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14 Nov Rossetts ‘hit the nail on the head’ for tools specialist

Brighton Tools & Fixings knows all about premium-quality equipment – which explains why it is now running four new Mercedes-Benz vehicles supplied by local Dealer Rossetts Commercials.

Three stylish Citan vans are allocated to Sales Representatives, who visit locations across much of ...

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25 Oct Clocks changing can impact the van community

More than eight in 10 (83%) people in the UK’s hard-working van community feel more tired in the autumn and winter compared to summer, with 45% admitting they suffer from low mood more in the darker, colder winter months, according to new research from Mercedes-Benz Vans.

As a result of t...

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18 Oct Mercedes-Benz prescribes perfect van for Healthcare at Home 

The UK’s leading full service, clinical provider of out-of-hospital healthcare has ensured that it is fit for the future by ordering a new fleet of 140 refrigerated Mercedes-Benz Vito 114 CDI PURE L2 vans.

Healthcare at Home is the leading pan-European, insight-based managed medicati...

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17 Oct Drivers increasingly concerned over road rage

Three in every 10 motorists (30%) say they have personally witnessed some form of physical abuse related to a driving incident in the past 12 months, with fears over road rage now standing as the fourth highest motoring concern.

The data – published by the RAC in its 2019 Report on Mo...

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07 Oct Sprinter Wins Van of the Year at The Motor Awards

The iconic Sprinter has scooped Van of the Year at The Motor Awards, which was shortlisted by the automotive journalists from across News UK’s titles, including The Sun, and then ultimately judged as the winner by the readers themselves.

The Sprinter took the Van of the Year honour at a c...

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13 Aug MB Vans announce drive style monitoring software as standard

Mercedes-Benz Vans has announced that vehicle drive style monitoring will come as standard, for three years, on all new Sprinter and Vito Tourer models.

The latest research conducted by Mercedes-Benz Vans into connected vehicle trends shows that an increasing number of fleets are using sof...

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12 Aug Could football be the key to tackling mental health?

Football. As they say, it’s more than just a game – and as new research reveals, it could even be essential to tackling mental health in the UK. So how does the beautiful game – and sports in general – help those who might be struggling? Our Business Barometer is here to set the score stra...

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31 Jul Calls for action after disappointment in road fatality stats

Following the latest road safety statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT), there have been calls for action from the industry’s safety bodies.

In a trend that began in 2012, there was once again no significant reduction in the number of deaths on Britain’s roads in 2018, in which...

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24 Jul London van scrappage scheme extended to cover sole traders

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed his van scrappage scheme has been extended to cover sole traders and non-VAT-registered businesses, closing a loophole that meant small business owners could not access funding for new vans.

Originally launched in February, the scheme funded ...

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16 Jul City Clean Air Zones delayed

The introduction of Clean Air Zones in Birmingham and Leeds has been "significantly postponed" due to a government delay, councils say.

Vehicle checking software required to make the zones operational and enforceable was expected to be delivered by the government by October.

The ...

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08 Jul Sprinter Fleet Favourite For 10th Time At Awards Night

The ground-breaking Sprinter has secured its place as the favoured vehicle of British fleets, winning Fleet Van of the Year for an unpresented 10th time at the Motor Transport Awards.

Judged by some of the leading fleet operators, alongside the Motor Transport jury, Motor Transport Editor...

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01 Jul Rossetts keeps SATS moving after ULEZ

Following the introduction of the ULEZ this year businesses have been taking the necessary precautions to ensure that they meet the new government policies. One of our most recents clients Special Ambulance Transfer Service Ltd (SATS) were keen to do the same.

SATS is a leading independen...

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12 Jun Rossetts saddle-up for charity bike ride

Team Rossetts were out in full force this month as we saddled-up to take part in a 22 mile bike ride for Multiple Sclerosis Centre Sussex. Around 30 riders came together for the event, 7 of which came from Rossetts commercials. Along with canine team mascot Herbert - our 3 year old border ...

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05 Jun Mercedes-Benz launches Keeping Businesses Moving experience

Mercedes-Benz Vans has created a Keeping Businesses Moving immersive experience to demonstrate its future strategies to customers.

Its 16 metre, custom-built articulated trailer features three multi-sensory technology experiences.

These include a 360 degree virtual reality experience where...

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28 May Sprinter vans to come fully equipped with Stop/Start tech

From June production, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has enhanced the ever-popular Sprinter by adding stop/start as standard.

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, said: “Our mighty Sprinter is already WLTP compliant, and has been since it launched in the UK in 2018, so w...

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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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