Focus On : Vans and LCVs

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As operators cut costs, many are looking to light commercial vehicles as a way forward – with medium van chassis, smaller chassis cabs, as well as car derived and integral light vans all seeing increased uptake.

So with panel vans and specialist van conversions alike now part of transport managers’ drive for efficiency, the focus is on OEMs, body builders and van conversion companies to deliver more flexible, yet purpose-built and high performing LCVs.

But it’s not just about higher-capacity, ultra-efficient, modular LCVs. Light vans and medium vans are also being challenged to meet increasingly stringent emissions limits and to improve on fuel economy. Further, owner-drivers are demanding more and better equipment – from air conditioning to satnav units and automatic transmissions.

As fleet managers and engineers contend with the changes, Transport Engineer’s online focus on vans and LCVs will keep you informed.

News
22/03/2017

Clean sheet for Sprinters

Liquid waste management and drainage specialist Wales Environmental has ...
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21/03/2017

Humac gets VW Caddy Maxis

Humac Civil Engineering is buying 31 Caddy Maxi Kombis from VW Commercial ...
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17/03/2017

Van aims for Renault-Nissan

Renault-Nissan has announced that it is forming a new light commercial ...
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17/03/2017

Van-tastic line-up at CV Show

Next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show (25-27 April; NEC, Birmingham) will ...
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13/03/2017

Molan upgrades with Ryder

Roofing products supplier Molan has taken delivery of nine Mercedes-Benz ...
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Features
07/03/2017

Climate of change

In the absence of SMMT year-end data for 2016, Iveco’s ‘State of the ...
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07/03/2017

Alternative fuels: mainstream?

Just over six weeks until the CV Show (25–27 April 2017) opens its doors ...
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05/01/2017

High flyer

With the introduction of Iveco’s Daily 4x4 in RHD guise, Steve Banner puts ...
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05/12/2016

Top speed

Getting vehicle dynamics right is an engineering specialisation all of its ...
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07/09/2016

Pressure point

As the Euro 6 emissions regulations continue their progress into LCVs, ...
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Van with a plan - 04/08/2016
No lightweight - 10/05/2016
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