The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has urged the government to consider the needs of multiple vehicle operators with the reform of the UK motoring agencies. Giving evidence at a Transport Committee hearing last week, Jay Parmar, legal and policy director at the BVRLA, said a number of inefficiencies were created by the existing agencies’ reliance on paperwork, and lack of systems able to cope with multiple-vehicle businesses. “The achilles heel for the BVRLA has been that the […]
Following its acquisition of Browns Chilled Distribution in September, Newmarket, Suffolk-based Turners (Soham) has started taking delivery of 50 new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractive units as part of a replacement programme for the Browns fleet. The trucks, which are all 6x2s, will be based at Browns’ Bicker site, near Spalding, and will operate at maximum GVW on a mix of regional and national work, said Turners’ group fleet engineer Tim King. Around 20 of the new trucks are already on the […]
The BVRLA welcomed more than 100 new members in 2015, taking its total to 780.
Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]