Author Archives: Fred James

Updated: Ford announce Chariot ride-sharing service to hit London streets

Chariot commuter service

Ford Motor Company confirm plans that their ride-sharing service, “Chariot”, will be heading to the streets of London once their application has been accepted. The ride-sharing service start-up was bought by Ford in September 2016 for an estimated £50m, with versions of the service already operating in 4 US cities including Austin, Seattle, New York and San Francisco who’s services ... Read More »

UK commercial vehicle manufacturing declines -16.7% in 2017

commercial vehicle manufacturing

In 2017, the commercial vehicle manufacturing sector in the UK saw a decline in figures by -16.7% as it saw, 78,219 vans, trucks, buses and coaches leave production lines, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The biggest change was seen in domestic demand, which saw a fall of -25.0%, down around 10,000 units over ... Read More »

Online service being introduced by Government to help drivers report accidents

Department for Transport

Drivers could soon be able to report accidents online, making it quicker and easier, under new proposals by the Department for Transport. Many police forces already allow victims to report crimes online and this could be extended to crashes in a bid to modernise the service, Roads Minister, Jesse Norman will tell the National Roads Policing Conference today (30 January ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz break more records after successful 2017

Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz has once again beat their previous year in terms of sales performance. Mercedes-Benz Vans topped 40,000 van sales in the UK for the first time ever in 2017, which on its own is an eighth successive record year for the manufacturing giant. In the first year of Mercedes-Benz Vans being its own legal entity, they reached sales of 41,404 ... Read More »

Top tips for first time LCV drivers

LCV first time drivers

Getting behind the wheel of a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) for the first time can be a daunting prospect, as most are considerably different to driving your standard car, here are some tips to help make your journey more comfortable and safe. The ability to drive a 3.5 tonne vehicle on a standard car driving license, it’s possible that one day ... Read More »