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Mercedes-Benz has completed the unveiling of its new truck generation with the launch of the new Atego, a medium-duty short-radius distribution truck in the 6.5 to 16-tonne GVW segment.
This year's Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham was the busiest ever for Mercedes-Benz, as the company unveiled its new product line-up.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has lent its name to an entire vehicle segment and is a synonym for large vans all around the globe.
Keeping your vehicle range fresh is obviously important, but the Mercedes-Benz shop window is crammed with new product, from the very smallest to the very biggest in commercial vehicles.
With six months to go to the deadline for completion of Driver CPC training for passenger carrying vehicles, the FTA has warned that there will be no last minute reprieve...
The new Citan van has won a 4.9 out of 5 rating in Auto Trader's latest 'expert test', thanks in particular to its great looks, fuel efficiency and 30 years' of breakdown cover...
With the new spring season having just begun, now is the time to get your van ready for the promise of warmer weather...
Britain's top advanced driver offers some tips on driving in the dark on the motorway, to make your journey as safe and enjoyable as possible...
Visit the Mercedes-Benz Vans exhibit at The Commercial Vehicle Show 2013, and discover why Mercedes-Benz Vans are winning new fans in all trades and industries.
Short-sighted van drivers involved in an accident or caught driving dangerously will now have their licences revoked within hours rather than days, to prevent them posing a risk to other road users...
A third of motorists around the UK have damaged their vehicle by hitting a pothole in the last two years. In Scotland it is 44%, a new survey has found...
The fourth of the Mercedes-Benz truck family to undergo a complete makeover is the new Mercedes-Benz Atego
The Government planning to increase the speed limit on single carriageways for commercial vehicles over 7.5 tonnes from 40mph to either 45 or 50mph
Prior to any journey in winter, particularly long distance trips, van drivers should take the time to check not only their tyre pressure, lights, petrol and oil levels, but also the windscreen for scr
Throughout 2013, Mercedes-Benz will not be implementing any price increases on service contracts across its range of trucks, vans and Fuso Canter vehicles
World premier in April 2013 at Commercial Vehicle show in Birmingham. Entirely new four and six-cylinder in-line engines which meet Euro VI specifications.
Ley Street Depot Ilford, Wednesday 20th February 2013 - A joint event with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) & Transport Services - London Borough of Redbridge.
The traditional paper car tax disc that motorists display on their windscreens could be scrapped and replaced by an online version
Companies could cut fleet running costs by an average of £350,000 by replacing 10% of their current vehicles with electric models, a new study suggests
Failing to use a proper de-icer and ice scraper can cause permanent damage to your vehicle - notably scratching the glass or damaging the surrounding rubber seals
Mercedes-Benz has scooped two top awards at the 2013 What Van? awards. The Sprinter won 4x4 Van of the Year, while Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles won the Safety Award...
New tyre labeling regulations provide valuable like-for-like guidance for commercial fleet managers and should help inform purchasing decisions, says the FTA.
From 2013, all Mercedes-Benz trucks and tractor units used for on and off-road applications in the construction sector will be known under the name Arocs
Transport for London is proposing to make the greenest vans eligible for exemption from the London Congestion Charge
On Wednesday 28th November 2012 we revealed our new cafe at S & B Commercials, Welham Green.
This month S & B Commercials; Thurrock Mo Bros and Mo Sistas have been raising funds and creating awareness for mens health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The Government has announced firm plans to introduce a charging scheme which will mean, for the first time, that foreign commercial vehicles will pay to use UK roads.
New driving licence rules come into force next year, for drivers with a licence to drive small vehicles (Categories B and B+E) who want to tow a trailer.
As of 18 November, MOT certificates must show the mileage of the vehicle for the last three certificates, along with the mileage for the current test.
With winter fast approaching, salt stocks are being replenished, new equipment has been purchased and the Met Office is teaming up with the highway authorities to provide the best possible service in
New frameworks setting out the competences expected of commercial vehicle drivers have been published by the Driving Standards Agency
With the deadline for completion of Driver CPC training now less than two years away, the FTA says promising progress is being reported by the DSA
The Government appears to have cooled on plans to raise the national motorway speed limit to 80mph
Two truck operators are seeing outstanding improvements in fuel economy after taking delivery of new Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units
The Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi is on course for a record year as it aims to build on its 40% share of the Metropolitan Taxi sector
The Freight Transport Association is offering two new training courses for van operators
We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand at the St Marys Show on Sunday 16th September 2012.
