• Industry reacts to spring budget announcements

    Published On: Monday 18 March 2024

    Transport sector trade associations and commenta­tors welcomed key measures from chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s spring budget this month, including a contin­ued freeze on fuel duty, while also identifying areas in which […]

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  • Volvo delivers on Lenham’s electric initiative

    Published On: Saturday 16 March 2024

    Lenham Storage, the South-East based grocery and FMCG specialist, has put two new battery-electric tractor units into its distribution fleet. The Volvo FM Electrics are the first zero tailpipe emissions […]

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  • The end for paper vehicle test pass certificates

    Published On: Friday 15 March 2024

    The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is to stop issuing printed MOT test pass certificates for HGVs and PSVs from 29 April. Instead, annual test pass certificates will be […]

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  • bp pulse electrifies Ashford Truckstop

    Published On: Friday 15 March 2024

    Kent’s Ashford International Truck­stop, one of the largest truckstops in Europe, has been acquired by bp pulse: the oil giant’s electric ve­hicle charging arm. bp pulse says the purchase is […]

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  • MAN rolls out battery repair network

    Published On: Monday 4 March 2024

    Traton subsidiary MAN has announced that it will open a Europe-wide network of battery repair centres for its electric commercial vehicles. Two existing centres, situat­ed in Germany and Spain, will […]

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  • Broker urges action on DQC renewals

    Published On: Sunday 3 March 2024

    McCarron Coates, the specialist transport insurance broker, has urged operators of HGVs to plan ahead as regards Driver CPC training, as a major deadline looms. The forthcoming five-yearly training deadline […]

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  • Warning over tacho retrofit ‘bottleneck’ this year

    Published On: Friday 1 March 2024

    Tachograph experts have advised UK fleets with heavy vehicles that are driven abroad, but which are currently not fitted with ‘smart’ tachographs, to book in their retrofits of second-generation smart […]

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  • Stellantis plans EV production in Luton

    Published On: Thursday 29 February 2024

    Stellantis, the parent company of Vauxhall, will produce limited numbers of electric vans at its Luton factory from 2025.  Medium-size vans will be produced for all five of the Stellantis […]

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  • Volvo goes aero, and launches Europe’s most powerful truck engine

    Published On: Monday 26 February 2024

    Volvo is the latest truck man­ufacturer to take advantage of EU dimensions regulatory reform to introduce a new truck range with a more aer­odynamic and spacious cab. It has also […]

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