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Call for professional drivers to have two-year eye test as standard

Professional drivers in the transport, passenger transport and logistics sectors should have an eye test every two years, on either a mandatory or voluntary basis, a fleet insurance specialist has said.

Commercial Vehicle Show cancelled

The Commercial Vehicle Show, set to be held on April 26-28 at the NEC in Birmingham, has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Toyota launches Proace City compact van

Toyota has introduced its all-new Proace City compact van, with five models on offer and two powertrains, as well as a wealth of in-cab technology.

Most van drivers risking £200 fine for not using handsfree behind the wheel

Fewer than half of van drivers use handsfree or Bluetooth technology while driving and are continuing to risk a £200 fine and six penalty points for making calls on the go, according to a study.

Five Mile adds to green credentials with five new eVito vans

Recycling company First Mile has become one of the first customers to take delivery of fully electric Mercedes-Benz eVito vans since members...

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Renault adds Black Edition to Trafic van range

Renault has updated its Trafic van range with a new Black Edition, which adds unique styling touches and extra equipment as standard.

All-new Volkswagen Caddy revealed with more car-like qualities

The new Volkswagen Caddy has been revealed, with more car-like qualities and technologies thanks to being based on the same platform as the VW Golf.

Nissan refreshes top-spec Navara N-Guard

Nissan has given the range-topping Navara N-Guard pick-up truck a refresh to make it more refined and with better technology.

LDV to rebrand as MAXUS

Van maker LDV is to rebrand as MAXUS in April and launch two new models – the Deliver 9 and the electric E Deliver 31.

LEVC produces first electric van prototypes ahead of launch

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started building the first prototypes of its new van, ahead of its debut at the CV Show on April 28.

Reliability key for Roy Cowie’s new tippers

Landscaping contractor Roy Cowie has taken on four new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter tippers with seven-seat crew cabs having been impressed with the reliability of previous vans.

Mercedes-Benz kills off X-Class

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that production of its X-Class pickup truck is scheduled to end in May 2020, less than three years after first going on sale.

Nissan delivers 300 electric vans to DPD

Delivery and logistics firm DPD has purchased 300 e-NV200 vans from Nissan as the company aims to have 10% of its vehicles electrically powered by the end of 2020.

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Isuzu D-Max XTR test drive

The Isuzu D-Max XTR may be old-school, but it’s bristling with charm. It might not be as refined as rivals but it has more genuine off-road capability.

Nissan unveils updated Navara Off-Roader AT32

Nissan has taken the sheets off its updated version of its Navara Off-Roader AT32. The refreshed model has been manufactured to be more efficient and better to drive, without compromising its class-leading off-road ability.

Ford approves use of cooking oil in its Transit vans

Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its latest Transit van, giving a renewable fuel option to drivers.