Author Archives: Fred James

Volkswagen deliver e-Crafter to first customers for testing


The first fleet of fully electric e-Crafter vans has been delivered to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles major customers across the globe. The e-Crafter is set to be tested until mid-2018 by large fleets in Great Britain, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. The e-Crafter is to be used in a range of different environments by companies who provide package delivery services, energy ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz & Fiat lead way for fleet satisfaction according to ‘UK Fleet Van Market Report’

UK Fleet Van Market Report

According to a major survey of van fleet operators, customer satisfaction has clear leaders in Mercedes-Benz and Fiat, as they average the best score from multiple different assessments as part of the UK Fleet Van Market Report. The UK has 396,000 businesses operating light commercial vehicles, with a combined fleet of 2,302,000 vans. Only 3% of companies operate more than 25 LCVs, ... Read More »

Nottingham Community Transport expands with ‘CT4N’


Well-known charity based Nottingham Community Transport is to start trading arm called CT4N beginning on 2nd January 2018. This will see the charity operate bus services currently being run on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Locallink, Centrelink, Ecolink, Medilink and Worklink bus services will all transfer to CT4N, however all vehicles, routes, fares and the organisation’s regular team of friendly ... Read More »

Minibus Options offer Travel Assistance scheme for Community Transport

Travel Assistance

Did you know that Minibus Options provide Travel Assistance for CTA Members who visit their showroom in Whaley Bridge? They’ll pay for either 2 standard return tickets on the train, or the cost of the fuel for one vehicle to make the journey. What’s more they also provide lunch, so the only thing you’ll need to do is book a day away ... Read More »

O-license exemption on alternatively fuelled vehicles to increase to 4.25t from 3.5t

alternatively fuelled

Following a recent consultation by the Department for Transport, fleets will be able to run alternatively fuelled vans up to 4.25 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) without having to hold an operators license. At the minute organisations can only run vans up to 3.5 tonnes without needing an O-license, but this is set to be changed for alternatively fuelled vehicles ... Read More »