The government has given the go ahead for category B licence holders to operate heavier vans, so long as the vehicles run on alternative fuel. Under the new legislation, which came into force this week, category B drivers [car] will be eligible to drive vans weighing between 3.5 and 4.25 tonnes that are powered by either electricity, natural gas, LPG or hydrogen. The driver must also have completed at least five hours of additional training, which can only be provided […]
Food wholesaler Brakes is extending a trial that will see all 18-tonne DAF LFs based at its West London depot run on Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy.
Mercedes-Benz is incorporating a host of safety features in its new Sprinter. Always keen to ensure it makes vehicle safety a core quality of its van range, Mercedes is to fit some of the latest developments from passenger car and truck part boxes to ensure the Sprinter retains its focus and position as one of the safest vans on the road.
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 […]