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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Fastlane International’s Manifesto: Introducing Urban Freight Hubs Will Transform UK Cities

Fastlane International’s Manifesto: Introducing Urban Freight Hubs Will Transform UK Cities

With two days to go until the UK General Election, London-based global courier Fastlane International is calling on all the UK’s parties to pledge to reduce congestion, ease access and reduce emissions in our towns and cities by introducing urban freight hubs . Fastlane International’s head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘This election result looks like being extremely close; however one vital area of reform has not been addressed by any of the…

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WGM Engineering Ltd cuts fuel bill by 22% cent with TomTom Telematics

WGM Engineering Ltd cuts fuel bill by 22% cent with TomTom Telematics

One of Scotland’s leading engineering solutions providers, WGM Engineering Group has cut fuel costs by 22 per cent across its 90-strong fleet of vans using TomTom Telematics’ fleet management platform. Fuel efficiency has improved from 33.8 mpg to 36 mpg since the system was first installed 12 months ago, thanks to new insights on managing driver behaviour. Idling time has also dropped by 27 per cent, from 11 minutes per day to only eight minutes…

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Supreme Court Ruling Provides A Wake-Up Call To Government And Wider Transport Industry

Supreme Court Ruling Provides A Wake-Up Call To Government And Wider Transport Industry

Gasrec welcomes today’s Supreme Court ruling that the UK government must submit new air quality plans to the European Commission no later than 31 December 2015 following its failure to comply with EU law setting limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in various areas across the country, including Greater London. The timing of the ruling also coincides with the stark findings of a new study published this week by the World Health Organisation estimating the…

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Owens Road Services Enhances Fleet Risk Management With 3Sixty Fleet

Owens Road Services Enhances Fleet Risk Management With 3Sixty Fleet

One of the UK’s leading Warehousing and Distribution businesses, Owens Road Services has teamed up with 3Sixty Fleet in an exciting new partnership to enhance Owens’ fleet risk management processes. Owens, headquartered in Llanelli with 15 sites across Wales and England and a fleet of more than 350 vehicles, has a great reputation for continuous customer service improvement, working closely with external partners to meet the challenges of a very demanding industry.  Having identified the…

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Sign Of Success For Vauxhall

Sign Of Success For Vauxhall

Vauxhall is to offer an in-house signwriting service for buyers of its Vivaro van. The new service, launched at the CV Show in Birmingham, is claimed to be the only one of its type offered by a UK manufacturer. Using Vauxhall’s service will, the brand says, save customers time and money as the signwriting will be carried out on the production line. Pricing is said to be competitive and all work will be covered by…

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RHA Calls For Fuel Duty Cut In Election Manifesto

RHA Calls For Fuel Duty Cut In Election Manifesto

The Road Haulage Association is calling on the next government to cut fuel duty by 3ppl to boost jobs and growth, and commit to making no increase to fuel duty in the next parliament. Launching its General Election 2015 Manifesto at the CV Show, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said: “The UK’s economic recovery will rely on maintaining consumer confidence and boosting business output, keeping pounds in pockets. Today we are proposing 17 measures the…

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Shell Sells A Quarter Of UK Petrol Stations

Shell Sells A Quarter Of UK Petrol Stations

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell around 185 petrol stations in the UK to two forecourt operators. The number is a quarter of Shell’s portfolio and is part of an attempt to grow its fuel dealer network instead of owning retail outlets directly. The UK’s largest oil and gas company will reduce the number held under full ownership to 550. Shell will part with 90 of those 185 stations, selling them off to Motor…

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FTA: Government Must Increase Logistics Support

FTA: Government Must Increase Logistics Support

UK government must provide better support to the logistics sector in order to make it more efficient, according to the Freight Transport Association at the launch of its FTA Logistics Manifesto 2015. Launched at the CV Show, the FTA Logistics Manifesto 2015 sets-out the priorities to deliver economic growth, improve safety and reduce pollution.  The Manifesto states that the government must improve its understanding of how the logistics sector operates and that it must work…

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