Kangoo ZE keeping good company in Geneva

The latest edition to Renault’s electric van range is due to be unveiled alongside the likes of Aston Martins and sleek sport cars in the widely anticipated Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Renault Kangoo long wheel based van, will hopefully have prospective buyers coming home from the show and getting commercial vehicle insurance quotes on the new addition to the range. The van, nicknamed Maxi ZE because of its length and zero emission status, will come as a standard two seater van or a five […]

VOSA disclose van drivers still not learning lessons

An increasing number of commercial vans in the United Kingdom are at serious risk of causing a tyre related accident because firms and drivers are failing to check the condition of the tyres on a regular basis.
The latest effectiveness report carried out by VOSA has shown once more that the condition of tyres on vans which are covered by commercial vehicle insurance remains the most common defect at spot checks carried out across the country. What is more worrying, the number has increased from 20% […]

More fuel efficient and cleaner vans given green light

New challenging targets have been set out by the European Parliament as they continue with their process of reducing the CO2 emissions made by all vehicle manufacturers. The legislation will see short term targets for light commercial vehicles between 2014–2017, with long term targets to be reached by 2020.
The news has been welcomed by van enthusiasts throughout the United Kingdom and has been backed by an online survey of 1400 van drivers which discovered that 87% of them have a wish to become greener, and […]

Construction giants collapse triggers auction of assets

Vehicles and equipment with an estimated value of millions of pounds are going to be auctioned off to the highest bidder in March following the collapse of a north east construction giant.
Firms throughout the United Kingdom and across Europe are thought to be planning to flock to Aberdeenshire for the March 23rd sale of all the assets of the debt laden Les Taylor Group.
There will be over 500 lots at the auction and will include bulldozers, road rollers, dumper trucks, diggers, cars, 4X4s and over […]

HMRC on the trail of fleet users

Van drivers and how they use their vans are to come under the microscope of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers according to reports from of the UK’s leading accountancy firms.
KPMG, a nationwide accounting organisation, have revealed that HMRC are investigating the private usage of commercial vans. It has been an area of confusion for many years but now it seems the question of what can and can’t be taxed will be settled once and for all. The examination of commercial van usage probably […]

Monmouthshire County Council acquire six new Ford Connect vans

When Monmouthshire Council needed to replace its ageing fleet of food delivery vehicles, they approached E & R Moffat who are one of the United Kingdoms leading manufacturers of quality food service equipment and asked them to design a streamlined on board regeneration system which would allow them to provide a much better service for its meals on wheels operation.
Pauline Batty, manager of Monmouthshire’s Community Meals Service and instigator of the plan, said that owning their own vehicles and covering them with commercial vehicle […]

UK firm delighted to add another award to its cabinet

Ashwoods Automotive who produce the Ashwoods Hybrid Transit have been speaking about the pride throughout the company in picking up an award at the Innovation in Car & Van Manufacture category of the Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Awards. Even though they did not win the award, to be named as runner up and beat Citroen who came third has delighted the company.
Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Ashwoods Automotive, said “Even to make a shortlist with two global brands like Citroen and VW is a […]

Soaring prices means fleets are focusing on cutting fuel use

Rising fuel prices are putting UK fleets under even more pressure to protect the company’s bottom line. Last months increase of VAT and an increase in fuel duty have only added to their burden, while both inflation and another planned fuel increase in April promise even tougher times ahead.
However, pump price increase are nothing new to the fleets of the United Kingdom and many firms have already been introducing measures during the past two years to help combat rising oil prices.
Gateshead Council fleet Manager, Graham […]

Volkswagen delighted to win the 2010 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award

Volkswagen has continued to pick up awards this week after adding the 2010 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award for Innovation to their collection. The award covers both cars and commercial van manufacture and the accolade was presented at a ceremony which recognised the contribution made to green fleet management by Volkswagen.
This was the 5th Fleet Hero Awards, where the aim is to highlight and acknowledge organisations who are addressing climate change by reducing their emissions. The awards can go to an individual fleet or […]

Soaring prices means fleets are focusing on cutting fuel use

Rising fuel prices are putting UK fleets under even more pressure to protect the company’s bottom line. Last months increase of VAT and an increase in fuel duty have only added to their burden, while both inflation and another planned fuel increase in April promise even tougher times ahead.
However, pump price increase are nothing new to the fleets of the United Kingdom and many firms have already been introducing measures during the past two years to help combat rising oil prices.
Gateshead Council fleet Manager, Graham […]