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10 May DPD launches Mercedes-Benz electric delivery van in London

DPD is deploying a Mercedes-Benz electric delivery van in London ahead of a UK-wide launch, as it aims for 10% of its delivery fleet to be electric by 2021.

The parcel giant will use 10 eVitos in the UK capital, operating from the all-electric depot which DPD opened in Westminster in 2018...

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08 May Driving Better Mental Health campaign targets loneliness

A new campaign, Driving Better Mental Health, launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show this week.

Backed by How’s My Driving?, National Recruitment Line and Karoma, the campaign will focus on supporting and improving the mental health of commercial vehicle drivers through tracking the issue...

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30 Apr Licence update to include alternative fuel vans

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today confirmed that drivers who hold a category B driving licence are now able to operate alternative fuel vans, weighing between 3.5 and 4.25 tonnes, provided they complete a minimum of 5 hours additional relevant training.

The new law comes as...

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26 Apr Is Britain’s van community accelerating its health issues?

Not enough males within the UK’s van community are regularly checking in with the doctor, our latest Business Barometer report reveals. Is this a window into the general attitudes of British men? And could we be doing more to look after ourselves? 

Recent research conducted by Merced...

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23 Apr 'Keyless' van theft numbers grow

Nearly nine out of 10 vans stolen and then recovered by Tracker in 2018 were taken without the owner’s keys. At 89% this is up from 82% the previous year, as van theft and its financial consequences continue to plague businesses.

Once again, the Ford Transit was the most stolen and recove...

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17 Apr Vito Variants Streamlined Following Success Of Trim Launch 

Further to the successful launch of the Vito PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM lines earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has announced new engines that are now Euro 6c compliant (previously Euro 6b), alongside the introduction of Mercedes PRO connect and an adjusted look to the instru...

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08 Apr The BIG Event is here!

Something BIG has come to Rossetts! 

From 15th April to 12th May 2019, we will be taking part in The BIG event, which includes a series of fantastic offers across the Mercedes-Benz van range.

Offers include:

• 6 month cashback on a New Vito. 
• £500 finance contribution on a New ...

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04 Apr Pinarello saddles up for a new partnership with Rossetts

The renowned Italian manufacturer Cicli Pinarello, whose race bicycles carried Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and last year Geraint Thomas to Tour de France glory, has taken to the roads of the UK in four eye-catching Mercedes-Benz vans.

Supplied by Rossetts, the new vehicles are performin...

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01 Apr A quarter of businesses unprepared for ULEZ introduction

Following the launch of the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) on 8th April, new research from Europcar Mobility Group UK has revealed that a quarter of businesses that use vans are unprepared. And more than 1 in 10 (12%) of the businesses that were surveyed either weren’t sure what the requi...

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28 Mar The eSprinter completes winter endurance test 

Mercedes-Benz has released new details about the development program of the new electric eSprinter van as it completed its winter endurance tests ahead of the launch.

The objective: complete reliability – even in severe conditions. The winter endurance tests on the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter...

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22 Mar Gunn JCB ‘shoots for the three-pointed stars’ 

As one of the oldest members of the construction and industrial machinery leader’s franchised dealer network, Gunn JCB knows all about the importance of fast, efficient customer back-up – which explains why it is now running its first Mercedes-Benz vans.

The company’s 30 new Sprinter 314 C...

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19 Mar Calls for Government to modernise van MoT rules

Consumer website HonestJohn vans has recently asked the question of the Government to modernise van MoT rules and offer a mandatory test at 2 years instead of 3. 

In official pulished data, HonestJohn analysed millions of MoT records and found that conclusively, 1 in 4 vans fail thei...

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15 Mar Scrappage scheme launches 

The Mayor of London has launched a scrappage scheme to help tackle London's air quality crisis. It will support micro businesses and charities as they prepare for the arrival of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. 

On 8th April the new ULEZ will come into effect in central London, if vehicle...

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12 Mar Rossetts Tracey lands Mercedes-Benz Vans customer care award

Rossetts van sales specialist Tracey Stewart recently won a coveted trophy, in recognition of her determination and hard work. 

Tracey, who works at our Aldershot site, stepped up to collect the Managing Director’s Award for Customer Dedication at the Mercedes-Benz annual Van Stars c...

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25 Feb Tool theft shows no signs of slowing down 

It seems that the ongoing tool theft epidemic isn't showing any signs of slowing down, as thieves are growing in confidence and becoming more sophisticated by choosing higher value targets. 

Claims data from Simply Business released in 2018 highlights a number of worrying trends, inc...

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18 Feb Danger ahead: the real cost of poor road conditions

New Business Barometer research shows that poorly maintained roads and a nationwide parking crisis are having a serious impact on both the wellbeing and the wallets of van drivers across the nation. From spaces that are too small for even a car (reported by 56%) to inflexible parking bays ...

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11 Feb The connectivity in the Sprinter means new possibilities 

Among the most important innovations in the third-generation Sprinter is the multimedia system MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). It can connect the driver with the vehicle, the vehicle with the Internet or a whole fleet of vehicles with the fleet manager. A range of newly developed dig...

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07 Feb The pickup shows great potential as the new company car. 

Although it’s not always the most traditional choice for a company car, driving a pickup does have its advantages. Specifically, the tax savings on offer.

Most pickups are light commercial vehicles (LCV’s) so they are taxed differently to conventional company cars. To make things simple, ...

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04 Feb Six ways to get a hefty fine

COMMERCIAL vehicle owners need to ensure they stay on the right side of the law or risk a heavy fine on the roads.

Leasing giant LeaseVan.co.uk has highlighted the potential costs of failing to observe motoring laws and pointed out that penalties can range from a £2,500 maximum fine ...

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28 Jan New Sprinter Crowned Large Van of the Year

The new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been crowned Large Van of the Year at the inaugural Great British Fleet Awards, held at a glittering ceremony in Hammersmith, London.

Dan Gilkes, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, said: “We were very impress...

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