemo drove off with the title despite stiff competition from some of the other big names operating in this sector.
For sole traders, partnerships and small businesses, used light commercial vehicles (LCVs) can provide a life line, helping them to source functional transportation at relatively low cost. Many small businesses are now noticing a dearth in supply, causing many to worry about a potential increase in costs they are in no position to absorb.