With industry experts predicting a lack of product availability due to operators bringing their 2014 plans forward to avoid the Euro VI deadline, S & B Commercials Plc are advising their Customers
In a bid to cut costs and improve efficiency, the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency is to close all its 39 regional offices from late 2013
Commercial vehicle drivers who fail to comply with the Driver CPC requirements for 35 hours of training face having their vocational licence suspended
New efficiency labels for tyres have started appearing in dealerships, similar to the labels that come with fridges and other white goods
The FTA has launched a new free app to keep the logistics industry up to date about this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games
On the day there will be a bar, café, B.B.Q, bouncy castle, children’s entertainer and lots more.
Transport for London has published an Olympic Freight Journey Planner, to help operators navigate the disruption the Games will bring this summer
Professional drivers can check that their Driver CPC periodic training has been recorded by accessing their online training record.
New compulsory tyre labeling is predicted to have a dramatic effect on the buying habits of vehicle fleets - possibly in a short space of time.
Mercedes-Benz UK has confirmed its place in the industry's record books with an unprecedented seventh victory at the annual Motor Transport Awards.
Transport for London’s Olympic Road Freight Management team has launched an online tool to help businesses plan for temporary road changes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport Facebook page (facebook.com/vitosport) has been ranked in the top ten UK brands by response rate.
Van operators and drivers may be putting themselves and other road users at risk of injury if they choose to fit part-worn tyres to their vehicles.
As fuel prices keep increasing, the rolling resistance of tyres will become more important to commercial vehicle operators than mileage.
Around a quarter of global companies have introduced, or are considering, vehicles that run on alternative fuels, says a new Greener Fleets report from Grant Thornton.
LGV drivers will need to renew their driving licence every five years, starting from 19 January next year.
Operators that need to make night-time deliveries during the Olympics have been urged to adopt Transport for London's Quiet Delivery Code of Practice.
Commercial vehicle operators face three major challenges over the next five years - cyber security, multi-channel retailing and hiring the right people, says a new joint report from the Freight...
Mercedes-Benz has just become a partner of Van Excellence, the award-winning accreditation scheme that promotes high standards of van operation and driving.
With exciting new products from Project-X, the loudest van on the market, to the ultra-quiet Vito E-CELL, Mercedes-Benz' presence at the 2012 CV Show was 50% bigger than last year with double the amou
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has scooped two top awards at the VansA2Z Van of the Year celebration - Best Large Panel Van and Best 4x4 Panel Van...
Van Excellence, the national accreditation scheme for van operators, has been recognised as the Best New Service at the Fleet News Awards ...
Nearly one in four professional drivers could be disqualified from commercial driving because they don't understand the need to complete Driver CPC training...
The Chancellor announced an increase in fuel duty and Vehicle Excise Duty in the Budget, and a freezing of the van benefit charge...
The first vans eligible for the Government's new Plug-in Vehicle Grant have been announced - and they include the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell...
The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Chancellor to slash fuel duty by at least 5p/litre in the Budget
From the start of July this year, all van drivers travelling to or through France will need to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles...
As the driver of your Mercedes-Benz Van & Truck it is important to drive safely preventing accidents on the road.
Van operators who missed the deadline for retrofitting their vehicles may be able to benefit from a small concession offered by Transport for London.
From November 2012, every new tyre sold in the UK will come with a label that shows its rating for stopping distance, fuel efficiency and noise levels.
Retail guru Mary Portas recommendation that night-time delivery restrictions could be lifted as one way to reinvigorate the UKs ailing High Streets has been backed by the Freight Transport...
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been voted best large panel van by Fleet Van magazine, for the fourth year in a row.
The Freight Transport Association reports that almost half of its members fear they will miss the deadline for Driver CPC
With less than a month to go until the new Low Emission Zone is introduced, new research has found that of the 3.57 million vans on UK roads at the end of 2010, 31.1 per cent would not meet the LEZs
The all-electric, zero-emission Vito E-CELL has won the coveted accolade of Most energy-efficient LCV (in production) at the 2011 RAC Future Car Challenge
The Department for Transport is adding a number of new mandatory items to the annual MOT from 1 January 2012
Mercedes-Benz's New Actros has been elected International Truck of the Year 2012 by the 24-strong jury of commercial vehicle journalists, representing 24 countries throughout Europe.
