Scania UK technician George Hinkley wins IMI’s 2022 Skills Heavy Vehicle Technology prize at the UK WorldSkills final 

Scania UK’s Apprentice of the Year, George Hinkley, has been named the winner of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s 2022 Skills competition.  The South Mimms-based technician beat tough competition to claim the top prize in the Heavy Vehicle Technology…

H&C Plant Hire invests in fleet of 20JCB backhoe loaders

A leading North-West plant hirer has invested in 20 powerful new JCB 3CX PRO backhoe loaders – hailing the latest model as ‘the best backhoe loader available’.  Manchester-based H&C Plant Hire operates siteMASTERS Nationwide Hire, which is dedicated to providing…

The importance of car accessibilities

Perceptions of people with disabilities have changed dramatically over time, writes Andy Wady, Brand Director at Jardine Motors. Research from the British Social Attitudes Survey found that 83% of respondents viewed disabled people as the same as them, which is up from…

Consortium created to deliver ground-breaking clean air project in Bradford

Gas distributor Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has partnered with clean energy pioneers Hygen Energy Holdings (Hygen) and Ryze Hydrogen to work on an ambitious low-carbon hydrogen production and dispensing facility in the heart of Bradford. NGN, the gas distributor for…

Fleet Vision International, Autumn 2022 has been published. 

Read the latest issue now. by clicking here. Find out about food waste vehicles and hire, the hydrogen transition, electric vehicles and infrastructure, maintenance, the skills shortage, air quality and emissions reduction, and upcoming events such as OWL North and…

Wrightbus secures £26 million government-backed support in global pursuit of green transport

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is providing a Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturer with an 80% guarantee on its major financing deal from Barclays. The government guarantee is on an £18 million Green Trade Loan and £8 million Green Bank Guarantee, allowing…

Fleets rack up more costs by drivers running vehicles on underinflated tyres 

ATS Euromaster reports that 12% of the vans and cars it sees under its fleet Mastercare programme run on below-pressure tyres.  The results, says the national tyre and maintenance provider, will increase running costs by 3-10% depending on the degree…

CILT survey reveals more than 75% of organisations are experiencing a driver shortage as the crisis continues

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has published findings from a recent industry survey on the current driver shortage crisis.   More than three-quarters of respondents declared their organisation is experiencing a driver shortage, and more than three-quarters of respondents…

Electra Commercial Vehicles and Guest Truck & Van announce sales distribution agreement

Zero-emission HGV manufacturer Electra Commercial Vehicles and Guest Truck & Van have signed a sales distribution agreement, which sees Electra’s trucks becoming a standard element of the commercial vehicle distributor’s product offering. The arrangement ensures that as a dealership, Guest…

Vision Techniques installs safety equipment on UK’s first EV skip transporters

Waste recycling specialist Recycling Lives has installed Vision Techniques’ safety equipment on its new electric skip transporter trucks.  The two 19-tonne E-Tech DZE trucks were designed and developed in collaboration with Renault Trucks and mark the start of Recycling Lives’…