The past year has been a busy one for the LCV market, not least because of the long awaited arrival of the new Ford Transit. Motor Transport looks back at some of the highlights of 2012. Transit Custom launched at the CV Show April – The first major launch of the year was announced on the eve of the CV Show in Birmingham, where Ford debuted the new Transit Custom – its one-tonne panel van based on the current Stage […]
Volkswagen has taken another step to integrate its MAN and Scania truck brands, creating a new holding company devoted solely to commercial vehicles.
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]
Van operators are being urged to improve maintenance arrangements and safety to avoid being bought into the O-licensing regime.