Brake is a road safety charity which aims to prevent road crashes and support the victims involved in road crashes
You can never tell what the weather will throw at you, so it is best to be prepared for all eventualities
Court convictions in England and Wales for driving on defective tyres are at a four-year high, new official figures show
There is not long to go before new LEZ standards are introduced in London, and Transport for London is calling on van owners to take action now
A series of tests from the tyre manufacturer Continental have demonstrated that Cold Weather tyres provide significantly better grip for accelerating, cornering and braking than normal radials when th
We wouldn't be surprised if canny firms adopt a strategy of booking their CPC training modules now for their drivers to embark on nearer the deadline, says the FTA
Vehicle tracking is becoming a critical operational tool for many fleets – and van operators in particular
S & B Commercials Plc supports Daniel Bentley in the run up to the Boccia Paralympics 2012
Low emission zones in towns and cities around the UK are likely to become a reality as the government aims to reach its 2015 air quality targets
A new generator management system will be helping to reduce fuel consumption in the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano from September this year
With weather experts predicting one of the worst winters on record, van operators have been advised to consider investing in winter tyres
The Mercedes-Benz Axor has won an online public vote to carry off its third transport industry ‘Oscar’ in six years.
Around 1,500 guests attended Mercedes-Benz’ popular Van Experience event last month, at the Prodrive Performance Centre in Warwickshire
Instead of being regarded as scrap, used catalytic converter units could be a lucrative source of income for vehicle fleets
Britains commercial vehicle drivers are falling behind schedule to meet the professional training requirements required by EU directive 2003/59
Commercial vehicle operators run the risk of having to park up their vehicles if drivers have not done their CPC training by the 2014 deadline
A Government-backed trial has shown how shop owners and supermarkets can receive deliveries out-of-hours without being a nuisance to residents
Brimming with innovation and emotion. Easier on the environment than other trucks. Aiming for the very top in terms of comfort, driving dynamics and economy
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van took top honours in the 2011 Fleet World Honours automotive awards, triumphing for the fourth consecutive year
Mercedes-Benz Vans has become a member of TyreSafe, the national campaign group for tyre care and maintenance …
The government plans to make careless driving a fixed penalty offence. Van drivers caught tailgating, ignoring red lights or undertaking could all be caught with an on the spot fine
S & B Commercials Plc is delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the category of Dealer of the Year at the Motor Transport Awards 2011
Start/Stop technology can reduce a vehicles CO2 emissions by 8% in average city driving, and up to 15% in dense city traffic
The Freight Transport Association unveiled a comprehensive guide to running van fleets successfully at the CV Show last month
Saving the planet need not cost the Earth. Thats the message that Mercedes Benz took to the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Show
City centre bottlenecks caused by roadside deliveries could become a thing of the past, thanks to a virtual parking and payment system to be launched later this year
The European Parliament has voted to adopt a 175g/km short-term and 147g/km long-term CO2 target for light commercial
Mercedes-Benz has been crowned the UK’s number one Consumer
Anyone applying for a driving licence in Britain will be asked if they want to join an organ donation scheme under new proposals to boost the number of donors
Automated vehicle 'platooning' may be the new way of traveling on motorways in as little as ten years time - but will it gain public acceptance?
Drivers who get caught speeding by more than 10mph over the limit are to be given the choice of three points and a £60 fine - or no points and £100 to attend a 'speed awareness' course
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has issued some timely advice on driving on snow and ice
A new fuel-saving device designed to put the brakes on 'heavy right-footed' drivers is now available on all Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter scooped the Large Van of the Year gong for the second year running at The Association of Fleet Car Operators Awards last month
The introduction of Low Emission Zone compliance for larger vans has been deferred until 3 January 2012, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has called on road users to take extra care in the riskier driving conditions of autumn
At this year's Fleet Transport Awards in Ireland, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles won two Green Commercial of the Year titles for the Vito E-Cell and Atego BlueTec Hybrid
The average value of used vans increased in August, halting a three-month decline and underlining the return of seasonal trends to the marketplace, according to British Car Auctions
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