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Autonomous Truck Cleared To Drive On US Roads For The First Time

As Daimler is given permission to test its driverless trucks on Nevada’s highways it looks increasingly likely that automated motoring will play an important part in the future of the fleet industry

Driverless technology has become something of a hot topic over the last couple of years, quickly shifting from the realms of fanciful science fiction to a very real and rapidly developing new market. 

S & B Commercials awarded 'Gold Standard'

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S&B Commercials with Mercedes Benz offering 0% APR finance offer across van range

Financing a Mercedes-Benz van is now better value than ever thanks to a new 0% APR finance offer on the complete range of Mercedes vans, including the Citan, Sprinter and Vito

FUSO Canter Scoops VansA2Z Award For Second Year Running

VansA2Z, the UKs leading online light commercial vehicles specialists, have awarded the FUSO Canter range of light trucks with their coveted “Light Truck of the Year 2015” award for the second year running. The Fuso Canter range beat off stern competition from the likes of Isuzu, Nissan and Toyota.

Vito E-CELL: The Electric Mercedes-Benz Van That’s Burning Up The Streets Of London

Eco-friendly freight company Gnewt Cargo have recently added four fully electric Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELLs to its contract with London based logistics firm TNT Express. These groundbreaking new electric vans will operate primarily within London’s Congestion Zone so this is fantastic news for London and big step in the right direction when it comes to cutting down pollution in the city. 

Vito to be launched at the CV Show

The CV show is the biggest and best road freight transport event staged in Britain. It offers commercial vehicle owners and operators a far greater choice than any other exhibition serving the industry. Three out of four visitors to the CV Show is a fleet owner, senior manager or engineer and over half of the attendees won’t go to any other UK industry exhibition. Which is why Mercedes-Benz have chosen this years show to launch the new Vito. 

Vito Taxi vs London Black Cabs

Meet the Vito Taxi. It’s the new kid on the block of the London taxi scene, and it’s proving to be tough competition for the traditional black cab. It’s now a familiar sight on the streets of the capital, and with good reason.

The Vito has arrived to revamp the taxi market, meeting the strict criteria set out for London cabs, while updating performance, comfort levels and fuel consumption to bring the black cab bang up to date.

New Safer Lorry Scheme Given the Go Ahead by Boris Johnson

London mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed that Britain’s first Safer Lorry Scheme will go ahead in the capital later this year.

The Mayor, Transport for London (TFL) and London Councils have given the green light to the new London-wide scheme that will place a ban on any lorry not fitted with safety equipment. The scheme has been designed to protect cyclists and pedestrians, and its proposal received 90 per cent support at the public consultation stage.

A Round Up Of The 2015 Truck Events

 

It can be tough deciding which events to attend so we’ve put together a brief round-up of all the events worth attending in 2015. 

 

Commercial Vehicle Show, NEC Birmingham

14th to 16th April 2015

The Commercial Vehicle Show is billed as one of the largest events in Britain for road freight transport and is a great opportunity for commercial vehicle operators to meet and talk to a wide range of industry suppliers. 

The Mercedes Benz Fuel Challenger Programme

Mercedes Benz has always been vocal about how efficient their trucks are compared to the competition and now, with the Fuel Challenger programme, they’re putting their money where their mouth is. They are inviting operators to put an Actros demonstrator to work alongside their own vehicles and compare their diesel consumption.