Data shows continued boom in numbers of people cycling and learning to cycle safely

New data from Transport for London (TfL) and UK cycling retailer Halfords has revealed record increases in the number of people cycling in London, with an increase of more than 200 per cent on some weekends, while survey data from Halfords suggests bike owners are cycling more often and feel safer on the roads.  Key points: Figures from TfL show record cycling […]

Broughton Transport Solutions takes first Renault Trucks D Wide

In a conquest deal, Sparks Commercials has sold a Renault Trucks D Wide 26-tonne rigid to Broughton Transport Solutions Ltd. to service increasing demand on their pallet network business.  Based in the picturesque village of Broughton Gifford, near Melksham, the new Renault will join the existing fleet of 42 trucks and 40 trailers (nine of […]

DVSA reviews suspension of accepting new ATF applications

As part of the Heavy Vehicle Testing Review, The Department for Transport has recommended that the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) should consider allowing more Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) to open.  Until now DVSA has temporarily paused applications for new ATFs. This has sometimes been called a moratorium. The DVSA stopped accepting new applications to set up ATFs in 2017 to help […]

Compass Travel adds three more brand new ADL Enviro200 buses

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has delivered three new Euro 6 Enviro200 single deckers to West Sussex based bus and coach operator Compass Travel. The three new 9.7m buses have 34 seats and space for one wheelchair and will go into service on Compass Travel’s various routes […]

New SOS app to help transport and logistics professionals get home safely

A new app has been launched to turn smartphones into personal safety devices that provide live, round the clock assistance for logistics and road transport professionals travelling to and from their place of work. The app, by leading tech firm Peoplesafe, has been developed in response to growing demand from businesses seeking ways to protect […]

Clancy charges towards electrification with zero-emission Mercedes-Benz eVito vans

Leading utilities contractor Clancy has taken a positive step towards a ‘greener’ tomorrow by setting seven battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eVito vans on the road. The subject of a Mercedes-Benz Finance contract hire agreement, they arrived via preferred supplier Midlands Truck & Van. The operator will now be monitoring their performance and suitability for its various areas […]

Schmitz Cargobull to open Manchester manufacturing site

Global trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull is opening a factory in Manchester to manufacture units to serve the UK and Ireland, creating up to 50 jobs. The deal was sealed after Knight Frank and South Street Capital let the first phase of refurbished space at Southmoor Park, Wythenshawe to the German-based firm. The global trailer company […]

First Glasgow’s depot to be UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub

Work has started to build the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub, as First Bus prepares to install 160 charging points and replace half its fleet with electric buses at its Caledonia depot, Glasgow. The first 22 buses arrive by the autumn with the project due for completion two years’ time. It follows an order […]