Twelve Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) with Terberg lifts have been delivered to Veolia for its domestic waste and recycling collections for Telford & Wrekin Council.
The order is made of 11 Elite 6 chassis with Olympus 23 bodies and Terberg OmniDEL Electric bin lifts and an Olympus Mini RCV for collections from locations with restricted access, such as narrow country lanes. A further six vehicles were ordered at the same time for Veolia’s operation in Stafford.
A fleet of new bin lorries has taken to the streets after North Lanarkshire Council took delivery of 24 vehicles.
The Mercedes Benz Econic lorries meet the latest European standards for emissions and have a number of safety features, including an automatic emergency braking system and a four-way camera system to give the driver full visibility.
Industry-leading aftersales support and a premium quality brand image ensured that UW Home Services’ first vans wear Mercedes-Benz three-pointed stars.
The smart metering systems specialist has ordered 200 Vito 111 CDI Compacts from Dealer Midlands Truck & Van, for use by uniformed mobile engineers based nationwide.
UW Home Services was established in June 2018 to manage the roll-out of smart meters to customers of its parent company, Utility Warehouse Group. The Government wants energy suppliers to replace old-style gas and electricity meters, with new, electronic versions.
SEAT UK has launched its Fleet Commitment initiative, offering a series of ownership benefits for fleets and company car drivers.
The new scheme offers a wide-range of perks to boost convenience, reduce cost and deliver the highest levels of fleet aftersales service.
North Lanarkshire Council has taken delivery of two SsangYong Korando 4x4 vehicles, which will be predominantly utilised by its Justice Services Team to assist with a series of community projects, and to help home care workers to be able to travel more freely within the county.
North Lanarkshire’s Justice Services Team deliver effective assessment and management of offenders within the community. Prime objectives are to identify those offenders most at risk of harm either to themselves or are at risk of reoffending; and to establish whether a community-based management plan could support offenders to reduce the risk of harm, and the risk of reoffending.
The all-terrain, versatile SsangYong vehicles, delivered this month, have the capability to access remote and challenging areas that may have previously been more challenging to reach.
Jim Curtis, Placement Manager for Justice Services Community Payback Team, at North Lanarkshire Council, said: “Our Justice Services Team want to ensure that the local community is confident that they’re working hard to reduce the risk of harm to local people, that it’s addressing victim issues, and that it’s contributing to the rehabilitation of offenders. The level of assistance varies across the region however the Korando’s will allow us to reach and engage with harder to reach, rural communities and, in addition, will be an asset helping home care workers travel around in dubious weather conditions.”
David Wishart, Dealer Principal of Frasers of Falkirk, said: “Frasers were delighted to handover the Korando’s to North Lanarkshire Council this week. The new 4x4 vehicles will be of great assistance as they help with rural community engagement - we’re really pleased to see them deployed in our local area and doing such an important job.”
How to avoid a “brake” in your confidence -Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney reflects on the standards for regular brake testing
They’re there to make sure your vehicles are fit and serviceable at all times.
And the MOT standard is always met.
In fact, your regular inspections should be above that minimum standard.
Philip Hammond's comments today (April 9) from the House of Commons Despatch box hints at a future fuel duty rise: Mr Hammond said:
Corporate moves to managing ‘safe, sustainable mobility’ amid a rising trend of employees opting for cash in lieu of a company car due to a perceived rising tax burden makes ‘grey fleet’ management ever-more critical.
That was one of the key messages from speakers participating in UK premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation ACFO’s, ‘Not so Grey: Managing Opt Out and Private Vehicles’ webinar, which is now available as a download from the ‘members’ area’ of its website - www.acfo.org.
National Salvage, the UK’s largest collective vehicle salvage operator which incorporates NSG and NSA, has rebranded as e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management (e2e). The rebrand signals the group’s service innovation and business growth goals, with a focus on raising best practice standards in salvage and recycling services for the fleet market.
Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (“Bridgestone”), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company, today announced it has completed the acquisition of TomTom Telematics (Telematics), the leading provider of digital fleet solutions in Europe, for €910 million.
PEUGEOT has supplied Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets with a fleet of new vans and cars to service its expanding business in the UK and Ireland. The new fleet has been funded by LeasePlan UK, which will provide the new PEUGEOT fleet on a four-year contract that includes maintenance and accident management.
The ESO Consortium (led by Pivot Power) announces a £41m world-first decarbonisation SuperHub in Oxford, providing a model for cities around the world to cut carbon and improve air quality.
Expert Market, a leading comparison site for vehicle tracking systems, has released it's latest study revealing the true cost of driving in London. The new infographic shows just how much the new ULEZ charge will increase the cost of driving through central London
New law takes the 'slient killer' out of electric vehicles - but only in part says Brigade Electronics
They’re silent but deadly …. At low speeds electric and hybrid vehicles are a real menace on the roads because they are so quiet at low speeds.
Without the purr of a petrol or diesel engine to warn them, pedestrians are less likely to notice the approach of an EV than of a conventional vehicle.
All that is about to change, at least in part.
This article is published in Utility Fleet Magazine - Issue 2 (2019) - click here to read the issue
More than two-thirds (70%) of van drivers have taken time off work due to back pain** - costing the UK economy on average £21 billion per year, according to a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles survey.
M Group Services (‘the Group’), a leading provider of services to essential infrastructure markets in the UK, with a turnover of over £1bn, today announces that its wastewater network services subsidiary, IWJS, has completed the acquisition of the drainage division of Tomato Plant Company (TPC).
Captec, designer and manufacturer of specialist computing equipment, has launched a new fully rugged in-vehicle solution comprising a tablet and vehicle dock. The VT-681 rugged tablet and IVM-681 dock provide a complete IT platform that delivers mobile workforce automation in vehicle fleets with a mounted and dismounted use case.
Vauxhall’s Grandland X SUV is the dependable and versatile vehicle of choice for the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service, which has ordered a fleet of eight vehicles. The vehicles will be used by officers to respond to incidents within the local community, including fire and emergency response.