One of three new vehicles from Faun Zoeller

FAUN Zoeller reveals three new specialist vehicles

A vehicle body built specifically for glass collection is one of three new vehicles that have have been designed and built for FAUN Zoeller.


Fuel queues warning to public sector

Time spent refuelling will become a critical issue for public sector vehicles, according to The Fuelcard People.


Sustainable Vehicle Technology Conference rescheduled for Cenex-LCV2015

The Sustainable Vehicle Technology (SVT) Conference has been rescheduled to take place on September 10th.


Efficiency makes Mercedes-Benz vans the Vital ingredient

A leading provider of low-carbon energy solutions has bought 30 Mercedes-Benz Citan 109 CDI long panel and nine Sprinter 313 CDI short panel vans.


Security tracking system gave unexpected bonus to skip hire firm

A vehicle tracking system fitted as a security measure after one of its lorries was stolen 10 years ago, has paid dividends in other ways, says Bourne Skip Hire Director Chris Seggie.


AE Faulks fits 360° sweeper safety cameras

A 360° camera monitoring system has been fitted to the sweeper fleet of Leicestershire-based AE Faulks.


LAPV September 2015 has been published.

Read your copy now by clicking on the cover or by following this link.In this issue you can read the full report on the Future Fleet Forum 2015. The next Future Fleet Forum will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 29, 2016.


Multihog repairs Tameside streets

Tameside invests in pot-hole repairer

Pothole repairs in Tameside Metropolitan Borough should be easier after the council purchased a multi-purpose Multihog with patch planer and suction sweeper attachments.


The new mini wood pellet tanker

Mini tanker fuels biomass boiler firm's growth

Biomass heating customers on the Isle of Wight are now receiving regular deliveries of fuel from a new ‘mini' wood pellet tanker.


Last Ransomes Commander gets touching send-off

The last Commander 5-gang cylinder mower has rolled off the production line at Ransomes Jacobsen's manufacturing plant in Ipswich.


The Avant 745

Avant compact tool carrier chosen by Nimrod Environmental

A Barnsley-based company specialising in the eradication of Japanese knotweed has recently taken delivery of an Avant 745 compact tool carrier to tackle a wide variety of tasks.


One of the APT electric vehicle chargers in Hackney

APT Technologies helps Hackney charge electric vehicles

APT Technologies has helped Hackney Council set up the first public on-street rapid charging posts for electrical vehicles in London.


JCB wins £50m order from A-Plant

JCB has won one of its biggest orders ever - a deal worth more than £50 million from UK plant hire firm A-Plant.


Red Kite's wheelchair-accessible minibus

Red Kite Transit minibus offers flexible seating

A new wheelchair-accessible minibus, the 17-seat Red Kite, has been launched.


Mercedes' truck at the ancient Cart Marking ceremony in the City of London

Super-safe Merc in historic Cart Marking ceremony

Mercedes-Benz has presented its High Visibility Safety Truck - the latest cyclist and pedestrian-friendly Econic construction vehicle - at this year's historic Cart Marking event in the City of London.


HCVS in new buying agreement with CCS

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions has become a provider of vehicles and fleet management solutions in three lots for public sector fleets in the new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) buying agreement.


Council invests in Toro mower fleet

A fleet of 18 new Toro mowers have been delivered to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) by local dealer the Russell Group.


Company car drivers cost businesses dearly by ignoring maintenance

Most company car drivers don't see service and maintenance of their vehicles as their responsibility and ignore problems, resulting in unnecessary wear and tear charges at the end of the lease contract.


VWS to launch PurGo software at RWM

Vehicle Weighing Solutions Ltd (VWS) will launch its new PurGo software at this year's RWM exhibition.


RVS Trucks at the Redi for RWM

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) will be launching its new RediTruck service at the RWM show this year.


CTS diversifies into sweeper hire

Gloucestershire-based Collett Transport Services (CTS) has bought four Johnston Sweepers to diversify into the sweeper-hire market.


SFS to celebrate contract success at RWM

Contract hire and fleet management experts Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) will be celebrating three contract renewals at this year's RWM show.


Asset finance company books in to first RWM

Asset finance company Five Arrows Vehicle Finance (FAVF) will be exhibiting at the RWM Show for the first time this year.


Chargemaster completes 156 charge points for London Fire Brigade

One-hundred-and-fifty-six points for charging electric vehicles have been installed at 71 fire stations and five other Brigade sites across London.


CILT publishes 'driver shortage crisis' report

Three out of every four transport firms are now suffering from the nationwide driver shortage according to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.


First fully electric Optare Solo for Orkney Islands

Orkney's first fully-electric bus went into operation on the Kirkwall Airport route on Monday 25 May.


Dennis Eagle invests in engineering and development facilities

Refuse collection vehicle manufacturer Dennis Eagle has invested £100,000 in a new 2,000m² facility at its Warwick manufacturing site, providing a dedicated area for body and chassis engineering, as well as product development space for its Hybrid integrated Urban Commercial Vehicle (HiUCV).


Go Plant takes innovative approach to driver shortage

Road sweeper specialists Go Plant Limited has taken an innovative approach to overcome the national shortage of qualified and experienced HGV drivers.


New refuse collection vehicles for Broxtowe

For a newly appointed Mayor there are many duties that have to be fulfilled, opening new buildings, attending civic functions, the list is endless, however, for Broxtowe's new Madam Mayor, Councillor Susan Bagshaw, a more unusual appointment arose recently to receive the keys to a pair of high-tech, eco-efficient, refuse freighters from Terberg Matec UK, a lead supplier to the Nottinghamshire Vehicle Consortium.


