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. (image: Mitsubishi)

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
10/04/2019

IVECO launches New Daily

IVECO has launched the New Daily, promising fuel improvement of up to 10% ...
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08/04/2019

Telematics for Daily vans

IVECO is now equipping all new Daily vans with telematics and mobile ...
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27/03/2019

Alfa Romeo F1 team picks IVECO

Alfa Romeo Racing has appointed IVECO as its official truck partner and ...
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26/03/2019

New office for Mercedes Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans UK has opened a new northern office, moving from ...
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25/03/2019

Upgraded VanWeigh released

VPG Onboard Weighing has announced the latest release of its VanWeigh axle ...
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John Lewis fleet goes green - 21/03/2019
Two-year call for van MOTs - 20/03/2019
Engine Connect for van fleets - 13/03/2019
Van fleets: 'act now' advice - 07/03/2019
Software finds stolen Sprinter - 27/02/2019
Features
07/03/2019

Lightweight rigid roundup

Although LCVs and rigids over 3.5t gvw stray into truck territory, they ...
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03/01/2019

Van-based power supplies

Vans used in a range of industries are increasingly being transformed into ...
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03/10/2018

LCVs: Supervan

Renault Trucks has launched a 6.0-tonne Master 6x2 as an alternative to ...
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03/10/2018

IAA review: roundup

Mol, the Belgian independent truck manufacturer, has delivered its HF5066 ...
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03/08/2018

Schmitz’s slimmer self

Weight reduction has become something of a mantra at European trailer ...
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