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New vehicles enable DHSC to double its existing fleet of mobile testing units (MTU)

TGS DHSC
DHSC has appointed Renault UK, LeasePlan UK and TGS via Crown Commercial Services to double its existing fleet of Test and Trace mobile testing units (MTUs). Developing such a specialised vehicle and delivering it in significant numbers, on budget, and within an extremely tight three-month timeframe, ensued close collaboration between the three companies, with all involved in playing a key...

Centrica commits to 100% EV fleet by 2025

British Gas
Centrica, owner of British Gas, has pledged to be a net zero organisation by 2045 – five years ahead of the previous target and the UK deadline, along with a new commitment to helping our customers be net zero by 2050. At the same time, we brought forward our commitment to electrifying our 12,000 strong fleet of vehicles to...

RVS announced as key UK dealer for AJK Skip and Hook Loader systems

RVS Skip Loader
Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) continues to expand its services with the announcement that it has become a key UK dealer for AJK Skip and Hook Loader systems. Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS: “AJK are well-known for providing high quality, versatile, safe and well-designed hook and skip loader systems that have been thoroughly tried and tested in the field....

Ford ‘Smart Mirror’ Ensures Van Drivers Can Clearly See Cyclists, Pedestrians and Other Vehicles Behind

Ford Mirror
Ford is introducing a “Smart Mirror” - a high-definition screen that displays a panoramic rear view for the driver of Transit and Transit Custom vans. The Full Display Interior Mirror helps drivers to spot cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles that may be behind them, even when windowless rear doors or partitions are in the way. The display shows a live feed...

The only way is up for new car registrations as showrooms look to reopen

MarchFuel2021andYTDcars
The UK new car market recorded its first ‘growth’ since August 2020, with 29,280 more units registered during March compared to the same month last year, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, the month represents the anniversary of the first lockdown in March 2020, when the pandemic brought Britain to a standstill...

Urbaser commences Zero to Landfill trade waste services in Gloucester

ULCS new vehicle in Gloucester
On 1 April 2021 Urbaser Ltd Commercial Services (ULCS) commenced its Zero to Landfill waste and recycling collection services for businesses across Gloucester and Cheltenham. All non-recyclable waste that is collected will be converted into renewable energy at the Javelin Park Energy from Waste facility. Gary McKinnon, Commercial Business Manager, ULCS: "We welcome the opportunity to help local businesses in...

DrainsAid delivers eco-friendly ‘deep cleans’ with Müller-equipped Mercedes-Benz Arocs from Northside

Arocs 3251 - DrainsAid (2)
The new Mercedes-Benz sewer-cleaning vehicle that has just entered service with Yorkshire-based DrainsAid combines high-performance jetting and suction capabilities with impeccable environmental credentials. Equipped to clean large diameter sewers and deep wells, the vehicle is based on an Arocs 3251 chassis supplied by local Dealer Northside Truck & Van. Its Canalmaster Super Recycler bodywork was built and fitted in Germany...

VisionTrack appoints James Littlechild as head of corporate sales

James Littlechild
VisionTrack has strengthened its senior management team, with James Littlechild joining the video telematics specialist as Head of Corporate Sales. This latest appointment will support the company’s business strategy and ongoing expansion both in the UK and internationally. In his new role, Littlechild will be responsible for developing strategic relationships with large enterprise fleets. James will draw upon 15 years...

New Director at Specialist Fleet Services

Alan Chivers, SFS
Alan, who has over 38-years’ experience in commercial and municipal vehicle provision, will be overseeing all aspects of the SFS’s extensive nationwide local authority fleet, vehicle maintenance and workshop management contracts.  Alan will also be working closely with the SFS team on the implementation of strategies regarding the electrification of customer fleets and the utilisation of alternative fuel vehicles. Bob...

Get ready for the road this Easter

Tyresafe
With the rule of six now firmly in place and the country beginning to reopen, TyreSafe is urging drivers to make sure they’ve carried out the necessary checks to ensure their vehicle is still in egg-cellent condition and is #ReadyForTheRoad ahead of the Easter weekend. No matter what your plans, whether you’re eager to take advantage of easing restrictions on...