Monthly Archives: May 2010

RHA chief hails success of Birmingham van show

Friday, 28th May, 2010

The success of last month’s Commercial Vehicle Operator Show in Birmingham has been welcomed by the head of the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Geoff Dunning, chief executive of show partner the RHA, has revealed that the official audited attendance figures for the National Exhibition Centre event was 9,452. Although this was not as high as Read the full article…

Hay fever ‘can be a danger to motorists’

Friday, 28th May, 2010

Motorists with hay fever have been reminded to take precautions in order to ensure that a bout of sneezing does not distract them from the road. Car repair firm Kwik-Fit has conducted research which suggests that British hay fever sufferers collectively drive a total of 9.3 million miles with their eyes closed during May Read the full article…

Canterbury cabbies complain over England flag ban

Friday, 28th May, 2010

Taxi drivers in Canterbury have voiced their disappointment over rules which prohibit them from flying England flags from their vehicles. The local city council has stated that regulations ban signs, motifs and emblems from appearing on the side of cabs, thereby preventing drivers from displaying flags during the World Cup, reports BBC News. According Read the full article…

IAM calls for better driving standards

Thursday, 27th May, 2010

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called on motorists to make sure they can maintain a high driving standard as roads get busier. With the driving test celebrating its 75th anniversary on June 1st 2010, the organisation has said that although cars are safer and easier to drive, traffic is increasing and road Read the full article…

South Staffordshire cabbies to get English tests

Thursday, 27th May, 2010

Taxi drivers in south Staffordshire will need to reach an adequate level of English language ability before they can do business under new council plans. According to the Express and Star, local authorities in the county are to introduce a rule which means that taxi operators will need to have held a valid driving Read the full article…

Glasgow firm expresses confidence over electric car targets

Thursday, 27th May, 2010

Glasgow car company Allied Vehicles has expressed optimism about the motor trade sector’s role in Scotland’s efforts to meet climate change targets. The firm is working with Glasgow City Council and partners such as ScottishPower on trialling electric vehicles, with managing director Paul Wilson telling the Herald that meeting environmental targets represents a “major Read the full article…

Greater Manchester Police clamp down on motoring scam

Wednesday, 26th May, 2010

Greater Manchester Police have acted to bring to justice the perpetrators of a motoring scam which is thought to involve hundreds of drivers across the country. The constabulary’s new Road Crime Unit have arrested two men suspected of playing a key role in the scheme, which has allowed motorists to escape driving convictions – Read the full article…

Volkswagen wins praise for new Transporter

Wednesday, 26th May, 2010

Volkswagen has received an endorsement for its new Transporter van from one of the new commercial vehicle’s first buyers. Domestic appliance company Miele has taken delivery of its first batch of Transporter vans out of a total order of 70, as part of its efforts to update its fleet. Tony Stephens, Miele’s fleet operations Read the full article…

Mazda predicts fleet demand for new Mazda6

Wednesday, 26th May, 2010

Manufacturer Mazda has expressed confidence that sales of the Mazda6 will increase due to the introduction of the upgraded version of the car. The new Mazda6 is debuting in the UK this month and features a number of upgrades over previous models, including improved fuel economy and carbon emissions, a new interior and extra Read the full article…

Used van demand remains high in April

Tuesday, 25th May, 2010

The value of the used van market is still being propelled upwards by strong demand among buyers, according to a new report. Figures from British Car Auctions’ (BCA’s) latest Pulse Report reveal that the average cost of a light commercial vehicle (LCV) last month was £4,693, a 4.2 per cent increase on March 2010. Read the full article…