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.

Meeting the Transport Challenges of 2015 and beyond with London Borough of Redbridge

The London Borough of Redbridge and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will hold their next annual compliance event on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at Ilford, East London.  S & B Commercials will be present to discuss the latest product innovations of Mercedes-Benz and Fuso Trucks. 

The New Mercedes-Benz Citan Sport

To diversify the Citan product range and offer customers a premium, style focused trim level, Citan Sport model is now available. The Citan Sport offers a number of options and unique styling features, which are key buying criteria among small van drivers. The Citan Sport is intended to offer customers a high-specification Citan model without the need to ‘spec-up’ a standard Citan, allowing the customer a more cost effective route to a premium and distinctive small van.

New driver data security measures announced by ADLV

You may have heard the news that the Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) has announced they will introduce new measures to help reinforce the quality and security of driving licence data for corporate fleet users. What this means is that they are hoping to create a new industry standard, which will ensure risk free access to licence data once the paper counterpart disappears, as planned in 2015.

Looking for a fuel efficient van?

Searching for a fuel efficient van? The the Mercedes-Benz Citan 109 CDI BlueEfficiency is probably the van for you. The Citan van is able to achieve 65.7mpg making it one of the most fuel efficient small vans in the market.

Mercedes-Benz Vans Appoints S & B Commercials as New Vito Taxi Retail Outlet

Mercedes-Benz Vans has appointed S&B Commercials as a retail outlet for Vito Taxi.

From January 2015, customers will be able to buy both new and used Vito Taxi models from S&B Commercials in Welham Green, West Thurrock and Stansted.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi is generously equipped to carry up to six passengers and conforms to Transport for London Conditions of Fitness.

Mercedes rescue assist QR codes

As of this year, all new Mercedes-Benz vans come fitted with a rescue assist QR code sticker which can be read by any smart phone or tablet with a QR code reader.

Due to the advanced technology used in Mercedes-Benz vans there are a myriad of factors that need to be considered by the emergency services when assessing an accident, and now, thanks to the rescue assist sticker, all this information is easily accessible.