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Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

Brawn to be wild: Ford adds street appeal to best-selling pick-up

By |2021-01-18T10:14:08+00:00January 18th, 2021|Featured, Van News|

New Ranger MS-RT combines a motorsport-inspired appearance with a premium specification and unique, hand-finished detailing, offering customers a high-end, street-focused version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up that sits alongside the desert-race-influenced Ford Ranger Raptor at the top of the Ranger line-up. 

New management tools added to Silvey Fleet’s Miles Monitor

By |2021-01-14T13:25:23+00:00January 14th, 2021|Van News|

New management tool – Self-Serve – allows fleet managers to upload new drivers to the Miles Monitor system themselves in order for DVLA licence checks to be conducted. The tool gives fleet managers an administrator role, allowing them control over adding and updating employee details without having to contact Silvey Fleet.

LCV sales down despite delivery demands

By |2021-01-07T10:36:07+00:00January 7th, 2021|Van News|

Latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 292,657 vehicles were registered in 2020, as the impact of Covid and uncertainty over the future relationship with the EU brought down demand toward the end of the year, with registrations in the final month of the year dropping 1.0%, albeit with volumes consistent with previous Decembers.

How safe is your van?

By |2020-12-14T10:08:41+00:00December 14th, 2020|Van News|

Data from 2018 showed vans were involved in more accidents that resulted in fatal injuries to other road users, per mile travelled, than any other type of vehicle on the UK’s roads. Between 2013 and 2018, collisions involving vans were responsible for a 14% increase in the number of serious injuries to pedestrians, car occupants, and van occupants. Cyclist casualties also rose by 22%.

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