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Vans are vital for 860 million parcels

The van and its driver are vital to the UK economy with more than 4 million of them on the road according to the FTA Logistics Report 2016, which shows the dramatic shift in the way the public shops; by the end of 2015, retailers predicted they would be delivering more than 860 million parcels to UK homes – thanks […]

UK spends £21.1 billion on servicing and repair

UK motorists spend a collective £21.1 billion a year on servicing and repair, according to a new report published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The report, The Importance of the Aftermarket to the UK Economy, commissioned by SMMT from independent research consultancy Frost & Sullivan, reveals that UK consumers spend an average £695.39 on car […]

Volvo launches UK ambition

Volvo Cars, is to begin the UK’s most ambitious autonomous driving trial next year to speed up the introduction of a technology that promises to massively reduce car accidents as well as free up congested roads and save drivers valuable time. The Swedish company, whose name has been synonymous with automotive safety ever since it invented the three-point seatbelt in […]

Young welders to compete in WeldCup

THE WELDCUP 2015 will bring together young welders from 6 European countries and one invited team from China on a contest to find the best young welders in Europe. The competition will take place at Cambridge, in United Kingdom, on the 21 October 2015. The competition will feature seven teams and each team will have a limited time to produce a standard […]

Fix Auto opens in Leeds

Sam Smith and Stephen Smith, directors of three Fix Auto bodyshops in Settle, Bradford South and Keighley, have opened their first express bodyshop in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The 8,000 sqft repair centre, situated close to Leeds City Centre, will operate as Fix Auto Leeds South, and will form part of the growing Fix & Go network of fast repair centres. […]

New car discounts dry up

Discounts on new cars are shrinking as Britain’s car sales boom rumbles on, according to new research from What Car? Average discounts negotiated by consumers are smaller now than they were 12 months ago; down from a typical markdown of 10.14 to 8.9%. In cash terms, that’s a price increase of £204 across all models. The analysis by Britain’s biggest […]

Khaled Shahbo appointed Enterprise MD

Enterprise Holdings has announced that Khaled Shahbo has been appointed as managing director for the UK and Ireland. He will take over from Mike Nigro, who was recently promoted to head the company’s operations throughout Europe. Khaled will assume responsibility for the UK and Ireland at an exciting time for Enterprise Holdings, which operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental […]

Expert advice for students

In the first few months of 2015 alone, Henkel has provided technical support to nine universities across the UK and numerous technical colleges. The Hemel Hempstead based company, continues to allocate substantial resources to supporting education. Adhesive technology, in all of its forms, offers significant design and performance advantages across industry. Henkel is therefore committed to ensuring technology students and […]

Europcar launches fleet van supersites

Europcar is enhancing its van fleet offering with the launch of a number of specialist Van Supersites across the UK. Located in Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, London and Bristol, Europcar’s Van Supersites create a network running down the spine of the UK. Each Supersite includes specialist vehicles such as such as five and six seat Crew Vans, 4×4 pickups and an […]

Substantial increase in ULEV take-up

Major year on year increase in the number of ultra low emissions vehicles registered in the UK. Transport minister Andrew Jones has welcomed the substantial increase in the number of new ultra low emission vehicles registered in the United Kingdom. A total of 9,046 ultra low emission vehicles were registered in the first quarter of 2015 – a rise of […]

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