Monthly Archives: August 2010

Liverpool police face criticism for traffic accidents

Tuesday, 31st August, 2010

Merseyside Police have come under criticism after new figures revealed that the force accrued a significant bill paying for repairs to police cars in the last year. According to figures obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, the constabulary spent a total of £205,403.07 on repairing collision damage in the 12 months ending in Read the full article…

British Gas takes on new Volkswagen vans

Tuesday, 31st August, 2010

A fleet of Volkswagen vans have been selected by British Gas as the company attempts to modernise its brand. Some 2,000 models – which will be a mixture of Volkswagen Caddy and Caddy Maxi vans – have been purchased initially in order to replace part of the firm’s 10,000 fleet of vehicles. Simon Elliott, Read the full article…

Isle of Wight taxi drivers to see licence hike

Tuesday, 31st August, 2010

Isle of Wight taxi drivers are set to see the price of their licence increase by more than half. According to the Isle of Wight County Press, taxi drivers will have to pay 72.4 per cent more for their licences under plans being discussed by the island’s council. Drivers’ licences currently cost just £58 Read the full article…

CV Show 2011 in Birmingham ‘attracting great interest’

Friday, 27th August, 2010

The organisers of next year’s CV (Commercial Vehicle) Show in Birmingham have stated that the event is already attracting a large amount of interest from businesses. Companies such as BP, Eberspacher, Isuzu and Premier Pits have already registered enquiries about establishing a presence at the April 12th-14th 2011 event, a response described by CV Show Read the full article…

Nissan confident about Juke launch

Friday, 27th August, 2010

Nissan believes its forthcoming Juke compact sports crossover is set to replicate the success of the Qashqai. Production work on the model began at the manufacturer’s Sunderland plant yesterday (August 26th) and Nissan said more than 22,500 pre-orders have already been received across Europe. Trevor Mann, the firm’s senior vice president of marketing in Read the full article…

Vauxhall Vivaro praised by international firm

Thursday, 26th August, 2010

Pump manufacturing company SPP Pumps has praised the Vauxhall Vivaro for the quality of its performance after converting its entire van fleet to Vauxhall models. The international company, which is based in Reading in the UK, has chosen the vans based on their reliability, fuel efficiency and range of desirable features, including remote locking, Read the full article…

Key Glasgow road repairs ‘are proceeding as planned’

Thursday, 26th August, 2010

The development of a new five-mile section of motorway along the A80 Glasgow to Stirling route is running to schedule and should be completed next autumn, Scottish road chiefs have claimed. According to the Glasgow Evening Times, drivers have been assured that the £320 million M80 project will be finished on time and within Read the full article…

Road safety bodies raise concern over speed camera switch-off

Wednesday, 25th August, 2010

A number of road safety bodies have issued a joint statement expressing concern over the decision of several local councils to switch off speed cameras in response to budgetary cutbacks. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has called the AA, the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers and Road Safety GB among nine Read the full article…

Volvo trucks win praise from client SRCL

Wednesday, 25th August, 2010

Waste collection specialist SRCL is adding Volvo’s Dynafleet telematics technology to its fleet of vehicles after enjoying positive experiences with the auto manufacturer. SRCL said it is committed to caring for the environment and is therefore keen to monitor its fuel performance. As a result, the firm is rolling out Dynafleet technology across its Read the full article…