IRTE to offer professional registration workshops at the CV Show

The Commercial Vehicle Show, held at the Birmingham NEC from 14-16 April, is the most comprehensive road freight transport event in Europe. The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) will have a significant presence at the show, offering visitors the chance to find out more about professional registration.


MTS cleansing invests in new recycling units from CDEnviro

Liquid waste specialists MTS cleansing has invested in three D:MAX mobile classification units from CDEnviro, enabling it to separate grit and rag from sludge and recycle 100% of screened waste.


CILT Conference focuses on vulnerable road users and safety

Over 100 delegates attended the CILT Transport & Logistics Safety Forum Conference at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford on March 31. The conference theme:Our Vehicles, Our Safety, Our Responsibility: Improving Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Usershighlighted the importance of having safety high on the boardroom agenda.


Editorial contributions sought for LAPV June 2015

LAPV June 2015 is now in the making, and we would like to invite local authorities and suppliers to get involved. To send in an editorial contribution, please contact Ann-Marie Knegt atam.knegt@hgluk.com. To advertise contact Jason Pidgeon atj.pidgeon@hgluk.com. The deadline is May 8.


NRG Fleet Services acquires Noblet Municipal Services

NRG Fleet Services, an independent contract hire, and fleet management specialist, has acquired the total shareholding of Preston-based Noblet Municipal Services(NMS), also incorporating Alex Inglis (Blantyre).


LAPV December 2014 has been published

In this issue of LAPV you can read the following articles: The LAPV Future Fleet Forum 2015 is calling for papers; Phil Clifford is asking where all the sales people have gone; sweepers that are tough on streets and easy on the environment; twelve things operators should know about tyre management; preventative maintenance for LCVs; windscreen repairs are easier than you think; Whole Vehicle Type Approval; emission standards Tier 4i; Southwark's new fleet; flood fighting units; new speaders; vehicle test; hedge cutting equipment; dealing with agency drivers; and reducing mobile phone use.


The LAPV Fleet Procurement Survey

After the successful Fleet Procurement Forum in Edgbaston in March, LAPV carried out a reader survey on the topic of procurement of specialist fleet for the public sector. This article provides an overview of the response received, including some very interesting industry insights. Report by Ann-Marie Knegt.


Farol to reveal new John Deere mower at SALTEX 2014

John Deere will be unveiling its new 1500 Series TerrainCut commercial front mower range for the first time in the UK at IOG SALTEX in September, on the Farol dealership stand(F35).


Paramount is the 1st UK customer to buy the new 42m Omme Lift

Access rental specialist Paramount Platforms will be the first UK company to own the latest tracked boom from Omme Lift.


LAPV March 2014 has been published.

LAPV is currently looking for editorial contributions for the June issue. Please contact the editor Ann-Marie Knegt atam.knegt@hgluk.comor call 01935 374001 with story suggestions, case studies or product updates. For advertising enquiries call Jason Pidgeon, 0207 973 4645.j.pidgeon@hgluk.com


New report - 100 local authorities share experience of clean fleet procurement

Clean vehicle technology is moving at a pace which can make it hard to keep up with the current fuel and technology solutions available to public bus procurers and transport operators; this is where a new report on Clean Buses published this week by the EU-funded projectClean Fleetscould make your life easier.


Johnston Sweepers relaunches Giletta winter equipment

Johnston Sweepers and sister company, Giletta, have teamed up to re-launch our winter maintenance range in the UK, offering a genuine alternative to the spreaders and snow ploughs currently available in the market.


Birmingham City Council implement EV charging network

APT Technologies, a producer of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, has installed a range of multiple EV charging points across Birmingham to make low emission vehicles a more feasible option for city motorists.


New pivot data tool summarises fleet information

A new pivot data tool that allows fleets to quickly summarise almost any information is the key enhancement to the latest major revision of Chevin's FleetWave web-based fleet management software solution.


BYD ebuses enter service in London

Two pure electric BYD ebuses were handed over to Transport for London today in a ceremony involving the Mayor of London's Environment spokesman, operator Go-Ahead and BYD. The buses will operate on two central London routes, number 507 and 521, the first in the UK capital to be serviced by fully electric, emissions-free buses.


LAPV December 2013 has been published

LAPV December 2013 has been published, click here or on the cover to read the latest issue.


Editorial contributions required for LAPV March 2014

In LAPV March 2014 we are featuring a range of subjects for which we would like your editorial participation. Please get in touch with the editor,am.knegt@hgluk.com, to discuss your contribution. For organisations that wish to advertise, please contact Jason Pidgeon (j.pidgeon@hgluk.com) 02079734645.


Take part in the next LAPV round table debate on procurement practice in the UK

LAPV recently organised an industry round table discussion, in which leading manufacturers and suppliers to the local government fleet management sector took part. After speaking to a range of people at key trade events about the current state of the industry, we had noticed that the most manufacturers were facing the same challenges.
LAPV took action and on a hot day in August we discussed the issues faced in 2013.This resulted in a highly animated discussion which revealed several key insights.


New snow blowers for John Deere lawn tractors

John Deere has introduced two new snow blower attachments for its X300 and X500 Select Series lawn tractors, in time for this year's winter season.


Wigan Council improves highways drainage with Yotta DCL bespoke gulley surveys

Wigan Council has awarded Yotta DCL a contract to undertake gulley silt level surveys following a recent asset inventory survey performed by the company. The highways technology and surveying company has completed the first of an anticipated three surveys across 1040km of Wigan council's highway network, collecting detailed gulley data for 58,000 gullies in just 10 weeks.


Commercial vehicle sales figure grow according to National Franchised Dealers Association

“The confidence in economic upturn for businesses buying commercial vehicles in September brings welcoming news to the truck and van sector”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents commercial vehicle and franchised car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT's van and truck registration figures.


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