The Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA) is improving the way it manages fleet information whilst simultaneously reducing costs and creating the ability to benchmark data across three ambulance trusts through a shared five year contract with Civica Tranman.
The NAA has undertaken a joint procurement to replace existing fleet management systems with an innovative, fit for purpose system which will support fleet managers to reduce vehicle costs through more efficient data capture and analysis.
Leading vehicle accident management services provider sopp+sopp has won a five-year contract with Centrica to provide accident management, FNOL, intervention, vehicle recovery and repair services for the entire Centrica/British Gas fleet of around 13,000 vehicles, the UK’s third largest fleet.
Joining the best-selling Corsa Griffin that launched last year, Vauxhall has expanded its Griffin range to include fully-loaded, high specification Mokka X Plus, Astra and ADAM Griffin Editions.
With its rugged looks, the Mokka X Griffin Plus stands out on the road. But it's not just about stylish design, the Mokka X Griffin Plus is packed with standard features including 19-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, heated front seats and steering wheel. The Mokka X Griffin Plus is available with either a 1.4-litre Turbo (140PS) petrol or a 1.6-litre CDTi (136PS) diesel engine.
More than half of van drivers admitted to making calls behind the wheel without using a hands-free device, according to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ research*.
Van drivers spend an average of 35 minutes on the phone each day in their vehicles, making an average of seven calls a day. One in 10 spend two hours on the phone while driving during the working day.
Nottingham-based housing association, Tuntum, has added five new Vauxhall vans to its fleet, comprised of three British-built Vivaro and two Movano models. The new vans will be used as mobile workshops by Tuntum’s field-based engineers on an everyday basis.
Specially adapted for use by Tuntum, the Vivaro and Movano vans are all equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including remote ultra-sonic alarms, vehicle trackers and rear parking cameras. To transform the vehicles into true on-the-road workshops, each of them has been fitted with equipment such as racking, a split charger relay with battery, voltage inverters, WISA deck flooring and hand wash dispensers.
One month before the launch of the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), the BVRLA is urging policymakers to work more closely with fleets in tackling the Capital’s air quality problem.
The association has published a new factsheet outlining the role that the vehicle rental, leasing and car club sector can play in accelerating the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles and encouraging people to use more active, public and shared modes of transport.
Recycling and resource recovery company, Enva, is expanding and refreshing its fleet by investing in new refuse vehicles to meet increasing demand for its trade services in Scotland.
The company has purchased two brand-new Euro 6 refuse vehicles from Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) boosting its trade waste fleet to over 30 vehicles.
Organisers of The National Refuse Championships 2019 have announced Imperial Commercials and DAF as the headline sponsors this year.
The charity event, which takes place on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 June at the Beach Lawns, Weston-super-Mare brings together waste and recycling collection crews from across the UK to take part in a series of gruelling races that test both strength and stamina. In 2018 the event raised over £21,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society and the aim is to beat that total this year. Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NationalRefuseChampionships2018
A brand-new fleet of over 35 vehicles has arrived at Kettering Borough Council, to carry out waste, recycling, grounds and cleansing works as part of the new shared service with Corby Borough Council.
A combination of refuse trucks, specialist recycling vehicles, sweepers, tipper trucks and transit vans, the vehicles were delivered by contract hire and fleet management company, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), ready for the February contract start. SFS will also continue to maintain the vehicles and manage the councils’ workshops.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is using a new Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera system from Innovative Safety Systems Ltd (ISS) on its enforcement vehicles to capture ‘litter throwers’ and ‘fly-tippers’.
The council, which has a team of 24 enforcement officers, is committed to community safety and tackling environmental crime for residents and businesses within the borough. It took the decision to take additional measures when recent changes to the law enabled them to hold the registered keeper to account.
It is almost certain that rules will be in place to allow UK operators to conduct international road haulage operations in EU Member States from 29 March 2019 in the event of “no deal” until 31 December 2019.
Verizon Connect Introduces Engine Connect, Giving Customers a Comprehensive Overview of Light Commercial Vehicles’ Health and Performance
Verizon Connect introduces Engine Connect, a powerful tool developed specifically for the special needs of light commercial vehicles, that collects critical data directly from a vehicle’s engine to help monitor for potential vehicles issues, helping prevent mechanical problems and maximize vehicle uptime.
Many commentators and politicians cite the automotive industry in Brexit discussions so, as Parliament debates the meaningful vote, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has today published a clear rebuttal of some of the many arguments that have been used about the sector in recent years. The clock is ticking down to 29 March and automotive businesses are in paralysis. The industry has been consistent and united – a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a devastating impact on the sector and the hundreds of thousands of jobs it supports.
From 29 March 2019, regardless of whether there is a deal or no deal, British drivers will most probably require a Green Card in order to drive in the European Union (EU). Venson Automotive Solutions urges businesses to ensure that employees planning to take their company car abroad have the right paperwork, as simply having a UK driving licence won’t cover the legal requirements once Britain leaves the EU.
ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging all drivers to ensure they and their passengers use seatbelts on every journey. The call comes in support of the latest week-long seatbelt enforcement operation which starts today (Monday 11 March).
Seven narrow Elite RCVs with Twin Pack bodies and specially designed bin lifts have been bought by Monmouthshire County Council to make it easier collecting recycling materials in narrow, crowded streets.
The 18 tonne vehicles on 4x2 Dennis Eagle Elite chassis have split bodies for keeping different recycling streams separate. The bin lifts, specially modified by Dennis Eagle to meet Monmouthshire requirements, are designed to minimise movement of the bins from the back of the vehicle and enable safe collection of bags and bins in the same round.
This year BT Fleet Solutions will once again be exhibiting at the CV Show at Birmingham’s NEC.
But on stand 5C90 this year you won’t find one of the 80,000+ vehicles that BT Fleet Solutions manages or replicas of any of the 65 garages it owns. Not even so much as a life-size cut out of one of the business’ 50 mobile technicians. But what you will find is an idea, a concept, a new way of working.
Good Energy has taken a 12.9% share in Zap-Map’s parent company, with an option to take a majority share within two years. Zap-Map is the go-to app for Britain’s 200,000 electric vehicle (EV) drivers – planning routes, locating charge points, checking their availability and sharing power. Its 70,000 regular monthly users have more than 11,000 charging devices to choose from across the UK, all easily navigable from its intuitive app — from service stations to car parks, retail sites to private driveways. And as the network continues to increase rapidly, so too does the number of Zap-Map registered EV drivers in its thriving community, who actively log the status and availability of the national charging network.
Vauxhall has appointed a network of Van Business Centres nationwide that offer the highest standards of customer service in sales, aftersales and workshop services, for its multi award-winning light commercial vehicle (LCV) range that carries British business.
Each Van Business Centre will display Vauxhall’s full LCV range, and have available for test-drive the all-new Combo Cargo – 2019’s International Van of the Year – the British-built Vivaro, and the Movano large van.
A series of glowing press reports and an intensive week behind the wheel of a demonstrator was enough to persuade bulk excavation specialist Brocks Haulage to take on nine 32-tonne IVECO Stralis X-Way tippers, each specified for off-road missions.
One of the Purfleet firm’s most experienced drivers was given the job of testing the vehicle, and he was quick to give it his seal of approval.