DX boosts delivery fleet’s security and green credentials

DX boosts delivery fleet’s security and green credentials

UK-based mail, parcels and logistics network operator DX has reported that it is investing to make its delivery fleet greener and more secure. “Following successful trials, recent investment includes the roll out of specially designed 3.5 tonne and 5 tonne delivery vehicles, which have greater fuel efficiency than the existing fleet,” said DX. “The new 3.5 tonne vehicle produces 15kg less CO2 emissions, and the 5 tonne vehicle 23kg less CO2 emissions, than their respective…

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Prestone Commands Share of Heavy Duty Market

Prestone Commands Share of Heavy Duty Market

Prestone, the number one Coolant/Antifreeze brand in the US, has expanded its UK portfolio to fulfil market requirements, launching a patented Heavy Duty Coolant range, “Prestone Command”. The Prestone Command Heavy Duty Coolant, designed for any engine, in any industry, was created specifically to help fleet managers and vehicle owners keep vehicles on the road, reduce downtime and minimise costly repairs. Routine maintenance and unplanned repairs can be expensive and time consuming and cooling system…

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Seven Telematics transports Carlson Vehicle Transfer to new levels of tracking

Seven Telematics transports Carlson Vehicle Transfer to new levels of tracking

Operating throughout the UK and into Europe, Carlson Vehicle Transfer has a 150 strong fleet of specially designed car transporters that are now 100% specified with GPS Vehicle Tracking from Seven Telematics for its pan European vehicle movement services. In a relationship that goes back over nine years, every car transporter in the Carlson fleet, from the largest transporter that can carry up to 12 vehicles through to the smallest fully enclosed single vehicle truck,…

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Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions celebrate 20 years of Collaboration

Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions celebrate 20 years of Collaboration

2016 not only marks the 20th anniversary of the collaboration between Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd and TVS Supply Chain Solutions, but as a result of TVS SCS providing Isuzu with industry leading levels of service and excellent support since they first established in the UK, both companies have culminated this successful relationship by signing a further 3 year renewal contract. This continued relationship is particularly positive as Isuzu continues to develop an increased share of the UK Truck Market, with…

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MPs Angry that Fuel Supply Chain Businesses are Knowingly Profiteering from Falling Oil Prices

MPs Angry that Fuel Supply Chain Businesses are Knowingly Profiteering from Falling Oil Prices

2015 Fuel Pricing Data clearly shows Supply Chain Businesses are Knowingly Profiteering from Falling Oil Prices. A FairFuelUK extensive analysis of the trends in oil, wholesale and retail fuel prices in 2015 sourced from reputable organisations, Portland Fuel Pricing, Government Statistics and the RAC Foundation, explodes the myth that rocket and feather pricing at the pumps is circumstantial. From January 2015, Sterling oil prices have fallen by 23% in 2015, whereas diesel and petrol margins…

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Plans To Impose A 20mph Speed Limit Across Most Of Edinburgh

Plans To Impose A 20mph Speed Limit Across Most Of Edinburgh

CONTROVERSIAL plans to impose a 20mph speed limit across most of the Capital will be rolled out from this summer after only 54 objections were lodged. Around 80 per cent of Edinburgh’s roads are set to be affected by the scheme, which won backing from councillors last year. City chiefs have revealed phase one of the project – which will cover the city centre from Queen Street to the Meadows – will be brought into…

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Make The Switch

Make The Switch

Despite falling oil prices, switching from oil to LPG could save couriers a fortune, and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint. Despite the current fall in oil prices, propane (LPG) pricing has proved historically to be consistently lower per litre than diesel or petrol, Even with the current dip in oil prices, the expectation is that in the medium and long term the price differential between oil and LPG will constantly increase, so the savings to…

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Positive Budget For Roads And Road Users

Positive Budget For Roads And Road Users

The BVRLA has given a cautious welcome to Chancellor George Osborne’s Summer Budget, which included a further freeze on fuel duty, a new VED regime and changes to the MOT test. Commenting on the announcement that fuel duty would be frozen for this year, BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said: “Motorists and businesses will benefit from this continued freeze, but there is now a compelling case for the government to go one-step further and provide…

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Wider Tyre Range Means Fast-fits Are Becoming Slow-fits, reports epyx

Wider Tyre Range Means Fast-fits Are Becoming Slow-fits, reports epyx

An ever-widening choice of tyre sizes and brands means that only around 40% of drivers are now getting a tyre fitted on their first visit to a fast-fit centre, says epyx. The statistics are taken from analysis of customer reports from some of epyx’s largest fleet customers and is believed to be around half the typical figure of a decade ago. David Goodyear, head of business development at epyx, said: “These figures are not really…

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Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Fuel Consumption: Only Trust Your Own Figures

Van users have been warned to treat all fuel consumption figures with caution, unless they derive from their own experience. Steve Clarke, group marketing manager for Fuel Card Services, said, “A recent Which? report showed only 13 of 200 tested vehicles living up to manufacturers’ official mpg figures. Surprisingly, this is hardly news, with various vehicle makers being fined for misleading during recent years. Van users can hardly expect that LCV manufacturers’ claims are any…

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