Archive of: October, 2016

  • Texting drivers: Penalty points and fines to double

    Texting drivers: Penalty points and fines to double

    Drivers caught using handheld mobile phones in Britain are to face "much tougher penalties", with fines and points doubling, the government says.

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  • Government extends plug-in van grant

    Government extends plug-in van grant

    The Government is committing an additional £4 million to the plug-in van grant scheme extending the eligibility to larger electric vehicles.

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  • Britain's road transport industry has a problem.

    Britain's road transport industry has a problem.

    The Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association issued a joint statement last year saying the industry is short by about 45,000 drivers, and another 40,000 are likely to leave by 2017.

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  • Service A & Service B - What's included?

    Service A & Service B - What's included?

    You can find out more information about what is included in a Service A and Service B plan here.

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  • Hauliers feeling effect of Brexit vote, says survey

    Hauliers feeling effect of Brexit vote, says survey

    More than a third of hauliers (35%) have felt an effect from the UK’s decision to leave the EU, according to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer.

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  • What is a VHC?

    What is a VHC?

    VHCs are in widespread and frequent use and are typically offered by dealers when a customer books his or her vehicle in for repair, service, MOT or manufacturer recall.

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  • Cost of cleaner air in London likely to be passed on to consumers

    Cost of cleaner air in London likely to be passed on to consumers

    The cost of LCV fleets meeting the requirements of a new wave of cleaner air policies in major cities will almost certainly be passed to consumers, says Arval, unless savings can be made in overall vehicle running expenses.

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  • Operators and drivers could face HMRC fines for incorrect tax status

    Operators and drivers could face HMRC fines for incorrect tax status

    HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) says commercial fleet operators risk falling foul of the law if the tax status of self-employed drivers doesn’t “stack up”.

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