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CV Show success for Coolertech

May 21, 2014
CV Show success for Coolertech

The recent CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham proved to be a huge success for vehicle bodybuilder, Coolertech Ltd. The company, which designs and builds insulated vehicles ranging from small car-derived vans, through to 26 tonne rigids, exhibited in conjunction with Mercedes-Benz dealer, Rossetts Commercials. Three Mercedes temperature-controlled vehicles were on display; two insulated…

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Renault Master wins prestigious award

September 25, 2012

More than two years after the launch of the third-generation of the New Master, Renault’s large van has earned further trade recognition, this time in the form of Germany’s 2012 Utility Vehicle of the Year award.

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Lorries are becoming Greener

September 5, 2012

The trend towards ‘greener’ cars is currently one of the most important in the automotive industry. Now even commercial vehicle design is increasingly focusing on low emissions and efficiency. Here is an analysis of the new models of the two largest providers of high-quality Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) – Mercedes Benz and Volvo.

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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life vs. Mercedes Benz’s Vito

September 5, 2012

Two German manufacturers. Two large cars. How do they compare? How well do they fare when treated as family vehicles? The Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life is 1185mm wide (2062mm including wing mirrors), 4876mm long, and includes a side sliding door – handy for easy access even in cramped parking conditions. It is advertised as ‘agile…

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Hasta la vista: Arnold’s new truck

September 5, 2012

Latest in the line of high-profile Mercedes-Benz acquisitions, Arnold Schwarzenegger – star of action films such as The Terminator series and Conan the Barbarian – has acquired a custom Mercedes-Benz Unimog U1300 truck for personal use on the California roads.

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M Torrance cashes in on Dyson 40th anniversary

July 24, 2012
Dyson Hydraloader La - M Torrance Recovery (2)

So pleased has M Torrance Recovery been with its first two Dyson Hydraloader slidebeds that it has just returned for a third – this time, though, the vehicle came with a series of ‘no cost’ anniversary upgrades.

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Bevan Group flies new colours

June 13, 2012

Just two years on from its launch, the in-house graphics division at leading dry freight commercial vehicle bodybuilder Bevan Group is going from strength to strength.

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FTA Van Excellence calls on manufacturers to play their part

June 12, 2012

The Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence Governance Group stands united in its decision to appeal to van manufacturers to supply vehicles with a speed limiter set at 70 miles per hour as a no-cost option.

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Mercedes-Benz Vito measures up for Montgomery

May 31, 2012
Mercedes-Benz Vito measures up for Montgomery

Size really does matter to Montgomery Refrigeration when it comes to its service vans – and the availability of an Extra-long body variant helps to explain why the Belfast-based company relies so heavily on the Mercedes-Benz Vito.

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Paneltex at Arrive ‘N’ Drive 2012

May 12, 2012
Paneltex at Arrive ‘N’ Drive 2012

The 2012 Arrive ‘N’ Drive at Rockingham will see a huge demonstration of low and zero missions cars and commercial vehicles that will help to slash emissions from fleets across the UK and, once again, Paneltex, the specialist manufacturer of temperature controlled truck and van bodywork, will be exhibiting at this year’s show.

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Isuzu Truck comes to the rescue at the CV Show

May 9, 2012

The long-standing reputation of Isuzu Truck within the rescue and recovery industry came to the fore at the recent CV Show in Birmingham when the adverse weather conditions caused a problem for the organisers.

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Bevan team runs for charity

May 3, 2012
Bevan team runs for charity

They’re best known for turning out sleek, aerodynamically efficient commercial vehicle bodies such as the Bevan21 and Bevan ICON – but as this photograph confirms, some members of the Bevan Group team have a little way to go yet before their own silhouettes are a match for the streamlined products they manufacture.

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