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RVS becomes UK distributor for MOL VDK refuse vehicles

MOL VDK refuse vehicles
On 1 December 2020 Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) purchased the business of Kent-based HE Municipal Engineering Services and is now the exclusive supplier of MOL VDK refuse vehicles in the UK. HE Municipal was established in 2004 to supply, repair and maintain refuse vehicles of all makes and models. In 2018 the company took over as the UK...

Renault Kangoo Z.E. will help Sky evaluate how it can transform its commercial fleet to all-electric vehicles

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The Renault Kangoo Z.E. is helping Sky drive forward its ambition to be net zero carbon by 2030 as the first 100 per cent electric commercial vehicles implemented into its fleet. Europe’s leading direct to consumer media and entertainment company has introduced 11 Renault Kangoo Z.E. vans to its operations, the new vans being Sky’s very first all-electric commercial vehicles....

Webfleet Solutions and Lytx collaborate to offer a video-based solution for enhanced driver and vehicle safety

Taco van der Leij, Vice President of Webfleet Solutions Europe
Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics providers and part of Bridgestone, is collaborating with Lytx, a leading global provider of video telematics solutions for fleets, to offer an integrated video-based solution. WEBFLEET Video is a seamless integration of Lytx’s camera technology with Webfleet Solutions’ fleet management system. Users will be able to access and manage both their vehicles...

Trakm8 joins the Association of Fleet professionals

Peter Mansfield
Trakm8 has joined the recently formed Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP) as a gold partner, where it will utilise its expertise in fleet management solutions and data-driven insights to offer expert advice to its members and help shape the future of the industry.    The AFP was launched this year following the merger of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO)...

FMG to provide 24/7 driver support for ALD Automotive

Vans
FMG have partnered with ALD Automotive, one of the UK’s leading full-service fleet management and mobility providers, to integrate FMG’s comprehensive 24/7 accident management service into ALD Automotive’s commercial vehicle and company car leasing solution. FMG’s customer-centric approach and 30-year experience in delivering accident management services, was a critical factor in ALD Automotive’s decision to partner with FMG. They required...

Commercial vehicle safety firm SM UK is helping companies put wellbeing first with the launch of its welfare vans.

SM UK welfare Van
Leeds-based SM UK has invested £200,000 to develop the vehicles, which offer workers a safe and Covid secure environment to eat and keep clean while working on remote sites, and are the first production line of their kind in Yorkshire. Each welfare van is equipped with features such as sanitising stations, toilet facilities, a kitchen area and seating for up...

Ranger on the rails

Ranger on the rails
Known as ‘rail buggies’, utility vehicles are not new to the railway maintenance industry, but the development of the custom Polaris Rail Ranger presented an opportunity to innovate the design, including the introduction of technology and equipment which is normally reserved for bigger, more expensive plant equipment. The custom Ranger was built by Fitzgerald Plant Services Ltd, an established provider...

The suicide rate for van drivers is 25% higher than the national average and during COVID-19, mental health challenges for van drivers have been exacerbated due to fatigue and...

Vans
Today on ‘Blue Monday,’ Driving for Better Business (DfBB), a government-backed Highways England campaign, raises awareness of the mental health challenges van drivers face amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   Van drivers of all ages are prone to poor mental health due to unpredictable journey times, traffic congestion, tight deadlines, a high workload, and lack of social interaction. Indeed, the suicide...

Urbaser expands UK portfolio with six new contracts

Urbaser
Environmental services company Urbaser Ltd has announced that it is acquiring six waste management contracts from Amey, with a portfolio value of over £30m per annum. The contracts involve the provision of waste and recycling collection, street cleansing and grounds maintenance services for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), Gloucester City Council, Selby District Council and Eden District Council, as well...

OVO Energy expands its fleet with 40 Kia e-Niro electric cars

OVO Energy Kia Niro
OVO Energy has selected Kia Motors (UK) Limited to supply 40 of its Field Force team with the all-electric Kia e-Niro. Capable of 282 miles on a single charge, the e-Niro is a perfect fit for OVO Energy’s Field Force. Other key features which attracted the company to the award winning electric car was its spacious interior, exceptional practicality...