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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HGV Speed Limit Increase: Reactions Across The Industry

HGV Speed Limit Increase: Reactions Across The Industry

The increased speed limit for HGVs, which came into effect on 6 April, has received a mixed response from industry bodies. The new regulations mean speed limits for HGVs over 7.5-tonnes will rise from 40mph to 50mph on single carriageways and from 50mph to 60mph on dual carriageways. Nigel Base, Commercial Vehicle Development Manager of the SMMT said, “This is good news for operators and business as the increase in speed limits should help to…

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Wheels In Motion For Mobile Payment At The Pumps

Wheels In Motion For Mobile Payment At The Pumps

Paying for fuel is about to get faster and easier with a UK market-first partnership between Shell and PayPal, who yesterday announced an innovative new service that plans to let customers pay for their fuel without leaving their car, via mobile. This service plans to offer a new level of choice and convenience to customers from busy parents who want the ease of remaining by their vehicle with their children, to those in a rush…

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